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Old 01-17-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default The something-millionth Ford

The familiar question pops up from time to time about why seemingly 99% of pre-war hot rods were Fords. There are few theories about this, ranging from the simplicity of the archaic transverse leaf suspension and ladder frame, to the ease of hopping ...

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: The something-millionth Ford

Add in all the other non-Fords that are mis-identified as Fords and you have a bazillion! peace
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: The something-millionth Ford

And just think Ryan, if Henry had his way we would all still be driving black Model T's...................
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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And just think Ryan, if Henry had his way we would all still be driving black Model T's...................
Due to economies of scale & not having to spend money on development on new models the cost of a new car would be about $47.50.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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Another long dead thread is revived after a 5 year nap! HRP
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #6
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Ryan, are you the kid tippin your hat
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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Love the kids following the cameraman in the video.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Default Re: The something-millionth Ford

In many years Ford was outsold by other makes, so I don't think it was just numbers, but Ford developed all steel bodies and the wood interstructures of the other makes did not survive. This is another valuable input, or crazy theory, for your debating pleasure.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #9
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Hey, do an intro you filthy FNG!!!...hahaha, kidding...
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #10
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Default Re: The something-millionth Ford

I often sit and wonder what it would be like to have been raised up in a period of time when Ford was making their 10th, 15th, or 20th million car.

Those cars were certainly crude contraptions when compared to what cars are being made today, but their sheer number produced make me awestruck at times. We have lost something along the way to our addiction to power seats, power windows, climate control, sound systems, navigational aids, and computer controlled everything.

I suppose it is easy to glorify such an age, surely they had their problems, but the comparative simplicity of life seems very attractive to me right at this point in time.

Why do we strive to make everything so damned complicated? I don't know, I guess it doesn't matter much at this point anyway.....
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:05 AM   #11
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And I think Henry used a little more steel vs wood than the rest of the car makers.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #12
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Just an FYI ...

The Jalopy Journal user is actually a "Blog bot" that Ryan uses to post the daily TJJ Blog ... and this thread is actually the "comment forum" for today's TJJ Blog.

Today's TJJ Blog was written by Jive-Bomber Jay (i.e., not Ryan) ... and includes a video that was uploaded to YouTube on March 21, 2011 (i.e., not 5 years ago).

I'd guess that Ryan (currently in Australia) gave Jay the task of posting his own Blog ... but neglected to train Jay on the proper use of this "Blog bot" ... hence The Jalopy Journal's first & only post.
100 lashes for Jive it is! Old fan belt, perhaps? Regardless, I enjoyed the read, pictures and video. Thanks for sharing whoever did it! LOL
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #13
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We all gotta start somewhere don't we.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #14
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The 20th Century should've been named the Henry Ford Century.And now they're the only non-foreigner,non-union owned car company in America.I smell a new Mustang in my future.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:14 PM   #15
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Hmmmmm....a friend has what he calls the 1,000,000th 1940 Ford. It's a 4 door just like the 40 in those pics. Wonder if it's the same car.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #16
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I often sit and wonder what it would be like to have been raised up in a period of time when Ford was making their 10th, 15th, or 20th million car.
It's quite possible you were here for the 100 millionth.
I saw it at the Imperial Palace a while back. My dad, a Ford man bought a similar car new. I still have it, the only Ford I own.
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