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Technical Let' Play, What The Hell Is This Part!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Spooky, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Howza Folks,
    Well, went to an estate sale and piled some stuff up and came home with some cool relics. I know what 90% of my scores were and thought I knew what this was.
    It is 20" long and is 3" in width. My first thought was, cool, '40 Ford standard grille center. And then after I got home realized, well, there is no crank hole and it is flat not in a v'ed shape.
    Any ideas?
     

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  2. XtechX
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    Looks like the the toe kick guard from the bottom of an old refrigerator.;):D
     
  3. choptop40
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    37 pontiac
     
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  4. james lakes
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    Is the center grill from a 1939 Pontiac


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  5. Spooky
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  6. 1936 Dodge Brothers center grille piece is similar.... post-37352-143139066692.jpg
     
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  7. GreaserJosh13
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    from Chino

    I've got one for you guys. I bought this with a bunch of parts as well. What is it???
    [​IMG]


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  8. ^^^^^side/rear panel from a after market car heater ^^^^ if it,s at least 6 inches and not 2 inches.
     
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  9. mr.chevrolet
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    that's from a car radio
     
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  10. GreaserJosh13
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    from Chino

    I think the car heater is a possibility. I was thinking radio too, but wasn't sure.


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  11. 19Fordy
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    Old drive- in movie speaker cover?
     
  12. GreaserJosh13
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    from Chino

    Interesting. Also a possibility. You guys are giving me ideas to research.


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  13. GreaserJosh13
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    from Chino

    Hey Spooky hope your not bothered that I threw another question up on your post. Just figured it would be entertaining to keep this post going. Great thread idea!!!


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  14. [​IMG]

    You my friend have a proverbial piece of Gold and don't know it.

    I have seen the reproductions sell for over 500 bucks and people in the know may pay as much as 2,500 bucks for a original.

    This is a ultra rare friction panel use only one year on Stutz Bearcats and only on the 120" wheelbase model ,not the 130 which is rare within it's self and the production numbers are less that what the archives will have you to believe.

    From what I can understand there were only 16 produced and it is said to be the hardest part to find.

    Then again it might just be a junk piece of metal and totally worthless,but you gotta admit it is a good tale! HRP
     
  15. slowmotion
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    Grill for a '30s era Cockshutt garden tractor. Can tell by the off-set crank hole.






    :rolleyes:
     
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  16. oj
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    I believe the Cockshutts crank hole was on the other side, is this the Aussie version?
     
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  17. El Caballo
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    Holy shit, it's Spooky. I haven't seen you in ages.
     
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  18. It's a shoe scraper that's usually attached to the drivers running board to keep from tacking bullshit into your car.
     
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  19. EarlyIronAge
    Joined: Jun 6, 2017
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    OK. Here's a boring easy one. Sorry.
    I just bought a car with a mystery engine swap, and I know nothing.
    What gearbox is this?
    The rumour is that the engine is a '72 Chevy 350.

    box.jpg

    Thanks
    JD
     
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  20. Too new for the Hamb. HRP
     
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  21. '36 Pontiac trim was wider than '37. Here is my son's '36. Your piece is definitely an Indian part though. Buicks all had the fender port holes, Pontiacs always had the chrome strip the length of the front.

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  22. EarlyIronAge
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    Honestly sorry for the etiquette breach, I'm obviously new and didn't know.
    As a 1960 the car is only 57 years old--I'll wait a few more years before I try again : )
    Rgds
    JD
     
  23. AlkyWagon
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    Polish harmonica
     
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  24. Ravenwood
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    from Texas

    Ah, the memories - all fiction (of course).

    "Honest, officer. I did not know the speaker was still in my window when I drove from the drive-in. And when I discovered the thing, I was too embarrassed to take it back. So I just (innocently) connected it to the in-dash AM... No sir. It isn't attached with screws or anything... You will return it for me? Oh, thank you, sir. Here ya go."

    Next night, the cop is in civvies, tooling Main Street in a '48 Plymouth coupe with fender skirts, a gal scrunched against him, the speaker bouncing on the package tray in back, belting out the Everly Brothers just released "Wake Up Little Suzie."
     
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  25. Fedcospeed
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    Appliance or heater shield or guard is my guess
     
  26. dan marx
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    Haven't been here in a while, but really guys, you all know that is the framis that keeps the knutin' valve running on an old Missouri call battle wagon. GO ARMY!!!!!~
     
  27. timelord
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    Looks like the back of a old car tube radio
     
  28. HamD
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    The Richmond it may be is newer than 72. But don't quote me.
     
  29. EarlyIronAge
    Joined: Jun 6, 2017
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    EarlyIronAge

    I think you're probably right, it does look like a Richmond.
    The car's a 1960, but the gearbox could be from any era.
    Though I was on the wrong board, thanks sincerely for being kind enough to provide the tip anyway.
    JD
     

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