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Looks like a custom car built from various other car parts. Maybe a 1939 Chrysler grille/nose and 1940 Ford front fenders...after that, it's hard to tell what the rest is.

The Master has spoken, you can take it to the bank !

Wayne

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Just a wild guess.

Every person has the right to be wrong once in a while but you seldom are. Keep up the great work Keiser31 !

Wayne

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Thanks for your response. The top-lift hood is confusing as most '39 cars have side opening hoods.

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Thanks for your response. The top-lift hood is confusing as most '39 cars have side opening hoods.

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Yes, but you gotta remember....it's a custom. The hood could have been altered.

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It's a Dodge Hodge Podge.

You can tell by the bull goat hood ornament.

I don't see the hood ornament well enough to be able to tell if it is a ram, but here is a 1939 Chrysler with a similar sealed beam headlight treatment....

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Guest Sellwood

Thanks K, for the Chrysler pic. Any chance it's a Canadian or Australian American car variant?

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here is another shot of it

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I don't think its custom but it is a part of the largest car collection in the world or something like that. The show "Strange Inheritance" did a piece on the collection.

http://finance.yahoo.com/video/road-keeping-one-man-enormous-155703690.html

!!!Update!!

The car is part of the LeMay Family Collection the world's largest private car collection. some of the cars are in the LeMay - America's Car Museum.

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GOT IT!!!

Its a 1939 H-D Prototype V8 (Whatever that is).

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/172544229449028384/

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BAMM!! I'm 18 and I declare a win for the Young people!!

Here we go, found this

http://www.lemaymarymount.org/vehicle.php?vID=489

Looks like Keiser was right initially about the custom nature of the car.

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I have been in that very building with the cars stacked up two high.

Its a huge building and must have several hundred cars and a bunch of trucks in there.

They also were running an auction thru there.

The Lemay private collection is much more interesting than the museum downtown. The Marymount compound is an old boys school and is open year round. I remember when I was a kid my parents would threaten to send me there.

These days it houses a fantastic collection of cars and other collections that are mind boggling. (dolls, hose nozzles, toys, a few bikes, the list goes on and on)

There are cars lifted up onto the bleachers above the gymnasium and crammed into the old classrooms.

The best day is the one day a year when they open up the private residence a couple of miles away and run shuttles back and forth from Marymount to the residence. The price is very reasonable (ten bucks that time I went).

The trouble with seeing a collection of this magnitude is that one gets overwhelmed and things get overlooked. Just like the custom in question. I am afraid that I don't remember it. (part of getting old)

Lemay owned the garbage routes in the Tacoma area and he bought everything he saw.

At the residence there is a collection of about two hundred old crank style meat grinders and more dolls than you could imagine. And steam powered everything.

Like I said, overwhelming.

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