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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by atch, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Even has the military lug tires still on it with a painted whitewall , sorry I cannot convince you Arkie, you seem to be very determined to prove that I am not possibly correct, prove me wrong and I'll say I am sorry, prove me right and you apologize to me, till then, it isn't a 32 Ford Roadster,agreed? We don't need a pissing match going on here but there are a lot of obvious clues man..
     
  2. Everybody's wrong...it's a traditional,bantom,jeep,hot rod,custom,rat rod. :D

    Bottom line,who really cares? HRP
     
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  3. Ulu
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    You don't get it.

    Since we old farts are supposed to know every car that ever rolled, it's kind of required.

    It's the thrill of a mystery car.
     
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  4. WRM
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    I think this picture shows the rear fender area, can anyone tell what it is?

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  5. 53 ford
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    Looks like a Crosley to me. Same type hood and windshield. Whatever it is they don't want to be seen in it. Harley
     
  6. stanlow69
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    Knobby tires, If it is during wartime, tires were very, very hard to come by. You used what you could find.
     
  7. Ulu
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    Not a Crosley. The earliest (1939) ones looked quite different, the later ones completely different.
     
  8. WWII was over for 2 years, give or take 6 months, when this pic was taken. Tires were available again. Also, it is not a Crosley. For one thing, the wheels are way too small.
     
  9. fine29
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    That old semi is missing it's door, it must have been a really hot day out lol
     
  10. I'm leaning towards a ho-made job... Maybe young men that returned home from the war with new skills built it?
     
  11. Ulu
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    Maybe not home made though.

    It looks like Brit car to me, but I'm not much on Brit car history.
     
  12. theman440
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    Do I see grafitti on the walls of the Airplane in that photo...dirtbag first-class passengers!
     
  13. 31Apickup
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    It looks to be based upon a 1940's Fiat 1100. The hood and hoodsides match.
     

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  14. A.P. Photography
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    Regardless, loved the photos.
     
  15. seb fontana
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    Here is my guess.. it looks like Dean Martin in the drivers' seat and maybe Jerry Lewis in passenger seat and they are stopped at a hot dog vendor on a movie set so the vehicle is a built set vehicle out of a late 30's Ford passenger car with Marmon-Harrington FWD.....He is busting the vendor's balls wanting a Martini with the dog...just a guess..lol..
     
  16. Ulu
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    :D

    ....and yes, the sides do look like the Fiat.
     
  17. Skimmer
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    Dont know the car but im loving the old pics .......Thanks
     
  18. 19vegas56
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    Could it be a Jeepster?
     
  19. Ulu
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    Not at all.

    Go look at the Fiats that were cloned from NSU (Or vice versa.)

    Also what I took as external hood hinges are actually not. I think it's just the cowl vent, being nearly closed, that makes it look so.
     
  20. Good call on the Fiat.. Kinda looks Jeepish too. I'm going with a handmade Fiatster!
     
  21. Ulu
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    Did Fiat ever make military cars?
     
  22. still looking at "Miss Spine".......
     
  23. Its not a 'tow motor' is it, used to move parts of sets around? Could be made from anything!

    Doc.
     

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