Today’s feature image taken in 1933 contains a 1930 Model “A” Sport Coupe in the Granada Garage, located at 452 South Western Avenue in Wilshire Center just west of Los Angeles. Photos like this were, and still are today taken by insurance companies to document the damage sustained in an accident.
It appears the Garage was a full-service facility with specialties that included engine rebuilding and body and paintwork. Portable electric welding jobs were done with the Shop’s 1928-’29 Model “A” Ford pickup truck visible in the expandable photos below. The welder was powered by a generator visible behind the front bumper, which was driven off of the crankshaft by a power take off unit that could be engaged and disengaged by a hand lever behind it.
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