New Aussie square body owner

pduffyd

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Wz7u, Im doing a resto mod on my 76 C20. Its got a 454 and sm465 in it, and will have a 59 Apache stepside body on it. It started its life as a GM Holden RHD import from the US. So it always was a factory RHD, but manual steering, I just finished converting to power. That is a whole nother story.
 

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Hey Damo, welcome to the forum from another Aussie. Mine's a '76 shortbed Silverado, still in left hand hook.
 

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Your square bodies in Straya - are you using them mainly as a ute or are there any speed aspirations in your reasoning? Also, is the rhd mod a common one for squares or is it strictly a specialty upgrade?
They were assembled here in Australia as R/H drive vehicles by General Motors Holden, at the Dandenong plant, which is half hour away from me.
 

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Dave M, yeah, complete knock down kits I believe.
 

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Welcome from New England, good luck with project.
 

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billgibbs222

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How ya doing mate? An Aussie here in Cherryville NC USA. Been here 20 years now....retired now but still active in my trucks etc. If ya need any parts I may be able to assist locating some...freight will be a bomb, but I dont think there are that many Square Bodies downunder....anyhoo....have a good one mate!
 

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How ya doing mate? An Aussie here in Cherryville NC USA. Been here 20 years now....retired now but still active in my trucks etc. If ya need any parts I may be able to assist locating some...freight will be a bomb, but I dont think there are that many Square Bodies downunder....anyhoo....have a good one mate!
G'day Bill, where were you originally from in Oz?
 

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Welcome Damo, another joining us fellow Ozzie’s , guys and gals here are a great bunch, always happy to try and help out and share their square experiences. Hell of a lot of cluey folks here.
 

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They were assembled here in Australia as R/H drive vehicles by General Motors Holden, at the Dandenong plant, which is half hour away from me.
Damn man, I should've known that. I'm off to research square bodies in Oz.
 

pduffyd

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Wz7u,
A bit of info to get you started on the Oz squares.
 

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Lots of work ahead of ya, joy. Welcome from Poland (just moved from Canada) with my 87 Suburban. Since i got the bug, i purchased another square body a 75 C20. Cheers !!
 

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