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Old 06-14-2018, 03:48 PM
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What Is It? Found This Old Four Door In The Forest Today

Stumbled upon this piece of vintage americana while hiking in the national forest today near Leadville Colorado.

Back half of a 4 door car, 20's or 30's era. Not a Ford or a Chevy. Whatever it was, it was big. Much wider than my Model A Tudor.

Any idea what this is?

The window crank gearbox had a chain, like a bicycle chain, hanging from it.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:12 PM
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Maybe a Buick? The 1920-1929 Buick Automobile & The Buick Motor Car Co.
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That looks like a good bet.
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Old 06-16-2018, 04:31 AM
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Those Butchers at Fired Up Garage could get that going in no time
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:39 AM
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Looks kinda like this Buick.
https://www.usednanaimo.com/ReportSe...osition=3&hb=1
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:53 AM
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Thanks.. But that's one of those fancy new models RWENUTS

Check out the radius in the rear window.. the one in the forest had windows that were square like the 1920 / 1921.

1923 Buick ----------------- Forest Find ------------------ 1920 Buick
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Poor Buick.

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Don't know what make it was, but it is probably what was cut off a 4 door to make it into a pickup during the war years. Farmers could get more gas ration stamps for trucks, so a lot of sedans got cut off and wooden truck beds built on them.
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Don't know what make it was, but it is probably what was cut off a 4 door to make it into a pickup during the war years. Farmers could get more gas ration stamps for trucks, so a lot of sedans got cut off and wooden truck beds built on them.
Plus it made a worthless car a valuable tool.

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4 door

Had one just like it crash in Roswell back in '47.
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The thing that bothers me is the window crank mechanism. I don't believe BM used a chain driven lift mechanism. Also the crank handle and the escutcheon behind it are not correct for Buick. Perhaps a Durant Star? Billy Durant headed up Buick for a while. Perhaps we are looking at his influance in design.

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Old 06-17-2018, 08:15 PM
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The thing that bothers me is the window crank mechanism. I don't believe BM used a chain driven lift mechanism. Also the crank handle and the escutcheon behind it are not correct for Buick. Perhaps a Durant Star? Billy Durant headed up Buick for a while. Perhaps we are looking at his influance in design.

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Interesting. But again, look at the square corners of the windows.. the one in the forest are square.. nor radius in the corners at all.

Maybe the chain was a farmer fix back in the day. Next time we hike the trail I'll check it out a bit closer.
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Next time we hike the trail I'll check it out a bit closer.
HAHAHA, the next time you hike that trail, the old gentleman will be part of a rat rod in LA.......
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Interesting. But again, look at the square corners of the windows.. the one in the forest are square.. nor radius in the corners at all.

Maybe the chain was a farmer fix back in the day. Next time we hike the trail I'll check it out a bit closer.
I doubt that stamped cover was a farmer fix.The picture I posted is of a 1925. I didn't try to match exactly.
I think the answer is going to found by that window mechanism and the shape of the handle and escutcheon.

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