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  1. So many of these "Speedsters/Roadsters" were being marketed at the time, here is a 1912 Hudson "Mile a Minute" Roadster for example, has the eyebrow fenders, 12 spoke front wheels, may suggest a relative? The non-streamlined dash may suggest pre 1910.
  2. I am selling a 1931/1932 Chevrolet Running Board mat, perfect condition, purchased 10 years ago, NOS, or NORS, never installed, stored in the house past 10 years, rubber is supple and ready to install. These sell when available at the Filling Station for $525USD per pair ($265 per). Sorry, but only have this one. Would like to get $125 plus shipping. Send me a PM if interested.
  3. Many of the details don't match the '28 Chevrolet picture. Sun-visor is mounted and supported differently, more an extension of roof as opposed to Chev (and Pontiacs) where visor is a separate piece mounted on 2 chromed steel brackets. Middle door hinge bisects upper belt line (in Chevy it is just below beltline), hood louvers are spaced close to hood hinge, while on Chevrolet they are about twice as far away from hinge, Chevy front fender has a 3/4" bead along outer edge, OP car has none, Chev RB aprons have raised molding, OP car has none, cowl lights are not '28 Chev, etc. For American made
  4. Gunsmoke

    WHAT IS IT

    And lyn, please re-title your post(s) with something searchable, such as "Make of Large Old Logging Truck?" Thanks.
  5. Agree with above advice, you could sink $20K more into a car like this to make a nice Sunday driver, and when you go to sell it only get offered $10K. At $0.00, likely a losing proposition.
  6. I'm still fuming. Had arranged to buy some very scarce 1931 Chrysler CD8 parts from a friend who had them at someone else's place out of town, including this full steering assembly. Inadvertently, the other guy asked a 3rd party to take them to store them for later pickup (or so I understand). I went this week (100 miles) to pick them up, and someone had sawed the steering wheel off a couple of inches below the hub, and taken the wheel only. Ruined the jacket, steering shaft and all the control rods, rendering the assembly almost useless. Grrrr....there should be a law to send those types away
  7. Something like this pair, 1925 Packard, 1927 Chrysler 50. I note sign on building says Knickerbocker Used Cars!
  8. Note it is missing filter medium, classic brillo-pad type material.
  9. BINGO, give that man (the55er) a prize. Personally, I have never heard of this bright idea, very efficient means of making nice wheel disks that can be badged for the whole lineup. And wheels could be removed without taking whole wheel disk off, and further, same spoked system could be used for years just change center disk. Surprised it didn't catch on.
  10. If OD is 9", it appears clips would fit a 7.5" hubcap hole, can you add clip diameter to your description, which might narrow the vintage. Likely for circa 1940's/50's. Looks like OEM stainless skin (or polished alum) on a pretty good backing. However could also be After Market on a universal backing. Neat item.
  11. Leif, I think you have the make, those rear fenders and the "torpedo" style touring body with folded doors suggest you are on right track. 10 spoke wheels on front, 12 on back, note OP has 12 front and rear. Guess we'll all have to research our "Stoewer" files! I found this 1924 Stoewer D10 image on internet, apparently car is all original, 1 of 50 built, and resides in Australia. This one has wires, suggesting a later model perhaps than the OP.
  12. hmm... I'm guessing European, perhaps Lancia? on second thought, the Lancia Lambda's were unibody, no separate chassis, so maybe another make. The clean body lines suggest European to me, but details of house in background might suggest something, perhaps northern country (are those "storm windows over upper windows?). Car appears to be RHD.
  13. The 12" long cast arm with that 75 degree bend, and only an end bolt to hold in position, suggests it relied on gravity to keep it from rotating, so a hanger of some sort. The small diameter of only 1.5" creates a bit of a puzzle? too small for any wheel/tire application, about right size for many tail pipes of the era. Both are same part, and may have been a tailpipe hanger (for 2 different cars) which would have connected to chassis near rear bumper, with the 75 degree offset necessary to clear something. In the early days exhaust systems were rigidly connected to chassis, no rubber "vibrati
  14. Borgward I'm guessing, dealer plate says Mich 1948, so that should narrow it down.
  15. This is a question that requires looking at the big picture of the time, WWII was over, a new boom was shaping up in the American economy, and in America in particular, an era of affluence relative to the rest of the world was emerging. Other countries like Europe and Japan were struggling to recover after tremendous damage to their cities and infrastructure. So while the Germans (Mercedes, Porsche, VW), British (Jaguar, Triumph, MG, Austin) and Italians (Ferrari, Alfa, Fiat) were producing clean lined, technically efficient and aesthetically purposeful modest sized cars, the American Big 3 (
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