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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...

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 ?


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

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...

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

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.


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:

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:

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 !!!

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: July 12, 2017, 08:28:23 PM »

Thanks Frank & Ted,

but I think you should hold back any praise until I hang the doors.  That will be the proof  in the pudding.  I've got my fingers crossed.


General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: July 09, 2017, 02:53:15 PM »
Cowl Frame continued

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

General Discussion / Re: Need Some Advise
« on: June 17, 2017, 09:58:31 PM »
Thanks John,

I thought I might be missing something.  A picture of the center hinge mounting would be beneficial to get a clear understanding of how the hinges sit and how they are recessed.  If possible a picture of the bottom of the hinge pillar would be nice also.  There should be a metal 'L' bracket holding the bottom of the hinge pillar in place. 

All this begs the question.., are the rear doors bolted through the wood or did they use wood screws.  I can accommodate either or.  Through bolts sound a lot stronger.

Many Thanks for all your help,  Chet...

General Discussion / Need Some Advise
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:15:52 AM »
After removing the wood which the previous owner installed I am puzzled about how the front door hinges attach to the car.  Below is a picture of the passenger side area before removing the wood.  Besides the metal brackets there is a steel face piece that I believe goes on over the hinges but maybe this is incorrect.

Here is a picture of the passenger side hinge slots with the wood removed.  It appears that the frame was cut with a hack saw and the previous owner flattened the flange in the hinge area. Maybe because the doors wouldn't align properly.

Can someone please advise or provide pictures of an unmolested hinge mount.

Many Thanks in advance...

General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: June 12, 2017, 07:29:54 PM »
The Cowl Frame Assembly

With the rear frame section completed, I moved my attention to the Cowl Assembly.  Once this section is completed I will be able to hang my doors and position the center door column supports.   Once all this work is completed I will be able to start work on the roof members.

I started by striping the Cowl down to the frame pieces or in my case what's left of the original frame.  I removed the dash and the upper window metal which included the metal front door hinge pillars and windshield.  I also removed all the component parts from the dash.

The picture below is a view of the back side of my dash.  I believe the blue paint is the original body color of my car.  So I am assuming that the area of the dash behind the front windshield was painted the same as the Plymouth body color.

It appears that the Cowl consists of three wood members.  The center dash and windshield support and the left and right side front door hinge pillars.

The only original wood left was the center windshield support.  I will be able to use this piece by joining new wood to the left and right sides.  I will be able to use the metal hinge plates to fabricate the wood hinge pillars.  So the cowl is basically three wood members joined together with the rigid metal supports.  The good news is, I have all the original metal supports.

I would be interested in any pictures of this area showing the wood members, the hinge pillar, and the windshield.

Thanks,  Chet...  PS.. I have the lift assembly for the front windshield.

General Discussion / Re: 29 Windshield Removal Article
« on: June 11, 2017, 10:57:16 PM »
Thanks Frank, I am sure Dave will keep us in the loop.

General Discussion / Re: 1928 engine rebuild help
« on: June 11, 2017, 10:55:26 PM »
The  DBC web site has a copy of the DYKES Auto Manual on line in there public  info section . This would probably have the info . keep us posted .

Here is a link to download this 900+ page pdf file (copyright 1920):

John if you can't find one i believe there are companies that can restore or rebuild gauges

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