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Old 26th July 2014, 15:48   #31
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The cosmetic distinguishing factors were mainly FLUID DRIVE written on the rear bumpers a different front grill design in the desoto and slightly different tail lights , steering wheel and horn ring.

The Dodge in addition to the above had a two way side opening bonnet with a central hinge on fluid drive models versus a front straight up opening single piece bonnet on the non fluid drive cars. The dashboard and instrument clusters were also different, as were the steering wheel and horn rings.

The fluid drive Dodges of 1946/47 had a lovely large clock on the glove box lid as well.

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With due respect, Fluid drive on the DeSoto was never mentioned on the rear bumper. It had a monogram on the front section of the left fender, right below the 'DeSoto' monogram. There was another fluid drive monogram on the lid of the glove box.

The Dodge had 'Fluid Drive' written in a flowing font on the rear bumper. One such vehicle used to be featured in the Hutch mobile network ad before the pug took over.

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With due respect, Fluid drive on the DeSoto was never mentioned on the rear bumper.

The Dodge had 'Fluid Drive' written in a flowing font on the rear bumper.
While I am not too sure, I think the DeSotos had a flowing 'DeSoto' script on the rear bumper.
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While I am not too sure, I think the DeSotos had a flowing 'DeSoto' script on the rear bumper.
On the 1947 DeSoto, the flowing DeSoto is found next to the left hand head lamp and the rear bumper. Also, on the wheel caps. Rear bumper pn the Chrysler had nothing written on it.
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On the 1947 DeSoto, the flowing DeSoto is found next to the left hand head lamp and the rear bumper. Also, on the wheel caps. Rear bumper pn the Chrysler had nothing written on it.
I checked some reference cars, attached.

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I guess the 'big' DeSotos that bulldogji mentioned in his informative post should be with the script on the bumper.

Eagerly awaiting to see images of your cars.
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I checked some reference cars, attached.

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I guess the 'big' DeSotos that bulldogji mentioned in his informative post should be with the script on the bumper.

Eagerly awaiting to see images of your cars.

Here's a picture of the rear bumper of my DeSoto. The other pictures will follow soon, but I guess we need to have another thread for the DeSoto.
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Saw this lovely Chrysler convertible in Mumbai the other day.
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