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 Post subject: Early Cab
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:54 am 
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Couple of pics I`ve had for decades......origin unknown


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 Post subject: Re: Early Cab
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:12 am 
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Love the cab and the plane ..... George

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 Post subject: Re: Early Cab
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:27 pm 
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Thanks for sharing!

Looks like a 4-digit car from 1950 or 1951 based on the dashboard, but it has had 1952 export bumpers attached to it. The license plate is 1954.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Cab
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:55 pm 
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Looks like two GIs at an air base. Maybe an AT-6 in the background. As James says, the license plate is 1954 but can't tell the state. See photo clip below.
Dual Raydot outside mirrors were installed by Hoffman on many US delivered cars.

Dashboard -- see close up below -- has all stock instruments. What's the radio? Horn button is plain - no logo.

So Bill, where did those photos come from? Inquiring minds want to know.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Cab
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:57 pm 
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here's the photos that I forgot


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 Post subject: Re: Early Cab
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 pm 
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I can`t remember where I got the photos......origin unknown

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 Post subject: Re: Early Cab
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:00 pm 
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It looks like the the face on radio says RPM curious if it is a aftermarket tach of some kind


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:34 pm 
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Looks like an old SUN tach.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:37 pm 
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Craig Richter wrote:
Looks like an old SUN tach.


Good eye Craig! Perfect accessory for a prop jockey's European sports car in the fifties. Probably ordered it from the Honest Charley catalog (in my old hometown of Chattanooga, TN).
https://www.racingjunk.com/news/2015/12/17/tach-it-up-remember-sun-tachometers/

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:08 am 
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That's not a tach. It's a clock!

The 4-digit cars originally came with clocks. Tachs were a fancy option. =]


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:40 am 
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The airplane appears to be a BT-13 or BT-15, not a T-6 By 1954, that airplane was obsolete , no longer current Air Force.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:15 am 
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James Davies wrote:
That's not a tach. It's a clock!

The 4-digit cars originally came with clocks. Tachs were a fancy option. =]



James

Were talking about where the radio would have been. Why would the car have two clocks?

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 Post subject: Re: Early Cab
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:34 am 
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Ah, right!


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 Post subject: Re: Early Cab
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:06 pm 
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Notice the "waterfall" knobs on the glovebox door & ashtray in the Cab.....pointing downward. My 51 #10960 was the same arrangement...see pic. Some believe it`s the other way around.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Bil, there are a number of factory photos from 1953 showing the waterfall knobs pointing up. Reutter changed it at some point. =)


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