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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Thanks for the information and tips. I likely have a while before I get to upholstery. I'm getting close to my first order of business which was locating and obtaining the various missing parts. Fortunately, there wasn't a lot that was missing. I'll still have things that need to be replaced, but most of that is readily available...rubber components etc..

The next step is to get everything working as it should. Again, I'm in decent shape here since most things work...it's the "as it should" part that will take a bit. Things like window regulators that haven't moved in 60 years that will need attention...cleaning, lubing etc..

After that, I'll tackle the cosmetics.

Posted on: 10/3 14:48
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Okay. I found some working horns at a fair price. The horns work, but don’t sound great….yet. I’ve take the the first one apart and have started cleaning it up. As with many others I’ve seen, there was no saving the gasket. So here’s my question for those who have rebuilt your horns. What did you use to replace the gasket?

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Posted on: 10/7 22:57
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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I would send it to Olson’s Gaskets and have them make new ones. That way they can keep a pattern for the next person and their turn-around is extremely fast too.

Posted on: 10/8 1:09
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Thanks, Don. I didn’t know about Olson’s. Looks like a good source to keep on file. In this case, though, I can make the gaskets easily enough as I know I can buy gasket material pretty cheaply. I’m just not sure which material would be best. There are several types available at most auto parts stores…about $10 for a sheet that will easily do both horns.

I’m going to take a look and see what looks right and give it a try.

Posted on: 10/8 1:51
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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So, I’ve gotten the horns working well. I used 3/32 rubber/fiber gasket material and just made the gaskets myself. . I’ve cleaned up the internals as much as I can. The diaphragms aren’t in the best shape, but seem to be solid. Now, I just need to keep working on the cosmetics. I’m not going for show car, but I’m confident I can get them looking good.

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Posted on: 10/8 18:25
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Good job and it looks great! That said, I like to keep family-run businesses like Olson’s supplied with whatever work I have as it’s important to keep them around. In fact, I just arrived at the Oregon shop and should have some small felt seals from them waiting for me once I actually go next door to the shop itself.

Posted on: 10/8 19:06
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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I agree. I’m sure I’ll be reaching out to them for other more critical gaskets as get further into the restoration.

Posted on: 10/8 22:09
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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I’ve again made some good progress on my search for parts. My existing trunk lid was in bad shape. My dad had been rear ended back in the early 60s. And the bottom is rusted out. But, the Flackmaster put me in contact with Bob who has a good one. This week, I was on a business trip in the area where Bob is and got to see the trunk lid in person. I also had a great time visiting with a new friend. Now, I’ll just be like a kid waiting for Christmas for my “new” trunk lid to arrive. Here are a couple of pictures of my exiting trunk lid and the “new” one.

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Posted on: 10/13 12:58
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Could probably cut out the inner bracing and straighten the original out, then reweld the bracing back in. I would not throw it away.....

Posted on: 10/13 18:38
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Yeah, I don’t plan to throw it away. This is just a case of finding a better one that will reduce the restoration cost. Once I have the care done, I’d be willing to sell the old one to someone who needs one.

Posted on: 10/13 19:17
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