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Old 06-10-2019, 12:08 AM   #1
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I put together a combination shot of the Merc parked on the same spot in 1961 and an up to date one yesterday. Camera angle was a little off as the house did not show in the earlier 1961 shot. My uncle's 53 Pontiac in the background. That might be me in the back seat of the Merc. I'd have been 7 years old.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:14 AM   #2
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Neat Ralph. I have the sweater I wore from my high school pictures. Not sure it'd be a flattering now to do a before and after. hahaha


Cool stuff Ralph. Dig it
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:25 AM   #3
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Nice!!
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:32 AM   #4
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Great picture
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Thanks Ralph, your stuff is always fun !!!! mike
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:08 PM   #6
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Nice Ralph. I like the car in the background too. Appears to be a Canadian '53 Pontiac ? Has '53 Chevrolet taillights.


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Nice Ralph. I like the car in the background too. Appears to be a Canadian '53 Pontiac ? Has '53 Chevrolet taillights.


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Yes, my uncle Don's 53 Canadian Pontiac in the background. It was rare to see an "American Pontiac" here in Canada. I know of one guy with a 56.
This photo shows the front of the 53 Pontiac with Dad's Merc in the background.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:13 PM   #8
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Thanks Ralph. I know the Canadian cars in general changed the trim some. But I never knew the '53 Canadian Pontiac used the Chevy sheet metal and taillights.
I know Canadian Chrysler products in the 50's mixed it up too, like Plymouth and Dodge swapped around front and rear sheet metal.


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We called the Mopars "Plodges".
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