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Re: Classic pictures Updated 02/09/2023

Post #4121 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:38 pm

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Billy26F5 wrote:Superb Thames Trader brochure, I don't remember this variant, quite a long lorry too.
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It implies "factory built" rather than conversion but not actually Ford, or was AWD a sub of Ford UK?


I believe that AWD were an independent company that were involved with all wheel drive conversions for Ford and Bedford, probably others too? :think:

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 02/09/2023

Post #4122 by essexpete » Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:40 pm

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Billy26F5 wrote:Superb Thames Trader brochure, I don't remember this variant, quite a long lorry too.
Sandy

It implies "factory built" rather than conversion but not actually Ford, or was AWD a sub of Ford UK?


I believe that AWD were an independent company that were involved with all wheel drive conversions for Ford and Bedford, probably others too? :think:

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The same AWD that took over the last Bedford production?


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Re: Classic pictures Updated 02/09/2023

Post #4123 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:42 pm

Not sure on that one Pete? :think:

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 02/09/2023

Post #4124 by hair bear » Wed Sep 06, 2023 9:02 pm

I think in a similar way to the County 6x4 and 6x2 Trader, it was built as a 3 axle and available new direct from a Ford Dealer rather than buy the truck then have it converted. Also I believe the County was covered under the Ford warranty system as it used all Ford parts for the build so all service parts were available from the Ford dealer. All Wheel Drive Camberley may have had a similar arrangement. I seem to remember being told that this incarnation of All Wheel Drive were tied up with Clark equipment and may have then been hoovered up by Michigan in the 1960s. AWD in Dunstable I thought only appeared in the late 70s / early 80s but like wearing orthopiedic shoes, I stand to be corrected!
Oddly All Wheel Drive Camberley were based only about 5 miles away from County Commercial Cars.
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 02/09/2023

Post #4125 by Billy26F5 » Wed Sep 06, 2023 11:21 pm

I go with Rob (but only because I think it sounds reasonable, I don't actually know), I think most conversions by bigger companies (at least on Ford products, mainly Major's in many guises) would have done that, it then meant that the servicing was much easier, and it gave Ford easier selling by having so much variety powered by the Major in the dealer's garage.
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 13/09/2023

Post #4126 by Neversweat » Wed Sep 13, 2023 9:44 am

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 13/09/2023

Post #4127 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:57 pm

Love the forlorn looking Ford 'D' series in the last photo. :thumbup:

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 17/09/2023

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 24/09/2023

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 24/09/2023

Post #4130 by essexpete » Tue Sep 26, 2023 9:01 pm

What is the old unit being loaded by the Chaseside?


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