36 D2 Coupe

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About 36 D2 Coupe

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  • Birthday 06/20/1947

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    Near London Ontario


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    Love Airflows and pre-war Dodges
  1. So I guess I'm a Chrysler guy now

    Chrysler had some remarkable colours in the '50s. I learned to drive in a '59 Dodge Mayfair (Canadian Plodge) that had a pink body and deep wine or maroon roof! Could always find it in a parking lot
  2. Interesting early Ontario historic vehicle licence plate in the first picture. Does it still live in Ontario?
  3. 1939 LaSalle Bohman Schwartz

    John -Thank you for the story and the pictures of a very handsome car. The dedicated efforts of everyone involved have returned a unique and beautiful coach-built car to life for us all to enjoy and appreciate.
  4. Building Garage/ shop doors what types have you used?

    I just caught your idea for tin ceilings. Go to www.tinceiling.com Brian Greer's Tin Ceilings. We were High School classmates over 50 years ago and he has been making reproductions of original tin ceilings as well as new designs ever since. A really great guy with a unique specialty. I think he could design a custom job if you had an idea that he didn't have a pattern for. For some reason the above link wants to miss the "t" in tinceiling when I tried but if you enter it independently in your browser it works fine. And the range of options is mindboggling!
  5. Classic Cars at Salvage Auctions

    Good point Tom. The dealer I got my branded cars from did ship a lot of them out to export buyers.
  6. How long have you been restoring your car?

    Oh man! I had an engine that looked like that once! It is truly amazing what can be done to rescue stuff like that. Congrats on a beautiful job!
  7. Classic Cars at Salvage Auctions

    Over the years I have owned a number of "branded" cars that were repaired buy a local dealer. They came at a substantial discount compared to the same make and model that had not been wrecked. Now sometimes these cars had hidden issues that cost a few dollars to fix but overall, I got a lot of miles out of them for a reasonable outlay. Having said that, there is no kind of guarantee that will protect you from undetected hidden damage. The seller may in all honesty think the car is OK and not be trying to unload a dog. In my case, I viewed it as an acceptable risk. Everyone has to determine their own level of risk tolerance and act accordingly.
  8. Heirloom Tools

    Your pliers are also fencing pliers a little better to work with as the teeth make it easier to grip wire and pull it tight around a fence post. You use the nose of the pliers as a lever point, grip the wire with the serrated jaws and pull it around by hauling on the handles. Nice nippers and calipers too!
  9. Heirloom Tools

    Definitely fencing pliers Roger. I have a pair just like them and while I don't do much fencing any more, they were very handy. You can cut wire from either side or between the jaws.
  10. Heirloom Tools

    I believe the cap on the handle unscrews to open the storage for bits.
  11. As a buyer, eBay has been good to me. I have been able to buy an original clock that mounts in the glove box door on our '36 Dodge coupe. Missed the first one I saw offered but didn't make the same mistake twice. Bid very heavily to get it and haven' seen another since. That was about 10 years ago. Same deal for an original trunk rack for the Dodge. I paid what I thought was quite a lot at the "Buy It Now" price but I have never seen another one offered. In both cases, I am sure I would never have found these accessories without eBay. So yes, I am very happy and lucky, thanks to eBay.
  12. 1933 Dodge DP Six engine question / barn find

    It's amazing what a little elbow grease will do! Looking very nice. A great candidate for HPOF judging class. You will really have a lot of fun with this car and expect to spend all day answering questions whenever you take her out. Good luck! 1 1
  13. Brighter headlights on our old machines

    Thanks for the links to the tech seminar. I'll need to refer to these links regularly as my understanding of things electrical is pretty sketchy. And thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread. It's the kind of help I need.
  14. YouTube car repair video parody

    X2 ... or maybe X3
  15. Wanted - 1934-38 Dodge intake and exhaust manifold

    Well here we go again. In spite of the best efforts of Dodge 1934 and a local friend, I'm still looking for that elusive exhaust manifold. I had acquired a correct but cracked manifold from the friend, trusted it to a shop that claimed they could weld it up and they proceeded to completely ruin it. I could have done better myself and that's admitting I have no skill at all in that department. So once more I'm seeking either an exhaust manifold with part number 620954 or a combination intake/exhaust using that exhaust manifold. Surely they are not that rare? Again, thanks to everyone who has taken the time to look at their stuff for me.