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Old 30-06-17, 07:15
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The 41 Chevy/Pontiac roadster utes ute are rare some were issued to the US forces in Australia and also the RAAF

The civilian owned Pontiac is post war pic , he has filled over the Masonite bodywork with metal panels

The US soldier has shot a roo, his car is a 41 chevy roadster cab similar to the pontiac
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Old 30-06-17, 07:34
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poor quality stills from a US army doco, scenes in Brisbane QLD . The 41 Ford coupe ute and the rear end of a Masonite ute
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Old 30-06-17, 07:35
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The movie was about US army distributing training films around the globe .
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Old 30-06-17, 07:40
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Ford ute with wireless. Looks like a garden chair, a typical ad hoc installation !

The antenna base I have one !
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Old 30-06-17, 08:58
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That Kangaroo certainly looks like "'Es shuffled off 'is mortal coil!"

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The US soldier has shot a roo, his car is a 41 chevy roadster cab similar to the pontiac
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Old 30-06-17, 12:52
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poor quality stills from a US army doco, scenes in Brisbane QLD . The 41 Ford coupe ute and the rear end of a Masonite ute
A Plymouth maybe Mike, but not a 1941 Ford.
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Old 30-06-17, 13:28
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A Plymouth maybe Mike, but not a 1941 Ford.
Hi John

Believe me, I know my WW2 military utes. That's a 1941/42 Ford 12cwt ute .

I owned two of the 1941 Plymouth based military utes in the early 1980's. The Ford has a distinct cab, the cab rear is a patchwork affair and it has angled panels with a flat rear panel for the window . The Plymouth has a more rounded cab rear , curved . A VMVC member has been doing a ongoing restoration of a 41 army Ford ute for 20 years !!!

Will find some pics Mike

Here we are: a MLU thread http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/sh...=1941+ford+ute
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Yes I am corrected Mike. I was comparing it to my one ton utes.
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Old 15-05-20, 14:49
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Looks like one of the 41 Pontiac utes in the background ?



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Years ago when I was living in the Southern Highlands of NSW, one of my neighbours had a paddock full of ww2 trucks, tractors, Jeeps and several of those coupe utilities still in Army green and complete but with blackberries growing over them. I can't recall what make but I do have some old pics somewhere.

I very nearly bought the two rough but complete Jeeps but my then wife squashed the idea.

I had earlier bought and restored a little David Brown Cropmaster tractor with side by side seating from the family with whom I became firm friends.

Much later, the two Jeeps ended up in Sydney, stripped down and for sale $$$$
I was asked to inspect them on behalf of the WW2 Jeeps Assn. I was not impressed with what had happened to them.

Also, later, the owner of this paddock of treasure and I were instrumental in the purchase of Matilda Tank 'ACE' by the Lancer Museum - but that's another story.

Back to the utes, I doubt they are still there and would have collapsed into the blackberrys by now if so. There just was not much interest in soft skin MVs in the 1980s

If I do find the pics I will post them up

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Old 22-12-20, 12:44
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Used to be one of these in a wrecking yard in Northern Victoria, Jim Benny took us out to visit the the yard early 1980s, the old chap there said the ute was used at Tocumwal airfield ,,he only wanted $50 for it , it was very restorable, almost nil rust .

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Old 08-02-21, 08:08
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The military 41 Chevy ute , body by GMH.
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Spotted in the Jumping Jeeps film

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I was wondering if this right hand drive Mercury Ute was built in Australia or ?
It is Listed for sale in Canada . Unsure of the exact year, looks like 1946, probably to new for Military production .
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I was wondering if this right hand drive Mercury Ute was built in Australia or ?
It is Listed for sale in Canada . Unsure of the exact year, looks like 1946, probably to new for Military production .
Yes looks to be post war 46 or 47 . I have seen a few of these around but they were normally assembled as Fords not Mercury, Unusual to see one in Canada. There was a blue Ford example driving around the Dandenongs for years.
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