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General Discussion / Exhaust system question
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:02:21 PM »
What holds the tailpipe on?  There appears to be no brackets rear of the muffler.

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General Discussion / Yellow metals ?
« on: February 05, 2018, 02:54:11 AM »
Does anyone know if the differentials or transmissions on our Plymouth’s have any yellow metals in them?  ( brass, bronze, or copper)

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General Discussion / Foot rest bent - Any ideas on how to repair?
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:14:58 PM »
The pole on my 4 door sedan is bent - was that way when I bought it years ago.  Any ideas on how to repair it would be appreciated.
The pole is thin wall, 1 inch in diameter, rolled, and appears to be riveted on the ends.
Most hardware poles I have looked at have an OD of 1.050 inch, so will not fit.
The rivet it very thin and long, an unusual size.
If I find a pole that is the right diameter, I still need to figure. Out how to rivet ends. I thought about anealing a finishing nail to make the rivet.

Or, I could try to figure out a way to straighten the pole.


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General Discussion / Steering column floor plate
« on: September 04, 2017, 04:47:18 AM »
I purchased a steering colum floor plate and a gear shift floor plate from Steel Rubber. The gear shift floor plate fit perfectly.  However, the steering column floor plate had to be modified to fit my car. I had to raise the two slots for the pedals about 1/2 inch. I filled in the lower portion by glueing patches on the back.  These are expensive high quality products.  But not sure why the steering column cover did not fit. I wish I had kept the original one, but it was in awful shape.

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General Discussion / Early Plymouth Tail Light Stalk - What Year is it?
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:04:10 AM »
Years ago I bought this tail light stalk from a Plymouth Club member.  It is a little different shape than the original 29U tail light stalk.  I used it for years for the right rear tail light. Can anyone tell me what year Plymouth it goes to?

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General Discussion / UVIRA Reflectors and Halogen bulbs
« on: August 19, 2017, 03:13:04 AM »
I recently had my headlights rechromed.  I had the reflectors nickel plated and then sent them to Bill Atwood for his UVIRA coating. Bill still only charges $75 including return shipping.  I then installed 25 watt halogen bulbs from Bill Hirsch.  The first picture was taken with the lights off and a flash camera, while the second picture is with the headlights on.  They are much better than before.  The 25 watt bulbs draw about 4 amps each, which is about the same as the  30cp bulbs (#1000) I was using. The original equipped headlights had 21cp bulb with drew about 3 amps each.  Long ago I installed a voltage regulator in the generator and had the cutout converted to a diode with heat sink, both provided by Jim Peterson.

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General Discussion / Third Brake Light
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:55:08 PM »
While I had the rear upholstery of my 29U Plymouth removed, I decided to install Third Brake Light for added safety.  I spliced the wires to the harness and ran the wires up the inside. The light bar attaches with suction cups.  If I want to hide it (t a show), I can tuck it behind the seat.  I also put LED lights in my tail lights ( a few years ago).  All are from a Ford Model A parts catalog.


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General Discussion / 29 Plymouth Hubcaps
« on: February 11, 2017, 05:21:02 AM »
I am trying to get Vintage Restorations to make hubcaps for the 29 Plymouth with wood wheels.  I need to know if mine are correct.  My rear hubcaps have the octagon shape under the cap.  However, the front hubcaps do not, they are round.  Is this correct?

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For thos of you trying to contact Brad Landoll of L&L Antique Auto Trim to purchase running board mouldings (trim), here is the latest information from him thanks to Skinned Knuckles mag:

"During the last few months I have been out of the shop a great deal.  I have some properties some distance away from where I reside and I hired a contractor to do extensive work on them so I could sell them.  Money was paid out and the work was not performed and with the work not being completed the buildings suffered extensive damage.  I have been trying to correct the issues with the buildings but that has required me to be away from the shop.  I believe I have this situation corrected and hopefully can get back to filling orders."

Brad



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General Discussion / Running Board Matt/Rubber
« on: January 21, 2017, 03:42:25 AM »
I purchased running board matting from Restoration Supply Company.  Jeff Buton told me this was correct for the 29 Plymouth.  The part number is RUB020.  Order a 4 feet piece.  This comes in 48 inch width, so a 4 foot piece will actually be enough to make two full sets.  It also is sold in 36 inch widths.

See attached pages from catalogs.  That is Jeff's handwriting in the RSC page.

Restoration Supply Company, www.restorationstuff.com   760.741.4014

It is also sold by Restoration Specialties and Supply Co.  Their part number is MAT018.
http://www.restorationspecialties.com/
814-467-9842

PS - does the Corrugated Mat - Vinyl look correct for the floor mats?

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General Discussion / Reproduction Handles
« on: January 15, 2017, 04:46:21 AM »
Attached is a picture of the model handles that Mike Butters showed me.  Do the three on the left all look correct?  I'll ask him about the missing knob and the dimensions.

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General Discussion / Wheel balancing beads ?
« on: January 01, 2017, 03:33:19 AM »
Has anyone tried using wheel balancing beads?  I see them advertised in Model A parts supplier catalogs.  Snyders offers a kit for four tires.

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General Discussion / Hayes Body Corp 29U 4 door sedans
« on: December 30, 2016, 07:37:53 PM »
    Does anyone have any information on how many 29U 4 door sedans were built using body's by the Hayes Body Corp, or any information regarding these vehicle bodies?
    After 43 years I am re-restoring my 1929U 4 door sedan and have run into a few minor issues with parts. According to the Body number plate, my 29U 4 door was built by the Hayes Body Corp.  Searching thru the Master parts book I noticed different part numbers for the doors and outside door handles.
     Does anyone else in the forum have a Hayes Body 29 Plymouth?

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General Discussion / Chrome Shops - recommendations?
« on: December 19, 2016, 12:09:38 AM »
Looking for some reccommendations for chrome plating shops that specialize in antique autos.  I want to have my headlights rechromed.  The bezels have a couple of small dents.  Need a shop that will make the repairs as well as chrome plating.

Has anyone used Paul's?

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General Discussion / Sill Plate Question
« on: July 01, 2016, 04:54:18 AM »
I just received my new sill plates for my 29 Plymouth 4 Dr from Don Kuhn.   They look great.  Question - should the sills be installed under the sill covers, or on top of them?

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