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  1. Could be "T", but more likely, its for a Fordson Tractor
  2. Austria or Argentina? That oval badge-if it is displaying a standard country code- is for Republica Argentina. I have head that quite a few Austrians made their way to Argentina in the late 1940's...
  3. I Once again, keiser31 nailed it- its a 1937 GMC, but i dont think it started out as a truck. That rear top chop-off is just too abrupt to be a factory bob, especially in that late 1930's era when Aerodynamics and Art Deco were all the rage. The fellas over at Fisher Body woulda balked at being asked to build such an abomination and the G.M. design team leader who OK'd that hack-job woulda been shown the door by Mr. Earl himself! I think Gunsmoke is correct that it was originally a panel or carryall, modified into a truck cab. As to SMG's observation/concern over horizontal vs. vertical louvers in the hood side panels, it is an optical illusion fostered by the horizontal stainless steel trim pieces that (from a distance) obscure the underlying vertical louvers. On the stripped-down utilitarian models (such as the panel/ambulance below) you didnt get those shiny bits cluttering the view and the true method of ventilation-those high-riding vertical louvers- is revealed.
  4. I had one hanging on a '58 beetle. M-Man gives a good description of how one of those ever musty contraptions theoretically operated, but in my experience, it was about as effective as having the passenger randomly breathe on you while they were eating a popsicle.
  5. https://www.ebay.com/itm/283450727136?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=283450727136&targetid=1263094004826&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9017184&poi=&campaignid=11755693329&mkgroupid=122298872557&rlsatarget=pla-1263094004826&abcId=9300462&merchantid=114610410&gclid=Cj0KCQjw--GFBhDeARIsACH_kdYt7n1rXNmYx8APtiS2YWaVlByON6mFEyAfcj12HhQgLj-9RxXtZUoaAjaXEALw_wcB
  6. Its not from a tractor I recognize- at least not an American market model. They could be off of a truck, but I would think it would be a very heavy-duty machine, like an off-road dump truck or material handler. It is more likely they are off of a power unit of some type - a welder, a pump, the engine on a paver or a well driller or.... a few hundred other applications! What are the un-faded colours on the inside and out? That may provide a clue...
  7. A 1931 Lincoln dual-cowled phaeton. Possibly a Murphy body and aftermarket wheels??
  8. That worm-drive rear axle is from a 1917-1927 Ford Model TT 1 ton truck, or an early Model AA (1928) truck. The frame is also TT with the front crossmember and a few other bit and bobs removed or modified, but the inverted front axle looks to be from either a non-ford (due to the lateral spring mounts) or a 1949 thru mid 1960's Ford truck part, semi-rigidly attached with angle-iron radius rods and-- barbed wire ?????.
  9. or early Bronco... https://www.macsautoparts.com/1966-bronco-transfer-case-shift-knob-for-before-serial-830-001-51-850480-1.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=&scid=scplp51-850480-1&sc_intid=51-850480-1&gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkZiFBhD9ARIsAGxFX8DCVvUl-7CIwZJD_Xr34D_Aw1jMAeCAFYElWSGWEP-_tcppofSdDtkaAsgnEALw_wcB
  10. https://www.dead.net/family-dog-gallery By the way, it is a 1951 to early '54 GMC. The '47-50 GMC and Chevrolet trucks didnt have the vent windows in the doors.
  11. Whoever turned that clock in the foreground into a desk piece must have been inspired by the 1930's Art Deco Sparton "Bluebird" radio!
  12. An elegant timepiece for sure! Jaeger made all kinds of high quality gauges for the European market- I've had them in English, French and Italian cars. In a few of those cars, those gauges were the best part of them! Here's a clock like yours (with the trim bezel aligned correctly- yours is slightly askew...) nestled in the dashboard of a 1934 Delage D8. Because Jaeger wasnt tied to one specific manufacturer, it could have also been OEM for several other contemporary makes across several countries, but it definitely dates from that pre-WWII era. https://www.topspeed.com/cars/delage/1934-delage-d8-s-cabriolet-ar171841.html
  13. Hmmm, I was thinking it originally started out as something from E.M.F./Everitt/ Studebaker.... I do love those reclining buckets and the external foot-feed! Whatever the ultimate origin of that speedster, Grandpa's effort to impress Grandma, by you own existence more than a century later, was obviously a resounding success!
  14. I know that early on, Land Rover of England shipped a lot of vehicles as "CKD" (Completely Knocked Down) kits to Australia and South Africa. Those unassembled vehicles contained most of the major components, but always got a few locally sourced parts added to the mix at their final destination. Shipping them stripped down saved weight and made them easier to stack in the hold, so you could ship more for less. You can be sure the bean-counters working under ol' Henry's watch pioneered and refined such methods! I had a couple of roundabout (Ireland to Canada to the U.S.) imported Fordson "N"s with those cast front wheels. They both had bad front bearings because I guess nobody could -or wanted to- lift those way-too-heavy, densely cast wheels off the spindles to periodically clean and grease them!
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