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'50s Ford utes...I never knew !

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Some pics of an early 50's Anglia Ute that I spotted at the former Kruse Auction in Auburn IN back in 2004:

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Some pics of an early 50's Anglia Ute that I spotted at the former Kruse Auction in Auburn IN back in 2004:

Wouldn't THAT make a cool little shop truck with a 4-cylinder Ecoboost engine and a six speed gearbox swapped in ? A natural for an old Jag IRS unit too.

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Nice Angila Ute, but why does everybody want to cut them up and ruin them?

Maybe in part because the stock engine will get you from 0 to 50 in just a tick under 40 seconds, and flat out is less than 60 MPH.

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Wouldn't THAT make a cool little shop truck with a 4-cylinder Ecoboost engine and a six speed gearbox swapped in ? A natural for an old Jag IRS unit too.

Or a Ford flathead, suitably warmed up? Perhaps a small block Ford V8?

Keep the sheetmetal stock though!

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there are a couple pix of a 30's Ford Ute in my Arizona Fall Good Guys Nationals set posted in another thread here.

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Or a Ford flathead, suitably warmed up? Perhaps a small block Ford V8?

Keep the sheetmetal stock though!

Art

Or a little V8-60...

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We got some coupe pickups from Chevy back in the thirties, but they are about as rare as hens teeth. They probably didn't sell very well.

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I wish we would have had 'Utes" here in the U.S.A.

Especially some of the Chrysler products that were never made into an el Camino - Ranchero type vehicles here .

A few years ago I wanted an Australian style Ute so I raided the parts box, it's a '36 Ford coupe with a Revell '37/'38 Ford cab. Cut the dash to be right hand drive

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Yes indeedy, Bill! Ford was building coupe utilities in Australia as early as 1932.

One of my all-time faves-

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We got some coupe pickups from Chevy back in the thirties, but they are about as rare as hens teeth. They probably didn't sell very well.

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A friend and Chevy guy says these were also offered as a kit from the dealer. Claims the if it was offered on a Vette or Camaro we would have exact numbers form Chevy on all colors and engine options on these. I liked the last part mostly when he told it .

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