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    strictly, a french car story;
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    I had a HT panel van once a lllllllllllllooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggg ggggggggggg time ago (yes, it was the 70's) and it the same sort of void. But the panel van had a floor made of half inch plywood so I just cut a hole in the floor and fitted some hinges and had an extra storage area (predates the Scenics underfloor storage by 30 years).
    I those days I used to keep a stash of grog in there, you know, just in case one might need a tote of scotch for whatever reason.
    But I never ever kept drugs

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    I had a HK version of the van and it had its plywood floor cut in half through the narrow part between the wheel arches.

    The amount of gear that could be stashed in that void was amazing.
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    I had a HK version of the van and it had its plywood floor cut in half through the narrow part between the wheel arches.

    The amount of gear that could be stashed in that void was amazing.
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    Reminds me of an ex-Amsterdam R4 van that arrived in Australia back in the 1970's. They tried the opposite, apparently stashing the booty in the standard R4 van toolbox behind the seats, and then tried to conceal it as part of the bodywork. The Australian Customs found the stash on its arrival, then cut holes in the the chassis rails and cross members bending over the flap of steel and finding nothing else. It was for sale a couple of times, the first at a car yard, and last seen out at Clare going on 30 years ago still with the crudely cut holes.
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    I bought an R4 van from a couple who had toured the world in it, and driven it around Australia twice....I bought it when they decided that this was the end of their world trip. Never did find any contraband, but then I didn't cut any sheet metal either...
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    Never(obviously..)had 'an Aussie Kingswood. But I have seven Chevy Kingswood Wagons from '69-to '74.
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    only 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephineS View Post
    Never(obviously..)had 'an Aussie Kingswood. But I have seven Chevy Kingswood Wagons from '69-to '74.
    Wow! I'd love to see some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnqvmuch View Post
    This guy was interviewed on the Jon Faine talkback radio program this morning and some people offered helpful suggestions. What bad luck, I hope he gets to keep the car.
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    Kingswoods were available ONLY as a 9 Passenger Station Wagon in the U.S.(and Canada),while the OZ Cars were produced either as a Sedan/Ute or Wagon. I'm currently looking at a one family owned '69 Kingswood Estate(based on a Caprice..)in Tulsa Oklahoma. Tripple Black,Dealer installed Vinyl Roof(on a Wagon?)big 427/390hp Engine. Loaded. driven for only 8 years(until 1977..)with only 34-xxx miles. $12.000. Could use another Tripple Black '69 Wagon. Only roughly 3% of 1969 Chevs were painted Black(all models..). A rare Car indeed.

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    well done Jonf! I'll try to find a podcast ...
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    My first car was exactly the same ute as in the story, only a beige/grey colour. A hand me down from my Dad.

    I didn't know about the compartment. Probably too busy trying to get rid of it! It was stolen once from the Charles Hotel when I was seeing Mental As Anything and I was spewing when the Police said a couple of days later they'd found it in Yanchep. Nahh, only joking, it was ok...
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    Mine was an HG Belmont ute. I didn't discover the compartment until the plywood tray panel fell apart and I made a new tray from floorboards.

    I often carried sheep in it and the rear end rusted badly. By the end the rear spring mounts were pushed into the subframe and most of the rear end was held together with fencing wire. The muffler, spare wheel and fuel tank were all held up with fencing wire. I drove around in fear of going over a bump and leaving the rear axle behind. Yet when I sold it the buyer was more worried about the big crack in the windscreen.

    It had a limited slip diff and acquitted itself well on four wheel drive tracks, helped by my youthful recklessness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    Mine was an HG Belmont ute. I didn't discover the compartment until the plywood tray panel fell apart and I made a new tray from floorboards.
    I often carried sheep in it and the rear end rusted badly. By the end the rear spring mounts were pushed into the subframe and most of the rear end was held together with fencing wire. The muffler, spare wheel and fuel tank were all held up with fencing wire. I drove around in fear of going over a bump and leaving the rear axle behind. Yet when I sold it the buyer was more worried about the big crack in the windscreen.
    It had a limited slip diff and acquitted itself well on four wheel drive tracks, helped by my youthful recklessness.
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    Mine had four wheel drums that, in the wet, kept you on your toes by pulling a different direction at each traffic lights. I soon learned to feather the brake pedal with my left foot in the wet to dry out the drums.

    Youngsters of today couldn't imagine, having only driven cars with excellent brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephineS View Post
    Never(obviously..)had 'an Aussie Kingswood. But I have seven Chevy Kingswood Wagons from '69-to '74.
    Not the god-damn Kingswood! You're not drivin' the Kingswood, you [email protected]@##$$ asshole!

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    No vacuum booster on those drum brakes either, Stuey. No power steering. Three-on-the-tree with sloppy linkages, just a bit of bent rod in a hole. Compare all that with a DS of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    No vacuum booster on those drum brakes either, Stuey. No power steering. Three-on-the-tree with sloppy linkages, just a bit of bent rod in a hole. Compare all that with a DS of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephineS View Post
    STOP IT! Stop it now! The MAJORITY of my fleet is/are basic
    Mom-N-Pop--A-To-B--transportation shuttles with very little in the way of Power accessories. My most recent 'Texas Export' a '68 Chev Biscayne 2 Door 'Post' Sedan has a 230ci 'Six' Three-On-The-'Tree Manual Transmission,Manual Steering & Brakes(4-Wheel Drums..)NO Radio OR a Heater! It was owned by a 96 Year old former School teacher who had,in 50 years only put 44-Thousand miles on it. WHAT. A. MACHINE. Wild(and disgruntled...)'Robmacs' couldn't drag me away from 'Her!' Car also still had it's Plastic see-thru Seat Covers in the Interior,which are the 'Bizz' in the Summer! There's also no Carpet..just a Black Rubber Floor Mat. I ain't changing nothin'!!
    Sounds amazing, are we going to see some pics Stephine?
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    Very similar sounding to ours, Stephine. Mine had a 186ci six though.


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    One day I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephineS View Post
    One day I will.
    If you still have over a 100 cars, it guess it might take you a while to post them up. Sing out if you need any help with this, I'm sure there are lots of members who would like to.

    Anyway, back to the Kingswood....
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephineS View Post
    I'll start to get 'Secret PM's' by secret admirers!
    Addo is too busy to PM. Perhaps you could do it for him ?
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