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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: September 13, 2017, 01:15:47 PM »
Roof Frame Continued (front & driver's side)

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/2017/09132017.htm



Chet...

PS... Thanks Chris (hursst) for the At-a-boy...

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General Discussion / Re: Steering column floor plate
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:15:35 AM »
Thanks for the pictures.  I wish I had brackets like yours it would have made my work a little easier.  The brackets I have are different but appear to be very old.  The hinge pillar bracket is sitting on top of the front cowl bracket.


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General Discussion / Re: Is this Original Equipment ???
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:31:47 PM »

Definitely Original !   Thanks !!

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General Discussion / Re: Windshield wipper assy.
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:30:31 PM »
Thanks John & Tom,

I have a couple of these Trico motors.  The motor that was on my car is much different and I believe it also was a Trico.  I sent a picture to Ficken Wiper Service and he said he wouldn't touch it and couldn't guarantee a repair.   

Unfortunately at the moment I don't know where I put the motor.  I reinstalled the tubing for the vacuum motor and ran two wires up the passenger side door frame to the roof so my immediate issue is resolved.  Installing the actual motor is many months from now.  When I get back to this or when I find my old motor I'll post a picture.  The one that was on my car was a rectangular box.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: Steering column floor plate
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:36:46 PM »

They Look good installed.  Dose your car have metal brackets securing the wooden hinge pillar to the floor ?

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General Discussion / Re: Is this Original Equipment ???
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:15:53 PM »
Great Thanks !!

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General Discussion / Re: Windshield wipper assy.
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:15:17 PM »
I'll have to post some pictures of the one that was on my car and the others I have picked up here and there.  The one from my car is nothing like the Model A motor and I don't know if it is original. 

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General Discussion / Is this Original Equipment ???
« on: September 04, 2017, 03:11:16 PM »

Does the rearview mirror pictured below look original for a 29 Plymouth ?


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General Discussion / Re: Windshield wipper assy.
« on: September 04, 2017, 02:52:42 PM »
I hear you Dave.

Virginia is the same way.  You sign a statement saying that you are responsible for maintaining the car to the minimum factory specifications representing the model year the car was manufactured.  They never look at the car.  Delaware on the other hand is a bit more strict about verifying titles and basic equipment.  They don't require much, but at least one windshield wiper - working, headlights & taillights, horn, & brakes.  After that you are on your own.  This is of course if you want to drive on county roads.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Windshield wipper assy.
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:57:04 AM »

Whenever I finish this car it will have to go through a one time inspection and before I can get a Delaware registration the car will have to have a working windshield wiper.  I have collect possible solutions over the years but I am not sure if any of them will work OK.  I have two Trico motors used on phantom cars which had exterior mounts.   Neither work so before I waste time and money I was wondering if anyone has a solution to the wiper assembly issue.  I was told the one I had on the car couldn't be fixed ?? I am not even sure if it is correct for the car ??

Any advise would be appreciated.

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General Discussion / Re: Steering column floor plate
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:48:06 AM »
John,

I bought one of these around 2006 and had the same issue.  I just figured it was my car that was the issue (or the installer).  You are right the gear shift cover fit no problem.

I guess the steering wheel hole is 1/2" to close to the top of the mate.  If it was cut lower the peddles might have fit better.  Mine was also off side to side which is probably my car. 

If I get another one of these I think I will make a template and align it to the new mat before I cut any holes or I'll just use my old one.

Chet...

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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:13:53 PM »
Upper Roof Frame Continued (front)

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/2017/08312017.htm



Chet...

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Here is a picture of mine.  This is a 29 4Dr Sedan.  It is more curved than the picture you posted.



Maybe it's a Chrysler Model 50 or 60 ???

PS Thanks for the info on the headlamps.

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General Discussion / Re: UVIRA Reflectors and Halogen bulbs
« on: August 21, 2017, 08:49:32 AM »
John,

What halogen bulb was used and did the socket need to be updated to allow the retrofit.

Tks,  Chet... 

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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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