Welcome to the E83W Fordson Thames site
E83W Homepage
Contact page

E83W Information
Bits n bobs Pt1
Bits n bobs Pt2
Brochures & Literature
Brochures montage
Buying an E83W
Chassis diagram
Film star pickup
Model history E83Ws
My pickups & van
Parts I need to find
Purchase Tax in the '50s
Regalia for sale
Road test Fordson 10cwt
Thames van artwork
Toy E83Ws eg Dinky
Utilecon line drawings
Utilecon rescue article
Wiring diagram E83W

E83W Discoveries
1944 Van - 12k miles!
Alan's 10cwt van find
Coachbuilt van discovery
Estate car 'barn find'
Luton bodied van

E83W Photographs
Cooper Racing team
Elva Car Company
Emergency Food van Pg1
Emergency Food van Pg2
Ford Press photos Pg1
Ford Press photos Pg2
Ice cream vans Pg1
Ice cream vans Pg2
Imperial War Museum
Period E83W photos Pg1
Period E83W photos Pg2
Period E83W photos Pg3
Period E83W photos Pg4
Period E83W photos Pg5
Period E83W photos Pg6
Period E83W photos Pg7
Period E83W photos Pg8
Period E83W photos Pg9
Period magazine ads Pg1
Period magazine ads Pg2
Period magazine ads Pg3
Period magazine ads Pg4
Postcards of 10cwts
Overseas E83W Photos
Chilean pickup trucks
Cypriot 10cwt vans
Finnish van project
Indian minibus / estate
New Zealand Scrappers
Uruguayan survivors Pg1
Uruguayan survivors Pg2
Uruguayan survivors Pg3

E83W Restoration
E83W Rebuild series
Pickup rebuild in Wales

E83W Classifieds
E83Ws For Sale
Sidevalve parts ads (REMOVED)

Other sidevalves
103E Roadster utility
5cwt Fordson Old Pics
5cwt Fordson Photos
Other sidevalve vans etc

Reference material
Leslie Ballamy Book
Sidevalve Fords Book
Sidevalve weblinks

Sun article
E83W Prints available

Cookies, Privacy & Disclaimers

Woodie van

Old Fordson vans period photos Page 6.

More contributions received from enthusiasts across the globe. Similar contributions always welcome!

Ministry of Information
Government van during WW2
Les has been very busy sifting out pictures of E83Ws from promotional literature and such like, so big thanks to him for taking the time to do it. The photo here shows GGW 65, a van used by the Ministry of Information. This is a very early example - just one starting handle hole marks this little Ford as one of the first. The ring bonnet catches, like those found on 5cwt vans, also featured on early 10cwts. Both headlamps are covered, for wartime operations during the blackout.

Fordson Utilecon

Fordson Utilecon
Wartime Utilecon
A couple more pictures from Les' archives, featuring a Utilecon in wartime guise with its white painted wing edges.

Buckler Racing team van
Bucklers Racing team support van
Bucklers were well known for their sidevalve racing activities, and thanks to Simon who forwarded this scan, showing the Bucklers Ford van in a paddock, surrounded by racing machines. Simon goes on to say: "The other day my father was telling me about Buckler's E83W van that he used to drive occasionally. I mentioned that they were pretty slow... the Buckler van went like a rocket apparently. The old man used to drive it to race meetings and used it drive it from Reading to Bristol down the A4. Here is a (rather poor quality I'm afraid) photo of Buckler Cars van surrounded by Buckler cars at a 6 hour relay race at Silverstone - I'll try to find out which year. It was bright yellow with Buckler Cars written in a deep red - almost maroon. The first Buckler, DDP201 was fitted with a 'very worn out' van engine won the first Mobil economy rally, at nearly 100 mpg.". Are there any more pictures out there that show this, or any other vans, in circuit paddocks etc? Other race support vehicles on the site so far are these two Cooper Car Co. van pics, and these shots showing the pickup used by the Elva car company.

Redex van
I can't remember where this pic turned up, but it shows a Redex van parked at a paddock in the mid 50s.

Film star van
Film star
The van shown here appeared briefly in HG Wells' film the Invisible Man.

Please do not reproduce any item found on this website in any format, or hotlink directly to images hereon, thanks.