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Drive About Truck Pics 05 Jul 2022 20:10 #236866

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And one for MrsMack. Where I'm working.




Missed this up until now :blush: :blush: :blush: :oops: :oops: , a classy looking ride


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Drive About Truck Pics 05 Jul 2022 20:21 #236868

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Overlander thank you for finding that.....a great read.... and you are right David, but trawling google was not on my agenda.....

I have some hazy idea that trucks badged Foden are just that but ERF is some cousin.

Wonder what motor is in this old truck.
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Drive About Truck Pics 06 Jul 2022 08:14 #236876

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Remember seeing the odd one around when I was a lot younger, they had mostly Gardners as well, although have seen a few with Crummins 220 and 250's.
Wouldn't swear to it, but think
I recall also reading where you could option the Rolls
Royce engine.
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Drive About Truck Pics 06 Jul 2022 11:29 #236882

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They was borthers and Foden wanted to keep making steam lorries and Eric ???? wanted to use the new fangled internal combustion jobbie

Pretty sure the story went along those lines, Foden didn't start with these two, these two were a generation or two into the Foden story

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Drive About Truck Pics 06 Jul 2022 20:44 #236891

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The brothers split jn the 1930's with 'ER' designing the first truck in a glass house and which survives today. They used bought in parts and used Gardner motors from the get go whereas Foden made most parts in-house . Very few of those KV (Kleer View) cabs, introduced in 1956, came to Australia so this is a very special truck.
There is a book titled "the Feuding Fodens"
There is an Australian connection as one of the Fodens left the business to farm in WA but was later called back when things were going bad.
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Drive About Truck Pics 25 Jul 2022 17:19 #237672

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I saw these two at Barry Stoodleys Adelaide. The Road Boss is their job truck.
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