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P.O. Box 26, Wendouree,
Ballarat, Victoria
Australia, 3355
Ph: (03) 5339 3673  Fax:(03) 5339 9900

(International callers please replace (03) with 613 + your international dialing prefix)


Newsletter June 2002

(Important note: The prices shown on on archived newsletters are no longer current!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

Almost half the year has gone by and the rest will probably just fly by. A lot has happened since Ballarat Swap with a very busy March and April taking in Rod Runs and Swaps around Victoria. We are also busy finishing off Customer cars and getting ready for the USA Trip which will be a bit later this year.

We’re also in the midst of an exciting deal which will be finalised soon and will expand our business dramatically. Can’t say much more at present but watch for an announcement shortly.

Stock is a bit thn on the ground with little new stuff on hand lately. Have some to pick up in US but most presold. We have tidied up some bodies and put some good packages together , but get in quick or you’ll miss out for another year.

Finally, I am selling my blue Demo Pickup to enable my to finish a V8 Demo before the rodding season kicks off in October. A good proven reliable pickup for $20,000. Refer pictures in Tin Yard.


Wrapping up 3 customer cars at present and then off to America. Will be able to do one more for Christmas delivery if anyone’s interested, but must be ordered before June 30.

Contact me if you’re interested and have the funds ready.

 Internet www. oldtin.com.au

Getting around 1000 hits a month and around 30/40 A-mails every month. Keep them coming including your comments on what other things would improve the site and make you revisit regularly.


Have a few copies left and will be selling until I head back to USA. Will miss the LA Roadster Show this year, so will have to reminisce with last years video like a lot of you guys.

Dream Tour 2001 3 hours $25 Post paid

Oldies Drags 2001 2 hours $25    " "

LA Roadster Show 1 hour 30min $35  " "

Easter Vic Rod Run 1 hour 30min $35  " "

Please send cheque or money order direct to Old Tin or contact me with details to COD.


 Old Tin organised a Picnic on a local Dry Lake (first time empty since 1948) recently and we invited some old timey cars to come along. Had a great day and recreated some early scenes for a photo shoot. May be releasing an Old Tin Calendar soon with some shots from here to be included.

Also attended the Castlemaine Rods 40th and Street Roddings 25th Anniversaries and had a great time over the weekend including the Swap Meet on Sunday.

Next up is the Ballarat Road Rodders Multi Storey Car Park (the FRIDGE) Swap on the 23rd June, then Heroes in Hot Rods at Avoca in July then quiet for most of Winter.


"A" Model Speed Gear

Have collaborated with a Kiwi Hop Up guy for some A Model Speed Equipment, including twin carb manifolds, sideplates, quick change rears and other bits and pieces. Items will be held in very limited stock so let me know if this interests you so I can gauge demand and maybe get a bulk deal.

Contact me to discuss further details and pricing.


Stock Clearance


Special - ex Demo 1929 A Model Roadster Pickup: 202, Trimatic, Torana F&R, T Bar, flat light blue, black inside, soft top, chopped screen, on road last 5 years and kept tidy. Overall good condition, but could be time for image change. Price $20,000


Another Special - 1929 Tudor, last Reg 1970, complete driving car in overall fair condition. Older home restoration done probably in the 60’s. Been inside most of the time since, all stock running gear Price $10,000



Old Tin still has some very good bodies in stock, but they won’t 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)
29 Roadster, Steel, pretty good with some repairs req’d, new US floor $4000
29 Roadster, Rough with home made steel ’s, as traded $1500
29 Tudor, Very good body with all moulds $5500
30 Tudor, Good body, blasted and primed, no moulds $3500
30 Tudor, Very good body with all moulds, visor etc. $6000
30 Fordor, Good body, full of wood, no floor frame $3850
30 Roadsster Pickup, Mint cowl and doors with local cab back, steel frame $5000

Oddball Stuff in stock
($ au incl. GST)
33 Dodge Pick Up, Nice suicide door USA closed cab, all steel floor $3300
55 Desoto, 291ci Hemi Motor and Box, was out of runner 3yrs ago $2500
40’s Farmall Tractor in bits but all there and good body $1500
!!!!!Offers or trades (early Ford stuff) may be considered on these 3 items!!!!!

Note. These were available as at June, 2002, but check first before sending money.

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.

Four Bangers Forever OLD TIN Ph 03 5339 FORD (3673)

Previous Newsletters: Sept 98, March 99, Oct 99, Feb 00, Spring 2000, Mar 01, Aug 01
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