This 26 pickup is built on a commercial chassis. It has the late steel firewall with no accommodation for the in-cowl fuel tank. The fuel tank is oval, under the seat. It is reputedly a two owner car, until inherited by the latest owner.
My job was to get it starting and running reliably. It now has a full set of heavy battery leads for the 6 volt system, a complete new exhaust system, a rebuilt set of coils and a new Andersonn timer and a new timer to coilbox loom.
It fired up straight away and drove nicely up and down my driveway. The owner has some tidying up to do on the top and a good clean up, and after a 10 year lay-off, it will be ready to enjoy.
Hope you like it.
Nice job sir
Very nice! And another twist to the Australian variations.
I like it.
Thank you for sharing the photos and its history.
It looks great! What renovations did you do? What configuration do you think it was originally in? I don't know why, but it doesn't look like a TT/commercial frame.
Matthew -- The "Commercial chassis" were available on T car frames as well as TT's. That's what this one is.
The work I had to do was sort it out so that it started and ran well. There's lots more to be done in the way of cleaning and fixing obvious stuff, but that is the new owner's job.
All the iron work, bracketry and fittings are hand wrought, leading me to believe the car is a restored original. The tray has been re-timbered, but the seat and the rest of the frame looks to be the original with some flaking paintwork revealing ares of filler used when restored many years ago. part from the single plane sloping windscreen, I like the look of it.
Allan from down under.
Like the wood top 'irons'!! You guys certainly came up with some interesting variants on the bodies!!
Dennis, this is how they are on my Duncan and Fraser roadster. They have a distinct advantage over the socket types as they do not rust out from within. Besides, they look much nicer.
Allan, That top on your Duncan & Fraser roadster is absolutely perfect ! Beautiful craftsmanship.
Dick, the top mechanism was completely missing when I bought the car. I borrowed one side of an original set to make these irons. They are made using material from a tourer set from another car because material of the correct dimensions is no longer available. It took quite a while to get it to fold and lay flat.
The canvas work is the work of a true master. He has done all the tops and side curtains on my cars, starting way back in 1987.
Allan from down under.