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tcam

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  08:50:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonder why GM never tried to sell these here? Seems like they would have sold JMO
1948 Chevrolet UTE.







Edited by - tcam on 09/13/2020 08:51:24

jimmcdonald

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  10:36:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool truck.
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Evan M

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  11:18:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Truck, I guess that the powers that be at GM didn't think that there would be a market for them in the USA.
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FenderMender

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  11:26:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sort of odd looking, but very practical and cool in its own way. The fore-runner to the El Camino without that special appearance.
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JCarnutz

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  12:53:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool. I have always wondered the same thing. I think they would have sold here in the US.
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Billy Collins

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  16:10:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting.
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Skylark

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  16:35:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very interested....I'd never seen a ute this old.

Pickups were work trucks on the farm mostly back then, not the go-out-on-the-town vehicles they are now.

Because of the loads they were carrying, integrated passenger and load area bodies like this were susceptible to too much stress and twisting. Ford tried such a thing briefly in 1962, it was quickly discontinued because customers complained.

I will try to find a picture of one to post later.
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Bob Nist

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  17:55:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A very nice looking little truck.
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Myron

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  19:45:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Never saw this one before. Nice truck.
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Skylark

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  20:06:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

cargo box integrated into cab on a production '62 Ford

if you are interested in reading the story behind this pickup:
https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/02/looking-back-1961-1963-ford-f100-unibody-pickups.html

Edited by - Skylark on 09/13/2020 20:37:57
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Skylark

USA

Posted - 09/13/2020 :  20:42:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Chevy UTE has a neat little feature I just noticed.... back of the cab overhangs a small portion of the cargo area;
that might allow some items to be hauled back there during a rain and not get too wet.

Edited by - Skylark on 09/13/2020 20:44:23
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Tom Weinberg

USA

Posted - 09/15/2020 :  12:12:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Way cool!
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