Southbound, this will test you. I have never seen one before.
Australian recovery unit Middle East 1942. Australian ute but where did the flares and dual wheels come from. Chev or Ford probably. Looks like Australia invented the dually pick-up! Or were Australian Army workshop blokes the first hotrodders?
Looks like you have it. The blokes on the military vehicle forum have come up with the same answer. 39 Ford ute with the rear guards cut out for the wheels. Debate over whether they are duals or 9.00x13 balloon tyres. The balloons are getting the vote as they would have been available as they were fitted to several other types in service at the time.
Here is a later Ford Woody with the balloon tyres fitted as standard (captured by the Germans).
The ute above is a 1940 standard model, mine was 1939 Deluxe, the standard models had the grille similar to the previous years deluxe model with less chrome.
I also had a Woody, 1938 Deluxe, built by Hastings Deering in Auburn. I sold it about 1998 after 21 years of ownership, It appeared recently in an Australian Hot Rod mag restored to former glory.