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1958 PanelVan Originally from Omak WA. Trying to find histor

 
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Dagboyblue



Joined: 06 Sep 2015
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Location: Essex, UK

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:50 pm    Post subject: 1958 PanelVan Originally from Omak WA. Trying to find histor Reply with quote

Hi
This is my first post on here and it's a little bit of a long shot but I'm trying to find the background on my 58 panel van, I can just about make out the signwriting which shows as

Ph Omak 844

I purchased the van from a Welsh guy in Canada, and I remember him saying it was a farm van from Washington state so now assuming Omak.

Here's a pic of how the van in now, it would be great to track down some history



Thanks for looking

Cheers
Stuart
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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 418
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post a pic of the phone number.
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Dagboyblue



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Location: Essex, UK

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
The number will not show on a picture as it's too faint. I just thought someone might recognise the bus as it's got distinctive patina

All I can make put is

Ph Omak 844

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ONEBADBUG



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as I understand it, the old phone numbers had 2 letters, 1 number, then the last 4 numbers. So, OM8-44XX.
Do you think there are 2 more numbers?
Anyway, my point is I don't believe it has anything to do with the town of Omak. People just used a word with the 2 letters in it, I.E. Fairfield for FA, Banner for BA, etc.
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Dagboyblue



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange

The writing definitely shows PH OMAK 844 ?

The P, O, 844 are larger fonts

The H, MAK are smaller fonts buts still upper case letters.

So OMAK definitely 4x letters not numbers
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ONEBADBUG



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask these guys.
http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/cityList.aspx#washington
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Dagboyblue



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool thanks
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