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WTD: 1930/1931 Dodge Bros Merchant Truck Driver's Side Door

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Nice '31 !  These babies are rare . Do not think going to be easy . Maybe Country Traveler who has shop and yard will chime in . Does it run yet ? And would love more pics . Also Dave will be looking for the info on it for his research on trucks of that time build by Graham for Dodge and Chrysler .

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THIS FORUM WILL BE OF GREAT HELP GETTING INFORMATION ON THIS MODEL TRUCK. THERE ARE A FEW OTHERS THAT HAVE THIS VINTAGE TRUCK ON THIS SITE,

WHAT HAPPENED TO OLD DOOR? WAS IT DAMAGED IN AN ACCIDENT AND BEYOND REPAIR.

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Thank you for the replies.  Not sure what happened to the original door.  Sadly the guy we got this from didn't have it and didn't know what happened to it.  


I will take a look at the 1929-31 Plymouth and DeSoto doors, Thanks!

 

It is not running yet, but the engine turns over and we will get it running soon!

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10 hours ago, keiser31 said:

You might look at 1929-31 Plymouth and DeSoto doors. The doors are very similar.

 

Close but I think the bottom hinge is lower on the Merchant. My guess is the passenger car will be wider also. 

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Welcome gameparts.. 

 

Very rare and desirable.

 

As Tom mentioned I'd be very interested in Frame #, wheelbase, engine # and any build card information you may have received from the Chrysler museum for our database as we try and track as many trucks to hopefully answer some questions for each model. 

 

What part of the country are you in ? If your close to Phoenix AZ or if you ever come to Phoenix I can give you a place with 80 acres of parts to look through. You may also want to reach out to Bob Scafani in northern CA. Let me know if you need his contact info and I can give it in a PM.

 

What's your intention for the truck ? 

 

Regards,
Dave

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17 hours ago, 30DodgePanel said:

Welcome gameparts.. 

 

Very rare and desirable.

 

As Tom mentioned I'd be very interested in Frame #, wheelbase, engine # and any build card information you may have received from the Chrysler museum for our database as we try and track as many trucks to hopefully answer some questions for each model. 

 

What part of the country are you in ? If your close to Phoenix AZ or if you ever come to Phoenix I can give you a place with 80 acres of parts to look through. You may also want to reach out to Bob Scafani in northern CA. Let me know if you need his contact info and I can give it in a PM.

 

What's your intention for the truck ? 

 

Regards,
Dave

Hi 30DodgePanel,

 

I will get you the Frame #, wheelbase, engine#, etc.  I don't have anything from the Chrysler museum database.  We are in San Diego, CA.  Only about 5 hours from Phoenix.  I would love to have the info for the 80 acres of parts and for Bob Scafani.  

 

We intend to restore the truck.  It is fairly complete.  Need the driver's door, and we need to replace rotted wood throughout the truck, replace the top, etc.  Almost have the engine running.  Not sure what else because we just got it.

 

Thanks!  Charlie

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Here is some more info:

Frame Serial Number:  8000251

Engine Serial Number: UT21417

I didn't get a chance to measure the wheelbase, but I'm sure it is going to be 109 because of the serial number and size of the truck (it is a small truck), 1/2 ton.

 

So far I have had no luck finding the drivers door.  A guy in Los Angeles listed a 1930 body with doors on letgo, but hasn't responded to my emails.

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These guys have a lot of trucks .

French Lake AP 3531 County Road 3 NW, Annandale, MN 320-286-2560 Used Auto Parts

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