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Old 01-22-2009, 11:38 AM
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I could swear I've seen a crude form of disk brakes on a '40's Imperial. Guess I'll fire up the Google and see what I can find.
I did a little search and I think the most realistic answer would be what was the first American car to have discs on a mass produced car, and that would probably be the 63 Stude Avanti.

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Old 01-22-2009, 07:19 PM
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Well The answer I thought was the austin-healey but I could be wrong. I tried to find out more about the argyll but couldn't confirm it. So I'm going to give it to 86sdub.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:41 PM
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I did a little search and I think the most realistic answer would be what was the first American car to have discs on a mass produced car, and that would probably be the 63 Stude Avanti.

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I really should read the question better, you didn't say "American" car, what a nut job I am.

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Well The answer I thought was the austin-healey but I could be wrong. I tried to find out more about the argyll but couldn't confirm it. So I'm going to give it to 86sdub.

Yea, after some further reading I realized the 1909 Argyll wasn't the first car with 4 wheel disk brakes, it was the first to have 4 wheel brakes.

I did find some evidence that Chrysler Newports had 4 wheel disk brakes as early as 1950. (click for link) But I should have said that sooner.
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"Unlike conventional disc brakes, these brakes consisted of two discs expanding inside a drum."

Some of these questions have an open window as far as interpretation as well. These brakes were miles from what we would call "Disc brakes" as well.

I keep thinking of questions like "What was the first GM car to have,,,,," only to wonder, "Just because I have always thought that, is it true?" Figuring you guys will show me the RIGHT answer! You know what I mean?

Anyway 86sdub, you better get at asking your question, we are not a very patient bunch here on this thread!

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We're waiting 86sdub.

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I'm not stealing the floor (nor does the winner of this question get the floor) but while we're waiting for the real question...

In what year did GMC and Chevy trucks first start sharing sheet metal?
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I had trouble coming up with a decent question but here goes. What was the first production car to have 4 wheel disk brakes?
Mercedes Benz 300SE had 4 wheel discs in 1960,the same brakes as the D type jag and the Austin Healy 100S which was the first sports car to have 4 wheel discs,but the Jensen was the first British sedan to have 4 wheel discs in 1954.
The jensen actually had the same running gear as the Healy .
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I'm not stealing the floor (nor does the winner of this question get the floor) but while we're waiting for the real question...

In what year did GMC and Chevy trucks first start sharing sheet metal?
I love this thread!
First off, what does "Sharing sheet metal" mean in this context? Are we talking sharing every friggin piece like a 2007 or do we mean sharing everything but the tail gate and front fenders, hood and grille like a 47-53?
(and the radio speaker grille moulding )

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I vote for second version...so let it be an answer, in 1947!
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I'm not stealing the floor (nor does the winner of this question get the floor) but while we're waiting for the real question...

In what year did GMC and Chevy trucks first start sharing sheet metal?
1939

In 1939, the only difference in the sheet metal between a Chev COE and a GMC COE was the grille.



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How long should we wait for 86sdub? There should be a limit to how long someone can have the floor asking a question.
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1939

In 1939, the only difference in the sheet metal between a Chev COE and a GMC COE was the grille.

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How long should we wait for 86sdub? There should be a limit to how long someone can have the floor asking a question.
We talk about pickup trucks or simple trucks/tractors?

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Good idea about time limit.
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We talk about pickup trucks or simple trucks/tractors?
The question did not specify.

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The question did not specify.
hard one...
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Hello?......anybody out there? Curtis? 86sdub?

In the interest of keeping this thread alive, I'll ask another question just for fun...

What was the first Chevy car to have hanging pedals?
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