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New project, 1948 Ford Ute

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by X38, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Something different for you guys. Just started on this one Monday. As I recieved it the car has some rust repairs, a Cleveland fitted and an IFS. My job is to do all the rest. Wheels are definitely going. Also just found out my preferred blaster has a 6 week backlog! First tasks are correcting some of the agricultural engineering then forward ho! Plans are for original type colour, lowering, steel wheels caps and rings. Nothing too fancy. The bed in these things is really big/useful, goes right under the parcel shelf. BTW they came with parallel rear leaves.

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  2. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,603


    I sure wish they would have brought utes o the USA. Love the styling.
  3. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,351

    from ma

    I agree! super badass shop truck right there!
  4. KernCountyKid
    Joined: Jul 11, 2006
    Posts: 376

    from Arkansas

    nice rare truck. you lucky asses, uh, I mean ausies.

  5. Gotta get us a picture of how Ford did parallel leaves under one of these, did they use F1 parts?
  6. Koops
    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 243


  7. 32v
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 952

    from v.i.

    cool looking ute.....heres a pic one i'm working on.and i know where there is another body just like it if any one is interested

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  8. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    Here's a photo of a 1946 which belonged to a friend of mine. It was sold last fall - 302 Cleveland, Holden IFS, still RHD. It is now in Alabama I believe. Another buddy has a 1940 Ford coupe ute in progress - it sat in my barn for three years.

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  9. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,193


    good to see X38, these can look really cool sitting nice and low. body doesnt look too bad compaired to some I have seen.

    Koops, your mates ute looks pretty good, as that model were real rust buckets, and not helped by the fact that the farmers didnt care to preserve it as it was a work vehicle. Even though Australia manufactured alot of utes, the early ones are rare even here.

    Your luck to see many at a rod run, but they are around.
  10. cool truck! keep us posted on your progress..
  11. 63Compact
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,178


    Damn looks a good start most have no bottom left, keep us updated.
  12. I just put glass in a 48 ford Ute. must be a baby Ute! real rare in the states

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  13. That would be an Anglia Noname.
  14. 4t64rd asked about the rear suspension. Here's a pick of one of the shackles. you can also just see how the sedan rear crossmember is fillled at the factory.

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  15. Skirv
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,183


    Yep, pretty rare. I've got one.

  16. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,603


    Skirv, that is one cute sumbitch!
  17. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,667


    yeah what he said....................
  18. BigVinDaddyMac
    Joined: Feb 17, 2008
    Posts: 195


    X38 That Ute just reeks of potential coolness. I would love for someone here in the states to send us one to build at our shop. (warning, deep pockets will be necessary because I'm rather fond of whittling out one of a kind stainless steel parts and spending hours at a buffing station and everything on the car has to fit or look a certain way...).

    I would like to see more pics as your Ute project comes along. It looks interesting.

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