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Old 12-17-2019, 12:44 AM   #1
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Feel free to add to this post, as I find period photos interesting

Automobiles in mud on the Monkman Pass Highway between Prince George and the Peace River district, British Columbia.
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Old 12-17-2019, 09:59 AM   #2
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Also enjoy old automotive pictures. Any seasonal pictures of Model As in snow from your area ? None from my place LOL.
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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Got any more like that picture I love it send more in, I wish you had some local ones of northern Wisconsin though?, even old pictures of gas stations would be fine with me but they would have to be from Wisconsin.

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Old 12-18-2019, 10:11 AM   #4
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I'm a Shorpy addict. Not enough Model A's to suit me but enough old stuff to keep me looking. https://www.shorpy.com/node/1757
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Old 12-18-2019, 03:11 PM   #5
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This is the earliest know photo of my 1930 Model A. The Girl has not been identified so hard to place a date on the photo but the car and truck in the background may help.
Any ID help would be appreciated as well as any thoughts on the wheel "Caps" on the Model A.


Ford Wide Five caps have been suggested but just seem different from all the pictures I have seen of those type wheels/caps...


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Old 12-18-2019, 06:13 PM   #6
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This is my Grandfather standing next to his 1930(?) Model A. Not positive, but I think I that’s my parents house in the left background.
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:42 PM   #7
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So many years ago, found this in my father in law' garage. Back of the photo says 1945 on Plank Rd. (now sawkill rd. ) Kingston N.Y. I still live here and the background houses and buildings are still there. Vehicles appear to resemble the mid 1920' to 1930. Seems most were destined for junk after 15 to 25 years and not all fords. So many good parts, looks as though they drove them here and left them.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:52 AM   #8
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This is the earliest know photo of my 1930 Model A. The Girl has not been identified so hard to place a date on the photo but the car and truck in the background may help.
Any ID help would be appreciated as well as any thoughts on the wheel "Caps" on the Model A.


Ford Wide Five caps have been suggested but just seem different from all the pictures I have seen of those type wheels/caps...


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That's a '38 or '39 Lincoln Zephyr 3-window coupe in the background. DD
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Old 12-19-2019, 01:54 AM   #9
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So many years ago, found this in my father in law' garage. Back of the photo says 1945 on Plank Rd. (now sawkill rd. ) Kingston N.Y. I still live here and the background houses and buildings are still there. Vehicles appear to resemble the mid 1920' to 1930. Seems most were destined for junk after 15 to 25 years and not all fords. So many good parts, looks as though they drove them here and left them.

Is it just me, or is there a high concentration of open cars which, by the 1940's, would have been considered draughty and dusty.
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Old 12-19-2019, 08:07 AM   #10
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Dean,
Is that a Model A Tudor Sedan that is sitting there? as to me it looks like a 1930 Tudor, Wish I had one of those cars but I will keep my Late 31 Tudor also?.

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Pic #1 looks like what can happen to me on my way home. Life is Good but a little dirty.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:20 PM   #12
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In response to Dutte who posted on #7.

yes we live in a disposable world. Much of the stuff we chuck is not worth keeping. Electronic gear which quickly outdates such as old computers and screens but we have kept insufficient old machinery including motor cars aeroplanes plus buildings.
Not only do I enjoy owning and driving Model A's but it pleases me to have saved them from the fate they may have had. The rubbish tip.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:42 PM   #13
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Is it just me, or is there a high concentration of open cars which, by the 1940's, would have been considered draughty and dusty.

Hi updraft, Yes they certainly were open. I take my top completely off when the weather is just right and not to dusty. Great car just no windows. I think someone described them as fair weather cars. Happy Holidays
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Old 12-19-2019, 02:45 PM   #14
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That's what the 20's and 30's era was two decades of nice cars and trucks with a top or no top it didn't matter, all that matter is that they all were nice cars and trucks to have and drive.

That's when I wish I grew up in those two decades but I wouldn't of wanted to go through the depression and the ww1 and ww2, as allot of people didn't make it through those decades.

As my family owned a funeral home and so I have seen first hand what happened in those two decades, and I live in a small town and if it happened in a small town just imagine what it was like in a big town.

But I do know that the cars and trucks were really nice cars and trucks to own but in those two decades were very expensive also, and you couldn't get gas that much as your family had stamps to buy so many gallons a week or month.

As that is what I was told now I wish I actually would've known how it really was for a small town, as no one really told me the in's and outs of those two decades as I know what the 40's and 50's were like but I really don't know what the 20' and 30's were like.

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Old 12-19-2019, 02:59 PM   #15
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So many years ago, found this in my father in law' garage. Back of the photo says 1945 on Plank Rd. (now sawkill rd. ) Kingston N.Y. I still live here and the background houses and buildings are still there. Vehicles appear to resemble the mid 1920' to 1930. Seems most were destined for junk after 15 to 25 years and not all fords. So many good parts, looks as though they drove them here and left them.
I think it was Henry Ford himself possibly after re-establishing himself as President of Ford Motor Company after the death of Edsel Ford who commissioned a survey of "American Junk Yards" to find out which brand/style/origin of car had the longest life.

Ford was pleased to see that Fords generally survived "longer" than other makes of cars and were less populous in the yards than any other brand.

In roughly this same time period (late 1930s) my father at about age 16 bought a 1929 Model A RPU from the Junkman for $15. He drove this car until after WWII broke out (he perhaps 21) and he was now in college and not driving the car. Sold back to the Junkman for $15.

Dad considered this one of the best car buys he made in his life.

He always thought highly of that truck, was pleased when I bought the 29CCPU, and was a supporter (of sorts) about my part in the hobby.

He did say on my using my Graduation Gift from college to buy the CCPU. "DON'T expect to use this car in everyday use" (which I didn't really have that thought.)
He knew full well the draw-backs of Model A use at today's traffic level.

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My father bought his first car in 1939, a '29 Chev 4-door, for $75. He wanted a Model-A but those were running $90, and sometimes $100 for a nice one. He recalled that Fords were the most popular used car, other makes less so. Fords were reliable, inexpensive to repair and maintain, and relatively easy on fuel consumption. His friend bought mid-20's era Oldsmobile phaeton for $15 but regretted it - heavy, slow, an oil burner, and not exactly a babe magnet. Cars from smaller companies that died out after the 1920's you couldn't give away - that's why so many were driven to the scrapper.
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Now I don't remember what make of car or truck my family had but I did in later years find out that the Ford make in witch I have, had one flaw in it the steering wheel would turn so far that front perch would hit the backing plate on the back of the front wheel.

And the other makes of cars and trucks didn't do that as I was told that by a old mechanic of the time, as he would come into town to help me with my car the late 31 Tudor Sedan Model A.

And he showed me that one day I didn't know that until he showed that to me and I know someone that had a Chevy, so I had him come over with it and I told him about it so we both looked at it and sure enough it didn't do it on the Chevy but it did it on the Ford.

He said that was the only flaw that Ford had in the Model A's and so it goes after I seen that, I started to look at all of the Model A's that I found and sure enough they all do it and all of the other cars and trucks of those years don't.

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Old 12-19-2019, 07:33 PM   #18
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There are some really good 'videos online' of Model T's running through deep ruts of mud and snow, over steep embankments and the such. Love to see this stuff. Once when I had a Model T I took it down to the local creek embankment and copied the near exact ten foot climb up the embankment.


My wife's cousin tells a story of taking his Model T out on the beach in Clearwater FL and racing down the beach and then pressing the reverse pedal and as the car was screaming forward (35 mph) having the wheels turn in reverse as the car was still going forward in the soft sand - wonderful story.


As with most all of us, we wish we 'still' had the cars of our past. Surely did not see the value of those cars when we still had them in our possession, but the 'value' of our memories will remain uncompromised.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:07 PM   #19
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pbishop;

I hear you on that one I could just kick myself for all the cars I got rid of over the years, but my Dad had a Late 31 Tudor Sedan, that I have today and no I won't sell the car for any price as it's been in the family since the late 30's or early 40's.

As I'm not positive on the year of us getting the car as my Dad and I never talked about that part of it, I should of as he is gone today as there is quiet a few questions that I would like to ask him today about the car.

But it's to late for that now and he kept the car mostly hidden away from everyone in town as no one known we had the car except for a few people in town, as my Dad wanted it to be kept quiet about the car.

But my brother had the car going through high school and he just about destroyed the car, as when I got the car I ended up fixing the car I had to take the car all apart got it off the frame and straightened the cars frame.

That was severely bent on one side of the car as he hit a tree with tree with the car, and damaged the front fender to beyond repair, as I had to go and find a new fender for the car so I had to put into the car over a thousand dollars just to get that stuff done.

And I'm not even half done with it as I have just about got all of his damage that he did done now, so now I can start to put the car back together and get it running again I'm hoping on having the car running by next fall or next spring.

But then again things always come up so who knows when it will get done but I'm taking my sweet old time on it, and getting it back to the original state right down to every nut and bolt.

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Downtown Lake Mills, Wisconsin, early '50's, also harvesting ice on our local lake in the '30's, and a shot of the ice being loaded into the ice house that was near the railroad tracks. Ice was shipped to Milwaukee, Chicago, and other points.
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