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About Frantz

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  • Birthday 06/28/1983

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    Lewisberry Penn
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    Old machines in general, From my 1917 Singer 31-15 to my 54 Ford to a 1969 Massey Ferguson. My dad and I have started some small farming projects as well.

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  1. just a question

    States like Georgia are the worst because they won't issue a title even if you want to pay for one. It makes it easy to get in the car and get it on the road, just more leg work to move it to say, Pennsylvania. I moved one car from Pa to Ga and then back to PA, it never got off of it's PA title, but it was registered in Georgia for a number of years. I was glad it didn't cause me issues, but it did cause me not to buy any old cars while living there since I knew I would be moving back at some point. Even if you don't plan to move, and the state DMV won't take your title, keep it from the old owner as it will help in the future.
  2. Awesome pictures Jetback. Considering it's extremely unlikely a car will ever be left to rot from a restored state, it's not easy to come by what a 25 year worn out prewar car would look like. Just like Imperial62 said, I'm a sucker for a project, and those old projects look cherry!
  3. Auto Inspection Companies

    Now you sound like someone from my generation, focused on what you are worth, rather than what the job is worth! Though I have a feeling you have a slightly better grasp than both values than most folks down near my age (-=
  4. Never easy with old cars! My picture was just a google search, so it could be different options, or it could be at some point the dash was replaced on one or the other. It could be a mid year rollover. Some of those could be weeded out with someone more in the know. "Dictator dash" got me nothing, I found the pic I posted with "dictator interior". Good luck!
  5. Also, here is a '31 Stude Dictator Dash. It does seem to be the same shape as the 54
  6. AACA is about production vehicle preservation, no hot rods. While certainly hot rods have "saved" many bodies from the crusher, and certainly that's better than more cheap toasters, it would have to be ultra rare in order to ever actually make it's way back, which is perhaps in part what the OP was going for? There is a reference to a 1935 54R that sold in 2009 in Missouri, mentioned in a period Sport Car Market Jan 2009. In that publication they call that car a 1 of 6 survivor. Reading the ad for the 1931 it doesn't seem to me like a car collector wrote it. There is alot of sketchy hedging of words and phrases in the 1931 ad you linked to. I don't see the 54 listed as a '35 model. It's only listed in 1931... But I'm not a Stude expert, just passing on the info I have in my books. It does list 23917 for total 54 production, but thats over all body styles. It does't take too much to run out of a specific model of car after 75 years, but I don't think I'd trust either source as a "gold" standard with limited evidence and possible typos. Maybe they also meant 1 of 6000 survivors! I'll let folks who know the marque give better answers and corrections to my own provided info.
  7. Forum Guys at Annual Meeting

    I still have an old IBM 386 that fires up! Doesn't do so good getting internet access.
  8. Introduction

    Welcome! Did you just get the car, or have you been a proud owner for awhile! It looks like a great preservation piece you can surely enjoy! I like it.
  9. That's sorta the same thinking I have with a different conclusion though. First, no car says "2-door" or "convertible" in the badging that I know of. They didn't even say "One Fifty" or "Two Ten" either did they? I would see a reason to stress the trim levels in the show room in the show room as a talking point for the differences, but that's clearly not the focus on these pieces. The focus is the body type. Frankly that's a bigger concern to someone who already owns the car and is proud of it, which is why it feels like a souvenir. As a big fan of odd ball cars, I can assure you that if you make something for a car that "no one" caters too, everyone who is active and owns one will buy it up just to feel special too! If you make one up that says 239 Y Block, I'll probably buy it if I come across it. So few will buy them that not many will exist, or possibly only as samples. We live in a print and produce on demand age, so makings one off pieces is very affordable. I love seeing 4 doors restored... mostly because I own one and it helps justify my expenses in the project to see other people throw their money way. I've come up with all sorts of reasons my car is special.
  10. They could be real, I personally don't see the evidence for it though. You can go to any print shop and have them made. The fact that you can't find anything else like them lends to the idea that someone had them made, maybe even a dealer. I could see them being used for some sort of parts company, or as demo pieces in hopes of getting orders. The 2-door especially strikes me as off. I can't find any marketing for Chevy where door isn't "Door" (most were all caps though). It's a small detail, but I feel like it would have been picked up on. Then I have to wonder "purpose". Why tell someone in huge letters that something is a convertible or coupe, and then in small, harder to read letters, state the series? That really doesn't make sense from a marketing campaign. I can see the darn thing is a convertible, what marketing would want to push is the trim level, that's where their profits were. You have them in person so you should be able to take a look at the material and get a feel for their age. I would take them to an art director or someone who can identify the type of printing used. That would help narrow down an age, certainly if the technique is post 1953 then you know for sure they aren't original. Or do some google searching and get a loupe.
  11. unknow engine need help

    That flat cylinder head is mind blowing for me. I love it's simplicity and hadn't seen that before. I love what folks find and share.
  12. Wipers Not working

    Were they working before and suddenly stopped?
  13. helloo

    Some of the early Audis are wonderful looking machines. I've had no experience with them though.
  14. Pure speculation: The typeset just strikes me as odd. It doesn't looks "right". It might simply be the fact that different sizes were used, but if set for a dealer, I would think they'd want the same size for a showroom lineup. I don't see the same font used in period brochures either, so I'd question the continuity. Further the boarder-less style and overall design seems more "modern" and done up on a computer, not carefully designed by hand. I'm not an art expert or 1953 Chevy expert, it just doesn't quite look right to me. I don't see any comparable examples either, and something as cool as these would have likely been saved in great number if they existed as such.
  15. Hi from Canada

    Welcome! Try changing the name of you post to better reflect the question. Something like "Does anyone know of a Model T owner from 1981, Irvin Long"... or something like that! Not everyone reads all the posts that come along and someone just scrolling the forum might recognize the name and know more info for you. Good luck and beautiful car! Glad you're enjoying it on the road.