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    Where is the engine? Perhaps it was used on a saw mill or a pump, as old truck engines often were. I would think you would need the engine to be there at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Where is the engine? Perhaps it was used on a saw mill or a pump, as old truck engines often were. I would think you would need the engine to be there at that price.
    It seems the engine is in the back with the other pieces.

    ..Has Rhonda said yes yet. When do we pick it up..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    It seems the engine is in the back with the other pieces.

    ..Has Rhonda said yes yet. When do we pick it up..?
    You joke don't you???? I cannot even get my currently registered classic cars back on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Where is the engine? Perhaps it was used on a saw mill or a pump, as old truck engines often were. I would think you would need the engine to be there at that price.
    Hi
    It is the first of the rear engine models
    Looks quite fesible for restoration to me. But only for a dedicated person.
    You never know what's out there do you ????
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    So where exactly douse the driver sit ,on the front of the tray ,pugs

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    I guess it goes something like this..




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    Come on Graham have a go at it. Can't be any harder than the Fregate. To make space sell the Floride.

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    Yeah, Yeah. Being an old chippy and self taught restorer I could eat this one but I am not a museum curator. I like to drive my cars, anywhere any time.

    So it's back to you, the offer still stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Yeah, Yeah. Being an old chippy and self taught restorer I could eat this one but I am not a museum curator. I like to drive my cars, anywhere any time.

    So it's back to you, the offer still stands.
    What a neat looking project, not as hard as it looks once you see the finished photos, especially with carpentry skills - no flogged out rubber bushes to create either. There is potential to beat him down, as from a superficial look, it isn't as new as 1928. The Oval Plate for definitive identification should be on the chassis rail.
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    Hmmm. Might be feasible for someone, the conversion rate makes this one 27,993.56 AUD

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    So no one wants a 1928 tray back ute?

    How about doing a re-bodied version like this, it's still available and quite doable.


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    Here's another, I've saved the pictures for whoever needs them in the future.

    https://www.reezocar.com/en/voiture-...ACFR86589.html

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    I think it would be quite a novelty to drive it. Ute form is my preference. I once saw a Model A Ford tray back or something of that vintage in the same condition, except it was complete and actually driving along on my way to work. It literally looked like it was dragged out of a paddock, tyres inflated, registered and driven on the road. Looked sensational!
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    There is a couple of clubs, both in Melb I think, that only allow unrestored vehicles, perhaps pre WW2. You can make only necessary repairs but not touch anything that is still functioning. One club even goes only to back roads, preferably gravel, and to small out of the way villages for lunch or tours. There is also an Australian magazine for original unrestored vehicles but they are usually 60's 70's and 80's Australian tin. A friend has a Morris Minor that is original and has only 45,000 miles on it. The paint work is unbelievable for a 57 year old car. It runs beautifully and is now his daily driver. The only car he owns. Our club President has an unrestored Dauphine that looks pretty good too. Then Bob 750 has an unrestored 4CV that is pretty good as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I think it would be quite a novelty to drive it. Ute form is my preference. I once saw a Model A Ford tray back or something of that vintage in the same condition, except it was complete and actually driving along on my way to work. It literally looked like it was dragged out of a paddock, tyres inflated, registered and driven on the road. Looked sensational!
    Yes there's one here to. maybe the same truck. Looked straight out of the Beverley Hillbillies, Seen it at shows with chooks in the back and hey bails. Love it.
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    I know his guy that would love to have a crack at a set of wooden wheels.. Just sayin'


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    Here's a slightly older Renault to whet the appetite..

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    An interior view.


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    Bump!

    Yep I think this is what our truck should look like. From the oval plate number and our friends at Google I deduce this to be the biscuit.

    Note the similarities, side tool box, round front emblem and skinny-flat disc wheels. It could date from anywhere between 1921 and 1930, but my guess is 1926.



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    Am experiencing severe temptation but must be strong!

    One other question which does come up is whether there may be a tourer chassis/running gear etc lurking under the ute body. Was this originally a commercial vehicle at all?

    There was a big Oz industry in body building for much of the pre WW2 period. This was partly because importing the car as a chassis meant you paid the "assorted car parts " tax rather than the high import duty on completed cars. Lots of chassis were imported and rebodied here. Most Oz Austin Sevens came this way.

    Secondly, it was pretty common to rebody the station owners car as a ute once he had graduated to newer and better. Some real exotics have served as utes or saw benches. Most of these were hoovered up by our car nut parents in the 60's. Our family general purpose/tip run/car part fetcher etc. was an old '24 Silver Ghost rebodied as a Ute by the family who ran Tahbilk winery in Victoria. Gave sterling service for many years. Unfortunately sold on before car mad son could get his muddy paws on it ( car probably breathed a sigh of relief). Cost all of 100 quid.

    Is it possible that something more exotic lurks under the truck body?

    This said, it is a bloody nice truck and if I had the time and space I would probably do it as such

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    I've been privileged to see more detailed pictures and reckon it is definitely a truck chassis with a truck diff'.
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    If this is the OS plated chassis, it is confirmed as a "light" commercial chassis. You have to get the Renault FU chassis if you want something for heavier loads.

    If the bonnet is original to the rest of the parts, the round logo dates it from 1923-1925, as the logo changed from round to the diamond in 1925.
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