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FlatheadTed 05-30-2011 12:48 AM

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OK Thanks JD maybe see them at CHCH swape meet
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Originally Posted by JD (Post 214803)
For Flathead Ted, re COE, I know of three 1942 in the South Island and two have been restored.

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Originally Posted by JD (Post 214803)
For Flathead Ted, re COE, I know of three 1942 in the South Island and two have been restored.


JD 05-30-2011 03:28 AM

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The Richardson museum is not open to the public but I have been told that they are reasonably responsive to people with a genuine interest.

Of the COEs in NZ I mentioned, one is at the Richardson museum and I am told that the other restored example is still in Blenheim. I don't know what happened to the third. It was complete and in good condition. Apparenly there was another very rusty example but I'm not sure about that.

John

nathanmac 05-30-2011 04:13 AM

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I think you'd find if you were from the other side of the world and enquired to the right person well in advance you'd have little trouble getting through. The first time I went through there was about '96 and I'm not sure if the Airflow was quite finished at that stage, but Bill Richardson was one of the most genuine people you could ever hope to meet, and gave many a tour personally to clubs and groups. He was a great loss to the community here - as was shown by the procession at his funeral.

I was only recently given a copy of the book that was produced about the museum and I haven't had a chance to read right through it yet, but it's an amazing collection that I hope continues to be well looked after and and added to.

And to totally hijack the thread Invercargill is pretty underrated - Queens Park is one of the best things they did when they set out this city - it's part of a 'green belt' that runs right through the middle of the city to right near where I live that will never be built out.

On a more serious note, please return some of that Ford tin that you've pinched from down here Ted, I'm in desperate need of some of it right about now!

JD 05-30-2011 04:16 AM

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Here are two 34 pickups. One photo is a 'driving' shot from the cab of "the beater" and the other is a photo of a friend's pickup that he finished restoring a couple of years back. It is a NZ pickup that had been off the road since 1957. My friend has owned it 25 years or so.

I have been trying to upload other photos but for some reason they are rejected. These are jpg images well within the file size and no different in that respect to the two that have been accepted.

Frank The Plumber 05-30-2011 06:09 PM

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https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/pictur...pictureid=8164
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/pictur...pictureid=8163
This seasons look for the Petunia.

JBD 06-02-2011 08:16 AM

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Better late than never! 37 stake bed

FlatheadTed 06-02-2011 03:42 PM

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Nice truck Gerard hope yo8u dont mind I have it on my screen saver
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Originally Posted by gerard van der vegt (Post 215676)
Hello all, i am new here, great to see all these trucks.

I like to show mine, a 1937 1.5 ton model 79 truck, see the photo:
http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:For...truck_1937.jpg

Gerard from the Netherlands.


alanwoodieman 06-02-2011 07:27 PM

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41 3/4 ton

gerard van der vegt 06-05-2011 01:36 PM

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nice looking truck there, look at mine, its his big brother, 85 hp, yours is 60 hp ?

Gerard van der Vegt. (see page 10)

gerard van der vegt 06-05-2011 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by flatheadted (Post 217889)
nice truck gerard hope yo8u dont mind i have it on my screen saver

just proud!!

gerard van der vegt 06-05-2011 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by JBD (Post 217687)
Better late than never! 37 stake bed

Nice truck you have, look at mine, its his big brother.

Gerard van der Vegt.

FlatheadTed 06-05-2011 03:50 PM

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Gerard van der Vegt ,Truck

ratamahata 06-05-2011 11:46 PM

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web pictures

kiwitony 06-06-2011 03:24 AM

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Hi guys not to poach this thread but I went through the Richardson museum just before Bill died.A bunch of us were touring the south island on our motor bikes and I called Bill and he told us to come around.The most amazing collection and he told us all about each truck and were he found them.As I'm into 37s he had several.He was really into the dual axil trucks and showed us all the different ways drive was transmitted to the back axil.Thornton was one company that ford used but there were others.My film camera shredded the film so I lost all the photos.The most amazing thing was the beauty of the american trucks as compared to the english and european ones.Even in the 50s and 60s the english trucks had no driver comfort what so ever.Cheers Tony.

FEO (UGLY) 06-06-2011 08:50 PM

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1939

Jack M. 06-13-2011 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by FEO (UGLY) (Post 220035)
1939


Sweet..............:cool:

FlatheadTed 06-13-2011 03:13 PM

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Sweet 2
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1939


moefuzz 07-16-2011 08:14 PM

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Here are my 2 of my drivers, the 39 V8 and my unrestored low miles 49 Merc M47 1/2 ton.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...0_1258crop.jpg


http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...T3WEEKS145.jpg



The Merc is a work truck as well as my summer beater.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...1/058e63d9.jpg


Scrounging for Firewood, This load didn't even put it on the overloads.


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joe plumber 07-17-2011 09:29 AM

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They just don't make em like they use to .:mad:

Jack 34pu 07-17-2011 12:37 PM

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Pickups have always been my favorite. 'Lil Red in the snow is my current driver. The wine colored was my first 34pu found on a farm in pieces near Huntingdon PA. There was not enough left to put back together original so I did the next best thing to get it back in service. Wish I had her back!
Oh yea - my hair was a little darker then!


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