36 D2 Coupe

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    Love Airflows and pre-war Dodges

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    1936 Fargo 1/2 Ton Information and Parts Wanted

    fargopickupking - do you know about the '38 Fargo 1/2 ton hulk in a wrecking yard in Melbourne Ontario? I put Danny onto it thinking it was a '36 but no, it's a '38 he said. Just good for parts but if you have a very large collection, it might be useful. PM me and I can tell you a little bit more about it.
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    1936 Fargo 1/2 Ton Information and Parts Wanted

    The blue one uses '36 Plymouth style headlight mountings on the fender catwalk and has an unusual upper cab and windshield configuration so perhaps a heavier truck - 3/4 ton or 1 ton?? The red one has 1937 style grille bars so I suspect it is a '37 Fargo. The last one - two tone tan - has a 1938 style grille and lower grille shell embossed in the style of 1938. It also sports a chrome band between the grille shell and the hood that was not present in 1936 and may even have been added by its restorer. Finally in your second post. I am familiar with Danny Klacko's beautifully restored 1936 Fargo, having seen it many years before he undertook a very daunting project. Up close it is every bit as lovely as the picture shows with impeccable attention to detail. I believe it's the truck the OP was seeking parts for .
  3. Nice dies! I had something like this made to create the formed-in trim washers on the Airflow doorsill scuff plates we make. Since the material we use is aluminum, I can use my drill press to squeeze the dies together. Love your attention to the hidden details
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    "Millennials Invade Classic Car Market"

    Great choice! This car isn't flashy BUT it is a fine driver and easy to get mechanical parts for . You'll have years of affordable fun in a car your friends will be happy to ride in - and few worries about "collector" value. And it WILL get lots of looks and questions. Congratulations and best of luck
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    Identification of Fender Skirts and Spare Wheel covers

    Hi Karen - 1934 and 1935 De Soto Airflow skirts are the same size but the emblems are different for each year.
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    Greetings, and a value estimation..

    Back in 1978 I took on a 1934 De Soto Airflow Brougham (only 4 known survivors of that one-year-only 2 door coach body style) that had been used extensively for a parts car, including losing its rear quarters. Got the engine rebuilt (sat outside with no head or pan for years) and the mechanicals finished before I had to sell it for unrelated reasons at pennies on the dollar. The buyer finished it and it is now gorgeous. Was I unhappy to sell it? Yes. Was I annoyed that I lost money on it? No way! The pleasure I got from having it and working on it is worth far more than the money I spent. Add to that the satisfaction of seeing it completely restored and I'm still all smiles. The 1936 Dodge RS Coupe we're working on has been a long slow process with many delays BUT it's a fun journey as others have said and limited funds makes you resourceful. Do take advantage of any offer of help you may have from the owner and do it soon. His years of experience and knowledge of engines is hard to duplicate. Looking at your situation as I would have when I was your age, I'd probably jump in. (Caveat - I like oddball things!) Whatever you do, best of luck and WELCLOME!
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    Trailer build thread

    A safety question - are turn signals required for the trailer and do you have them on your Dodge? Maybe a good idea to plan for them at the start.
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    Towing a trailer with an antique Dodge

    The old guy with the farm wagon did you a BIG favour by deciding to keep it. Those old wheels and hubs were never designed to stand up to highway speeds in spite of them having bearings. (ask me how I know ) The T axle and wheels you found will be much better for your project and you will have parts that are capable of safety and modest speeds. Should be an interesting project to design and build. Best of luck!
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    Shipping/Postage costs

    Agreed, shipping costs get hard to swallow. I live in Canada and ordering parts from evil bay commits one to their Internationals Global Shipping program which is a total ripoff. In order to avoid that, I have a shipping drop-off company in Port Huron MI that charges a modest handling fee per parcel. In the last couple of months, I have saved over $200.00 in shipping fees at a cost of $30.00 in gas. $40.00 in fees and my time. Crossing the border costs about $7.00 in tolls so I'm still ahead $123.00. There's no duty on antique car parts but I have to pay local taxes no matter how the parts arrive. Best advice is to research your options for the least expensive way. That obviously can change depending on where you live. Good luck! P.S. As above, USPS is the way to go if you're dealing person to person. UPS across the border is brutal.
  10. Whoa!! Now that story rings a bell. Sometime in the middle 80s while I was drooling over Rob Myers work at the infant RM Restorations in Chatham Ontario I watched them rebuild that burned out coupe. Don't know who it was for but they had either borrowed or bought one of the other 3 coupes and completely fabricated everything - hinges, fittings, the whole body using it as a pattern. . What they started with was the cowl. the front fenders, engine and chassis . I saw the remains of the original - I think it had been consigned to a fencerow for years - and to say it was rough would be an understatement. I think the main body had been so used up in the fire that it had been torn off, leaving a sorry derelict chassis. They showed me the serial numbers stamped into the firewall that identified it positively as one of the 4 custom bodied coupes. With Myers trademark attention to detail, the rebuilt coupe was/is gorgeous. Does anyone know where it is now?
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    Unknown GM Starter - what does it fit?

    Thanks so much for this Tom . I have no idea how I came to have this in my pile of MoPar stuff. Next question - can anyone use this starter? Consider it a core and you can have it for the cost of shipping.
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    RIP Michael Paul Smith

    Looking at his work was like going home again to small town life in the Fifties. We were offered an amazing gift by this brilliant talented man. The images he created bring a lump in the throat to those of us who can remember those times. R.I.P and thank you Michael Paul Smith.
  13. Does anyone recognise this GM starter? Casting number 1918472. No other numbers or tags. - Needs a new home!
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    Need ID on a GM starter

    Thanks fellows. I'll try to get a picture on the What Is It forum.
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    Need ID on a GM starter

    And therein lies the problem Dave. The ID tag with that information on it is missing. If I had that, it would be fairly simple to figure out what this unit fits. I'll try to get a picture of it to post today.