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Robert Emslie July 16, 2012 Mystery Car, Name That Part 26 Comments

Any hobby  requires work, and for the very expensive and frustrating hobby that is owning and restoring old cars, part of that work is the creative acquisition of the parts necessary to keep them – or even get them – on the road. I have a number of these ‘hobbies’ and employ junk yard scrounging, dumpster diving, creative repurposing, and the twin magical online resources of Craigslist and eBay  for fulfilling their insatiable need for emptying my wallet.

The most recent acquisition was what you see in the picture above, which arrived in the mail just the other day. Actually, they arrived addressed to my wife so I ignored the box thinking it was for her – potentially mail order feminine hygiene products – aaaaaayyyyyrghhh! – and hence continued my pining for the mail man’s arrival every day.  Upon opening the box and being unable to discern having ordered these, or even what they were, she plopped the box near the spot I stash my keys.

You of course are not like my wife, and so I’m figuring that you’d be interested in these. Also, not being the recipient of my I-do, you are likely to recognize the items in the picture above. If so, can you tell us all just whet the hell they are? And for bonus points and the respect of your peers, can you identify what they came off of?

Image: [©2012 Robert Emslie] 

  • FЯeeMan

    The parts sticking up look so much like window winder handles, but the attachment points are all wrong for that.

  • Haha

    Hhmm I think they were for your wife or at least your house and are the left and right side of an art deco toilet paper holder

  • Devin

    They remind me of Rambler doorhandles but I'm pretty sure they're not Rambler doorhandles.

  • Irishzombieman

    Inside door handles. Guessing some 60s luxo-barge.

    • aastrovan

      You got it!

  • Alcology

    Attachments for side mirrors?

  • dukeisduke

    How about a ruler next to it, so we can get some idea how large they are?

    • That's what she said / Why are you so obsessed with the size / motion in the otion ocean
      /obligatory

  • dukeisduke

    Oh, and Google Chrome is very unhappy with the Hooniverse today- the formatting is all screwed up.

    • Send a screenshot to tips@hooniverse please.

    • Alcology

      I've been having a lot of trouble with that on lots of sites. It turned out that I had text zoom on and some sites can behave with it and some can't

  • TurboBrick

    I think these are levers of some kind, maybe from an AC unit.

  • OA5599

    Hinge hardware for a glovebox or console.

  • Screen door latches for a 1972 Cortez Motor Coach.

  • That is a copyright part. 2012 by Robert Emslie. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WHERE PROHIBITED EXCEPT BY EXEMPTION!! FOREVER!1!!

  • dukeisduke

    Inside door handles for '64-'66 Imperial? Wild guess.

  • Van_Sarockin

    Looks to me like they could be latches for wing windows

  • I don't know what they are, but they reminded me of the control levers on one of my favorite childhood toys:

    <img src="http://www.retro.net/keywords/Vertibird/Vertibird_18.jpg&quot; width=600>

  • rovingardener

    Mk. II or III Lincoln Continental door handles I believe. At least they look similar. My grandfather had one 40 plus years ago and my memory is a little fuzzy about when I was 4 to 7 years old.

  • These are tiny parts, about 1.25 inch
    I think they are any knobs for an old time heater adjustment
    Something like these pictured here.
    <img src="http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/cf/fb/Rambler%20dash_0.JPG&quot; width="600">

    • Van_Sarockin

      Quite the dashboard. Someone should put that speedo on an amplifier and make Nigel very jealous.

  • Ken

    They're a pair of beater bar height adjustment foot pedals for a '60s era Kirby vacuum.