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  • OT -- Old Vehicle ID From Fender/Bumper?

    Whilst pursuing the ever wily ruffed grouse on state land, my companions and I happened upon the remains of at least two long abandoned vehicles. One was identified as a 1941 Plymouth 6, the other remains a mystery.

    Here is the picture of the mystery vehicle fender and bumper.



    Any ideas on what it is from?

    -Mike

  • #2
    Looks like it could be a 1948 Cadillac
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Series_62
    Sole proprietor of Acme Buggy Whips Ltd.
    Specialty products for beating dead horses.

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    • #3
      The bumper? looks more like a grill from a early 50s chevy p u.Also the blue item,in the back ground partly behind the tree looks like the hood.Not sure about the fender.

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      • #4
        1947-1955 Chev panel http://jimcartertruckparts.com/image...olishTrim2.jpg

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        • #5
          Dang, going by those pictures it looks like they used the same stamping for the Chevy and the Cadillac.

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          • #6
            The picture of the Cadillac is a little deceiving. The chrome is a little more refined on the Cadillac. https://assets.hemmings.com/story_im...00-0.jpg?rev=2

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            • #7
              I'm thinking Chevy pickup. The Caddy one is longer behind the wheel.

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              • #8
                Winner!

                I do believe it matches the '47-'54 Chevrolet pickup. Thanks guys!

                They've been there a while.


                Here's the front of the Plymouth. It was easier to identify, as a portion of the chassis had a serial number on it.


                Coincidentally, one of my former co-workers who retire several years ago stopped by today, took one look at the fender and said '49 Chevy. I take that as confirmation.

                -Mike

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                • #9
                  Oh yeah, now with a straight on view I can see that there's a big difference.

                  There used to be an old fargo truck sitting out in the woods by Newaygo somewhere, that had a 10 inch diameter tree growing up through the frame rails. Except for faded paint surface rust and rotted floorboards it was in pretty nice shape. Looked like it had just run out of gas and driver forgot where he left it.

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                  • #10
                    I hope you are going to rescue the parts you found, you know, one piece at a time, and they won't cost you a dime. Somebody is probably looking for each and every one of them. I doubt if the state will be using them or miss them either.

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