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General Discussion / Re: Could use some help
« on: August 17, 2017, 06:17:30 PM »
Remember the State of MN referenced a book to re-title my sedan as a '29.  The name of it is Standard Catalog of American Automobiles 1805-1942.   I just received a paperback copy through amazon for about $24 including shipping.  It is the 3rd edition, 1996, published by Krause Publications, Iola, WI.  1600+ pages and a wealth of information.

Yes Frank,

I have that book also.  The Plymouth section was written by Jim Benjaminson.   :)
Maybe I will try that when I go to get my final title inspection after the restoration is completed.  So far they have not been willing to change any of the old title info.  I think if my Fedco number was in better shape it might be an easier sell.

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General Discussion / Re: Could use some help
« on: August 17, 2017, 11:15:42 AM »
John,

Thanks for the info, I sent an email to Dave for some conformation on the measurements.

Frank,

Also thanks much, but what is the reference to: (platypus)  Is that the nickname for your car ?

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: Could use some help
« on: August 15, 2017, 04:42:00 PM »
Chet disregard previous post - that is rear window!

Side window, I have 3".   I'd still poll John, Dave

Frank, The rear side window is what I was asking about.  In that picture is the dimension 2.5" or 3" ?

I'll wait for additional responses.  Your interior looks pretty original to me.  Very much the same as mine.



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General Discussion / Re: Could use some help
« on: August 15, 2017, 04:01:29 PM »

Thanks Frank,  Could you provide this dimension ??


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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: August 13, 2017, 11:54:04 AM »
Driver's Side Upper Roof Frame

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/08132017.htm



Chet...

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General Discussion / Could use some help
« on: August 12, 2017, 09:42:54 PM »
Does anyone have pictures of the rear and front sections of the 29Plymouth roof looking from inside the car with or without the headliner.  I have some but nothing that shows the area over the rear window or front windshield in any kind of detail.

I am trying to make a few decisions on the reconstruction of the 29 4-door sedan roof.  From the rear section's metal skin there is a definite left to right curvature to the roof.   In most pictures the roof looks pretty flat but looking at the front metal form of the cowl, it does have a slight arc to it.  Can anyone confirm whether the front section of the roof is at a slight arc or does it lay completely flat in reference to the windshield sun visor. 

As you probably know already there was no original roof wood left on my car.  I have plenty of pictures of original roof construction but I am still flying blind.  Any help would be appreciated.


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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: July 29, 2017, 05:23:00 PM »
It's Great when a plan comes together !

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/07302017.htm



Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: July 25, 2017, 11:36:41 AM »
I couldn't resist.  I had to install the front door !

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/07252017.htm



It seems that my work is paying off.  Fingers crossed on the other 3 doors.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: Roadster Door Hinges
« on: July 25, 2017, 08:39:26 AM »
Please keep us informed on what you find, it may help the next guy down the road.  If you are a POC forum member you might want to contact Tod Fitch on the POC web Forum or if you are a POC member contact the Tech Adviser concerning your modal year.
 
Good luck, Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: Roadster Door Hinges
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:32:01 AM »
Hi Chris,

I looked at your picture from my laptop and it appears that your hinges are badly worm.  Have you found any replacements or are you planning to have something fabricated ?

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: Roadster Door Hinges
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:44:34 PM »
Chris,

I am not familiar with your body style and I believe it is an all steel body.  Much different than the car I am working on.  Sorry maybe someone else can help with your problem.  As a suggestion you might want to remove the panel under the dash to see what may be happening with your spinning bolts.

Sorry Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: Roadster Door Hinges
« on: July 23, 2017, 04:38:46 PM »
Chris,

I am currently working in this area. I have a 29 Plymouth but if you have the older style 30U I can probably help you. Please post a picture of your hinge pillar. The screws you are talking about are probably machine screws with nuts behind the wood pillar.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:27:31 AM »
Cowl Frame Continued - The Dash

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/07232017.htm


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General Discussion / Dashboard FYI
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:21:02 PM »
Dashboard Warning for 28-30 Plymouths.

On my 29 the 6 Dashboard slotted screws that hold the dash in place are an obsolete screw size.  They are round head screws with a thread size of 1/4-24TPI.  Modern machine screw sizes are 1/4-20 and 1/4-28.  The 1/4-24 isn't used anymore especially in a round head with a diameter of 0.567 (approx. 9/16)  and a head height of 0.150 (approx. 5/32)  If you work in this area try not to damage these screws because they are not readily available.  I believe the tap and die may still be available if you have your own metal lathe.

Classic Exotic has 1/4 24 screws but not the correct head size:

http://www.classicandexotic.com/store/c-299-14-24.aspx

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General Discussion / Re: Dave's 1929 U Resto project
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:12:37 AM »
Hi Guys,
Pantastic link, " Restoration Supply Company " catalog , Thankyou .
Maybe it could be added to " Sources for hard to find parts ". to make link easer to find in the future .
Regards Des.

Done !!!

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