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P.O. Box 26, Wendouree,
Ballarat, Victoria
Australia, 3355
Ph: (03) 53393673  
Fax:(03) 53399900

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Newsletter September 2003
(Important note: The prices shown on on archived newsletters are no longer current! Please see the current newsletter or contact us.)

Well there’s only 4 months left for 2003. The year has flown (again) and I’m currently behind schedule (again). However, it has been hectic with the Nationals and Dream Tour now both behind me. Enquiries are the busiest ever and there seems to be lots more projects underway than previously and from right around the country. We hope to get to some interstate Swaps when the weather improves, and our next shipment will arrive in time for Bendigo Swap in mid November. A week later the Ballarat Rod Run will kick off and our club is again hosting the Vic State Rod Run next Easter, so have to finish some of my own projects by then.

We have some exciting new products and are also on the verge of a big international deal which will add to our already comprehensive stock range.

If you need any help with your A Model project please call me and if I am busy, leave a quick message and I will get back to you.

Great Aussie Dream Tour 2003

I have just returned from a 4 week flying visit taking in the LA Roadster Show and Swap, Cruise Nights, Wrecking Yards, Goodguys Nostalgia Drags and Long Beach Swap. Took a long time to find some stock at fair prices but eventually located it and will have most of it home before Christmas (refer attached and website for details). Prices keep going up and when you finally get far enough away from California prices, the freight costs ruin the deals. Anyway, it’s all an adventure and work is not meant to be easy, is it?


I have just finished editing some highlights onto a 3 hour tape and will again offer them for $25 including postage. Send orders and payment to PO Box 26, Wendouree, 3355 or contact me for phone orders. We will have credit card facilities in place for your convenience. There will be limited numbers available so get in early if you don’t want to miss out. All previous years tapes are now sold out.

New Product --- V8 Quickchange Centre sections

Old Tin has secured the exclusive agency for the new V8 Quickchange Centre section being made in New Zealand. Following on from their successful A Model Quickie, they have just released the long awaited V8 version. Pricing is being finalised for a limited introductory release, so if you are interested contact me for more information. The A Model version will continue to be produced, however demand for the V8 will probably take up most of their time, so you need to plan your purchase in advance.

Hot Rod Pickups

Customer cars will be finished shortly and our new V6 powered Roadster Pickup will be on the road in October. We are also hoping to debut our special 75th Anniversary model in November.

We are then planning to put some closed cars together and present them as budget driveaway models as well.

If you are in the market for a drive-away A Model Hot Rod, contact me with your requirements and I will show you how we may be able to help.

Neck Ties

We still have some stock of the new Car Hop scene ties and if you still have to wear one, then wear this one. For $40 all up, we will post to your door and you can show your true colours at work.

Internet www. oldtin.com.au

By now you will have noticed our site has been updated and will again feature some changes to make it more user-friendly and easier to see the latest happenings in the world of Old Tin. We are committed to making this a better site with more regular updates especially on stock and happenings. Thanks for coming back for a look.


We are planning our start to the season now, with most of November booked out with Mildura (late October), John’s Picnic, Bright, Bendigo Swap and Ballarat Rod Run all on the agenda. If you see us around, say g’day and have a look at our stuff and hopefully we can help.

 Specials RMI 25 and Radiator Filter Socks

Old Tin has been an agent for this remarkable Coolant Treatment for over 5 years now and although only a small turnover, the guys that use it love it. It cleans, coats, cuts temperature, softens, stops electrolysis, and overall improves your cooling system to become more efficient and reduce maintenance costs. Especially helpful to older dirty engines and alloy headed and accessorised motors, and environmentally safe and non-toxic.. For $25 posted to you, it will treat 20 litre systems. If you need more info contact me and I’ll fill you in.

Also in stock is the famous Australian made Cleanflow reusable filter socks, which will pick up any loose scale or dirt before it gets into your valuable radiator and causes more problems. Sized to suit motor bikes, cars and trucks and big equipment they cost from $15 posted to you.

Stock Clearance


Special -30 Victoria Body - USA import, it is a solid body with no floor subframe at all (they were wood). Some trims missing and some shotgun damage to the passenger door, but otherwise only minor rust and dents and some bullet holes to fix. Would make a nice steel classy car for someone. Only - $7500

We can supply chassis, guards etc to make more complete if needed for a special package deal.


Another Special -29 Cabriolet Body - USA import, this was stored away for many years after dismantling and comes with a lot of original wood for patterns if needed. No folding irons came with it and the quarters have been roughly repaired at some stage, but the doors, cowl and bootlid are fair to good. I was keeping this one for myself but have some other plans now, and need to move some things. Only - $7500



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)

Bodies ($ au incl. GST)

29 Pickup Complete assembled and running Pickup, all nice parts $11,000
30 Pickup Complete assembled rolling Pickup, all good tin and parts $11,000
30 Coupe Body, guards, bonnet, grill, vallances, running boards, all nice $10,400
30 Sports coupe Good back with cut down doors and cowl for roadster look $4,000
30 Roadster Rough quarters with solid cowl and nice doors, some new panels $3,500
35 Sedan Fair body and doors on rodded chassis with rough 36 front $4,000

Parts and Panels
($ au incl. GST)
28 R/ster doors New doors stock or 2inch longer with burstproofs fitted $1,200
29 R/ster PU New Cab backs in stock or 2inch longer $500
29 Tourer Mock up of parts in fair condition, body only $3,000
29 Chassis Rolling original chassis with unstuck engine $2,500
30 Ute back Original aussie wellside ute back in fair nick $1,100
31 Woody cowl Very rare original cowl with proper hinges $1,300

Late News (again) *************************

Just re-released, we have a cheap Roadster Rear kit in fibreglass consisting of both quarters, top and bottom panel and bootlid inner and outer. Unassembled, and recommended for primered cars or race cars only. A cheap way to make a body. Requires work to get nice, but it is cheap $660 all up.

A mate in Sydney has to clear some stock (still) and has a real nice 30 Running Chassis for sale for $4000 and my old unrestored complete 29 Bakers Van for $4000 ono. Contact me for more info.

Also a 1940 ex army Dodge Pickup (not ute) still all original, some rust and motor stuck but rolls and has nearly everything still on it. Ugly but would look nice done up asking $3000


  • Remember we are constantly chasing new stock and if you need anything A Model call me and we may be able to help. I don’t always buy everything I hear about, but I’ll gladly pass the info on.
  • We are always interested in buying bodies and parts so if you have some leftovers and need some cash give me a call and see if we can do business
  • Old Tin happily provides Lay-By options for any purchases over $1000


Remember: If you have family or friends which may be interested, please pass this on


**************Real Late News******************

Have just done deal for some more stock overseas and will be shipping the following in October/November :
30 Closed Cab Pickup Nice original intact body and guards etc $8,000
30 Closed Cab Pickup Another nice original cab and bed and parts $8,000
30 Coupe Original coupe body still together with all bits $6,000
30 Coupe Good parts assembled into body and panels $7,500
30 Coupe Nice solid body with subframe and part rear arches cut $6,000

"Invest in Precious Metals" - "A" Model Fords

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.

David Waight
Australian Land Speed Record Holder for Vintage 4 class.

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Previous Newsletters:
June 2002, February 2002, August 2001, March 2001, Spring 2000, February 2000, October 1999, March 1999, September 1998.

Current Stock - see our "'A' parts" or "Tin Yard" pages!