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General Discussion / Re: Help with Interior Details
« on: May 23, 2020, 03:32:41 PM »
Looks like the picture in the Instruction Book for the '29U.

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General Discussion / Re: Something interesting From the Past
« on: May 23, 2020, 02:02:46 AM »
Interesting Chet.  More info for artificial leather see hagley dot org  re fabrikoid.  It is a du Pont product patented in 1915 and used in book bindings, upholstery and car tops. It appears it wasn't petroleum based like I thought, but nitrocellulose.  As you, I enjoy the search, but gave up looking for equivalency of leatherette and fabrikoid.

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General Discussion / Re: Something interesting From the Past
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:22:06 PM »
Since leatherette is synthetic, it could have been more expensive than cow hide, back in the day.  I understand leatherette covered the rumble seats, but not positive.

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General Discussion / Re: What was used between Running Board Trim ?
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:15:14 PM »
It appears I have cork there, but don't remember if that was there originally.  Seems odd it wouldn't be the beaded welt too.  Must have been a reason I used cork.

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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 3
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:34:51 PM »
Well done Chet!

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General Discussion / Re: What was used between Running Board Trim ?
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:26:47 PM »
I used a black welt with a small bead between board and fenders.

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General Discussion / Re: Something interesting From the Past
« on: May 19, 2020, 06:44:59 PM »
I bought mine on ebay several years ago from an auto literature seller.  They are out there; good luck in finding one, RTF.

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General Discussion / Re: Something interesting From the Past
« on: May 19, 2020, 04:19:11 PM »
Checking the Master Parts List yielded no useful info to me.

A 1929U sales booklet for Coupe "Leather upholstery...(Mohair upholstery is available at small extra cost.)"  An artists' drawing shows a tufted leather seat for the Coupe
De Luxe Coupe "Its smooth, untufted upholstery of fine leather...."

Doesn't say anything specific about other models.  Four-Door Sedan "The softness and richness of the upholstery in the Plymouth Sedan is a delightful surprise..."

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General Discussion / Re: Help with Interior Details
« on: May 19, 2020, 01:29:38 AM »
There is a pocket on the drivers' side rear door.  This is how my rear seat area was finished.  You'll want a curtain for the rear window.  Believe the arm rests were on the DeLuxe.

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General Discussion / Re: Something interesting From the Past
« on: May 19, 2020, 01:20:34 AM »
Didn't you speculate your car was a taxi?  That might account for the leatherette.  Certainly wear better than mohair.

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General Discussion / Re: Door Handles
« on: May 11, 2020, 06:27:10 PM »
Yep, Chet, you're right.  I can't get a better memory, but I can wear my new glasses.

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General Discussion / Re: Door Handles
« on: May 11, 2020, 04:19:37 PM »
Chet, here is what I think mine looked like.  Granted these are obviously old ones and door handle hole is difficult to see, but I believe ok.  frank

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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 3
« on: May 11, 2020, 04:09:45 PM »
Very Nice!! I'd say.

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General Discussion / Re: Original floorboard?
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:24:36 AM »
I'll say the wood is and the the foot rest plate.  The U shaped cut is for the manual starter pedal. The accelerator support is not familiar to me. Here's '29 set up with Bendix starter so you see similar layout.

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General Discussion / Re: Nut to 1929U 2 door sedan?
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:05:56 AM »
No, JJohn.  New to me.

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