There's a lot of debate about this one. Some people are convinced it's a Dodge. Others say Chrysler. And others say Plymouth.
It's a T.J Richards body at the very least. They were Australian coach builders for many makes at the time, including the makes mentioned above. So this body is exactly the same as many other makes. There were only slight differences between them. I would best describe this as a 34 body (the year of the smooth tail) but with 33 guards.
It's a wooden frame that's long rotted away. It'll require either building your own wooden frame, or better still, a steel frame.
The chassis is solid. There is one cross-member (that's bolted in) that was cut, but can be re-welded (as pictured).
The B-pillars were also wooden, which explains the doors being wired shut. The bracket that attaches the doors to the B-pillar are there though.
The front end is missing.
Engine and gearbox are missing.
The rear end is all there.
The fuel tank is there.
No front windscreen.
The only trim piece that seems to be missing is one bottom trim on one of the rear windows.
One of the rear quarter windows was in one piece, until I stood on it. I'll include it so you can trace it though.
All of the sheet metal is still thick, so you can panel beat it back to shape and/or weld it.
This may not suit a purist restorer, but for any rat rodders out there, this is the go to body.
If you're keen, it can be done and this will be the cheapest starting point.
It's extremely rare to find these bodies and I'm sure you know what they're worth when restored.
You might have guessed it, but it doesn't come with rego.
Located in Tottenham, NSW (140kms past Dubbo)
May be able to deliver at a fee and within reasonable distance.
With no front end, it's going to be difficult to get off the trailer. A forklift at your end would be ideal. But if that's not possible, we'll work something out.
The front can be lifted comfortably by two people, so it's not that bad.