I need info on Falcon utes. (ANd I may have found me one, over here)
The question is - what is the precise wheelbase from center of front hub, to center of rear hub, of a latemodel Falcon ute?
If it's what I think it is - it may be possible to bring over a used cab and bed from a wreck(s) and put them on something else. If true I can build my own, the only problem woulod of course be reversing the entire dash panel to move the steering and controls to the other side.
(Which might be done with parts from other US trucks)
There is a Falcon near where I live that was sent over to rob a cleveland engine out of (oddly enough - to put in another falcon ute).
The donor is from the seventies, and I haven't gone to look at it yet.
The guys responsible for the project send muscle car parts and motorcycles from the US to Down Under, and it seems to me they might help cook up a way to send a latemodel cab and bed over here for me to modify.
MUCH more cheaply than going after an entire UTE!!!
hate to say it, but I've been in a bind since posting last. It will be months before I can do anything at all with the projects I have already. I even had to let go of a 72 VW Super Beetle for just under what I spent on it a while ago.
Rotten shame, but after this year things will be right again.
The late model Aussie falcon ute is a monocoque chassis on the front, half chassis on the rear. Prior to 1999, it's a complete monocoque (meaning the chassis is part of the body). If you use a later than 99 ute, you'll have two chassis sitting on top of each other from the cab back.... Though over here I've seen people put them on Landcruiser chassis. Looks awesome when it's done properly though!!!