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  1. Sorry guys. I have hunted high and low but have not been able to find that Fedco plate. Go ahead and sell yours 24Chry48. If I do find mine, I will let Sasha39 know regards Rick
  2. Hi Alain Some where in my parts stash I have an actual dashboard fedco serial number cast for a 1929 Chrysler 65. If this is what you are looking for I will spend some time to try to find it. It was removed from the car dashboard when I parted out the car many years ago. I don't believe that the fire wall serial number plate shown above was used till 1930, and then it was mounted on the right door post. Let me know if you are interested. regards Rick VanOene
  3. Back in 1977 I sold my 1951 GMC 5 window 3100 pickup for $350.00 Sorry now, but at the time that was what it was worth. Life goes on. At least I never let the DeSoto go, probably because a 1930 car was already sort of an antique back then
  4. Hi Randy I had some reproduced some years ago and thought I still had a set. I found one and can send you a picture if you are interested. If you know someone with a metal shop, they are easy to copy. I probably would not go with flat plates, as it may reduce water flow around the cylinders. If you are interested I could possibly have my son copy the one I have. I am not sure what the cost would be, but it would be reasonable.
  5. Here is a better picture of the CK (mine)lights
  6. Those headlights are 1930 DeSoto CK6 and 1930 DeSoto CF8. The 1930 CK had an exact miniature as a fender mounted parking light, where as the CF had the parking light mounted on the fire wall chrome
  7. My 1930 DeSotoCK6 Rumble seat coupe. One of 600 total Canadian DeSoto production in 1930
  8. I do still have it. Not sure what it is worth. I know what I paid for it. Send me a PM with an offer and I will see what the shipping costs. I would need an address
  9. Hi Don To the best of my knowledge the pin that goes through the hub of the pulley and the shaft can be driven out with a punch. The impeller can only be removed intact by machining the shaft out of it from the center on a lathe. I had a new stainless shaft made for my 1930 DeSoto. Once the pump is apart, new brass bushings can be installed. Rick
  10. One more. Pictures of the car are on the restoration forum. 1930 DeSoto CK. The top step could be made since it is like a big ribbed washer. You can PM me if you are interested Rick
  11. Hi Ron I have a 1929/30/31 rumble seat step. I would sell it since I have what I need. The ring would have to be restored and rubber is available from Steeles. Attached are some pictures
  12. ckowner

    30 Fuel gauge

    Looks like the DeSoto forum stalled at this one. Mars, the float has a small gear on the shaft that turns the variable resistor in the sending unit. You will have to measure the resistance with an ohm meter to see if it changes when it turns. Sounds like the resistor wire in your sending unit may be broken and touching ground. You will need a meter to find out what is going on. Can't fix these things by guessing
  13. Hi Patrick Payment received. Thank you! Rick
  14. This is one of a total 600 Canadian DeSoto production. Does any one know of another? Thanks Again and have a great day!
  15. After 49 years the car has actually come to a point of completion. My wife commented that the car was 40 years old when I bought it. That would be like getting a 1980 car today. When I picked up the DeSoto, it was actually considered to be an "old car" I took some pictures today of the completed project and will upload them for all to enjoy. Thanks for following along and all your great comments. Rick
  16. Some real progress has been made in the last few weeks. The luggage trunk has been painted, and all the hardware attached. I made a bracket to mount the third rumble seat step, which I had, onto the bumper bracket. The spare tire clamps have been painted and installed. Took it for about a 10 mile drive on Monday. Today it would not start!
  17. Hi there. The first DeSoto series "K" was basically a car body built around a wooden structure. It was the wood which held most of the body together. Door were lined with wood to hold the mechanisms, floor boards were wood, etc. In 1930 there was a transition where much of the wood structure was replaced with metal stampings. Doors and cowls were all steel, the trunk/rumble lid still had wood lining, floor boards on closed model cars were steel (except for the front removable section). The 1930 roadster still had all wood floorboards. The 1930 DeSoto CF bodies were called "mono piece" bodies. and were said to be all steel construction. I do not have all the details on the body building progress of Chrysler products, but I believe the big " all steel body" advertising came into being with the 1934 Airflow, where Chrysler showed one being rolled down an embankment and then driven away.
  18. ckowner

    Clum switch

    Hi Mars I have an inside shaft with a lever attached. It is the shaft with the horn wire going down the middle. :ooking at my 1930 DeSoto I believe that is the one you are looking for. I am not sure if the lever can be separated from the shaft. Have a look at the pictures with the tape measure. Rick VanOene
  19. One more challenge. The weather stripping profile for the trunk lid seal could not be found. I even sent a sample of the original to Steele Rubber. They supplied me with 6' of a similar profile, but smaller. It turned out to be too small on it's own. Today I found a garage roll up door bottom seal which was made of the same rubber. I cut a strip off and with the help of JB WELD super glue, came close to the profile I need
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