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Hi all,I just recently picked up a 1924 Lincoln 7 Pass. Limo. I need a few parts incluning a rear spare tire rack,1 door handel,shift knob,two rims for the dual side mounts and some other odds & ends.Thanks for your time.Alex Trepanier.

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does the 1924 7 pass. limo have rear spares and dual sidemounts? What size wheels are on it , 21" or 23"

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I actually had a lincoln guru over today and he said it had the rear tire mount and that the side mounts were added by someone the wierd part is that another lincoln that was on this site had them as well.I can fill them but need a rack first.:) 21 inch

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I have a complete rear dual spare rack from a 1926 Lincoln but it has 23" rims on it.

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I guess your recent aquisition is the complete car from the LA car recycler. You really need to season advice from experts with your own reading and research.

Hugo Pfau of LeBaron wrote his book "Custom Body Era" from his inside experience of the industry, for our knowledge and benefit, 40-odd years ago. Ray Wolff gave me his address and recommended I write to him about 1970.

Custom body builders had to do modifications to chassis delivered to them on occasions, to accomodate the requests of their customers. Making special mudguards (fenders) was routine and straightforward. Different radiator and styling was probably a more extreme alteration; and they even had an outside engineering firm who specialised lengthen the chassis frame. Early Lincoln were a particular problem in this, because there would need to be an extra crossmember fitted to pivot the front of the torquetube, and that linked by a short jack-shaft to the drive from the gearbox. The "someone"who fitted the provision for sidemont spares was almost certainly Judkins; and the similarity between the front guards on yours and those of the one I bought from Perry probably indicates that they likely built the largely missing body from mine also.

The existing survivor of the very few Lincolns that came here originally has a cast bronze rear spare mounting. Colin said that when he was in the car at a local event, someone told him there had been another scrapped about 80 miles west of there. When the man described that bronze rear spare mount Colin said he had reason to believe him. Very few 60 degree V8 Lincolnscame to Australia, probably for either of two reasons. That placement of the starter/generator makes them difficult to convert to right hand drive; and there were legal risks in importing and selling them here because there was already a company in Sydney that had been building a six cylinder side valve engined car called the "Lincoln Pioneer Six" for about 10 years till the mid 1920's. They were made from proprietry American components.

Do not be persuaded by expert advice if it does not make sense. Two spares was neither universal nor overkill: Two sidemount spares plus another at the back would certainly be a reasonable choice for a driver with three heads.

The car here is a shorter wheelbase sedan. Colin says it is pushed around in a crosswind. You are likely to experience similar with a larger "sail". It should be fun to own and drive, though.

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Thank you for the info, Also just for kicks the car I bought was advertised as a judkinks body but the tags actually say brunn body. And Howard Henkels of Southern California Claims to have owened this car from 1954-1957 he said it did not have duals then?He also shared with me the history which he knew.The car origanilly was in alaska and own by a woman of all things!

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There is a good double-check you can do if the original seats are there. You look inside the seat spring bases for a maker's ticket. Those that remain from my long wheelbase 1927 orn 28 Stutz sedan had the customer of the F R Atkinson Spring Co identified as "LeBaron Inc". So Hugo Pfau was definitely right on that one, as he should if he had designed it as he said.

As to the front mudguards, by comparison with those on mine which is yet to be shipped, you would have to believe that they are correct Lincoln, even if transferred from another car. It is quite understandable that someone could have done that post 1957 if he is correct. Purpose in that could have been to make it look higher class, or to leave more room in a garage behind the car.

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As luck would have it, I am the new owner of this particular Lincoln. I find it to be a Brunn designed 7 passenger sedan (134 series) The twin sidemounts are definitely aftermarket. I am also looking for a pair of 21" rims. Some inside door handles and pulls and window winder handles. Would like to connect with other Lincoln L Model owners.

Thanks,

Ian

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Two 24 25 Lincoln "parts cars" exist up in Lodi, Ca. I am not sure if JEFF READS THIS FORUM... If so -- Jeff, Respond to this guy that needs your parts...

Rod

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Thank you for the lead Rod. I would be very interested in speaking with him.

Busted knuckles after tearing down front suspension yesterday...

Ian

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