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General Discussion / paint colors for vintage plymouths
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:18:08 AM »
I have searched the internet for good examples of color combinations for my old Plymouth.  I recently looked at TCP Global as I used their paint on another vehicle.  Many of you probably already know of this site but I was excited to find what I believe is the exact color combination for my 1929 business coupe (chrome green dark).  Here is the link (you can enlarge the samples by double clicking to get a larger image to look at).  http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/EraChips.html   Now you just have to decide which color fits your car.  Kim

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General Discussion / Re: Wheel rim wrench
« on: March 30, 2015, 05:40:21 AM »
FrankP; re your request for a picture of the "rim lever" referred to by others.  Go to page 21 of this forum; second item from top of page is a post about "tool kits" started by member 1930.  In that discussion I posted a picture of a rim jack on one of my '29 wheels (April 10, 2010, I think).  Download the picture so you can enlarge it.  Then you can clearly see the "lever" in the disengaged position so the rim jack is able to pull end of the split rim inside the opposite end so that the tire can be removed.  When the lever is engaged, the rim is locked in position by a pin that holds the two ends of the rim together.  The picture will probably be more helpful than my explanation. 

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General Discussion / Re: Wheel rim wrench
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:30:21 AM »
Hello Hursst.  The wheel rim wrench is also referred to as a rim jack.  Go back to pg. 21 (I think) of the General Discussion section; look for subject "tool kits" started by 1930 with the last post date of July 30, 2010.  There are a couple pages of discussion.  I posted the instructions for an Acme Rim Jack and a picture of mine while I was removing a rim from the wheel.  If you have trouble or need more info, let me know.  I will keep checking here.  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 13, 2014, 02:16:46 AM »
I would be interested in the tips and your progress.  Thanks.  mc

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General Discussion / Re: More on 28/29 Roof Construction
« on: March 12, 2014, 04:25:33 AM »
Chet....same result....any advice?  mc

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General Discussion / Re: More on 28/29 Roof Construction
« on: March 12, 2014, 04:24:05 AM »
Hmmmmm.....   the diagram was very big on the first message.  I'm going to try to send it as a smaller image.  mc

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General Discussion / Re: More on 28/29 Roof Construction
« on: March 12, 2014, 04:17:14 AM »
Hey Chet.  I took a little time to day to do some measurements and diagrams to help you with your project.  Although I have a '29 coupe and you a sedan, I expect there are many similarities in the top wood structure from the windshield back as far as the B post.  So that's what I detailed.  The back of the front wood piece is fixed to the flat steel plate above the windshield.  The length of that piece falls short of the outside edge of the A post by about 5/8 inch on each end.  The out side edge of the side wood piece is curved to follow the curve of the top of the door; the inside edge of this piece is straight from the A post to the B post (maybe the pictures will help show this).  I traced the actual curve of the pieces in some places and noted those on the diagram; otherwise, much of the diagram is not to scale.  Hope it all makes sense once you look at the diagram and pics.  If not, send me a note.  Good luck with your project. I get lots of help from the Forum too, so maybe this stuff will be useful to others.  mc

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:34:58 PM »
Old Man:  Your moniker should be 'Mr. Encyclopedia'...thanks for this info.  I will check Mac's catalogue...I need the end pieces...I expect they will have the top material too?  Anyhow, thanks for sharing all that Plymo info stuffed into your noodle...     mc

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 06, 2014, 04:52:25 AM »
Chet:  Here's the rain gutter stuff you asked for.  My car is a coupe and yours a sedan so there may be some differenches that you can resolve.  The gutter is 37 inches long and has a 7/8" arc in order to follow the roof line above the door.  There are holes along its length; 1/4" from each end for a screw, then a tack hole 1 1/4" from each end, then another 2 1/4" from each end, then the holes continue at 2" spacing.  Pictures are attached.  Hope this helps.  From Crazy Dave's sedan pics it looks like the rain gutter turns down at the back end.  Good luck with your project.

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 06, 2014, 04:06:00 AM »
Crazy Dave:  Nice pics.  Liked the ones in your bucket too.  Thanks for letting us know about those.  My wood look similar to yours in some spots....dry rot.  I was able to repair much of mine using a recommended product called "Poly All".  It really is great stuff...a polyurethane that will soak into wood and stabilize it.  Check out my description about using it on my top wood under "I need some advise" on page 4 of the general category.  If you are not a skilled wood worker, I recommend you consider using this product where you can rather than tearing out the top wood and milling replacement pieces.  If the wood is just too far gone, then you have no choice of course.  Good luck and keep us posted.  mc

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:55:21 PM »
Chet:  There was no exposed wood 'trim' on my top.  I believe the wood 'chine' that Old Man refers to is the heavy duty wood framing that surrounds the cab roof perimeter and to which the top fabric is tacked.  All the wood is covered by the top fabric.  As Old Man describes, water can get in along the top edge of the sun visor.  One of my pictures shows the loose fabric along the front edge as a result of wood deterioration in this location.  You will recall all the fill and 'toothpick' repair I did to this wood framing to ready it for a new top.  I will get a picture and cross-section diagram of the rain gutter for you.  mc

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:11:56 AM »
try again....

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:09:38 AM »
last two.... Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:07:28 AM »
more....  Kim Mc

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General Discussion / Re: '28 Top Reconstruction
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:04:32 AM »
still more pics....  Kim Mc

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