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Why you might need to restore an old car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DJCruiser, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. There was a reason Model Ts and other cars of the period had the same track width as a standard wagon so they could run in the wagon ruts.
     
  2. Pete1
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    from Wa.

    I used to have to go to work once a week in a Dodge 4 by with original 900x16 military tires,
    (fairly narrow). This was on roads and terrain very similar to that in the video. (servicing mountain top repeaters) Those tires worked far better than the wide balloon types. One big advantage we had over the old days was a winch on the front AND the back.
     
  3. Newbedonnie
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    from SC

  4. Geargoyle Curtis
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    My grandfather told me he had an A model that would go anywhere. I never doubted him but it is great to see this video as proof to go along with the stories he would tell.
     
  5. Crusty Nut
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    Got to love having a company car!
     
  6. I WISH I got paid to drive around like that!
     
  7. im sure he was running bias ply tires thats why it ran so rough....yep...:I
     
  8. tfeverfred
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    I've seen this before and it still makes me laugh at the pansies in Hummer's, creeping over bumps in the road. Like their tires are made of glass.
     
  9. charlieb66
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    Two more years without some major repair and the roads in
    South Carolina will be in the same condition as the ones in the video.
     
  10. Geargoyle Curtis
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    Truth.
     
  11. kyvetteman
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    That was cool! Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. Olderchild
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    :eek:And that right there is probably why all the fenders on my 31 is cracked
     
  13. ZachB
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    Roll it on its side flip it up side down and onto the other side and land it on the tires. Like a boss
     
  14. ml_engr
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    That was great.
     
  15. patterpillar
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    That was great. My Dad remembers the early 30's in Wisconsin, water getting poured in the potholes to freeze making them less rough. He never said how the water got there without being frozen on the way. The roads seemed smoother in the winter to him.
     
  16. jeta12
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    Thats Great!!!....Thanks for posting.
     
  17. my47buicksuper
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    from sunny fl.

    The first rental car hope they got the extra insurance
     
  18. spiders web
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    Only driven to church on sundays!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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