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#305029 - 04/04/14 11:44 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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GMC 270 engines with Hydra-Matic Transmissions sit ready for installation. How'd you like to have this pile of crate motors sitting in your shop today?


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#305030 - 04/04/14 11:55 AM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: brewster]
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#305049 - 04/04/14 08:48 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II... [Re: OldCarKook]
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A couple of great photos there! And a huge welcome to the "Old Photo Corner" to all of our "Now Official" GMC members! OldCarKook, your post is the first GMC we've shown since I mis-identified a Chevy truck back on page 3 of the first old photo thread!

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#305074 - 04/05/14 11:58 AM Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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#305080 - 04/05/14 12:32 PM Old photo Corner II [Re: OldCarKook]
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I believe those arn not Hydramatic transmissions but rather the heavy duty truck Powermatic units. Thet came out in 1956 if I remember correctly.


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#305090 - 04/05/14 08:23 PM Old photo Corner II [Re: Chev Nut]
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I love those factory installed oil filter canisters


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#305124 - 04/06/14 05:07 PM Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Huck brakes front drums (ribbed) and snout on damper for a hand crank, GMC 228 engines reach their final point of solitary life and join a chassis in the assembly line.


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#305323 - 04/09/14 04:55 PM Old photo Corner II [Re: OldCarKook]
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Oops! 1923 Superior…



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#305336 - 04/09/14 10:30 PM Re: Old Photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Nice sharp photo. Note I have returned the thread title of this thread so we can follow it clearly as we always have! Please do not change it folks. Thanks.


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#305359 - 04/10/14 06:29 AM Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Looks like a 1923 to me.

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#305367 - 04/10/14 11:40 AM Re: Old Photo corner II [Re: IMFALCO]
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Interestingly it has a DC plate of 1923 over what appears to be an older plate, perhaps from another state, Mass. perhaps or is that long word at bottom of lower plate Washington? That might suggest it is a 1922? Although it does look brand new, I guess cornering at high speed was a problem for those spoke wheels! BTW, have changed the thread title again, if replying, please reply to my posting and not one with one of the other headings in order to keep the thread heading. just askin'.


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#305373 - 04/10/14 01:28 PM Re: Old Photo corner II [Re: Gunsmoke]
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Thanks for the correction on the 490, Imfalco...I always mess up the 490's!

Tough day at work, with a 1934...

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#305381 - 04/10/14 04:42 PM Re: Old Photo corner II [Re: brewster]
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One more edit brewster, change 490 to Superior.

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#305410 - 04/10/14 11:27 PM Re: Old Photo corner II [Re: brewster]
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I just love these unposed photos, likely about '36/'37 I'm guessing (based on a few years of age on the '34)at a warehouse for something. Quite a crowd (8 guys), must be lunch hour. What state on plate?

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#305434 - 04/11/14 03:37 AM Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Oops!1923 Superior...Looks like it has two license plates...Trying to make out what it says on the window...Oh, now I see it...It says "No Fat Chicks"... laugh


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#305501 - 04/12/14 01:52 AM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: kevin47]
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Tonight's photos I found on TheOldMotorcm They're open for sales down at Knapp Chevrolet in Dallas Texas...

1940...



New Release Day, 1949...





New Release Day, 1951...



New Release Day, 1953...



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#306074 - 04/18/14 07:45 PM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Chevy busses… 1941 and 1935.

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#306759 - 04/27/14 03:01 AM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Camping with a '51 sport coupe…



Hertz Airport rentals… 1957



and spreading the cheer, 1960…

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#306761 - 04/27/14 03:03 AM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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1951… and in Canada those crackers are called "Premium Plus"..

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#306779 - 04/27/14 01:07 PM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Another amazing find tonight while googling for photos! I have joined a Facebook group that is about "Growing up in Fergus" which was my hometown from the age of 6 until I left in my mid twenties. My parents still live there, and I will always call it home. I've always tried to look up old pictures of Fergus, but it seems that the same 7 or 8 pictures come up online, and that is all. This week, a whole bunch of people including the towns "official historian" started posting the real type of photos that I've been looking for. Street scenes that show how life was in the previous decades. The Chevrolet's are few and far between, as we had a Ford dealer on the main drag in the early thirties. Here's the couple that I did find, courtesy of Pat Mestern…

This one was titled "Showing of New Cars on St. Andrew Street". Of note for us is the Chevrolet, second from the right. If they are indeed new cars, then I would date this as about 1919, as it looks to my uneducated eye to be a 1919 FB series Touring. I'm fairly certain the front fenders were different on the 1920's, so it must be from the teens. Maybe one of you guys could help verify this for me. The building on the right is the public library, which is still in use today. I spent a good deal of my childhood there! All of the other stone buildings behind still stand as well…



This picture shows the scene outside of The Fergus Restaurant on the night in 1954 that the Fergus Thistles won a lacrosse championship. The 1950 Deluxe sedan appears to be dressed in quite a few of the aftermarket accessories available through the local Canadian Tire store…

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#306783 - 04/27/14 02:06 PM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Another great set of pics, including the Fergus ones. As for the crackers photo, assuming it was not for a much later car show, I'm guessing about 1955/56 based on the array of fine looking cars in background. Anyone recognize a specific year/ make, other than what appears to be a circa '53/54/55 Buick? Cars had character back in those days, love em or hate em!

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#306844 - 04/28/14 01:02 AM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: Gunsmoke]
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Big John Robinson, proprietor of John's BBQ in Peoria, Illinois. (Later known as Big John's BBQ, and today as Grandpa John's Rib Shack.) Founded in 1949 at 901 Monson Street in Peoria, his BBQ was made with a 100 year-old family recipe that John learned as a boy growing up in Mississippi. How good were his BBQ ribs? This photo shows how good business was just one year later. John took delivery of a 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery and had his business logo and contact info lettering added to it. Long live local business, and old Chevrolets.

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#306873 - 04/28/14 11:02 AM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: Gunsmoke]
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Originally Posted By: Gunsmoke
Another great set of pics, including the Fergus ones. As for the crackers photo, assuming it was not for a much later car show, I'm guessing about 1955/56 based on the array of fine looking cars in background. Anyone recognize a specific year/ make, other than what appears to be a circa '53/54/55 Buick? Cars had character back in those days, love em or hate em!


The blue one on the left, behind the billboard looks like a 52-54 Ford. Then the first one on the right (cream) a Caddy, 55-ish, then 2 '57 Buicks, a 58 Buick, another Ford and a GM with the reverse C-Pillar of 57-58. My guesses.
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#306878 - 04/28/14 11:58 AM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: brewster]
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Brewster,

In the first picture, it appears that the nice lady has just bought herself a great 1940 Special Deluxe sport sedan. What I imagine the gentleman salesman is saying to her is, "Ms Courtney, I just know that your selection of that one and only accessory of a grille guard is a wise one. Not that you will ever run into anything out there on the ranch but you can never know when an adventurous little Mack may want to take it for a spin and see if he can win a standoff with an equally ornery, major sized Longhorn bull.

I hope you will consider a radio once some stations finally creep far enough west that we can receive reception during daytime hours." Agrin Agrin

And, what is with the shoe-polish sign in the window saying, "Now Open for Business." Why is the "Now" necessary? Wasteful. Texas logic? Agrin Agrin

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Note: I was just trying to poke a little fun at MrMack. Not knowing his history and the time lines, I may have been way out of line here. Not intended to be disrespectful, yet my apologies it it appear so. Good health to you, MrMack! dance

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#308440 - 05/19/14 01:28 AM Re: Old photo Corner II [Re: 41specialdeluxe]
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1960 Bel Air at the drive-in...



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