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  1. Trying to contact Geoff Thorle or Thorpe in New Zealand. He had/has a Baker car. Anyone know him or his whereabouts please put me in contact with him. Thank you. John Worden PM me
  2. Thanks for the replies. A silver grill on a black truck seems like a nice contrast. John
  3. 1911 BAKER ELECTRIC LIGHT TRUCK Model O chassis for sale. Model # OE 11285 Lot # 138 2000 lb. rating. EXTREMELY RARE. I Saved it from the scrap yard. The wood spokes, wheel rims and solid rubber tires can be replicated. A simple wood flat bed and phone booth style cab could be constructed to resemble service bodies correct for the period. All new power and control components are available. Serious fabrication skills would be necessary as well. New electric trucks will soon be available and tours for vintage electrics are a thing now. Please notify me of the whereabouts
  4. We finished the restoration in 2015 of a 1915 Milburn Light Electric Coupe on it's 100th anniversary. Sixth Milburn built and earliest known to have survived. APOLOGIES FOR HIGHJACKING THIS THREAD.
  5. Did you find it and do you have questions? Thanks. John
  6. I don't know of a registry but I have chassis # OE11285 Lot # 138 which is a 1911 Baker Electric Light Truck. It is listed for sale on Ebay now. John
  7. Thank you. I like the contrast too. I'm leaning toward silver. I recently acquired a quart of DUPONT chrome aluminum alkyd enamel probably made in the 70s and no longer available. I think it would be perfect. Could you post a full view of your Tourer? Where they only available outside the US? John
  8. It's time to decide grill color on the 37 DB. The truck will be all black with red wheels and grey interior as original. Generally it appears that grill color was the same as body color. I wonder though if grill color was optional. Any thoughts on this? Thanks. John
  9. I suggest that you grind off the weld trying to leave as much of the underlying original metal in place initially. Carefully inspect the remains for indications of attachment to inner structure. Then remove enough more metal to expose the inner support structure. Working from the inner outward restore the structure and finish sheet metal to original contour. Attach hinges as intended with restored sets or replacements. It will will then become an exorcise in door fitment to properly place the hinges. It can be done. Luck. John
  10. See pics. I need the yellow metal strips ( right door and left door ) that fit at the front ( dog leg shape ) and rear edge ( straight ) of the door opening in a 37 Dodge Brothers P/up. Thanks. John
  11. Problem solved. I was trying an SAE bolt I thought was 1/2"- 20 It wouldn't go. It was metric. A 1/2-20 bolt fits perfectly. I should be able to find a suitable drain plug with that thread. Thanks for the suggestions. John
  12. I'll try 1/8 NPT but I think it will be too small.
  13. Drain hole not fuel pick up tube. Pick up tube is flared. Drain hole is not flared and 2/3 threads deep.
  14. Seems odd that it isn't a tapered thread plus it's a very shallow thread of only 3 or so threads. Once I figure out the thread I'll need a good fuel proof thread sealer.
  15. I would also like to know what female thread is in the tank drain hole. A flare nut fits and a pipe plug does not. I would have thought a pipe plug was used. John
  16. You betcha! Your parts saved the truck project. John
  17. Ok Dave. The tank can be junk other than the neck. Thanks. Be safe on the road. John
  18. Would anyone have an otherwise junk fuel tank they would cut the fill neck off of so I could solder it onto the pictured tank? I would like several inches of metal beyond the solder joint remaining for trimming and fitting purposes. Also what is the thread at the pickup tube? Thanks. John
  19. I have a 1911 Baker Model O Light Truck chassis for sale. It could be powered with a new electric system and a wood cab and flatbed built to resemble the original. The wood wheels can be duplicated with hard rubber tires. It would be very unique to say the least. I could build the truck if desired or portions of it. I have cars to finish before I could take it on. I'm asking $3000,00 for it as is. Thanks, John Please excuse if I already contacted you.
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