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  1. Most bumpers in this era were aftermarket items. The mounting brackets look correct for the period (attaching to the front horns of the frame where the front of the spring shackle is also mounted). It look adjustable in the width of the brackets, so again probably multiple applications.
  2. No. 7 is the D version Lesney Matchbox or maybe a Dinky. The wheels make me think dinky but they could be change pretty easily. Late 60s to early 70s.
  3. 72caddy

    What is it..

    This. So one person can bleed it themselves. I have one just like it.
  4. I must be an oddball for currently owning a DB, Cadillac, Ford, Mercedes, Nissan, Honda, Kawasaki, and Acura...
  5. There is a 1948 DeSoto for sale near me. Craiglist in Huntsville, Al. Price is $1500. States it has the motor but no photos of the motor. Or interior. Not affiliated. Hope this helps.
  6. You could probably go to the marine tracker web site and enter the ships name and find out exactly where it is. It's a neat site that shows all marine traffic....
  7. Believe this is a 69. The 68 is on my wish lis.
  8. Pass on this. VWs used a body pan and this one needs replacing. Patching won't be that safe. The door bottoms should be checked as I suspect they are shot. The roof will never be the same since the metal has stretched. Sorry to be a wet blanket but this is a real challenge. For $2500 - $4000 for a better car may seem like a lot but you would be way more into this one in parts and time very quickly.
  9. This. This is the one thread I immediately go to when I am online. Hands down one of the most impressive skill sets I have seen.
  10. Nice car! Comparing it to my 1919 I do notice a few things that you may want to see if they would be the same for your car. I noticed that the top hold down brackets on the front bow have a bolt head. On mine the are more like propeller shaped so you could easily loosen and tighten them. I also noticed that you have a modern spark plugs wire separator right at the manifold level. On my car there is a small wooden block that is bolted to the manifold for this purpose. I don't see the oil level rod between the front and second cylinder casting on the driver side of the engine. Is the rod sunk? A common issue but it can only be fixed by removing the oil pan, which is a pain. The manifold to exhaust pipe looks strange to me but I haven't looked at my car in so long it may be the same. If you need photos of what I describe just let me know. Yours does look like a 1920 or newer because it has the slanted windshield. Mine is straight up and down. The top rests that Trimacar mentions can be seen in the photos supplied by others to compare top rear windows. Mine has the square rear window but I know it is not original. These top rests are VERY hard to find. Many get straight bars made in the meantime to support the top and not let it completely rest on the spare. It does seem the nickel has been rubbed off the headlight bezels, but I like the look. The bezels were mostly German silver (not shiny) other than the war years where they were black. Lastly the serial number is on the passenger side crossmember forward of the front seat. Pull the floor board up and you should see a very faint 6-7 digit number stamped in the metal. Numbers are about 1/2 tall. Hope this helps!
  11. Wheel dollies. If they can hold the weight with the wheels on they should hold the weight without wheels.
  12. The metal taps on each side remind me of a telegraph. Maybe the wheel was driven by a belt and this somehow created current?
  13. My father drove a 1959 English Ford Escort (the 2 door wagon) here in the deep south as his daily driver for 20+ years. He said it was a competitor to the VW bug at the time. I learned to drive on that car, very forgiving. Slow. It was at least three different colors after 1969 - long story there.