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Taylormade

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Thanks everyone, forum member Knobless has them and I just ordered some. Thanks for the info.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. The rubber extrusions I bought from Metro Rubber to seal the space between the windows and the door frames are not going to work. They are too wide and not really flexible enough, and just bind when I try to roll the window up or down. Without anything there, water just runs down the window and into the inside of the door. Restoration Specialties sells what they call belt weatherstrips for this purpose, but they appear to be more of a whisker type material and I'm not sure they would seal out water. I'm also not sure how I would attach them. When I took the car apart, there was nothing th
  12. I know the original poster was a newbie. I wonder if the information above was what he was looking for?
  13. Okay, let's see if this helps. Here is a complete latch assembly. All four are basically the same, the rear doors having a shorter arm and the passenger and driver sides being mirror images of each other. I assume this is the spring you are referring to. These are the three main pieces of the latch. Are these the pivot points you are talking about? If so, buy a bag of these from Hanson Rivet and Supply Company. They fit perfectly.
  14. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow. I believe I have a solution for the missing pivot pin if we are talking about the same thing.
  15. Do you mean the latch mechanism? My 32 Dodge Brothers may be similar, but it uses a spiral spring not a leaf spring. I can post pictures if you think it would help.
  16. I'm currently restoring a 1932 Dodge Brothers sedan which is very similar to this car, so I know what is involved in finishing the restoration. Is it your wish to have the car restored and then returned to the family, or for someone to buy the car and then restore it? If I didn't have my own project, I would give this some serious thought. Unfortunately, project cars of this type seem to be languishing in many garages around the country. The cost of the restoration would be far more than the car is worth, so it would have to be a labor of love as I'm sure it was with Bill. In my case, my
  17. I thought the “hood” looked finished in the photos - until I realized you were referring to the convertible top. A really nice job that definitely looks period correct.
  18. Thanks, I needed that. I don’t drink coffee, but the rest is great advice. And you’ll be pleased to know the front bumper and one of the hubcaps you sold me are on the car.
  19. I live near St. Louis. Send me a PM.
  20. Well, in a moment of sheer desperation (for me at least) and amazing fortitude, I managed to completely disassemble the entire rear end of Daphne. I disconnected the rear from the springs and then took the springs off the frame - all to install two rubber crush washers. I made the washers from a sheet of 3/16th inch rubber sheet which I bought off EBay for five bucks. Steele has these for 7 bucks and change apiece, and I'm not sure they are the right size for my car, so making them was the next best thing. I used a hole cutter to cut out the washers.
  21. That simple task I talked about in the last post - just turned into a major project. After I assembled the rear end several years ago, I discovered there were supposed to be rubber thrust washers between the front of the rear spring eye and the hanger bracket. I made the washers from a sheet of 3/16th inch rubber and figured I could just pull the hanger bolt and slip in a washer on each side and replace the bolt. Wrong! The washers don’t slip in, they have to be placed on each side of the spring eye and then slid into place. Long story short, I had to remove the springs from the axle and
  22. Back off the brake drums. Make sure you have the axle nut screwed on loosely. Tighten the puller by banging on the ends of the rotating ends with a sledge hammer. Let it sit for an hour or two, then bang on the ends again. Keep at it. Go to bed. Wake up in the middle of the night to a loud bang as the drum lets loose. Go out to the garage and thank your lucky stars that the axle nut prevented the drum from flying off and punching a hole in the garage wall. Move to opposite drum and repeat procedure. They will come off eventually - unless you
  23. Finally finished the floors. I had to order the correct slotted mounting screws - everything has gone Phillips lately at the local hardware store. Same for the wood screws. Thank god for the Bolt Depot. Even they didn't have the larger slotted head screws that hold down the floor section with the battery cutout. They are 3/8 - 24. Luckily, I had all four so it wasn't an issue. I'm still puzzled why Dodge Brothers went with wood floors in 1932. The body is all steel. There is no wood in the doors - even for attaching points - yet the entire stretch of the floor is made up of four wood
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