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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dago 88, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Dago 88
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    It's Australia Day here, so I thought I would post some iconic aussie Hot Rods. :) 13239377_611533382345345_3842152737250991767_n.jpg 013_13.jpg 32%20ROADSTER.jpg 090717Baroutsis-%2734.jpg
     
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    Any fellow A Darrol_Fingers_34_2.jpeg LynnArrowsmith.jpg dads39-jan69.jpg Lyns02.jpg ussie's can add to this if you like.
     
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  5. Stogy
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    Happy Australia Day Dago from Canuckerville across the pond and a bit...thanks for the historic pics...

    Is that a 34 ford suicide doored 5 winders? I know things are different...just curious.
     
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  6. whodaky
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    Same back at you Charlie and your whole family. I may use some of those images on some covers, if you don't mind.

    Geoff aka whodaky
     
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  7. scrap metal 48
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    1788, arrival of the first fleet of British ships, Happy Australia Day....
     
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  8. I thought the auzies did not like the POME's .
     
  9. KoolKat-57
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    It's still your yesterday here, but if I wait 'til tomorrow to wish you a happy Australia day, then it will be too late as it will be your yesterday and the Holiday will be over, so Happy Australia day a day early from here!
    KK
     
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  10. good day to youse guys......nice cars there - thanks for posting !
     
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  11. Jalopy Joker
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    so, what type of car related stuff happened on Happy Australia Day? Thanks for pics
     
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    If you mean the black & gold one, That is a shortened sedan. :)
     
  14. Bandit Billy
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    Very groovy cars but 2 questions. What exactly is this "Australia" you speak of and why are all the steering wheels on the wrong side?
     
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  15. Stogy
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    All these. The roof profile is quite unusual as well...Interesting however...The Deuce shells seem common to NA. Again this might not be Ford at all...The little pages were a big influence there as well...all part of the Big Mix...

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  17. Stogy
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    Its interesting how some of the Ford stuff was really near cloned minus drive controls. My Buddy had a Aussy 32 Tub and it had a few subtle differences but nothing that dramatic. The Tudor torpedo type late 30s to 40 sedans are cool too and of course the Utes...Thanks Dago
     
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  18. Jet96
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    IMG_0929.jpg I only have one thing to say...
     
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  19. Jet96
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    Actually that's three words.
     
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  20. rooman
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    I am pretty sure that the Aussie coupes used the front doors from the four door sedan. The market volume was so small that the big three did things like that to lower their tooling cost.

    Roo
     
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  21. You forgot SEDOUPE , :eek::eek::eek::cool::cool::cool: sedoupe 1.jpg sedoupe 2.jpg
    have a good day
     
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  22. choptop4
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    You have my friend George's 32 roadster . He got the frame back ,but not the body. He put the frame under his new car.
     

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  23. Here's my 37 Chevy Ute, not a famous hot rod, but using it to illustrate the differences with Australian built. Note the hood sides have long horizontal louvers, whereas the US 37 Chevys have many angled louvers. Kind of like a feather. Also note the character line from where the hood sides bottom, these character lines stop at the cowl and don't continue into the door like they US Chevys do. The doors are smooth without the character line.

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  24. deuce1932
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    not so......Aussie Coupe & Sedan doors are different at the leading edge of the belt line adjacent to the cowl....coupes have an upswept body line that the sedans don't.
    Deuce1932
     
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  25. rooman
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    I probably should have looked closer at the shot of Stan's car in the initial post. The doors do appear to be the same length as the sedan ones so maybe the inner structure was common and the skins varied. That little upswept feature line would have been a simple "re-strike" as well (I used to work in the OEM industry and we did things like that quite often).

    Roo
     
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  26. bubba55
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    Happy Aussie Day to all down there - Thanks for the hospitality given to my son when he was is the navy and made port there - spoke well of y'all !
     
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  27. rooman
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    One of the reason for the character line mismatch is that Holden built the same basic body for the Chevrolet, Vauxhall and Willys utes. The Willys had a flat one piece windshield but apart from that the bodies were near identical from the firewall back.

    Roo
     
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  28. Asphalt Demon
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    Happy Straya day everyone! Jalopy Joker , our car club does billycart racing every year! It's great fun !
     

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