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  1. roadsterlines
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    roadsterlines

    Chuck Craig. Thank you. I am more than happy to share these photos. I have sifted through probably 10,000 car photos on the State Library of New South Wales website and many more photos elsewhere. It takes time, but there are some great photos available. Here is a roadster ute - I think it's 1935 - 'Spraying appliances, Department of Main Roads'; Government Printing Office/State Library of New South Wales SLNSW_FL1901345.jpg
     
  2. roadsterlines
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    'Army pay, 9 July 1941' - ACP magazines/Pix, State Library of New South Wales SLNSW_FL9744426.jpg
     
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  3. roadsterlines
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    1934 Ford roadster utility; State Library of New South Wales/Government Printing Office SLNSW_FL1987258.jpg
     
  4. justabeater37
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    Not very impressive as found. Slowly collecting parts to bring it in to the shop. BAA54993-07AC-4B69-92A6-79A564BBBB76.jpeg B4803D9F-5274-4EBB-9784-276C9206D80C.jpeg DC67126D-CF71-4B75-9630-18D19CC900A8.jpeg 38E410F5-CBE4-4BF6-9F44-65F41B6AE916.jpeg F942E0FC-F942-40E3-B7D5-AEEC18DF26D2.jpeg
     
  5. roadsterlines
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    justabeater37 - thanks. There is some strange appeal in pictures of vehicles in this condition. I don't know if it's imagining what it was once like, just seeing what it's like now or the prospect of what it could be; perhaps all three combined. The rarity of something like your ute must add to the appeal.
     
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  6. justabeater37
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    It is one of 267 Wellside roadster Utes built in 1936 near as I can find. Not necessarily valuable near as I can tell either. It will definitely make for a unique mild custom. I have affectionately dubbed it the Zoot Ute. A higher end working man's mode of transportation...
     
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  8. justabeater37
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    Sometime in its life. I bought it out of eastern Nebraska. No idea where its travels were before then for sure. I think it was on the west coast someplace and brought to Nebraska years before I got it.
     
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  9. downlojoe33
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    Forgot words..... my 33, homemade, but in my mind still a Ute.
     
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  11. roadsterlines
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    It looks very much like a ute to me; it looks great.
     
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  12. roadsterlines
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    'Kangaroo and Emu Shoot Narrandera 30 April 1946' (photos by N. Herfort) State Library of New South Wales [they also shot at least one eagle] SLNSW_FL9521874.jpg SLNSW_FL9521882.jpg
     
  13. Reidy
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    I hope old mate in the top photo on the running board cleared his gun before he had a beer.
     
  14. Whats the black convertible ?
     
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  15. Harv
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    from Sydney

    That is one impeccably dressed shooting party.

    Hunting animals from the back of a ute is a traditional Aussie craft. In rural areas the alternative Shooting Landau body style is often seen. The Shooting Landau is a custom affair fabricated from the more common sedan or station sedan body variant. The roof is removed in a meticulously craftsman-like manner (grinder or gas axe) and appropriate luminaires are added to the pillars. Many generations of Australian children have learnt meticulous driving skills behind the wheel of such unique marques.

    Cheers,
    Harv
     
  16. You got that right Harv, but all joking aside there are plenty of stories over the years of rare European Vintage, Veteran and Edwardian cars or remains that were found in the outback. Eventually they find their way back to the big collectors and dealers in Britain or Europe.
     
  17. twenty8
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    That's what you call shooting with style.
    Hudson Country Club Six 93 Convertible Coupe 1939
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  18. And only beer in longnecks! While we were having a Hot rod show at the local RSL, an old Digger came up and said that "the Chev's were the best shooting cars, not like that old Ford shit!!"
     
  19. roadsterlines
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    "I hope old mate in the top photo on the running board cleared his gun before he had a beer."

    I was wondering if there might have been some karma for the dead animals.
     
  20. roadsterlines
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    He's happy; Penfold's Wines; photo by Sam Hood; State Librar SLNSW_FL1416967.jpg y of New South Wales
     
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  21. roadsterlines
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    Snowdon's milk vendor - Bega, NSW; State Library of New South Wales (At Work and Play) Not sure what this is but I think it's a Bedford. SLNSW_FL1712623.jpg
     
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  22. roadsterlines
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    Another Vanguard ute; photo taken in July 1958 in Wright Street, Adelaide ; State Library of South Australia B14112 B-14112.jpeg
     
  23. roadsterlines
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    Three Ford Custom utes: State Library of South Australia B13854 - Sturt Street, Adelaide March 1957; State Library of New South Wales SLNSW_FL126282 - Opening of a new ambulance station at Boolaroo, photo by Sam Hood; State Library of Western Australia - Indoor display of Ford cars and utility trucks, slwa_ B-13854.jpeg SLNSW_FL1262823.jpg slwa_b2304732_1.jpg b2304732_1
     
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  24. roadsterlines
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    'Bogged three miles out of Walgett on the Brewarrina Road' - State Library of New South Wales (the more pics of Chev utes I see, the more I like them) (In The Advertiser newspaper (Adelaide) in the 1930s, Ford was advertising a quick [one day?] turn around for an exchange V8 engine to be fitted and in the same newspaper there were ads for Chev utes/trucks boasting that their engines never needed replacing ... ) SLNSW_FL1668818.jpg
     
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  25. roadsterlines
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    'L. N. Morris's 1930 De Soto utility' - photo by Sam Hood, State Library of New South Wales SLNSW_FL1331613.jpg (nice-looking roadster ute and it certainly pre-dates the 1934 Ford ute ... although there was a Ford coupe ute in '34 )
     
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  26. noboD
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    Can't get any better looking then that!
     
  27. roadsterlines
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    I wonder if anyone can identify the ute in this photo: 'Wangaratta Victoria, 7 December 1952' - SLNSW_FL9765298.jpg State Library of New South Wales
     
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  28. Mate , your making it easy now . Profile in the door and bonnet/hood vent and hubcap/wheel make it a Ford Popular /Anglia/Prefect type. Probably not a Prefect as that had a pronounced vertical grille .
     
  29. roadsterlines
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    It can't be that easy ... you are kind of close but you haven't said what it is. (I have no idea what the sedan in the middle is; is it a Morris Oxford on the right? a Hillman on the extreme left?)

    EDIT: if you are watching the thread "We love sedan deliveries" I have virtually said what the ute is, a 1937-38 Ford "Ten" (or 7W) roadster utility. There were three models in Ford Australia's "Ten" commercial range for 1937-38: the roadster utility, a coupe utility and a panel van. There are believed to be about four surviving roadster utes (one in the US, I think); I am not sure how many coupe utes survive but there are no known surviving panel vans.
     
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  30. justabeater37
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    Not Sure if I need the table saw and glue or a grinder and welder. This thing has more wood than steel in it. Hope I remember how it all goes back together...
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