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#1 Slim-Jim

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

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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#2 Dave Henderson

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:26 PM

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.

#3 keiser31

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:39 PM

Mmmm...no tail lights. I love the old tire dunking station in the background.

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#4 Slim-Jim

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:38 PM

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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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:22 PM


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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#6 West Peterson

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:34 PM

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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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:42 PM

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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#8 Slim-Jim

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:11 PM

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 <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif. I appreciate the input.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:13 AM

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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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:57 AM


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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