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Steven Eggert sent these pictures of his 1947 CC Wagon.  He pointed out that it had been a winner at Wauseon in 2001 as a panel delivery with "Wabeno Hardware" on the side and has since been converted back into a wagon. 

The car is driven daily. (Except when it rains real hard because of the vacuum wipers!)

Our own Crosley Quarterly Editor in his 1955 racer Wiley, I think this must have been taken a few years back.

This is also Fred when he is up against deadline for the Quarterly and he is still waiting for my column.  Any more details to share Fred?

Both of this months cars are repeat Crosley of the Month winners.  Skinny was last Summer, but I wanted to show how Paul Gorrell transports it to some of the shows. 

Paul's son, Duane, sent the following note with the photos: "This is how Skinny has went to several shows this summer! If I am not mistaken, it has rode 400 miles or so on the running board of the '25 Studebaker. Quit the sight going down the road or stopped." Paul also uses his stock Studebaker to tow a tailer with a Crosley on board for some shows. Says it stops faster with the trailer brakes.

The woody wagon was a Crosley of the Month last year in the restoration process.

Paul's Woody was a big hit at the 2010 Nationals and he could not resist this little wooden boat that was for sale at the same Nationals.  It was built to carry extra luggage behind a small car. He has had a lot of fun showing them together with his two chickens Elvis and Henrietta.  The whole package draws a lot of attention.

This month is a bit of a departure.  As best I can tell it was never built. The base FarmOroad was referred to as FOR-1.  This is configuration 2.  In the drawing the wheelbase has been extended, the roof raised and the rear bed widen extending it over the dual wheels .  Setup to be an ambulance, it would carry 4 patents plus a nurse in the back.  Cramped is an understatement.  It would have gotten into places a standard ambulance couldn't.  Not the factory thinks it would readily go 60mph on the highway.  I have included the factory description that was with the proposal.


It is a very simple matter to lengthen the wheel base of the standard Farm-O-Road chassis. On the above drawing the wheel base has been lengthened from 63 inches to 96 inches, giving the rear body a length of 76 inches. This particular drawing shows the adaptability of the chassis for Ambulance use.

We visualize the need for getting ambulatory cases quickly from the disaster scene to a first aid station. Therefore, we have designed this ambulance to take care of four litter patients with a 16 inch aisle between litters, which could easily accommodate a seat at the forward end of the aisle for a nurse or attendant.

This chassis requires only the lengthening of the frame and the lengthening of the propeller shaft and possibly using heavier rear springs. This chassis would accommodate a variety of special use or dual-purpose bodies.  As a personnel carrier two lengthwise seats would take care of up to eight people. Much equipment could be carried in the boxes under the lengthwise seats.

Remember that on open highways these vehicles with standard gear shift will readily travel up to sixty miles per hour; in low speed range the top speed is reduced to fifteen miles per hour for heavy going. This long chassis model can he used for a variety of other purposes with a rated capacity of 1/4 ton and an available capacity of l/2 ton or more. This vehicle can also be used for medical purposes.

Mike Guffey sent me a strange little photo, very poor condition because it was clipped out of YouTube video. It would be nice to find the real photo, but the maker of the video had grabbed the image from somewhere else.  It is a midget travel trailer being pulled by a 1949 Crosley CD Sedan at the National Trailer Show in Chicago, Feb 1949. 

He then sent me pictures of the trailer now, he bought it off eBay and is trying to find out what he has.  I have never heard of Powel Crosley being involved in travel trailers, it does have Crosley bumpers.  He also sent an ad for a Crosley line of trailers that may or may not have anything to do with his.  If anyone has info on this cute little trailer let me now and I will pass it on to Mike.  I told him we could help him find a 49 sedan.

Here is George Potter with his finished 49 Hotshot. It has a warmed up engine, with dual carbs, dual pipes and 1/4 race cam.  He tricked out the rims by widening them to 4 inches to accept wider tires.  He took 1 1/2 inches out the windshield to get a lower profile, filled the seams and and added a woodgrain dash.

The header he made, as shown in the engine picture, tied 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 together, which he said made it sound like a couple of Harley's. He remade them, connecting 2 & 4 and 1 & 3 together, now it sounds sweet.

Since CDs are the Spotlight class this year and there has been some discussion's on the Crosley_Gang about outside mirrors as standard or optional.  Here are a pair of Super CDs for 1950. 

No outside mirror in these factory photos.  I hope you are all planning for the Nationals in July, bring your CD or any other Crosley you can drive, haul or drag to the show.  They all get attention and have a story to tell.

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