|Today 02:24 PM|
Graham-Paige building Hupmobile Skylark using Cord Body dies. G-P also held the rights to use the Cord dies to build the Graham-Paige Hollywood.
|Today 01:40 PM|
|Dragonoake||I'm going to say the Hupmobile Skylark and the Hollywood Graham|
|Today 12:15 PM|
|harposrepair||Graham produced these bodies for the second one with the agreement to be able to use this body design for their own cars as well.|
|Today 11:47 AM|
The second one I have seen wasn't a Graham.
|Today 11:42 AM|
|Today 10:52 AM|
was it cord & graham?tom
|Today 07:44 AM|
|Today 06:31 AM|
Some of you may have already known this cause I only found out about this a few years ago and you guys have been working on old cars a lot longer than I have, but here goes.
I'm thinking of two cars in the late 30's to early 40's range. The first one of is more known than the second, but they share the same body except for the front and maybe the chassis.
The second one I've seen. The owner said he did a lot of research on his and found this out.
|Yesterday 11:54 PM|
|Yesterday 04:24 PM|
Harposrepair said he had a good question. If he is still folowing the thread this would be a good place to let him jump in and ask one.
If he doesn't in the next little while, someone jump in for me.
|Yesterday 04:03 PM|
John actually had it correct until he decided against his first thought. It is indeed as towbar. A 1930's Tow Pilot to be exact. Invented and patented by Cletus A. Kline and manufactured in Caro, MI. You can see how it pivots in the below picture.
If you had to use this piece of equipment today you'd have to punch a couple of holes first.
|Yesterday 03:53 PM|
|Yesterday 03:25 PM|
OK - it's a Whimlinger. (This one has Whitworth fittings, so it is for an English vehicle)
Whimlingers are used for adjusting the whosis to align with the thingamabob, which must be done periodically if the doofunny is out of adjustment
This only applies to turboencabulator-equipped cars, of course
|08-20-2014 06:44 PM|
I thought of an old bumper clamp tow bar but it does not have a pivot built into it so I ruled that out. It definitely clamps to something on both ends. Also has a grease fitting so it can swivel.
Maybe used to bend straight axles for allignment?
|08-20-2014 06:33 PM|
|Rodnit||Some of us 50 somethings don't know either.....|
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