Re: Photo: FGEX 10883 (Circa 1948-1952)
I'm going to stick with my original view. I enlarged the photo considerably and I see a line below each of the horizontal rivet rows that seems to be the bottom of the steel sheet. The vertical lines of rivets secure the side sheets to the internal framing structure of the car. On a riveted-side car these would be present regardless of the orientation of the side sheets. What I don't see are any vertical seams that would indicate seams between vertical side sheets.
Lincoln City, OR
From: David Soderblom <david.soderblom@...>
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: FGEX 10883 (Circa 1948-1952)
I don’t think those are horizontal sheets, just horizontal lines. Note the vertical rows of rivets, and the lack of an edge horizontally that would be there if they were horizontal sheets.