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  1. Very beautiful. Mine was almost completely gone. I had all of mine with exception of the dash board replicated in blonde birds eye maple. It was the closest I could get to recreating the original Mottled Beige. I have yet to pull the dash board out, because I have to completely scratch build the entire floor from firewall to rear bumper and the rockers. These are some older pictures, I have had the car since December 2002 and stored it for a few years until I finished college. I had been working on it steadily for ten years until life happened. Career change, getting married, two back to back floods, and relocating to higher ground. But, thankfully the car and her parts were 6 ft in the air during both floods. The chassis is a completely restored and drivable unit with minor safety improvements. The body is on a rotisserie and the extensive metal work is underway. My engine is not painted in its original red either because I absolutely hate the color red. My car has been painted several times over the years, 3 different shades of green (and not knowing which shade is the correct one or the original one is baffling) a red oxide and then horribly "Catepillar" yellow. I bought it from a man, (whose father-in-law won it in some drunken poker game gone wrong) worked for the heavy equipment company and one day they were painting a bulldozer and well.......the "TijuanaTaxi" was born. Funny thing, Chrysler didn't offer yellow in 1941.
  2. You would be correct. As far as your production number and job number, I think Bill pointed out on your build card those numbers. If not, make up some random numbers or use an anniversary or birth date. Who would know the difference, and would you ever meet that person?
  3. Ok Dave, I spent hours trolling through my vast archives of '41 Chrysler photos. I have determined that that the 4SR is the number of doors and body type and trim level. So 4 doors, Sedan, and Royal. Yours would be CCS, Club Coupe, Saratoga
  4. I just looked at your previous thread regarding your transmission, I too had problems with mine, again due to the botched restoration. I spent an entire calendar year rebuilding mine at a mind blowing cost of $517.00 using NOS parts found on Ebay. As a mechanic, I followed the mechanics mantra of "you can have it good, fast, or cheap. Pick any two". After the rebuild and testing, it was suggested to me to put a five speed in it. Mine is also is not 100% original and I know the purest may balk, but what are you suppose to do with a one year only body and limited produced parts when your a high school teacher and no $$$? Purest can rest easy as any and all changes are bolt on and much to my wifes dismay, I have retained all original parts. There is something about keeping these old cars on the road that drives my soul.
  5. Dave, after checking my Preliminary P/N book, I found that the Blue Broadcloth for the C30 platform is code 780. The 770 code was for the C28 models. No, the T-3 would be the same as all Fluid Drives had an overdrive. Hope the updated information helps. -J.
  6. First of all, sorry for the delay in getting back with you. And second, according to my November 1940 Parts Numbers book, trim code 739 is not listed. However my book is the preliminary book for the 1941 model year. I would search a Parts Numbers book for that model year. Also, thank you for the tip regarding Chrysler history services. However, ever since Fiat took over D.C.J. that department has been cut way back. They can only provide me with a build date, dealership name and original owner's name. Information I have from the back of the owner's manual. Hope this helps you with your quest.
  7. I just moved into a new house. I will locate the box that the book is in on Monday.
  8. I have an original paint chip book and the light green paint and the paint code match perfectly. Maybe it was sprayed wrong from the factory, wouldn't that be neat? Thanks.
  9. I need some help to finish decoding my body tag. I also discovered that there are three different shades of green paint on my car. The tag states original color is Polo Green, however the entire inside, including the jambs and portions of the outside are a dark green. Would this be a primer? If so, (curve ball) there is a third shade of green (olive drab) under the serial number tag. On top of all of this, the Polo Green paint is found on all of the rubber jamb stops. Can I assume that this is a result from a repair on the right rear panel between the rear door and fender?
  10. Jack, thank you for your response. I am looking for a plunger to fit this kind of solenoid. I am however, interested in this one. What would like to have for it? Never hurts to have spare parts for spare parts.
  11. Looking for an early to mid '50s MoPar starter solenoid plunger for a Chrysler Newport with the flat six. I have a 1941 Chrysler that has lost the starter solenoid and replacements are between non-existent and "here's my first born". I figured out how to adapt the Newport solenoid to the starter, I just need the Newport plunger to make it work.