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Donald Smith's 1947 DeSoto Suburban  

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BrentJacobsen
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This car draws more interest from spectators at the orphan show than any other. Don loves to show it, so any photo has to have an interested spectator pouring over it. Here is a front quarter view:

Brent Jacobsen
Owner of a 1952 Desoto Firedome

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Posted : September 24, 2017 7:32 pm
BrentJacobsen
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Here is a rear quarter view with the trunk open. This shot shows the versatility of the Suburban with the pass through to the passenger compartment, and the fold-down jump seats behind the sliding second-row seat.

Brent Jacobsen
Owner of a 1952 Desoto Firedome

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Posted : September 24, 2017 7:34 pm
BrentJacobsen
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Here is a front quarter and engine shot from the 2016 orphan show. Don has added power steering and a helper fan to the car. He uses it for parades, and the fan helps prevent overheating.

Brent Jacobsen
Owner of a 1952 Desoto Firedome

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Posted : September 24, 2017 7:38 pm
BrentJacobsen
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Here is a shot of the dashboard in Don's car. You can see the extra switch panel he has added to the left side just below the regular panel. That includes his fan controls.

Brent Jacobsen
Owner of a 1952 Desoto Firedome

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Posted : September 24, 2017 7:40 pm
MarcCapralis
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Brent, that's a great DeSoto Suburban! That dashboard looks like a jewel! Love the light woodgraining! I guess you know that famous director Cecil B. DeMille bought a Suburban new.

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Posted : September 17, 2018 5:41 am
BrentJacobsen
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Marc,

I did not know that! I'll bet Don will enjoy that piece of info. Don bought that car from the club president, Les Pesavento some time back.

Don is a pretty clever fellow himself, and has made several devices that make the Suburban even more useful. During the Rolling sculpture show in Ann Arbor, he set up a side canopy on it, so that he and Judy could sit in the shade.

Brent Jacobsen
Owner of a 1952 Desoto Firedome

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Posted : September 18, 2018 1:38 am
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