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1940 ford tire fix

“Honey, pull off to the side of the road,” she said. “I wanna take a photo of the cows,” she said. “Back up! More!” she said. *POP* SSSssssssssSSSSss. “What’s that noise?” she asked. #@%( *$#@!!

The tire is flat. The car is a 1940 Ford Coupe.


“Not my Ford…”

it isn't my ford but I think it is becoming to meI love when I find photos where someone took the time to write on the border or the reverse side, something, anything about what’s found in the image. Names, dates, places, it all helps the prying eyes and curiosity of future generation photo collectors, like myself.

I don’t know who this is. I don’t know where it was taken. And, since no one dated it, I can only guess as to when it was captured. But because of this woman’s caption on the back, I know she liked this photo of herself and the car a LOT. The caption? “It isn’t my Ford, but I think it is becoming to me.” Yes, people spoke like this at one time.

The car is a Ford Model A – not sure what year. They were made from ’27-’31 and I’ll guess this was earlier in the run. 1927 or 8

Handy bottle return

47 ford portholes

I posted a photo a while back of a dad with two children — I’ll assume his own — and beer bottles were present throughout. Maybe you saw that picture, if not, here’s the link CLICK HERE. Sometimes, my stack of old photographs gets jumbled up and photos from the same collection get separated. With hundreds of photos in my collection, I’m sure you can understand.

I say these two are similar because Ford models in 1947 did not have port holes in their front fenders. No port holes anywhere in Ford models, ever. So, this has to be the same car featured in the post from earlier. Has to, because they both have those, those… those… dang holes!

And because of all the beer bottles present in both pictures, I’ll assume the port holes were not used to vent the engine compartment at all. I believe they were actual holes in the fenders and used as a bottle chute for their many, many empties. I could be wrong, but this is what I believe.

The car is a 1947 Ford. The beers appear to be Stroh’s, also 1947.