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  1. Want to bring this topic back up and hope new members may have something to contribute. I can add that the new London Taxi TX5 is a unibody car and so, the TX4 was their last to use an X frame configuration. Now, are there "any" cars (or trucks) being made, worldwide, that still uses a cruciform or X braced chassis frame? Thanks!
  2. 1907 Imperial double-drop still being used on vehicles today
  3. A tech question hoping someone here may be able to add to this? The double-drop chassis frame design has been a standard part of vehicle technology since the 1930s but dates back much earlier. Supposedly, the world's first car to use it was the 1907 Imperial (not Chrysler) from Williamsport, PA. But prior to that, there was the single-drop design which the 1905 Peerless is credited again in the USA. I found an earlier version with the UK 1904 Wilson-Pilcher. Does anyone know of even an earlier version of the single (or even double) drop frame?
  4. CY is the manufacturer UD is the tire size F317 is the tire type / model 19 is the week of the year 5 is the year Since tires have shelf life, no one would be expecting to figure 20+ years later what year it was made
  5. Where did you come up with 1971? The last digit in these DOT codes is the year and it is a '5'. I wasn't sure about when the lettering code changes before 2005? Thanks.
  6. It's a McCreary tire P315/45 16 possibly made the 19th week in any year with a 5 in it such as 2005, 1995, 1985, 1975 Hard to tell.
  7. Does anyone have a high resolution scan of this Zephyr X-ray illustration that you can share? Thanks.
  8. Actually, Chevrolet used this chassis layout from 1934-1936 (only on the Master in 1936) and Pontiac also used it the same years. Not an "X" but is called a K-Y frame yet functions the same way. Chevrolet went to the boxed girder ladder frame in 1937 (1936 on the Standard model) and Pontiac went with a more traditional X braced frame in 1937. Chevy played with a X brace ladder frame on the 1935 Standard model, one year only. And the 1935 Pontiac Deluxe had a different frame which was a cross between the K-Y and X. Would like to find the original photos of this to get a scan.
  9. Thanks!... where is the original available at?
  10. Found it... actually the same year your car is... 1947 Champion...
  11. Not a 1950 Ford nor Chevy. The 1949 Ford looks like this but the lens is a different shape. The 1950 Hudson also looks similar but the lens again is different. My be custom built (machined)?
  12. You are very luck to catch the '38 Plymouth in time. No, not a Buick nor Cadillac but the Plymouth coupes are also desirable cars and looking forward to your posts of the restoration process.
  13. I agree. When you swap the matching numbers chassis and engine then chop, channel, and torch the rest while gutting the interior, what is left? Nothing you can work with to restore the car back to original. Like you said, some people only see it as a car and could care less about collectability. One further with your baseball analogy is that some will only see it as a piece of cardboard so what is all of the hoopla with the value? It sickens me to see rare or low number cars being altered beyond any future restoration. Might as well send it to the crusher. Eric
  14. The point of all of this is why have rules and not use them? That is only one step away from anarchy. Also, rules are in place to keep everyone safe, if they are followed. Maybe there is a longing for the "good ol' days" but what is so "great" about today's dysfunctional antisocial society? And no, social media does not count as being "social". Education.