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Username Post: Cardboard Chevrolets        (Topic#348448)
carbking 
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carbking
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11-28-17 02:47 PM - Post#2716123    

One of the many items I collect (other than carburetors) are car cards. Not baseball, or football, or basketball, but car cards.

These pictures are of "punch-out" cars (popular when I was growing up in the 1940's and 1950's) that were actually a product of Chevrolet, The cards are 12 inch by 12 inch, and if one were to actually make the cars, they would be roughly 8 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide.

These were just acquired for my own personal collection and are NOT for sale.

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Chevrolet_1949_1....

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Chevrolet_1949_2....

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Chevrolet_1949_3....

Jon.

Good carburetion is fuelish hot air!

The most expensive carburetor you will ever buy.....is the incorrect one you attempt to modify!

If you truly believe "one size fits all", trying walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!


 

rrausch 
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11-28-17 03:36 PM - Post#2716133    
    In response to carbking

Jon those are so cool. I didn't even know such a thing existed.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
schudaddie 
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11-28-17 04:38 PM - Post#2716153    
    In response to carbking

I assembled a Mr Natural car back in the 70's that was on the back of the comic. I searched it and found it.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6YggN0ge3l0U G9mc...
If you were to scan and print out your cars then follow the instructions on the Mr Natural car you could assemble them. Found this while doing my search. didn't know paper models were even possible.
http://papermau.blogspot.com/2016/11/mr-natural-fl ...
have fun, bill



 
carbking 
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11-28-17 04:58 PM - Post#2716159    
    In response to schudaddie

There are a number of different companies that offered items such as these; Kellogg and Nabisco are two. The Kellogg versions were cut out from the back of a cereal box; the Nabisco were cards inserted in the cereal box.

The ones I posted here are the only ones I have seen that were actually done by the car company.

I have models of Buick, Pontiac, Chevrolet, Hudson, Packard, Corvette, a Greyhound bus, and others.

They are much more common in Europe. From memory, Weetbix probably did more than 100 plus others of railroad cars.

Just something else to collect.

Jon.

Good carburetion is fuelish hot air!

The most expensive carburetor you will ever buy.....is the incorrect one you attempt to modify!

If you truly believe "one size fits all", trying walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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11-28-17 05:04 PM - Post#2716163    
    In response to carbking

Very cool Jon, cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
VANDENPLAS 
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11-28-17 06:17 PM - Post#2716181    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Cool and that paper lasted this long

Any pics of your collector carbs?

I gotta thing for anything mechanical

Bought a duel piston water pump a few years ago at an auction for no other reason but that I like looking at it when it’s working !

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RAM_51 
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11-28-17 06:25 PM - Post#2716183    
    In response to carbking

I've seen a few of the '53 Corvette on eBay. I saved the image as seen below. I'm not sure and don't remember the details....maybe you have more information Jon. It's interesting to see the ones you have!

Attachment: 53_cardbard_corvette.jpg (115.29 KB) 5 View(s)




1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
carbking 
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11-28-17 08:33 PM - Post#2716202    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

  • VANDENPLAS Said:
Cool and that paper lasted this long

Any pics of your collector carbs?

I gotta thing for anything mechanical

Bought a duel piston water pump a few years ago at an auction for no other reason but that I like looking at it when it’s working !



A few, how do you like this Stromberg?

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Stromberg3bblbott...

More on the cardboard, if you go to ebay and search for Weetabix workshop you can see some of the European models.

Jon.


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air!

The most expensive carburetor you will ever buy.....is the incorrect one you attempt to modify!

If you truly believe "one size fits all", trying walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!


Edited by carbking on 11-28-17 08:37 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
RAM_51 
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11-28-17 08:49 PM - Post#2716205    
    In response to carbking

I've also been seeing these late model paper models on eBay as well:



LINK:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Papercraft-1973-C hevrolet...

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
carbking 
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carbking
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11-29-17 07:24 AM - Post#2716240    
    In response to RAM_51

Ram - the item in the ebay auction you mention can actually be acquired "free".

Papercraft offers this, and hundreds of others, as a "free" download if you agree to install their "free" software. Do a Google search on papercraft models

No, I have not downloaded any of them personally for two reasons:

(1) The models I collect have advertising on the model (Chevrolet, Kellogg, Nabisco, etc.)
(2) I learned many years ago the meaning of the word "free" as used in "free puppies". No, the puppies themselves cost nothing; but then there were shots, registration, license, not to mention ongoing collars, dog houses, dog food, etc. Guess I am now very cynical about "free". And even more cynical about software that someone wants to place on my computer!

Jon.

Good carburetion is fuelish hot air!

The most expensive carburetor you will ever buy.....is the incorrect one you attempt to modify!

If you truly believe "one size fits all", trying walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!


 

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