mercman from oz

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About mercman from oz

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  • Birthday 07/13/1944

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    Ford a Hobby, I am Queensland Contributing Editor for Restored Cars Magazine which is published in Australia. I own a pair of Australian built 1934 Ford Phaetons, as well as a 1956 Mercury Monterey Hardtop. I am a Member of the Early Ford V8 Club of America & attended the Golden Jubilee V8 Nationals held at Lake Tahoe in 2013. I have an extensive Library on American Cars. I also collect Model Cars & Licence Plates.

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  1. Thanks Drwatson for your help. I had the inkling that it may have been Canadian. I am a bit of a Hubcap collector and this one had me completely stumped. The attached picture are the DeSoto Hubcaps in my collection. I have since purchased a 1960-1961 DeSoto Hubcap, not pictured. I think that my DeSoto collection is now complete, except I don't have the rare DeSoto Adventurer hubcaps and am not likely to either. I mark the years on the reverse side for identification. In 1958 and 1959, Chrysler Australia imported DeSoto Firesweeps, so all the others have been purchase from the USA. The earlier DeSotos (and Dodges) sold in Australia up to 1956 were all based on the Plymouth, with the 1955 and 1956 models retaining the same body as the 1954 models with slight changes. Not a cheap hobby with our poor exchange rate and the high cost of postage. I hope that you enjoy the attached pictures.
  2. I have a collection of DeSoto Hubcaps in my collection, but am unable to identify this one? Can anyone identity what year this DeSoto Hubcap is. I can't seem to find any reference for this one? Maybe, it is Canadian? Any help appreciated.
  3. I have a collection of DeSoto Hubcaps in my collection, but am unable to identify this one? Can anyone identity what year this DeSoto Hubcap is. I can't seem to find any reference for this one? Maybe, it is Canadian? Any help appreciated.
  4. I have a friend who is chasing this chrome trim with the V8 molded into it. It is for an Australian 1938 Ford Coupe Ute. The piece that he is looking for is like this. Thanks for your help.
  5. Hi there, This photo was sent to me from a friend, asking if I could identify the car on the right? It looks to have been rebodied? The car on the left appears to be a Vauxhall Sedan. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
  6. Licence Plate says 1922. Thanks all for your help.
  7. Anyone heard of the Clydesdale Truck? This picture was in a 1936 Magazine.Regards Mercman <><
  8. Hi there, Thanks for your help. From this information, I found this picture of the same car in a Museum in New Zealand. Regards, Mercman <><
  9. Can anyone identify this car? Thanks for your help. Regards, Mercman <><
  10. Do you mean like this 1947 Buick Super Sedanet?
  11. For those of you not familiar with these Australian Utes, here is a picture of a fully restored example. This was the last of the full size Ford Utes, as in 1960, the Ute was based on the Falcon.
  12. Thanks to an Australian friend, I have been able to identify this part. It is the rear stone guard for the Australian 1958 Ford Mainline Ute. See attached picture.
  13. This is the one from the 1950 Buick. Hope that these pictures help. Mercman <><
  14. For 1948, the circle got more support with little bars on each side, like that one.
  15. The top parts is Buick, but I don't know what year. This ones is off a 1947 Buick and you can see that the top part is similar, but the mounting part is different.