I'll update this thread with what I'm up to with the car. It arrived on Saturday and did spend a good part of the weekend crawling over it. I'm going to put a plan together with the specific issues that I would l like to address. With 3 kids starting college shortly I can't go crazy but I would like to get it sorted for driving and clean up some of the cosmetic issues. I have already removed the trunk and pilot rays. The sidemount covers will be a topic for a different thread. Also the tires.
Since this is a free forum, it looks like they won't give us the space for hosting images so they will need to be hosted elsewhere and linked. I've got a photoshopped version of where I'm going and I'll link it when I find a place to post it.
Here is a photoshopped depiction of the direction I'm going in. I'm not thrilled with the fender color but it is close to original so I'm going to leave it alone. Painted side mount covers, removal of accessory trunk, black wall tires.
Post by JohnGPhillips on Jun 26, 2014 20:28:56 GMT -6
A. J., I think your photoshop of what it will look like is stunning! Are you planning on removing the luggage rack and the trunk? Are these for sale? I agree that the trunk detracts from the 'look'. I think I like the black walls and I now see what you were saying about 'painting the side mount covers. I kept thinking your were planning on painting ALL of the side mount, including the chrome part around the tread.
I will take some pictures and post them. If the trunk and rack are REO specific then somebody with a REO can have them. I'll have to let my friend know.
Victor, I think I mentioned we have never owned a sedan before. My dad was not on board at first but has come around now that he has seen the car in person. I think the greatest club sedan would be the Duesenberg 20 Grand which has a Rollston body, followed by the later Dietrich bodied Packards. After that I agree this is the next one in the list!
Here is a picture of the 845 Packard with the duplicate body. The wheelbase is 3 inches shorter and I think the difference is in the cowl. There were three on the Packard chassis and one was famously in the Harrah collection for years. One was just at Pebble Beach recently where it was a class winner.
tim: Mark my hood is complete and you are welcome to examine when you come over to Michigan. Also, the chrome strip or stainless stops at the rear of hood. Does not go to the windshield
Apr 24, 2015 13:38:30 GMT -6
davidsnow: Just saying hello as a new member. Thank you to John Phillips for reaching out and letting me know about the forum. I live in Wisconsin and have been in the REO club for several years. My wife and I currently are serving as custodians of REO merchandise.
Jan 17, 2016 10:57:38 GMT -6
harley: My attempt at creating a thread with an attachment of the Royale stationary does not seem to allow the attachment to open for view. What did I not do correctly? This is my first time on a forum so it is all new to me. (Harley)
Aug 20, 2016 13:49:41 GMT -6
JohnGPhillips: The spam topics and offending users have been removed. Apologies to all.
Aug 14, 2018 11:36:56 GMT -6
lovecars1: My Father owned a 1931 Reo Royale 8 that once belonged to Premier Hepburne of Ontario Canada in the 1930s,my Dad owned this car in Kingston,Ontario in the mid to late 1940s.I remember him saying it was horrendous on fuel.
Aug 22, 2018 15:02:20 GMT -6
coley: Hi John and Mark. Coley here. Making more REO door handles. I need to find a supplier for the lock cylinder and keys for the outer locking door handles for a 1930 flying cloud and others. Or a handle with keys.
Feb 22, 2019 12:08:45 GMT -6