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Old 07-31-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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Sure looks like a stovebolt bed andback of cab and tailgate.
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I hope he left it the way it is.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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Makes me wonder how it would fare if entered in the Rouge Class at a V8 Club Concourse!
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
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I love that thing! I remember seeing it on the HAMB. I would drive the hell out of it!!
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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years ago there was a man named kaplan he advisted in hemmings for years selling cars from south america have not seen his adds any more he had a lot of rare cars
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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well it looks like a aussie ute to me they made them from i think 1934 till 54 yes i remember the kaplan bros,,we have a guy here in new zealand that has been importing from argintena for about 30 years all these cars were rhd so suitable for nz roads
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:44 PM   #8
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It does look like an Ute.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:07 PM   #9
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Every UTE i've seen, the box and the cab are connected and look like one long rear panel
so with the box and cab separated, some of you say, this is still a Ute ???










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Old 07-31-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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It's def. not a ute...
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:16 AM   #11
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Not an Aussie Ute. The last year they were done was 1938,as a ''Standard', which is better looking than a Deluxe to me. Knowing Ford Aust., they probably did a few Deluxe types as well, but all low volumes. Also, as someone said, the Aussie types were a continuous panel from the door to the tailgate.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:07 AM   #12
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As tudortomnz stated 1938 was the last year for Roadster Utes in Australia. They were exactly that, Roadsters with side curtains not roll up Cabriolet style door windows as this one has, which makes this one unique. Coupe Utes were built for many years after 1938 of course.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:12 AM   #13
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I like it, I'll take two.
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Nice truck
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:53 AM   #15
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" I figured the Ford Barn would dig it."
Who wouldn't?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #16
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Argentine vehicles were lefthand drive, like the US.

They also have all of the tooling for 64 ? Falcons.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #17
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Ryan said : "Dig deeper and the clues start to point to Argentina. The battery and most of the electrical components are Argentinian (is that a word?)"

Actually it would be "ARGENTINE" . Good guess though.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #18
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Its made up out of a open car and pickup bed,. The gap between the bed and cab is two wide the chrome doesn't follow around ,its right hand alright ,Argentina could be factory
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:32 PM   #19
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Argentine vehicles were lefthand drive, like the US.

They also have all of the tooling for 64 ? Falcons.
According to "Argentine" factory documents, that's not the case. While they did put many left hand drive cars on the road, many others were right hand. As to why? I dunno... It's whacky!
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #20
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Definately a dummie on 38 Fords but since when did a Ford roadster have door windows ? Mebbe itza 1938 Cabriup . The guy in Buenos Aires was - is Mario V. Kaplan MD . Look at a hemmings from the 70's - 80's & you will probably see his ads .Stuff got junky towards the end . A guy in MN bought 4 from him in the mid 80's & they were real rough .
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