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Old 02-21-2019, 04:07 PM   #61
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First batch of stuff to arrive, need the car to roll in and out of the garage
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:41 PM   #62
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Be sure to use lots of baby powder all over the inner tubes and inside the tire before mounting. It will probably be a long time before you remove them again and the powder prevents them from sticking to the rim and each other. Measure your wheels when you get the old tires off. If any are 3 1/2” wide on the bead area it is possible your car was originally a V8-60. It would also have a tube front axle instead of an “I” beam axle.
The pin for your hood ornament/latch can be bought from Bob Drake or Dennis Carpenter for about $5. Your spring under the hood looks weak and probably buy one of them at the same time. Great car.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:46 PM   #63
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Original 39-40 coupes are rare, most have been modified as they have been very popular over the years. Original un-restored cars are in vogue now as they are a link to the past.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:41 AM   #64
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The 40 "5-Window Coupe" had a full length front seat and a package shelf in back of the seat . The "Business Coupe" had a split back front seat. so the back of the car could be accessed to sit on the two opera seats that fold down, unique to the Business Coupe. The entire back rest of the 5-Window seat could be raised from the bottom and would latch into the raised position for hand access to the area to the rear of the seat and under the package shelf. The Business Coupe rear floor area is unique to provide additional floor area for seating as well as additional hardware for opera coupe seat attachment. See photo below
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:44 AM   #65
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Yes thatís the seats that are in the trunk and front seat is split
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:16 AM   #66
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When you mentioned radial I went that route,,,I found it was difficult to steer and lowered the car a bit..I found 6:50 and 6:00 -16 tires handled alot better for me...just my 2 cents
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