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  1. is that plastic filler just behind the door edge? perhaps the body is not as old as it first looks? TJ Richards used wood for the framing of the body, but not as the body. Maybe a boatbuilder or carpenter wanted a sportier car than he already had?
  2. Oh boy, how much fun would that be with the floor in and the rest of the car above you. Does the problem still exist? If so, Looking at the bolt, inner sleve and spring eye. Perhaps try putting tension on the bolt and sleve by driving a wedge of some kind in between the spring eye and the eye bracket on the chassis. This should make the spring and sleve want to close the gap at the thread end where the rubber is visable, stressing the bond between the bolt and the inner sleve. With the head of the bolt held by the bracket, a decent nudge from a lump hammer, especially with a little bit of heat. It might be enough to crack the thing free from the inner sleve...........in theory........fingers crossed.
  3. Dave, If your casting door handles. I have more rocking horse poo than i have these. Different to the sedans, but I dont know if your convertables had these.
  4. Awesome, I knew this stuff was still out there in someones collection. Hope more is shared here. Although the body builders shared the same construction methods, fittings and finnish varied relative to local suppliers. My 1937 Dodge ute was one built by Austral Motors in Brisbane. They also built a 1937 Dodge MC Country Tourer based on a imported pickup chassis. These were also marketed to the country cousins as Fargo's. Although nobody knows for sure who built the bodies, I believe they were built by Eagers ( Holden ) at Newstead. This makes sense as Adelaide is a long way from Brisbane and Eagers were building many bodies for many manufacturers just around the corner. Newspaper article, Brisbane courer mail, Nov 1927. Eagers Holden, 1924. 1937 Dodge MC Country Tourer and Utility. Dodgy6, If you like i can share pictures of construction methods and pictures of the various support brackets.
  5. Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with the last few attachments. I will try and sort it out. The previous original tourer is pretty much correct. But i do know what you mean. The B&W pics are of my utility the day it was disassembled and stashed away, and then on the trailer being loaded at the farm it came from.
  6. Weird!? they come up on my P.C. , but i just tried to view them on another computer and now they dont work! . .? I just wanted to try and share some ads/ articles from the local news papers. They illstrate with photos some body styles that are a bit different here in Australia. 1938 was the first year Dodge was proudly promoted as" All Steel". Nothing in the library to suit this exersize.
  7. [ATTACH=CONFIG]146883[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146882[/ATTACH] More newspaper stuff, I hope this is helpful towards the info bank.
  8. [ATTACH=CONFIG]146874[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146875[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146876[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146877[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146878[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146879[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146880[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146881[/ATTACH] Yes I Know, the quality is a bit iffy. But they are the only ones i have been able to find. Click the thumbnail and they dont look too bad. 1938 was a turning point for Dodge here in Australia, with T.J Richards finally releasing the "Safe-T-Steel" bodies. As advertised, Austral Motors were now locally fitting the richards bodies. The stamping and assembly pics were printed in 1937 but in 1936 the first bodies were exported to the U.S for testing and inspection. These first run prototype bodies were also demonstrated at various exhibitions across the country by the "HELL DRIVERS" Charlie Miller and Joe Campbell. They were jumped and rolled to display their strength in the same year, but not redily available until 1938.
  9. [ATTACH=CONFIG]146857[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146858[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146859[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146860[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146861[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]146863[/ATTACH] I know the quality is not the best, but they are scanned from original newspapers. I hope these are of interest to other Dodge nuts. All Australian versions. Click on the thumbnails as they actually enlarge quite well. Not sure whats going on with the uploads, but they are there.
  10. Photogrophed on the streets of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Fully imported 1937 Fargo Humpback Van.
  11. The first image is a '33 Dodge chassis unit as delivered to Australia in Brisbane for Austral Motors to be fitted with locally built truck body. The next one is of two as deivered utes. Factory? This is as factory as you get for an Australian built Dodge.
  12. For those of us in Australia, this is a bit of a grey area. The local industry was more of a franchise operation with approved body styles. I suppose it comes down to which factory they come from. Attached are some images of the local bodies, I hope they qualify. The first 3 are the 1937 MC Country Tourer, The next few are 1937 Roadster utes.
  13. wouldnt have a copy for '37 in there would you jason?