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Wanted: 1932 DL6 crank hole cover (or 1931 DH6?)

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I am in need of a crank hole cover for my 1932 Dodge DL Coupe. If anyone knows of one for sale, please send me a private message, or reply to this thread.

I missed one a while ago on eBay, mostly because I wasn't sure if it was correct or not. Anyways, if someone out there has one, I would be interested in purchasing. (actually, I would be interested in two, as both coupes I am restoring are missing this cover, but I doubt that someone has two spare covers!).

Thanks!

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Hi,

I heard that some guys tie a small chain to their cover.1 So it doesn't fall off.2 It doesn't get stolen. It's a cruel out there.

Good luck finding one.

Joe C.

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I'm slowly digging through the parts my dad had collected to restore his two DL coupes, and I'm finding that what's missing is really tough to find.

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...and I'm finding that what's missing is really tough to find.

Imagine what it was like back in 1967 when I bought my first 32DL...before the Dodge Brothers Club...before the Internet...before eBay...! ;)

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Ah yes, the good old days!! We had to travel to wherever an autojumble was being held. The hunt for parts was all part of the fun!

Ray.

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Imagine what it was like back in 1967 when I bought my first 32DL...before the Dodge Brothers Club...before the Internet...before eBay...! ;)

Don't have to imagine....been there. It was very depressing to go to hundreds of swap meets only to find lots of Ford, Chevy, Cadillac, etc. stuff and hardly anything at all to fit my 1931 Dodge. Just to verify....yes, it is the same crankhole cover that fits the 1931 DH6. Here is an angle view to show the knurled edge and the profile.....

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Gee, John...yours has sexy black-painted indents! Wonder if mine originally had that?

Hmmm...just checked my earlier production DL and it has remnants of the black paint. Bet my later numbered DL (cap in picture above) had it, but was probably polished away over the years?

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Yes, I do remember going to swap meets and wrecking yards with my dad and looking though piles of Ford and GM stuff at Iola when I was still in school.

Needless to say, I am thankful for the internet and how its easier to find others with possible resources. But the parts have gotten more expensive. However, finding a part online and having it shipped to my house is so much easier and cheaper than traveling across the country to find that one part, so I guess it might not be more expensive in the end.

Anyhow, the quest for parts for the cars in my signature has been ongoing since the mid 1960's (well before I was even born), and I really do wish to finish these properly and sooner than later.

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Costs are relative. Back in 1967 when I was searching for parts I bought an extra very nice Carter BB-1 carb at a flea market for $10. Today in the same condition (not fully restored) they might go for around $150.

Yet, in 1967 a can of Campbell's tomato soup went for 10 cents and I earned $2.50 an hour (minimum wage was $1.25 an hour). Today, that can of soup goes for around $1.25, and people might earn $20 an hour for the same job.

So, I don't see many of the prices on eBay being totally out of line. Spending $10 for that carb back in 1967 was dear. It would have bought 1/2 a week's groceries for us newlyweds!

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Costs are relative. Back in 1967 when I was searching for parts I bought an extra very nice Carter BB-1 carb at a flea market for $10. Today in the same condition (not fully restored) they might go for around $150.

Yet, in 1967 a can of Campbell's tomato soup went for 10 cents and I earned $2.50 an hour (minimum wage was $1.25 an hour). Today, that can of soup goes for around $1.25, and people might earn $20 an hour for the same job.

So, I don't see many of the prices on eBay being totally out of line. Spending $10 for that carb back in 1967 was dear. It would have bought 1/2 a week's groceries for us newlyweds!

Yes...costs are relative to the times. In 1968, I bought this n.o.s.radiator shell for my '31 for $35.00 at Hershey. Today, it would probably go for $400.00 plus.

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I ended up finding one useable crank hole cover so far. Thanks for all the information!

I am still in need of a second one.

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