Scott Bonesteel

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  1. Scott Bonesteel

    Caption this photo

    "Thanks to the lack of seat belts in either vehicle, the six passengers were all thrown clear of the wreckage."
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    34 PE Ebay Crazyness

    OK, every once in awhile something strikes me, this time it was the bidding and sale of a pair of 34 PE Plymouth convertible coupe window frames. These are the fairly rare ones with the integral vent windows and the mechanism for the 'dual operation', with and without the vents. Granted, this is only the second set I have seen (bought the first set for my PE) and they are probably impossible to fabricate, but by the time the dust settled, with each part being in a separate auction, the total for the door channels, top window frames and lower window channels was just short of $6000.00. Somebody must have a bottomless restoration budget. Wow.
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    1934 Plymouth Radio-accessory catalog

    Here is the page from the 34 Plymouth, fairly rare Accessories booklet dealing with radios.
  4. To some extent I agree with GregLaR that either fog or running lights look odd/overkill on a simple Plymouth--which is true, IMHO, of any car that is 'over-accessorized', a look that a friend of mine used to describe as a car that drove through Pep Boys with a magnet attached. Despite this, I have always run Super 7 Fog Lamps on my 34 PE Plymouth (photo attached) as it has a fairly fancy look anyway, 4-dr sedan with dual sidemounts and trunk rack. I simply wired them with dual filament bulbs and use them as running lights/turn signals, which, again IMHO, look period and better than modern turn signals mounted on the bumper/bumper brackets. I have a set of similar lamps that are going to go on my 34 PE Plymouth convertible when completed, again to serve the purpose of turn signals. They don't help to see the road better but certainly help others know when I am planning on turning.
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    Vintage NOS Dodge Parts

    Number doesn't show up in my Dodge parts books but the 65XXXX number range indicates that the part is 1935 or newer, probably in the 35-36 time frame.
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    1934 Plymouth Radio-accessory catalog

    OK, I'm getting old. Meant what model 34: PE, PF or PG. SMB
  7. Scott Bonesteel

    1934 Plymouth Radio-accessory catalog

    Paul, I have both. What model 34 PE do you have, PE, PF or PG?
  8. Scott Bonesteel

    1935 'Sailing Ship' Hood ornament

    Tom, keep in mind that a 35 ship won't fit a 34 shell. Look similar but lots of differences. Biggest difference is that the front of the 35 fits into the stainless trim on the sides of the grille, while the 34--even on the later series with the stainless trim around the grille--sits up above, independent of the grille trim. Maybe you just want a shelf ornament, but thought I would point that out.
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    Updating brakes

    Lot of good points raised by the comments. Having run both stock brakes and a front disc conversion, there is no question that there are numerous ways that a front disc conversion can go wrong and it is much more complicated than it seems: wheel clearance on the disc calipers; need for a combination valve and residual pressure valves; master cylinder sizing; room for the vacuum booster, etc. I have found that, despite all the trouble, a disc conversion, if done right, stops better. However, most stock hydraulic brake systems (bounced my Model A with mechanical brakes off the curb numerous times to slow it down, but I am sure the clevis connections were worn out...) work just fine. A good middle ground, that avoids the 'non-stock'/future sales issues is to simply replace the stock master cylinder, which is typically a single reservoir, with a dual master cylinder designed for a drum/drum combination. Depending upon the subject vehicle, it may bolt right up to the cylinder mount or a simple adaptor plate can be machined to change a 3-bolt to a 2-bolt mount. Make sure the cylinder size and plunger depth are correct and you can split the front and rear brake systems for an added safety factor--requires splitting the brake lines but (1) you would probably be replacing them anyway, and (2) easy to return to stock. As the above comments point out, make sure the remainder of the system is in good shape--properly adjusted, good non-fluid soaked shoes, leak free--and the stock brake system should work fine on most vehicles.
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    1934 Doge outside door handle SOLD

    Handle is passenger side, '34 Dodge, not '33. As your catalogue photo shows, the '33 does not have the teardrop escutcheon, which is found on the '34. Will fit the '34 Plymouths but not correct, those handles have multiple ridges on them.
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    When did cars get adjustable front seats?

    You have my sympathies. I am 6'3", 285# and, thankfully, my 34 PE Plymouth has an adjustable seat. When I installed it, I 'cheated' it back about 1". Also, the seat frame has multiple holes in which to install the seat tracks so it can be adjusted backwards and forwards. I suppose the alternative is what is somewhat bluntly known as a 'fatman' steering wheel... .
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    1935 Dodge KC truck

    OK, it took me more than a day or two but here are some photos of a 34 or an 'early 35' KC pickup (express) suicide door (the one with the Dr. Pepper logo), side by side with a 33 Dodge sedan door, which also fits the 33-34-early 35 KCL panels. You can see the unique upper rear corner of the express doors which are rounded instead of squared off. As best I can tell, the hinge configuration and spacing is the same. Hinges are located, centerline, at 7 1/2" and 38" from the lower rear corner of the door. SMB
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    OK, I plead guilty, 'twas me and my wife. We try to go every year and support the local merchants and charities. Took our 34 PE sedan as usual, hoping by next year to have our 34 PE convertible running and up there.
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    1935 Dodge KC truck

    I am sure I have a photo or two, will pull that out in a day or two (pretty busy for the next couple of days) as well as a full picture of that express door I have, suicide.
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    1935 Dodge KC truck

    OK, I think we have proof that this is an 'aftermarket' change. Your photo of the top, driver side hinge (where you can see the screw and bracket from the rear view mirror) shows that the 'shroud' around the hinge is on backwards. That shroud should be on the front side of the hinge, with the 'open' side of the hinge to the rear. See my express door photo on a prior post and the black 34 PE convertible photographed below--different body style but the hinge shroud configuration is the same, clearest picture I could pull out of my files on short notice.