The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fringe, Aug 17, 2012.
It sure is cool looks like its out of a deco era comic book
Don't know what it is, but if it lays an egg, I want one.
Roosters don't lay eggs...
That's EXACTLY what I was thinking!
So if fringe found his in california...Where is the one yoy found Lowcab ???
Maybe there were several made to tour the country ?
Kind of like the original weinermobiles ?
Just asking... stili want one !
I'm so glad they were mechanical puppets, and not the less traditional hydraulic.
I hope someone saves that gem !
A lot of you guys on here sure like ugly stuff..
Marry an ugly woman and you don't have to worry where she is when yer gone.
Besides, you ain't been lookin at my stuff! At a cheap price I'd buy that Henway thingie in a heartbeat. I need more junk sittin in my yard.
Did someone say an old hauler, with a Mohawk ???!!!???
I had a 62 Dart 2 dr post years ago, people would say, man, that's an ugly car, then I'd say, yeah, so ugly it's beautiful. And it was. I like ugly. To a point. Not including women.
Mopars are know for their ugliness. Even a 30 pack won't help.
Dude!.... I'd hate to meet you in a dark alley..
Or maybe even the State Pen... Yikes!...
As in RACE CAR HAULER. Bob
That thing is cool! It`s a special kind of cool, but I would love to have it! I think you should re-post this and put on it, "CAPTION CONTEST" and see what people can come up with.
Thats super cool.
Most of them are only seen from the rear when they are moving.
MOPAR = Move Over, Plymouths Are Racing!
And I seriously dig the truck with the mohawk! I'd be making an RV out of that beast!
The cab looks like it has a White grille.
Itsa 1938 International Harvester D-300!
If they did they would just out source the work to either Mexico or to the Dominican Republic.
Yeah, I know that...I said it LOOKS like it has a White grille.
Roosters lay hens....not eggs !!
Thank goodness someone finally figured out what it was before we got to six pages of replies.
http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth47194/m1/1/sizes/ <-- See the lower left corner
"THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TRUCK...
...To advertise Levi Overalls.
This 1938 International Harvester was sent to the 1939 International Exposition on Treasure Island, SF. It was after all...100% Mechanical.
This sat in pieces down near Red Ravine Canal in Placer County, Ca. before being rescued by Vince Martinico of Auburn. Vince is longtime pals with the dudes of American Pickers and restores vintage trailers and motorcycles. He also owns the old gas station property where this sits."
Anyone ever figure out which came first????...
I don't think they are the same trucks. The blue one has a steel painted grille that is flush with the surface and the LEVIS truck has a chrome or stainless one that is recessed. I doubt there were enough extra grilles for these lying around that someone got to choose to swap the one for another.
MOPARS? Everyone knows nothing touches a Mopar on the street or track. Put a 440 against any similarly built and sized Ford or Chevy and there's no contest.
Fascinating. The article said Levi's had $50k build cost back then. 1940's dollars would be $800,000 in today's dollars. I hope it get's preserved as a piece of history.
I think I may have married her..my first wife was ugly..
Oh c'mon ... I am the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet !!! Just ask my Parol Officer ... besides I never did time in the Big House, only the County Lockup and their Egg(?) salad is enough to keep anyone from coming back !!!
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