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  1. My thanks to everyone who replied to this post. I still haven't fully decided what to do with it, but there is an appealling symetry to driving it to the crusher, snapping a picture, and handing the keys over. The car, located in Kentucky, does turn heads, but it's an illusion. The aft part of the car is so rusted out that nothing holds the body to the frame. When crossing a rough railroad track, the rear body bounces up then slams back onto the frame. It has some good parts, notably the bumpers, glass, hood, trunk lid and seats, but unless anyone reading this knows of anyone that could use them, it is probably heading for recycling in the near future. Thanks again for your ideas and opinions. Doran
  2. My thanks to everyone who replied to this post. I still haven't fully decided what to do with it, but there is an appealling symetry to driving it to the crusher, snapping a picture and handing the keys over. The car, located in Kentucky, does turn heads, but its an illusion. The aft part of the car is so rusted out that nothing holds the body to the frame. When crossing a rough railroad track, the rear body bounces up then slams back onto the frame. It has some good parts, notably the bumpers, glass, hood, trunk lid and seats, but unless anyone reading this knows of anyone that could use them, it is probably heading for recycling in the near future. Thanks again for your ideas and opinions. Doran
  3. I'm trying to figure out what to do with this 165,000 mile car. Bought new, it has never left the family. It looks a lot better than it is, having a serious case of frame rot (especially aft of the rear axle), and some serious body rust as well. Its original engine, a V6, has been replaced with a 307 cu in V8 from a 1987 donor Olds. Carb and distributor have been replaced with non computer models. It all works, but not quite right, suffering a power loss in the mid rpm range. On the plus side, it has many nice, original parts. The scrap price is $240/ton. I'm tempted to go that route, but I hate to see such a loyal servant come to that end, especially if there is a better option in the antique car community. I do not deem it an appropriate cantidate for restoration, given the rust. It is licensed and insured and gets driven occassionally. Let me know if you might have a better idea than recycling. Thanks for the help. Doran<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  4. I'm trying to figure out what to do with this 165,000 mile car. Bought new, it has never left the family. It looks a lot better than it is, having a serious case of frame rot (especially aft of the rear axle), and some serious body rust as well. Its original engine, a V6, has been replaced with a 307 cu in V8 from a 1987 donor Olds. Carb and distributor have been replaced with non computer models. It all works, but not quite right, suffering a power loss in the mid rpm range. On the plus side, it has many nice, original parts. The scrap price is $240/ton. I'm tempted to go that route, but I hate to see such a loyal servant come to that end, especially if there is a better option in the antique car community. I do not deem it an appropriate cantidate for restoration, given the rust. It is licensed and insured and gets driven occassionally. Let me know if you might have a better idea than recycling. Thanks for the help. Doran
  5. I've been calling the KY DOT this morning and getting the same kind of ambiguous answers to towing questions that many of you who posted here have reported. The question is simple, why is the answer so elusive. I will tow my own enclosed trailer (6500# empty), containing my own car (~3500#), with my own 1-ton pickup truck to car shows within 500 mi. of my home. It's just a hobby. Should the license plate on my tow vehicle be weight rated? Do I need to stop at weigh stations? If so, what kind of papers do I need? etc, etc, etc... In the absence of clear answers from the DOT, I'll just hook up and go, the same as if I was pulling the boat to the lake. Will that work??? Doran
  6. Got the answer, its a 1928 Plymouth, Model Q, front passenger side door handle.
  7. This handle has been in use for the past 47 years on the trunk of a '34 Plymouth. Now that I have the correct handle for the '34, I'd like to return this handle to its proper vehicle. Does anyone know what its original vehicle and door was. It fit the Plymouth perfectly, so perhaps that's a clue.
  8. Thanks for checking. Doran
  9. You are correct! On the flat spot of the rear edge at the 8 o'clock position I found the following number: 918278. Does that help us find out what it fits?
  10. Thank you palbuick. Yes, part 918414 is what I hoped I had and what I am now searching for to fit the '34 Plymouth PE. Do you have any idea what car would use the lens that I do have? The PE lens is slightly taller than wide, while the one I have is round with a 8 5/8" diameter. I appreciate your assistance.
  11. The three attached photos are of a TILTRAY lens for a MOPAR. The lens is circular with a total diameter of 8 5/8". The DPDC logo is at the top and the TILTRAY logo at the bottom. The lens has 3 flat spots on its rear edge, one at 12 o'clock (1/2" wide), the second at 6 o'clock (1" wide) and the third at 8 o'clock (7/8" wide). What will it fit? I needed it to fit a '34 Plymouth PE measuring 8 3/8" tall by 8 1/4" wide, but it doesn't. Still need one!
  12. doranj

    It's a what?

    I knew about REO trucks, but not the cars. Interesting - thanks.
  13. doranj

    It's a what?

    See how the louvers on the right front hood side each get shorter and arc downward from front to back. I don't remember seeing that on a car before. The photo was made in or near Los Angeles. The little girl is 82 now and doing fine. Is REO, Ransome Olds?
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