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Photo of 1929 Desoto 4 dr. sedan
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
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
This is a photo of the inside of the car.
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.
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".
Very cool photos!
It's supposed to be fun!
1949 De Soto Custom Convertible (project)
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
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 email@example.com.
Marc, I forgot to mention that his name is John Trutwin and lives in Rice, MN
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
Hi Brent, The '48 club coupe is in need of restoration but I sent a picture of the roadster.
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?
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
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.
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.