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History THE YEAR IN CARS: 1936

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bill McGuire, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Weasel
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    One of the best years for post Art Deco Streamline Moderne styling IMO. The sensational Cord 810 Westcheter Sedan featured several other firsts as well: first car with no running board, first car with no rain gutters, first car to use a horn ring, first car with hidden door hinges, rear hinged hood, unibody construction.
     
  2. The Airflow has always been a odd car that I really like. HRP
     
  3. Grahamsc
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    Henry made 6 stainless tudors that year to show the advantages of a body that wouldn't rust.
    Evidentily it was too costly for production.
     

  4. lucky-13
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    First year for chevy trucks to start the move away from wooden framed bodies
     
  5. Weasel
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    1936 Hupmobile Coupe

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  6. Weasel
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    Original 'Baby Duesenberg' prototype design later became the Cord 810 in 1936. This was so far out when you think of what was on the road when this was designed by Gordon Buehrig in 1933....


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  7. Hnstray
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    Actually, according to many published accounts, Ford didn't make those cars.......a steel company (name escapes me at the moment) did to illustrate/promote the use of stainless. No doubt they were produced with heavy cooperation from Ford.

    The written accounts said they were used by Ford field reps for quite sometime thereafter.
     
  8. Grahamsc
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    Just read a hemmings artical about them.
    Ford made the bodies and ruined some of their dies doing it due to the stainless being harder to form.
    Allegheny Ludlum steel company paid ford to build them to promote their stainless steel products.
    They were used by Allegheny steel reps.
     
  9. Thanks Bill!
     

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