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Hi guys. Was talking to a local bloke, and browsing through his acre-sized yard of stuff and (good) junk. He has what he says is a 6X4 trailer made by Holden. The trailer is there, I've seen it, but he took the 'build plate' off it years ago for safe keeping. Anyone heard about a trailer made by General Motors? I'm thinking 50's or 60's era. I told him I'd buy it if he finds the plate..

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if he got the plate, yea grab it for sure.
I do remember reading something about a trailer and a caravan, years ago around mid 60s i think

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"

This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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Possibly.
They also made home appliances in the 50s and early 60s under the Frigidaire brand.
David

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Old is good.

Like I said, he removed the plate, but then stuck the trailer out the front for 100bux. Nobody wanted an old wood/steel trailer. That's when I said I'll buy it if he can find the the plate. He's the kind of guy that keeps everything, and one day will find that plate exactly where he put it. I must keep at him..

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go grab the trailer right now,haha worry about the plate later,that would be a top score!...:)

I didn't know Holden did trailers there ya go hey,but now ya's mention it I do remember trailers made of steel frame with timber panels and FJ hubcaps on them.I thought blokes back then made them themselves!...

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My old man made one in about 1970 out of steel and wood. Yep, it had the customary early holden hubcaps, HR I think.
Y'know, you still see the odd steel / wood trailer about with 13" or 14' early holden hubcaps.
Old trailers may not be "On Trend" like vintage caravans, but an old trailer with old holden hubcaps always gets a 2nd look from me.
I'm surprised people haven't pinched the old caps for souvenirs.

Maybe a classic holden matched up with a vintage trailer could be the next "On Trend" thing. Might be time to start buying them up for next to nothing now to sell at Shannons auctions for $50k in 10 years;) Haahaha

BTW - You can still buy HT holden rims new from beaurepairs due to the fact that sooooo many people made trailers with these 14" rims. I asked at Macksville last year if they had any old HT rims out the back, they didn't but new ones were no problem to locate. I was pretty surprised!

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There's an old wooden trailer with HR fats and hubcaps in my backyard. It gets a run every now and then..
If I can get this "Holden" (or G.M.) trailer, I'll sell the old one.

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Tim, I'd be inclined to hang onto the HR fats, swap them onto the other one

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Ya better keep that one ya got it matches the HR Panno nicely...;)

Yeah I'de keep in touch with the old fella for sure!...

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Yeah, it looks just like that, timber panels etc.
He's only 'round the corner, might send him a message in a day or three, see if he's found the build plate. Just so he knows I'm still keen..

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there is a company in Missouri USA , Holden Industries that have built trailers since the 1950's maybe that one made its way over in a container ? , just a thought >

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Thanks Neuman. Dunno, it's a long way to bring a trailer?

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Its possible, the Yanks brought a heap of gear to places like Pine Gap.
Could be the case that the old coot might be confused or some story teller has told him that years ago and he simply believes it.
Theres a caravan as mention, that goes to the All Holden Day (NSW) described as a Holden built, but the background story is that it was home-built by a Holden employee who used to salvage the bondwood (ply) crates that parts came in amongst other pilfered hardware and the family inside joke was that it was "Holden built"

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Bryan

Not a GMH made Australian army military trailer?

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But then again, it may be, I'm not really sure.

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in America,I was looking at it this arvo,I doubt whether it is them:http://www.holdentra...

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It's not that big..!

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I know I was just stirrin!..:)

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