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  1. After seeing the nicer one's available on eBay, I am considering using one of these (the one from Poland looks to be the best value). But, as I have the artwork done, I may have a high resolution water decal made and put it on my original plate once it's cleaned and polished. If it looks OK, may clear coat it and use. If it doesn't hold up, I can always replace it. While the silk screening process would be a better option, unless I get a handful to do, it would be a bit pricy.
  2. Wanted to ask if anyone has had this problem, and may have any suggestions as to a fix. Just got my 1937 MC running as part of a frame off restoration. Was pulling it out of the garage to burn off the oil in the driveway, and seems that the new clutch grabbed for a few seconds. I heard a "clank" after which the clutch pedal was rather soft. The pedal spring is OK. Took the lower cover off the clutch and can see that the return spring on the throwout bearing sleeve came off. It's dangling from the mounting bolt, and getting it back on the sleeve looks to be impossible without taking the drive shaft and transmission out. The sleeve also rotated, and once I turned it back into position, the fork prongs lined up where they are to engage it. But, when I ran it again, it rotated. The spring is a NOS part, and as far as I know is correct for the truck (got it from Len Dawson). In any event, I am going to take the access plug out on the top of the bellhousing to see if I can get at it from this port, but not too optimistic that will work. Just wanted to ask if anyone has had this experience and has any suggestions. Also, somewhat concerned that if it came off once, it may do so again. Any other source for this spring?? Thanks Vic
  3. Found one on eBay that looks to be a good replacement: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181700697048?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  4. Thanks. You note that the "Serial NO" font is different then what was on my plate. Might it have been different for the KC series? Mine has a small "o" that is placed higher and has a line under it. Also, what he charge for this?
  5. I wanted to mention that I am restoring the serial number plate for my 1937 Dodge MC. This plate is exactly 2" x 4" and is a reverse image. I have had the artwork made and have attached. I found a screen printer who will make the screens and manage setup and printing. We think it should be gloss black ink, and if you want it matt, you can clear coat it with a matt lacquer. Before I go ahead with mine, I wanted to ask if anyone else is interested in having your plate restored with this method. To do so, you'll have to clean and polish your plate, make sure it's flat and send it to me. Once I have them, I'll have them screened and return. Please note that this artwork is specific for this plate, and will not work with other versions. I think the maximum cost will be about $35 that will cover your part of the artwork development, printing and return shipping. If we get enough plate (more than ten) if would be cheaper. In any event, I have attached a sample of the artwork and a pic of my plate for comparison. If anyone can confirm that this plate was used on other years or cars, please let me know as we can open up the opportunity. If you are interested in this, please email me directly at vicpanza@gmail.com. Thanks, Vic
  6. Be interesting to see a few photos of your truck. I have a spare bed that came off a 1937 Dodge, if you have any needs.
  7. As you may know, this is a one year clock that is specifically made for a 1950 Champion. Very hard to find, and this one has been refurbished. Please email or call with questions. Thanks, Vic, 412-956-2852
  8. Thanks so much for this lead on the part. Have dropped them a note and hope to speak with them next week. Hopefully this part will fit my regulator??
  9. Two steps forward and three back. Well, was cleaning the mounting clip on the windshield regulator and decided to soak the mechanism in some Evapo-Rust to clean the gear. After about an hour, I noticed that the tape had come apart. Prior to putting it in the solution, it appeared to be in good condition. Was kind of surprised, and now really have a set back. Might anyone know if this part is being repoed, or might you have one in your parts box. Balance of mechanism is in good condition. I glass-beaded the mounting clip and then tumble polished it to clean it up. Put a fresh coat of lacquer on it once done.
  10. A few yeas ago, I sold my 1950 Champion convertible, but hung on to some really hard to find parts, as I intended to get this type of car back one day (and still do). But, I am on the back end of another restoration and decided to offer these parts as I could use the finds for the new vehicle. So, if anyone has any use for these, please drop me a line. I have them listed on eBay, but prefer to sell direct. Please send me a message through the forum, and we can connect to discuss items and prices. Parts include: 1. AC-1879 1950 Champion clock; rebuilt and in excellent condition 2. Convertible window frame for 1947-1951 cars; not bad chrome, but I would have it plated and new glass 3. AC-2047 NOS windshield washer kit in original box I've attached a few pictures, and you can also see this on eBay, user name: ttrponline Thanks
  11. Yea..I never believe too much of what I hear about how many are left. Thought the group would be interested in seeing this. Curious as to price...is this within reason for this model? I have a 1937 MC and a modified 1929 sedan that was cut in half to make a truck. Really next modification, but not worth much. Thanks
  12. http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/5025565368.html Found this in the Pittsburgh Craigslist. He is asking $14K but not less then $13K. Thought it was interesting, and seems to be fairly complete given age.
  13. Thanks for your note, but sold all of this about a year ago
  14. I believe the other parts were chrome plated. When I took the handle to my plater, he though that the handle had nickle on it, as it would have been more durable then chrome??? When I stripped this handle, the nickle plating extended about 8 to 10 inches down the handle from the top. Have some other pictures of that somewhere around here. Hope this helps.
  15. Hi John: Thanks for the note on the floor board. As for the brake lever, this one is a spare transmission that I sold about a month ago. The one from my truck was originally painted gray (the 1937-38 trucks had a great interior) and the top of the handle was nickle plated. If you want some pictures, send me your email as I don't think I can attach them to this message.
  16. Was hoping to someone might have a few parts I am looking for regarding my 1937 Dodge MC. I have attached pictures that I think are of the original parts, and realize this is a long shop, but figured it was worth a try. First, I need the rod that connects the parking brake handle to the brake band. It is part number 579388 and it screws into a yolk on the front, and the back has a hole that a pin fits through. Could probably make one from a I bolt, but wanted to see if anyone has this part lying around. Second, I am fabricating a new floor board, and if possible, would like to find an original battery hole cover, part number 546931. Once again, a real long shot, and may fabricate from some heavy gauge sheet metal (would appreciate dimensions if anyone has an original they can measure for me). Attached pictures and appreciate any help from the group.
  17. Hi: Was hoping to someone might have a few parts I am looking for regarding my 1937 Dodge MC. I have attached pictures that I think are of the original parts, and realize this is a long shop, but figured it was worth a try. First, I need the rod that connects the parking brake handle to the brake band. It is part number 579388 and it screws into a yolk on the front, and the back has a hole that a pin fits through. Could probably make one from a I bolt, but wanted to see if anyone has this part lying around. Second, I am fabricating a new floor board, and if possible, would like to find an original battery hole cover, part number 546931. Once again, a real long shot, and may fabricate from some heavy gauge sheet metal (would appreciate dimensions if anyone has an original they can measure for me). Attached pictures and appreciate any help from the group. Thanks Vic
  18. He has a 1 1/2 ton Dodge. 1938 that he is rebuilding. I have not see this, as he knows one of my brothers and knows we are into Dodge trucks. If a 1/2 ton cab would work, we should be able to find one on this end of the country. Just thought it would have been larger, but I'll trust your expertise. Thanks Vic
  19. Thanks Dave. For some reason, I thought they were different. Now, how would we get one from your place to Morgantown, WV?
  20. I am helping a friend who is restoring a 1938 1.5 ton Dodge truck. he is in need of a cab and pass. door. Any help appreciated. We are in the W PA - N WV area. Thanks Vic
  21. The part you are referring to is called a "windshield regulator tape" and is part number 741362. There is a fellow over in Lancaster, PA, who is making the complete front windshield regulator and he may be able to sell you this part. His name is Rick Milanak and his email is: dod318@gmail.com. I had also posted his phone number on a previous post, so look through the listings for window crank and you might find it. Good luck
  22. Yep. Mine has them as well. Don't think I ever saw a truck with a defroster, although my truck had a heater.
  23. This is either a 1937 or 1938 and could be a Dodge or Plymouth. There was a verticle plate mounted between these gauge clusters with an embossed Dodeg (or Ply) on it. If you have pictures of the grill, can tell you what year and make.
  24. JR....thanks for the note. I have nice trim moldings for my truck. Just trying to figure out how to reattach them? Most of my original clips were missing and can't seem to find anything that will work. Appreciate any ideas or suggestions. Those moldings are quite desirable and you shouldn't have any trouble selling them. Have you thought about eBay? I am starting to let go of some extra parts I have, including a complete bed, Ply tailgate, 1936-37 Dodge center grill and crank hole cover, and a few fenders. Will probably post this stuff in a few days, but feel free to share this. Thanks Vic
  25. Very cool truck. Hope you are going to keep it original, and have fun!
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