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Old 01-18-2017, 09:37 PM   #61
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Looking forward to sharing info on our Briggs four doors,my car is a 60 B it has a build date of Dec 8th 1928 ii is Andalusite blue it is a 42 year old restroration I really love the way she drives and her simple but formal look
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:53 AM   #62
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Mine is also Andalusite blue but with a lighter blue accent that I believe was put in the wrong places. I am now researching the correct paint scheme.
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I did not see that a group was ever created so I created one in the Community section of the forums called "Leatherback." Hope all you Leatherback owners join and share!
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:19 AM   #64
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Stephenreyes ,I will sign up now !!!!
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:08 PM   #65
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Thanks for the info on your 60-A Supergnat. Somehow, I already had your car in my database with contact info. Perhaps it was from the previous owner or perhaps the info was from you.
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:19 PM   #66
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Old 01-25-2017, 02:45 AM   #67
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It great!!! Thank you for information


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Old 01-25-2017, 08:28 AM   #68
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I'm a pretty new member, and don't know my way around this system. I have a '28 Fordor, mfg in Jun '28, w/drivers side cowl vent, and "military" visor. Don't yet know how to post a pix, but I'll learn.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:16 AM   #69
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I'm a pretty new member, and don't know my way around this system. I have a '28 Fordor, mfg in Jun '28, w/drivers side cowl vent, and "military" visor. Don't yet know how to post a pix, but I'll learn.
If you don't see the "Mange Attachments" box below the red line, then click on "Go Advanced", and it should show up. Click on "Manage Attachments", and a "Browse" box will appear. Click on that to find the picture in your computer, then upload it. I shoot my pictures in medium quality JPEG, so they post here without having to find some way to downsize them.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:11 PM   #70
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Thanks for the group. I will join up. We love our leatherback. I took the whilewalls off and it is all black and looks awsome.
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:12 AM   #71
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Here is some information from my database on 60-A, -B, and -C production that I recently put in another post:

The earliest A in my database is 190-22, with a firewall date of 5/10/1928. The latest A in my database has a firewall date of 12/8/1928 and a frame/engine number dating to 12/11/28. Unfortunately, the Briggs tag was missing on this car, but another late 60-A with a firewall date of 11/16/28 has a Briggs body number of 190-68853.

The earliest 60-B in my database is 190-99775 with a firewall date of 1/4/1929 (it's possible this could actually be a 60-A). The latest 60-B I have on record is 190-151957 with a firewall date of 4/8/1929.

The earliest 60-C in my database is 195-812 with a firewall date of 2/12/1929. The latest 60-C in my database is 195-17608 with a firewall date of 7/17/1929. This shows that production of the 60-B and 60-C did overlap.

Along the way, I have also stumbled upon a few 170-A's. These cars used a prefix of "197". The earliest car has a firewall date of 8/7/29 (no other numbers) and the latest has a Briggs body number of 197-6337 with a frame/engine number dating to 10/10/1929. It seems less likely that production of the 60-C and 170-A overlapped.

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Old 09-08-2018, 09:07 AM   #72
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I have a leatherback that my great uncle purchased from the original owner in 1941. When I got the car from my uncle in 1976, it had a chocolate brown top on it. It still has the original interior with rear seat side armrests. It was the same top and upholstery that was on the car when my uncle bought it in 1941. The original owner bought the car in 1929 in Willows, Ca. and had dual sidemounts and cowl lights installed by the dealer. The date on the firewall is 4-17-29. The engine and frame have matching numbers- 1410947 (4-19-1929). I have always assumed it was a 60A. I have been told the 60A was not made that late into 1929. I read above that even the latest date you have for the 60B is 4-8-29. This car is definitely a 60A or 60B. I have replaced nearly ALL of the body wood so I know it's not a 170A. Unfortunately, I do not have the original Briggs body tag. I found out from my cousin that when his dad bought the car, it was missing the tag so they assigned it a new ID number. The car sat in storage for about 25 years and I started a full restoration about 2 years ago. Any thoughts or suggestions. I want to restore this as authentically as possible. THANKS, Todd

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Old 09-16-2018, 12:08 AM   #73
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Is this group still active? I hope so. Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:22 AM   #74
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To borrow a movie tagline - 'Post it, and they will come.....'
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:32 PM   #75
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Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:55 PM   #76
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I have a Dec 28 60B that I've been working on for about 5 year. Should have been junked looking back. All of the wood needed replaced and that was a very expensive and painful process. I'm almost ready to start the interior. I have matching numbers (A732913) on the frame and engine, multi-disc clutch, no cowel vent or lights.


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Old 09-18-2018, 01:02 PM   #77
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My Goodness! You did have your work cut out for you. Those 'before' pics are scary..... Good luck!
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:04 AM   #78
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My new to me leather back . Have put 275 miles on it since I got it last month .

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Old 09-21-2018, 08:04 AM   #79
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Beautiful car, this body style is a very elegant looking work of art! Nice job mtnichols!
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:43 PM   #80
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Wow, what a save. Just about cried when I saw what you started with. Great work!
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