1947 Cadillac

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C C Rider

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WOW, Love those 40s cars.

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C C Rider wrote:
WOW, Love those 40s cars.
Did you ever see a film about a 1947 Cadillac owner who converted it into a mini-motorhome and drove it nonstop from New York City to Los Angeles? I saw that film on TV about 50 years ago which really fascinated me. That Caddy had everything on board for home living including a kitchen with a gas stove and oven, a toilet (with a built-in septic tank) which doubled as a clothes washing machine whose agitation was done with a long wooden spoon, and, believe it or not, the kitchen sink in which those on board actually bathed! There was a 50-gallon potable-water tank in the trunk and there was also a small refrigerator which was plugged into what looked like a very early power inverter. There were four built-in inner wheels on solid rubber tires, any one of which could be lowered in the event of a flat tire so that the owner could, while the Caddy was still moving, very gingerly walk over to it on the running board, remove the flat tire, place it on top of the hood, then pull the spare out of the wheel well on the right front fender,(There were four spare tires on board, one in each front-fender wheel well and two side by side near the trunk.) install it, place the flat tire into the wheel well and then very gingerly walk back on the running board to the front passenger door and let himself in, the job well done! By the way, I believe that a small gasoline truck went along to keep the '47 Caddy fueled during its nonstop coast-to-coast trip. This all may sound far-fetched but I swear to God that all the above is true!

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C C Rider wrote:
WOW, Love those 40s cars.
By the way, while I was in junior high school from 1954 to 1958, my principal drove a 1947 Caddy and in 1956, I dated a girl whose parents owned a 1947 Caddy. Also, several years ago at the annual Route 66 Restored Auto Show in San Bernardino, CA, I saw two beautiful fully-restored 1947 Cadillacs, one of which was a convertible and both had Hydramatic transmissions. How about a 1940 Caddilac with its original fully-operational V-16 engine? There is a fully-restored one in Pasadena, CA! The Cadillacs of the 1950's were the most beautiful and the roomiest of all of them even though they had really funny-looking taillights! Even the Cadillacs of today are beautiful in their own special way!
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Lief Coach once owned a Studebaker because he thought that would make people think he was a stud. Then he got a Nova - which means "no go" in Spanish. Turns out that was more appropriate.
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May 20, 2013
 
Lifeeeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhh wrote:
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70 carbuncles
Hey coachhhhhh Do you still have the old 52 DeSOTO still on cinder blocks behind your trailer that sits on tree stumps ?
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May 20, 2013
 
GUMPnf wrote:
<quoted text>Hey coachhhhhh Do you still have the old 52 DeSOTO still on cinder blocks behind your trailer that sits on tree stumps ?
Hey TONI, do you still have the 70 old carbuncles on you face from Love Canal?
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May 20, 2013
 
mozartaficionado wrote:
<quoted text> Did you ever see a film about a 1947 Cadillac owner who converted it into a mini-motorhome and drove it nonstop from New York City to Los Angeles? I saw that film on TV about 50 years ago which really fascinated me. That Caddy had everything on board for home living including a kitchen with a gas stove and oven, a toilet (with a built-in septic tank) which doubled as a clothes washing machine whose agitation was done with a long wooden spoon, and, believe it or not, the kitchen sink in which those on board actually bathed! There was a 50-gallon potable-water tank in the trunk and there was also a small refrigerator which was plugged into what looked like a very early power inverter. There were four built-in inner wheels on solid rubber tires, any one of which could be lowered in the event of a flat tire so that the owner could, while the Caddy was still moving, very gingerly walk over to it on the running board, remove the flat tire, place it on top of the hood, then pull the spare out of the wheel well on the right front fender,(There were four spare tires on board, one in each front-fender wheel well and two side by side near the trunk.) install it, place the flat tire into the wheel well and then very gingerly walk back on the running board to the front passenger door and let himself in, the job well done! By the way, I believe that a small gasoline truck went along to keep the '47 Caddy fueled during its nonstop coast-to-coast trip. This all may sound far-fetched but I swear to God that all the above is true!
Yes, I believe Al Jode drove the car.
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May 22, 2013
 
Did LIEF have a DUI when he was younger?

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