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Projects Found an old car in the woods, can someone identify ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wurger, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Wurger
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    Found the car in the woods and sadly there are no body tags or emblems, maybe some you Sharper guys are good enough to identify it from the grill/ dash..... I did manage to find a domelight in the dirt I'm not sure if it belongs to this car or not.... it looks like a pretty fancy car with dual wheel wells and such. Sadley a tree pushed in the roof but I suppose a little bit of metalwork can fix anything the passenger side fender is also a little tacoed up....
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  2. Speed Gems
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    From the two flaps om the cowl i'm thinking DeSoto maybe Essex.
     
  3. Fedman
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    Square Gauges and a Big shovel at the bottom of the Grille.....
    I am guessing Chrysler Product.
     
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  4. KoolKat-57
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    I would agree.
    Of course I may be completely wrong also!
    KK
     
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  5. squirrel
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    maybe...but look at the quarter panel on an early 30s Packard :)

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  6. captainjunk#2
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    rusty debris ?
     
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  7. Yeah, my first thought was a Packard, especially after seeing the grille.
     
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  8. squirrel
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    Graham is a lot closer, though!

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  9. Hnstray
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    Whatever it is, or was, was beautiful. Photo #3 looks like an opera coupe, which was usually mid or upper range products.

    Ray
     
  10. squirrel
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    a little earlier one...probably 32ish.

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  11. Wurger
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    Good leads guys! The trunk on this mystery vehicle sticks out the back of the cab much like a normal coupe does, would the opera Coupe be that way or would it be hatched in the back like the above snaps???
     
  12. saltflats
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    What ever it is I think the three body lines in the cowl will get it.
     
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  13. squirrel
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    be nice to see the whole back end of the car, but if you didn't get that pic...we'll have to go on the rest of it.

    It's a relatively rare car, so it's hard to find detailed pictures to compare.
     
  14. big duece
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    The Graham looks like it only has one door hinge below the belt line. The car in question looks to have two hinges below the beld, and one hinge provision about 5" below the belt line. Lower cowl appears to have a vent, but the Packard pic has spare tire in the way.
     
  15. Wurger
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    Here's one more picture but you can't see the back of the car because it has a Hudson sitting on it...... A 2 for 1 find, but I knew the other was a Hudson right off the bat IMG_2470.JPG
     
  16. saltflats
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    Looks like it had two spare tires if that helps.
     
  17. Wurger
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    It did, in fact both of the mounts are still there! Also I just remembered that it look like there was a battery tray on the passenger side fender but inside /behind the spare tire well. Not sure how common that was or if that even helps....
     
  18. squirrel
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    that triple rib beltline is a rare thing...haven't found one yet like it...

    this is a good challenge! :)
     
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  19. squirrel
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    How about a 1931 Reo Royale Victoria Eight?

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  20. squirrel
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    dash board matches also.

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  21. I have no idea, except for what the others said, is it obtainable?, might be worth dragging home.

    Edit: If it's what Squirrel just posted, get it now! :D
     
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  22. Same?
    The lip in the quarter, above the fender, looks the same, and tail light?
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  23. Los_Control
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    If it's what Squirrel just posted, get it now! :D

    It looks to be in better shape then what some of the others here have started with. :p
     
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  24. big duece
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    Sure looks like a Reo to me, now that Squirrel has pointed this out. Look at the firewalls..... one pic is a known '31 Reo victoria. IMG_2458.JPG 4558631005_b38e087be0.jpg
     
  25. squirrel
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    not much left of it...but someone probably would want it. Or maybe some parts of it.
     
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  26. Speed Gems
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  28. theHIGHLANDER
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    Ding-Ding-Ding! Jim wins. REO Royale. Did a 32 cabriolet in 08, know them well, knew it almost immediately. Good eye bud...
     
  29. squirrel
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    high praise, thanks!
     
  30. big duece
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