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 Post subject: '39-'40 GM Futurliner
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:54 am 
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At 11 ft high, 8 ft wide, and 33 ft long, they were not to be trifled with in traffic :bigrin:
Apparently, nine of them survive with 7 in restorable condition.

There was an earlier line of these promotional GM vehicles called Streamliners, and it appears some were actually put to work for cargo purposes...

The Streamliners have a unique look all their own, and are worth doing a net search on.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:45 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Looks like it belongs on rails! SW

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:25 pm 
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i dont disagree on the rails , but what a great camper if you could afford one


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:40 am 
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Found another futurliner pic. Page I lifted it from says it's a '39 photo.
I've been looking for a rear profile photo- they did have a bit of a "fin" on the rear...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:05 pm 
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the first looked like a mobile stage for a country band or a gunshow display booth to me , i still think great camper .............


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:11 am 
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Found a couple more Futurliner pics.
I have no idea who's jet engine this is.
I can't recall GM being in the jet power biz, but could be wrong...
Excuse the digitally compressed images. (Note front tires width)
Photo's lifted off the internet.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:14 am 
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There's an un-compressed clear photo.
Duallies in front as well.
I wonder if the front wheels had power.
Evidently they were made for load carrying...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:33 am 
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That thing looks top heavy. I would not like to be in it in a high side wind taking a curve.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:01 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Yep! No 4 wheel drifting in that rig! :-o ;) SW

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still want one as a camper/motor home :grin:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:41 am 
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Evidently GM got their money's worth out of these.
They were still Progress Parading in '55.

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Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, 1955...

Check out the depth of field on this one.
Very likely a 4" x 5" negative.
I was looking at a Graflex Crown Graphic today...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:54 am 
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55 ? i was five and hundred miles away , im surprised my grandfather wasnt following that - he was into automotive stuff back then , had a patent on a rotary valve engine that never got legs for him - i do have his drawings for it but we stayed poor


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