Some years ago!

Some years ago!

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Sunday, 27 December 2015

The remains of a J van for sale.

This is Noonans Bakery ( an icon bakery that Perth people knew very well 70+ years ago) ex delivery van from back in the day. It's been our centre piece in the court yard of our business Old Skool Collectables Antiques Retro and Vintage here in MADDINGTON on Albany Hway. People stop all the time just to show their kids or grandkids an iconic vehicle. We've had grown men weeping because of a past memory they have recalled.
We're sad to say we have to close down as the real estate won't renew our lease here and we are finding it hard to find anywhere to move our new business of only 6 months too. We finally got over 250 people walking in our door a day to now having to close and find somewhere to store 600sqm of everything you could imagine in just three weeks to God knows where.
It's rough but has character
It's old but comes with WA history
It's heavy I know cause we dug it out of a backyard here in Gosnells in the middle of a bitterly cold part of winter..
Restored she would look awesome that, time and money we don't have.

$2000 ONO

Only serious people call no time wasters.
This is the advert taken from gumtree in Australia.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Just a couple of pictures recently sent in.

Boston, early 60's? Thanks GS for sharing.
Christmas down under, between 38-40 degrees, way too hot for us, we like the seasons except when we have to work on our vehicles outside. Thanks JB for sharing this picture, nice to see you must wear a hat to keep your head warm.
This is the last post for 2015, take a look in 2016 and we might have found something to share by then.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Its nearly Christmas, so it must be Snow White, seven helpers and one J van.

Snow White, seven helpers and one J van.

J van project about to be dipped to clean it before painting.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

A major restoration takes another step forward.

The picture above is of a repaired van about to be chemically dipped to clean it all up.
It has been a major restoration, everything in front of the "B" post, yes the entire cab has been made from new metal. Once clean it will be reunited with a restored chassis and then on to the paint shop.
Stunning restoration.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Having a tidy up and clear out.

Trying to tidy up one of the garages, came across these J type items.
Can you guess what they are? The first one is easy.

We will be surprised if you can identify what the parts are for in the second image, only used on GPO J type vans. 
A second clue is that there should be four of them.
Also came across these, sorry not for sale.
Have a great Christmas.
And not Happy Holiday.....

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620

Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.