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1954 Ford Mainline Utility

1954 Ford Mainline Utility in Running On Empty, Movie, 1982 IMDB

Class: Cars, Pick-up — Model origin: AU

1954 Ford Mainline Utility

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


rjluna2 US

2008-04-13 23:28


I think this body is assembled in Australia.

antp BE

2008-04-13 23:31


Did it exist in USA in such version? Or was it an Australian model?

rjluna2 US

2008-04-13 23:39


The ute is not available in USA. Can anyone from the Oz confirm this?

fairyman AU

2008-05-27 15:05


From Wikipedia:

The Ford Mainline was a car available from 1952 to 1956. It was the base model below the Customline and the Fairlane. There were two major versions of the Mainline: the 1952–1954 version and the 1955–1956 version. In Australia the Mainline was a "ute" version of the rhd Customline. The cabin, front sheetmetal, doors, running gear and (convertible) chassis were imported from Canada and the rear utility section was made by Ford Geelong. The ute was a 'poverty pack', no door arm-rests, no radio, clock, cigarette lighter or heater

-- Last edit: 2008-05-30 16:17:36

Skid US

2008-09-26 01:27


Poverty pack, perhaps, but it sure does make a stylish street rod!

Regarding the wheels: I don't know on which cars those wheels were available in Australia, but those are the same "styled steel" wheels offered on high performance American Fords in 1968 and 1969...they were the base wheels for Ford Mustang GTs, Ford Torino GTs, high-level Mercury Cougars and Cyclones, and so on.

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