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Scott Bonesteel

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  1. Folks above are correct: The front doors on the truck cabs 'taper in' at the bottom, so the lower hinge is longer. The parts book for the 34 truck, KC cab (which, as far as the doors are concerned, is the same as the 33 HC, which is NOT true of the passenger car doors between those two years), lists different numbers for the two hinges: 399073 for the upper hinge assembly (right side) and 399079 for the lower hinge assembly (right side). Note that it also appears that there were some changes to the upper hinge assembly number, depending upon when the cab was made. SMB
  2. Cover is for a rear spare only, 1934, I believe. That year the tire valve door came both ways, both horizontal and vertical. Hubcap is a 34, the 35 and 36 cap was more domed and had the stripe closer to the center of the cap. All of the 35s I have seen over the years had a single bolt in the center to hold the cover to the mount. The 34 has the 2-piece cover, with the center 'extension' piece that sticks out. I know there is a difference in the width of the chrome strip around the outside of the cover but have never determined which is correct for a 34. The strip on 34 side mount covers
  3. OK, not sure where you are located but my ultimate source for keys and locks and all things related is ABC Lock, Key and Lawnmower Repair Shop on 30th in San Diego, CA. Old time lock and key shop that has been there forever and has, I believe, everything (bent 30s Omega keys, Ford decklid keys that formed the handle, etc., etc.) See attached photo, this is the smaller of the walls they have covered with stock. Good luck. SMB
  4. Agree with JayG's comment about UHaul not being willing to rent the trailers if the tow vehicle doesn't have the power/brakes to handle the towed load, which is just good sense for all concerned. I have towed all of my 34 Mopars at one time or another on UHaul car trailers without problem. You might figure out what weighs about the same as your 36 but is more recent vintage because they have in the past asked me what I was towing and their book doesn't go back into the 30s. I also always bring a couple of extra tie-down straps with a ratchet. While they have front wheel straps and chains f
  5. Tom--The shocks in your photographs, #s 1460 K3E and 1460 J3E, are listed in my parts book as fitting a 33 PC. For the PD they show a similar number but K4E and J4E. SMB
  6. Tom--Just in case it might help in the search, my parts book shows "Vendor No. 1441A1G" for the Right rear and "Vendor No. 1441B1G" for the Left rear. I assume those are the Delco Lovejoy numbers because they use that type of number/letter designation and there is no Mopar number--which would typically be a 6XXXXX type number. Note that the PF and PG use the same shock as one another but it is NOT the same as the number for the PE, which is not surprising because the PE has a bigger frame than the PF and PG--6" versus 5" if I remember correctly. SMB
  7. Very busy this week, will shoot you a photo in a few days and then we can talk. See my prior email for my contact #.
  8. I assume you mean the one in the photo with the blue 34 door. Yes I do but it is going on my 34 humpback. Sorry.
  9. Or, there is a 33-34 truck cap that will fit, has no ram, just a large ridge. That will match up with the elongated shape of the grille shell at the rear of the filler hole. Some of those say 'DODGE' across the front, but I think those are for the big trucks with the larger, much heavier grille shells--I think those may be too big, but maybe not. Plain ones with the ridge look pretty nice but not so nice that somebody would steal them.
  10. Tom--Happy New Year to you from us in the colonies! Looking forward to further updates. On that topic, anything from Chris in Houston? Still haven't had any updates from him since the floods. Hope he and his 33 convertible are OK. Again, all the best to you in the coming new year. SMB
  11. I know Chris was down in the South Texas area, much of which ended up under water because of the recent storms. Hope it missed him and his convert. SMB
  12. You must have the same original parts books I have--every year that they age the print and numbers in them shrink! By the way, checked both my 34 parts books, Plymouth and Dodge, and neither lists any parts for or references any overdrive units. As noted above, the free-wheeling unit is something that was available in 34, both Plymouth and Dodge.
  13. I believe these were standard in 33-36 Plymouth cars and they also tend to show up in Dodge trucks from the same time period. I think you will find that at least the 34 Dodge cars (and perhaps later) have a very similar light but the beading on the bezel is different and the lens is a much more opaque color, almost a milk glass color. Fairly common dome light, show up on ebay all the time. SMB
  14. Here is a comparison of the cowls, grey one is a 34 PE, brown one is 34 DRXX. The Dodge is extended a few inches with what I would describe as a sheet metal box--not particularly elegant but I believe it is original. Hope all of this is a help.
  15. Couple of general comments with the background that I have had several 34 Plymouth PE models (coupe, convertible coupe, 4-dr sedan, all on the 114" wheelbase) and a 34 Dodge DRXX (the 'cheapo' Dodge, 117" wheelbase). Lots of variations but the coupe bodies for 34 basically interchange but they do not interchange with any of the 33 models (the rake on the A pillar is different, etc.). Doors on the PE coupe interchange with the Dodge coupes but note that there are differences in the coupe body doors because some came with vent windows and some did not. On the Plymouth, the PE and PF have vent
  16. Looking for various parts for my 1934 Plymouth PE convertible coupe. Specifically looking for the following: --Windshield frame top piece --Original windshield post knobs, with the locking pin assembly --Door window assemblies, both sides --Door garnish moldings, both sides Parts from a 33 convertible should work for the first two items but not for the window/garnish parts, those are unique to the 34 convertible. I will pay cash for these items or will TRADE for these items, have lots of 33-34 Plymouth and Dodge parts to trade including the following conve
  17. Here are a couple of comparison pictures. The door in primer is a 33, the other one a 34. While they are both 31" across at the center of the belt line, the 34 has much more slope to it than the 33 at the A-pillar. At the rear lower corner, the 34 is a thicker door. The last picture shows the top rear corner of a pickup door (which I have always believed were the same 33-34-first series 35 in the truck line) and you can see it is rounded off. Probably not too hard to modify from a passenger car door, as long as it was also a 33. Hope this helps. SMB P.S. I still need some front doo
  18. Dave-- My sympathies to you and Christiane. Having been there before you moved I know that must have been a chore! On the doors, the 33 doors at the A-pillar are more vertical than the 34 doors. 33 four door sedan doors will fit a 33 or 34 panel truck (not sure about a commercial sedan, never had one of those). You can use 33 car doors on an express (pickup) but you have to modify the upper rear corner at the B-pillar. The pickup door is rounded off while the coupe and sedan doors are squared off. Will shoot you some pictures later today, I just happen to have a bunch of doors out i
  19. They did make that change in 34 but only after a fairly significant run done the same way, painting most of the already plated shell. The change over to the stainless, 4 piece trim (ever try to find the little piece on the bottom?? Near impossible...) also brought about a change in the grille from 37 bars to 35 bars. In any event, I have always imagined what it would be like to have been in that meeting with the accountants: "You mean you guys have been plating the whole shell and then painting over most of it? That has got to stop!!". Car looking great as always, keep up the nice work.
  20. Tom-- Not much progress on the Dodge coupe, just collecting a few missing parts for the eventual tune up/brake job/etc. I know is needed before putting it back on the road. My father is aging and I am pledging to get my 34 PE convertible completed while he can still enjoy it with me, so any spare time I have had has gone into that one, finishing up the frame plumbing, etc. Still working for a living so that leaves me not a lot of time, but like most of us I do what I can. Glad to see yours are still progressing. SMB
  21. Tom--Those firewall stamped numbers show up on the coupes and convertible coupes and apparently were a body factory numerical run number. Don't, as far as I know, match up with the engine or body serial numbers. Have never seen them on the 4 door sedans and I have never had a 2-door so I don't know about those.
  22. Agree with Keiser on the ram hood ornament. The horn button in the same photo is 37 or 38 Dodge. The last photo is probably a trunk lid ornament for a 35. The similar ones in the other photo are grille shell 33-34 and the flatter one is spare cover or trunk rack, same years.
  23. If it was me, I would slide a wood block between the brace and the inner door panel, drill 2 quarter inch holes in the inner door panel, take the wood block out and clamp it up and plug weld the two of them together with my MIG. Probably the closest to a spot weld and won't give you another bump in the door panel to transmit through the upholstery.
  24. Chris--Maybe this will help. These pictures are from the inside passenger door of a 33 Plymouth convertible coupe, the one that provided the window frames I sent you. The top is connected with two round-head screws as shown in your diagram. Although the inside door panel has been cut away, you can see the remnants of what looks like two rivets, one on each of the outside ribs of the supporting piece, that look like they were installed about 1/2" above where the cut is, at the door panel bead. Looking for the inside door panel but can't seem to find it. SMB
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