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« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2018, 07:05:25 AM »

It is a bug screen. They were ugly to look at but they did their job keeping bugs from building up on your car's radiator.
When I was a kid we did a lot of road trips out west to visit family and we had one on Dad's '56 Studebaker Champion.
Driving the prairies in Alberta and Saskatchewan the screen would become clogged with big bugs like grasshoppers.
Most folks who lived there didn't bother using them but would put small pieces of window screen behind the car's grille
to protect the radiator and would change the screen when necessary. The bugs came with the territory and if you lived
on a farm or a ranch the windshield and front of your car and pickup truck were covered with dead bugs and you were
constantly cleaning them off.
These days car washes out there have an extra service for when you get your car washed. The front is sprayed with a
liquid cleaner that will dissolve the bug build up and they come right off during the wash cycle.

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« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2018, 07:39:39 AM »


 Yep, that's what it is. Look at how it's perfectly formed to the contours of the bumper.

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« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2018, 08:38:06 AM »


 1951 Cadillac Series Sixty Two Convertible

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* 1951 Cadillac Series Sixty Two Convertible.jpg (122.77 KB, 960x548 - viewed 38 times.)
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« Reply #108 on: January 12, 2018, 10:09:59 AM »

The best way to clean bugs off the front of your car is to spray it with WD-40. Let it sit for 20 minuites and they come right off with a garden hose.
I did this years ago when my Caprice had a grille full of butterflies.

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« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2018, 11:00:24 AM »


 WD-40 is a very useful product, but it fails miserably as a penetrating oil, what it's mostly marketed as.

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« Reply #110 on: January 19, 2018, 11:49:50 PM »


 1963 Cadillac line under development.

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« Reply #111 on: January 20, 2018, 10:33:02 AM »

Looks like someone's trying to hide a change for '64!
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« Reply #112 on: January 24, 2018, 11:06:36 AM »


 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

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« Reply #113 on: January 24, 2018, 01:36:41 PM »

After looking at that lunch bucket I don't think that was his car. Back in '48 he was probably getting paid $1.25 hour in a factory, hardly a wage
to be able to buy a car like that. My father in the mid 50's was paid $2 an hour when he worked at Studebaker and he struggled to pay of his
'56 Studebaker Champion.

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« Reply #114 on: January 24, 2018, 03:02:53 PM »

Looks like a 1947 model - had to search around to see that '46s had one more horizontal element in the grill! 

The photo may have been taken a few years after production.  How much would a '47 be worth in the early '50s?
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« Reply #115 on: January 25, 2018, 09:24:45 AM »


 He is no doubt proud of that car. Being it's new or late model used. Cadillacs were the epitome of achievement, and Johnny Lunch Bucket certainly worked hard for that achievement. Cadillacs held their value then, so a 3 year old used Cadillac held much of their original resale value. That's why that once you bought your way into ownership, keeping in the Cadillac camp was actually economical. More so that buying a lesser car.

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« Reply #116 on: April 20, 2018, 11:10:45 PM »


 Fear not, they're on their way!

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* 1957 Cadillacs on carrier.jpg (178.06 KB, 1600x942 - viewed 14 times.)
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« Reply #117 on: April 21, 2018, 06:53:08 AM »

That's an interesting car hauler setup.
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« Reply #118 on: April 21, 2018, 09:32:06 AM »


 Convoy experimented with many forms of car hauler, some very unique, some downright bizarre. Note the tractor, a Ford C-Series. This is the first year they were sold, 1957. They would remain in production until the  1990's.

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1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
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« Reply #119 on: April 25, 2018, 05:47:16 PM »


 1954 Cadillac Eldorado.

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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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