Newsletter August 2001
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Well, just back from the good ol USA and straight into some fresh 8-9 degree days
in Ballarat. Just perfect in a tin shed with no heater. At least it makes you keep working
and on the move to stay warm. Enough about the weather.
What a trip!!!! Visits to the Antique Nationals, Pomona Swap, Mopar Challenge, LA
Roadster Show, Santa Rosa Swap, Oldies Drags and another Pomona Swap filled the weekends
to the brim. Combined with wrecking yards, cruise nights, backyards and good old tin
hunting from Canada to Mexico, the time seemed to fly.
There is still lots of stuff out there, but one big problem. The cost to get them home
with the way our dollar is, means they would not sell in the current market. Besides the
US Hot Rodding scene just keeps getting bigger and better with more people joining the
movement at every event. This means stuff just doesnt sit around like it used to,
with someone always willing to buy, no matter what condition.
I did find some good A Model bodies, but will not ship unless there is serious buyers
because of the cost. I have put photos in this newsletter and some on the web site to
allow people to consider their options.
I am in the process of editing some videotape into highlights and will be selling tapes
of the trip. There will also be a professional video of the LA Roadster Show released
through Old Tin which contains some excellent interviews of famous identities. Finally, a
highlights video of the Oldies Drags will also be compiled for the go-fast followers.
All in all, a great insight into what should be in store for Australia in the coming
Internet Update www.oldtin.com.au
There will be a layout change on the Website soon to simplify the info online. There
will be updates on the stock and specials as well. Let me know if there is something else
you would like to see, so I can consider.
Great Aussie Dream Tour 2001
The Dream Tour provided me with over 9 hours of videotape and I am busy editing a
highlights package for those interested.
There was also professionally filmed footage of the LA Roadster Show which will be
released through Old Tin shortly.
Finally, one of my favourite events the OLDIES DRAGS, will be presented in a highlights
package of over one hour.
So get your video players cleaned and get ready for some interesting and fun footage of
the USA scene in 2001.
These would make a great gift idea for FATHERS DAY and CHRISTMAS, so start dropping
I would like to clear some of the current stock, to enable some new stock to be
A full list of items on hand is included later in the newsletter.
Hot Rod Pickup
A new release of the latest updated Pickup is planned for late September and will
include full details of the recent developments in chassis, body and running gear as
requested by customers. New team members are joining Old Tin to enable vehicles and kits
to be supplied in shorter timeframes as requested.
A special 2002 Limited Edition model with traditional four bar front and rear will be
released in December. Watch out for this exciting promotion and get in early because there
will only be a few built.
The Rod Run season will kick off again in Victoria in October, with some Swap Meets and
Nostalgia Drag Racing events before then. A full schedule will be on the Web site.
Old Tin still has some very good bodies in stock, but they wont last forever.
Prices have been held for over 18 months now, but will have to rise soon. If you are
interested in any of these items, get in quick and remember we happily accept lay-by terms
to assist your cash flow.
|Current Stock ($ au incl. GST)
|28 Tudor body. Mint back, doors need lower repair.
|29 Tourer body. Solid set of body panels need subframe.
|29 Roadster Pickup Body. New Cab built for old customer.
|30 Tudor body. Blasted and assembled nice project body.
|30 Tudor body. Very nice original and clean body.
|30 Roadster Pickup. Very clean front with new cab back.
|30 Roadster Ute. Original old ute with good parts.
|30 4 Door Body. Good panels with wood everywhere.
|37 4 Door Sedan. Nice cheap starter car, need some bits.
|39 Standard Coupe. Cheap coupe roller missing parts.
|33 Dodge Pickup Cab. Cutest of the 33s, Great Rat Rod
A selection of the finds in USA include these gems
($ au incl. GST)
|29 Standard Coupe. Solid body on chassis, these are rare.
|29 Leather Back Coupe. Good dry body with most brackets, etc.
|29 Sports Coupe. Solid body with some extra bits.
|29 Closed Cab Pickup. Nice complete Cab with little probs.
|30 Closed Cab Pickup. Late 31 with solid roof , good nick.
|30 Coupe. All in bits but nice condition.
|30 Sports Coupe. Solid original body.
|40 Pickup. This is nice old truck, needs grill.
|49 Coupe. Solid complete car, very minor rust.
|These prices include shipping to Melbourne and pickup from there or
Note. These were available as at 25 July, 2001, but check first before
See our Tin Yard for pictures.
Plus lots of body parts for Tudors, Tourers and Pickups
Remember Old Tin is Australia's home of 'A' Model Fords and we carry the largest range
of second hand parts in the country.
We are also agents for many Hot Rod parts and carry stock of all 4 bar Front and rear
end items. Give me a call if you need some advice on your 'A' model project.
Australian Land Speed Record Holder for Vintage 4 class.
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99, Oct 99, Feb 00, Spring 2000, Mar 01, Jun 02, Current
Current Stock - see our "'A' parts" or "Tin Yard" pages!