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Photo of 1929 Desoto 4 dr. sedan  

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fredlmehr
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This is a photo of the first car I ever owned. I got this car when I was 16 yrs. old. It looked worse than this at that time. Fred Mehr

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Posted : December 8, 2017 5:29 pm
fredlmehr
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Hi Brent, Thank you for your compliments on the car. I'll try to download some more pictures. The car is resting comfortably in my shop for the winter. Thanks Fred

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Posted : December 16, 2017 6:28 pm
fredlmehr
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This is a photo of the inside of the car.

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Posted : December 16, 2017 6:33 pm
fredlmehr
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This is a photo of the right side of the engine. Note the fuel vacuum tank. From here the fuel was gravity fed to the carb.

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Posted : December 16, 2017 6:37 pm
fredlmehr
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This is a photo of a photo of me in the car as I drove it in 1969. I had removed the fenders to work on them and needed to remove the hood as well. I drove it around this way for awhile. Note the "sun roof".

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Posted : December 16, 2017 6:42 pm
TimBowers
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Very cool photos!

It's supposed to be fun!
1949 De Soto Custom Convertible (project)

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Posted : December 18, 2017 2:52 am
MarcCapralis
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That's a great car! Who did your upholstery? I'd like to see more of the upholstery job. It looks just perfect!!!! Marc Capralis

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Posted : July 14, 2018 7:44 am
fredlmehr
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Hi Marc, Upholstery was done by JT Upholstery which is a small shop here in central MN. I believe he still has the patterns for door panels, kick panels etc. His phone number is 320-293-6190. His email is jtupholstery@yahoo.com.

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Posted : July 19, 2018 10:52 pm
fredlmehr
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Marc, I forgot to mention that his name is John Trutwin and lives in Rice, MN
Fred

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Posted : July 19, 2018 10:56 pm
fredlmehr
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Hi Brent, I'm currently restoring a '34 Desoto Airflow (seen in background of 1 picture with steering wheel visible). I also have a '29 Desoto roadster, '48 Desoto club coupe, '47 Chevy, '70 Pontiac and a '84 El Camino that my dad bought new.
It's a fun hobby. Fred

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Posted : July 23, 2018 11:20 pm
fredlmehr
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Hi Brent, The '48 club coupe is in need of restoration but I sent a picture of the roadster.
Thanks, Fred

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Posted : August 10, 2018 7:28 pm
MarcCapralis
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Hi Fred,
I'm currently considering the purchase of a 29-33 DeSoto to have an example of an antique car. How tight is the front seat space? I know the 29-30 DeSoto sixes don't have adjustable front seats. Are they kind of tight in the front seat? When did Desoto get adjustable front seats on their six cylinder cars?

Marc.

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Posted : September 8, 2018 8:07 pm
fredlmehr
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Hi Marc, Yes; the front seat is a bit tight. I think the people were a bit smaller back then. Once I get in the car there seems to be enough room, but, it is a bit tight getting in. I do know that my '34 Airflow does have an adjustable seat, but I do not know of the '30, '31, '32, or '33. I honestly do not feel that they would have however. The Airflow was pretty revolutionary at the time with lots of innovations. Fred

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Posted : September 10, 2018 4:12 am
fredlmehr
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Hi Brent,
This roadster does indeed have the higher compression "red head". I was under the impression that it was a rare option. I have not seen another '29 with it. Maybe not as rare as what I thought it was.
Fred

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Posted : September 19, 2018 1:27 am
fredlmehr
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Brent,
The head on this car is steel and not aluminum. I had it planed after I noticed a leak in the head gasket. I told the machine shop to be extra careful because of the rarity of that head. No more leaks and the car runs great.
Thanks, Fred

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Posted : September 25, 2018 6:41 pm
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