Author Topic: WTB: UPDATED 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts  (Read 224 times)

Offline USNTar

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WTB: UPDATED 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« on: December 30, 2017, 10:27:42 AM »
Hello all,

I am looking for the following parts:

Start Push Button

Sun Visor Hinge Assembly (drivers side)   SOURCED

Pull out headlight switch

Shift lever knob

I'm sure there will be others on down the road that I'll need, but this should keep me going for a while.  ;D Thanks

« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 10:20:43 PM by USNTar »
Jon Isaacson
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1939 LaSalle 50-19

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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 06:49:26 AM »
Thats going to be a hard item to find. Are you absent one altogether or do you have one you can repair. I repaired my 38 knob maybe you can too.
Art Archambeault 22010.                                                           38 LaSalle, 5019
49 Series 62
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63 Eldorado  Biarritz Conv
01 Deville

Offline USNTar

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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 08:35:53 AM »
Which one? The shifter knob? The one I have is completely hogged out with well over 1/2 of it missing, and unusable for anything. It was being held on with a ratty piece of electrical tape. Fortunately, I do have the metal collet. I am waiting to hear from Dan Whalen to see if he recasts these. If he does, I should be good to go. I also see that McVeys has reproduction one for a 41 Cadillac that might work even though it's the wrong shape. Worst case scenario, I try to cast one myself using the collet in the mold.
Jon Isaacson
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1939 LaSalle 50-19

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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 09:28:45 AM »
Re the shifter know, can you post a picture of what remains?

I may have one.

Dennis

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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 10:20:47 AM »
USN, ON A 38 mine was hogged up to after 80 yrs. I peeled some oc the old leather back very carefully.  Got in there and picked it all out. Dirt grud everything. Then i filled with liquid steel. Shaped before it hardened..Then filed into shape. Heated wilth a hair dryer to get the leather somewhat pliable. Applied some glue and pressed the pieces bk into place. Taped it tight for a few days. Then i dipped it into polyurethane,  let it dry. I just had to repair another piece of old leather. Cars being painted so i took it off to repair.  It is what is.
Art Archambeault 22010.                                                           38 LaSalle, 5019
49 Series 62
62 Fltw, 60 Special
63 Eldorado  Biarritz Conv
01 Deville

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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 10:27:03 AM »
Maybe better pic
Art Archambeault 22010.                                                           38 LaSalle, 5019
49 Series 62
62 Fltw, 60 Special
63 Eldorado  Biarritz Conv
01 Deville

Offline USNTar

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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 10:51:06 AM »
To my knowledge, I don't think any leather was used on standard 39s. I would defer to others more knowledgeable than I though. For sure there wasn't any on mine as it is. To be honest though, I am even suspect that the one I have came from this car originally anyway.

Here are some photos of what was left under the electrical tape. The collet portion I have out in the car on the shifter, and I'm not going out into the cold right now to retrieve it!  ;D  It looks somewhat like an elongated sewing thimble with a knurled outer portion which was cast directly into the plastic. The inside is threaded and screws onto the shifter.
Jon Isaacson
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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 11:06:54 AM »
I dont know for 39 either. I believe my 38 was leather. In one photo you have you can see where the lines of seperate pieces met at a point. Its hogged i agree. But it looks to me if you can not find a replacement there might be enough to reconstruct one. 
Art Archambeault 22010.                                                           38 LaSalle, 5019
49 Series 62
62 Fltw, 60 Special
63 Eldorado  Biarritz Conv
01 Deville

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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 05:58:01 PM »
Thanks to CLC member Bob Hoffman,  I now have a shifter knob and headlight switch. I'm still in the market for a push type start button for the dash. If anyone has any leads I'd be quite grateful. Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
Jon Isaacson
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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2018, 03:48:55 PM »
Chevys of the 40's show the sunvisor brackets in their catalog.  They also have other parts that fit your car.  Chevysofthe 40s.com

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 03:23:21 AM »
One slight difference with the Chev brackets is that one screw hole is slightly off center, so you have to use a chrome headed self-tapper and not the machine screw in that hole.
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Re: WTB: 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 11:38:50 AM »
Chevys of the 40's show the sunvisor brackets in their catalog.  They also have other parts that fit your car.  Chevysofthe 40s.com

Chevys of the 40's show the sunvisor brackets in their catalog.  They also have other parts that fit your car.  Chevysofthe 40s.com

Thanks fellas, I had wondered about those as I ran across them a week or so back. I'll order one of theirs.

That pretty much closes out my shopping list for now, as I also picked up a starter push button assembly this week. Wish me luck though, I have a sinking suspicion that I am missing the biscuit for the wiring harness. I've been poking around with the electrical system, sorting out what is missing or has been butchered, and I've not run across it yet.
Jon Isaacson
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1939 LaSalle 50-19

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Re: WTB: UPDATED 1939 LaSalle 50-19 Parts
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 10:26:44 PM »
Hello all:

This week I have updated my shopping/wish list and am needing the following items.

1) Wiring harness plug - front (female) section for the dash and under hood harness. Mine was cut out at some point and I have a new harness on order. If I can't find one, I suppose I can work around it, but I'd like to keep everything as original as possible.

2) Source for the brown cloth cloth type ductwork which connects my heater/defroster unit to the outside air intake (see pic). I thought at one point I had run across these from some supplier, but I can't find it now.
Jon Isaacson
CLC #31060
1939 LaSalle 50-19