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      05-11-2012 06:38 PM #1
      I had never seen one of these before. I asked him if it was a racing tractor.



































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    2. 05-11-2012 06:41 PM #2
      That beige truck, along with the grey one.. mmmmm.. Are those Packards?

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      05-11-2012 07:23 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by initiation View Post
      That beige truck, along with the grey one.. mmmmm.. Are those Packards?
      The gray one is a Hudson, I believe.
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      05-11-2012 07:36 PM #6
      The beige pickup is a 1938 Terraplane. Terraplane was a brief, 1930s venture by Hudson into the lower-priced arena, and it replaced Hudson's previous Essex line of cars in '32. They were very popular for awhile, but faded by the end of the decade. The grey truck is a 1946 Hudson pickup. It was a kind of predecessor to the "car/pickup" type of vehicles like the Chevy El Camino and Ford Ranchero of years later, along with Studebaker's Coupe Express pickups, which were, like the Hudsons, based on sedan components.
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      My dad grew up on a farm in Indiana, and kept a lifelong fascination with farm machinery, so when I grew up, he and I went to steam thresher/farm equipment shows regularly, which are everywhere in the Midwest, btw. Tractors don't spin my turbine all that much, but one kind of tractor really turned me on, and that was the one in the pictures above, the Minneapolis Moline UDLX tractors of 1938. They were a borderline bizarre attempt to blend tractor with passenger car, with the idea that a farmer could do his field work with the thing, and then later on take his family into town with on public roads, like a car. They're kind of handsome, in a crazy, art-deco thirties kind of way, but honestly, using this thing as a CAR? Even then people just sort of snickered.

      It was in production one year. A few hundred were built. Minneapolis Moline then turned to more productive, and sane, pursuits.
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      05-11-2012 08:01 PM #8
      The 1st tractor is an Orchard version. They helped to move the branches away from the tractor.

      One for you to ogle over is the Minneapolis-Moline UDLX. It was designed for the guys who had to choose between either a tractor or truck. Top speed was around 30?

      Never mind. Found an old Jalopnik article on it. 45mph in a tractor!

      http://jalopnik.com/359170/1938-minn...lemans-tractor

      If you happen to have around $160k, they are certainly a collectors tractor.

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      05-11-2012 08:03 PM #9
      All of those pickups....
      Stretched, poke, rubbed......sounds like a porn stars butt hole.

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      05-11-2012 08:20 PM #10
      That's an interesting collection, i like it. Reminds me of when i was really young when i lived next to a big farm. The farmer had so many old tractors everywhere. I work with someone that would love to see these pictures. When i get back to the office on monday i'll have to show him this thread.

      Thanks for sharing

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      05-11-2012 08:40 PM #11
      wait - no porsches or lambos?

      killer collection. it is reassuring to know so much history is in good hands. just think how many people were fed by and made their livelihoods with those machines.

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      05-11-2012 08:48 PM #12
      Thank you for sharing this with us!

      This is one of my favorite collections posted here in a long time! Supertrucks and Supertractors FTW!
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      05-11-2012 08:49 PM #13
      Nice collection. those comfort cab MMs are awesome.

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      05-11-2012 08:51 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952
      This is awesome! A 1940...I think they were called the One-Ten...?
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      05-11-2012 08:56 PM #15
      Theres too many vehicles just parked in one building.
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      05-11-2012 09:20 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Yo Teach View Post
      This is awesome! A 1940...I think they were called the One-Ten...?
      Actually, that's a One Twenty, or eight-cylinder model. The One Ten has a six-cylinder engine, and is smaller and less lavishly equipped, although still quite nice. Here's my archive of a 1940 Packard One Ten and One Twenty brochure: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...hlight=packard

      PS: I goofed; the wagon is a 180 Super, the top-line Packard for 1940. Long wheelbase, deluxe everything, and the die-cast grillework is a giveaway, in comparison to the stamped equivalent on the lesser models. Sorry bout that.
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      05-11-2012 09:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Actually, that's a One Twenty, or eight-cylinder model. The One Ten has a six-cylinder engine, and is smaller and less lavishly equipped, although still quite nice. Here's my archive of a 1940 Packard One Ten and One Twenty brochure: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...hlight=packard
      The number was the wheelbase, no?
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      05-11-2012 09:23 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      The gray one is a Hudson, I believe.
      I love Hudson trucks. There's one locally, I see it every now and then in Seattle.
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    19. 05-11-2012 09:24 PM #19
      That's awesome. Makes me want to start a thread dedicated to milk trucks for some reason.


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      05-11-2012 09:49 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Philly215 View Post
      That's awesome. Makes me want to start a thread dedicated to milk trucks for some reason.


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      Most in TCL read "milk truck" and question marks shoot out of their heads. Imagine, trucks that do nothing but carry bottles of milk and cream to people's doorsteps, and leave it there, right outside the door, with the people not paying for until LATER. What a hoot! UN-possible!
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      05-11-2012 09:51 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Most in TCL read "milk truck" and question marks shoot out of their heads.
      I think you'd actually just end up with 3 pages of bagged milk.

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      05-11-2012 09:59 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Most in TCL read "milk truck" and question marks shoot out of their heads. Imagine, trucks that do nothing but carry bottles of milk and cream to people's doorsteps, and leave it there, right outside the door, with the people not paying for until LATER. What a hoot! UN-possible!
      I used to hide my cigarettes in the milk chute in the '60s. They had already fallen into disuse by then. I do remember, when I was real young, the milkman bringing milk and cream and butter and cottage cheese to the house, twice or three times a week, I think.

      If I remember correctly the Continental Engine Company owned Divco, a milk-truck specialty builder. Weirdest frames you've ever seen.

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      05-11-2012 10:08 PM #23
      Mmmmm...Divco. Those are super cool.

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      05-11-2012 10:12 PM #24
      I haven seen that many tractors indoors since I left Janesville. An old boss of mine had 40 some tractors, that was 7 years ago already. I don't even know how many cars he had.
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      05-11-2012 10:50 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by dodger21 View Post
      The 1st tractor is an Orchard version. They helped to move the branches away from the tractor.
      What do I know? I'm a city boy.
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      05-12-2012 12:09 AM #26
      I like how she's looking at it like it's a piece of art, yet it's something she's probably never stared at for more than a few seconds in her life.


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      05-12-2012 12:27 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      What do I know? I'm a city boy.
      It's OK, we won't hold that against you. Actually, I'm pretty lucky in that regard. I was raised in a small city but had a lot of exposure to a much bigger one, small towns and the country, so I'm comfortable in most environments, but prefer it out away from the city.

      To be fair, since my grandfather had chickens, hogs, cows and regular plowed fields, I hadn't seen those orchard tractors until recently, either.

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      05-12-2012 02:42 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Most in TCL read "milk truck" and question marks shoot out of their heads. Imagine, trucks that do nothing but carry bottles of milk and cream to people's doorsteps, and leave it there, right outside the door, with the people not paying for until LATER. What a hoot! UN-possible!
      Bailey Farms dairy here in St. Louis was still using Divco milk trucks when I was a kid (and I was born in '79, so I'm not that old!); I can remember going to their store with my grandfather for ice cream, and looking at the small scrapyard of Divco trucks they had behind the store (I guess they cannibalized them for the ones they were still using).

      Amazingly, the store building is still there, but it's now a Bosnian restaurant (lots of Bosnians moved to the STL area during the various recent-ish Balkan conflicts). They kept some of the old signage inside though, recognizing the building's heritage, which is awesome.
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      05-12-2012 05:35 AM #29
      For some years going up into the middle seventies or so, our local dairy delivered milk in amber-colored glass jugs just like this one. The amber color was deliberate. Milk loses its vitamin D potency through exposure to sunlight, and since it was delivered to one's outside doorstep in the morning, and might sit there for awhile until being retrieved into the house, it needed protection, thusly the amber glass tint.



      ....How in the heck did we start talking about milk??? Oh yeah, the milk trucks. I like Divco trucks, too. They were really nimble, too, with a tight turning ability. The drivers, who always drove them standing up, which was SO weird to me as a kid, could maneuver them like they were go-karts. They're nice examples of complete functionality; they were designed to do one thing and do it very well.

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      05-12-2012 09:49 AM #30
      my grandpop owned a dairy/delivery service through the fifties and early sixties in asbury park. yes, the springsteen family was one the route. yes, they moved a lot and never paid their bills.

      from the ridiculous stories we grew up with, i can attest to those trucks being tanks. (i think he had an electric one at some point?!) towards the end, it got to be too much with all the crashes, and my dad became the pilot. at 13. he could reach the pedals, and he was crazy enough to keep waking up at 3am every day, so the job was his.

      he spoke fondly of those trucks, and i wish we had saved one or two. (sold for scrap back in the day! )

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      05-13-2012 12:52 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      What do I know? I'm a city boy.
      Nothing wrong with that. I grew up in Chicago for 13 of my 24 years. I can commiserate with you.

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