Front compartment impressions 1950 - 52

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Front compartment impressions 1950 - 52

#1 Post by Brett Johnson » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:18 pm

I'm revising again. This is the text from Authenticity 3.

The rear of the battery compartment had a circular indentation on each side. On early cars, the indentation faced back; on later cars it faced forward. The change occurred mid-1951. There are exceptions to this, with some early 1951 cars having forward facing impressions. On coupes 5215 and 5276 (1950) no impressions exist.

Can anyone add further data points? These are (were) my cars prior to restoration: #5142 rearward, #5430 forward, #10712 rearward, #54205 (1955) forward -- I don't really need anything after 1952, unless it contradicts this.
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Re: Front compartment impressions 1950 - 52

#2 Post by Tony Proasi » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:55 pm

Brett

Here is a picture of my car 11270

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Re: Front compartment impressions 1950 - 52

#3 Post by Brett Johnson » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:02 pm

Thanks Tony,

That illustrates what I mean by forward, if it wasn't clear.
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Re: Front compartment impressions 1950 - 52

#4 Post by Tony Proasi » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:59 pm

Here is a picture of 105xx email me and I will give you the number and better pictures. I dont have permission to post it on the web.
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