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About X-Frame

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  1. Drop Frame question

    1907 Imperial double-drop still being used on vehicles today
  2. Drop Frame question

    A tech question hoping someone here may be able to add to this? The double-drop chassis frame design has been a standard part of vehicle technology since the 1930s but dates back much earlier. Supposedly, the world's first car to use it was the 1907 Imperial (not Chrysler) from Williamsport, PA. But prior to that, there was the single-drop design which the 1905 Peerless is credited again in the USA. I found an earlier version with the UK 1904 Wilson-Pilcher. Does anyone know of even an earlier version of the single (or even double) drop frame?
  3. Tire Code?

    CY is the manufacturer UD is the tire size F317 is the tire type / model 19 is the week of the year 5 is the year Since tires have shelf life, no one would be expecting to figure 20+ years later what year it was made
  4. Tire Code?

    Where did you come up with 1971? The last digit in these DOT codes is the year and it is a '5'. I wasn't sure about when the lettering code changes before 2005? Thanks.
  5. Tire Code?

    It's a McCreary tire P315/45 16 possibly made the 19th week in any year with a 5 in it such as 2005, 1995, 1985, 1975 Hard to tell.
  6. Zephyr Photo Help

    Does anyone have a high resolution scan of this Zephyr X-ray illustration that you can share? Thanks.
  7. CHEVROLET production LATE 1930s ...just a picture

    Actually, Chevrolet used this chassis layout from 1934-1936 (only on the Master in 1936) and Pontiac also used it the same years. Not an "X" but is called a K-Y frame yet functions the same way. Chevrolet went to the boxed girder ladder frame in 1937 (1936 on the Standard model) and Pontiac went with a more traditional X braced frame in 1937. Chevy played with a X brace ladder frame on the 1935 Standard model, one year only. And the 1935 Pontiac Deluxe had a different frame which was a cross between the K-Y and X. Would like to find the original photos of this to get a scan.
  8. CHEVROLET production LATE 1930s ...just a picture

    Thanks!... where is the original available at?
  9. Identify part

    Found it... actually the same year your car is... 1947 Champion...
  10. Identify part

    Not a 1950 Ford nor Chevy. The 1949 Ford looks like this but the lens is a different shape. The 1950 Hudson also looks similar but the lens again is different. My be custom built (machined)?
  11. The Death of a 1931 Cadillac

    You are very luck to catch the '38 Plymouth in time. No, not a Buick nor Cadillac but the Plymouth coupes are also desirable cars and looking forward to your posts of the restoration process.
  12. The Death of a 1931 Cadillac

    I agree. When you swap the matching numbers chassis and engine then chop, channel, and torch the rest while gutting the interior, what is left? Nothing you can work with to restore the car back to original. Like you said, some people only see it as a car and could care less about collectability. One further with your baseball analogy is that some will only see it as a piece of cardboard so what is all of the hoopla with the value? It sickens me to see rare or low number cars being altered beyond any future restoration. Might as well send it to the crusher. Eric
  13. Driving Habits

    The point of all of this is why have rules and not use them? That is only one step away from anarchy. Also, rules are in place to keep everyone safe, if they are followed. Maybe there is a longing for the "good ol' days" but what is so "great" about today's dysfunctional antisocial society? And no, social media does not count as being "social". Education.
  14. Driving Habits

    "the Land of Entitlement" goes hand-in-hand with one of my earlier statements about Generation X and Millennials who have no social skills. When I grew up we were disciplined. Today you end up in jail if you do which leads to kids that feel "entitled" and flows over to the "all about me" society. I am not here to talk about parenting but just saying.... On a side note, there was two local news stories about companies who have 80% Millennial employees because they can get their skills cheap out the starting gate. One concern was would they stay focus to work? In their defense they said they would but also have things like ping pong tables, bean bag chairs, etc... no "formal" skills to be in the "real" world but gives them an environment they are familiar with which is detached from it. It is these cheap upstarts hurting senior workers, like me.