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General Discussion / Re: 29 4 door deluxe vs not a deluxe?
« on: Today at 04:05:37 PM »
Great Question,

There was a $50.00 increase in price from the 4 dr to the 4 dr deluxe.  I assumed esthetics, pin striping, fabric, and interior detail ? but I don't know for sure.  Maybe somebody can school us on the known differences.


Wow!! great pictures.

Do you believe the headliner to be original ?

General Discussion / Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:45:53 PM »
Pictures of the interior and the headliner.  Mostly at the windshield and at the back of the car where the headliner meets the back wall.  Doesn't matter about the condition.

Tks,  Chet...

General Discussion / Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« on: April 22, 2018, 05:14:38 AM »
Also Dashboard and hinge pillars are painted body color !!

General Discussion / Re: Renovate wooden wheels
« on: April 22, 2018, 05:08:52 AM »
To get an idea how artillery wheels were made review the repair info on Calimers Wheel Shop

Originally the wheels were made of kiln dried hickory.  As Frank stated the spokes were milled and assembled into place, then the center hole cut, the steel hubs were press fitted into place, and then the wood was allowed to absorb moisture to further swell and tighten.  (Extremely Strong Wheel - Artillery Grade)

If you can easily remove the spokes your wheels should probably be rebuilt.  As Frank said, if you do take them apart make sure you number the spokes so as to install them in the exact same position relative to the felloe that they were removed from. 

My two cents,  Chet...

General Discussion / Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« on: April 22, 2018, 04:28:57 AM »
This car is a fantastic find!

Note also the pinstripe details on the front and back.

You’re Right.., I really need to pay better attention to the details.  I believe the color is the same as what I have found on my wood remnants and dash. The pin striping is really a nice touch. Do you suppose it was hand painted?

General Discussion / Re: 1929 Weatherstrip - Questions
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:56:05 AM »
Thank you all, very interesting photos.  Very very helpful.

General Discussion / Re: Renovate wooden wheels
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:59:28 AM »


Are you in need of cosmetic renovation or do you need to have the wood spokes replaced. 


General Discussion / Re: Check out what I bought! 29 model U!
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:49:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum,

Nice find.  I am sure others will chime in with additional info.

A few responses to some of your questions:

  • Radiator cap is available as a reproduction ( in the $300USD range )
  • Headlight lens - Yours look OK in the picture there are bulbs in the buckets not sealed beams.
  • The 2 levers on the horn are broke, what do they do - (1) Headlight/Park light switch (2) Throttle control
  • Is there a starting procedure manual? - There is a Plymouth Instruction Book for 1929 - Copies are available on ebay.  You can also check the Tech Section of this website
  • What do all the buttons/levers on the floor do? - Not sure what you are referring to but Here goes:  Clutch, Brake, Accelerator, Starter Switch, Gear Shift, Parking brake.  I believe that's it unless you have something else installed ??

Welcome to the forum, I think you will find the folks here very knowledgeable.

General Discussion / 1929 Weatherstrip - Questions
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:12:06 PM »
  • Was there weather stripping around the door frames.  If so, anyone have any pictures ?
  • Also interested in how the hinge pillars are weather sealed ?   
  • Was there a metal rear window frame, I don't believe I have one.
After the plating snafu I may be asking many more...

Pictures of original interior appreciated. 


General Discussion / Re: 30-U rod bolts
« on: April 13, 2018, 11:01:16 PM »
Russ, FYI:

From J&M Machine:

Hello Chester:
    The rod bolts we received for your engine won’t work as he left off one dimension when I ordered them.
The correct one is ARP AR343-1 this bolt is right one fits Studebaker.

J&M Verified that ARP AR343-1 is the correct rod bolt for our engines.

General Discussion / Re: plating on different parts...
« on: April 13, 2018, 06:04:02 PM »
Well, I called the plater to ask if he got to this job yet.., he told me he was just about to call me that the parts were done.

So I probably spent more that 2K to chrome parts that were suppose to be painted black.  :(   I have had this car for almost 12 years and I didn't notice that this was not the case since the parts on my car were chrome when I bought it.   It look nice so I never suspected anything different.

Ted when I looked at your car I never made the connection.

The next guy that does this car 50 years from now can paint these parts.  Very Frustrated !!

General Discussion / Re: plating on different parts...
« on: April 13, 2018, 03:25:02 PM »
Please comment on picture below:

General Discussion / Re: plating on different parts...
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:44:45 AM »
Wow, the support assembly is painted black.  I spent a lot of money having them plated.  Oh well...

They were plated already so I just assumed that they should be plated.  Knowledge is sad a day late and a dollar over spent.


General Discussion / Re: Paint Chips for 28/29
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:25:21 AM »
Great Link !!!

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