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  2. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    big duece
    from kansas

    Looks like he's just starting to do a chop....
  3. The goggles are just a fashion statement.
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  4. Just a old car. HRP
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  5. RaginPin3Appl3
    Joined: Mar 31, 2016
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    wow, what a great picture, really good quality on the image. That's a desktop background for sure!
    Joined: Apr 28, 2009
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    OK, what make is the car? I'm think 33 ish GM. Notice the cut down "yard" truck with acetylene tanks in the background. The pin on his hat says "To hell with Japan" .
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  7. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,434

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Goggles? We don't need no stinking goggles.
  8. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,635

    from California

    looks like one of these...

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  9. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    i was thinking plymouth. it looks like a flat head motor.
  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,635

    from California

    1935 Plymouth .. check out this roadster I found in my search for a picture. too cool.

    36 looks the same body wise. see below


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  11. Vanness
    Joined: Aug 5, 2017
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    Cool pict either way.
  12. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 39,456


    so folks can see what we're all talking about...

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  13. Terrible80
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  14. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 523

    from boron,ca

    thanks squirrel. it was so big i couldn't make heads or tales out of it.
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  15. When I look at that picture the phrase “ that’s just wrong “ pops to mind.

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  16. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

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  17. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 4,285

    from Wa.St.

    Looks like how I do it but usually without a shirt on.
    Looks very dry around there, Goggles will be the least of his worries when he lights his world on fire............................
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  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    The guys who worked at the dump that used to be up on the hill about 4 miles from my house burned cars clear up into the late 60's. People would drag hulks up there to get rid of the as junk yards didn't pay anything and those guys burned them so they could pull the copper out. One guy would sell me parts dirt cheap if he was there and the guy he worked with wasn't the other guy ran me off. They usually pulled the frame out and cut it up for scrap and rolled the body over the hill into the dump.
    In the mid 70's I walked out behind the machine shop in Waco that did my machine work and a big red haired guy was chopping up a body with an axe. Asked him why he didn't use a torch and he said torches cost money to run and he didn't have the money to spend. Since then I cut up several cars with an axe and met one of my best friends one day when he walked over to see what the hell I was doing.
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  19. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    Looks earlier, 1930, square back, rear window is square in comparison to the Plymouths, overlapping door like a Model A.
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  20. pigfluxer
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 186


    It was going to be a bit of metal for the war effort.
  21. ^^^^^^^^^^ Scrap today, bombs and warships tomorrow!

    In another 40 years someone will post a picture to this thread of the "buy back" effort a few years ago. The one where the requirement was to make the vehicles engine un-useable.
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  22. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
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    from washington

    Cars on the way to be crushed and sent to China/ Japan taken with my phone on the Columbia River the other day.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
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  23. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
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    mike bowling

    Seems like an unfitting end for a car; I have been seeing flattened cars headed South on the interstate lately, the price of scrap must be up.

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  24. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 598


    It looks like the car had been cooked already.
  25. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
    Posts: 213


    Exactly! My grandfather owned a scrap/wrecking yard for 50+ years. He and my dad supported the family by "recycling" these old (NOT classic at the time) cars. They initially cut the drive lines out as the cast iron was the most valuable. As the price of scrap in general started to rise, they went back and got the frames. Sheet metal was not worth the expense or effort. During WWII, the sheet metal that was easily accessible was sold. My dad always said that he was almost a millionaire but had cut it all up for scrap before it was worth anything. :(
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  26. I still have the 12 gauge LeFever shotgun my granddad traded his running & driving Model A for,the gentleman approached me almost 20 years ago and ask me did I still have the shotgun he had traded my granddad for the shotgun.

    My reply was,"Yes sirI stll have the shotgun and if you still have the Model A I will trade with you". He said the Model A was sold many years ago.

    It just proves there was no real value in the old cars 60 years ago. HRP
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  27. @clem Here's a side-view (1935 Plymouth). The top is more squared off than it looks in the other photos posted. Also you can see the drip rail that just tapers off down the quarter window.
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  28. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,493

    from 1960

    HRP depending on the model and condition of the Lefever that model A may have been worth more than you think.
  29. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 672


    Hard to imagine, sixty years from now, some ol codger might be looking at pics of Hondas and Subarus getting crushed thinking: "what a waste"!

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