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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-02, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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EL Ute

I saw a EL ute on sunday there were never any made were there???? I'm sure my eyes were not playing tricks on me.......
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Could have been an XH ute with the EF-style front converted to EL spec. I haven't seen such a car myself though.:)

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I know a while back, there was one made out of a EB, I think. I think it was done by the Hillier Bros.

It was a 6cyl.

They then upgraded the front to a EL XR, and dropped a V8 into it.

It was maroon.

And it was a bloody nice car!

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I saw an EL Ute with a tray, at Rowville Maccas a while back, now there wasn't any of those made where there?
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A Pambula (NSW South Coast) based Coach/Body builder (think Limo's & Hearses) at one time were making E-series cab-chassis. Called Hammond Conversions I think. I don't know how many they made or if they still do them but Street Machine had a small article on a blue one (EL) and there was one that used to show up at SummerNats each year that was maroon with an XR front (ED, I think). Interestingly they used the sedan type rear suspension of solid axle, watts link and 4 trailing arms on a fabricated (or braced Ford items?) chassis rails with an alloy tray.

Apart from that there was the Hilliers conversion (below) that started as an EA wagon.


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That one in the pictures was the one I was talking about.

It is so nice. As everyone can see.

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Didn't the last of the XHs have EL front ends from factory? Last one released around mid-late '98 before the AU ute came out in '99?

I think they changed around the same time as when they stuck the V8 back in the utes. They were full body utes, not cab/chassis.
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Originally posted by Ken Oath I know a while back, there was one made out of a EB, I think. I think it was done by the Hillier Bros.

It was a 6cyl.

They then upgraded the front to a EL XR, and dropped a V8 into it.

It was maroon.

And it was a bloody nice car!
Hmmmm i saw a blue one but that had a tray too...



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I saw an EL Ute with a tray, at Rowville Maccas a while back, now there wasn't any of those made where there?
was it blue??
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Didn't the last of the XHs have EL front ends from factory? Last one released around mid-late '98 before the AU ute came out in '99?

I think they changed around the same time as when they stuck the V8 back in the utes. They were full body utes, not cab/chassis.
Yeah, thats what i thought. Maybe they only came with EF fronts though.

A mate had an XG and from the look most of the front wasn't interchangable with a sedan. The bonnet and guards were unique as they had to go from the EF bumper to the XG shape doors and cab.
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That was an XH PURSUTE, the XG looked like XF apart from an EB-style grill. The XH belnded the EF style nosecone to older style cab, the bonnet & guards are unique ute/pano parts.

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