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General Discussion / Re: Inside door handles.
« on: February 18, 2008, 07:35:51 AM »
Judging from your profile picture you car looks real nice.  Is that a trunk attached in the rear?   If you get a chance post a picture or two of your car I am personally interested in seeing the Trunk setup.

Tks,  Chet…

PS… I opened the allowable size of a picture file from 250K to 1 Meg. (1,000K)

General Discussion / Re: Wire spoked rims
« on: February 18, 2008, 07:21:33 AM »
I am in need of the rear end hydraulic T connector.  Will pay $40.00. 

Also if you don’t plan on keeping them I might be interested in your old wood wheels.


General Discussion / Re: Wire spoked rims
« on: February 17, 2008, 06:33:45 PM »

The Plymouth Master Parts List shows a different brake drum for wire wheels.  Group 22-B Brake Drums:

“”Wheel brake drum (wire wheel) – Q, U after Y-024-PW U.S. Built and all Canadian built, 30-U up to 1558001 and also cars listed in Note 1.  and 2 group 22A and except cars listed in note 3  Group No. 3 group 22-A US built and up to 92002587 Canadian built is part number 44009.””

The book lists 4 pages of different combinations of drums and wheels.  Mostly in the 30-U category but there were still many versions.  Just a caution.!!!   4 or 5 hole drums seem to be an important item.

Jim B. is correct.., If you can also get the drums this might be best.  I have had trouble with 29 wood wheels.., in that they fit my car but my split rims didn’t fit the wheel and I had to modify the position of the tire fill tube hole.

1929 Plymouth Salesmen Data Book:

Good Luck,  Chet…

Maybe someone else can give you advice on this conversion.  I have no experience.

General Discussion / Re: Wire spoked rims
« on: February 16, 2008, 08:30:17 PM »

Wire spoke wheels were available for the 29 as an option.  I’m not at home so I can’t check the book right now but I believe they were around $5.00 per wheel additional charge. 


General Discussion / Re: Floor covering + P15 Update
« on: February 15, 2008, 02:45:12 PM »
How is the P15 coming?
Jim Yergin


I haven’t been doing much to the 48 over the winter.  I am in the body prep stage and that’s a little hard to do with the cold weather.  I plan to use some vacation time to make headway in the early spring.  I hope to be out of the paint shop by summer or worst case.., fall.  Of course having two cars to work on has really divided my time.  It’s hard to believe that I have been working on the 48 for 4 years now.  I am really looking forward to getting the car back from the paint shop so I can start rebuilding and detailing the interior.  Probably won’t be on the road until summer of 2009.   You know how that goes…


General Discussion / Re: 29 U Running Boards Question
« on: February 15, 2008, 08:22:04 AM »
You know ski, I posed that question to the POC board some time ago and I don’t remember who but someone responded by saying they were plywood with rubber coating.

I posted the question again this morning.  I did find a vendor at Hershey that made molded aluminum running boards to your dimensions.  They have inlayed rubber.   I believe the price was around $950.00.  I think my wood boards will work until I find an original set.  That is.., if the Detroit cars were in fact metal.

I am trying to repair some shabby work done to my car prior to my purchasing it.  The running boards that came with it when I bought it were tong & groove oak over plywood.  Not even close to what they should be.  The person that did the work was definitely not a carpenter.  I think more like a butcher.

Thanks for the heads up…  Chet…

General Discussion / Re: Inside door handles.
« on: February 14, 2008, 01:49:26 PM »
If I remember correctly I am pretty sure my car uses a square hole and pin.  Can’t check right now because the car is in my daughter’s garage.  Lots of parts lying around the house but none of them door handles.

Maybe Mr Old Plymouths will know for sure.

General Discussion / Re: Floor covering
« on: February 14, 2008, 01:42:23 PM »
The Jury is in.

The ribbed rubber floor liner looks great and is pure rubber.  Should be perfect for the floor in the 29.  I might have to piece it in the center but I don’t know yet until I measure the overall width.  This runner is thicker then the original 48 trunk liner (1/8") but will still look and work well.  I don’t think it comes in any other color except black but here is the link.  You might want to search other suppliers Query ( Rubber Floor Runners )

Now to figure out what type of glue is best to glue rubber to wood.???


General Discussion / Re: Floor covering
« on: February 14, 2008, 11:49:21 AM »
Jim it just came in today.  I was going to pick it up on my way to lunch.  If the stuff looks good I will let you know. 


PS... Nice to see that you check in every now an again.  How is the woodie coming.., will I get a ride in it this year.???  :)

General Discussion / Re: Floor covering
« on: February 13, 2008, 06:33:59 PM »

I recently picked up an Original 1929 Model Year Salesmen’s Confidential Data Book.  The Book is dated effective as of December 22, 1928.  It has a lot of great information but little on the interior except this picture.

It looks like mopardave has an original floor.

I recently found a commercial floor runner company that sells 1/8” ribbed rubber runner 2’, 3’, and 4 foot wide.., up to any length (150').  I ordered a 3 X 6 foot piece to do my running boards.  If the stuff looks good I will use it as the trunk liner for my 48 restoration and also for the floor in the 29.   Reasonably priced.

Hope this helps,  Chet…

General Discussion / Founding Member Status
« on: February 12, 2008, 03:06:09 PM »
On March 4th this Web Forum will start its second year.   As a tribute to those who have been active posters in the first year of this Forum, I will be creating a New Member Status equal to “Founding Member” The changes will be made starting now and completing no later then March 4th.

Qualification for “Founding Member” status:

Member must have been a member for 30 days prior to March 4th 2008.
Member will have achieved Full Member Status by March 4th 2008.
Member has been active in the past 90 days prior to March 4th 2008.

This unique member status will remain in affect as long as this Forum is in operation as a tribute to those who helped make this first year a success.  My sincere thanks to all participating members who are helping to make this a place to share information concerning our unique cars.

Keep them rolling,        Chet…


This forum was created for the 1928 Model Q, 1929 Model U, and 1930-U Plymouths.  Chrysler, Dodge, & DeSoto 1924 to 1930 are also welcome.  These early Plymouths and Chryslers are very similar in construction with many similarities in parts.  Actually after 75+ years.., any year noted could contain any combination or mixture of parts.   Since there are not a whole lot of these models around with even fewer experts on their repair and maintenance, I thought that having a place to share issues, problems, and practical information about these cars would be a big help.

This forum is FREE and has no opinion on how you modify your car and has no affiliation with an organized antique car club.  The purpose here is to freely share information and maintenance tips about these early Plymouths & Chryslers.  Keeping these wonderful and extraordinary cars running is this web site’s first priority.  You alone are left to be the judge of your car.

General Discussion / 29 U Running Board Update
« on: February 03, 2008, 04:47:18 PM »

I started work today on my running board refurbishment project.

see link below for the blow by blow

Happy Super Bowl Sunday...

Cheers Chet

General Discussion / 29 U Running Boards Question
« on: February 02, 2008, 08:23:20 PM »

Can anybody tell me what was the original thickness of the running boards on the 29 U.  I am in the process of redoing them and I want to get it perfect.  I think it goes to the style and lines of the car.

Tks,  Chet...

General Discussion / 29 U Gas Tank Redo.. Oh! My...
« on: January 13, 2008, 04:08:15 PM »
The gas tank in my 29 has been giving me trouble since I bought the car, so this weekend.., out it came.  It has a number of issues but it is still pretty solid after all these years.  A little body solder and a good interior gas tank paint should do the trick.  I would also like to find the tank gauge that was originally used.  I would be interested in one that was in any condition so that I could fabricate the parts to make it work again.  If anybody can help.., it would be appreciated, even another complete tank with all the appropriate parts if it is in a restorable condition.

I am looking for a Gauge, Float & Cap assembly Plymouth part number 42666 or 300539.  This is the listing the Plymouth Master Parts List gives for a Model U prior to RS-400-L.  My car is RY-888-W.

I don’t think this setup was unique to only Plymouths.  Does anybody have any info on this part or does anybody sell reproductions.

Tks,  Chet…

General Discussion / Re: Inside door handles.
« on: January 10, 2008, 06:27:10 PM »
I believe they pop up on eBay pretty regularly.  Keep checking in and you will probably run across them.

Search using string...     192* Plymouth


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