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It's alive!!

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:21 pm
by Ernie Baals
After a few years in a my garage awaiting a clutch, i finally put one in
1941 Plymouth

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:47 am
by 70th Division
Beautiful !!

Great work Ernie, certainly a way to ride in luxury back then , and is still super comfortable today today !!!!
With plenty of leg room in the back, on that lazy boy sofa type seat.

That must have been very well kept all these years since the War !!

Do you have any history on it, and where it came from ?



Best Regards,

Ray

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:13 pm
by Ernie Baals
Hi Ray
I tell people it is a real factory staff car, sort of.........
The was a guy not too far from me that bought surplus and never sold anything.
At the auction in the late 80s he had quite a few contract staff cars, Ford, Chevy and Plymouths
All rusted beyond salvage.
What i did manage to get off of one thought is all the correct contract parts to convert my 1941 Plymouth to a contract staff car
Kinda like a new body on a jeep
Ernie

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:31 pm
by Mark Jesic
A nice set Ernie, i did not realise that some Dodges had anti.decapitation bars fitted, can you update me on this please ? :D

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:59 pm
by Ernie Baals
I have seen a few period, WWII pictures of WCs with the decap bar in them. And like the way they looked
Ernie

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:01 pm
by 70th Division
Yes,
Well you did a great job Ernie, it looks really good and is a tribute to your skills !!
It is a Staff Car now !!!


Ray

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:22 am
by carmen
I have seen this car and it really is beautiful as are all the others.

Carmen

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:40 am
by Mark Jesic
Thanks for the reply Ernie, the de.cap bar does look good, as does the exemplary staff car.

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:27 pm
by twinflyer17
I'm envious of your OD collection, Ernie! :wink:

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:45 pm
by Ernie Baals
Thank you for all the kind words guys!!

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:05 pm
by jeepsntank
Hi Ernie
the Plymouth looks great . you didn't by any chance get any extra parts off the scrap staff cars ? I have an original contract 41 Plymouth to restore and it is missing the taillight plinths

Antony

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:43 pm
by Ernie Baals
Sorry. no extra parts.
I only had the one car to part out

Re: It's alive!!

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:16 pm
by 17thAirborne
Very nice!!!