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      11-07-2011 12:40 PM #1751
      So I take it those are "clincher" or split rims?

      And wood spokes?

      My grandad was a wheelwright with the wagons and then changed over to the car wheels that were still similar at that point.

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      11-07-2011 05:29 PM #1752
      A happy bunch




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      11-07-2011 06:33 PM #1753
      “I wasn't trying to wreck him, I just wanted to rattle his cage.”... Dale Earnhardt
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      11-07-2011 08:14 PM #1754
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      Woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber Tennessee, February 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
      I've looked through many pages of this thread but this pic grabbed me for some reason. I find this woman to be very beautiful, perhaps not aesthetically, but atmospherically. She emits a certain power, a presence. A magnificent creature, one that needs to be admired. Maybe it's just me...
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      11-07-2011 08:16 PM #1755


      This 41 Luxury Liner was the high end model for Dodge that year. The Grille protectors, lower driving lamps and two tone paint were just a part of this cars upscale look. Side mirrors, radio antenna and white wheel rims added more comfort and appearance to a good looking 40's family sedan. This photo was taken on the main beach of Grand Bend Ontario in 1946.

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      11-07-2011 10:35 PM #1756
      1931 Chevy Roadster




      Same car.... prior to being rebuilt from this accident

      "tow truck" is converted La Salle



      This photo was taken in Shakespeare Ontario Canada in 1938. It shows an 8 year old LaSalle Coupe altered to be put into service as a tow truck for my Fathers garage business. As rare as these are today at the time big cars like this had little appeal to the average buyer. They were heavy to drive and expensive to maintain and fuel. Their great torque gave them more appeal as a work horse and many ended up doing duty on the farm or as make shift commercial vehicles like shown here. After serving in their latter capacity they had further appeal for scrap during the War drive for steel. The vehicle on the hook is a 1931 Chevrolet Roadster that was repaired and returned to the road. The military wheels were an option however few today use them as they lack the appearance that the standard spoke wheels gave.
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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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      11-07-2011 11:26 PM #1757
      Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot_ View Post
      1931 Chevy Roadster




      Same car.... prior to being rebuilt from this accident

      "tow truck" is converted La Salle

      I want that tow truck!
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      Ah, the 1920s - when men were men, cars were Avions-Voisins, and pedestrian impact standards were "get out of the way or my car will literally shank you in the face.
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      This is 'Murrica. I vote with my penis. He gon' lose.

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      11-08-2011 12:50 AM #1758
      love some of these stories




      1932 Ford Tudor Coach Model B

      My wife and I bought this nice old rust free 32 shortly after we were married. It was a true barn find and it was decent enough that we drove it home that spring evening in 1968 after we purchased it. The brake rods, pins, yokes etc needed replacing and adjusting. I made a new wiring harness and the steering box required repairs. A tuneup and serious engine and interior cleaning and it was ready to drive. The original owner whom I purchased it from had brush painted it and my wife and I scrapped it all off with razor blades. It was then resprayed in its original Brewster green with black fenders. Not a V8 it was a model B 4 cylinder and liked to be driven all day at 47 MPH. As newly weds we had a lot of fun cruising to the Great Lakes on weekends in this neat old car. It was sold eventually and we obtained enough money for it to make a down payment on our first home.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tom Cotter
      There was an old woman that lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn't know what to do. How about you quit screwing, ya hosebag!

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      11-08-2011 08:22 AM #1759


      1937 Ford Club Cabriolet series 78

      A nice 37 Ford Club Cabriolet series 78 with a rumble seat and optional seal beam update kits.
      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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      11-08-2011 11:19 AM #1760
      Quote Originally Posted by wanako View Post
      I've looked through many pages of this thread but this pic grabbed me for some reason. I find this woman to be very beautiful, perhaps not aesthetically, but atmospherically. She emits a certain power, a presence. A magnificent creature, one that needs to be admired. Maybe it's just me...
      it is not just you, she is beautiful and that is a great pic.

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      11-08-2011 11:35 AM #1761
      Little known fact.

      This was one of the very first TopGear competitions. Will the Opel GT rust out before the bob sled reaches the end of it's run? Once again the car won and Stig's dad had to walk home.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aperture View Post
      That door handle is horrible. I wish they would've used a flap-style integrated into the crease.
      Quote Originally Posted by mikegilbert View Post
      I would love to spin you off the road into a ditch.

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      11-08-2011 04:09 PM #1763
      Eisenhower?
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    14. 11-08-2011 04:34 PM #1764
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Eisenhower?
      I think it is.. can't see his face that well though.
      Quote Originally Posted by Aperture View Post
      That door handle is horrible. I wish they would've used a flap-style integrated into the crease.
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      I would love to spin you off the road into a ditch.

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      11-08-2011 06:42 PM #1765


      captioned

      My Great-Grandparents' Pub, London, circa 1914-15

      My great-grandfather William (1860 - 1940) apparently ran two pubs in London - one in Plumstead, South London and the other somewhere near Shoreditch. Both are gone now which is a pity - the old family tale is that William sold up sometime in the '20s and both pubs were bombed in the War.

      My great-grandfather is the chap third from the left, great-grandma is next to him (looking quite scary). The young woman in the girl-guides' style dress is my great aunt Anne and the young chap on the right is my grandfather (1905-1988).

      Note the window ad for Dunville's Whisky ("VR" - presumably Victoria Regina!). Dunville's is no longer made but was distilled in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 1870. "Martell Brandy" over the door is of course familiar to everyone.

      I love the little 'erbert on the far left - I just wish I had an idea who he was!
      Quote Originally Posted by cartalk
      "As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust."

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      11-08-2011 07:26 PM #1766
      and.... car related.



      Quote Originally Posted by cartalk
      "As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust."

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      11-08-2011 08:31 PM #1767
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      “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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      11-08-2011 08:38 PM #1768
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Eisenhower?
      Ike leaning on the Packard, with the other man General Omar Bradley.
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    19. 11-08-2011 09:08 PM #1769
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Ike leaning on the Packard, with the other man General Omar Bradley.
      Kay Summersby in the back with her skirt hiked up?

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      11-08-2011 09:10 PM #1770
      Quote Originally Posted by Senna_ View Post
      Kay Summersby in the back with her skirt hiked up?
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      11-08-2011 10:54 PM #1772
      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
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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 08:00 AM #1774


      1915.... almost a 100 years ago

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      11-09-2011 08:14 AM #1775
      Quote Originally Posted by flat6guy View Post

      That is one angry Packard.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jesarray View Post


      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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      Quote Originally Posted by Tom Cotter
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      11-09-2011 10:34 AM #1778
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      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

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

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





      another setup

      Last edited by Balderdash; 11-09-2011 at 02:03 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      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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      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.
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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.
      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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