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MK1 Ford Transit Ice cream vans in the Midlands

Postby Gizmo » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:12 am

During late 1960s, 1970s, 80s & early part of 90s, there were several Ice cream vans in the Midlands (Clent, Kinver, Halesowen, etc), which had 2 ice cream cones at the front corners above the windscreen, a pair of 'big ears/wings' at the top rear & a red rocket on their roofs. Some had, "Catalano" name signs, others had, "Antonio" name signs on them.

Does anyone have a picture of this particular ice cream van?

It will be very much appreciated.
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Postby Gizmo » Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:45 pm

I can't see a pic of it on this link. :(
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Postby Luke » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:17 pm

Gizmo wrote:I can't see a pic of it on this link. :(
tis your computer mate :(

heres one :D
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Postby Gizmo » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:56 pm

Afraid not mate, that's not the one plus it doesn't even fit my description. :(
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Postby Luke » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:58 pm

Gizmo wrote:Afraid not mate, that's not the one plus it doesn't even fit my description. :(
no i meant heres one of the pics off the page - if i link it like that you will be able to see it :D theres quite a few on there but i dont think yours is :(
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Postby Gizmo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:11 am

Nope the one I'm after isn't on here at all. :(

Any other links?
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Postby sidspop » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:30 am

Being curious, can I ask why you want a picture of that? Restoration maybe???

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Postby rover » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:31 am

This is the only one I remember with 'wings' but it aont no transit..

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Postby Gizmo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:01 am

sidspop wrote:Being curious, can I ask why you want a picture of that? Restoration maybe???

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It's because I'm going to make a model of it to go with my fairground models. :wink:

rover wrote:This is the only one I remember with 'wings' but it aont no transit..

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By jove, you've got the right pic! :D I couldn't remember whether it was a Transit or not.
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Postby rover » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:28 am

More by Luck than judgement I can assure you :lol:

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Postby bigmastif » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:39 pm

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this is the old ice cream van from where i live nearly fell of my chair when i seen it on there and my m8s dads old mk3 is on it aswell
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Postby Gizmo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:51 pm

rover wrote:More by Luck than judgement I can assure you :lol:

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This one, along with Catalano & Antonio (all used the same designed Leyland FG models with fins at the back) used to park at various stops in my old area plus at fairs, beauty spots, etc. They all seemed to disappear around early to mid-90s.

I don't suppose, you being this lucky to find one, could find me another pic of the "Off side" part of the ice cream van?

Now am on the look out for a suitable Leyland FG model for me to convert into an ice cream van... :)
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Postby rover » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:03 pm

I don't suppose, you being this lucky to find one, could find me another pic of the "Off side" part of the ice cream van?


Sorry mate, I looked but cant find another :(

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Postby Gizmo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:44 pm

Nevermind, maybe I could do a mirrored version of the artwork from the nearside to fit the offside panels. I think I have its registration no somewhere too...

Many thanks anyway. :)
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