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  1. 296ardun
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    Can't tell what kind of car this convert is, but looks like it has faux Cadillac taillights -- don't remembe these, anyone know more?


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    San Francisco Drive-In Movie
    Female car-hop dispatcher w. microphone, writing down food & drink orders at Cinema-Dine call-board which has lights that flash for every car stall at the Rancho Drive-In Theater when a customer wants service. San Francisco, 1948
     
  2. It's a Hudson.....
     

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  3. 296ardun
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    It does look like around a '52 Hudson, but those taillights look like accessories, here is a photo of a 52 Hudson under restoration -- note that the taillight holes are low on the fenders

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    This from a cool site about restoring this convert:

    http://52hornetvert.blogspot.com/
     
  4. fbi9c1
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    The car in question isn't a '52. It's a '54 Hudson.
     
  5. 296ardun
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    You may well be right, but this news will probably come as a surprise to Russell and Vicki, who think that they are restoring a '52 Hudson: from their website:
    Russell and Vicki's '52 Hudson Hornet Convertible Restoration


    On this site, you can watch the amazing work Russell is doing on our total Hudson restoration, share insights, and leave feedback on what you think. Most people see a hunk of junk. We see a beautiful piece of the past coming back to life!
     
  6. roadkillontheweb
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    I think he is referring to the 54 Hudson at the drive in shown in the first picture, not the other one that is indeed a 52
     

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    It's not a '54 Hudson. It's an earlier "Step-Down" Hudson, perhaps a '52, with a custom or accessory taillight.
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    Not a man to be taken by surprise.
     
  9. fbi9c1
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    Are you under the impression that the '53 and '54's weren't the same "step down" design as the previous models? They were. The design change was in '55.

    I agree that after further review(this discussion is about the car in the drive-in not somebody's '52 project) this is not a '54. I have seen those tail lights somewhere though and will continue to try to figure it out.
     
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    Do we know where this is
     
  11. Jim R.
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    Last week I was watching the 60's show "Hazel." There was an airport scene and every car in the shot was a Ford Product, mostly T-Birds. The show was produced by FOMCO. It was cool.
     
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    When I viewed the vintage pics it remeinded me that last week I was watching the 60's TV show "Hazel." There was an airport scene and every car in the shot was Ford Product, mostly T-Birds. I think the show was produced by Ford.
     
  13. Deuce Daddy Don
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    How 'bout those side mounted turn signals---Even back then??
     
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    Other than '47 CA plate on a '36, no.
     
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    I'm guessing Pasadena, or Altadena, or maybe Sunland, Arcadia, because those look like the San Gabriel Mountains in the background, not so many mountains with clear firebreaks in them like the San Gabriels...and the architecture sort of looks like Pasadena, but just a guess...
     
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    QUOTE=296ardun;9290888]Thanks, Jim, was driving me crazy too.[/QUOTE]

    Looks like someone used 51-53 Cad tail lights and part of its sheet metal. Did away with the backup lights and filled in.

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    A 2-door cab?!
     
  21. scrubba
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    Ross, that is a SUPERVISOR'S car , not a cab . In Los Angles as well as several other good sized cities in the 50's and early 60's National Cab out of Chicago was able to "Franchise " the " Yellow cab " name . Los Angles was actually one of the cities as well as Washington D C that used the "Franchised " Yellow Cab logo and the distinct Yellow color used on the cabs itself .

    Driving a Taxi was quite different then . You had shoe inspections , a clean uniform to wear , and you were to wear a Chauffers hat too. hey,I started in Richmond Virginia under a Franchised Yellow cab operation . two years later , shoot , we got away with pretty much anything dress wise . You grab a cab in D C today , heck, yer damn lucky if the Pakistani , Iranian , Jordanian , Saudi Arabian , or Brizillian can even understand English or really know the taxi zones in D C ! scrubba
     
  22. Desert Dan
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    At least it wasn't a Nash Metropolitan cab :)
     
  23. zimm
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    have not posted in a while but found these at my great aunts
     

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    Speaking of Hudsons....

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    I remember when my dad brought home a new Hudson Jet. It was like the one in the advertisement above. His was more of a burgundy than red, but had the black top and the skirts. Each evening he wold remove he skirts and bring them inside so nobody would steal them. I really thought that little car was the coolest thing ever. Still would love to have one.....
     
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    Loved his music all my life. Finally went to see him a couple of years ago and at 68, he could still knock them all out. Great show.
     
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    Looks like Riverside, off 60 Frwy headed toward 215 (old 395) by March AFB
     
  28. FineNobleGentleman
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    Originally Posted by 296ardun [​IMG]
    I'm guessing Pasadena, or Altadena, or maybe Sunland, Arcadia, because those look like the San Gabriel Mountains in the background, not so many mountains with clear firebreaks in them like the San Gabriels...and the architecture sort of looks like Pasadena, but just a guess...



    That's East Pasadena. Mount Harvard is on the right, and Mount Wilson to the immediate left. Spent my life there.
     
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    In Part II of the series of Model T Ford Speed and Racing Equipment on The Old Motor we cover; the first of the two versions of 16-valve Roof cylinder heads (above), the early Rajo 4 and 8-valve heads and the Green Engineering flathead.

    Below can be seen Robert Roof in his first racing car and the Rajo Model 30 8-valve. Many more photos and information and a link to Part I can be found on The Old Motor.


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