Rustic Auto Body in Peru, NY
soiouz
Posted 2009-09-19 11:19 AM (#189462)
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Rustic auto body
85 Conners road
Peru , new york 12972
518-643-8839

Found out about this yard on a local old car forum. The guys here go there often (it's only 1h30 away from Montreal) and from their pictures, there seems to be a number of good Forward Look cars.

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And non FL cars:

1959 Skyliner retractable:




Edsels:


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suburban61
Posted 2009-09-19 5:03 PM (#189479 - in reply to #189462)
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do you have any close up pics of the carnival red '61 plymouth? what body style is it? cheers adriana
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Posted 2009-09-19 5:15 PM (#189480 - in reply to #189462)
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Hi Adriana,

These are not my pics, unfortunately. I plan on going down there myself in the near future and take as many pics as I can.

The 1961 Plymouth is a Fury 2 door hdtp. There is another pic of it on the website where I found the ones I posted here. It's not a closeup pic but you can see the roof a little better. I'll find it and post it here a little later.
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Posted 2009-09-19 5:32 PM (#189483 - in reply to #189462)
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I found the pic, here you go, Adriana:

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Posted 2009-09-19 7:57 PM (#189491 - in reply to #189462)
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Let me know when you plan to go there.
Might be fun.


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Posted 2009-09-19 8:03 PM (#189492 - in reply to #189462)
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That blue '58 chrysler looks to have the AC tinted glass....

Did anyone catch that early 60s imperial in the background of the green desoto pic?
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Posted 2009-09-19 8:12 PM (#189493 - in reply to #189492)
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Fanbladeus - 2009-09-19 8:03 PM

That blue '58 chrysler looks to have the AC tinted glass....

Did anyone catch that early 60s imperial in the background of the green desoto pic?


Yes that Imperial is a 1962... there was another pic somewhere showing the rear end. It seems in pretty good shape from what can be seen here.
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Posted 2009-09-19 8:25 PM (#189496 - in reply to #189462)
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Man this is a good stash of FL cars.
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suburban61
Posted 2009-09-20 8:10 PM (#189592 - in reply to #189496)
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that '62 imp looks identical to may fathers, except the condition, same colour and everything... hmmm, i shall have to ring them up about the '61... it appears to be a coupe? adriana
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Posted 2009-09-23 8:10 PM (#189940 - in reply to #189462)
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I want that 61 fury coupe!!!!
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Posted 2009-09-24 9:18 AM (#190008 - in reply to #189940)
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silly silly, you shouldn't have sold the one you had... you'll have to paint this one another colour, oscar feels it will cramp his style adriana
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Posted 2009-09-26 8:34 PM (#190334 - in reply to #190008)
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Hey Big M! Lookey there! Just what you need. A '47 Crosley Wagon.

Put a hemi and big tires in that thing and have an instant Rat Fink mobile!
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Posted 2009-09-27 1:16 PM (#190391 - in reply to #190334)
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alumcanTandThd - 2009-09-26 5:34 PM

Hey Big M! Lookey there! Just what you need. A '47 Crosley Wagon.

Put a hemi and big tires in that thing and have an instant Rat Fink mobile!


LMAO!

For many years there was a '47 or '48 Crosley wagon parked on a local ranch here, A hot rodder out of Redding, Ca. bought it with the same idea in mind. Never did see it's completion, though.

---John
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gearheadmike
Posted 2012-03-27 10:22 PM (#314116 - in reply to #189462)
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Just wanted to let you's know this yard is about 20 min from me the car in the 5th pic down is currently for sale he's asking $3000 He did crush alot cars so unknown of what's left. He can be high on price. Actually his son lives across the road from me lol
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Posted 2012-03-30 10:37 AM (#314524 - in reply to #189462)
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That's high alright, missing alot of trim, and it's a 4 dr post too. I was in there last about 10 years ago, and the first time around 1990 when we briefly lived north of Keeseville off rt 9. He was high back then too... Mike, maybe you should go down with a camera and give us a report!

That '57 DeS hardtop looks like it might be restorable if it's still there!
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gearheadmike
Posted 2012-03-30 12:36 PM (#314540 - in reply to #314524)
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Yea well I might go there some time this month to see if he has any 4 bbl intakes. in my eyes he kinda talks like a smart a$$ to people I mean years ago I was fixing a 80 ford pinto and he seemed really decent bout it. I gess he has his good and bad days lol. I also don't think he likes me to much seeing I dated his grand daughter and that didn't turn out to good lol. Ill see when I go if I can get some pics. What types of cars should I take pics of? I know finned mopar's lol
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Posted 2012-03-30 1:32 PM (#314553 - in reply to #314540)
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gearheadmike - 2012-03-30 12:36 PM

Yea well I might go there some time this month to see if he has any 4 bbl intakes. in my eyes he kinda talks like a smart a$$ to people I mean years ago I was fixing a 80 ford pinto and he seemed really decent bout it. I gess he has his good and bad days lol. I also don't think he likes me to much seeing I dated his grand daughter and that didn't turn out to good lol. Ill see when I go if I can get some pics. What types of cars should I take pics of? I know finned mopar's lol


Definitely take a pic of that green and white '57 Desoto and ask about it too, if it's still there, please.
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Posted 2012-03-30 8:49 PM (#314623 - in reply to #314553)
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I think its still there what would you like me to ask about it?
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Posted 2012-03-31 4:08 PM (#314747 - in reply to #189462)
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Take a good look underneath and start by seeing if it's solid enough to restore, and if by chance it is, check for completeness (missing parts) under the hood, it should have a 325 Poly (Dodge) engine. Note options, get a price. I remember this car from my first visit many yrs ago since '57/8 DeS/Chry have always been my favorite cars. Be great to see someone here restore this one... and it's only 90 minutes from Montreal! This year & body style is well worth the effort.

Mike, pictures of any 70 and older Mopars would be great!

Oh and check to see if the 354 poly is in that grey 57 Chrysler or black 58 Chrysler!

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gearheadmike
Posted 2012-03-31 8:51 PM (#314802 - in reply to #189462)
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ok ill have to write this down lol. ill get a price for the green&white desoto and ill write down all the rusted spots and what I think it needs. The price might be scary tho haha.
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gearheadmike
Posted 2012-03-31 8:56 PM (#314804 - in reply to #189462)
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O and I just noticed in the pic the black one doesn't have a motor in it lol.
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gearheadmike
Posted 2012-04-02 2:04 PM (#315021 - in reply to #189462)
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Well guys just got back from here there's a least 3 of the cars in the pics about that are gone or I did not see. The Primer gray 4dr he's asking $2500 the green and White 2dr Desoto he's asking $3000. I didn't take pic I did better video of almost the hole yard and these cars first. I will upload them later or tomorrow, youtube is slow lol
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Posted 2012-04-03 11:48 AM (#315143 - in reply to #189462)
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What did you think of the underside (floors, frame etc) of the DeS? That's critical. We need to get someone to restore that one! If it's solid enough and complete it is well worth $3k imo. They always need 1/4s and rockers, doglegs etc even floors in this part of the country, it's what's below that makes it a viable project or not, especially the frame, spring perches and all.

I assume the grey '58 still has it's poly 354?

Edited by firedome 2012-04-03 11:51 AM
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gearheadmike
Posted 2012-04-03 7:23 PM (#315207 - in reply to #315143)
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well its hard to see cause the tires are flat and its sunk in the ground so I couldn't see the underside. I know from looking at it it will need lower fender work/both rockers/both quarters/really good amount of trunk floor work/ deff needs floor board work/some inner fender work. It is a Standard car tho. but idk if its the doors sagging or if the body is moving. cause I had a hell of a time getting the door open.
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gearheadmike
Posted 2012-04-03 10:18 PM (#315231 - in reply to #315207)
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Here's the video of it and sorry about video quality my cam is a cheap a$$ one and it sux. here's part 1 and 2

http://youtu.be/pWXyVAPb-zI

http://youtu.be/8AuMkzFiVFE
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firedome
Posted 2012-04-11 1:53 PM (#316416 - in reply to #189462)
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Thanks for getting that Mike. Boy that DeS looks like it deteriorated a lot since the pics at the beginning of the thread! Good for glass and trim maybe, a shame.
A lot of them like that in there... and at his prices they'll probably be there a long time!
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soiouz
Posted 2012-04-11 6:53 PM (#316450 - in reply to #189462)
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Thanks a lot for the info and the videos.

I agree with what firedome just said, from what I see here the Desoto, at 3000$, is way overpriced.
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gearheadmike
Posted 2012-04-13 12:10 AM (#316635 - in reply to #189462)
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No prob I had fun walking in there yea when I asked about it and the price he said its a little rough around the edges I was thinking to my self he hasn't been out there looking at it close enough lol and the 4dr primered car I all most got when I was 13 off the owner before rustic lol
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