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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lucky_58, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Lucky_58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2009
    Posts: 6


    Hey all,
    I ran across the front section of a (my guess) mid 20's touring car in a central Alberta barn bolted onto a horse-drawn sleigh. Up here in Canada we call these Bennett Buggies, as he was in Parliament during the Depression when most of these cars where converted.

    Now for the car, it has suicide front doors, but the rears appeared to have opened conventionally. It is a very smooth body with hidden hinges up top and exposed lower hinges, and is devoid of any body lines except for at the very top of the doors. Most of the hardware was made of stainless steel, so I would place the year after at least 1915, but was still flat blade and square nuts and bolt heads.
    There was a great deal of wood in it's construction. The only stamping numbers I found were a serial number on the inside of the doors and under the seat. I did find what I believe to be a model number of some sort, 35K.

    ANY help or suggestions as to what this may be would be greatly appreciated!


    (ps. I will post pictures as soon as I find out how to!)
  2. Lucky_58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2009
    Posts: 6


    I think I figured out how to attach photos...

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  3. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    I'm thinking you've got the makings of a pretty neat modified there.

  4. HomemadeHardtop57
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
    Posts: 4,205


    maybe early dodge or buick??

  5. 61bone
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 890


    mid 20s dodge look under the seat on the passenger side for a plate.
  6. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,219


    Dodge was an all steel body as far as framing. I just scabbed a 20s cut-off roadster back together for a guy near here. No wood in the sills or doors. He says Dodge always was steel framed.
  7. Lucky_58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2009
    Posts: 6


    Googled Buick and Dodge, no such luck. The wooden body hints to a Fisher body, but the suicide doors are a curve ball. I know the early Chevys had suicide doors, but they weren't so smooth. Any other suggestions or ideas, I'd love to hear it!
  8. chilly1
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
    Posts: 550

    from Tacoma,Wa

  9. Cadillac
    Dollars to donuts that's what it is.
    don't have time to find exactly what model for you but 191x-192x caddy
  10. harley man
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
    Posts: 152

    harley man

    Old car body.How hard was that?
  11. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 819


    It's a Henway !!!
  12. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    ------------------------------------- nailed it!, Scott! And it's not just
    any Henway either! It appears to be what's
    left of an extremely rare, Canadian-built,
    Fall & Winter-1919-'21 edition, Henway
    " 'Custom Double Deluxe'
    horse-drawn snowmobile! The base-model
    Henway 'Yeti-HP's' came from the factory
    with 1 hp, provided by a single Percheron
    or sometimes, an optional, 'dealer-installed'
    Belgium. But the super-ultra-rare, 'up-market'
    "Custom-Double-Deluxe' model Yeti-HP's"
    like this one, all had 2hp - in the form of a
    pair of factory-matched and installed, twin
    Clydesdales! The 2hp, twin-Clydesdale-powered
    Custom-Double-Deluxe' "Yeti-HPs" had only a
    marginally higher top speed, compared with the
    single-horsepower base models, but had twice
    as much traction and a lot more torque, which
    gave better acceleration and more pulling
    power in the hills!! By the way too - the 2HP
    Custom-Double Deluxe' was a true factory
    hot-rod and single-handedly, started the
    horsepower-race between the various sleigh
    manufacturers of the day and launched the
    short-lived 'muscle-sleigh' craze of the
    late-teens and early-20's!!!:eek::eek::D:D

    Mart3406 ("Official Henway Motors Corporate
    Historian and Archivist
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011
  13. Lucky_58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2009
    Posts: 6


    Checked into Cadillac, doesn't seem to be any with suicide doors and hidden door hinges and handles. And yes, it is definitely an old car body, however I'm not sure that will fly with the registry....Henway...nice. Hahaha. Keep 'em coming guys, someone's got to know what the hell this thing is. :confused:
  14. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,832


    A 1919 Maxwell.
  15. Here's a couple to look at....

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