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Outlaweyes
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Nov 20, 2011, 2:08 PM

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This is a bit of a different question; I don't know if this forum can or will address it. But I have an old photograph of my father. It isn't a very good reproduction. I'm wondering if anyone would care to try identifying the cars in the photo. That might give me a clue as to when it was taken.

Here is the photo.





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Nov 20, 2011, 2:33 PM

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You can use an image hosting site like Photobucket or Imageshack and they will give you link code to make the pickure show up here.



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Outlaweyes
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Nov 20, 2011, 3:03 PM

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Thank you for the clue on Photobucket.


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Nov 20, 2011, 3:22 PM

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Re: A different thread: identifying old cars Sign In

This one looks like it would be right up RT's alley.....


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Nov 20, 2011, 4:33 PM

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Sometimes in life, the answer is right in front of your face, but yet you still fail to see it!!!!

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A little slight of hand there Sidom?



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Nov 20, 2011, 5:57 PM

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Sometimes in life, the answer is right in front of your face, but yet you still fail to see it!!!!

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A little slight of hand there Sidom?

Well that sure in the heck didn't go very long......Hell I figured it would've lasted at least a day before someone noticed it.........lmao Sly


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Nov 20, 2011, 5:58 PM

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I don't miss much....................LOL



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Nov 21, 2011, 12:00 AM

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If you could get the people out of the way. ....Cant tell for sure but there is a few clues....hole in grille for crank handle. vertical slat radiator . car makers went horizontal in 1940 There is a 20's era car in background ,but subject car has vac wipers ,30's . so i would say early 1930's pontiac sedan .


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Nov 21, 2011, 4:08 AM

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I was waiting for you RT and we all knew you'd have a good shot at that. I thought subject car was early 30's too. What kind I couldn't guess. The other older cars don't surprise me as if you could afford a car at all you took some care of it.

Depression years. Even getting a picture taken was a big deal for many!

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Outlaweyes
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Nov 21, 2011, 1:21 PM

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Re: A different thread: identifying old cars Sign In

Thank you for the input.

I think that is a Model A rear end sticking into the picture on the left and another coming down the street toward the camera. If so, the picture was taken after 1927, which was about all I had, except a vague guess on his age. My dad was born in January, 1915, and if he's 25 in the photo, it was taken in 1940. So possibly, if you're interested, that could be Lufkin, Texas. (No one in my family has the slightest idea who the woman is.)


chickenhouse
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Nov 30, 2011, 11:40 AM

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Pretty sure the one on the left is not a Model "A" due to the wood spoke wheels. The one coming down the street on the right appears to be a "AA" Model "A" stake truck. .02$


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Nov 30, 2011, 2:13 PM

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The "smile" in the center of the bumper and the twin push bars bug me . The only car that i could ID with that combination is a 34 ford , 3 or 5 window coupe . That grille is kinda funky tho . It looks like its not stock , the grille shell has been removed or there is some sort of bug guard . I call your two cents and raise you a penny .


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chickenhouse
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Nov 30, 2011, 6:06 PM

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I'll see that penny an raise ya a nickel- if my OLD guys respond. Heck, I'm only 62, These guys bought these cars new! Will report if I get a reply. Love a challenge.


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 30, 2011, 11:39 PM

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Arggh! It's a Ford grille - found one after an hour of searching. Exact sculpted grille was at this site w/o a year or model yet but still looking. The pic up top has sun blocking the FORD emblem with sunshine glare.

I like this challenge. CH I'll take your nickel for my 401KUnsure

Link to pic for now, direct ID if I can find it.............


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/...7-4iXs/s400/057a.jpg

I'll edit to post pic if it will?

(Edit 2 == near smack on for 1935)




Tom



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re-tired
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Dec 1, 2011, 9:30 PM

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Heres another contender 35 Ford Deluxe Tudor. Note driving lights are proper size.But grilles off a tad.


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Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 1, 2011, 11:28 PM

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No surprise - good find RT. I was stuck with the dip on bumper and that hoop thing that I have no clue what for but seemed only in 1935.

Deep into the great depression after crash of 1929 severely changed my own relatives that I can trace to pre-colonists/Pilgrims.

For OP - IMO and from knowing folks now long gone who would have bought cars new back when and not all folks were hurting campers in the 30's and new cars were made. How many options and alterations available to personalize a car escapes me.

IMO it was close to mid 30's when the first pic of this thread was taken. Getting a picture taken at all was a big deal and borrowed or just allowed to be with a newer car would have been the cool thing to do. WWII was pending for America but folks didn't want any part of it till it was hitting homeland or a threat realized by attack on Pearl Harbor - the "Day of Infamy"

Ford was and TMK still family controlled still is I think?

Love this thread,

Tom


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Dec 2, 2011, 12:06 AM

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without a doubt .It is a 1936 Ford Model 68 with optional driving lights. Guess I won the pot . What did it get to. 8 cents ?



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Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 2, 2011, 3:34 AM

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Good as it gets RT. You win the .08 + S&H, annual fee will cost you a couple hundredMad

Don't mess with RT - here's your paycheck...........



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Dec 2, 2011, 4:13 AM

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Here is a prize more fitting for RT.......................

http://www.youtube.com/...en&v=qaFcBj1twzc



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Dec 2, 2011, 8:36 AM

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I am honored that you would part with such a personal possession to show your appreciation of me.Tongue


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Dec 2, 2011, 11:37 AM

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Yeah, so you treat it right now...........LOL



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Dec 2, 2011, 12:24 PM

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Its good to end this thread on a warm and fuzzy note . DRINKS ARE ON ME GUYS , AS LONG AS THE WINNINGS LAST THAT IS...TongueTongueTongueTongue


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Dec 2, 2011, 5:17 PM

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HT, That's really sweet of you to share that with RT. And here I was thinking that you didn't have any compassion. LOL





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HT, That's really sweet of you to share that with RT. And here I was thinking that you didn't have any compassion. LOL


Always got some kind of comment about me, huh?



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Guys ,I found s dime. Buy a whole bottle .. When you wake up all will be forgiven ....................well ,,,,,,,,, forgotten for a while . Angelic


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