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  1. Not wasting anyone's time Dan. Happy to help clear it up for you. Not sure but perhaps the seller told you a little fib? I have posted a couple of images of the GMH cab. As you can see, the lower swage line dips whereas the USA bodies do not. These GMH cabs were used for Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and possibly GMC trucks from around 1934 to 1940 I have also added an image of what I believe your car was, being the panel truck. You will notice the barn doors and the lower outwards curve of the body that is not seen on a ute as they had a rolled body shape under the tailgate. I believe that these truck models use a similar but slightly larger radiator grill to the car models so be careful when buying parts as not all of the car parts will fit, even if they look similar. Enjoy your truck!
  2. I am not sure what you want to hear, but your car is not GMH. The parts that you see on the top photo are the side latches, not hinges. The tailgate drops flat. The second image is a Ford. Look up images of a US built 1937 Chevrolet panel truck and you will see the resemblance to your car.
  3. One more thing, I think the photos of the primered coupe-utility shown above is actually one of the rarer half door versions. You can see the pop for the side curtain on the door and it looks like it does not have the top door frame for a door window. It has a Master Deluxe bonnet but I think it is actually a Standard, either way not common.
  4. Having had another look at your car, I believe that what you have is a 1937 Chevrolet panel truck that has been cut down to a ute copy. It looks like maybe a Ford(?) coupe roof morphed onto the Chevy base. If you search on the net for images of a 1937 Chev panel truck (not the car based panel delivery) you will see the similarities.
  5. Hi Dan, just letting you know that your ute is not an Australian Holden body. The Holden body has different swage lines along the side, a split windscreen and the rear screen is completely separated into two halves. Holden truck bodies also have very noticeable ridges over the roof that is not used anywhere else. The swage lines on the side of your car are as used on North American models. Also Chevrolet only went to the 5 window format on commercial vehicles in 1946, all pre-war had 3 windows. In fact I would guess that nothing back from the bonnet (hood) is factory built. It appears to be a made up body using various parts from donor cars (nothing wrong with that if done properly). No ute used split doors at the rear, this style would only be found in a van of some description. It does appear to be based on the 3/4 ton (15cwt) truck version, not the car version, same as those pictured at the bottom section of the 1938 sales brochure shown in the previous reply. As to the question about half doors, this was used by Holden Motor Body Builders as a budget option for commercial vehicles. The last true roadster ute was made in 1936 as a budget option. In 1937 and 1938 they produced a limited amount of coupe utility and truck models using roadster style doors without windows. These only had side curtains, no glass. They were also upholstered in "leatherette" (vinyl) when all other Holden bodies used genuine leather. Hope this helps, Rick
  6. The Peacock advertising, and the motto "The most beautiful Chevrolet" was used for the 1927 models.
  7. We are only a week away from winter here in the southern hemisphere (June to August). For better or worse, no snow here. Closest real snow is over 2000 miles away, all we get is rain and lots of it! Hit some fairly heavy rain on the way home on the weekend and sheltered for a little while in a service station.
  8. How about a Buick with a Road Train?
  9. Spent last week on a club run to Kalgoorlie, 400 miles from here. 9 cars traveled, oldest a 1917 Cadillac (trailered) and newest our 1962 Electra. We drove along with my parents in their 1937 Chevrolet. Photo 1; The town of Southern Cross (important part of our flag). Photo 2; Kalgoorlie "two-up" venue. An old gambling game brought to Australia by convicts in the 1700's. Photo 3; A few hitch-hikers common around here. Photo 4; Lake Ballard has 51 of these statues located around the salt pan. Photo 5; The old Kookynie Tavern, this horse turned up at the front door. Photo 6; Not much intimidates the Electra. These quad trailer Road Trains are 53.5 meters long (175 feet). Photo 7; Kalgoorlie-Boulder sign. Photo 8; Kalgoorlie Super Pit, open cut gold mine. Photo 9; A decent load of diesel heading up to the mines. Photo 10; Almost home, rained heavily for the final couple of hours.
  10. A vintage plane in a local aircraft museum painted up with a Buick advertisement on its tail. Dalgety & Co Ltd were the Western Australian distributors of Buick cars & trucks from 1912 to 1927.
  11. 1929 standard tourer being brought to its new home (my house!) back in 2014.
  12. Last weekend took the Electra on a run with the local Chevrolet Club to Toodyay, about 80 miles from home. Beautiful weather.
  13. Youngest daughter went with us on a trip last weekend.
  14. Great photo of a Buick six (1918-1920?) with the Australian Deluxe Holden body. The two square rear windows indicate 1918-19 but I am not certain if this style was also used on 1920 Holden bodies. Nickel plated radiator surround and windshield posts were not seen in North America until the Deluxe models in 1923. Also interesting that the entire car is painted a lighter colour with the mudguards and valence panels not in black as was normal practice. This may have been part of the Deluxe package as factory photos of 1923 Holden Deluxe Buick models are also painted in the same fashion. This car has a quite bulky looking aftermarket radiator cap and spotlight. The "leading zero" number plates were introduced in January 1918 starting with 01 and ran until May 1921 with 09999 which would probably identify this car as mid/late 1919 which would match the Spring timing as Spring is later in the year in this part of the world. There is a silhouette above the number plate of another one "4807" with some sort of shield or crest showing in the radiator core (using zoom). 4807 was issued prior to 1914 so this had previously been issued to a different car. I use the words colour, mudguard & valence as this is an Australian photo. Apologies to those who prefer it otherwise...
  15. Two different beaches, 500 miles apart.
  16. Ron, is this for Dennis's car? His car is a Master, not a standard.
  17. I probably should have placed this post in the photos and videos section. Is there any way to move this? Had a quick search but could not find a solution. Cheers Rick
  18. Went for a drive tonight to look at some of the local Christmas lights. Of course here in Western Australia it is in the middle of summer and at 10 pm is still a balmy 26°C (79°F) with the forecast for the next 2 days being 39°C (102°F). Top down weather at night but not great driving in that daytime heat! Last photo is my parents house with my brothers Dodge Viper in the driveway.
  19. Grand-daughter enjoying her day out in the Electra.
  20. Bit of a late post as this run was back in September. Run to historic town of York about 80 miles from here. First organised run since Covid so had a great turnout. About 900 vehicles of all types including 5 Buick's from our club. Eldest daughter's first drive in the Park Avenue. Grand-daughter enjoyed it too. Please disregard the state of the steering wheel!
  21. Finally got the 62 Electra out for a run last weekend. Hasn't had a decent run for quite some time, now I need to replace the battery. Also had my eldest daughter take the 85 Park Avenue for her first test drive today. She will be driving this to a country show with us this weekend. Needed a car that will accommodate a child seat for the grand daughter.
  22. Saturday is out but other days are okay. This is "Buick" Rick, not "Chevrolet" Rick. 🙂 Not sure if you know where I live but I am not far from my Dad's.
  23. Hi Ron, tell Dennis he can borrow mine for a sample if he wants. (Rick Beazley)
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