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  1. Notice the hacksaw blade and small pry bar in my pic. The large container of patience isn't visible. LOL
  2. Do proceed with caution when attempting to crank open that windshield. Getting the windshield to open on my car was an epic multi-day struggle. It was tightly sealed by some sort of thick foam weatherstripping that had hardened to something rock-like and bonded to both the windshield frame and the opening.
  3. Congratulation on acquiring such a neat car. Here's a thread about another recent D2 discovery. I listed production numbers for D2 models in the thread. And here's my own thread on my D2 four door sedan project.
  4. The guy I bought my D2 from somehow learned about a P1 touring sedan sitting in a field in NE PA. He couldn't remember the details but the car had been sitting outside for many years. Anyway he went up there and stripped everything worth saving from that P1. Headlamp buckets and stands, tail lamps, carb, radiator, hood halves, starter, generator, instrument cluster, knobs, handles, etc. The main reason the tail lamps don't fit my D2 is that I have a non-touring sedan and that body style has the tail lamps mounted to the rear fenders. Touring sedans have the tail lamps mounted to the sid
  5. I had a brain fart and said that the spares I have are from a standard sedan. No idea why I said that LOL because they are from a P1 touring sedan. I’ve corrected my earlier post. Beautiful Plymouth you have there. I like the color a lot. I’m surprised by how low on the the body the tail lamps are mounted.
  6. FWIW the windshield in my D2 sedan was cracked when I bought it and the good spare that came with the car came from a P1 touring sedan. At least all the other loose Plymouth parts that came with the car came from that P1. The project had been stalled for so long that the seller couldn’t remember.
  7. Left and right side stands are different. Is this a 4 door touring sedan (with trunk lid) or a 4 door "standard" sedan? Big difference in how the tail lights mount to the body (or fenders). I have a pair of very nice P1 touring sedan tail lights. They came with my 36 D2 and don't fit that car.
  8. Did you find a starter motor? If not I may have one from a P1. I know it CAME off a P1 but don't know if it was original to that car. Might be able to see the part number on it. Let's see...
  9. I was out running an errand earlier this afternoon and used a street that I haven't used for years. Suddenly I spotted the unmistakable rear end of a 1936ish DB parked in a driveway. This kind of thing has happened to me in the past and when I went back weeks later to inquire about an old car I 1) couldn't even find teh house again or 2) learned that said car belonged to a visitor who lived some distance away and the homeowner really had no interest in discussing the matter. I didn't want that to happen today so I quickly pulled into a side street and walked back to knock on the house door.
  10. Dodge was never a high end car. When Chrysler acquired Dodge they rolled it into the vehicle line hierarchy. Plymouth for the thrifty, Dodge if wanted a bit more power and styling, then DeSoto for a bit more than Dodge, then the Chrysler line up. At the very top was the Imperial. In 1933 America was in the depths of the Great Depression. Showing off your wealth with an ostentatious luxury car like Imperial/Packard/Duesenberg could result in vandalism of your car or worse. A lot of luxury car owners garaged their cars, keeping them out of sight of the general public. The rarity of op
  11. One of my dream cars! I tried to buy a b5 example from the original owner for about 10 years. I watched it slowly rot under a tree. Also an unmolested440 4-speed car. Heart-breaking to see it rot.
  12. I'd say there's a very good chance that you have a D3 or D4. Measure your car's wheelbase. The wheels on that blue car look like the P1 wheel that came with spare parts that were part of my D2 deal.
  13. Yes, that's the same production number (5996) of trunkless four door sedans that I've seen. The text looks identical to that in numerous publications I've read. Total D2 production: 265005 4 door touring sedans: 174334 2 door touring sedans: 37468 2 door business coupes: 32952 4 door sedans: 5996 2 door rumble seat coupes: 4317 2 door sedans: 2453 4 door, 7 passenger sedans: 1942 2 door convertible coupes: 1525 4 door convertible sedans: 750 Plus
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