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Not a VW option - strictly aftermarket

"a car with a tree trunk in the middle of a tree"

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quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 08, 2024 12:02PM

That truck on the right is killing me. It's a 1970's International Harvester and my parents bought one the same color new in 1970. When trucks were trucks and not giant, fancy cars with tiny cargo boxes in back. My folks were way ahead of the curve, though; in a time when they were rare, our truck was a four door "crew cab" though otherwise it was pretty bare bones by the rest of today's standards. They put a camper in the bed and it was a great vacation mobile.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: May 09, 2024 09:33AM

All we got in Australia, from my memory, were Bedford trucks. Common on farms or for serious delivery guys. Army trucks got left in Europe and Africa after WWII so very few of those made it back. Imports came from the UK like Leyland buses were here but Fords and Binders were rare until the 70's when imports were cheaper
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 09, 2024 10:10AM

I don't know when they stopped but I know there was a manufacturing operation for International Harvester light trucks in Australia postwar and through the 50's into the 60's. Crocodile Dundee's bush truck is a 60's era Australian International. By the 60's, Aussie Internationals had their own design that was very different than their American cousins, at least as far as the body work, I think the mechanicals were mostly the same and, at least in the earlier years, the engines were a corporate design that was manufactured in Australia. International stopped building light trucks everywhere in 1975 and the Scout, their Jeep competitor, ended production in 1980; since then they've only built medium and heavy duty trucks and I know those were available in Oz for some time and might still be. My dad worked for IH from 1956 to 1970, hence my interest in them.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: May 09, 2024 10:45AM

Q~Man, I remember the IH grill on TV and such but never saw them in real life (on the road). Maybe it was a Victorian thing (pulse) or possibly the banana benders had them, as a proud New South Welshman (that's the only State in Australia that matters) I can't recall them. I took this rare OC in the State of South Australia...
woberto Report This Comment
Date: May 09, 2024 10:49AM