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Old 10-17-2019, 03:14 AM   #1
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Default 1936 Coupe

Hi everyone. I'm from the Model A group but need some help so I can help a widow complete her 36 coupe which is getting close.
We both live in Orange County CA if any of you are close

1. Tires.:I'm pretty sure I know this one 6.00X16. Do they use metal valve stems or rubber ?

2. Steering Wheel: I think the "banjo steering wheel is appropriate but are there other options? Rep'o's any good ?

3. Upholstery: Since LeBaron Bonney is now gone, who does she go to for
material or a kit ?

Thanks, I'll probably be coming back for a while on this

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Old 10-17-2019, 04:41 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to this corner of the Barn.

Good luck with the project.

Yes, 6.00:16s all round. Not sure on stems, would suppose rubber.
Not sure which steering wheels are a bolt on. What does she have? Can that be used?
Someone else can chime in on the upholstery.

Again. best of luck for her and you as helper.

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Old 10-17-2019, 07:44 AM   #3
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Welcome to the '32-'53 side.
A 1936 Ford coupe was my Dads first car when he got back from the WWII.
As far as interior kits Cartouche seems to be one of the few suppliers left.

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_m...egory_Interior
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I'm sure you are familiar with them coming from the model 'A' side.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:06 AM   #4
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The 600- 16 should have tubes,, the inside of the rims should be blasted for any sharp edges, possibly blast the whole wheel and paint,,I like liners with tubes but thats a matter of personal preference
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:24 AM   #5
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1. 6.00x16 is correct. They do not have metal valve stems like the model A's
2. The banjo steering whell is also correct
3. Cartouche is the next best option since LeBarron Bonney is gone.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:42 AM   #6
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You did not mention in your request for info if the car is stock or is it modified?
The banjo type of steering wheel only came on the Delux cars, to my knowledge nobody re-pops the '36 banjo.
Does the car have the original wide 5 wheels, if so, you have to make sure they are 4.5" in lieu of the narrow standard type.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:51 AM   #7
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Classtique for upholstery, better than CarTouche others say.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:23 PM   #8
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didn't know there were 4.5" wide 5's.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:36 PM   #9
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Yes, possibly some misinformation being passed here.

All the wide 5s were 4", except the V860s which were 3.5", but the 36 didn't get the V860 so should have the 4" wheels.

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Old 10-17-2019, 12:43 PM   #10
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I have had wide 5's ,5.5" and 6"wide.Quite rare.They were used on Large commercial like buses etc.They only had 4 scallop openings and not all the way around.The 36 std had 3.5" wide .Deluxe were 4" wide.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:18 PM   #11
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Classtique may well offer very good or better upholstery, but according to their website, they offer nothing after the Model A era, which does not extend into 1936, at least in North America.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:56 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. That should get me started. I haven't actually seen the car in many years.I'm just acting on a phone call that asked for help.

I'm familiar with the two upholstery places recommended. Need to give them a call.

Regarding tires I can unequivocally recommend Kelsey Tire, Goodyear Diamond treads for Model A's, Early V8 and the bias plys from the 60's. They are in Missouri, manufacturers and offer discounts for 50 and over quantity. You can mix sizes, black and white. Nice to deal with. It's surprising how fast you can reach that number when you put the word out.

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Old 10-18-2019, 08:23 AM   #13
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Thanks guys. That should get me started. I haven't actually seen the car in many years.I'm just acting on a phone call that asked for help.

I'm familiar with the two upholstery places recommended. Need to give them a call.

Regarding tires I can unequivocally recommend Kelsey Tire, Goodyear Diamond treads for Model A's, Early V8 and the bias plys from the 60's. They are in Missouri, manufacturers and offer discounts for 50 and over quantity. You can mix sizes, black and white. Nice to deal with. It's surprising how fast you can reach that number when you put the word out.

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Glad to have you here. Looking forward to your project and future questions.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:21 PM   #14
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I have a pair of 5" wide fives for my coupe. I've been told they're off a commercial vehicle and pretty hard to find. I know guys that are building vintage race cars covet them...
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my 3/4 ton 41 truck came with the wide five rims and they are 5" wide
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:40 PM   #16
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2. Steering Wheel: I think the "banjo steering wheel is appropriate but are there other options? Rep'o's any good ?

This is from C&G. Someone else makes it, I can't remember who right now. I'm using one and it's good enough for me.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:59 PM   #17
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Richard, you know those V8,s are way better to travel in than an A
But the A is still good.
Hows things, say hullo to jeanie from Carol and Me.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:31 PM   #18
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The 600- 16 should have tubes,, the inside of the rims should be blasted for any sharp edges, possibly blast the whole wheel and paint,,I like liners with tubes but thats a matter of personal preference

I use tubes on my car/trucks around that yr. They share some stuff.


The place I used to mount/balance my tires and tubes had rubber gaskets around the valve stems and the wheel "rim". Think it was about a 1$ each. Reasonable and reusable for tube stems. Think big trucks were metal stems. Duct tape is an "alternative" to wheel liners, not the same as the the stem gaskets I mentioned.



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Old 10-20-2019, 12:33 AM   #19
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The restoration guidelines from the Early Ford V8 Club would probably be a good investment: https://shop.efv8.org/collections/fo...book-softbound

You might be able to save shipping on the tires if they could be delivered to the LA Roadster show in June.

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Old 10-20-2019, 04:49 AM   #20
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Thanks guys. That should get me started. I haven't actually seen the car in many years.I'm just acting on a phone call that asked for help.

I'm familiar with the two upholstery places recommended. Need to give them a call.

Regarding tires I can unequivocally recommend Kelsey Tire, Goodyear Diamond treads for Model A's, Early V8 and the bias plys from the 60's. They are in Missouri, manufacturers and offer discounts for 50 and over quantity. You can mix sizes, black and white. Nice to deal with. It's surprising how fast you can reach that number when you put the word out.

Most likely, I'll Be Baaack
I've apparently driven right past Kelsey Tires many times. In fact, I gotta go up there Monday. Maybe I can stop and fondle one of those 670-15 blackwalls.
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