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Old 05-01-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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Hello out there can any of you guys tell me what these numbers mean? I have found a rare 1942 Ford 3 door Australian built coupe utility and the numbers on the cabin are 01T 85 with 80 stamped underneath between the T and the 8 it is 3 door right hand drive on 1 ton chassis V8 . third (rear) door is on the left hand side appears to be a factory or pro build. any help please?
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:07 PM   #2
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Robin, here in the Barn, we LOVE pictures!
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:54 PM   #3
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Yes we would love to see some photos, sorry I can't help with the numbers. I suspect that they might be peculiar to Australian built vehicles meaning that US equivalents may not be relevant.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:54 PM   #4
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The 01T Body Number would indicate that it is a 1940 model. For the 1942 Ford Ute, they were made by cutting down a Fordor Sedan. The Body Number for a 1942 Ute would start off 21-A-67. What do you mean by a 3 door Ute?
Please add some pictures so that we can determine what you have.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:03 AM   #5
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This is an original photo of a 1942 Ford Ute. These were made from Fordor Sedans. Ford Australia also made the 41 Ford Utes from Sedans. For these 2 years, they didn't have the Factory Ute Body that the other Utes had.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:36 AM   #6
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Possibly what is also referred to as C11ADF which is a heavy duty woody station waggon type military vehicle with the heavy full floating rear axle and open drive shaft with car front.900X13 desert tyres and may have had a rear door on only one side.A long shot but O1T only seems to refer to 122" and 134"trucks on 17" or 18" tyres. Cheers
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:30 AM   #7
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Would it be this one ? More than likely it is .
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:43 AM   #8
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Not one of Ford gellongs finest efforts
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:08 AM   #9
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Earlier wide five axles, or just drums, on it as well.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:07 PM   #10
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Hi guys , I decided to buy this ute . Its 1940, chassis # 01Y-5015-RH ,engine # is 1B951F and is stamped on the chassis as well , body work was done by PETERS,BRYDEN&PETERS BODY BUILDERS ,REDFERN ,SYDNEY. I am told it carried a 2pound gun in the rear . I dont know anything about the gun , but would buy one to put in the back if it was available , I am told there is a gun for sale some where in Australia. Apparently the Australian war museum knows about this truck , andmy sources tell me it is 1 of 34 made. Any one think they can put a price on this rocket when finished ?
cheers Robin Gregory Ph #0351760688 ah 0351924725
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:55 PM   #11
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My guess, if it is like anything else I do. It will be One Third of the money that I have in it.
If you are into Old Fords and expect to profit from a car. Buy one that someone else put a ton of money into and will never get back.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:21 PM   #12
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Hi Robin, This Truck might be rare and unique, but I don't think there would be a queue up waiting to buy such a vehicle. I doubt that you would ever get your money back on such a project. If you could get some original pictures of the truck when it was in Military use, some of the Military collectors may be interested, as there are quite a few out there that are into old Fords that were used during World War II. What is the Body Number stamped on teh Cowl?
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:33 AM   #13
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They might have used those to carry weapons in tow during the war. The chassis doesn't look large enough or heavy enough to carry any sizable guns that big in the back but it may have been an ammo carrier or used to tow light portable gun systems. I've seen photos of 2-pounder anti tank guns on the back of universal carriers though. I bet it would really make one bounce when fired off.
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:05 PM   #14
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that is the first time i have seen a wide 5 rear drum with a full floating rear axle.... had to copy picture and blow it up to really see, but it is a full floater......

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Looks like the only missing sheet metal would be the (relatively) "easy to find" front clip.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:59 PM   #16
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Hi again the numbers on the cowl are 01T-85 80 . I have been searching for photos of this truck for a few weeks now and cant find any , took half a 44 gallon drum of crap out from inside the cabin. I think the company that made the body are still going in Sydney , I am going to phone them today.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:28 AM   #17
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Perhaps that company in Sydney would be willing to help
with the restoration in some way.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:13 AM   #18
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The numbers indicate a 1940 truck with 85 HP. The wide fives are consistent with that for a 1-ton truck. The "80" might be a designator added later. I think the 40 front sheet metal looks better than the 42 stuff although either would likely be useable. I don't know if it could be classified as a coupe but it definitely is a utility body.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:43 AM   #19
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[QUOTE=Robin 47 ford pickup;1314848 I have been searching for photos of this truck for a few weeks now and cant find any, cheers Robin[/QUOTE]

If the pictures in post #7 are not of your truck, why not send us some? If you need help posting them, help is available.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:40 PM   #20
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It is kind of hard to play a guessing game with no photos or confirmation. If it has frontal sheet metal already in place then it would be more identifiable for the year of manufacture.
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