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Help ID Gramma's car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boeing Bomber, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Boeing Bomber
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    I got some pics from my Mom the other day of my Gramma in various cars, and I can't place these. Any ideas?

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    All I know is this is a Chevy, anything else??
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  2. porkshop
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  3. Cowl looks wrong to be a dodge......I've got a '21 in the back yard. This one doesn't have the right shape at all. Looks to maybe be another GM product.
     

  4. Boeing Bomber
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    I was thinking Dodge also, but I think your picture Nailed it. The lower rear of the cab looks a bit different, and the fenders are more curved on Gramma's car. I'd say it's definitely a Chevy, maybe 1917?
     
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  5. Hemi8me
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    I was seeing the same thing, but it looks dented.
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  6. It looks like there is a dent on the bottom of the 1st pic.....made it look a little strange. The last pic is a dodge, mid 'teens to '22 or so....can't remember when they changes the cowl in the mis 20's.
     
  7. Boeing Bomber
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    In picture #3, is that a Dodge Grille ornament?
     
  8. Boeing Bomber
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    You guys are great. So I'll throw this one in with the bunch. Mom says it was a Terraplane. She has more memories of this one than any other. Yeah, that's Mom sitting with Gramma.
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    I'm going to have to learn how to use Photoshop so I can remove the pen marks on the tire. Then I can Hot Rod the roadster.
     
  9. I'd say 1925 Hudson or Essex.....i may be very wrong but I didn't think the Terraplane came around till '32
     
  10. Boeing Bomber
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    You could be right. I don't recognize the grille ornament at all, and the triple beveled lip on the fenders is like nothing I've ever seen. I think I heard Mom once say Grampa owned a Hudson, but this is her as a little girl ( the shortest one) so I gotta' doubt her memory...
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  11. Boeing Bomber
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    Dang Nailhead, you really know your old ODD rods. That's IT.
     
  12. After seeing the front shot, I'll change my guess to a 1923 Hudson 2dr Coach. The early 20's Hudsons essex' share the same body, but different fenders and grills. Also the early 20's cars were bulky in the cowl/A-pillar area.

    This is a shot of the '23 essex...you can see the grill and fender difference. The essex was the lower priced option to the Hudson.

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  13. Boeing Bomber
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    Yeah, I was kind of surprised by the bulkyness of those A-pillars. Grampa didn't mind spending a little more for quality. Got any idea on the difference between the fender/running boards on Gramma's Roadster, and the pic you showed me?
     
  14. 32ford5
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    I love a challenge. Here's a quick and dirty sample. If you can send me a large high resolution scan of the original I'll be able to do a better job. Send me a private message for my email.

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  16. Boeing Bomber
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    Said it once...I'll say it again, You guys are all GREAT. Thanx for everything.

    Nailhead, you've been a wealth of help,

    32Ford5, Thanx for cleaning up the pic, Can't wait to show my Mom
     
  17. mart3406
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    There ya' go.....pen marks on the front tire
    all gone! No need for photoshop though. I
    just used the free 'MS-Paint' program to do
    the deed. :)

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