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I was just wondering if my old Chrysler is still around. I sold a partially restored 1928 Model 52 Landau 4-door sedan in 1970 to a gentleman in North Georgia. Did it ever get completed? Has anyone run across such a car in the southeast?

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Chris,

 

Thanks for resurrecting this old post. and welcome to the forum. Heck, this post is almost old enough to qualify as an antique itself! You'll find lots of information, help and friends if you hang around here for long.

 

It's probably amazing to some that I'm still around, but I would still like to find my old Chrysler. I sold it around 1970 to James E. Kelley of Canton, Georgia who worked for the Forestry Department. The serial (Fedco) number was W186Y and the motor number, which was the registration number was 86101. 

 

I'm not in the market for anything at this time but enjoy talking about and hearing about cars. What model is yours? What are your plans for it. Any photos? We always like photos on this forum.

 

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Don

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well we currently have alot of projects going at once. So I was tossing around the idea of selling it. Now I'm leaning towards keeping it. Haha. I have 90% or better of the original parts. 

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It would be quite a project but nothing too complicated and parts are available.  The Chrysler 52 was a strong seller so many parts cars are around, plus many parts are interchangeable with a mid-20s Maxwell or a 1929 Plymouth. The hardest part is the wood and yours looks to be pretty good. I believe I see front brake drums which means you have 4-wheel hydraulic brakes -- a big advantage over the 2-wheel mechanical brakes on many of them, including the one I had.

 

Finished it would be a reliable vehicle for leisurely driving and a curiosity at the local shows and cruise-ins. The engine was bullet proof but unhappy above 45 mph. I bought mine in 1959 from the original owner. It was his only car and he used it for 30 years as a salesman covering a 100 mile radius or so. No telling how many times the odometer had turned over, but it would still start with a quarter turn of the crank, and I took it as is on a few AACA tours, up to 100 miles, in the condition you see in the photos.

 

Thanks for the photo and post another for us when you finish the restoration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don

 

 

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I know it's pretty late, but if you would allow us to pick your brain, any information you have would be beneficial for us. If you could please call my husband Chris Franks at 330-324-2366, we would greatly appreciate your knowledge and time. We are currently reassembling the original flathead 4 motor and could use some insight and direction. We have never taken on a project quite like this, and honestly, our mechanical knowledge is limited to changing oil and brakes in our own vehicles lol

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I'm afraid I won't be of much help, but as "28 Chrysler" said there is plenty of help on this forum; these folks are eager to help. The first advice you will get is to find a repair manual on Ebay. Then for specific problems search this forum -- the entire forum, not just the Chrysler section. Most questions are generic and apply to other makes as well and have been asked and answered in the past.

 

I was a teenager when I had the Chrysler and my dad worked in maintenance at a foundry and had plenty of mechanic friends who enjoyed working on it with me as a "fetchit". Mine was in running condition when I got it and we never had to get into the engine. The only mechanical work was with the clutch, a broken axle (which is the only reason I was able to get the car from the original owner) and generator. Another friend of my dad was a skilled woodworker and redid the wood where it was needed. Then life intervened. I went away to college and graduate school leaving it in my parents' garage. Eventually I married and started a family. I sold the Chrysler to help raise the down payment on a house.

 

Don

 

 

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Well, we got the motor running!!!! And we also ordered a manual off eBay for it as well, as suggested by a wise gentleman, lol. And it appears the manual is very much like a "handyman special" or "how to" guide as well. So that's a plus lol

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