Re: so that's how they did it!

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

It's hard to tell, but my Uncle owned an Oldsmobile that had body two-tone
paint like the one on top. I find it interesting that they are clearly
painted. Given the chance to mess the paint up, during final assembly, one
has to wonder why...

Elden Gatwood

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After WW2 the Auto Industry jobbed out a lot of the Station Wagon bodies to
small contractors who had built auto-type assemblies for the war efforts.
Ionia Mfg (Ionia, Michigan) produced extended Jeep bodies, truck box
sub-assemblies with seats and canvass, etc. They then produced Buick Stn
Wagon bodies that were shipped on their body trucks to Buick City in Flint,
Michigan, to be dropped on running frame assemblies to then have the bolt-on
front end sheet metal and bumpers added. I believe they produced other GM
"Woody" Stn Wagon bodies also. Fisher Body Chevy produced their own wagon

Great shot! Does anyone recognize the body style?

Al Kresse

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A loaded Nickel Plate 50' auto box car -- notice the cars do not have their
wheels mounted!

Tim O'Connor

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