National DeSoto Club Forum - Recent Topics https://desoto.org/community/ Discussion Board en-US Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:33:38 +0000 wpForo 60 FREE 1946-48 Front Fenders, Steering Columns https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/free-1946-48-front-fenders-steering-columns/ Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:55:23 +0000 Hello, I live in the Central Coast of California and have some parts for S11 DeSotos, 1946-48.  A pair of rust free front fenders, one small dent in one, otherwise straight and solid.  Can send photos.  Also, several steering columns from this era of DeSoto.  FREE, just have to come pick them up  soon.  Thanks, Jim

]]>
JimMeehan https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/free-1946-48-front-fenders-steering-columns/
Best Antique Car Insurance https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/best-antique-car-insurance/ Sat, 30 Nov 2019 18:14:22 +0000 Just got a notice that Nationwide/Hagerty is shifting my policy to Essentia Ins. Co.  They claim "same benefits."  Does anyone have any recommendations for better/best insurance for DeSotos?

]]>
JohnLynn https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/best-antique-car-insurance/
All 39 DeSoto owners - I will be starting to sell my collection of 39 Desoto Parts. https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/all-39-desoto-owners-i-will-be-starting-to-sell-my-collection-of-39-desoto-parts/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:49:18 +0000 To All 1939 Desoto owners of the NDC and other web sites:

I have decided to start the process of selling my collection of NOS and used 1939 Desoto parts that I have been collecting for over the past 30+ years.

If you are looking for any specific parts for your 39 Desoto please contact me via my email at Desoto1939@aol.com  I live near Valley Forge pa which is near Valley Forge, PA.

Please list if you only want NOS or if you would consider Used and rebuilt items.  My list of parts is to long to list.  I will quote you a price plus shipping. For international buyers you will have to declare the item for duty fees and taxes.

Rich Hartung

Desoto1939@aol.com

]]>
RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/all-39-desoto-owners-i-will-be-starting-to-sell-my-collection-of-39-desoto-parts/
1938 Desoto Winter radiator and grill cover https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/1938-desoto-wintr-grill-cover/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:08:06 +0000 I have for sale a 1938 Desoto winter grillcover.

How many of these do you still see in this type of condition. The cover is not torn and is in great shape for being over 80+ years old. The cover even has the DeSoto logo on the front of the cover.  This is a nice piece for someones collect to display with their 38 Desoto

I am asking $50 plus shipping.

Rich Hartung

desoto1939@aol.com 142,141,140 

]]>
RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/1938-desoto-wintr-grill-cover/
1939 Desoto S-6 AACA HPOF Certified https://desoto.org/community/class-1-1929-1940/1939-desoto-s-6-aaca-hpof-certified/ Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:57:19 +0000 I have attached a picture of my 1939 Desoto that I have owned for 32 years.  We have attended several NDC conventions with this car.  The car retains the original S6 engine, trans, rear-end and all original suspension components. It still has the original mohari interior but the headline has been replaced.  I have several options on the car which include original tubed radio, Glove box lid Clock, Heater and the rear gravel guard that mounts between the rear bumper and the body of the car. I have also installed the optional fender lamps that you do see on 1939 Dodge cars. I have turned these into my front turn signals.

The car still has the original full covered rubber matted running boards and the rubber gasket that is used in the rear swing out windows is still the original rubber gasket and they are sealing perfectly.

There are and early version of the 39 desoto that did not have the full covered running board and then they switch to a fully covered running board.  Al Smith in Pa has the 39 desoto with the top only covered running boards.

Interesting fact about the car, when I purchased the car I noticed that the brake pedal would get very hard to push and would not return. When I pulled the MC I discovered that the back relief hole in the MC was only partially tapped therefore the MC could not let the pressure escape when releasing the brake pedal. I tapped the hole the rest of the way and cleaned and honed the bore and the brakes have worked just fine.

As a side line to my hobby I also collect the old original factory Miller tools to support the upkeep of this car along with a large collection of cross reference catalogs that list the various auto manufactures that supplied parts to Chrysler and this includes from 1926 - 1954.  These catalogs are all on CD format so I am saving the paper catalogs and only use my computer to read the information

It current has 97000 miles and has been repainted close to the factory original color. The small green car version of my 39 is a real metal Kingsbury toy that has a windup mechanism to make the car go forward.  This is still original color for the toy.  You do not see many of these Kingsbury toys.  They also made an orange colored one that had a sliding plastic roof opening that was to resemble the skyway cabs that were used in the major cities

Rich Hartung

Desoto1939@aol.com 139,138,137 

 

]]>
RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/class-1-1929-1940/1939-desoto-s-6-aaca-hpof-certified/
Autolite Parts catalog 1938 -51 and 1940-54 https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/autolite-parts-catalog-1938-51-and-1940-54/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:03:56 +0000 I have been collecting various automotive cross reference catalogs and scanning the pages and then putting the information on CD's.

I have up for sale the AUTOLITE Parts catalogs that list the original Autolite components that would have been on our DeSoto cars. It also lists other cars and trucks that also were equipet with Autolite parts.  Autolite was the main supplier for most of the electrical components on our Desoto's.

The catalogs cover with the Autolite part numbers and also have pictures of the part for a reference point.  You will find the Autolite parts at swap meets but usually not the MoPar part with the appropriate MoPar part number. These books help you identify the Autolite part when they are sitting in a $1 to $10 pile at swap meets. and you can get some great bargain's just by knowing the corresponding Autolite part number for your particular car or truck.

The  areas that are covered include: Each section lists the Autolite part number and then there is a section with a picture of each part

Distibutors & Coils

Generator and Regulators

Starting Motors and Switches

Speedometers and Instruments

Wiper Motor and Horns

The cost shipped to your home for both catalogs on CD is $25.00

These make a great XMAS present to yourself and your wife does not have to do any shopping for that special gift for you. Also what is nice is that you can print out any particular page of the catalog and take the information along with you to a swap meet instead of taking the whole paper catalog.

Contact:

Rich HArtung

20 Drifwood Drive

Eagleville, PA 19403

Cell 484-431-8157

Home 610-630-9188

Here is an example ofa page from the catalog.

134

135 1935-51 front cover

136   1940-54 front cover

I will also be listing various other catalogs that I have scanned. These make for a great refernce library for your Desoto.

 

]]>
RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/autolite-parts-catalog-1938-51-and-1940-54/
1939 MoPar Brown Gas Pedal https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/1939-mopar-brown-gas-pedal/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:11:59 +0000 I have two almost NOS Mopar Brown gas pedal.  You can find the black gas pedals but the original Brown gas pedal is not being reproduced. So if you need a Brown gas pedal then I have two for sale.

These can also be used on the 38 and 39 and up Mopar's - Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and Desoto.

I am asking $75 plus shipping

Rich Hartung

Desoto1939@aol.com

cell 484-431-8157

Home 610-630-9188

131,130,129

]]>
RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/1939-mopar-brown-gas-pedal/
NOS 1939 Headlight refletor https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/nos-1939-headlight-refletor/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:07:44 +0000 I have a NOS 1939 Desoto Headlight reflector in which the silver plating is excellent and can be placed into your headlight bucket and used immediately.

I have cleaned the unit with silver polish.  You do not find these reflectors in this kind of condition and most silvering will cost you around $100 or more to have it re-silvered.

 

I have attached a picture of one of the units.

I am asking $65 plus shipping from Philadelphia, PA

Rich Hartung

desoto1939@aol.com

cell 484-431-8157

home 610-630-9188

128 

]]>
RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/nos-1939-headlight-refletor/
1939 Desoto, Chrysler, Dodge NOS rear gravel guard https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/1939-desoto-chrysler-dodge-nos-rear-gravel-guard/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:00:39 +0000 Selling a NOS rear gravel guard which is an optional item for a 1939 Desoto, Dodge and Chrysler.  The unit is made up of two halfs that bolt together in the middles.  The unit fits behind the rear bumper and fill the space between the bumper and the body. I have only seen one of these unit in my 30 years of attending the great Hershey swap meet in October.

I currently have a rear gravel guard onmy 39 Desoto and will attach pictures of what it looks like installed on a car.

I am asking $200 or best offer plus shipping.

Rich Hartung

Desoto1939@aol.com

Cell 484-431-8157

Home 610-630-9188

127,126,125 

]]>
RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/parts-for-sale-wanted-trade/1939-desoto-chrysler-dodge-nos-rear-gravel-guard/
2020 Convention Location https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/2020-convention-location/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:50:55 +0000 It was brought to my attention that the latest magazine lists next year's convention as being in Brookville, Wisconsin. It is actually in Brookfield, Wisconsin, which is about 15 minutes straight west of Milwaukee along I-94. I am not sure if a Brookville even exists, but please make sure you look at the correct location.

Also just a reminder, the hotel is actively taking reservations and already has several. The hotel information is on the main home page of this website for easy access.

David

]]>
DavidFrank https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/2020-convention-location/