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    Need help identifying car.

    I have another old photo with a car I need help identifying. The photo was made in 1942. I appreciate the help.
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    Re: Need help identifying car.

    The wheel opening fender bead, the apparent all steel top, rear window shape, and split rear quarter window all suggest it's a '36 Chevy.

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    Mmmm...no tail lights. I love the old tire dunking station in the background.
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    Re: Need help identifying car.

    It does have the shape of the '36 Chev and the gas cap is in the right spot but I assume it has one tail light under the tag on the trunk lid. Also, it appears to be a two door with a suicide configuration.....? I'm certainly no expert but is this typical of the Chev? I really appreciate the input.

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    Re: Need help identifying car.


    Slim,
    Cars are much easier to ID from the front rather than the rear :-)
    It looks like a 4 door from here. All suicide tho.
    Is a lady taking the photo?

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    Re: Need help identifying car.

    I doubt that the front doors are of the front-opening variety. Because of the angle of the shot, it's difficult to see.
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    Well... I'll eat my words. I always thought that by 1936 the front-opening doors were a thing of the past.
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    Re: Need help identifying car.

    Yes, it is a lady taking the photo. At least the shadow looks like a woman's. Apparently it is a '36 Chev with only one tail light. The second one must have been a option [img]<>/smile.gif[/img]. I appreciate the input.

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    West, Slim-Jim, Probably no need to eat your words West. To clasrify, I believe your blue car pictured is a '35. It has suicide front doors. I don't think any '36's did. Interestingly, as an aside, In '35 there were 2 completely different bodies styles for the Standard and the Master, the former looking quite like a '34, and the latter like your blue pictured one. Could they have done this again in '36? While I could be wrong, I don't recall there being 2 '36 styles, one qwith suicide doors and another without. Blast me if I'm wrong guys!

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    No blasting here Dave.
    Esp when we only have rearends to look at :-)
    1935 Chev Standards had the last of that lovely 1933/4 style.
    Masters had the new shape as above.
    All 36 pass were the new 35 style with centre opening doors. [Not in Oz.]
    Altho Holden still issued tourers and roadsters in 36.

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