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    Thread: Vintage photos....Awesome!

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      11-09-2011 08:16 AM #1776
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      1915.... almost a 100 years ago
      A think that is electric.

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      11-09-2011 10:32 AM #1777
      Man painting a car top, San Antonio 1939

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      11-09-2011 10:34 AM #1778
      Quote Originally Posted by TopDown_ View Post
      Man painting a car top, San Antonio 1939

      That may have been taken in 1939, but that's an older car. I believe all new cars had solid steel roofs by then.
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      11-09-2011 11:42 AM #1779
      Top went to steel all right.

      1934, The First One-Piece All-Steel Roof

      Turret Top







      Fisher Body developed the industry’s first one-piece all-steel roof, called the Turret Top, and introduced it on all GM cars built in the U.S., beginning with the 1935 model year Chevrolet lineup. Previously, car roofs had been built around a wooden frame covered with canvas, limiting both the vehicle’s structural integrity and its design potential. The second photo is a unique testimony to the turret top’s strength.


      Course roll over standards would have to wait for awhile


      Early automotive test rigs

      This car was rigged with two pistols to measure driver reaction time in applying the brakes


      Quote Originally Posted by David Votoupal
      The car sucked in every way imaginable, that it entered the annals as one of the worst cars ever built. It was shoddily built in a plant where labour relations were atrocious. It rusted like hell, and the aluminium engine had the durability of a soggy potato chip. Few cars could have been so thoroughly bad Despite the "explosion" controversy, the Ford Pinto compared favourably to the Vega, and that's saying something.

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      11-09-2011 12:31 PM #1780
      Interior of Don Lee Cadllac Showroom

      San Fran

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      Quote Originally Posted by porridgehead
      It's all about the tires. I drove my M3 in the snow. With the summer tires on, it was the safest car in the world in the snow. In fact, it was a statue. You could not make it move with half an inch of snow on the ground.

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      11-09-2011 01:58 PM #1781
      Bench saw out back here

      I guess it's just dragged around as a portable in this pic





      another setup

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      All of the rust, bondo, and patchwork done with old street signs gives them the crash safety of a cake decoration.

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      11-09-2011 02:01 PM #1782
      Quote Originally Posted by Balderdash View Post
      Bench saw out back here

      Those were readily available accessories for Model-Ts. They would also use them with belt-drive sheaves that would run whole factories.
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      11-09-2011 03:13 PM #1783
      Some of these setups are rather Rube Goldbergesq... (if that is a word)

      actually, let me restate that. Rube Goldberg contraptions accomplish simple results with complex means

      This setup is simple... very simple




      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of times I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake.
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      How hard is that to understand without getting your panties in a bunch?
      Surely some of you guys managed to make it out of middle school.

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      11-09-2011 07:45 PM #1784
      Quote Originally Posted by mitcompressor View Post
      Interior of Don Lee Cadllac Showroom

      San Fran

      For anyone who doesn't know, this is 1000 Van Ness. The building is still there, now it's a gym and a movie theater. And during Halloween, that exact room you see pictured turns into one of those Spirit Halloween superstores

      I worked at that theater for a couple months, hated the job (no customers, ever) but the building is awesome.
      Want even more hushypushy? Automotive photography and journalism for the sophisticated gearhead: Star Road. [Updated 7/28]

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      11-09-2011 08:56 PM #1785
      Fun stuff about Harley Earl

      J.W. Earl’s custom-built automobile and truck bodies were well-known for their sculpted appearance and could be seen in numerous film studio’s parking lots during the day and cruising Hollywood Blvd. at night.

      J.W.’s son, Harley J. Earl (1893-1969), worked in the shop after school and wound up attending Stanford University to study engineering. 6’3” tall Harley was an outstanding athlete who excelled at pole vault, broad jump and shot-put as a member of Stanford’s track & field squad. Much to his father’s chagrin, Harley excelled on another type of track as well.

      A favorite story of Earl’s friends is the time when Harley’s dad was calmly reading the newspaper with morning coffee. His shiny new Mercer was resting calmly in the driveway, giving no hint of what had happened to it the day before. Turning to the sports page, the senior Earl glanced at an item concerning a week-end stock car race. "Harley Earl, son of the owner of Earl Carriage Works, won the 100-mile race for stock cars here yesterday with a special new Mercer recently purchased by his father". Earl also had a penchant for “test-driving” newly-bodied cars through downtown Los Angeles to test the crowd’s reaction to his father’s latest handiwork.
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      I dragged her back to see the $4,500 Pacer. She hated it, but we bought it. She went home and cried. (when we sold it) my wife put an ad in the newspaper. A woman came out to look at the car. She said, "I really didn't go out looking for a Pacer." My wife replied, "Lady, nobody goes out looking for a Pacer. It's eighteen hundred bucks, take it or leave it!" The woman took it and drove away smiling. My wife cried.

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      11-09-2011 09:52 PM #1786


      1922 Mitchell
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      Wheel gap is like women, the more fingers you can fit the worse off you are

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      11-09-2011 10:41 PM #1787


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      That's the dumbest goddamned bunch of jerkoffs I have EVER seen.
      Quote Originally Posted by George Carlin
      When people say "clean as a whistle", they forget that a whistle is full of spit

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      11-10-2011 10:40 AM #1788
      1927 S.F. zoo parking lot

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      "As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust."

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      11-10-2011 11:56 AM #1789
      I take it she's holding the inner tube.



      This photo shows how flat tires were repaired and pumped up on the road with a Model T Ford. Demountable rims became an option on Model T Fords in 1919, but demountable rims weren't standard on open cars yet on this 1923-25 era Model T Ford Roadster. This was even a less desirable task in the dark or mud, as there weren't many paved roads yet, anywhere.
      Quote Originally Posted by wantacad View Post
      hey now, unbolting the rear bumper, dropping the beam and gas tank to change out an exhaust hanger is perfectly normal.

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      11-10-2011 02:12 PM #1790
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      That's the dumbest goddamned bunch of jerkoffs I have EVER seen.
      Quote Originally Posted by George Carlin
      When people say "clean as a whistle", they forget that a whistle is full of spit

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      11-10-2011 03:15 PM #1791
      you think you got problems getting somewhere today....



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      It's not hard to tell when a driver is texting. If I can do it while driving a manual, eating a cheeseburger AND loading a shotgun... the average driver, who is admittedly much smarter, and more coordinated than me, should be capable of seeing it too.

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      11-10-2011 04:13 PM #1792


      Mechanix Illustrated
      Apr, 1948

      More:http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2011/10/05/jet-iceboat/

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      11-10-2011 05:14 PM #1793
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomgli View Post
      http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads17/zscan01021270168011.jpg
      http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2011/10/05/jet-iceboat/
      I always wondered what happened to Wild Bill Kelso after the war.

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      11-10-2011 09:14 PM #1794


      nice shot

      This was the first factory to build the Model T--Ford's Piquette Avenue Plant, which produced the cars from October 1908 to December 1909. In 1910, production moved to the expansive Highland Park Assembly Plant. The initial price of the Model T: $850.

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      11-10-2011 10:14 PM #1795


      Model T Paint shop

      A 1914 Model T gets its coat of, in all probability, black paint. It's up for debate as to whether Henry Ford ever actually said of the car, "You can have any color you want, as long as it is black," but it is true that through much of the Model T's run, buyers had little choice in the matter. According to The Henry Ford, the car was available in various colors until 1914, when the company switched to the one color exclusively because the black enamel paint it used dried faster than other paints, which made for faster production. In 1926, spurred in part by a sales slump, Ford once again began to offer a variety of colors.

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      11-10-2011 11:18 PM #1796


      assembly lines



      “I wasn't trying to wreck him, I just wanted to rattle his cage.”... Dale Earnhardt
      Quote Originally Posted by porridgehead
      It's all about the tires. I drove my M3 in the snow. With the summer tires on, it was the safest car in the world in the snow. In fact, it was a statue. You could not make it move with half an inch of snow on the ground.

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      11-11-2011 01:30 AM #1797


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      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of times I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake.
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      How hard is that to understand without getting your panties in a bunch?
      Surely some of you guys managed to make it out of middle school.

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      11-11-2011 08:30 AM #1798
      Love everything about this car



      Quote Originally Posted by Barry2952
      I dragged her back to see the $4,500 Pacer. She hated it, but we bought it. She went home and cried. (when we sold it) my wife put an ad in the newspaper. A woman came out to look at the car. She said, "I really didn't go out looking for a Pacer." My wife replied, "Lady, nobody goes out looking for a Pacer. It's eighteen hundred bucks, take it or leave it!" The woman took it and drove away smiling. My wife cried.

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      11-11-2011 08:33 AM #1799


      In 1925, Ford introduced the Model T Runabout pickup truck with what it says was its first factory-installed pickup bed.
      Quote Originally Posted by Barry2952
      I dragged her back to see the $4,500 Pacer. She hated it, but we bought it. She went home and cried. (when we sold it) my wife put an ad in the newspaper. A woman came out to look at the car. She said, "I really didn't go out looking for a Pacer." My wife replied, "Lady, nobody goes out looking for a Pacer. It's eighteen hundred bucks, take it or leave it!" The woman took it and drove away smiling. My wife cried.

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      11-11-2011 10:21 AM #1800
      Quote Originally Posted by mitcompressor View Post
      what the heck?





      Saw one of these at the Auburn/Cord/Duesenburg museum in Aubun, IN. Maybe it's not exactly the same but it's the same concept.

      Quote Originally Posted by aadosx View Post
      But that should be a hint not to poke the rear so much. Just my two cents.
      I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry. And that's extra scary to me, because there's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run. He's fuzzy. Get outta here!
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