Hudsy Wudsy

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  1. Mike, I wonder if you meant "rockler", rather than "rocker". Here's a link: http://www.rockler.com/
  2. Interesting! I think that I recall that when the symbol was used prior to the Nazis, it was sometimes used in a mirror image fashion. Like facing left, rather than right.
  3. Dave, I'm surprised that it didn't occur to me earlier to mention that you might find interesting info through your local or state history museums. I looked on line and found a link to your Museum of History and Industry there in Seattle: http://mohai.org/ If they're anything like the nice folks at our own Minnesota History Center, they'll likely be delighted to help you find images and info about your doors and the company. In fact, if you don't find a great way to use or display your treasures, you might consider donating them to your local folks.
  4. Yeah, truly strange. I guess that I've thought all of these years that "swastika" was the German name for this hated symbol. It seems to me now that the name predates the Nazis. Sorry to take your thread on a bit of a side trip, but I thought that folks m ight find it all interesting.
  5. In GregLaR's post, number two above, you see signage on the Pacific Coast Bakery Company building the refers to "SnowFlake (sic) Sodas". The "sodas" are actually their soda cracker product. I found a picture on Google Images of their retail store with four somewhat newer vehicles out in front. Alas, the only one with script on the doors was related to the cracker business and not the candy. Most of us know that the swastika had a life before the Nazis commandeered it. It was even a part of Buddhist symbolism at one time. I only mention it because this company used it a great deal on their products. It's such a hateful sign that to see it on packages of candy or soda crackers is a remarkable shock. Maybe the Library of Congress would have some images that would be relevant to your search. I didn't try there.
  6. What have you learned on the AACA Forum?

    Sorry, Bernie, but that quote came from someone other than me.
  7. What have you learned on the AACA Forum?

    You and perhaps other recent members need to understand that this is a forum for those who love antique cars in their original state. That should be enough for you to understand that the majority of folks here wish to see cars of that age preserved in all respects. This isn't the "Modified Old Cars" forum, although we try to be tolerant of others who have felt the need to make some changes. This isn't the "Crate Engine is the Best" forum. Nor is it the "Paint Your Car Any Clownish Color You Want" forum. You need to be respectful of the prevailing view here or find another forum. I might suggest the HAMB for example.
  8. Why???

    I've been told to my face by Minneapolis police that they simply don't have time for many of the things that they once did. Serious and violent crime is about all that they can address.
  9. Why???

    When I see something like this I sort of assume that the builder or owner admires two different things and has sought to combine them into something ideal (in his view).
  10. For keiser31

    Yes, Greg, I hadn't thought about the muscle cars quite in that light, but you certainly are right without a doubt.
  11. Why Is It Purple?

    I spent most of my working years in the apparel industry and I've said time and time again (in circles other than here, of course) that you couldn't sell a man a green suit if your life depended on it, but they will buy cars in colors that don't even have names. Although, I'm thinking purple might be the exception.
  12. For keiser31

    You know, and this is just a tiny little observation, in the fifties all of the manufacturers offered lots of fun colors, but I think that Chrysler Corp offered the most imaginative use of two-toning, and even three-toning, of them all. I know that this Desoto above is just a simple yellow over white, but when I was poking around on Google Images for other Sportsmans I realized, once again, that the way they used colors on their cars was really both fun and imaginative. These '55 and '56 DeSotos are some of my favorites just because of the sweep-style two-toning: In my opinion even the four door sedans and station wagons looked great.
  13. For keiser31

    Of course if you were going to tow a boat, nothing less than a Sporstman would do.
  14. This Just Ruined My Day.....

    Where do I send the check?
  15. Why Is It Purple?

    I agree with you, Larry, but those cars are already beyond saving. I think that it's becoming painfully clear that a lot of guys think that the value of this old sedan has gone up because it's been painted purple. It's just taking me some time to get used to that kind of thinking.