Douglas Gilmore Brown

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About Douglas Gilmore Brown

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  • Birthday 07/20/1951

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    Freedom, Maine
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    1937 Dodge Convertible sedan - decent older restoration
    1936 Dodge Convertible sedan - junkyard rescue
    1937 Dodge Convertible sedan - junkyard rescue
    1935 Plymouth Cabriolet - partly completed restoration or street rod candidate
    1986 VW Cabriolet - Trusty daily driver
    1981 VW Rabbit diesel pickup
    3 Cushman 3 wheelers, 1950's and 1960s
    1951 Ford 8n tractor

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  1. Thanks, KURTRUK. I suspected it was from an A body, but didn't know that also were for the B's. Clever Mopar badge engineering of 50 years ago.
  2. Indian Motorcycle 1930 1940's sidecar wheels and fenders ? While this site is devoted to cars, not motorcycles, and especially not boats, please read on. I spotted an old trailer that looked to be made from motorcycle parts in 2002 while doing a construction job in Lamoine, Maine; which is just across the bay from Bar Harbor. Eventually I met the owner, who told me that it was a trailer for a tender for a Herreschoff yacht (which were abundant in Bar Harbor before the 1947 fire ). In response to my offer, he had no interest in selling it, or giving any more information about its origin. Four days ago, I got a call form an antique dealer to whom I had mentioned it to back then. The man who I talked to in 2002 had sold the property, and the mysterious Herreschoff trailer had been sent to a nearby junkyard; from whence we rescued it. Now, since Herreschoff was in Rhode Island, I suspect that the parts for this trailer were sourced from Indian, in Massachusetts. I am not even sure if it was built by Herreschoff, but it looks to be professionally manufactured. Anyway, the fenders look like they would have been for a sidecar. They are about 6 1/2 inches wide by 34 inches long. The wheels are 18 inches in diameter. Tires; One is marked MICHELIN 4.00 S 18 The other is marked IRC in diamond, INOUE GRAND HIGH SPEED 4.00 H 18 4 P.R. Springs are 1 1/4 inch wide, and 40 inches from center of the two "eyes". Distance from center of each spring on axle is 47 inches. Did Indian even make a trailer style axle, or would this have been made up from 2 sidecar axles?
  3. A few years ago, I had one with a very similar band holding the lens to the housing. It was Chevrolet, from about 1925 0r 1926. BUT, there are much better experts on this site than me; so see what they say.
  4. Judging from the old style DPCD logo etched on its lower corner, this looks like a Mopar Hardtop rear quarter window. In addition to the logo, there is "SAFEGUARD SOLID TEMPERED, SAFETY GLASS, and AS2 M5 29. The glass has 2 mounting holes on the bottom edge, and is about 26 1/4 inches long by 16 1/2 inches high. I'm guessing it might be a late 60's or early 70's Plymouth Valiant or Dodge dart 2 door hardtop. Is this right, and if so, what years?
  5. George Sprowl of Searsmont has been very skillfully restoring old Fords since the mid 1960's. If he doesn't do rebabbiting, he would know somebody who does.
  6. The boy is wearing what looks like one of those thin plastic fireman's hats the Hartford insurance company used to give out at schools during National Fire Prevention Week back in the late 1950's.
  7. These two window regulators were in a lot of mostly Model A stuff I bought a few years ago. (As it is snowing here in Maine, with 2 inches on the ground, I'm cleaning out boxes of old stuff in the garage.).
  8. From an estate lot of a mechanic who ran a garage from about 1926 until the early 1960's. He had this marked "CAD". Is it from a Cadillac, and just what is it ? It is 14 inches long.
  9. 1937 Packard 115C Left hand front fender brace wanted. My friend is restoring a 1937 Packard 115C 3 window coupe that had been stored in a Maine barn since 1956. It has the six cylinder engine. The car is nice and straight, but had an accident back in the day, and it needs a decent left hand front fender brace. This is the piece that attaches to the radiator support, and arches over the front wheel and attaches to the outside edge of the front fender. Anybody out there have one of these?
  10. I have a steering wheel, steering column jacket, the steering gear, and the attached steering shaft. For the floor shift model. I have pictures. I Will sell separate parts
  11. Thanks for your help! Your knowledge of the Ford numbering system is amazing.
  12. Can anyone I D this FoMoCo rear wiew Mirror? Looks like the style of the late 1960's or early 1970's ? Has markings of HL FT 21 , C9AJ - 17682, and FoMoCo in a rectangle
  13. 1937 Packard 115C Left hand front fender brace wanted. My friend is restoring a 1937 Packard 115C 3 window coupe that had been stored in a Maine barn since 1956. It has the six cylinder engine. The car is nice and straight, but had an accident back in the day, and it needs a decent left hand front fender brace. This is the piece that attaches to the radiator support, and arches over the front wheel and attaches to the outside edge of the front fender. Anybody out there have one of these? Should I post this in the Packard forum? If so, please let me know.
  14. Thank you for your response, C Carl. That's a nice looking LaSalle. From what shows in the picture, it looks like a nicely preserved original car. It looks like the bumper center piece is the same for front and rear; and from some other pictures I have viewed, I'd say it is the same as the one used on 1937 Cadillacs. Which makes sense, as 1937 was a recession year; car sales were low, and even GM had so save on costs. Do the hubcaps on your 1937 LaSalle have this same center medallion on them? The one on the bumper center piece would have to have a curve to fit the curvature of the bumper center piece, but I'd guess that material the medallion is made of would be flexible enough to work. If you can measure the diameter of the hubcap medallion and see it is the same as that of the bumper center piece medallion, that would be very helpful. That is, I would then know if a hubcap medallion would fit on the bumper center piece.
  15. This is 3 questions about the rippled chrome plated steel 1937 Bumper center piece for Cadillac and LaSalle cars. First, are they the same for both the front and rear bumpers? Second, are they the same for Cadillac and LaSalle? Third, is the brass medallion that fits in the center of them the same medallion that was in the center of the hubcaps for that year? Thanks for any information you may have. The first picture is of a bumper center piece that I have. The second and third pictures are of a LaSalle hubcap center medallion that was on ebay. It looks about the same size as the center circle on my bumper center piece, but no measurements were given for it.