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Old 10-24-2018, 09:37 AM   #1
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found these on Shorpie.com the Roadster pickup was only 10 years old
our Model A's had a tough like when they where new
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:48 AM   #2
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Wow, you ain't kidding. Has a cool hood ornament though.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:50 AM   #3
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Wow, you ain't kidding. Has a cool hood ornament though.
i wonder what shape the axle was in?
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These days the dog gets to ride in the bed. Probably increased their life expectancy.
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:26 PM   #5
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Notice the big and little 21" tires. Those on the rear are for those heavy loads.
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:44 PM   #6
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i wonder what shape the axle was in?
It's funny. Axle is certainly bent, but the wheels aren't too far out.

I love these types of picts. Makes me think that sometimes we overthinking these old Fords. Run 'em, have fun in 'em, and enjoy 'em!
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:55 PM   #7
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That lad's shoes were, at one time quite snazzy.
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Neat picture!
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:29 PM   #9
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A ten year old pickup today would be a 2008 f150. How things have changed.
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:45 PM   #10
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His name was Elmer Thomas and I stole my avatar from him!! Lots more pictures on Google of him moving his family from Oklahoma to California in July, 1939.
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You guys think that young man is going to get 200 ft/lbs on that axle nut with that pipe wrench?
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Look closely at the front end, the frame horns are twisted, even the front cross member looks twisted like there is a big kink in the frame rail behind the cross member--- and the front axle looks twisted too
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Nice thanks for posting!
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I hope that poor dog didnít ride the running board all the way!
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His name was Elmer Thomas and I stole my avatar from him!! Lots more pictures on Google of him moving his family from Oklahoma to California in July, 1939.
Reminds me of South Modesto Acres, military surplus tents as far as you could see, erected after the war. All from Oklahoma to seek their fortune in the promised land. Hard working good people gradually putting up permanent housing as they got jobs. As a kid, I enjoyed evenings working aside many coring peaches. I still remember the border huts checking cars coming in through Nevada. Later in Oregon migrant camps housed families of pickers for the various crops. Until they made it illegal for kids to help their parents in the fields. Soon they raised the camps and changed crops to ones which machines could gather. Such is progress? We were happy.
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