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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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It was really good to see Dad excited about the car again. He’s gotten emotional a couple of times as I’ve made progress on the car. I think part of that was him believing he wouldn’t be able to ride in it again. He uses a walker and has to be able to get right up to the seat to get in. He can do that without steps with our modern SUV. The running boards on the 1937 don’t allow for that.

As I was building the platforms yesterday and today, I was hopeful, but still nervous. If this hadn’t worked, I’m not sure what else I could do.

It worked out better than expected. He was able to go up the steps without much problem. He can go up taller steps, but it’s a process of using a chair on the step to sit down, then turn, then stand….repeat for the next step. Fortunately, we didn’t have to do all that.

With this, I may delay some things I want to get done on the car as a top priority is going to be getting Dad out in it as much as I can this season. The other things can wait until winter. In the meantime, there are still plenty of other little things I can do that won’t result in lengthy down time of the car.

This is my motivation….”payback”..


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Posted on: 4/11 18:28
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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That's a beautiful car, and more. It's well worth the effort you're putting into it!
Red carpet for the steps?

Posted on: 4/11 20:34
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Quote:

TxGoat wrote:
That's a beautiful car, and more. It's well worth the effort you're putting into it!
Red carpet for the steps?


TXGOAT - You win the prize. It’s funny that you mention the red carpet. My wife made a comment about the red carpet when I first got the platforms set up! I told my Dad, “I’ll do a lot for you, but I’m drawing the line at the red carpet”.

Posted on: 4/11 21:00
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Posted on: 4/11 22:05
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Getting started on some clean up in the cab….I have the new foot board cut out. I need to add some jute insulation round the edges when it arrives.

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I’ll be taking the toe board out soon to get it cleaned up as well.

In the meantime, I’m trying to figure out how the seat frame comes out. I can see two bolts on each side at the front. It looks like those are all that hold the front down.

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I’m not seeing how the rear of the seat frame comes out. Here is picture the rear corner.

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This is a limousine, so the seat does not have any adjustments.

Posted on: 4/13 13:59
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I think it's those screws on top of the seat frame.

Posted on: 4/13 14:17
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Thanks, Kevin.

Also, on further inspection, I don’t think the two bolts toward the front are part of the seat frame. There are a series of screws on the outside of the front metal frame piece.

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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Okay…I am yielding for today. Getting the front seat out is not easy. Here is where I’m at:

1. There are six small screws in the metal frame at the front that have to be removed - DONE
2. There are two long wood screws on each side that have to be removed - DONE
3. There are four shorter wood screws that are horizontal in the back of the frame to be removed - DONE
4. On each rear corner, there are four wood screws to be removed - Driver’s side is DONE. Passenger side has one that won’t budge.
5. Those are all of the screws I can see and the frame has loosened up a bit, but it must be anchored somewhere else still. Otherwise, I should be able to jostle it around a bit by now.

Any ideas?


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This picture shows the four screws on the driver’s side. Mirror image for the passenger side. I have one that i can’t get to budge on the passenger side.

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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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That is absolutely fantastic. Commenting on you getting your dad out.

Posted on: 4/13 20:45
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Most seat back cushions lift up and off the back frame. There usually a couple of screws underneath that retain it to prevent it from poping off on its own. That's how both my 37 rumble seat and 54 back seat cushions come out.

Posted on: 4/13 21:00
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