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hj van with 308 and th400, rare?

Hi guys,

Long time no post...

I just pulled my old 3 door ambo out of storage (not a 3 door any more, rebodied) as I need to sell it, child coming... I don't want to sell it and tbh ill try not to.. Im getting off track..

Whilst entering the cars details on a Gumtree add I was surprised and impressed, to see all the different engine and trans combo's for all the different hj models in the drop down menus in Gumtree.
I was more surprised when I couldnt enter a HJ 308, 3 speed auto van.
I tried it as a kingswood, belmont and sandman, the only v8 auto option was 4.2ltr.

So, is a 308, th400 van a super rare beast?

I also learnt yesterday about the b06 option, however this is not marked on my compliance plates, afaics. And I dont know what the bo6 options are either..

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Rebodied? What's the go, no longer an ambo? I'll have to unfriend you as an ambo-owner. Are you selling the ambo body, or a new-bodied van? I can put the details on the ambo site if you want.

Yeah, if I remember BO6 is the ambulance option. Twin headlights, big V8, T400 (I think) etc, etc. mackv8 is the man to ask, he no longer lives here, bugger it. He'd know what you have.

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Gday Tim.

Yep hit that unfriend button Im sorry..

I re-bodied it with a normal hj van with only two useless doors. Ten years ago... Didn't i mention it? Anyway it was pitted beyond repair and i have repaired some baddd [Naughty Pottyword].

This one was factory single head light, ac, bucket seats, oil pressure and temp gauge, full head lining.

selling as is.. :(

I spose an ambo nut could back a third door back in it...

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hmm.

I remember you swapping this and that, I got a bit confused where we were at...
New kid eh? Congrats. What about a dickie-seat in the back for Jnr?

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Hey Timbo how do you know he has called the kid Dickie?

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..I'm the kid's Godfather.

Right Curly.?

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The position is available! Ill just hide her under a rug..

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hmm.

I don't know what they would be but I'd say a HJ Van with 308 TH400 on the plate from the factory would be quite rare... the Statesman's had that line up as standard and there was no choice...even many of the GTS Monaro's and Sandman's were not 5 litres...the vast amount of Van's would have been sixes...over the years there would have been many that were retro-fitted...but not a lot from factory...my thinking is it would be quite rare...maybe 1% of total HJ production would be a 308 TH400 Van from factory...eg 1500...even less if it has A/C! ps just looking at another site there is ref to there having been about 130 HJ B06 spec Vans and cab chassis..just a number that's out there...

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Andrew

Hj van with 308 Th 400 would of been a special order lm thinking ๐Ÿค”
Ambulance yes
Prem wagons were 6s or a 253 same as sedan or special order
Even a HJ Prem with full electric windows is rare

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Thanks cad and triple d.. Nice to meet u btw.

Thats pretty special! Think ill go get the origional ac compressor off the tip pile.

For the first time ever I think I want to put a car back to origional. Was gonna sell but bugger it. Ive only had it over 20 years, heres to next 20...

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hmm.

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