Scott Bonesteel

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About Scott Bonesteel

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  • Birthday 07/31/1953

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  1. I'm back, give me a call this afternoon, Saturday. SMB
  2. Shoot me a PM, I have a steering column, glass, misc other 34 parts, Southern California. SMB
  3. Here is one I purchased a few years back, can't recall how much it was but it was under $500. Only original one I have ever seen, but there are repops coming out of India now that look too pristine and the colors are wrong. Mine is complete with all the chips, rust and some sloppy re-paint on the lower half of the sign, but it still has the original holes from the neon wiring. Looks just fine on my garage wall and goes well with my 34s as it has the 'Motors' wording proper for 34 as opposed to the 'Corp.' wording used in 35 and later. Have seen one photo of an old Dodge/Plymouth dealership with this sign along with a similar size set of Dodge 'wings'--hate to think how much one of those would cost these days, pristine or not.
  4. We connected. I was out of the loop working out of town. SMB
  5. Should have been more specific: 1933 Studebaker Speedway St. Regis Brougham Model 92. I think the blue one posted by Keiser is the shorter Victoria.
  6. I have always been more than happy with my 34 Mopars but with the 'call of the question' being dream car, price is no object and largely unobtainable, I have to go with a 1933 Studebaker St. Regis Brougham, which I believe there are none known to still exist. Marvelous!!
  7. I have the upper piece, good luck finding the lower one. Shoot me a PM, I'm in San Diego.
  8. One of my favorite stories, told to me by my father about the 'old days' with his '41 Super Sedan was putting it up for the upstate New York winter in his father-in-law's large garage out back of the house. He would drive it into the garage, getting it as parallel as he could with the back wall of the garage, and then jack the car up by putting a standard bumper jack on the rear bumper. Claimed what he would do is then simply kick the Buick off the jack, towards the wall and then repeat that until the car was up against the wall. For once, bumper jack instability worked to his advantage, although I have a hard time figuring out how that would work with the Buick jack shown in these pictures. I do note, however, that he never told me how he would then get the car out in the spring... .
  9. Yes on both of them. Don't want to part with the brochure but will gladly send you copies of whatever you want. Have 2 radios, both out of PE, but both have the PF control head (black dial). Willing to part with either or both for a reasonable price or trade for any 33-34 convertible parts you might have. I will pull the radios out this coming weekend and send you some photos. SMB
  10. In the early 1990s I was involved in an accident with my 34 PE Plymouth sedan, guy ran a red light and I 'T-boned' him in the middle of the intersection. Despite the large, heavy front cross-member in those 34s with a stock coil independent front suspension and a 6", fully-boxed from the factory frame, the frame was bent to the extent that we had to do a front frame clip r&r. I had installed as a safety feature front disc brakes and I stood on them so hard that, coupled with the impact, the whole car pitched forward to the extent that the rear 'silent U' rear spring shackles flipped over. In short, until you have been in one of these crashes (and survive), you really cannot conceive of the massive forces involved. An old timer told me once that his bother had been killed in a similar accident, sitting in the rear seat, from being thrown through the wood roof frame of a closed car of some sort, chicken wire and all. Luckily, I had installed seat belts in the front seat. I used a set out of a full-sized GM car, using the buckle end (with the short belt) on the outboard side, which allowed me to bolt it directly to the large, through the frame body bolt that is conveniently located right there at the 'B' pillar. Ran the belt up through the seat frame and between the cushion and the side of the seat frame, using a large plastic sleeve from the original belts to prevent chafing of the belt as it ran through the sheet metal bottom of the seat frame. In the center, I bolted the belts, with integral retractors, to the floor with large reinforcing plates. During the crash they held me in place and I never even hit the steering wheel/column. Without them, I certainly would have been impaled/thrown through the windshield. Bottom line, you won't get me or my family in a car, new or old, without seat belts. Open car or not, I am incorporating a similar setup into my 34 PE convertible that is shown in my avatar.
  11. Mine was the same way when I found it. Had it fabricated based upon several pictures. Here is one of them, will shoot you the rest when I get back to my other computer. P.S. If it is a 34 Plymouth convertible coupe, it is not a PF. The convertible coupe was only available in the long wheelbase (114") PE model.
  12. https://www.estatesales.net/CA/Lakeside/92040/2324142?modal=true Just had this pop up, sorry for the late notice, starts tomorrow in Lakeside, CA, east San Diego county, looks like a LOAD of Chevy Tri-Five stuff, a Cadillac Torpedo sedan, etc.
  13. My 1935 Plymouth Parts List (Issued April 1, 1936, "Supersedes Issue of May 15, 1935") lists #631894 as "Gearshift rail and fork assembly (direct and second)" for a 1935 PJ Plymouth.
  14. My Dodge truck parts book shows #631894 as "GEARSHIFT SHAFT OR RAIL (2ND AND 3RD)" for a "KC,KCL (after 8048701-9203901-8911001)". Therefore, 34-early 35 KC or KCL (long 119" wheelbase) commercial chassis, express, humpback panel. Did not check my auto parts books.