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  1. If you look closely at the model a picture that hole is at the top of apron close to the body. On my aprons the hole is low down, by the running board. They may be for a later dodge, im not sure. I bought them thinking they were for an early 27, 26 range. They were not. They are 69" long overall.
  2. They're not model A. Model A aprons don't have the hole for greasing the suspension.
  3. I have a set of splash aprons that I bought for my 1927 DB thinking that they would work for me, but they are for the later 27 model, not the early 27 like mine is. They are in extremely great condition with no rust and plenty of paint on them. They are straight and not bent at all. 69" overall length. I have no use for them and would like to sell them to someone that could use them. $250 Call or text or message with any questions. or requests for more photos. (910)258-2099 Located in Lumberton NC. Thank you, Corey
  4. I have a column that came from a 1937 D-2. I have a 1936 C-1 myself that I'm restoring and don't really need the spare column. I got it in a trade of an old car for the running gear, suspension, and steering out of a 37 D-2. Let me know if your interested. I'm in NC so shipping would likely be high.
  5. Ill get some measurements and photos. It may be a couple of days though.
  6. Thanks Dave, I wish someone would want these things. I've got them listed over on ford barn as well.
  7. I did track down that email from Bill! I can forward it to whoever would need it. the original thread was: http://forums.aaca.org/f143/1927-db-roof-276381.html Good luck!
  8. Hi Dave! yes it has been a while since I've been in the chats. For the last year and a half I was working 3rd shift, and have just moved to 1st. My problem is that I have to be up at 4am now, so staying up to chat is hard to do. I don't have the bows in my top, just the outer rail. I have a picture somewhere that'll have to track down that has the layout of the bows. A fellow member sent it to me a few years ago and I saved it for future reference in a safe place, but now I cant recall where that safe place was.
  9. I wish I could do body work that looked that good. About the best I can get away with is body work for my military vehicles or tractors, lol. I hope she will be, but I have to find a radiator first, I've contacted brassworks twice with no response about if they can make me one. Mine was missing when I bought the car. I've got one now, but it looks horrible and I'm sure it wont hold water.
  10. here are some more photos of the restoration process thus far.
  11. ill see what I can do about finding that paint code.
  12. I bought new ones from vern. The only thing that they need is for the trim around them to be secured together, otherwise they fit good. Mine were beyond repair.
  13. Thank you very much. Ill have to go back and look but it was PPG code. I think it was called midnight blue, used to be a boat color actually. I just went and picked out a color that I felt like was pretty close to the dodge blue that I wanted it to be in my head. I know that doesn't sound good from a correct police standpoint, but it looks like I wanted to in my head.
  14. Hi everyone, I have been working on this truck for a number of years now (somewhere around 4-5). I am a long way from where I started at. This all began with me trying to find my great grand fathers old 36 c-1 truck. I had no idea what it was at the time. After a lot of research and asking several older family members I came to the conclusion that I was a 36 model c-1 (we already knew it was IH, just didn't know the year or model). I then began looking everywhere for what became of the old truck. In the mid 1970's my dad pulled the old truck up to his back yard from where it had been sitting since my great grand dads passing in 1952. It had been stored in a pack house with a shelter on the side covering and protecting it back on the farm. Dad pulled it up to the back yard with the intentions of getting the truck on the road again and preserving it. He was slow to work on it during this time and eventually a junk man came by and talked to his mother and convinced her to sell the truck to him. ( she had to talk it over with her 2 sisters as they owned part of the truck as well since it was in great grand dads estate). They sold it to the man for somewhere around $300. Luckily he did not scrap it, he kept it and over the years it changed hands several times. By the time I went looking for it back around 2007-08 it ended up with a local fellow that was into hotrods. He had just bought the truck about 3 weeks before I showed up at his house. When I got there he had already chopped the top and doors on it. My heart sank. I talked with him for several hours about my connection to the truck and begged him to sell my the truck at it was right then (he still had the sections that he had removed from the posts and doors and they were only tacked in place). He refused to. He was in love with the truck and I couldn't blame him, it was good looking truck. I got to know him over time and he has helped my with my truck in doing body work, but more on that latter. When he bought the truck it had a mustang II front end and some oddball rear-end. The entire powertrain was gone. He channeled the frame and notched it to put oversized tires on the rear. He built a new bed for it and put a small block 350 Chevy in it. What he did do was give me everything that was original to the truck that he wasn't going to be using. I got a hood side badge, door handle, glass for the doors and rear, seats, headlight buckets, radiator, hood latches and springs, and window regulators. He named the truck Alfred after my great grand dad. I then made up my mind to find another 1936 C-1 to restore as my own and use the various parts from great grand dads truck to live on in this new truck( Alfred II ). I searched all over, and found what many people have, these are very hard to find trucks. Id find one in Washington state, or Colorado, but nothing on the east coast. I put an ad in the state Ag review looking for one by chance. It came and went and I pretty much thought that I was SOL on a local truck. But one day out of the blue I got a phone call from a fellow in Sparta NC that had one. He sent photos of it and we made a deal. My dad and I and my dads cousin loaded up and went to mountains of NC to retrieve the truck. I got the know the fellow pretty good, as it turns out this truck he was selling belonged to his grand dad when bought new, and had stayed in the family through all these years. He even had a copy of the original title from 1936. I promised him that it was going to a good home and that I would let him know when it finished. Now one thing that was bad about this truck was that it had been sitting in a fat lighter barn for the last 40+ years and not moved or cranked, I guess this would fall in the barn find category. It was very complete with almost nothing missing at all, even the crank hole cover was in place. But the barn, with hay and moisture had took its toll on the old truck. literally every part and piece of the truck was rusted. When we got home with the truck one of the first things I attempted to do was unstick the motor. Long story short, it didn't work. I took the rims off and sand blasted them, installed new tires and put them back on to be able to move the truck easier. We got the truck in the shop and began the teardown. It didn't take too long to remove everything, labeling parts as I went, taking photos for reference. I did manage to find some original paint in the cab behind the firewall pad, dark green, the same color as my great grand dads truck had been. We took everything down to the frame and stopped at the rivets of the frame. We then began making many trips to an industrial sand blaster ( from a monument company that you can rent). Every part and piece was sand blasted. The smaller bits were cleaned up on the wire wheel when appropriate. We painted the frame with POR15 as well as the suspension. Then we applied a top coat to the POR15 to preserve it. Next came the task of putting it all back together. (PS we still aren't done with that part). We took the engine apart and soon discovered why it was stuck. a valve had froze on a keeper going through the block. Nothing broken, just stuck. We had a local guy in his late 70's that used to work with international to rebuild the motor. I got the gaskets, bearing and other parts and he did the machining work. Amazingly the only thing the motor needed was to be honed out. Ill let the photos speak for themselves about where we are currently, but that should just about bring everyone up to speed on the current state of the truck. I am not a body man and therefore have to use outside people to help me. It has been a long road but I'm getting there. Thank you, Corey
  15. These are photos of them.
  16. Hi everyone, I have been working on an early 1927 DB Business Sedan for quite some time now. When I bought the car it was sitting on the rims with no tires, no glass, the engine block was wrapped in plastic and laying in back floor board of the car with nothing but the block, crank, pistons, and valves in it. Everything else was missing from the engine compartment. The car was at least sitting under a shelter to somewhat protect it. It had been sitting under that shelter for about 30+ years. With the help of a great mechanic (and soon to be friend) named Vern at Romar DB, I was able to breathe life back into a very old machine. I am still a long ways away from having the car finished but I am a lot further along than I was. I have picked up odd and end parts from various people through the years (yes it has been a long road), Dave Wollam being one. I would just like to share with you all my progress thus far. I currently have the shinny parts over being plated (6-8 week turn around, so don't wait too long for an update there). I do have a question about the serial number plate and other plates. My car had a small tag identifying it as a business sedan(made of the same material as the serial plate) and another (made of brass) from the dealership that sold the car originally( MacMillian and Marshburn of Wilmington, NC). How can I clean these plates without damaging them? I have a new serial number plate, but not one for the 2 smaller plates. Thank you, Corey
  17. Hi, I have a set of 5 wire rims that I got through a friend that was at a flea market and called me about them. He knew my dad and myself had model A cars and had a project saved for the future (too many going on at the moment, 1936 International and 1927 Dodge brothers). But he asked if he wanted us to get them on the chance that they may be model A rims. We he sent a text message with them photographed and they looked our rims on the 30 sports coupe we already had, but the picture quality wasn't great. When we arrived to get them from his house we discovered that they are not model A rims, wrong size. Upon further review and comparing photos on the internet it would appear that they are for a model AA truck. We have a set of 5 of them, are they worth anything much? Thank you, Corey
  18. Hi, I recall a few years ago there being a seller on ebay that had new reproduction grille inserts (screens) for the 34-36 international C-1 grilles. Does anyone know who that was or if one could be had. Thank you, Corey (910)258-2099
  19. Its not a fast four. This is an early 1927 model, it should share most if not all parts with a 1926. It looks identical to a 26, but the serial number puts it being a 27. going off of a photo of my serial plate (not at home at the moment) the number is A-788337 (the 337 is hard to read in the photo).
  20. Is the radiator from and early 1927 sedan the same as a 1926 sedan? The reason I ask is because when I first purchased my car the radiator was missing, and now i'm trying to figure out which one I would need. According to brassworks there are multiple possibilities. Thank you, corey
  21. I am also in need of a vacuum tank and a good radiator. I have a radiator already but the core is in horrible shape. I know I can get it recored but I'm sure it Will cost more than if I can find a good used one. If anyone has one of these items please call or text me at (910)258-2099 Thank you.
  22. So far I've had no luck in finding anything. That bracket seems to be fairly hard to find.
  23. Hello everyone I have an early model 1927 db sedan. I have wood wheels and am in need of a part for my spare tire carrier. There's a piece that screws into the body to keep the spare mount from moving around that I'm missing. Does anyone have one or know where I can get one? Thank you
  24. Hi, I recently bought a chevrolet touring that I believe to have narrowed down to either a 1924 or 1925 model. It is in orginal condition and was found under a shelter. I was wondering just what this type of car is worth? And also how to identify the correct year for it? Where is the serial number located at? It has the orginal motor and trany in it and is about 95% complete. very little missing at all. There is little to no rust on it as some along the line sprayed a primer coat on it and it has been shedded for most of its life. I bought it from the grand daughter of the orginally owner who was a local chevy dealer back then and was until recently selling the dealership. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Corey
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