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Two weeks ago I went and bought an XW ute. Yes I know I’ve gone and joined the opposition.
Funny thing is, that this is the first Ford I’ve ever owned (unless you count an old rusted/dented 1940 Coupe ute). I want to go the GT/GS route, like everyone else, but I reckon they’re a tough Aussie icon.
I’ve kicked off a poll, so get voting.

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I was having trouble getting my new carpet to fit my XW falcon and geez the ford forums were a cruel place to ask questions then found this place full of good people and asked my questions as i did the car up.

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"Junk is something you throw out 3 weeks before you need it"

I showed Dustys post to Dave the owner of Knox Carpet and he made available to me two or three local trimmers to Dusty to get it sorted at no charge.(Dusty didn't take it up, I think it needed kicking forward as they often do.)

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Mine's hazy but yes i remember now. It did need kicking forward and i did redo it that got it a lot better but yeah ultimately it might have been a fitter problem, not a product problem.
I have bought new carpet for the HK when i got the interior done and iirc it's a knox too.

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"Junk is something you throw out 3 weeks before you need it"

I know we love our old Holdens but who cares,I reckon she's a cool old ute.Had a few XYs and XWs in my day,go for it mate do it how ya like!...

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Cheers Al....
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Mmm, crossed it you have. Once yo go black there's no way back

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regards
ONETONMAN

(For those that remember poor old dirty Rolf)
I can have a foot in each of the Big Three camps... Holden, Chrysler and now Ford.
Nice XW Dusty.

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Bryan

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You must be Jake the peg if your mrs lets you buy that many cars,hahaha😲😁

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Nice ride Bryan.. Did you get the donor 4X4 as well? They look fantastic as a 4WD.

Oh, and here's a pic for your viewing pleasure:

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Hi Tim, no I didn’t get the 4x4, however I did get a heap of spare panels and parts.
I too have that Rolf 45rpm, although mines not signed, however I doubt that would mean much these days.

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I still say it was the best Pub-gig I've been to, seeing Rolf perform at our local Pub. He did a painting, raffled it off for the local footy club. After the gig, he came and sat at our table, he was fantastic..
Years later it all blew up. What a shame, especially for the victims. Yeah the single doesn't have the same meaning it did once.

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I heard Rolf was at Bunnings one day and a bloke came up to him and said "hey i remember you,you were the bloke who did to little boys in the 70s.He said f___ off that was Garry Glitter😄😄😄

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The vile parasites are everywhere and it goes all the way to the top.

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"Junk is something you throw out 3 weeks before you need it"

Yeah, grubby.

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Daruk was a home for the worst of the worst kids from government institutions.
It is now the John Moroney Correctional centre at South Windsor.
I delivered meat there 3 times a week 40 years ago.
Even the minders said to lock the delivery van and have nothing of value in my pockets.
But. that aside, they didn't seem too bad a bunch of kids.
David

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Old is good.

40 odd yrs ago l was there bell bottom pants so ya couldn't run had to march every where if ya didn't ya heels bleed from the person behind ya them days you would get taken there by train in handcuffs you was locked in a big room with 150 odd others had to sleep with one eye open,there was one officer and he would go to sleep in his box also them days they would give you a general comital four and a half months to three years depending on ya behaviour for being uncontrollable.food was good never seen any off the crap about what's on here about it .
Also was in yasmar (Ramsey) spelt backwards after the person who owned it or started it etc
I do remember a old fb Holden there that was pretty much walled in didn't go of course

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products an a few blurbombs 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃.

I went through school with a couple of good mates from the boy's home in Castle Hill.
It was the Governer's house originally and housed about 30 kids.
At 14 or 15, (as soon as they could leave school), they were found a job and a place to rent in the inner western suburbs, usually around Stanmore or Liechardt. I remember both of them were pretty unsure and scared of being out on their own.
It was a beautiful old place, but it sat empty, though well maintained, from the late 1970s until a big fire in the mid 1980s.
David

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Old is good.

Nice old ute mate, nothing wrong with old Ford's mate that is what keeps the conversations alive. Holden stories will always win though LOL I have had a few old Ford's myself including XY, XF or 2 but always steered back to the Holden side, enjoy mate, I would like an XY 4X4 ute but most of the 432 produced most have rusted out, the ones that are reasonable I cannot substantiate the asking prices.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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That’s funny Lyn because this XW was destined to become a 4x4. An old bloke bought it to convert to a Fourby. He was the Pres of his local country car club and already owned an original XY factory 4x4. But sadly he died and the ute was purchased from a clearing sale by the bloke I bought it from. Oh and so far have found beggar all rust.
And Al, it did take some convincing the missus, I’m not sure if it was because I was wasting more cash or the fact I was bringing a Ford home

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Bryan

😉😎

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Cheers Al....
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There's nothing wrong with a bit of love on the side.
Even if it is the dark side.
David

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Old is good.

I dunno David, are you talking about the same thing?

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Lol where do I start,
I drive at work, a
Toyota V8 cruiser
Ivco truck ,Mercedes truck, Crains with cat engines, cumin’s engines, hitachi escervators, tellyhandlers
Fork lifts
At home I drive,
My wife’s new Hyundai Santana (if I’m aloud lol)
2011 Toyota Camry
Oh an a 1975 HJ Holden Primer sedan

So you asked if you can stay on hear because you cross over to the dark side lol
Answer, at least it’s a classic old car made of Aussie metal lol

As I always say
Stay safe all
And happy driving our old cars we love and enjoyed

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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Maybe you could do something like this to your ute to stay on the old Holden site. LOL

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Geez thats bizar you put that pic up, dreamt last night i put EH wagon tail lights on my wb ute.........

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...and I dreamt I put XC tail lights on my HR ute.

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Bryan

Went to look at a HR panno that was for sale 100 years ago.. it had an XC update grille and lights and damn i liked it.

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"Junk is something you throw out 3 weeks before you need it"

Surfer prototype three made

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products an a few blurbombs 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃.

They were called Daz😎👍

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But shh, keep that under y'hat.

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That was before the Sandman came out wasn’t it Al ?

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

Yeah mate i think the Surferoo was XW or XY so i think 1970/1!...

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Ok around the same time then for all the summer surfers 🏄🏼‍♀️
The HQ was the first “ Sandman” there was a bloke I served with that had a HQ sandman Ute in Barbados green 253 4 speed I remember it was a time capsule and spotless

But I’ve seen a HK wagon that’s pretty cool lol

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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Thanks mate,although I'de trade the wagon on a nice Sandman though😎🏄‍♂️👍

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Made from XW to test the waters (so to speak) with the young fellas and the surf movement. I read a good article recently on a bloke who restored his. He had it for donkeys ages before deciding on restoring it. I think they made 6, with the thought being one for each state to tour the dealerships.
3 survive.

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Bryan

I do remember reading about them a few years ago,Trax also did a model of it.The same thing was with the Sandman Pannos to,Holden where targeting the young surfer dudes,I knew a few older blokes than me at the time bought them!..

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Lol older than you 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
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Im only 95 in the shade😛🤪😄😄

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Celsius..

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At least ya hips younger than ya lol
How’s it all going mate ?

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
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Yeah going through the final stages now,taking the Femur a bit longer to heal than i thought but the cut,tendons and muscle are feeling a lot better,can't push it though.Hey Tim does that mean Im still hot😄😄👍

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At 95 it may take a while to heal lol

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At 95 it may take a while to heal lol

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"were going to need a bigger shed"
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This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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