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Old 02-14-2009, 10:48 PM
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There are some super rare 1933 Ford Fenders that are different than the rest, what is that difference?
Station wagon fenders. Steel bodies were curved where the fenders meet the body and wagon side panels were flat.

Just a guess...

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Old 02-14-2009, 11:01 PM
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Nope, these fenders LOOKED different. The front ones would have bolted on any body style. And yes, both front and rear LOOKED different than the 33-34 Fenders you are accustomed to. I was surprised that I could only find ONE photo of these fenders. I find it mentioned in text, but only one photo.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:34 AM
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Maybe because it's the weekend but it looks like you guys are stumped. I know it's obscure, but in a search I found plenty of people talking about it so there is a common knowledge among a number of rodders and restorers about it.

I'll give it until tomorrow morning on Monday before I get any hints, because the hints will give it away pretty fast.

It is such a strange thing that they would have had these fenders that were VERY different from the ones you know I find it a kick in the butt kinda trivia. It would be like finding out that some rare 1940 Fords built and sent out into the population among other 40 Fords didn't have the split rear window, it is that obvious.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:40 AM
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Hey Brian,

I saw a display at a Buick dealership in 1963 in Pontiac, Michigan. The concept was good, but it apparently didn't work out.

Buy the way, I grew up in Pontiac and my father and mother worked under John DeLorean. I remember a dinner table conversation, at my home, about how Delorean was planning to have the guys in engineering put a 389 in a Tempest and see what happens. Well......we all know what happened.

My mother bought her first GTO in 1965. It was a 389, Tri-power, four speed. The cost, with her employee discounts, was $1750.00. Mom is almost ninety today and thinks it's odd that anyone would pay what her old "goat" would be worth now.

And yes, my weekends were spent street racing on Woodward Avenue. If anyone on this site hasn't heard of Woodward Avenue, I suggest you google it.

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Chris, my dad was a Buick salesmen my entire childhood I remember many similar dinner table conversations. One in particular was in 1977 (or was it 76 or 78, I forget) about how mad the public is going to be when they find out that Buick was putting Chevy motors in their cars! And boy were they! This was all over the news a few months later.

I miss those days, I look at home movies with my dad driving a new demonstrator, God we had a good time! He was working his butt off, a LOT of hours but we still found time to have some very good times.

Brian

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Dawg gone it Brian, what the heqq is the answer? Inquiring minds gots to know! Bumping this up jest in kase you done fergot!
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I wouldn't forget! Heck I have been watching the "views" grow on this thread without a quess being posted.

Ok, I'll give a hint. These were early 1933 fenders and I think were mostly found on the Victoria. Go googling!

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There are some super rare 1933 Ford Fenders that are different than the rest, what is that difference?
Fender skirts?
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What exactly do you mean by "fender skirts", I don't think you are on the right track. I think you saw their nick name "Skirtless" but they have nothing to do with what we now know as "fender skirts".

I'll give it to you being you found the idea at least.

This is the only photo I could find of them. The front of these fenders looked like what we have come to know as a 33-34 Ford fender but the back half looked like a 32 with the sweeping line down to the running board and no "skirt" behind the wheel!

Like I said, when I was a kid and worked at that resto shop, we had a full set of them!

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What exactly do you mean by "fender skirts", I don't think you are on the right track. I think you saw their nick name "Skirtless" but they have nothing to do with what we now know as "fender skirts".
Yeah, I was guessing that they had some kind of provision on the wheel lips for securing traditional style fender skirts or something.

Interesting bit of trivia though, I may have gone my whole life without ever knowing that.
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I'll give it to you being you found the idea at least.
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Hi,
Cadillac 1910
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That is correct, Rich.

The next question is all yours....
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Hi,
What car had pocket doors?
What American car was made with pocket doors they slid into the front fenders when they were opened.
This is a great thread I have learned quite a bit & the storiesare the best.
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Hint This car co also made a J car that was named after one of the founders, and a version of that car was sold by sears.

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Pocket doors

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Correct,
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There was a new Can-Am racecar in 1970 that employed two very unique features. (The car was banned after that year because of one of these features) What was the car and what were the two unique features?
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