Newbie with 57-58 wagon questions.
hosehead
Posted 2020-07-25 5:23 PM (#601302)
Subject: Newbie with 57-58 wagon questions.


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Hello guys, Newbie here. I have had mopars since the eighties but am about to embark on my first forward look project. I am looking at a 57 dodge spectator wagon and a 58 Plymouth suburban. Both need lots of work but I can do a lot of it. I am just curious about the worst areas for rust.
I have some early b body cars and we all know they rust in the cowl. So, I am here to ask where I should start looking and what to be looking for.
So these two beautiful wagons have been sitting in a barn for a long time and will need everything. I am going to tear into both of them next week and see which one is worse. I prefer the Plymouth but the dodge is more complete. Both have rusty floors for sure.
Thanks in advance for any help. I really appreciate it.
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Viper Guy
Posted 2020-07-25 9:17 PM (#601310 - in reply to #601302)
Subject: Re: Newbie with 57-58 wagon questions.



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Headlight brows, lower frt fenders, rockers, floor pans, trunk pans, lower rr quarters and dog legs, trunk/tailgate, should cover the major areas.

Good luck!
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Old Ray
Posted 2020-07-25 10:33 PM (#601314 - in reply to #601302)
Subject: RE: Newbie with 57-58 wagon questions.



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This is on a 1956, so different, but might give you a idea what you are in for. A lot of money and even more time, big job.   

 





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hosehead
Posted 2020-07-26 1:25 PM (#601357 - in reply to #601302)
Subject: Re: Newbie with 57-58 wagon questions.


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thank you guys. And Viper guy, I'm not far from you.
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Viper Guy
Posted 2020-07-26 2:44 PM (#601364 - in reply to #601357)
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hosehead - 2020-07-26 12:25 PM

thank you guys. And Viper guy, I'm not far from you.


Come see me at ROMAN MOTOR SALES in Hollister, MO
romanmotorsales.com
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big m
Posted 2020-07-27 5:37 PM (#601406 - in reply to #601364)
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I have about 25 '57-9 Mopar wagons for parts here on the west coast.

---John
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hosehead
Posted 2020-07-30 6:14 PM (#601500 - in reply to #601302)
Subject: Re: Newbie with 57-58 wagon questions.


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Thanks John, I may need some. lol.
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