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VINTAGE SHOTS FROM DAYS GONE BY! (Part 2)

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. ramblin dan
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    Your welcome. Here's another one I took a picture of in 1982 that was for sale. The asking price back then was 8,900 dollars but the retractable part wasn't working and had to be pushed in and out manually. 043.jpg
     
  2. fbi9c1
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    I don't think it was either an option or galvanized. They all came with those to accommodate the luggage.
     
  3. MO54Frank
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    Seriously, imagine the pollution a plant like that generated.
     
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  4. Offset
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    How would you ever get clean after working in that place? Lamp Black man what a mess that can make.
     
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  5. Jeff Walker
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    I recall my dad telling me that my grandpa used to had coal up to the reservation in the wintertime back in the 40's with a Ford truck. In the fall he would start out what a new Sear rebuilt engine, and a new set of tires and tire chains. By springtime the tire chains were shot, tire about worn out and the engine pretty used up as well. He would get by with the worn out engine and tires through the summer and do the same ordeal all over in the fall to haul coal for the next season!
     
  6. lewislynn
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    And the jobs for the community. Unless they're all dead from the pollution of course.
     
  7. lewislynn
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    A lot of people and businesses needing coal were glad he did... Thanks for that gramps.

    It wasn't uncommon to see cars/trucks on the side of the road with flats and blow outs and overheated even into the early 60's.

    My father, on occasion, hauled borax out of Death Valley. He had to go in at night/early in the morning and wait until after dark to come out because of overheating engines.
     
  8. john worden
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    Have to wonder how that handled with the wide body on a track built for narrow bodies.
     
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  9. jimmy six
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    That actually was pretty normal for a guy or company running those old Ford or Chevrolet trucks. Buying a rebuild, tires, and chains were figured into the costs of doing business and the smart guys did exactly what your grandpa did. I’ll bet he rarely missed a delivery and rebuilds were probably $100 or a little more back then.
    My uncle did similar with his dairy farm. Upgraded to stay Grade A to get what was called the monthly “cream” check...
     
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  10. I'm no expert on this. Mine did not have the "washtub" and I have seen a few without it. Also there were no holes in my trunk floor where one was bolted in. I can't imagine anyone taking it out if it came with one. The "galvanized" might just be my poor memory! Lol
    Thanks guys for the conversation taking us all down memory lane!

    1 more car I promise, Rex Winter
    Dry n windy Lubbock TX
     
  11. waldo53
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    I'm enjoying this thread of old trucks and heavy loads. Here's a pic of my grandpa and his Chevy, loaded to the gills with RR ties. He would somehow "con" my dad into hauling this load from time to time from Barstow to Needles, CA, a trip that took about 12 hours!! (you can do it in about 2 hours in an air conditioned car on the freeway now). There was a lon-n-n-n-ng grade going out of Amboy and dad said he would just throw it down in "granny" and pull the throttle out, then stand out on the running board to try to escape the heat, crawling along at 2 miles an hour. That ol' splash-oiled 235 never needed an engine rebuild though, it lasted for years. grampa and truck.jpg
     
  12. HEMIDAV
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    Funny you say that, my first car that I got from my aunt that bought it new, was a '57 Ford 292 at. The first thing I did was get the conversion parts, rip out the at, and put in a 3 speed. Having $25 left, I had a choice of a set of 456 gears or a used Hurst shifter. Even though I prefer steep gears, I opted for the shifter so I wouldn't have to deal with the gearshift on the column.
     
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    Supercharged Studebaker mill ? 3 1 1.jpg
     
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    I visited here many times as a kid 3 9 1.jpg
     
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    not seeing the problem. still play hockey and shower after the game. my daughter does too after she works out at the gym
     
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    My '40 Ford 239 may or may not have a '46-48 flathead in it : No serial # on the bell, '46-48 heads but still has the '40 dizzie. History before me is it was bought at auction in '77, had a municipal '73 plate on it when I got it. Mileage unknown- had replacement speedo. Was originally a tanker truck for Standard oil. Did it serve for 37 years?? After some work it runs & drives with maybe an 80-yr old engine/trans/rear. Only internal thing powertrain-wise I did was open the rear up & clean / relube it.
     
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