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Greg P.
Posted 2014-01-16 10:08 PM (#422455)
Subject: 57 Firesweep 2-Dr looks good to me



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http://www.ebay.com/itm/DeSoto-Firesweep-Base-1957-desoto-firesweep...
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If you like Firesweeps (I do) this looks like a very solid honest car in a really cool color combo.



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DIF-RNT
Posted 2014-01-17 3:37 AM (#422490 - in reply to #422455)
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Does look nice...I like
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FIN ME
Posted 2014-01-17 9:10 AM (#422519 - in reply to #422455)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep 2-Dr looks good to me



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The Solex glass, rear antennae, PB's, PS, AC, and the original headliner are all noteworthy. (I had to pay for stuff like that to be added to my car.)

The interior Code is 516, and SMS should have it, at least they did for my car a couple of months ago.

Likely could use a rebuild of the engine, PB's, PS, and pumps and such...but hey, you guys are handy!

Real nifty-fifties colour too!




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JT Vincent
Posted 2014-01-18 10:11 PM (#422828 - in reply to #422455)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep 2-Dr looks good to me



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That's got nothing on us, Rosy.
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FIN ME
Posted 2014-01-19 11:04 AM (#422903 - in reply to #422455)
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LOL

Hmmm...maybe one of us needs to have a "twin" for our DeSotos?


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JT Vincent
Posted 2014-01-19 11:25 PM (#422999 - in reply to #422455)
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Btw I owe you an email and pics of the ps brackets, Rosy.
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FIN ME
Posted 2014-01-20 9:49 AM (#423041 - in reply to #422455)
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Cool.

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FIN ME
Posted 2014-01-24 8:28 AM (#423753 - in reply to #422455)
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Sold for $14,000 - IMHO, good price for a well-equipped car that will likely require some degree of heavy lifting to look and function well.

Congratulations to the new owner, whomever they may be.



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JT Vincent
Posted 2014-01-24 3:25 PM (#423806 - in reply to #422455)
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I hope the new owner contacts us Rosy. We're "experts" now.
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hemiviper588
Posted 2014-01-24 3:33 PM (#423808 - in reply to #423806)
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I really like the colors on that one, looks to be a nice honest car in need a 5k worth of mechanical repairs to make it roadworthy.
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Windsor59
Posted 2014-01-24 4:19 PM (#423812 - in reply to #423808)
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Nice car to a good price
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ToMopar
Posted 2014-01-25 8:24 AM (#423900 - in reply to #422455)
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Sold / advertized several times before



(1957 DeSoto Firesweep 2drht - Council Bluffs, IA 51501 $17500 001.jpg)



(1957 DeSoto Firesweep 2drht - craig Iowa $14900 - 006.jpg)



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baker53
Posted 2014-01-28 6:01 PM (#424586 - in reply to #422455)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep 2-Dr looks good to me



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Hello all. I am the culprit that bought the '57 Firesweep shown on this thread. One of the members of this group sent me info on the group and I have been checking it out. Seems like a great place for info and help. I had a '57 Desoto Firesweep Sportsman while in high school in the early 60's. I was glad to find this one and hopefully will have back in great condition soon. I look forward to reading more of the threads and I'm sure will get a wealth of info from them. Regards, Bill, Spring, TX
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ttotired
Posted 2014-01-28 6:20 PM (#424591 - in reply to #422455)
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Welcome Bill

Nice car

I hope you get plenty of enjoyment from it

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old mopar guy
Posted 2014-01-28 6:38 PM (#424595 - in reply to #422455)
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All the Best of Luck with it they are great cars! HAPPY MOTORING! Victor.
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57desoto
Posted 2014-01-28 7:02 PM (#424602 - in reply to #422455)
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Very nice car, and congratulations, Bill. We're here to help. This is a VERY knowledgeable group of car-lovers.
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GregCon
Posted 2014-01-28 7:33 PM (#424607 - in reply to #422455)
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Hi Bill, great buy in every way. I am in Cypress which can't be far from you. If you are out for a test drive look me up.
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baker53
Posted 2014-01-28 7:44 PM (#424609 - in reply to #422455)
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Thanks all for your comments. GregCon, I think we are close as you say. I am located near Spring-Cypress Rd. and Champion Forest Dr.
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GregCon
Posted 2014-01-28 8:34 PM (#424615 - in reply to #422455)
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Yep, I am at spring -Cypress and 290.
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57burb
Posted 2014-01-29 9:57 AM (#424681 - in reply to #424615)
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To avoid I-45, I used to take I-35 south to Hwy 6, then east on 290 when I travelled to Sugar Land for work. It took me right by there. Small world.

Congrats Bill on your new Firesweep.
Danny aka Gotgas
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FIN ME
Posted 2014-01-29 10:29 AM (#424683 - in reply to #422455)
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Welcome and congratulations, baker53! Great acquisition!

There are several 'Sweepthusiasts here at this site who can maybe help you if you need any help.

But being a previous owner of an original Firesweep, back in the day, maybe you could answer a few questions for us!

As usual, "57desoto" aka Ed Petrus (above) is being humble; he's the 1957 Technical Advisor for the National DeSoto Club. He's been such a great help to me during the several years that I've had my DeSoto.

BTW - SMS had some real vintage "fabric" (the black, gray and white "Nugget Tweed" stuff) for your seats (Code 516) if you're looking to repair your great, original interior. They likely still have some laying around their shop, even after I bought some of it for my car last year.



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JT Vincent
Posted 2014-01-29 10:32 AM (#424685 - in reply to #422455)
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Hey Bill, I think Rosy FINME, myself and of course the 57 DeSoto guru Ed Petrus are perhaps the most outspoken 57 Firesweep 2 door Sportsman fans currently yapping on the board. Rosy and I have almost identical cars, although hers is going in for refinements to its stock (ish) resto, and mine is a mild custom-rod. Anything we can do to help you out-- between us, we've had everything apart and back together and apart again on the Dodge-based SWB Sweeps.
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JT Vincent
Posted 2014-01-29 10:38 AM (#424686 - in reply to #422455)
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2 things off the bat, that headliner looks awesome. I made the mistake of trying to de-warp mine, and it subsequently fell apart. I wouldn't touch it if I were you. And Rosy and I are jealous yours is a PS/PB car. It took me a whole season to convert mine to having those options.
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baker53
Posted 2014-01-29 11:50 AM (#424696 - in reply to #422455)
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Thanks for the great info. I will be looking for guidance and I'm sure some parts. I will check with SMS on the seat material. The first task will be removal and replacement of the front floor pans. I ordered them and hopefully the will be here next week. I would like to find a clock, but the one I found on e-bay was big $ to me. Thanks again for the comments on the Firesweep.
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57desoto
Posted 2014-01-29 12:21 PM (#424700 - in reply to #422455)
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All true, except that JT and Rosy are getting to be the real experts on the FireSWEEP models, not me!
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GregCon
Posted 2014-01-29 12:47 PM (#424703 - in reply to #422455)
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Just curious, who did you order floor pans from? Was it that Classic place that advertises on Ebay?
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FIN ME
Posted 2014-01-29 1:46 PM (#424714 - in reply to #424700)
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57desoto - 2014-01-29 12:21 PM

All true, except that JT and Rosy are getting to be the real experts on the FireSWEEP models, not me!



Told ya he was humble.


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baker53
Posted 2014-01-30 10:52 AM (#424870 - in reply to #424703)
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Re: supplier for floor pans. Yes, that was the company. After I paid for them, I looked at Rock Auto and found the same ones for less money. I should done more research. Live and learn. Seems to go well with my other mantra Buy high and sell low.....
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FIN ME
Posted 2014-02-01 7:58 AM (#425264 - in reply to #422455)
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-Desoto-Dash-Clock-57-57-Firesweep-Fire...
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57desoto
Posted 2014-02-01 8:05 AM (#425266 - in reply to #422455)
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Hmmm. I'm confused by the paradoxes in these statements: Clock is untested, but should work fine. Great piece for rebuild-- chrome bezel should buff nicely or make a great restoration core.
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GregCon
Posted 2014-02-01 8:41 AM (#425270 - in reply to #422455)
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Let me/us know how those floorpans look. I have never seen their product for a 57 Desoto....but I bought some similar pieces for a 66 Fury and they were so 'wrong' in dimension and appearance I had to send them back.
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baker53
Posted 2014-02-01 1:04 PM (#425313 - in reply to #422455)
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GregCon: I will let you know how they fit.
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