Billy Carts



When you’re 10 years old you need transport to get yourself to the shops, social occasions, the park, so you need the next best thing to a ute, The Billy Cart. Very simple procedure. Wait for the council clean up, find a pram and pinch the wheels and axle. Then find a timber fruit box from out the back of the local fruit shop (pinch that), bit of 3 x 2, bit of 3 x 1, bit of sash cord, all from Dad’s garage. Put it all together and your chariot awaits.

Here’s one of my versions I built in 1974. I know that because it’s written on the back of the photo. NB the classic desert boots.



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