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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 30 Sep 2014 20:47 #148924

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...true pre 1950's sleeper cabs in Australia...home made or otherwise... would've been just about non existant in that era.....we seemed to just make do with what we had, and that situation made for bugger all creature comforts......

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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 01 Oct 2014 03:30 #148925

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Yeah it started with pre 1970's and I think we are creeping back a little .... which is good .... Ray Gilleland (RIP) aka NullaborKid Told me that most blokes in the early 50's slept on a board across the seats, on top of the load ...or even under the trailer .... basically wherever they were comfy. By the mid to late 50's some guys started to make their own sleeper cabs by just extending the cab backwards ..... gotta remember that most british cabs back then were timber frame with sheet tin/Aluminium paneling .... easy to work with.

Ray's Albion HD54 "Moonlight Gambler" with home made sleeper in 1958



This shot is in Melbourne in 1960 and shows a possibly home built sleeper on the AEC in the centre. The sleeper may possibly be a Hastings-Deering??? built add one ..... did they do sleepers as well as day cabs?


1950's Outback Foden ...... looks home built too


Another one


More 1950s sleeper action






Thanks to the guys who donated the photos to TMP ;) 8-)

Thank you very much for your help! Nice photos! Sincerely, Dima!

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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 02 Oct 2014 10:30 #148926

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Great pics, werk, aren't rays old pics just a treat?
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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 10 Oct 2014 20:41 #148927

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Don't know if it's a crew or sleeper cab, but they know how to load it ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)



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Time to get up andd get going.......todays bad decisions aren't going to make themselves!!!

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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 10 Oct 2014 20:48 #148928

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..that's a great pic Mairjimmy .. 'scuse my ignorance but what model truck is she?.....cheers

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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 10 Oct 2014 21:11 #148929

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Maybe it's one Deadly can answer ;) ;)
Time to get up andd get going.......todays bad decisions aren't going to make themselves!!!

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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 10 Oct 2014 22:15 #148930

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Bedford and a crew cab

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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 10 Oct 2014 22:55 #148931

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Don't know if it's a crew or sleeper cab, but they know how to load it ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)



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Thank you very much! Interesting picture! This is a double cabin.

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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 19 Feb 2015 04:08 #148932

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Hello friends! Maybe you have something new for me? Old Australian trucks with sleeper cab? Also interested in the Australian leader trucks and RFW and others.

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Re: sleeper cab 1917-1950 19 Feb 2015 06:42 #148933

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