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Thames & Fordson E83W Owners.

2009. Please note that this register is no longer being updated, but will be left here for reference purposes. The forum has been shown to work better, please take a look at the E83W forum by visiting the link in the lefthand menu.

The aim of this simple register was to unite owners of Fordson and Thames 10 cwt vehicles (1938-1957) across the world. Many E83W owners seem to reside in the UK, and as such can usually make direct contact with fellow E83W fans via classic car shows and magazines.

However an encouraging number of owners have been in touch from overseas, so I decided to try and help owners from all countries to link up with fellow enthusiasts regardless of their location. The new forum was also set up to allow people to not just register their interest in E83Ws, but also to talk about them and ask questions quickly and easily.

If you wish to be removed from this old page for any reason, please drop me a line and I will remove you as soon as I can from the E83W Register. If you'd like to join the forum, simply have a look at the Registration information at the top of the forum page. The van or pickup you own needn't be immaculate either (mine weren't!!), just so long as you have the remains of something that resembles an E83W, thats all that matters.

Name/Loc'n E83W owned   More info Photo
Owners in the UK
Rick
UK (Website author)
1955 Thames (1 of 2)
Steel body pickup.
E83W Site Original steel pickup, once shared a garage with GPO Morris J Type van. SOLD E83W
Rick
UK (Website author)
1954 Thames (2 of 2)
Van.
E83W Site Been off the road for 12 years following restoration hence condition good. SOLD E83W panel van
Dave
UK
1956 Thames
Steel body pickup.
  Ex-Windsor Garages Llandudno (ex RJ) E83W
????
UK
1947 Fordson
Wooden pickup.
  Floor mounted handbrake version E83W
Alan
UK
1948 Fordson
Pickup.
  Mechanically refurb'd some years ago, body ok too flatbed
Peter
UK
1948 Fordson
Van.
  Fully restored and has had signwriting applied recently E83W van
Malcolm
UK
1951 Fordson
Pickup.
  Bought in 1987 as a pile of rusty bits, took 2 years to restore E83W wooden pickup
Alan
Staffordshire, UK
1951 Fordson
Estate car.
  "Rollin' Thunder", customised with Ford V6, auto, Jag IRS etc! E83W custom van
Denis
Yorkshire, UK
195? Fordson
Pickup.
  Very much a working vehicle - Denis once worked for my Dodge's old owner way back. E83W flat bed pickup
Scottie
Glasgow, UK
195? Thames
Van.
  The only E83W in Scotland on the register. Front has now been cut off for customising. E83W van
Frank
St Helens, UK
1954 Thames
Van.
  Always lived in the St Helens area! E83W van
Pete
Hampshire, UK
1952 Thames
Van.
  Ex-builder & undertaker, with fitted passenger seat E83W van
Harry
Middlesex, UK
1947 Fordson
Truck.
  Restored. E83W van
Graham
UK
Looking to buy one!
Pickup?
  Looking forward to buying a pickup project sometime soon!. E83W pickup
Pat
UK
1957 Thames
Dropside Pickup.
  Currently being restored, full story being featured here E83W pickup
Andrew
UK
195? Thames
Van
  Owned by Morris & Company of Shrewsbury. van
Jim
Cheshire, UK
194? Fordson
Pickup.
  Early centre throttle, wooden back, pickup in regular use. immaculate E83W pickup
John
UK
1948 Fordson
Pickup.
  Under restoration, John requires the alloy steering box mounting bracket. E83W
Roy
UK
1955 Thames
Custom.
  Bought part-built, ex-Whitstable bus company, V6. E83W
Alan
UK
195? Thames
Van.
  Currently undergoing restoration. E83W
Peter (1/2)
UK
1956/7 Thames
Flatbed.
  Has a W.D. plate on the dashboard - war dept?? flatbed
Peter (2/2)
UK
195? Thames
Luton Van.
  Currently dismantled and being refurb'd. Belong to Peter's son. E83W
John
UK
1952 Thames
Van.
  Receiving some TLC & should be in use in 2006. E83W
Mark
UK
1954 Thames
Van.
  Ford 2.8 V6 engine and Jag rear axle with a Viva front end. Customised E83W
Nick & Nicky
UK
1940 Fordson
Pickup.
  Restored wooden-back E83W truck. Pick up E83W

  Owners overseas

Owners in Australia
Richard
Adelaide, Australia
1949 Fordson
Panel van.
  Originally from Queensland and has a Govt "engineering" ID / licence plate. van
Athol
Australia
1948 Fordson
Panel van.
  Details to follow E83W
Grant
N.S.W. Australia
19?? Fordson
Van.
  Surely there are even more owners out in Oz?. E83W
Greg
Australia
19?? Fordson
Estate car.
  A rare Estate car, interior photos wanted to aid resto pls! E83W
Greg
Australia
19?? Fordson
Bread van.
  Greg has quite a few vans inc this unusual van! E83W
Greg
Australia
19?? Fordsons
Vans!
  Greg has even more vans & chassis.. E83W
Greg
Australia
19?? Fordson
Van
  Another of Gregs project, a 10cwt van E83W
Barry
Australia
19?? Fordson
Estate car
  A very well preserved Estate car comes to light! E83W
Alex
Australia
1948 Fordson
Van
  Welcome to Alex, with his recently purchased van E83W
Rob
Australia
194? Fordson
Van
  A project 10/10 van over in Australia E83W
Peter
Australia
19?? Fordson
Van
  Another Oz find, a very straight E83W van. Formerly owned by Barry E83W

Owners in Belgium
Marco
Sint Anthonis, N/Lands
1950 Fordson
Van
  I believe it was built in Antwerpen Belgium E83W
Marco
Sint Anthonis, N/Lands
195? Fordson
Utilecon
  Can anyone advise on correct interior layout? E83W Utilecon
Hans
The Netherlands
194? Fordson
Van
  This van, with interesting livery, was found in Portugal and taken back to The Netherlands E83W van

Owners in Canada
Howard
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
19?? Fordson
Steel pickup.
  Another rare steel pickup emerges, this one in Canada E83W
Bob
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
1948 Thames
Panel van.
  First Snap-on Tool Truck on Vancouver Island, to be hot rodded shortly. E83W
Bob
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
19?? Thames
Vans.
  Bob also has quite a few spares vehicles!. E83W
Hank
British Columbia, Canada
1948 Thames
Panel truck (van).
  Thames van, needing TLC E83W
Tom
Edmonton, Canada
19?? Thames
Van.
  Great van, photo as found covered in snow! E83W
Les
British Columbia, Canada
1951 Thames
Van.
  Canada spec van, with rear side windows and export spec bumper. E83W
Les
British Columbia, Canada
1951/3 Thames
Estate car.
  Utilecon style bodywork - see brochures page. E83W
Les
British Columbia, Canada
1951 Thames
Steel body pickup.
  Another example of the rare metal pickup version. E83W
Les
British Columbia, Canada
1948/51 Thames
Van + pickup donors.
  A van and remains of pickups used for spares, incl 2 steel p'up rear bodies. E83W
Les
British Columbia, Canada
1951 Thames
Van.
  Les' first van, bought in 1965 & currently with a museum pending resto. E83W
Les
British Columbia, Canada
1950 Thames
Van.
  My latest E83W which I aquired May 03 from a farmer in Langley B.C. E83W
Gerry
Vancouver, Canada
1949 Thames
Van.
  Van undergoing full body off restoration E83W
Brent
Canada
1939 Fordson
Van.
  Very early van, non beaded f wings and straight r wings, available to buy E83W
Garret
Canada
1939 Fordson
Van.
  Mostly customised this van is an early example customised E83W
Russ
Canada
19?? Fordson
Pickup.
  Very modified truck, 4.3 V6 hotrod E83W

Owners in Chile
Lars
Valparaiso, Chile
c1951 Fordson
Steel body pickup.
  Great little pickup, few modifications, lots of other classics for company! E83W

Owners in Finland
Reijo
Kauniainen
1951 Fordson
Van.
  Green van, restoration starting 2005, in family 40+ yrs. More pics. E83W

Owners in India
Srivardhan
Madras, India
195? Fordson
Van/estate.
  Part of a collection of classics inc Austin 7, Morris 8.
More pics here.
E83W

Owners in Malaysia
Shenton
Malaysia
1953 Thames
Camper.
  Great find in Malaysia - interesting body v rare find E83W

Owners in Malta
Brian
Malta
1957 Thames
Van.
  Bought in 1980 by his father, one of several E83Ws known to survive in Malta. E83W
Manuel
Malta
19?? Fordson
Van.
  Bought by his father in 1968, and in good condition. E83W

Owners in New Zealand
Grant
NZ
19?? Fordson
Van&pickups.
  A copied steel factory wellside & 2 other trucks plus a van. E83W
Kevin
NZ
1954 Fordson
2.3 V6.
  Kevin is on his 2nd E83W, this silver one is fitted with a V6. fordson V6
Andrew
NZ
c1952 Fordson
Flatbed.
  E83W CF currently being restored in his workshop fordson pickup
Leo
New Plymouth, NZ
1951 Fordson
Pickup.
  Seen here on its first post-resto road trip, restored over 12 years fordson pickup
Kevin
Wellington, NZ
1955 Fordson
Pickup.
  Bought after previous owner did part restoration. Now back on the road. E83W pickup
Ian
Invercargill, NZ
1949 Fordson
Estate Car.
  Bought from an antiques shop, Xmas 2000, and has some parts available. E83W Estate car
Ian
Invercargill, NZ
19?? Fordson
Pickup & Van.
  Ian also has 2 spares vehicles, including van bodyshell and pickup bed. E83W Donors
Gavin
Christchurch, NZ
1949 Fordson
Panel van.
  Details to follow E83W
Kelvin
Orewa, NZ
1948 Fordson
Panel van.
  Built in UK 1948, and only the 2nd owner. Oldest on the NZ register. E83W van in grey
Wayne
Hamilton, NZ
195? Fordson
Pickup (1 of 2).
  White Fordson, exact age? Hydraulic brakes! E83W
Wayne
Hamilton, NZ
195? Fordson
Pickup (2 of 2).
  Green Fordson, with loads of spares and 1st to be rebuilt of the E83Ws. E83W
Andrew
Wellington, NZ
1952 Fordson
Van.
  Fordson van, urgently needs a screen frame E83W
John
NZ
1948 Fordson
Steel pickups (NZ style).
  Flatdeck pickups, blue one used for spares, brown being restored.. E83W
Keith
Invercargill, NZ
1949 Fordson
Pickup
  Owned a number of years, needs steel deck. E83W
Grant
New Plymouth, NZ
1949 Fordson
Pickup
  Fully restored E83W pickup. Thames New Zealand
Bevan
NZ
195? Fordson
Pickup
  Featuring local NZ rear bodywork, family owned from new. Fordson New Zealand
Daniel
NZ
19?? Fordson
Pickup
  Built by Ford Motors LowerHutt ,Wellington NewZealand. Fordson New Zealand
Frank
NZ
1954 Fordson
Pickup
  My main aim is to rebuild the truck to a state that I can use it as my daily transport Fordson in New Zealand
Grant
Warkworth, NZ
1952 Fordson
Pickup
  A very nice wooden back pickup. E83W
Ron
North Island, NZ
1952 Fordson
Pickup
  Undergoing restoration. E83W
Brent
South Island, NZ
195? Fordson
Pickup
  Beginning a restoration, lives with A40 Devon pickup & other oldies. E83W
Bob
NZ
195? Fordson
Van
  Another interesting van with a 3rd side door fitted. E83W
Bruce
NZ
1952 Fordson
Van
  Comprehensive restoration by Bruce on his van. E83W

Owners in Portugal
Fernando
Odemira
1949 Fordson
Pickup.
  Pickup currently under restoration E83W pickup in Portugal
Joao
Portugal
195? Ford Thames
Utilecon.
  Great Utilecon, 17000 km from new E83W utilecon in Portugal
Miguel
 
1947 Fordson
Van.
  Needs parts and some help with the rebuild E83W van in Portugal pic to follow

Owners in Switzerland
Bruno
Tegna, Switzerland
195? Fordson
Pickup.
  It is a pickup (ex-van?) , modified by a body builder in our area. E83W

Owners in Uruguay
Fernando
Uruguay
1956 Fordson
Pick up.
  Interesting style of steel back pickup. E83W pickup 1956
Leonardo
Canelones, Uruguay
1956 Fordson
Pick up.
  A very smart pickup truck from Uruguay. E83W 1956
Jacques
Uruguay
1954 Fordson
Woodie.
  Jacques recently bought this car-o-van estate car, very nice too! E83W woodie

Owners in the USA
Reg
CA., USA
1948 Fordson
Van.
  Nice US-spec van being rebuilt E83W
Reg
CA., USA
195? Fordson
Coupe utility.
  Rare Australian spec coupe ute E83W
Bob
FL., USA
1957 Thames
Panel Van.
  Fantastic '57 van in Harrods colours E83W
Terry
PA., USA
1948 Thames
Van.
  Custom van with V8 running gear, For Sale! E83W

 
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