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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:54 pm    Post subject: Austin A70 pickup belonging to Mo.. Reply with quote

I've started a new thread for Mo's pickup, so that the pic doesn't get lost within another unrelated thread:



it'd be interesting to hear how you found this rare machine, and whether you know any of its history???

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I know the complete story of this pick-up ! right from its birth in 52 up to present day. It makes a real interesting story too. Now if only I could figure out how to post some pics Embarassed I no longer have the saloon , the Mrs reckoned I had to many vehicles and something had to go ! So After much soul searching I sold my Bedford CF van and the A70 car. Kept the Mrs happy though "MO"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mo, not sure if you've read this thread regarding pics, but gives some pointers on what to do

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2454

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I have been experimenting and think I may now have half an idea on how to post pictures Shocked Anyway I will have a go . my A70 was the one in the P C magazine a lot of years ago. I was lucky enough to be able to buy this after somebody else pulled out. Originally sent to Norway when new, I bought it in Holland. I had been searching for an affordable Hereford ute for years and luck was on my side this time . Here,s a couple of more pics that may be of interest "MO"



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mo - thanks for digging out the scan, interesting!!

have you seen the pics of an A70 Hampshire ute that a fella sent to me from Oz??? they are on here:

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austinute.htm

there are some period pics of a Hereford pickup here too if you are interested (note the two rear windows were replaced with a single pane on this example)

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austina70.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I have seen those Rick . I have been collecting A70 Pick-up photos and bits and pieces for years and to be honest I have quiet a LOT of Hereford ute stuff. If you want I don't mind posting some it ? "MO"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

be interesting to see some more, don't often see A70 commercial info!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I am interested in seeing it!

Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As promised , heres a few bits "MO"


I also have that in English . Didnt change it much from the Hampshire brochure ?


Cant for the life of me figure out why Austin offered this back ?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe this orange one is now in the good ol US of A , having come from NZ.




Is it ok to post more stuff ?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats interesting! Anthony Hoists built the steel back bodies for the E83W and others (like Buzzy's), with the Fords it was listed as a Builders Truck, rather than a pickup - it was certainly much beefier than the standard Ford offering, which was made from wood. Perhaps the AH bodied pickups were designed for heavier use and abuse, than the factory pickup from Austin? I know when I look at the Devon pickup back body, it isn't the toughest I've seen!!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
It is interesting that the second advert has bolt on spats covering much more of the rear wheels.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
It is interesting that the second advert has bolt on spats covering much more of the rear wheels.


Now where have I seen that before? Rolling Eyes

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4002
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

had a photobucket disaster ! will try to repost other pics soon "MO"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
peter scott wrote:
Penman wrote:
Hi
It is interesting that the second advert has bolt on spats covering much more of the rear wheels.


Now where have I seen that before? Rolling Eyes

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4002

They suited that woodie didn't they, in fact the moulded body would have been more difficult to fit with the wood framing, but they could be murder on a builders truck on a building site with all the muck getting up behind them.
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