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|Fan Shroud: My car didn’t had a Fan Shroud (01). On a car meeting I purchased a Chrome Metal Fan Shroud, thinking this would give the engine compartment a more valuated look, will prevent parts or screws falling on the propeller when working at idling, and as protection from casually touch inside. (old Pic 02). So far so good.|
In hot summer, at longer stops and idling I encountered critical heating situations, the engine room got quite hot. I was reflecting: without a shroud, the fan blows not only axial, but as well partially radial as a centrifugal fan. My Metal Shroud, covering only 65% of the propeller, now caused in idle more air to be centrifuged downward instead towards the engine. -> Just check it!
I took a high temperature Heat Protective Mat (03), put this over a panel to seal airtight underneath the fan and front (04). As result, the heating was noticeable reduced. Then I purchased two Chrome Metal Shrouds, the longest available (170mm), one for the upper, the other one for the lower side of the fan. They had to be exactly marked for a partly cut-out to fit all around (05). Needed cut-outs for: the water hose (06), the generator belt (07), the steering pump, the transmission oil lines (08), and a bending on the fuel pump side (09). All these cuts were previously simulated with a cardboard sample. Then the prepared two halves (to see lower Shroud) (10) (11) could be mounted very easy, without disassembling anything, and fixed with long bolts through the radiator.
The distance of the shroud to the propeller, here should be taken in consideration the movement of the engine on bad streets. The short Metal Shroud was initially mounted too near, as signs of contacts can be seen on the comparison (12).
Now this Chrome Metal Shroud makes multiple sense: protection, outfit and an improved cooling at longer stop (13). - SERGE -
Comment: If you find a standard shroud fitting the radiator you will save some handiwork, but will have to disassemble some items!
Edited by sermey 2012-09-08 12:35 PM
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(10 - Lower Metal Shroud Cut - Outside View.jpg)
(11 - Lower Metal Shroud Cut - Inside View.jpg)
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(13 - Chrome Metal Shroud 170mm - Top View.jpg)
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|Trunk Edge: The lower trunk edge is most exposed to damage when loading items not carefully. The paint is most badly affected. In addition, this edge is even not exactly straight.|
A profile in plastic or rubber, preferably in the cars color, could eliminate this situation. I found a plastic channel used in electric installations, in white as the car (1). The cover fits to the trunk edge as required (2). The trunk seal keep it in the right position (3) ( ! the carpet is black and ends up with the profile). Some rubber profiles or a small slotted hose would work as well.
Now, the trunk edge is protected, straight, no color damages anymore, all as it should always be (4). – SERGE -
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Emblem on Ash Tray: As already shown earlier in this thread, I had fixed the small Knight Head (01) on the ash tray. It is the same as already on the steering wheel. Looking a little bit “lost”, I replaced it now by the more sophisticated emblem
used on the Glove Box of the 1959 Coronet (02-03). If nicer to put there an emblem, particulary this new one depends on each personal taste (04-05).
Anyway, as lover of emblems I like it. Another eye-catcher! - SERGE - :laugh:
Edited by sermey 2014-05-11 8:15 AM
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(02 1959 Glove Box Medaillon NOS 25.jpg)
(03 1959 Glove Box Medaillon NOS Solo 25.jpg)
(04 Ash Tray Solo 25.jpg)
(05 Ash Tray Front View 25.jpg)
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Bright Back Light: When replacing the bulbs by LEDs for backlight, there are various LED lamps available that fit to the socket 1156 BA (01). Here not shown all. The standard replacement LEDs shines more white then brighter. One solution for a brighter light is to use Super Bright LEDs, as the power dissipation and therefore the heating effect remains small. A next step brighter is to use instead of the 1156 BA single lamp the High Power 1157 BA dual Lamp (Turn Signal / Brake), when bridging the two connectors, and adapting one fixing pin to fit to the single contact socket (02). The difference between standard bulb and Power LED manifests in color and an impressive brightness (03).
Now, turning backwards at night, the street is sufficient illuminated, in respect to ground and in distance (04). – SERGE -
Edited by sermey 2014-05-16 12:34 PM
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(04 Super Bright Back Light - 25.jpg)
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Board Moderator & Exner Expert 10K+
Location: Southern Sweden - Sturkö island
|Nice idea Serge, thanks' for sharing!|
The Last Emblem: Many years ago I found a nice ForwardLook Emblem with a Dodge Script. Because I liked I purchased, even I had never seen this one on a 1959 Dodge. It got a nice place under the left Front Seat (01). Since then I was looking for a similar Emblem for the right side, but without the Dodge Script - a ForwardLook Emblem should never be mounted Backward.
Now I found what I was looking for a long time (02). It has got his reserved place, looking happily forward as his brother on the left side (03). Another hidden eye-catcher (04).
Was this the last emblem to be mounted on my 1959 Dodge Convertible? - SERGE -
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(02 FWL Emblem Solo-25.jpg)
(03 Emblem RH -25.jpg)
(04 FWL Emblem View RH -25 .jpg)
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Location: Southern Sweden - Sturkö island
|That looks really like a nice emblem Serge - fact I don't recall ever seeing such a nicely shaped one?! Is there a story behind??|
Location: USA - KY
Looks great, Serge!
Love your work. You are part mechanic, part artist!
Astounding attention to detail!
Flashing LEDs: Brighter light on directional and rear lamps can be achieved when using LEDs of the new generation (01). They about 10% current consumption then standard bulbs. With this low current the common thermostatic operated flasher (02) will not work anymore. Load resistors of about 6 Ohm/20Watt (03) are offered to connect in parallel to each replaced bulb. To keep it low-cost, one resistor can be connected directly at the output of the flasher and will then be parallel to any LEDs in flashing mode. With the load resistor the additional “advantage” of a lower current consumption is lost, but it works.
Using an electronic controlled flasher (astable multivibrator) with relais (04), the flash frequency will be independent of the loading. It is defined by the time-constant, and can be modified by the value of a capacitor or resistor (05).
Simpler is to use an adjustable electronic flasher (06), The pin configuration enables to replace directly the standard flasher. It needs an additional lead to ground. Now the flashing frequency can be modified manually in a wide range by turning the axis of the potentiometer, and independent of load and voltage it remains stable.
The simplest and lowest cost solution at all is to keep all the bulbs connected, but outside the housing (in a thermo- protected and dimmed space), and insert the LED lamps in parallel. The total current will increase about 10% and as well the flashing frequency.
The result with Power LEDs is a Super Bright Rear Light, when flashing and at stop. With the camera the brightest red becomes yellow (07)!
To get a warmer and homogenous white light I covered the front LEDs with a Dessert Cap (08), only possible because the LED doesn’t heat.
With parking LEDs ON, now the car can keep the battery charge up to one week, at super bright light! - SERGE - :laugh:
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(05 Printed Circuit Board.jpg)
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(09 Damped LED Park Light.jpg)
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Location: Perth Australia
|Very good |
Always enjoy reading this thread (been a long time since something new)
I will add though that those "scotch locks" (red wire taps) belong in the bin, nothing but electrical gremlin makers especially on anything that draws a current
Dash Pad 1: When I got my Dodge, the dash pad was hard, dried and partly broken. There was no other way then to remove it (01). After cleaning the surface I used the same black vinyl to coat it as for the door panels (02). Applying on both sides enough Contact Glue, as for the arm rests (see earlier post), the coating got softer, could then be stretched and pulled around the edges. Fixed with masking tape I had to wait one week. The instruments metallic insert (03) then mounted over when black painted. The right side rounding was simulated by a coated metal (04).The result was impressive, as shown in 06 – 08. There was just one negative aspect: the surface was not padded and there were no ribbers.
Looking at the old brochure the ribbing is also missing (09), but I think this was a preliminary draft. The illustration in the parts book, the dash pad shows ribbes (10 black), as can be seen on cars with the original pad (11 blue, for Ron).
Today the Swedish company RD Autoline (Tony) reproduces this one and many other dash pads in a stunning originality and at high quality standard. What I saw in documentations is a high skilled artwork.
I ordered one for my 1959 Dodge Convertible and will later report the proceeding in mounting it, in: Dash Pad 2. - SERGE -
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(02 Black Vinyl Coating.jpg)
(03 Instruments Metallic Insert.jpg)
(04 Vinyl Coated Dash Right Side.jpg)
(05 Vinyl Coated Dash Center.jpg)
(06 Vinyl Coated Dash Left Side.jpg)
(07 Vinyl Coated Dash Board Overview.jpg)
(08 Dash Pad Old Brochure.jpg)
(09 Dash Pad Partsbook Black.jpg)
(10 Dash Pad Partsbook Blue.jpg)
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Weak Hood Spring: When I got my Dodge, the hood had to be kept up with a wooden bar because of weakened springs. Thus I had first to reproduce stronger springs, and found a manufacturer. For an incredible price of CHF 80.00 he produced for me (1994), according the sample I sent him, 3 different pairs of springs, so I could test them on the car (01) and make the choice. What you see are the remaining 2 new pairs.
I kept the pair of spring that just hold up the hood and painted them in white as the car (02). Since then the hood is up as it should. - SERGE –
Edited by sermey 2015-04-08 12:05 PM
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Location: ZH, Switzerland
With a big interest I'm following your thred. You're like a Wizard here in Switzerland. Thank you very much for all your helpful hints. I'm sure I could use some of your hints for my Letter after it comes back from the body shop. I'm happy I could meet you at Zug on April 20th this year and we'll do the journey to the PBM together. Big hugs.
Till later, take care,
Location: northern germany
hoodinki - 2015-04-08 12:13 PM
We all got that stick, I prefer the unscrewable wooden type on push brooms. I remember needing these, and a wheel chuck to keep in the trunk for parking on hills if you had a Powerflite, back in the 1970s for my Plymouth. Not really MBZ engineering going on back then. No wonder Plymouth is now Dead,.
wtf?! in 100 000s of miles driving my plymouth or other fls i never had the slightest problems with hood springs or the very efficient parking brakes. they lock the tires anytime and on the steepest hills. don't blame these fine cars for poor maintenance. these cars are build for the eternity IF properly serviced.
Front Light Connections: All wires of the front lights lead to a Terminal Block located in front of the battery (01).
This Terminal Block has 5 connectors (1 – 5 from left to right). For a nicer appearance, it is fixed with polished stainless pan-head screws (M5), the connector bolts are covered with cap nuts, and the leading wires are hold in black (02).
The schematic diagram can be found in the Service Manual DODGE 59 Supplement, here a part restricted to the front lights (03). The connections on my car are originally slightly different then shown in the manual (04). They could not be interchanged because of the exact length of the wires.
There is a nice repro of the terminal connector available, at a reasonable price (05). The connections of the terminal block I added as well in PDF. - SERGE -
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(04 Connections Terminal Block.jpg)
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Location: The Mile High City
|outstanding, Serge - I always enjoy reading this thread. Your attention to detail and inventiveness is remarkable.|
Board Moderator & Exner Expert 10K+
Location: Southern Sweden - Sturkö island
|Always interesting to read Serges posts - careful work to enhance the car|
Push Buttons: When restoring the Push Buttons a time ago, I had to remove the old paint in the letters. All chemical way where to aggressive, I used a soft diluent to be cleaned with water. But this plastic is so “weak”, that not only the paint was removed, but as well the front was badly affected. I had to grind it down and then use letter sticker (01), protected by a transparent foil (02).
Most Push Buttons are irreparably damaged by Finger Nails. It is very rare to find one with intact letters (03). Finally I found now a set in acceptable condition (04).
This time I didn’t use any chemistry at all (05), cleaned them with a soft brass brush (06), and got them all quite nice (07). The paint for the letters (red as used for the Instuments) I applied locally with a needle, removed instantly the color around with a rubber scraper, and when dried grinded the front (08). To fix and center the caps I put some tape around (white), inserted again a protective transparent foil, and for a soft return I added an O-Ring over the cap (09).
Now the Push Buttons look again as they should and are protected from Finger Nails: Clear letters and nice to look at. - SERGE -
Edited by sermey 2015-04-24 3:12 AM
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(06 Brush-up Push Buttons.jpg)
(07 Push Buttons AC brushed.jpg)
(08 Grinding Front Rounded.jpg)
(09 Push Button Assembly.jpg)
(10 Push Button Unit Mounted.jpg)
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Location: Southern Sweden - Sturkö island
|Lot of patience and love for the work at hand - those pushbuttons could'nt be any better.|
Six-Way Seat Adjuster Switch: By a single bar of the switch, all six positions of the seat can be adjusted (01).
Forward - Backward (5 inches) Higher - Lower (2 inches) Tilt CW - CCW (18 degrees) (02).
As the initial current of the seat adjustment is quite high, the contacts should be checked from time to time (03) (04). The color of the wires must be correct, the switch is folded down for rear view (05).
Later I found another switch as spare part, mounted on a chrome bezel, as illustrated in the owners manual (06). This bezel should be on front side of the seat. To keep the nice golden emblem I put it reversed on the rear side - and it fits as it should be. The top view shows the mounting bracket and the power seat motor (07). The red main wire is connected after the circuit breaker located on the top lift switch, this as well the power windows. The chrome bezel is mounted with the two existing screws of the switch, thus easy to remove if one day dislike.
But for now, a bit more chrome on my Convertible! (08) – SERGE -
Edited by sermey 2015-04-29 9:26 AM
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(02 Six-Way Seat Adjustments.jpg)
(03 Contact Elements.jpg)
(04 Power Switch Components.jpg)
(05 Connections Rear View.jpg)
(06 Six-Way Power Switch Owners Manual 25 .jpg)
(07 Top View with Power Seat Motor.jpg)
(08 Power Switch with Chrome Bezel.jpg)
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Location: ZH, Switzerland
Thank you very much Serge for this information. In my Letter I got a six way electric adjustable drivers seat as well. The switch looks different on a 1960 Mopar, but I assume the basic function is the same - one motor, three clutches.
Location: Minor Hill, TN
|Thank You for the 411|
Dome Lamp: With time the plastic lens goes brown and burns out in the center, due to excessive heat by the bulb. This is already observable in the original brochure of the 1959 Dodge Convertible, burned lens zoomed right down (01). As these lenses are highly demanded, reproductions are available up to USD 80 a pair (02). A single NOS Dome Lamp Lens Imperial with crown insigna is offered for USD155 (03).
To replace the lens, the fixing pins on the rear shell have to be bent out with the result that they mostly break off. Therefore break out one of the three pins for the lens can be removed, replace it by a soldered one, and grind a slot in the metal retainer. Now it can be fixed or removed anytime just by twisting (04).
To avoid a newly deformation of the replaced lens by heat a LED, no longer then 35mm, is advised in replacement of the bulb (05). This special bulb has two terminals, plus and minus, the socket is isolated, means not grounded. One pin is connected to plus, the other pin to minus when the door switch is activated. As I could not find such a LED I had to do some “surgical” interventions:
- Unsolder the two contacts and the four fixing points of the socket for removal (06).
- Socket removed (07).
As shown, one contact leads direct to the LED unit for a bright light, the other contact to the same point but over a resistor of 15 Ohm for a lower light. The ground (-) goes to the socket, as expected (07).
- Connect the resistor to minus (for lower light), and cut out the cupper of the printed circuit board in order to disconnect the ground (08).
- Resolder the socket on the LED unit as it was previously. The LED has become a direct replacement of the original bulb (09).
Now the dome lamp shows a brighter white light, without any burning of the plastic lens (10). - SERGE -
P.S. Numbering of the pictures corrected.
Edited by sermey 2015-05-03 9:08 PM
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(03 NOS Dome Lamp Lense Imperial.jpg)
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(05 Comparison LED - Bulb.jpg)
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(08 Resistor on Minus and Ground Cut.jpg)
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(10 Bright White Dome Light.jpg)
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Car Production Broadcast: My restored Car Production Broadcast I had already presented a time ago in the appropriate forum. In this thread here I just show HOW I did it, not must be the best way to go – but it works.
Scan the sheet with 1200dpi in precise vertical/horizontal orientation with Photoshop. It needs Win7 64-bit with at least 8MB RAM. The original scan is in the first layer named background (01). The layer 00 is a copy of the background in case of a disaster. . . . (01).
Create the next layers 01 – 06 for individual mastering, and freeze them from moving (02).
The layer 01 is the background pattern of the sheet, sample taken in a clean segment in layer 00. Remember, this background in not a uniform color, thus a pattern!
Next copy the selected items from layer 00 into the designated layers as shown in (02), ready there for clean and restore individually. If the result in a layer is not satisfactory, then just delete and re-copy it.
Examples of restored layers:
Layer 02: Original Text with Grid brown (03).
Layer 03: Original Typed Numbers black (04).
The typed numbers are not upgraded as they could be in order to keep their authentification. When all layers have been restored, merge all in one layer to stay fixed. This will be the final Car Production Broadcast Restored, saved here in a smaller resolution, as JPG-Picture (05), or 1 : 1 as PDF-File with 144dpi (because of the 250k limitation) (08).
The letters and the grid can as well be reproduced instead restored. Here the letters then are taken from the font library (Arial, Bold, Smooth, Color RGB: 207-113-46) and the lines are created by construction, all in Photoshop. In direct comparison to the original in the left, the difference is hardly visible (06). The Original Typed Numbers remains as before (04). Each single number can be selected, copied and inserted individually for another specific sheet (07).
Now, any missing Car Production Broadcast can be re-created by anyone. Happy printing! - SERGE -
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(02 Layers Listing.jpg)
(03 Original Text with Grid.jpg)
(04 Original Typed Numbers black.jpg)
(05 Car Production Broadcast Restored.jpg)
(06 Comparison Original Text - New Font.jpg)
(07 Car Production Broadcast New Texted.jpg)
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Location: D-70199 Heslach
|Serge, It's great to "restore" all the history what comes with the car. Great work!|
Exner Expert 19,174 posts. Neil passed away 18 Sep 2015. You will be missed, Neil!
Location: bishop, ca
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License Plate Lamp: For a brighter light the bulb can as well be replaced by a LED. The lamp unit is fixed with a bracket (01) (02). The heat of the bulb, consuming 5W, causes the lens to melt partially (03).
As replacement I used the same LED as for the dome lights. The contacts here are brigded for a full power (04). The fixing pins on the LED can be left as is. Just bent out the tab, on the concerned side of the lamp socket, for turning the LED in, view one side and the other side (05).
Now the license plate shines brighter at lower power consumption, and without melting the lens anymore (06). - SERGE -
Edited by sermey 2015-05-20 6:15 AM
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(05 Lamp Socket Bent.jpg)
(06 Bright License Plate.jpg)
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Location: ZH, Switzerland
Hell! It looks wonderful. Thank you very much Serge.
Did you know, there are LED lamps available with a BA15d socket with to connection points?
Edited by di_ch_NY56 2015-05-20 6:08 AM
. . . Did you know, there are LED lamps available with a BA15d socket with to connection points? . . .
Yes Dieter, but I wanted the brightest light by using a "STOP"- LED that fits in the lamp unit. - SERGE -
Edited by sermey 2015-05-20 3:14 PM
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Love this thread, Sermey; beautiful work on a perfect restoration IMHO.... great idea with the low fuel warning and the thermoplastic work. It would take me a lifetime to reach this standard of restoration...
There is a fuel pump relay which has a trigger from the distributor I believe. It senses revs above cranking speed and only supplies power in this senario... upon stalling ( zero revs) power and thus fuel pump are inoperative..,.
|Some fuel pump relays get their power thru an oil pressure switch. So when the revs drop to zero and oil pressure also drops to zero the fuel pump power is shut off.|
Glove Box Compartment: A Crypton bulb type produces a whiter light but consumes some more power (01). As LED replacement I selected the long type (02). The diffusion of the light is circular, as needed for this application (03).
Just swap the devices? No, the socket of the bulb with integrated switch has reversed polarity (04). The (+) of the bulb will be grounded, at reversed voltage the LED cannot work.
In order to keep this socket as original, there was no other way then to interchange the LED connections, as already shown. De-solder the connection and the lamp socket can be removed, for it is just pushed on the plastic base (05). That’s why I had some problems to mount the LED, I turned the LED-Unit whereas the lamp socket didn’t.
Then reverse the polarity in the LED and extend the wire (06), push on the lamp socket, solder and glue it (07). Done.
As my built-in radio covers partly the illumination, I added a LED-Array (08) in parallel to the replacement LED. It is supplied by two wires, the red wire is soldered on a (+12V) pad in front of the unit, the blue wire (GRD) now on the lamp socket (09). Then again: Push on the lamp socket, solder and glue it (10).
Checking the set at reduced voltage (for picture), both lamps work together as one unit (11) and is ready for mount.
Backside the LED-Array there is an adhesive surface for easy fixing, here on bottom of the radio.
Except the side walls, I have covered the box inside with a black carpet inlay, a rest of my cars carpet (12).
Then the right edge of the glove box has become damaged in friction with the metal door arm (13). For protection I inserted a plastic profile as used to fix paper sheets (13). This edge now is protected from further stress with the door arm (14).
Finally, the glove box compartment shows an evenly spread illumination and the interior looks nice (15). – SERGE - :laugh:
(01 Glove Box Bulb.jpg)
(02 Bulb and replacement LEDs.jpg)
(03 Long LED ON.jpg)
(04 Lamp Socket with Switch.jpg)
(05 LED Socket removed.jpg)
(06 LED Polarity reversed.jpg)
(07 LED Socket pushed on - soldered - glued.jpg)
(08 LED Array 12V.jpg)
(09 Plus on LED Socket.jpg)
(10 Fixing the LED Socket.jpg)
(11 Checking the Set.jpg)
(12 Black Carpet Overlay.jpg)
(13 Right Box Edge Damaged.jpg)
(14 Plastic Profile.jpg)
(15 Exposed Edge Protected.jpg)
(16 Final Glove Box Compartment.jpg)
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09 Plus on LED Socket.jpg (82KB - 376 downloads)
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11 Checking the Set.jpg (64KB - 350 downloads)
12 Black Carpet Overlay.jpg (66KB - 335 downloads)
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16 Final Glove Box Compartment.jpg (93KB - 379 downloads)
|Speaking of LEDs, My turn signal lenses have darkened with time to the point where you can't even tell when the signals are on during the day. I did some checking and the #57 indicator bulbs put out about 3 candlepower. I found some replacement green LEDs that put out about 9 cp at www.superbrightleds.com . I put them in for the turn signal indicators and a red LED for the high beams and now I can see my indicator lights in daylight!!! |
Photos in my album http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?album...
Location: D-70199 Heslach
your car was pictured by a friend
2015-Schweiz_Uster-041x.jpg (191KB - 318 downloads)
Thank you for posting, Tom. It was a very hot day, therefore my car with top up - and some people topless! - SERGE -
Cable for Set the Time: The time of the electric clock on the 59 DODGE is being set by a separate control knob mounted under the dashboard (01). The original time setting cable at 30cm length is too short for remove the instruments unit without disconnect it (02). Not only, the white vinyl shell has become stiff due to age and thus, any used replacement I purchased, was broken on the clockside end.
I found a replacement Scooter Speedometer Cable (04), with similar coupling to the clock (05). This new coupler including the core, original 3.2mm – new 3.0mm, could be used as is with small modifications (06). Just extend the gap and reduce the length as the sample (07).
This highly flexible metal shelI must be cut on both sides to the new length by grinding (08). When heating the connectors, the vinyl shell of the old cable can be removed easily on both sides (09)(10). As soldered the connection will never come out again: Tin first the junction surfaces of both parts (11). Then when heated push the shell into the connector, it just fits (12).
Because the old core couldn’t be removed from the control axis, the pressed part had to be grinded around. Deepen the so shortened hole of the control axis (3,2mm) by 8mm. The control axis and the new core are glued with a strong Cyanolit, always respecting the original working distances. Don't forget to insert the spring before! A fine tuning of the functionality can be done by heating the soldered connector and moving it, in order to extend or reduce the length up to 1mm, this on both sides of the control cable (13).
Now, the new remote cable for set the time is ready to mount, works as the original one, but is much longer, with a steel shell and again flexible (14). – SERGE -
Edited by sermey 2015-09-12 10:57 AM
(01 Clock Time Setting Knob.jpg)
(02 Original Time Setting Cable.jpg)
(03 Label Scooter Speedometer Cable.jpg)
(04 Connections Scooter Speedometer Cable.jpg)
(05 Clockside Coupler.jpg)
(06 Comparison Couplers Clockside.jpg)
(07 Modifying Gap and Length of new Coupler.jpg)
(08 Cutting both sides to the new Length.jpg)
(09 Remove the Vinyl Tube by Heating.jpg)
(10 Removed Broken Vinyl Tube.jpg)
(11 Tinned Connector ready for Solder.jpg)
(12 Soldered Connector.jpg)
(13 Assembled Time Setting Cable.jpg)
(14 Old and New Time Setting Cable.jpg)
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09 Remove the Vinyl Tube by Heating.jpg (71KB - 323 downloads)
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13 Assembled Time Setting Cable.jpg (79KB - 325 downloads)
14 Old and New Time Setting Cable.jpg (55KB - 361 downloads)
Board Moderator & Exner Expert 10K+
Location: Southern Sweden - Sturkö island
|It's nice to see the final result as you informed me about that you worked on this project Serge! Another "sergerized" improvement, thanks' for sharing this smart solution!|
Location: D-70199 Heslach
Air-Deflector: The Air-Deflector under the dashboard distributes the incoming air from the center inlet to the left and right passenger side. It is made with a 1.5mm cardboard, therefore very sensitive to deformation, especially exposed when removing the radio. In my car this item was already badly damaged, and here out of function (01).
Fixed with three screws it can easy be removed. From this a flat template could be reconstructed (02), and then modeled in 3D-CAD (03, 04).
As material the backboard of a A4-scratchpad can be used, I found a thickness of 1.3mm that could simply be cut with a scissor (05). For a straight, edged ply use a bench vice, each side separate (05a). Painting in black to fit the surrounding and increasing the stiffness as well, after a distance check (100mm) the new Air-Deflector was ready to be mounted (06).
Now the incoming air is redirected, as it should - another small and simple restoration (07). - SERGE -
N.B. I didn’t removed the Air-Deflector when mounting back the Radio – first signs of “contacts” can already be seen!
The Template in PDF, A4, 1:1, ready for direct print-out, is added (08).
Edited by sermey 2016-02-19 10:14 PM
(01 Air-Deflector Damaged.jpg)
(02 Template Air Deflector Flat.jpg)
(03 Air Deflector FrontView CAD.jpg)
(04 Air Deflector SideView CAD.jpg)
(05 Cut and Bent.jpg)
(05a Plying the Cardboard.jpg)
(06 Painted and Verifying Distance.jpg)
(07 New Air-Deflector Mounted.jpg)
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03 Air Deflector FrontView CAD.jpg (76KB - 301 downloads)
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07 New Air-Deflector Mounted.jpg (164KB - 299 downloads)
08 Template Air-Deflector A4-300dpi.pdf (78KB - 288 downloads)
Speedometer 1: In the 1959 Dodge “the bar-type safety speedometer indicates green to 30 m.p.h., amber from 30 to 50 m.p.h., and red above 50 m.p.h.(Ross Roy)”. There are two different speedometer types, A and B. The second B has the additional option “speed warning signal” (01).
Visually the two speedometers differ in various aspects as shown in direct comparison: Front Panel (02), Rear Panel (03), View Right Side (04), Different Covers (05) and Different Spring Systems (06).
Due to the additional mechanics of the speed warning system, the drums (axes) and the glasses are not the same. Important to know is that the speed scales and the color bars on the drum are identical for both types (07). Pictures from my spare parts.
(will be continued) - SERGE -
Edited by sermey 2016-02-23 5:54 PM
(01 Speed Warning Signal (Ross Roy).jpg)
(02 Front Panel.jpg)
(03 Rear Panel.jpg)
(04 View Right Side.jpg)
(05 Different Covers.jpg)
(06 Different Spring Systems.jpg)
(07 View Inside - Identical Color Bars.jpg)
01 Speed Warning Signal (Ross Roy).jpg (110KB - 285 downloads)
02 Front Panel.jpg (87KB - 319 downloads)
03 Rear Panel.jpg (69KB - 336 downloads)
04 View Right Side.jpg (82KB - 292 downloads)
05 Different Covers.jpg (76KB - 302 downloads)
06 Different Spring Systems.jpg (87KB - 288 downloads)
07 View Inside - Identical Color Bars.jpg (110KB - 327 downloads)
Speedometer 2: With age, humidity and light, the bar colors on the drum fade out and loose visibility – NOS replacement drums are very hard to find, when found it is mostly not the one you need (01).
Easiest is to apply a new speedometer decal (02), preferable in thin resistive plastic. As the drum endings may vary, the decal must be aligned to the right side, and if needed cut on the left side (03).
When the scale fits exactly to the original, no additional calibration is needed. Simply check with a BW Copy (04).
In a CAD simulation the steps are illustrated (05) (06) (07), and the final result shown in (08) (09).
A printable PDF-File is added , A4, 1 : 1, correct decal size 234.2 x 119mm (10). The colors may vary insignificantly depending of the used printer type.
Verify the printed colors with the original and correct if needed.
Now a new speedometer scale without disassembling and/or replacing the drum. - SERGE -
Notice: Many printer reduce the size marginally, even when set at 100%. My A4 "BROTHER" has to be set at 100.5% to get print-out the exact width of 234.2mm (to be verified!).
Edited by sermey 2016-02-26 8:54 PM
(01 NOS Auto-lite Drum.jpg)
(02 1959 Dodge Speedometer Decal..jpg)
(03 Drum Ends Comparison.jpg)
(04 Accuracy Check.jpg)
(05 Decal Ready CAD.jpg)
(06 Pre-Position Decal CAD.jpg)
(07 Final Position Check CAD.jpg)
(08 Applied Decal Front Side CAD.jpg)
(09 Applied Decal Rear Side CAD.jpg)
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04 Accuracy Check.jpg (104KB - 294 downloads)
05 Decal Ready CAD.jpg (99KB - 292 downloads)
06 Pre-Position Decal CAD.jpg (98KB - 327 downloads)
07 Final Position Check CAD.jpg (101KB - 291 downloads)
08 Applied Decal Front Side CAD.jpg (67KB - 287 downloads)
09 Applied Decal Rear Side CAD.jpg (63KB - 292 downloads)
10 1959 Dodge Speedometer Decal A4.pdf (77KB - 261 downloads)
Speedometer 3: The speedometer bar should show zero when the car is not moving, then it is adjusted correctly.
When the green bar already shows an amount then the speedometer is mismatched as shown with the original drum (01), and similar with the new decal (02).
Not showing any green at all, there is probably an under setting (03). The fine adjustment is done by removing the right cover, and shifting carefully the spring system with a pointy tool (04).
For a secure and correct setting the initial green bar should preferably just be visible (05). Now the speedometer shows as it was the first day - SERGE -
Edited by sermey 2016-02-27 10:28 AM
(01 Original Speedometer - Mismatched.jpg)
(02 New Speedometer - Mismatched.jpg)
(03 New Speedometer - Zero Minus.jpg)
(04 Zero Adjustment.jpg)
(05 New Speedometer - Zero Correct Setting.jpg)
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Location: Montreal, Canada
Thanks for the PDF. Great work as usual.
Location: The Mile High City
|Amazing and so detailed! Great work, Serge!|
MOPAR Radio 856-857 with Audio Input: Even if the old Mopar Radio works perfectly, today this device is going to make no sense when the radio stations disappear, except as an eye-catcher in the car. There are high-tech conversions offered for FM-reception. These people do a nice job, as the radio keeps its full mechanical functionality.
Meanwhile the DAB - Technology (Digital Audio Broadcast) is on the way and will soon replace the analog broadcasting systems (ABS), so as these modifications one day will become as well obsolete. To give the radio a “voice”, regardless of the source, an Audio Input is suggested.
The original loudspeaker had already been replaced by a high power, wide-band type (01). The big high efficient magnet was grinded for just not touch the housing of the radio (02). It was obvious to have this loudspeaker driven by a power amplifier for lower impedance, and producing a higher output than the radio.
I found a suitable Power Amplifier, direct operating up to 16VDC (03), with a cinch audio connection (04), that could be used for an Audio Input.
From the cleaned schematic of the Mopar Radio 856,857 (05), here the resized section of the volume control unit (06).
The Audio Input is done by “injecting” the sound source from earphone output of an external device (portable Radio, Cassette or CD-Player, SmartPhone), directly to the high end of the volume control A in red (07). This way the volume and the tone control of the radio is still remaining active, and the receiver operate as well. As the radio has a high impedance circuit, the audio input is decoupled by a serial resistor, minimum value 120k. The higher the value, the higher will be the attenuation of the applied input signal, but as well the lower the loading of the radio circuit. This adjustable Audio Input signal comes directly from the trimmer in the PowerAmp.
The output B shown in green, comes from the tapper of the Volume Control, and leads with another 120k directly to the input of the PowerAmp.
Means the inner connection of the input trimmer to the PowerCircuit has been previously cut.
Note: To avoid possible hum, the two resistors 120k have to be soldered directly to the the volume control in the radio. These two wires, leading to the PowerAmp-In, are separately shielded. The 12V supply comes switched from the Radio, ground from the VC.
The PowerAmp Unit has become a satellite of the radio (08). It is fixed inside the air deflector for direct access to the cinch input connector, and for easy adjustment of the audio sensitivity by the pre-set trimmer (09).While listening from audio input, the receiver is set to the end of the scale for no reception at all. Removing this system? Just cut all external cables and the radio will remain as it was before! But not forget to switch over the loudspeaker.
Now the original car radio, together with the new built-in loudspeaker and a HiFi source, sounds even better as in the good old times. - SERGE -
N.B. Separate the schematics in PDF.
Edited by sermey 2016-03-18 10:16 AM
(01 MOPAR Radio 856-857.jpg)
(02 Grinded Loudspeaker Magnet.jpg)
(03 KEMO Amplifier 12W M032S 25.jpg)
(04 PowerAmp Unit.jpg)
(05 Schematic Radio Mopar 856-857.jpg)
(06 Schematic Resized Section VC Unit.jpg)
(07 Section VC with Audio Input A-Output B.jpg)
(08 MOPAR Radio with PowerAmp Unit.jpg)
(09 View Mounted PowerAmp.jpg)
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03 KEMO Amplifier 12W M032S 25.jpg (74KB - 296 downloads)
04 PowerAmp Unit.jpg (79KB - 309 downloads)
05 Schematic Radio Mopar 856-857.jpg (114KB - 325 downloads)
06 Schematic Resized Section VC Unit.jpg (72KB - 293 downloads)
07 Section VC with Audio Input A-Output B.jpg (87KB - 291 downloads)
08 MOPAR Radio with PowerAmp Unit.jpg (112KB - 350 downloads)
09 View Mounted PowerAmp.jpg (90KB - 299 downloads)
Schematic Radio Mopar 856-857.pdf (197KB - 257 downloads)
Schematic Radio Mopar Section Volume Control.pdf (103KB - 274 downloads)
Schematic Radio Mopar VC Input A-Output B.pdf (107KB - 262 downloads)
Horn Ring Pad 1: Years ago I purchased at the Big Meet in Vaesteras a NOS Steering Horn Ring without Pad (01). Back then I didn’t know that there are two different horn rings. The other one with pad and small golden knight (02) have been available in pad colors correspondingly to the car interior (03) (04) (05).
These pads deforms and shrinks with time and are extreme rarely to find. From the used horn ring I purchased once, I could just use the small golden knight, temporarily mounted on the ashtray of my convertible.
Recently I found a never used, NOS Horn Ring with green pad (06). All was perfect, except the pad was shrinked till 10mm at the end (07), partially deformed, the foam mostly rotted, and the metal insert widely detached due to long storage (08). The pad metal inserts, usually rusty and broken, could be cleaned (09) and inserted on the horn ring (10). By removed pad (11), the fixing gaps in the ring becomes visible (12).
In case of needed replacement I have modeled this part on CAD (13). By laser cutting the stainless sheetmetall (0.5mm) according the flat metal insert (14), and then bending it around an axis 5 – 6 mm, this item can easily be reproduced (15). By one mirror command on CAD, the opposite sheet metal is done as well (16). Attached a printable PFD-File 1:1.
The reproduction of this horn pad is firmly dedicated to the Swedish company RD Autoline (Tony), for they use the correct material as for Dash Pads, they know how to process quality foam, and fulfill a high technical standard. This here may be a contribution for a “start-up” . . . . . . - SERGE - :)
(to be continued)
(01 NOS Steering Horn Ring without Pad.jpg)
(02 Horn Ring with Black Pad.jpg)
(03 Horn Ring with Blue Pad.jpg)
(04 Horn Ring with Green Pad.jpg)
(05 Horn Ring with Red Pad.jpg)
(06 NOS Horn Ring with Pad.jpg)
(07 Shrinked Horn Pad.jpg)
(08 Deformed Pad Front & Rear View.jpg)
(09 Cleaned Horn Pad Metal Inserts.jpg)
(10 Pad Metal inserted on Horn Ring.jpg)
(11 Horn Ring Pad Removed.jpg)
(12 Horn Ring Rear View.jpg)
(13 Single Horn Pad Metal Insert CAD.jpg)
(14 Flat Horn Pad Metal Insert CAD.jpg)
(15 Flattened Metal Insert CAD.jpg)
(16 Dual Horn Pad Metal Insert CAD.jpg)
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05 Horn Ring with Red Pad.jpg (71KB - 291 downloads)
06 NOS Horn Ring with Pad.jpg (73KB - 314 downloads)
07 Shrinked Horn Pad.jpg (55KB - 286 downloads)
08 Deformed Pad Front & Rear View.jpg (79KB - 294 downloads)
09 Cleaned Horn Pad Metal Inserts.jpg (51KB - 283 downloads)
10 Pad Metal inserted on Horn Ring.jpg (73KB - 315 downloads)
11 Horn Ring Pad Removed.jpg (73KB - 293 downloads)
12 Horn Ring Rear View.jpg (59KB - 324 downloads)
13 Single Horn Pad Metal Insert CAD.jpg (42KB - 281 downloads)
14 Flat Horn Pad Metal Insert CAD.jpg (46KB - 297 downloads)
15 Flattened Metal Insert CAD.jpg (53KB - 323 downloads)
16 Dual Horn Pad Metal Insert CAD.jpg (51KB - 295 downloads)
Flat Horn Pad Metal Insert.pdf (103KB - 293 downloads)
Remote Trunk Release 1: As there is no other way to open the trunk lid with a key, I let it mostly in the lock (01), sometimes even forget to remove it when driving.
A remote trunk release would solve this situation.
Many years ago I purchased a kit for an electric trunk release but could’nt find out a satisfying installation, for the lock is in the trunk lid.
Animated by Jans (imopar380) clever solution, presented in this board . . .
. . . I restarted this project involving this principle in a way that should be easy to reproduce.
For the latch I used a flat aluminium profile 15mm x 2mm, first in CAD (02), then real in (03).
A 8 x 0.85mm spring just fit in the lock housing: Bend one end and stretch the other side as shown (04).
The axle is a M5 screw, the thread direct cut in the housing. Its drill position is adapted from the latch, so as nothing affect the key turn at all. The short slot assures additional track.
By adding two washers as support under the latch, the M5 screw, all parts are ready for assembling (05):
Insert the return spring in the 3mm hole, then turn it around out to be fixed. By turning out, the windings can be reduced for a higher return force (06). The other side just link in to the latch (07). Mount the M5 with the support washers and fix it with Loctite so as the latch can be moved easily.
When activated, the stretched return spring becomes visible (08). The outer end will be cut when the activator is installed and tested (will be followed).
Now the trunk lock unit is ready for remote activation (09). - SERGE - :) :)
Edited by sermey 2016-05-03 11:28 PM
(01 Trunk Lid with Lock Key.jpg)
(02 Release Latch CAD.jpg)
(03 Release Latch Alu-Profile.jpg)
(04 Return Spring for Latch.jpg)
(05 Parts Ready for Assembling.jpg)
(06 Return Spring Inserted.jpg)
(07 Return Spring Mounted.jpg)
(08 Stretched Return Spring.jpg)
(09 Trunk Lock Ready for Remote.jpg)
01 Trunk Lid with Lock Key.jpg (84KB - 319 downloads)
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08 Stretched Return Spring.jpg (70KB - 302 downloads)
09 Trunk Lock Ready for Remote.jpg (53KB - 313 downloads)
Remote Trunk Release 2 (mechanically): A mechanical trunk release can be activated at any time, as there is no need of a battery. The 1959 Dodge didn’t offered this option. Therefore it should be realized mostly invisible.
It needs a release handle with return spring, for my car preferably in black, as found (01). Then a long control cable, as used for bikes (02). Tree of them (175cm) joined together using an alu-tube (5 x 4mm) glued with Cyanolit, over all a shrinking tube (03). The original core is replaced by a thinner, Nylon covered multistrand stainless wire, as already used for the remote mirror (04), for minimum return friction. If the wire cannot easy be pushed in through the length of 450cm, the friction is too high for the return spring mounted in the trunk lock.
The wire ends are attached by a node, for the tensile force can reach up to 20kp. The front connection as illustrated in (05), and the rear connection by a crimped cable lug (06).
The control cable starts from the release handle, fixed on the left side under the dashboard (07), leads under the sill plate (08) to the left hinge of the trunk lid (09). Here it is guided by a fixed rubber hose (10) for free movement. Then from inside the lid it ends through the lamp cavity to the trunk lock. The final length is adjusted by fixing the control cable with a latch, made with the same profile as used for the activation arm (11). For a horizontal position of this arm, preferably for the electric version (to come), the finger has been mirrored (12).
Now the trunk can be manually opened as most actual cars, soft, comfortable and discreet (13). - SERGE - ;)
Edited by sermey 2016-06-12 3:08 AM
(01 Release Handle.jpg)
(02 Bike Shift Cable 175cm.jpg)
(03 Joined Cable.jpg)
(04 Coated Multi Strand Stainless Wire.jpg)
(05 Connection to Release Handle.jpg)
(06 Connection to Trunk Lock.jpg)
(07 Handle under the Dashboard.jpg)
(08 Cable under the Sill Plate.jpg)
(09 Left Hinge of the Trunk Lid.jpg)
(10 Guide Rubber Hose.jpg)
(11 Fixing the Operation Length.jpg)
(12 Activation Arm Mirrored.jpg)
(13 Overview Lock Assembly.jpg)
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03 Joined Cable.jpg (72KB - 260 downloads)
04 Coated Multi Strand Stainless Wire.jpg (68KB - 235 downloads)
05 Connection to Release Handle.jpg (59KB - 239 downloads)
06 Connection to Trunk Lock.jpg (52KB - 250 downloads)
07 Handle under the Dashboard.jpg (105KB - 254 downloads)
08 Cable under the Sill Plate.jpg (74KB - 243 downloads)
09 Left Hinge of the Trunk Lid.jpg (85KB - 248 downloads)
10 Guide Rubber Hose.jpg (65KB - 250 downloads)
11 Fixing the Operation Length.jpg (88KB - 242 downloads)
12 Activation Arm Mirrored.jpg (39KB - 256 downloads)
13 Overview Lock Assembly.jpg (82KB - 257 downloads)
Passenger Seat Molding: Recently I found themissing molding for the passenger seat, shown as offered (01).
After cleaning, the black paint was applied, when pre-dried removed on the surface (02), as I did earlier with other items.
The seat adjuster switch was mounted with a bracket, I got from Jan Fridberg with all the Power Seat Unit, years ago. This bracket fits exactly to the sloped seat frame, keeping the switch horizontal – as usual a nice job he did here! (03)
For lack of another bracket an easy way to fix the passenger seat molding was needed. I used two bolts (M5) at fitted length. The one drilled on the correct position, for the other needing a standard bracket (04). This as well for the driver side in order to keep both moldings at the same distance. (05). The final position is given by the edge of the seat frame (06), furthermore both moldings should be parallel to the sill plate (07).
Now these bezels protect the fragile plastic edge from being broken by careless rear passengers. Additional they express an optical upgrade (08).
I have read that the 1959 Dodge is the car with most chrome at that time. From now I am near to believe it! - SERGE - :laugh:
Edited by sermey 2016-12-21 9:58 AM
(01 Original As Offered.jpg)
(02 Black Painted.jpg)
(03 Mounting Bracket.jpg)
(04 Mounting Bolts.jpg)
(06 Chrome Bezel Mounted.jpg)
(07 Switch Bezel.jpg)
(08 Passenger Seat Side View.jpg)
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05 Comparison.jpg (94KB - 175 downloads)
06 Chrome Bezel Mounted.jpg (111KB - 174 downloads)
07 Switch Bezel.jpg (87KB - 177 downloads)
08 Passenger Seat Side View.jpg (102KB - 177 downloads)
Location: Lower Mainland BC
|Just found this thread. Not sure if I should cheer or cry. The attention to detail is incredible. I will never be able achieve that on my car. But at least I have a (high) standard to strive for. |
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