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  1. OLDTINPUSHER
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    Long story shortened - picked up an untouched 31 coupe hot rod built in mid 1950's (and it's for sale, longer story :() with some things you probably haven't seen in a while.
    1932 Model B motor running a 1937 Cadillac V8 322 distributor (every other hole), 1948 Jeep CJ2 generator, and a nicely made 3rd brake light from a 32 B hubcap and marker light. The 39 steering wheel and column are uncut, mounted right to frame and directly to steering !! Very responsive ! Like seeing the junkyard parts, make it work mentality. The guys who built this were in their teens with just county farm boy mechanical abilities. Think they did a nice job. Thought everyone might enjoy seeing this. :)
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  2. sliceddeuce
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  3. AVater
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    Mark,

    Cool car. Was the Cadillac distributor “the bee’s knees” back then?
     
  4. dentisaurus
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    very cool, thanks for the post
     

  5. 41 GMC K-18
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    " Everything old, is new again " Very cool of those farm kids.
     
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  6. pictures of the whole car? very nice.
     
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  7. OLDTINPUSHER
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    Unfortunately there are many more photos in cars for sale. Can't keep them all.
     

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  8. OLDTINPUSHER
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    Don't know if it was the bees knees or cheap and works.
     
  9. Tman
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    Thats cool
     
  10. seb fontana
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    from ct

    Deuce shell and Hotrod script? I didn't know that was done in the '50's..
     
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  11. OLDTINPUSHER
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    JC whitney I believe.
     
  12. 62rebel
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    Still got the 1962 air in the tires?
     
  13. Mr48chev
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    Those hood scripts say mid 70's / Mid 80's. At least that is when they were popular to stick on your cars.
    That A looks like it can be a killer little car with a bit of work.
     
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  14. catdad49
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    A jaunty Jalopy, for sure! You forgot to mention the rear mudflap (s), probably had a racoon tail at one time. Looks like it could be a fun little ride.
     
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  15. scotts52
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    3rd brake light? That sounds 80s/90s to me. I don't think anyone was thinking about a 3rd back in the 50s
     
  16. Modified V8 distributers were a high performance option for the banger crowd.
     
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  17. OLDTINPUSHER
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    Chrysler products started in 1940 I believe?


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  18. scotts52
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    How about that. I learned something new today. Thanks @OLDTINPUSHER for educating me. I love learning history and new stuff.
     
  19. Jalopy Joker
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    Thanks for sharing - good luck with Sale
     
  20. el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    Wow, a lot of clever stuff going on that car!

    I have that exact same red glass light sitting on a back shelf that they mounted on the hub cap as a third brake light. Can’t say I would have thought of that.
     
  21. AVater
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    Thank you PNB for that piece of info!
     
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