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  1. No, I can't positively verify Lyon as OEM supplier to Chrysler. Two of mine are actually "cleaner" than the one showing the stamp yet nothing at all is there. It is known that Lyon began manufacturing accessories in the '20s and by the early '50s almost ALL of the US car wheel covers were made by them, plus a great variety of aftermarket wheel covers sold by everyone from Western Auto to Warshawsky (Whitney, Chicago). Lyon even made the ribbed trim rings so popular for 1940 Ford DeLuxe cars. As far as I know the '35 and '36 Dodge artillery "Starburst" pattern is identical. If some
  2. Wondering if you have taken a good look on the back of your rings to see if they are marked with a rubber stamp as being made by Lyon Mfg. Their good condition would suggest a couple of stamps likely survived. One of mine barely did and my rings have experienced more deterioration than those in your pic. Also, do you have a scan of your build card? I have the one for my '35. Which is part how I know they weren't on the car new. Thanks.
  3. A while back someone wanted a set of these really bad. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1935-1938-Dodge-optional-wheel-trim-rings-Lyon-inner-wheel-trim-rings/203344648787?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111314%26meid%3Df6808cf426764e648434512ab1091d12%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D254943746338%26itm%3D203344648787%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseUnbiasedWeb%26brand%3DDodge&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851 They are ever so slightly different than the ones I have on my '35 Dodge.
  4. http://carfloss.com/car-for-sale/1934-nash-other-473289 Here is the Advanced 8 coupe, 121" wheelbase, that BoB referenced above. Some "restorers" sure can not get the springs right! Then to make poor color choices.... Thanks BucketOfBolts.
  5. A non-Packard I bought some years back had these Packard faux wire wheel accessory hubcaps on it. I will not use them on my restoration as they "don't belong" and would like to see a Packard owner get them. I know a little about this type accessory and on my application there were no "mounting buckets" used. The "tabs" in pic ...334 were the mounting direct to the wheels. There are only three of the center caps. They were drilled for an accy addition but can be filled and once painted over again in red will be fine. Five faux wire caps included. Minor damage areas are shown.
  6. There are a LOT of LaFayettes out there. Some "Advanced" 6s and 8s on the 121" w.b. An Ambassador on the other hand, is on a 133" wheelbase.
  7. The short wave was first offered in 1956. Required the 913XHR radio to operate it. Note the model numbers listed. My '56 Impl limousine has the radio.
  8. With incredible styling by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, these are truly awesome cars in their fine details. Recognized by the CCCA too, are they not. I've considered several but the one I really missed was the one and only Coupe that was for sale in New Zealand and ended up in the UK last I heard. Kick myself on that one!
  9. The upper mount is to the frame. Lower to the control arm. Can't perceive how "arm to arm" could work as the arms move together? I did look into what shock is offered for the '50 Chrysler and even Imperial limousines. Same cheap junk #5752. If its bad on my bantam-weight business coupe then selling them for the big heavy models is an insult to car collectors.
  10. I have a 1950 Plymouth P19 business coupe. Apparently they are not equipped with a factory front anti-sway bar. Car Needs One!!! Would be interested in at least a stock unit. Will one from a '50 DeSoto /Chrysler or Imperial bolt in? Need complete with brackets /links. Front shock absorbers are uncommonly short. Loop mounting ("E1") both ends. 8.625" compressed. 12.750" extended. Have looked all over creation for something to fit. Everyone and their brother sell Monroe Spectra #5752 and they are totally useless garbage my old arms can easily compress and e
  11. I have a 1935 Dodge convert. I looked into this wanting an overdrive. As I understand it the first overdrives were offered by Chrysler in 1936. And it will not fit is a 1935 car frame. So just suggesting you'd better clarify with Portland what he wants and what it is going into. I'll be watching in case there is a simple solution to use in my '35 of course!
  12. Jon's comments are quite accurate in all respects. I own a '35 Hudson. Going to suggest your overall value starts at $100. The problem then is to find the buyer.
  13. I would highly recommend Diamond Back Tires "Auburn radials". I have 6.00 x 16 radials on my '35 Dodge. Thrilled with their appearance, ride, balance, everything. Also available 6.50 if that is what your car had. Original owner purchased a set of the '36 center wheel trims at the dealership so you see them in my pictures.
  14. Interested in any information relative to individual builds done POSTWAR by the Spohn Karosserie (Carosserie) in Ravensburg, Germany. Prior to WWII Spohn had been the primary builder of most Maybach automobiles. Spohn built on numerous chassis. Veritas BMWs have a great deal of support elsewhere. My primary interest is the approximately two dozen "Spohn Custom" cars created on customer chassis primarily for US service men while they were stationed in Germany. Josef Eiwanger, Jr., manager of Spohn postwar, felt that American-styled custom cars could be a profitable
  15. Buy a deep well socket rather than shorten the U-bolts! I've done many car and HD truck leaf spring changes. "As tight as I could get them" has always been the recommended torque. Oh, there is probably a printed spec somewhere but I don't have an engineering degree to care.
  16. ESPO Springs 'n Things. They also have all the specs, outstanding tech help on the order line. They'd be happy to make your one leaf (or might rightly suggest you replace the other side at the same time). Yes, I personally have used them multiple times and highly recommend.
  17. 1951 Kaiser Deluxe coupe. For 1952 the same car would be called a Manhattan. These two years are the only years of a "coupe" body with the shorter roof than the two door sedan which continued in later years. The 2D sedan basically using a 4D sedan upper roof stamping. Was my car. I sought out the body style because I thought the styling truly awesome.
  18. Kilo speedos are one heck of a conversation piece at an American car show in any LHD car! Would look great in my '35 Dodge convertible dash!
  19. Very nice but has nothing whatsoever to do with Chrysler nor any relationship of any kind.
  20. There is a Hudson forum and you would do well to post this there as well. Enjoy your restoration. Great car.
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