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E83W vans - origingal pictures Page 9.

An ninth page of van photographs.

E83W mobile film unit
E83W mobile film unit
E83W Mobile Film Unit.
John Robinson sent these two photos over a while back, he's a modeller and was researching this interesting coachbuilt E83W. John adds: "My father drove this van between 1948 and 1952 as I remember the vehicle often being parked outside our house in Birkenhead. Dark green with gold lettering (it may have been black, but Bibby's truck colour's were usually a dark green). It was owned by J. Bibby & Sons in Liverpool. It had a custom interior and cabinetry and was actually a travelling film unit and darkroom. I am assuming the body was custom made (note the steps to the roof behind the cab). Camera tripod could be set up on the roof and somewhere amongst his old photo collection I have a picture of him filming from the roof position. My father was filming agricultural documentries for the company at the time and travelled through England, Wales and Scotland. I have never known what kind of chassis it was although it is typical of the period, but now have it narrowed down to the 10cwt from Ford". Super stuff, thanks John!
Gown van
E83W Gown van.
Another coachbuilt E83W van from Les' archives. This van advertises the Toby Gown - "Specially Designed for the Fuller Figure" :-)
E83W pickup truck
E83W Pickup.
Again from Les, a photo showing a tired-looking E83W pickup with non-factory rear bodywork.
Walls ice cream van
And from the same source again, a photo of a Fordson van owned by Wall's. Non-beaded edge front wings, so quite an early example, although it has pull-up rather than wind-up door glasses, so probably just post-war.
Home-built camper van
Home-built camper van
Home-built camper van
I found these three photos early in 2010, although not brilliant quality they are still interesting. This E83W, registration JKN 743, sports a home-built camper body and is seen on a trip.
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