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1920 Touring Car Fenders & Misc.


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I'm 20 years old and recently got a complete 1920 Dodge Touring Car in need of total restoration. It had apparently been sitting since 1946 or so in a barn in Texas. I live in central Massachusetts and you never find a car that has been sitting like condition this is in. The body is great, nice and straight and solid with just surface rust. I have the top irons but the wood bows are mostly gone. I'll need to find some patterns or something for those. It doesn't run at the moment but the engine does seem to turn over freely. Both front fenders are in really rough shape (looks like it wasn't stopped in time at the end of the garage or something) and I was wondering how many model year dodge fenders will fit this car when I start to search for some. I must admit I haven't really done much with the car since I got it a few weeks ago because we're moving to a new house this month but I hope to get into it this winter. My other question is- I can't seem to get it into any gears. Its like its stuck in neutral. My friend who has a 1925 dodge touring car said he has a transmission lock but I couldn't really find one on mine. I tried rolling the car and using the clutch and putting pressure on the shifter all at the same time but nothing. I'm not worried right now because I'm going to take it apart but just wanted to know if there's anything I'm missing. I have seen some pictures of Dodges with and witout head light bars. Mine doesn't have one and I don't think it ever did, just brackets mounthing straight up from the fenders. What is the deal with this? Also I'm looking around right now for wooden spoked wheels for this car. It came to me with 1928/1929 Ford Model A wheels that were "adapted" to the dodge with home made wooden plywood hubs. So if anybody has some I'm interested. When I was 15 I got a 1930 Model A pickup after cutting many lawns that I'm just finishing up restoration on. So after the Model A I decided to find a Dodge so here I am.

Any help is appreciated,

Thanks

Dave

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Hi Dave , welcome to the club ! you have come to the right place. everybody on this site are very helpfull and knolagable. I have a 1916 and a 1917 Touring cars and a 23 station wagon.

I'll send you pictures of all them

your headlights never had a bar

I'm having some top bows made for my 1917

I'll get the info for you GOOD LUCK , MARK

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First, get a manual for your car{I'm pretty sure the AACA library has a '20 they can copy for you}, or borrow your buddy's, it would be pretty close. If the engine turns over I'm betting it will run. Shoot a little of your favorite oil in the cylinders, hold your finger over the spark plug hole and see that all the cylinders have compression.If your fenders aren't too ugly you may want to fix them. Shipping on fenders will kill you. Make plans now to come to Hershey Fall show. Did I say I have dinner tickets for the DBC dinner Fri. night of Hershey?

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