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FOUND! Last 1931 DB wire wheel hub cap needed....

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Scored this yesterday from UPS. I am so happy to report that I have found my last needed cap for one of my coupes....new in the box....

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DB stands for Doing Better  - now that you found the final cap you needed. Your Christmas present to yourself! Congratulations and thanks for sharing the happy news.

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I am happy for you John.

You driving it yet?

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7 minutes ago, JACK M said:

I am happy for you John.

You driving it yet?

Still not driving it, yet. Man, if I was only rich instead of old car sick.

Are you still looking for some of these caps, Jack? I may have some available that I am replacing these with.

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I appreciate the offer but as you know I sold my 31 and Craigs only has the two stock wheels in the side mounts.

He may be interested in better ones. Kinda rough. and they don't match.

I did stumble upon two of those wheels though if you can use them..

 

 

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We may have to work a deal on the wheels. I don't need that kind with the lock ring, but I like to get stuff I can pass on to others.

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Sounds like a deal. Will your old caps fit these wheels? And do they look any better than what we have?

I have already found the Christmas present, but being that I seem to be the one chasing his parts, so..... Maybe a birthday.

His bday I remember, May the fourth (be with you)

You  ever get up this way?

Oh, I know of someone that makes the trip once in awhile.

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Those look to be DG8 wheels, so the DH6 caps will probably be smaller in diameter.

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Hi Jack

Are those 18" wheels with a 5 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern? 6"  hub cap hole? If so I would be interested. My 1930 DeSoto CK (CDN) has the same wheels. What do you want for them.

Rick VanOene

Surrey, BC

 

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I also have been saving a decent set for my other '31 DB business coupe with wood wheels....

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Yup  From the DG8

6 inch cap hole.

18"

5 on 5 1/2

 

Rick, John tells me you should have these.

Apparently I broke one of them down since the pics. Pretty rusty but I know guys have worked with worse.

You can come and get them or I can bring them to Portland in April.

Less than an hour into Oregon depending on traffic. Its forty miles to the Bridge.

 

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Hi Jack

i've been to the Portland swap meet once back in 1987 or 88. Semi retired now. Can you send me a PM with your info. My wife loves to travel, so we might make the trip earlier. Interestingly the Canadian DeSoto CK models had 18" wire wheels, 5 on 5 1/2 while the American cars had a 19" wheel 5 on 5 1/2. and 6 on 6" with 6 1?2" hub cap holes. My theory was that the Canadian roads were not as developed and a smaller tire added to lower gearing. You can see my car in the restoration forum. I have only ever found one car like mine and it is also a Canadian built but a  rusted basket case being turned into a rod. Two serial numbers higher than mine. Registered as a 1931. looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

Rick

ps: for anyone else interested, I have a complete set (6) of never used '29/30 6 1/2" "De" hubcaps for sale

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Just came up

Ebay item # 254026087247 if anyone needs a nice set like these :

No affiliation

 

Maybe Jack would like to pass them along to the new owner ? (although I'm not sure if it's an 8...)

 

 

 

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Yes, The 31 is a DG8, these are the caps that he has.

The wheels in the side mounts are only for show, the wheels on the ground are modern aftermarket as is the suspension.

Those are nice looking caps but must be for a different wheel.

 

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23 minutes ago, JACK M said:

Yes, The 31 is a DG8, these are the caps that he has.

The wheels in the side mounts are only for show, the wheels on the ground are modern aftermarket as is the suspension.

Those are nice looking caps but must be for a different wheel.

 

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Yes, those DG8 caps with the red digits are for wood spoke wheels.

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On 12/16/2018 at 8:12 AM, knee-action said:

What year did Dodge drop the word "Brothers" from their car and truck names? 

1938 was the last year for the "Dodge Brothers" name. 1939 and later were just labeled, "Dodge". Spinneyhill is correct in saying that Chrysler changed the name since they had owned DB since 1928.

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