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Slim-Jim

Need help identifying car.

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

Slim

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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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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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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?

Manuel in Oz

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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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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 smile.gif. 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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