Vintage Cars

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by crazylegsmurphy, May 6, 2006.

  1. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    On the dash, except in the 1926-7 models, where it is bolted to the side of the engine.

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  2. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Saw this odd Ford... truck? Van...? Anyway, it was rolling down the road in front of me today:
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  3. ^^^^^ Econoline! Dodge had a cab-over like this as well. Always liked them, but would not want to drive one in snow.

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  4. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    There were several Econoline pickups around here. The Dodges were much less common. Then there were a few of these as well.
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  5. EngProf

    EngProf A-List Customer

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    In the Golden Age of drag racing (1960's) someone put a supercharged fuel-burning Hemi in the cargo compartment of a Dodge pickup of that type.
    It would "wheelstand" for almost the full quarter mile.
     
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  6. ^^^^^ I think there were several of those.

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    I liked the one that went backwards.

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  7. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    If you like COE pickups, don't forget the Volkswagen Transporter and the Jeep FC!

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  8. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    The first generation (1961-67) of Ford's "E Series" (Econoline cargo van, passenger van, and pickup truck) were kinda' cool and fun to drive, but like their Volkswagen counterparts weren't "fast". Which is probably a good thing because, also like their VW counterparts, there was very little to protect the driver and passenger(s) in a front collision. Still, in a perfect world where money wasn't an issue, I'd love to own one.
     
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  9. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Somewhere in my picture gallery I have a before photo of my good friend's 1940's Plymouth. It was a bit of a wreck, but he's been hard at work tidying it up and now he will be taking it to Normandy in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. He did all the work on his drive, including the spraying. I'm impressed. When I can find the before shot I will add it so that you can see his fine effort.
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  10. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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  11. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Look at the spaaaaaaaace in that car! Neat car, love it!

    Mike
     
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  12. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Some of the photos of my friend's Plymouth, before and during renovation.
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  13. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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  14. Studebaker Driver

    Studebaker Driver One of the Regulars

    I guess I might be in need of a new moniker for TFL.
    The new car is most assuredly not a Studebaker.
    If anyone is looking for a few good 'teens and 'twenties cars, I have a few for sale.
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  15. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Great Guns!

    You got that Mountain Wagon?

    Wonderful!

    PM about the cars. I was disappointed this spring on a purchase of a pair of Hupp 25s, and am looking for a good, reliable, driver. Sedan or touring, not a Ford (I have a sufficient number of those).
     
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  16. Saxman

    Saxman New in Town

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    Friend of mine is selling this 1949 Ford F1 pickup. Absolutely mint. £38,000
    N.E England.
     

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  17. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Seen on the streets of Normandie, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
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  18. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Latest update from my friend in France with his Plymouth. His text message reads:
    "Are you still up? It's 00:45 here in Normandie, I'm sitting in a tent, in the middle of a field. The weather is raining hard and it's blowing a ****ing gale. My car is broken, the brake slave cylinder failed, but despite all that, I'm having a ball."
     
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  19. EngProf

    EngProf A-List Customer

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    Wow! History repeats itself. Ike had to put off D-Day by one day (to June 6) due to stormy conditions.
     
  20. Asienizen

    Asienizen One of the Regulars

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    I was looking into American cars from the early postwar era (1946-1952) because I love the rounded art-deco styling. I would likely, get one that is needing a bit of work and do some refurb on it.
    Can anyone recommend to me how I get new or NOS parts? Also, what are the owner support groups and networks available?
     

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