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Vintage Car Identification Help!

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  • rog42rog42 Posts: 3
    After market for what though????
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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,884
    That's just about impossible to tell. To ID a part we look for things that are specific to a particular car. With aftermarket stuff, they sold the same basic style for lots of cars, the only difference is in the dimensions.

    Is there any part number/label/etc anywhere on it?
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,159
    That long low shape makes me think Eldorado or Toronado or something, but I have no idea from when.
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,861
    edited March 2013
    Oh yeah, hadn't thought of that---it might be a PART of a larger grille assembly.

    For aftermarket I was thinking some pickup truck.

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  • rog42rog42 Posts: 3
    the only thing on it is... N ... nothing else any were.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,159
    Sorry, no visible pic
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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,884
    edited March 2013
    Let's try this:
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    Bigger version here.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,159
    Oh, toughie. Gives me a Buick or Olds vibe, but as there are so many defunct makes from that era, it could be anything.

    Definitely a big solid middle class car, roughly 1920, appears to have been virtually new in the pic.

    I'd try posting it here, at the AACA forum - some of the posters there are real experts.
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,861
    That's tough without a front shot. Late teens, early 20s car, American of course.

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  • Thanks for the tip on the other forum. If the child is the person I think he is, the photo would have been taken around 1926, so your "roughly 1920s" makes sense.
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,861
    yeah it could be 1920--27 something like that. I'm thinking on the earlier side.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,884
    Any way you could post an enlargement of the rear wheel hub? It has a distinctive shape, and might have some sort of logo if we could see it with better resolution.
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  • Photos of rear wheel hub and hood ornament scanned at maximum resolution. It's a small photo, so not much better ">than the original scan. There does not seem to be a logo on the wheel hub. The hood ornament seems to be a circle with a post in the center.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,884
    The hood ornament is the radiator cap with a built-in thermometer, a common accessory for cars of that era, unfortunately doesn't tell us anything about the maker.

    The wheel hub is, like you said, indistinct. The unusual shape may just be a hex-head distorted by frequent wrench applications:
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,861
    yes, that "hood ornament" is just a generic "motometer".

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,159
    edited April 2013
    Pretty sure I know this one, but it's a fun couple of pics...

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    What says ye? I think 37-38 Ford coupe. The pic was taken in 1940, the house built in 1939.

    Here's a pic from roughly the same position, about 65 years later.

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  • hackattack5hackattack5 Posts: 315
    I have had these 2 rims since the 80s and someone told me that they are rare. Does anyone know what car these belong to?
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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: US 25 & US 40Posts: 18,959
    There is no picture of a rim showing in my post.

    Did you upload the picture to a service such as photobucket.com where it's stored and you can use a link to that picture to put into your post here on Edmunds?
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  • hackattack5hackattack5 Posts: 315
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  • hackattack5hackattack5 Posts: 315
    why is it so hard to post a picture?
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  • hackattack5hackattack5 Posts: 315
    The rims have a 8JM stamped on them
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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,432
    I'm thinking they might be off of something like a late 60's Ford Torino?

    They make me think of the wheels on this car:
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  • hackattack5hackattack5 Posts: 315
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  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 508
    I think you found the answer, andre1969. I'll throw in that the tire was made in April 1966.
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  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 508
    That's on a car?
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  • hackattack5hackattack5 Posts: 315
    No it’s in a barn. I was guessing it was originally for a old car or truck but I guess it could be for a farm wagon or something.
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  • crazykunocrazykuno Posts: 9
    Help
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  • crazykunocrazykuno Posts: 9
    how do I post a picture?">
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