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frankieflathead last won the day on October 25 2013

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  1. frankieflathead

    1938 Dodge Pickup Tailgate

    Thanx again for your help, everybody.
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    1938 Dodge Pickup Tailgate

    Thanx, again. I found it. No photo, though. Do you know anyone who has bought one?
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    1938 Dodge Pickup Tailgate

    Thanx. I will.
  4. frankieflathead

    1938 Dodge Pickup Tailgate

    No worries, Jerry. At least you led me to the right site. I think my friend will be happy he found a decent one.
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    1938 Dodge Pickup Tailgate

    Thanx, Jerry. I'll check it out. They only one I saw there is listed for $499.95. Got a link for the $250 one?
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    1938 Dodge Pickup Tailgate

    I'm an infrequent poster on the P15-D24 side, but a friend asked me if I knew anyone who had a decent tailgate for a '38 Dodge pickup he's restoring. I know this is primarily a Pilot House Forum, but I figured one of you guys might might have a lead on something like this.
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    A Cruise In My '50 Plymouth

    That's a sweet old wagon. Thanx for bringing us along on the maiden voyage. I had a '50 Plymouth beater sedan back in the 1970's that wasn't anywhere NEAR as nice, but I put it on the road street legal for $300 all in, including a free Dodge 230 engine I swapped into it.
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    46 Coupe Photo Essay

    Looks like a great car with a great history. VERY cool that it has stayed in your family all these years. I have a pretty extensive history on my 1st Series 1949 Dodge that I keep in a three ring binder using archival quality clear sleeves. I thoroughly enjoy showing it to people at car shows and discussing the car with them, and they seem to enjoy it, too. Regarding the "accessory attached to the bumpers" I think you're referring to the grille guard or, as it is sometimes known, the bumper overrider. It's primary purpose was to protect the grille from damage from careless people in parallel parking situations and also to prevent something never seen anymore known as "locking bumpers". In the days of nonstandard bumper heights, this was mostly an urban phenomenon that occurred in heavy, stop and go traffic when an inattentive driver might collide with the vehicle ahead of him at a very low speed. This might not cause any actual damage to either car, but sometimes one bumper would be deflected above or below the other and they would become hooked together. This could be a major nuisance to untangle that usually involved much bouncing of the car on it's suspension by jumping up and down on the bumper and/or jacking one car or the other. This device prevented it from happening . The downside was that they got in the way somewhat when you wanted to wash and polish the car. I personally think they're a cool period accessory although some prefer the cleaner look that you get without them. You can still find them out there out there although, as you can see, they're not exactly cheap. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1930s-1940s-1950s-Vintage-CELLO-Front-Bumber-GRILLE-GUARD-w-hardware-/291437929088?hash=item43db0de280&vxp=mtr Best of luck with the car.
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    A Rarely Seen Old MoPaR.....5 Pics.....

    HA!
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    PICS...Another Rare Old MoPaR from the Hemmings Show....

    Sure does, David. The classic "Before" and "After" shots. Do you recall what it sold for?
  11. It's a 1932 DeSoto SC roadster. I hadn't realized how small these cars were. Only lightly longer than a Model "A" Ford, it's much lower and has a very sporty look to it. I really like the colors, too.
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    A Rarely Seen Old MoPaR.....5 Pics.....

    Now that you mention it, I think that's what they did on this car, too. It was a long day and I wasn't taking notes. My mistake and thanx for the correct information, Ralph..... https://www.google.com/search?q=dua-saf+wig+wag&client=firefox-a&hs=pnN&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=LrMpVJHfO4acyQSH5YDgBA&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=933&bih=433
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    A Rarely Seen Old MoPaR.....5 Pics.....

    Seen yesterday at the Hemmings Motor News Concours at the Saratoga (NY) Automobile Museum, this Australian 1935 Dodge DU Phaeton is the only one in the U.S. and perhaps in the world. It was shipped to the Land Down Under as a cowl and chassis and received body #1 built by the T.J. Richards Company when it got there. It's reportedly one of only twelve ever built. Rear stop lights (not turn signals as previously stated) are very unusual. The lamp at the bottom that looks like a miniature railroad lantern not only lights up, but swings back and forth when the the driver steps on the brakes! (see last thumbnail) Dodge was one of the featured makes at the show, commemorating the brand's 100th anniversary.
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    100 years of Dodge

    Thanx, FastFish. I had it made by a friend who is a professional sign painter after I couldn't find ANYTHING online commemorating the anniversary other than a cheap looking plastic license plate topper.
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    100 years of Dodge

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