Old Photos. More T's in Queensland Oz.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 06:33 am:



Caption- "Car fording Canungra Creek, ca. 1925"



Caption- "Example of work done by the coach builder H. H. Shaw and Sons. Vehicle is a Model T Ford built between 1917-1926. Timber building in the background are the offices of the Burrum Shire Council."



Caption- "Ford Model T tourer, Maroochydore, December 1927"



Caption- "Motor car being pulled through a flooded Sandy Crossing at Brooweena, Queensland, ca.1925"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 06:53 am:

Dane,

Thanks for posting the photos. If anyone recognizes who produced the bodies -- please let us know.

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 07:06 am:

The third photo ( Maroochydore Car ) I believe is a Brisbane Sweeney body. Regards, John




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Trevan - Australia on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 07:08 am:

Hi Hap,
By the style of door hinges on the above car it looks to be of DUNCAN &FRAZER origin.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Trevan - Australia on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 07:10 am:

Meaning car in river crossing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 08:14 am:

Bob's observation about the Ford in the ford being a Duncan and Fraser car is credible. The flat base on the bottom windscreen and the top bows with exposed timber down the outside of the irons would make it pre 1923.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 05:13 pm:

Thank you all so much for identifying the different car bodies. Iím slowly gathering additional information on the Australian cars. Many of the Australian bodies look really nice and more streamlined to me than the USA bodies. The hidden hinges are a nice feature. Of course the 1926 Improved Ford models look basically the same as the USA and Canadian cars. Again, thank you for your help.

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Manuel Voyages, ACT Australia on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:53 am:

Those Qld pics are terrific Dane.
Keep them coming.

Manuel in Oz


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 01:47 am:

A friend has asked me to post the following pictures of his Grand Farther's family TT truck. Here is his quote regarding the pictures.
( These pictures are taken at or near my great grandfathers farm at Upper Ormeau. ) Ormeau is just south of Brisbane.

Regards, J.P.






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 01:50 am:

And another three.






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 06:20 am:

John,

Thank you for posting the photoís of your friendís grandfatherís Ton Truck. For a USA produced truck, the lip on the front fenders matching the radiator splash apron would indicate it is a 1924 model year or later. And the short running boards would indicate it was 1924 to mid 1925 or so truck. Iím not sure when Ford of Canada introduced those same changes - before, around the same time, or after the USA. And the narrow pedals would make it a pre-1926 model year truck.

Looking at the windshield, I wonder if they used the standard Canadian windshield and modified it or if they used one of the locally produced windshield frames made there in Australia?

Again thank you for posting them.

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 08:31 am:

Hap, the windshield caught my eye too. It is typical of that used by Duncan and Fraser until 1925, at least on cars. Commercials are a different kettle of fish.

Son Anthony's 10cwt lorry built by D&F on a car chassis, has that same windscreen. It is the same screen used in their cars. I think it must have been a proprietary line, as Tarrant Motors in Melbourne used the same screen and pillars on their cars. Their pillars were mounted to the body differently, but the frames, pillars and wing nuts were identical.

If the truck is a Queensland built vehicle, it would seem they used the same supplier.

Re the lip on the front fenders, it came on our cars when the high radiator was introduced in 1923 as far as I know.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 04:11 pm:

Following on from Allan's posting regarding the windshield pillars.
A lot of the Queensland bodied cars had the same pillars as Allan describes.

Regards, John








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