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leomara

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  1. Hi Tex 49, I'm a little late in this game. Rear fenders for a Model 72 roadster? If so please send some photos....Thank you. Leo
  2. OK Don Quixote.........and for Walt G, thank you I will follow up with some measurements.
  3. Beautiful automobiles. Was there any pre-war back to 1920's representation?
  4. On the Zenith question, I have a 1928 Model 72 which came with a Zenith 10184 when I bought it. Haven't got it started yet but carbking posted it would do well.......
  5. Regarding windshields, I have a 1928 Model 72 Sport Roadster and my windshield does fold, however I believe the 1928 Model 72 Standard Roadster did not have a folding windshield. Speculation on my part, maybe someone else can concur..........
  6. Hi, you can also look for a 1928 Model 72 roadster bumper because they are the same.
  7. Look under my posts regarding wheel pullers, however the information may not be accurate. Use a digital caliper gauge to determine the exact diameter of your hubs before you buy anything.
  8. I haven't a clue but you might, please help.
  9. My 1928 Chrysler Model 72 Roadster came with these in a box but to my chagrin they don't belong. Can someone shed some light?
  10. Hey Viv, thanks for the great photos of your top irons, they will assist when looking for mine. I've taken some more photos, first my stanchions which are the same at the top but my windshield swivels from the bottom unlike yours. The top attaching brackets are reproductions made for Jay Astheimer, however I believe the thumbscrews are originals. Then there are the mounting brackets on the body for the top. The top iron hunt is on!
  11. Viv w, this is GREAT! Exactly what I needed to see (but didn't want to know). Here I was so tranquil in thinking Wow, I'm so lucky to have irons and bows for my restoration only to find they are not correct. I will post some more photos later today. Thank you so much. Leo Here is another photo of the ends of my bows. Regarding Prop Nuts, it appears the thread on my car is the same as a Model A Ford 7/16 - 14. I notice in your photos you have a type of large thick bolt threaded to the body behind the prop nut, have not seen any of those for sale.....
  12. Yeah, the set of irons I have and the bows look nothing like that. I'm suspecting that my top parts were salvaged from some other car unless someone can tell me different. Hear are some photos.
  13. viv w, much to my chagrin I've come to that very conclusion.......
  14. Thanks Ben, it's very hard to imagine (visualize) how the irons go on the car and function, it's even harder if they are not the correct irons!
  15. Not so. I discovered the roadster fenders have an outside span between the bead of 7 1/5 inches while the sedan fender span is only 5 3/4 inches. Enough to dive you crazy......
  16. Does anyone have detailed photos of the folding top showing the irons, bows, related connecting hardware and how the folding top assembly attaches to the car body? I'm willing to pay a modest amount for anyone willing to take these photos.
  17. Hi 28 Chrysler, right you are. The rear fenders on my 1928 model 72 roadster have the twin beads like the pair in my photo. Why the fender stamped model 72 does not is a mystery. You are also correct that a coupe will not fit a sedan but what I want my body person to do is marry the body mounting section from my roadster fenders to the sedan fenders because they are excellent. The fender outside, front and rear bottom contours are the same. My roadster fenders are dented up really bad. See photos.
  18. I was attempting to find replacements for my rear fenders because they look like a Hubbard squash with many dings, dents and cracks. Looking for replacements has left me in need of an education because of the small differences I've found and cannot explain. In the first photo we have a NOS Model 72 sedan fender, ( I know for certain because on the inside there is stencil lettering identifying it) notice there is only one bead on the outside part of the fender. In the second photo we have a pair of matched fenders which appear to be exactly the same on the outside edge but their bolt pattern and contour on the body side is very different. And they also have this second bead on the inside of the fender. I do not believe they are from a model 72. Can't find any documentation to explain what I have here. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
  19. The unit I pulled from my gas tank still has two cork floats in tact not damaged but covered with some black stuff? I bought two neoprene floats to replace these but if it's not broken I sincerely believe "don't fix it". I'm reluctant to cut these two floats off and trying to secure the two new ones on this wire rod without doing damage that cannot be repaired. Recommendations please.
  20. Looking at the McMaster-Carr online site there are several types of rolled fabric webbing 1 1/2 inches wide which can be used to replace the straps on Hassler shocks (snubbers). The question is strength. These webbings are rated at a breaking strength of 2200 lbs for cotton with a nylon core up to 5100 lbs for nylon. Does anyone know what the composition and strength was attributed to the original fabric straps used on Hassler shocks?
  21. Hi Sasha39, thank you, yes there are some similarities and then differences too. For instance the Hassler shock has the wound spring inside the canister and the "strap" attaches outside using a two sided metal bracket that pinches the strap between it and uses rivets to hold it in place. A metal pin appears to be how the bracket holding the strap is attached to the end of the spring which protrudes from the canister. I like the way the Watson shock has a procedure to attach the strap to the frame and then tighten the tension by winding the spring inside the canister. I've not figured out how this is done with the Hassler's. Inside the Hassler canister is the spring bathed in chassis grease from an external zerk fitting. I don't really know if I'm going to get into cleaning out any of that mess because these shocks were not known for being that effective even when they were new. I will change the straps hopefully with something that will not break causing me to loose the bolted clip which holds the strap to the lug on the frame while driving. Here is another thought that I posted under the technical heading: Looking at the McMaster-Carr online site there are several types of rolled fabric webbing 1 1/2 inches wide which can be used to replace the straps on Hassler shocks (snubbers). The question is strength. These webbings are rated at a breaking strength of 2200 lbs for cotton with a nylon core up to 5100 lbs for nylon. Does anyone know what the composition and strength was attributed to the original fabric straps used on Hassler shocks? Quote Edit Report
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