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Taylormade

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  1. The shock rebuild starts on page 14 and finishes on page 15. Sometimes, depending on the way you have your settings, your page numbers may not match up with mine. Just in case, the posts were posted starting on January 24, 2015, so you can check the date posted to find them. Let me know if you need any other information. The rear shocks a slightly larger, but come apart and go together in exactly the same way as the fronts.
  2. I’ll find the page numbers for you tomorrow - too full of turkey to move tonight.
  3. Just a quick hint - if you need to put the windows back in your car, be sure to do it before you reach the age of 60. I waited until I was 74 and am paying the price. Aside from the fact that I cannot bend over more than 5 degrees after a day in the garage, everything is going fine. Getting the window lever into the slots in the glass channel is one of the most frustrating jobs I have ever attempted - especially the front windows. I would have loved to meet the guy at the factory that did this job and ask him how the heck he accomplished it on a moving assembly line.
  4. Not sure if my 32 Dodge Brothers has the same setup, but mine has two rollers on the crank mechanism that slide onto a channel along the bottom of the window. There are two open slots in the channel that have to be lined up with the roller before they can be pulled free. As I remember - it’s been five years - they were a real pain to get off. I’m about to put mine back on and I’m not looking forward to it!
  5. I'm also putting in the door latch activators and the window cranks inside the doors. You have to install both before you put the glass back in. It's a bit tricky fishing them through the holes in the doors, but I managed to get them in place without much of a problem. Window crank in place. Door latch mechanism installed. I have two good door latch mechanisms - both on the drivers side, and two that need to be rebuilt. This is the driver front door mechanism. It obviously still needs cleanin
  6. Installing the window weatherstripping today. I have been trying to figure out a way to seal the opening between the outside of the window glass and the body. From all I can discover, there never was a seal/wiper in there. I didn't want to redesign the car, but I wanted a little protection from water and debris simply falling through the opening and landing in the bottom of the door. There are several holes in the bottom of the door that the factor apparently thought would solve the problem. My solution isn't perfect, but it will offer some protection - I hope. This is the rea
  7. What, exactly, is a skip - other than stepping from one foot to another with a bounce? Just another arrogant American questioning off shore parlance. 😀
  8. Putting the windows in. Amazing how much you forget after five years. Just fitting things up and going through the procedure in my mind and I discovered you have to put the door handle mechanism in before you install the window, The window channel passes through the door handle mechanism. Put the channel and window in first and there's no way to install the door mechanism. I'm glad I thought it through before I did my usual charge ahead with no forethought. I'd be out in the garage removing the freshly installed windows if I had. The window channels fit nicely. I have the rearmost pass
  9. auburnseeker, I do have a manifold. I can't believe I remembered I had it! It took some searching and just as I was about to give up, I found it on a top shelf in the garage. I sent you a PM with photos. I hope it's what you need. It either came off my 48 Plymouth or my 50 Dodge Wayfarer Sportabout - can't remember which.
  10. I got mine from Restoration Specialties and Supply Company. Page 113 in their catalog- they have a downloadable PFD catalog on their site. Look under top dressing. They had the padding when I purchased mine, but it’s now listed as out of stock. The wood you’re going to have to make yourself or find a local woodworker to do it for you. I hope there is enough original wood left for patterns. At least it’s a coupe - much easier than a sedan.
  11. Do you need just the fabric and padding, or the top wood also?
  12. Take off the hood, then remove the front fenders and grill as a unit. Then you have access to the motor with no problems. It’s how I did my 48 Plymouth and it made things easy.
  13. I agree with Fossil, my similar 32 Dodge Brothers has lots of room and an adjustable seat. I’m 6’2’’ and fit fine. I’d rather not discuss my weight, thank you.
  14. The car was rented for “Spider Baby” for $100 per day - more than the actors were paid. Chaney, as the nominal star, reportedly did the film for a flat $2500. It’s also the car in ‘Some Like It Hot” that pulls into the garage and unloads George Raft and his hoods before they machine gun the opposing gangster faction.
  15. I’m very lucky to have a Dodge Brothers automobile. Our site is extremely active and has been since I joined in 2013. A majority of the posts seem to center on prewar models, and the similarities in parts and construction by the marque make most posts useful for many readers. I’m getting used to the new format, but much prefer the previous iteration.
  16. Thanks everyone, forum member Knobless has them and I just ordered some. Thanks for the info.
  17. Here’s a laugh. While trying to help JPB1933, I ended up taking a closer look at my door latch mechanisms. It turns out one of my springs is also missing. Three were fine, but my passenger side rear latch is minus the spring. So, I will soon have a documented explanation on how to replace the spring - or perhaps how not to.
  18. I need some help. I remember seeing a post where someone on the site was offering reproductions of a metal part - a four tabbed plate that fits on the door latch mechanism on thirties Mopars. Here is the part I'm talking about. And the back side showing the four tabs. I've done numerous site searches and have come up with nothing. Anybody remember this?
  19. I need some help. I remember seeing a post where someone on the site was offering reproductions of a metal part - a four tabbed plate that fits on the door latch mechanism on thirties Mopars. Here is the part I'm talking about. And the back side showing the four tabs. I've done numerous site searches and have come up with nothing. Anybody remember this?
  20. I need some help. I remember seeing a post where someone on the site was offering reproductions of a metal part - a four tabbed plate that fits on the door latch mechanism on thirties Mopars. Here is the part I'm talking about. And the back side showing the four tabs. I've done numerous site searches and have come up with nothing. Anybody remember this?
  21. The bracket may be slightly different, but I believe the spring is the same. It's purpose Is to return the handle back to position after you rotate it to open the door. The spring forces the handle back through pressure on the rotating plate (attached to the flat rod that connects to the outside door mechanism) and then snaps into the notch to hold it in place. Since I don’t want to remove the spring for obvious reasons, the picture I sent is the best I can do. It appears to be very close to the one you purchased, if not an exact duplicate. Going by ply33’s advice, you need to take the pl
  22. The spring you purchased goes in this end of the assembly - as you just said the inside door handle. Here is the side that faces toward the outside. You can see the spring you are talking about, one end of which notches in the slot on the part that turns. To replace the spring, you may have to remove the plate above it. This is done by carefully bending the four tabs that hold it on to the larger plate. You can see them in this view from the other side. All my springs were good, so I have never changed one. I'll leave it to foru
  23. Are the pics I posted like your mechanism? Are you talking about the outside door handle or the inner handle? As far as I (and ply33) know, what I posted should be the same as what you have. Have you removed the mechanism from your door, or is it still in there?
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