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I have to finish this 1918 tourer of for a fella, it was his dads and he died before he finished it. He wants to keep it the same colour that his dad finished it in. He admits it’s a bit out there but that’s ok. The bulk of the car is done. 
It’s been sitting for 15 years so I’ll check everything before trying to turn it over. 
Im definitely not up to speed on the older girls so I might have to lean on you guys a bit if I get stuck with anything. 
One thing he has asked is the windshield frame correct. The top section is shorter than the bottom. 
Here she is tucked in between her younger sisters. 

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While the straight windshield is correct for 1918, the mid year 1919 slant windshield (1920 models) roadster windshield was 2 inches lower than the touring. I don't know if that was the case in 1918, lower windshield. Here is a sample of 1918 touring; https://www.classicandsportscar.com/classifieds/classic-cars/dodge/other-models/a-powerful-and-very-well-built-1918-dodge-model-30/9313004

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Got books Matt will give you any information you need , let me know the frame number when you can, it will be under the  front seat I think , parts are about if I twist some arms up here . Ha ha ha  Bob

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Thanks Mark I came across the same car searching. That screen appears to behalf and half where the one on this car appears smaller at the top. Could be the overlap that makes it that way though. 
Thanks bob I’ll have a look and give you a call. 👍

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Looks like a weekend project for you, Matt. It has the wrong gas and radiator cap. A friend in DBC used to redo radiator caps, he may still have one. Might not be an issue, but just make sure the gas cap is vented. I see you are missing the ignition switch, or is it in a box? I HOPE so.  Look very carefully at the distributor number. If it is a 10,000 distributor they are different then a 10,000-4. The 10,000 was only used a few months and has a double grounded condenser. The proper ignition switch for it reverses polarity every time you start it. Key only turns clockwise. Off at 12:00, on at 3, off at 6 and off at 9. At 3:00 it would be one way, at 9:00 the opposite polarity. My sedan is like that. You COULD use a normal switch and run polarity one direction but Ron and I will be able to tell. I have wiring diagrams to confuse you if necessary.  The door tops appear to be wood. DO they look professionally made? I know of a '15 with them and they look factory made. We are trying to figure out if they were an accessory. Oh, and it probably had a clock on the left side of the dash where the extra hole is. 

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Hi Matt,

Well researched Mark, as I understand the roadster had a lower windscreen (although my 1917 Roadster is normal) and this was fitted to my 1919 Tourer by the very short original driver (ex Canada Cycles sales manager) and yes it has a shorter top screen by about two inches.

 

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This creates a number of problems for taller folk, (5 feet 6 & 1/2 😂) with the hood up your head touches the roof and the top rail is right in your eye-line. I found a mangled set of full height posts and had them straightened and tilted back the same as the short set.

 

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I purchased a couple of windscreen frames of the correct height but sadly not the correct width from the US and cut and shut to make a good one.

 

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Turned out much more user friendly to drive.

 

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I believe the door tops were originally metal.

There was a clock in mine originally but I changed the dash back to original so the clock, not working, is available.

Well done for helping finish another DB car Matt.

 

 

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Thanks Doug I’ll check all that out. He did give me a heap of boxes full of spares so I’ll go through them all. 
There is Allen key bolts in the running boards that made me think of you and Ron immediately 😂

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6 minutes ago, Minibago said:

Hi Matt,

Well researched Mark, as I understand the roadster had a lower windscreen (although my 1917 Roadster is normal) and this was fitted to my 1919 Tourer by the very short original driver (ex Canada Cycles sales manager) and yes it has a shorter top screen by about two inches.

 

B19C7B34-9635-4D6E-812E-F8365FC9A654.jpeg.3d47bc803f61e93228b34dc97b557ebe.jpeg

 

This creates a number of problems for taller folk, (5 feet 6 & 1/2 😂) with the hood up your head touches the roof and the top rail is right in your eye-line. I found a mangled set of full height posts and had them straightened and tilted back the same as the short set.

 

AC09BC1C-0ADC-44EE-A62D-D1CA2E736948.jpeg.d072005f5e392d999a112182fecf4ccb.jpeg

 

I purchased a couple of windscreen frames of the correct height but sadly not the correct width from the US and cut and shut to make a good one.

 

51DAC728-45E6-4C5E-89F0-912DB34D3525.jpeg.865bfb6387a6e63f952ed3595a6b80bb.jpeg

 

D61F3596-1845-4126-8E03-F0DBF942A97A.jpeg.5a0f235dd5f33b0e1730636e4e327ec9.jpeg
 

Turned out much more user friendly to drive.

 

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I believe the door tops were originally metal.

There was a clock in mine originally but I changed the dash back to original so the clock, not working, is available.

Well done for helping finish another DB car Matt.

 

 

That’s awesome thanks for that. So it would appear to be correct then. Is it just a rubber or a frame with rubber in it on the top glass to create the overlap? 

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There is a rubber seal that sits on the lower glass like this.

 

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I think I got mine from Tom and Cindy Myers but it should be available from Peter Jackson in Sydney I would think.

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12 minutes ago, Minibago said:

There is a rubber seal that sits on the lower glass like this.

 

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I think I got mine from Tom and Cindy Myers but it should be available from Peter Jackson in Sydney I would think.

Thanks that’s perfect 👌

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