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Re: 1937 120C Floor Board
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Yes, I believe the plywood was 3/4”. I honestly don’t remember. I think the jute trimming was to limit vibration. The trunk is the same way. I’ll be posting pictures of the trunk soon - I’ve had to take it out to correct some surface rust underneath. I believe it may be the first time it’s been out of the car.

Posted on: 4/17 17:07
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Re: Ken
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I mounted them myself. No blemishes, but there are a few marks that I haven’t scrubbed off yet.

Also, pleased with the condition of the block after my flush. The picture shows what I can see post flush.

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Posted on: 4/16 20:10
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Re: 1937 120C Floor Board
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Here are a few. Bottom and top sides. The top is flat. You can see the jute around the edges.

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Posted on: 4/16 19:56
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Re: 1937 120C Touring Sedan Headliner
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Premier Runningboard and Floor Mats, Don Lampen, (616) 796-4429

Posted on: 4/16 11:15
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Re: 1937 120C Touring Sedan Headliner
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As a follow-up, just got off the phone with Don Lampen. He's been having some equipment difficulties, so the business is a little slow right now, but he's still doing it.

Posted on: 4/16 9:45
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Tires are mounted and re-installed. I've got some cleaning to do, then I'll take pictures. I cleaned all the rust off the backside and inside of the wheel, and painted, before I mounted the new tubes and tires.

I did find beauty rings from Bill Hirsch, so those are on the way too.

Posted on: 4/16 9:33
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Re: 1937 120C Floor Board
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On mine, there is actually an angled cut on the underside to provide additional clearance from the transmission. I'll see if I can find a picture if you need it.

I couldn't find the correct fasteners per the parts book when I put mine back in (it was missing a few), but I found that the washers from Eckler's Model A supply (28-24462-1 Floorboard & Door Hinge Washer Legacy#: A80033W) where a pretty good fit.

Also painted black. Let me know if you need me to find some pictures.

Posted on: 4/16 9:31
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Re: 1937 120C Touring Sedan Headliner
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On the floor - rubber floor mat on the front, carpet in the back.

I got my rubber floor mat from Don Lampen. It took a little bit of trimming, but it lays flat and looks great.

I'm not sure if he's still in business - I've emailed him a few times about a different question, and haven't heard anything.

Good luck!

Posted on: 4/15 10:03
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Kevin, I would sandblast and paint mine too, but I'm trying to preserve the original finish on the outside of the wheels. I'll post some pictures when I'm done.

As far as tires, I'm a bit of a purist, so I went with Firestone bias plys. I did do the wide whites again - I actually prefer the blackwall tires, but the car is black, and the whitewalls dress it up and draw your eyes away from the heavy oxidation of the paint below the belt line! I got my tires from Universal - I was torn between the Firestones and the Lesters. I ultimately went with the Firestones because they had a newer date code of late 2020.

Posted on: 4/1 8:45
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Re: Ken
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Well, it's been an eventful few days.

1. I started an evaporust flush of the cooling system, using a bucket heater, a cheap (and LOUD) HF pump, a few fittings from Home Depot, and about six gallons of the liquid gold known as Evaporust. I got the idea from the AACA forum, and embarked on this path because after my in-frame overhaul, and radiator shop flush and inspection of the radiator, I still wasn't quite satisfied on the cooling system performance. I had previously flushed the block with oxalic acid, and done a LOT of pressure washing, etc, but pulling the distribution tube (which looked GREAT), showed a lot of rust in the block. Since I didn't want to assemble the bottom end and hot tank the block, I'm giving this a shot. I'll post updates with results once I get done.

2. Finally pulled out the spare, which I believe may have dated from the Eisenhower administration! (The car appears to have been taken out of regular service in 1953, based on a service sticker and a registration sticker on the windshield) No date code on the heavily cracked U.S. Royal tire. Tube still looked great though! :) I'm putting new tires on, and plan on putting my best old tire on the spare wheel - it's not perfect, but it might get me out of a bind some day. I'm also planning on painting the backside and inside of the wheel after wire wheeling/using Ospho on any corrosion. I may spray some clear on the face of each wheel, after a gentle cleaning, to preserve the paint, or I may just apply a good coat of wax.

- Any thoughts about either course of action?
- Any source for new beauty rings? I'll polish what I have, but at least two are cracked.

3. A picture of my kids eating ice cream last weekend, because isn't that what this is all about? It's certainly why I bought the darn car! On that trip, sitting at a stoplight, a car pulled up next to me after several lights and said - "Wow, I can't believe that car is SO quiet." Felt good, and validated some of last summer's work for sure!

Posted on: 3/31 21:41
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