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  • #2
    Why would anybody want that thing? Maybe for parts?
    Fred

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    • #3
      Good start for a rod project? Frame and firewall -north sheet metal, doubt many would complain like they would for a complete car.

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      • #4
        Around here, homemade trucks like that were most often made from "A" models and called "Peach-flats" used in the peach orchards. There are still quite a few around that are used in parades. I couldn't tell from the pictures, but wonder if this one has the '38 cathedral lights or pod lights. Either way, it could be a fun machine to campaign as a "period survivor."

        As far back as the early '50's I recall any small car like the Crosley's being called "Doodle-bug's" but not the "Peach-Flat" type trucks.
        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        SDC member since 1975

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        • #5
          Must be a north east thing, we call 'em doodle bugs up here. Some are quite well done, with 2 trannies back to back for gear reduction, winches made from old rear ends, and so on. There's a group of guys around here who collect and show them at the antique farm engine shows.
          Dwight 54 Commander hardtop

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          • #6
            As my Dad told me, (I'm too young to know first hand) many cars were converted to "trucks" during WWII because gas rations were higher for trucks during the war.
            KURTRUK
            (read it backwards)




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