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  1. tennesseecouchpotato
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    This photo got my attention. I thought these wagons used structural wood - this appears to be a steel wagon. Was the wood look created by decals? Also, the body crease on the door doesn't appear to match up with the quarter panel.
     
  2. Can anyone identify this photo? My wife's uncle asked if I could date this photo and the year and make of the car. He is 99 and a friend of his is in the photo. Any help is appreciated. Click to enlarge!
     

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    On the sign in the back ground, "Over There" was a song from 1917.
     
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    On the sign in the back ground, "Over There" was a song from 1917.
     
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  7. The theater marquee in the background say's May 19 & 20, since the Charles Richman movie "Over There" was released Oct. 20, 1917 & the Fatty Arbuckle movie "Out West" was released Jan 20, 1918 I would say that the picture would be either the 19th or 20th of May 1918.
     
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  10. Thanks all that's a start!
     
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  18. The details in the picture are hard to make out but I would say it's a Willys Overland.
     

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  23. It sure looks like the Country Club in the add 2nd from left.. Thanks Very much!
     
  24. Do you recognize/remember them?
     

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  25. Off the net...
     

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  26. Hugh In the Caddy! Playboy:cool:
     
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    Mark, The car is an Overland Country Club touring, mosty likely from 1917. This model had the up swept rear fenders, and a bussel back turnk that is covered by the folded top. The wire wheels sure make it look nice, this was a nice car in its day. Bob
     
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    [​IMG]Overland Country Club touring car Bob
     
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    Nice shot of an Australian roadster UTE but I am not sure of the make. Is it an English Ford?
     
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    Tenneeseecouchpotato (post89626) "This photo got my attention. I thought these wagons used structural wood - this appears to be a steel wagon. Was the wood look created by decals? Also, the body crease on the door doesn't appear to match up with the quarter panel."

    I was 9 or 10 years old when these were new. I remember the Ford "woodies" from '49/'51 having wood trim attached over an all steel body. No structural purpose. I think Ford went to raised metal/decal covered "wood" in '52 or so. I don't recall ever seeing a Merc wagon of that vintage. Doesn't mean they weren't built. I just don't remember ever seeing one. Haven't thought about these woodies for 50 years or so, so maybe this is all bad memories. Re: the misaligned body lines. Something about that particular car does not look right. Could it be a special built by a contractor to Ford? Could it be Canadian? Something definitely odd there. This post may prompt someone who really knows these car to respond. I'd like to know the answer as well.
     
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