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Old trucks 16 Aug 2014 07:44 #147187

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As with old buses, I will try to copy my existing scattered photos into a single thread.

Edited while I can: identified by other posters as a Bedford.

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Re: Old trucks 16 Aug 2014 08:10 #147188

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Re: Old trucks 16 Aug 2014 08:59 #147189

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Re: Old trucks 16 Aug 2014 10:04 #147190

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Is it a TD? See my earlier post at:
< www.hcvc.com.au/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1402881141> ;
I also found a photo via Bing, which shows a Victorian GV_ plate, which would be late 1950s.

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Re: Old trucks 16 Aug 2014 10:22 #147191

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Re: Magnetic Island (Qld), 1956. 16 Aug 2014 16:07 #147192

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Here is another, copied across from two other threads.

In 1956, my father took long-service leave, and the family escaped a whole Melbourne winter, spending 4 months on Magnetic Island (off Townsville), then several weeks touring from Cairns to Sydney, with all travel being by train.
The island was not yet a Townsville suburb, and was only mildly touristy (one resort hotel, one guesthouse, and one pub-style hotel). It did have a lot of holiday camps, for schoolkids from inland. We rented a house with an extensive yard. There were lots of pineapple farms, but my memory of fishing is just recreational, not commercial. There were several ferry trips per day to the mainland, in Hayles ferries (1.5 deck, enclosed, about 20 m long). Vehicles and cargo came by barge. My memory is that the island had one taxi (Ford Zephyr or Consul), two buses (open, probably Chevrolet, which later became tourist gimmicks) and one truck. The photo shows the truck, offloading drums from the barge. I guess that they are fuel for generators: the island had no grid; we had our own generator, turned off each night. The cables for mainland power were being laid while we were there. I didn't return until 1968: many more vehicles. Now there are high-speed ferries, regular roro, surfaced roads, resorts everywhere. Our block lost the rear to a new development, and the front to be the site of Surfside Motel.

From other posters:
* Possibly Reo Speedliner, but almost certainly 1933-34 Ford.
* One of the Chev buses is preserved at Sydney Bus Museum.

The famous Ford flathead sidevalve V8 came in 1932, so this could certainly be an early one of the breed. See < en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_flathead_V8_engine> ;

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5605-08. Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island (Qld). Truck and barge. (N Smith, Roderick Smith collection).

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Re: Bedford TA or TD. 17 Aug 2014 11:05 #147193

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This is a summary from the thread
< www.hcvc.com.au/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1402881141> ;

The logo matches that on the found TA, but could well match that on the TD too.

From responses:
* S was the cabover version of a T.
* a 1955 Bedford TA at a Lake Goldsmith rally:
< www.flickr.com/photos/aussiefordadverts/8296479160> ;
* it's a TA...Forerunner to the J series...Definitely looks like the N/W coastal farming area...Ridgley etc.
* I think the lights on the mudguards make it a TD - the TA body with TJ mechanicals, only in production for a couple of years 1956-58.
* Here are three on flickr. I worry about the ambulance.
Bedford TD:
< www.flickr.com/photos/joinash/12046491234> ;
<www.flickr.com/photos/16797800@N07/5938949031>
TD ambulance, looking more like a TJ:
< www.flickr.com/photos/clivestanley/5579240082> ;

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720107F. Guildford - Burnie (Tas.), probably Ridgley. Bedford TA or (more likely) TD truck. (R Smith).



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Re: TAA trucks, 1971 21 Aug 2014 15:34 #147194

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Crops from a general scene at Melbourne International Airport (its name from opening, later cut back to Melbourne Airport), on Fri.31.12.71.

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Front: An Austin? What model?
Rear left: Thames Trader? What model?
Rear right: Ford, but what model? Private, not TAA.


A three wheel trailer tug.
A car, but what make/model? I had thought Mini, until I zoomed in close for this post. It does look BMC / BritishLeyland.

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Re: Old trucks 21 Aug 2014 17:01 #147195

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Front: Austin, Morris, Leyland or BMC all used that three-penny bit cab
Back left: looks like the same as above
Back right: D series fuel bowser

Second photo ..... NFI ;)
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Re: Old trucks 21 Aug 2014 21:45 #147196

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The car looks like a mini in the second photo. No idea on the 3 Wheeler yet but I think I saw a picture of an orange one on the net somewhere (maybe even eBay)
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