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  1. I too enjoyed doing the wood when I restored my 1931 Chevrolet Coach back about 10 years ago. About 50% of the wood was bad, so I used ash to make most structural pieces, poplar for the non-structural stuff. These are the pieces (set on my 300ZX) to go in the rear roof area, eventually the sheet metal and roofing fabric attach to these. The rear roof cross member would have been originally a single piece part of a complete carcass to which the sheet metal would have been fitted. But, I would not have been able to fit it in place due to shape of steel corner braces/brackets so I made the assembly in 3 pieces which I glued up and clamped together once they were in place. One needs to improvise when working on a sedan like this.
  2. Looks to me based on the individual pieces that someone has assembled just the 2 side pieces along their center flange, note that the 4 center bolts match the Dodge pieces. Perhaps put together just to keep in one place, or to fit some possible project. So I think that is what you have here.
  3. Something suggest to me the steering wheel (circa 1930-32) is much later than rest of the assembly (1910-1920).
  4. I'm guessing Italian Sportscar, but what? Those unique door handles are a giveaway.
  5. hmm... 36" high suggests they may not be automotive. Also the brackets seem so crudely/homemade in comparison to the great looking lights. I'm thinking a mashup.
  6. Check out the cowl lamp on this 1916 Crane-Simplex, that about does it for me, haven't seen this detail on any other car make, matches OP.
  7. Appears from new posts that 600 18 is correct for the model. 550x18 may show very little difference, about 1/2" narrower, perhaps 1/2"-1" smaller diameter.
  8. I would be surprised if 600-18 was factory tire size for your car, sounds too wide to me. My 1931 Chrysler CD8 for example only took 550-18 tires from factory. The 18" CD8 rims measure 4.25" outside width, and 3.25" between bead faces. A set of Marmon 19" rims I have measure only 3.75" wide, and 2.75" bead to bead and probably wore 4.75-5.00 tires. Measure width of your rims (outer width and bead to bead) and that should evolve to a proper tire size.
  9. While I had heard of the Crane-Simplex cars, I had no idea they were so rare and high-end until I read today their Wikipedia article. With such a limited production circa 1919/20, I wonder how many survive. This quote is from Wiki "The Crane-Simplex, built in New York, was among the most expensive, largest, most powerful, and well-built luxury cars of the early twentieth century. They were owned by only the wealthiest socialites and entrepreneurs of the time and built by the best coachbuilders in the U.S. Only 121 examples were made."
  10. The portholes on the OP appear to be vents with a 1/2cup capturing air into the engine bay. The whole scene suggest a high end car, she has an air about her, the boxer, etc, I'm trying to discern what appears to be on cowl next to mans right elbow? Appears car has mudflap on front edge of driver rear fender, but not on opposite side? Hubcaps close match to the Crane-Simplex, perhaps a custom body by Holbrook, upsweep fore and aft on rear fenders. About 120" WB. Grasping at straws here!
  11. Everyone made these, like this one, not sure just what it is, never heard of Havers 6-44 Knickerbocker?
  12. So many of these "Speedsters/Roadsters" were being marketed at the time, here is a 1912 Hudson "Mile a Minute" Roadster for example, has the eyebrow fenders, 12 spoke front wheels, may suggest a relative? The non-streamlined dash may suggest pre 1910.
  13. I am selling a 1931/1932 Chevrolet Running Board mat, perfect condition, purchased 10 years ago, NOS, or NORS, never installed, stored in the house past 10 years, rubber is supple and ready to install. These sell when available at the Filling Station for $525USD per pair ($265 per). Sorry, but only have this one. Would like to get $125 plus shipping. Send me a PM if interested.
  14. Many of the details don't match the '28 Chevrolet picture. Sun-visor is mounted and supported differently, more an extension of roof as opposed to Chev (and Pontiacs) where visor is a separate piece mounted on 2 chromed steel brackets. Middle door hinge bisects upper belt line (in Chevy it is just below beltline), hood louvers are spaced close to hood hinge, while on Chevrolet they are about twice as far away from hinge, Chevy front fender has a 3/4" bead along outer edge, OP car has none, Chev RB aprons have raised molding, OP car has none, cowl lights are not '28 Chev, etc. For American made cars of this period, a dozen makes had such similar design themes, I'm guessing about '26-'29, but just what make,?? 12 spoke, 4 bolt front wheel may suggest something, including a different year Chevrolet.
  15. Gunsmoke

    WHAT IS IT

    And lyn, please re-title your post(s) with something searchable, such as "Make of Large Old Logging Truck?" Thanks.
  16. Agree with above advice, you could sink $20K more into a car like this to make a nice Sunday driver, and when you go to sell it only get offered $10K. At $0.00, likely a losing proposition.
  17. I'm still fuming. Had arranged to buy some very scarce 1931 Chrysler CD8 parts from a friend who had them at someone else's place out of town, including this full steering assembly. Inadvertently, the other guy asked a 3rd party to take them to store them for later pickup (or so I understand). I went this week (100 miles) to pick them up, and someone had sawed the steering wheel off a couple of inches below the hub, and taken the wheel only. Ruined the jacket, steering shaft and all the control rods, rendering the assembly almost useless. Grrrr....there should be a law to send those types away! The box is good and the clum switch is perfect, can only imagine what the wheel and control levers looked like. Will try to track down the steering wheel.
  18. Something like this pair, 1925 Packard, 1927 Chrysler 50. I note sign on building says Knickerbocker Used Cars!
  19. Note it is missing filter medium, classic brillo-pad type material.
  20. BINGO, give that man (the55er) a prize. Personally, I have never heard of this bright idea, very efficient means of making nice wheel disks that can be badged for the whole lineup. And wheels could be removed without taking whole wheel disk off, and further, same spoked system could be used for years just change center disk. Surprised it didn't catch on.
  21. If OD is 9", it appears clips would fit a 7.5" hubcap hole, can you add clip diameter to your description, which might narrow the vintage. Likely for circa 1940's/50's. Looks like OEM stainless skin (or polished alum) on a pretty good backing. However could also be After Market on a universal backing. Neat item.
  22. Leif, I think you have the make, those rear fenders and the "torpedo" style touring body with folded doors suggest you are on right track. 10 spoke wheels on front, 12 on back, note OP has 12 front and rear. Guess we'll all have to research our "Stoewer" files! I found this 1924 Stoewer D10 image on internet, apparently car is all original, 1 of 50 built, and resides in Australia. This one has wires, suggesting a later model perhaps than the OP.
  23. hmm... I'm guessing European, perhaps Lancia? on second thought, the Lancia Lambda's were unibody, no separate chassis, so maybe another make. The clean body lines suggest European to me, but details of house in background might suggest something, perhaps northern country (are those "storm windows over upper windows?). Car appears to be RHD.
  24. The 12" long cast arm with that 75 degree bend, and only an end bolt to hold in position, suggests it relied on gravity to keep it from rotating, so a hanger of some sort. The small diameter of only 1.5" creates a bit of a puzzle? too small for any wheel/tire application, about right size for many tail pipes of the era. Both are same part, and may have been a tailpipe hanger (for 2 different cars) which would have connected to chassis near rear bumper, with the 75 degree offset necessary to clear something. In the early days exhaust systems were rigidly connected to chassis, no rubber "vibration reduction" devices. Then again, they may be plumbing brackets (for machinery), not automotive at all.
  25. Borgward I'm guessing, dealer plate says Mich 1948, so that should narrow it down.
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