36 D2 Coupe

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  • Birthday 06/20/1947

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    Love Airflows and pre-war Dodges

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  1. Ya know I think I can spot a bit of improvement Nice work Dale!
  2. 1964 Chrysler Windsor (Newport in the US) 4dr sedan - ivory with red interior - it was new and Dad must have had a weak moment. I liked it so much that years later I was able to find one almost like it.
  3. Hi Spinney I just had a look at my list of serial numbers for '36 Dodge. the D2 numbers are right on - 261637 US + 3368 CDN. = 2605005 D2s The D3 was built in both the US and Canada - 3073 US + 1039 CDN. = 4382 D3s The D4 appears to be Canadian only assembly with 5645 units. There was definitely a series with smaller engines built for export to deal with the horsepower tax that I learned about on this forum., I also note the mention of an overdrive unit available on UK units of 1936 Dodge while there was nothing like that available in Canada and the US. I researched that one to death as I would have liked an OEM overdrive for our '36 Dodge D2 RS Coupe. I suspect the overdrive was to compensate for the low horsepower small displacement engines.
  4. D3 and D4 are also 1936 Dodges - built on the 1936 Plymouth chassis and 3-4" shorter wheelbase. Lower priced cars with fewer options and assembled in Canada, perhaps overseas as well. I think the D3 was the bottom end of the line and have not ever seen one. I think they may have been for export only but not sure. I have an acquaintance who had a nicely restored D4 coupe. Others chime in with more details please.
  5. The handles seem to run from the obvious to the obscure. 36 D2 Coupe refers to our decades-long restoration project of a 1936 Dodge RS Coupe. I like ones like Rusty's that bring a smile
  6. The unstuck engine is a plus. Certainly it's worthwhile to have an extra engine and transmission. Spare rear axles are handy to have for a driver. I don't think $1500 is out of line for the pair. Again. good luck.
  7. A pair of 1934 De Soto Airflow SE sedan parts cars - From the pictures, missing too many important pieces to be very valuable. Without any idea of mechanicals, looks like body shells and a few bits and pieces. Value between $500 - 750 each. Sadly, they might be candidates for rat rods. Just not enough there to restore as whole cars (and I love Airflows) I hope someone who needs a parts car to go with their "34 De Soto will contact you. Best of luck.
  8. More info please - Year, body style, PICTURES, Locaation
  9. Been there on the renovations! Your hickory cabinets look fantastic. I really like wood cabinets in a kitchen - no use for the modern sterile characterless white MDF stuff that looks like some kind of institution. Yes, it's not cheap but the warmth and beauty of your kitchen will reward you every day. The car will come in its own time and is going to be just as lovely in its own way.
  10. I had always been puzzled by the small bore export engines listed in the parts manuals. Now it all makes sense. I was not aware of the horsepower tax. You learn something new every day
  11. First order of business is to join the Airflow Club of America. I've been involved with these cars since 1972 and can say without reservation that they are wonderful well engineered cars. In well sorted mechanical condition, we have club members who drive them at freeway speeds from coast to coast. In fact the club has a prestigious award for owners who have driven coast to coast. Help is available and freely offered to anyone working on a restoration. While some body and trim parts may be a challenge to locate, club members can frequently offer either the needed part or a lead to find it. Reproduction parts are available from the club store and also privately from some members. (I have been reproducing Airflow doorsill scuff plates since 1987) Last thing I will mention is that we have an annual meet where Airflow enthusiasts gather to exchange parts, stories and make new friends. This year it's being held on June 5-9 in Charlottesville VA. We'd love to see you there if you can arrange it. Info is available at www.airflowclub.com Let us know whether you get the car (hope you can). There's plenty of support available. Best regards Jim
  12. Now THAT is a neat training film. I'm sold already! (As an interesting side note, Chrysler already had done the wind tunnel work coming up to the development and introduction of the Airflow in 1934 )
  13. Just talked to a friend who has an order hung up at L-B - part paid for and no response. They have his old seat material for patterns and at a minimum he wants THAT back. This does not look good at all. I hope that whatever is going on, they will release what is not part of the company inventory.
  14. Dimensions please - width and height - need to know whether they fit long or short wheelbase Airflows. Thanks.
  15. These bolts are unique to '34 Chrysler Airflow I think. Good luck!