View topic - 27 or 28 fast Four?

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:58 am
Posts: 4
Hi, I am new to this forum (and owning a car with wooden wheels for that matter!). I just purchased a 1928 (?) Fast Four that is mostly restored, just needs interior to be complete. Long story short is I need to get a title and am having a really hard time finding the serial number. I don't want to go scraping away at paint unless I have a good idea I am in the right spot. I want to make sure I have the correct serial before beginning the title process. The previous owner who did the restoration wrote down the serial number but I think he missed the first digit in the serial. If I am right it would be an August 1927 production date. Would this be titled as a 27 or is it considered a 28? From what I can see on the production date paper I have it is considered a 28. I also read 27's didn't have front brakes? My car has four wheel brakes. Also who can supply a quality reproduction data plate? I have yet to see a original example anywhere.This seems to be the go to place for info on these cars so i figure someone here has the answers.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:11 am
Posts: 10
I had a '25-'26 era Frame & the number was on top of the cross member that went side to side about where your Butt would be sitting in the car ..

If you have a Wooden Floor you would have to remove the wood to see the top of the Crossmembers.

Or maybe a Lil Dentist Mirror... Hope this helps


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:58 am
Posts: 4
Thanks for the info! I actually found the serial number on passengers side outer frame rail above the back shackle mounting hole on the front spring. I had to strip away the paint to see it. The whole number is about 6 inches long and has a dash in it for some reason? It indicates a Nov 18 1927 build date according to build records from this website, which makes more sense than the number I was given. Time to do a title search just to be sure nothing fishy is going on with it. Probably won't come back as anything seeing how it was not on the road for at least 50 years and our state DMV had a fire in the 80's that wiped out their old title records. I guess I am going to title as a 1927 since that is actual build date. :D


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:11 am
Posts: 10
Ahhhhhh, Now that you say that it all comes Back to me ... The frame I spoke of Was in the same place you said you found yours .

My '22 Dodge was on top of the Cross member ... To many Old Dodges have passed thru my hands to keep them straight ! :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:08 pm
Posts: 228
If your car was built around serial number A-1,000,000 I think it would be considered a '28.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:58 am
Posts: 4
Thanks Doug, 28 it is then. My friend that sold me the car also has a '22 truck that is a basket case, he has original title for that one, go figure!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:58 pm
Posts: 7
your friends 22 truck basket case wouldnt happen to be for sale would it,if so please have him contact me at 740-663-5010 or 740-703-5780 joe sharp 476 renick lane chillicothe ohio 45601 thanks sharpy


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:02 pm 
here is your plate
http://www.myersearlydodge.com/image.ph ... CN0539.JPG


Top
  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 27 or 28 fast Four?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:07 pm
Posts: 38
Definitely a 1928. Completely different car than the 27 except for the engine.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group