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Montgomery Wards! ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by old wood 51, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. finn
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 784


    I had a set of Riverside tires on my 65 289/225 Mustang in 1969. My mother thought they must have been a cheap, low quality tire since the rears only lasted one summer.

    I bought a set of knock off Centerline style mags , maybe Fenton’s, cast Aluminum, with bolts screwed around the perimeter of the cast aluminum center, for my 55 Chevy from JCPenney in 1974 or so. They had a lot of speed equipment.
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  2. metlmunchr
    Joined: Jan 16, 2010
    Posts: 766


    I bought a set of chrome reverse wheels at JC Penney in 68 for my 56 Chevy. 15x7.. $12.49 each. When I sold the car 5 years later the chrome was still good.

    Funny thing about wheel prices....when I bought those chromed wheels, Torque Thrusts were about $45 for the same size. Today, the original pattern TTs are about 3X what they cost back then. But chrome reverse are about 8X or more of their late 60's price.
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  3. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 846

    from boron,ca

    i recently had to go to bakersfield ca to the federal building. right down the street was a woolworth store. remember them? it is and was the first one and still open. just thought it was kind a cool. it has the old soda fountain
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  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,121

    from Michigan

    In Australia, Woolworth was called the "BIG W" I'm not sure if one is still there in my old neighborhood... I gotta look it up....
  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,121

    from Michigan

    .....This picture brings back some memories.... This one opened up in 1960.... Warrawong.jpg
  6. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,664


    metlmunchr : I too got my chrome reverse at JC Penneys, by 1970 they cost $14.00 pr/wheel in 15”x7”. They are still on the back of my ‘52 Customline, and the chrome is hanging in there. By 1971 when I went back for the two 15”x 6” for the front, they had gone up to $15.00 pr/wheel : DADBF166-1F0B-4979-BF6C-6A0527DC8B0F.jpeg
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  7. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,359

    from Arizona

    Montgomery Ward sold guitars under the Airline name back in the 60's. Picked up a Gibson style knock off of the Gibson 335 back then. Good guitar, sounded and played good and was affordable. It somehow disappeared when I was drafted in 69. I've looked for one off and on for years with no luck.
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  8. outagas1961
    Joined: Jul 5, 2020
    Posts: 25


    iv'e got a chest deep freezer my grandmother bought from Wards in 1964 and gave to me when i moved into my house in 95. ITS STILL RUNNING FINE!! when it finaly dies someone else will have to move it out. that sucker weighs a ton.
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  9. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,414


    The motorcycles were Jawa a Czech company. I ran J.C. Penny slicks on my 65 Comet stock eliminator car ,they worked good.
    The worst day of my dad's life is when the Sears catalog went to shiny paper. The last years issue was in the out house and the recent one was by his chair.
    He never shopped at Sears again after the shiny paper disaster.
  10. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,426


    My first cassette recorder came from MW. Second came from Longs. Both long gone. As a kid I never noticed car related stuff, seems my mom always shopped for the Blue chip stamps. Green ones were weak. Lol. Who had the orange ones?

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