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Old 07-18-2016, 07:19 AM   #1
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1936 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sport Sedan...new and slow project

she is 80 and fresh out of jail, Dad got served papers last August and said screw it and headed to AZ, he is a lot better off now, except for the $$ he lost

We built the car originally about 25 years ago, I helped when I could. He was retired from Military and needed a hobby, it has basically sat except for a couple times a year it was driven around town

We drove it around Saturday looking for a car for our son, she ran fine except for the hard starting, old gas and a weak battery





Started home and there was a vibration/Harmonic hum about 50 mph, told the wife I think the rear end or driveshaft is about to come out

15 miles later..clank,clank...we pulled over and took some pictures as we called the local tow company to rescue us







sorry about pictures, it was really humid around the lake



I had to stand on the roll back to get branches out of the way



dropped off



Good night girl....




I have a lot of maintenance to do, shifter came loose from tranny, hopefully clean threads and blue loktite and we will be back in business, and I have to straighten the bumpers out

Driveshaft is still in her, so I will put her on jack stands and check out u-joints and pull diff cover to check and if nothing else I can change the fluid
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:26 AM   #2
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What a darlin! Definitely worth a little effort and keeping in the family.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:56 AM   #3
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Picked these up last week and registered them on Friday

Ultra rare matched set of stamped steel plates, only year stamped TN plate that spells out TENNESSEE, all others abbreviate it TENN, so these are hard to find, a guy up the road restores licences plates

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Great looking set of plates. I managed to find a fairly clean 1946 Texas plate for my bus. Since it was still considered the "war years"...they only issued a single plate as a way to reduce steel usage. Different states have different laws regarding the use of YOM (year of manufacture) plates. What is the story in Tennessee?
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I was registered as Antique Auto already, it is a permanent plate with a 1 time charge of $30, it goes with the vehicle as long as it stays in TN.
As long as you can find a stamped steel plate from date of manufacture it can be used IF no one else has it already (since mine was a set, I had no issue)

I took them down, they took a picture of the tags, filled out an antique auto form using those numbers, I gave them $30 and they handed me my registration

1915 to 1956 where stamped plates in the shape of the state, very collectible for that reason (1957 was a square with state shape embossed)

in 1939 they started using the counties as a prefix 1-95 based on population

I am still kind of on the hunt for a 1936 TN FARM tag

Also on a side note, they "said" I could actually run any stamped tag post 1936; because it could of been issued to the car, I just think that is wrong
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What a nice automobile. It has a rumble seat! I love rumble seats. =)

Good luck servicing her!
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What a nice automobile. It has a rumble seat! I love rumble seats. =)

Good luck servicing her!
Nope, that is the trunk, several people have mentioned that, she has suicide doors that open to the huge back seat area, it is more like a mini limo than sedan
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Nope, that is the trunk, several people have mentioned that, she has suicide doors that open to the huge back seat area, it is more like a mini limo than sedan
Ha! That's some ride for the prom or wedding!
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There was a chap a few years ago here in Houston who had a fleet of really nice vintage autos he leased out just for weddings and such. Made for some very memorable photos.
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