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About Dosmo

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  • Birthday 07/23/1953

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    Smoked hog, Nashes, and a Buick's straight-eight whine

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  1. Some of those hood ornaments are pretty interesting.
  2. Wow - for me, that Federal Panel truck takes the cake. Outstanding!
  3. For a short period of time in the mid 1920s, my maternal grandfather drove a taxi carrying passengers between Gatlinburg, Elkmont & Sevierville in East Tennessee. Circa 1927, here is a photo of him & my mother standing next to the family's 1920s car (we have always heard this was a Buick) with the taxi signs mounted on top.
  4. Could it be for a 1954 GMC?
  5. Here is one that my uncle purchased from the Fresno, CA area in the early 1990s. He kept it for several years with the intention of restoring it, but, he finally sold it 2-3 years ago.
  6. The color on this one reminds me of one that was advertised for sale back in the early 1990s. However, it was advertised as a Chrysler Imperial T&C wagon on the 131.5" wheelbase. Being pretty new to the antique car hobby, we naively looked at and purchased the car. We noticed that the short moldings on the doors did not continue onto the front fenders, but we dismissed this as some sort of oversight by a previous owner. After dragging the car home, we bought a copy of the Standard Catalog of American automobiles. Looking at the production ID number on the driver's door frame and comparing it to the ones in the book, we discovered that the ID number placed it in the Windsor series. Someone had apparently taken a Windsor station wagon body and mounted it on a long wheelbase Imperial frame, using the Imperial's front sheet metal. It was a pretty neat job, though. Had someone taken the time to install some front fender moldings, there would have been no visual hint to the casual observer that the car was anything other than what it appeared to be. Even at that, it still fooled a couple of greenhorns, ha ha. I'm a big fan of these wagons. This one is very appealing.
  7. Here is a 1956 Mercury Monterey wearing a set of these.
  8. I see some Mercury wheel covers from around 1956 or so.
  9. It doesn't take long to find out how much one doesn't know about antique cars, but, these forums are a great place to start. The owner has had the car for only a few months - I've known him for a couple of years or so, and I had no idea that he had an interest in such things. This past Sunday, it was in his front yard with a For Sale sign. I was shocked to find out it belonged to him. He's a super nice guy. I simply told him I'd put some photos on this site, along with some of the info from his sign. It's also listed on Facebook Marketplace. I didn't offer an opinion on whether or not his price was realistic, because I didn't really know, one way or the other. I do know that one non-original thing is the six volt alternator - it was one of the first things he mentioned after opening the hood. I believe it has been driven about 700 miles since the engine was fully rebuilt. I wondered if the upholstery patterns were of the original type - again, I asked no questions. Many thanks for everyone's input.
  10. I'm not, by any means, an expert on the Ford Model A, or any other car, for that matter. I went back and re-examined the photos. I guess roadster would indicate side curtains, which this car apparently does not have. I see what looks like a window crank, so maybe this car has roll up windows, and therefore the sport coupe nomenclature? Thank you for the correction.
  11. Sevier County, Tennessee - belongs to a guy in my neighborhood - I can get more info or put anyone in touch that might be interested. I did hear it run and it sounds great.