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WANT TO BUY MURPHY BODY IN ANY CONDITION FOR 1931 MODEL J DUESENBERG PROJECT

Does anyone know of any original wood or hardware from a MURPHY body?

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Can anybody point me in the right direction?

Condition or completeness do not matter.

Willing to consider ANY original Duesenberg body.

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Have you asked the question on the ACD Club forum, separate from this forum? One would think, with the closed cars that were rebodied to open cars, that there'd be a body sitting in someone's warehouse! I'd also contact the people who track all the Duesenbergs, serial numbers and body switching, they're fairly well known in the ACD Club. Good luck with your search.

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Hi David

Thank You for that sound advice. I have indeed been talking to the people in the know and so far have come up empty. I have part of the wood for a Murphy conv coupe and have been unable to find the balance of the wood either used or reproduction. As a last resort I could use a sedan body but want to exhaust all leads before going down that road.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Pete

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Randy Emma has original drawings for Duesenbergs/ their parts; does restoration work on them

Go to Auburn Cord Duesenberg club site he is a regular there

Several Restorers can make bodies

Steve Babinski a restorer owns a Lincoln Murphy Phaeton

Platinum Classic Motor Cars has photos of 2 or 3 Murphy bodies they have fabricated, see their web site.

Another is Fran Roxas has done similar work.

Good Luck Ron

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but I still wonder about those closed car bodies, there have been quite a few D's rebodied to open....did they end up on other chassis?

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Thank you David for the reminder!

JUST POSTED THIS ON THE ACD CLUB FORUMS


WANTED MURPHY CONVERTIBLE COUPE

ORIGINAL BODY IN ANY CONDITION OR WOOD PATTERNS TO COMPLETE THE ORIGINAL WOOD I HAVE.

WOULD ALSO CONSIDER ANOTHER BODY IF ORIGINAL DUESENBERG.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE HELPED ME IN THE PAST.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

PETE KELLY

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There has been an original Duesenberg sedan body in Hemmings for sale for some time. I think it's in the 40K range. Probably left over from a rebody.

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OK I am not smart enough to add a pic so I give up!!!

I am using a reproduction Chassis with just about everything else original.

I have heard of a body for sale but my understanding is that it is long wheel base. I have never seen a pic of it.

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OK I am not smart enough to add a pic so I give up!!!

I am using a reproduction Chassis with just about everything else original.

I have heard of a body for sale but my understanding is that it is long wheel base. I have never seen a pic of it.

I can post the photo(s) here for you if you like. Send them to me at keiser31@charter.net

John

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AJ, not YET but I live in hopes.

I did get a set of original J fenders, all be it Rolston scoop fenders.

Not to mention the NOS Murphy shift knob at Hershey this past fall: parts are still out there.

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They are still out there but you are the only guy that finds them!

Are you leaving the scoops on the fenders?

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I really hate to modify them back to conventional J Duesenberg fenders but they are not cute; not 1 of Rolstons better ideas. No rush

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but were there not 4 cars originally bodied by Rollston with the scoop fenders? One was a conv couple, one a conv victoria, and I don't remember the other two.

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I do not know how many cars had Rollston scoop fenders but I am led to believe mine came from a conv coupe.

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Tough call Pete. Maybe after you bolt them on they might not look that bad and you can leave them alone. A tougher call would be if you owned one of the original cars with those fenders!

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I can't believe Pete is running down my fenders :D I will also have fronts available in a couple months. Once I have my new fronts finished. They are a later skirted style. You can also expect the same great pricing.

Kirk

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Just a note to bring interested parties up to date!

I now have a body for my project; a reproduction Murphy conv coupe non disappearing top.

HOWEVER

I AM STILL IN NEED OF A DIFFERENTIAL AND HOUSING

Pete Kelly

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Since there are evidently many "after-the-fact" open

Duesenbergs--converted from closed cars--it would

be nice to see something like a victoria coupe or club sedan.

I've seen open Duesies at Hershey, but never closed bodies.

Of all the surviving Model J's, how many are open versus closed?

 

It's another case of the "flashy" cars being restored and cherised,

while the other body styles, for the time being not in vogue, are forgotten.

 

Pete, I know your car will look great when it's done!

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