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miquelonbrad
Posted 2016-11-27 9:31 PM (#527321)
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What is everyone working on this winter? I've been so busy with my business, and life in general, that I haven't had time to touch my Chryslers since May...
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grunau
Posted 2016-11-30 10:11 AM (#527541 - in reply to #527321)
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1958 Dodge Custom Suburban which is well underway, just started playing with a 1959 Dodge Custom Sierra that I've had hidden in the shop for the last twenty years and a K car wagon that I just bought....

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mikes2nd
Posted 2016-11-30 11:53 AM (#527548 - in reply to #527321)
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hah who has time to work on cars... I just buy them and parts I need...
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2016-11-30 8:46 PM (#527577 - in reply to #527321)
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Hahaha!! Totally true! I'm in the same boat right now.
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Resurrector
Posted 2016-12-02 2:39 PM (#527739 - in reply to #527321)
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Hey Brad, glad to hear your business is busy, lots aren't!! I'm replacing the bucket-and-console modern interior in my '60 Fury with original bench seats, after riding around in old drop tops in Cuba recently I've realized how important seats are to the old car experience. Newer buckets, steering wheel and some other details just don't cut it now
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soiouz
Posted 2016-12-04 5:01 PM (#527871 - in reply to #527739)
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Resurrector - 2016-12-02 2:39 PM

Hey Brad, glad to hear your business is busy, lots aren't!! I'm replacing the bucket-and-console modern interior in my '60 Fury with original bench seats, after riding around in old drop tops in Cuba recently I've realized how important seats are to the old car experience. Newer buckets, steering wheel and some other details just don't cut it now


Cannot wait to see the completed interior overhaul, Jeff!
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soiouz
Posted 2016-12-04 5:18 PM (#527872 - in reply to #527321)
Subject: RE: Winter projects



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I have lots of little things to do to my car and I thought I could take my time and do it slowly, but my car has been selected to be featured in a big indoor car show in early april, so it's gotta be ready then!

Here's the list of my winter detailing stuff to do:

- Paint and install rear lower valence panels
- Steering wheel repaired and repainted
- Interior mirror and top of dash moldings repainted
- Quarter windows removed, rear slider repaired, then reinstalled
- Driver's front fender adjusted to close gaps at the door and the hood
- Front valence repainted and adjusted
- Front bumper wings installed properly and driver's side rechromed
- Grille, headlight bezels and eyebrow mouldings reanodized
- Chrome the instrument cluster surround and installe 150 -mile speedo
- Fenders behind the grille painted semi-gloss black

Some of these I have started or even done already, but the rest, I will do in the next month or so.




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mstrug
Posted 2016-12-04 6:31 PM (#527879 - in reply to #527577)
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miquelonbrad - 2016-11-30 7:46 PM

Hahaha!! Totally true! I'm in the same boat right now.


Yes. Mandatory 10 hour days, work Saturday on America's Jets, gets dark earlier every day....Someone has to protect this country...Sequester will be lifted soon, Just may start building F35's.
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Posted 2016-12-04 7:15 PM (#527883 - in reply to #527872)
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soiouz - 2016-12-04 2:18 PM

I have lots of little things to do to my car and I thought I could take my time and do it slowly, but my car has been selected to be featured in a big indoor car show in early april, so it's gotta be ready then!

Here's the list of my winter detailing stuff to do:

- Paint and install rear lower valence panels
- Steering wheel repaired and repainted
- Interior mirror and top of dash moldings repainted
- Quarter windows removed, rear slider repaired, then reinstalled
- Driver's front fender adjusted to close gaps at the door and the hood
- Front valence repainted and adjusted
- Front bumper wings installed properly and driver's side rechromed
- Grille, headlight bezels and eyebrow mouldings reanodized
- Chrome the instrument cluster surround and installe 150 -mile speedo
- Fenders behind the grille painted semi-gloss black

Some of these I have started or even done already, but the rest, I will do in the next month or so.




Looking good David!! I removed my grille today, going to take the chrome frame to Electro-Shine locally this week for a re-chroming job. My Christmas present. :-)
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Resurrector
Posted 2016-12-16 1:53 PM (#528893 - in reply to #527871)
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I'll post my results, looks like your car is getting refined nicely, you're the man for the job David!
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RUSTORICHES
Posted 2016-12-29 12:36 AM (#529972 - in reply to #527321)
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What's under the hood that requires the 150 mph speedo, now that's worth working for!! As always the workmanship is pristine.
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soiouz
Posted 2016-12-29 3:59 PM (#529999 - in reply to #529972)
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RUSTORICHES - 2016-12-29 12:36 AM

What's under the hood that requires the 150 mph speedo, now that's worth working for!! As always the workmanship is pristine.



The power plant is a 383 with dual quad setup. Thanks for the good words!






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RUSTORICHES
Posted 2017-01-11 6:02 AM (#531065 - in reply to #527321)
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Your project is progressing just as scheduled I see. Are you sure you need the dual carburators and those air cleaners…………………..LOL because I could find use for them. No seriously they look great I bought a set for my 413 last spring and haven't got anything done with that motor yet, another long story any way I'm working on a 354 HEMI and looking for another set of WCFB Carbs for the dual quad intake and just seeing yours I was thinking you may have a lead for me I'll include a photo here of the intake I'm using Keep up the good work and don't let everyday life slow you down
Oh I just noticed your battery disconnect is installed on the negative on your battery and I would be concerned that if you have grounding issues you have the potential to complete the circuit "just my thoughts"

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soiouz
Posted 2017-01-11 8:42 PM (#531125 - in reply to #527321)
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My carbs are not WCFB, they are modern Edelbrock units. I would prefer originals, but these things work fine.

Yes, the battery disconnect is on the negative, and that is how I was advised to install it.. What you are saying makes sens though, but I don't think I've ever seen one installed on the positive?


Projects are coming along nicely, last weekend was spent entirely on repairing the rear quarter windows so they would go up and down correctly (they worked so bad that the former owner had fixed them shut).

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RUSTORICHES
Posted 2017-01-11 10:41 PM (#531133 - in reply to #527321)
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Ya my disconnect switch is installed on the negative too. I've have the same problem with the rear side windows in both my cars and I haven't tackled them yet. Great to see you hard at it it keeps encouraged to go forward looking LOL
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soiouz
Posted 2017-01-29 2:47 PM (#532606 - in reply to #527321)
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Getting closer to having completed my winter project.



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soiouz
Posted 2017-02-15 8:08 AM (#534063 - in reply to #527321)
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Some more shiny stuff to reinstall:





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soiouz
Posted 2017-02-18 9:04 AM (#534256 - in reply to #527321)
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Aaaaannddd.. pretty much completed my to do list, now!





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soiouz
Posted 2017-02-18 9:05 AM (#534257 - in reply to #527321)
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That last one is me, enjoying the newly repainted steering wheel. haha
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-02-18 4:05 PM (#534281 - in reply to #527321)
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How much was the bumper wings to chrome? Is that paint or real chrome?
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soiouz
Posted 2017-02-18 4:46 PM (#534289 - in reply to #534281)
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mikes2nd - 2017-02-18 4:05 PM

How much was the bumper wings to chrome? Is that paint or real chrome?



Paint? Really??

It is real chrome, of course.

Cost me 200$ CDN, and it is only one wing I had to have plated.

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Posted 2017-02-19 10:01 AM (#534332 - in reply to #527321)
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I have to laugh, many years ago I took the wings off my 57 Fury and threw them away because I didn't like the look of them on my car!
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Posted 2017-02-19 10:51 PM (#534380 - in reply to #527321)
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What's with the California plate? To be correct, it would need the '58 plate or sticker on it.
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Posted 2017-02-19 11:37 PM (#534382 - in reply to #534256)
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soiouz - 2017-02-18 9:04 AM

Aaaaannddd.. pretty much completed my to do list, now!


Looks great, David. Well done!!
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soiouz
Posted 2017-02-20 5:38 AM (#534387 - in reply to #534380)
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Powerflite - 2017-02-19 10:51 PM

What's with the California plate? To be correct, it would need the '58 plate or sticker on it.


That is the correct Christine movie plate, no sticker, nothing. It is only there for an interior car show I'll be doing next month. I usually run no plates in front or a 1958 Quebec plate.


Here's a scene from the movie:

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miquelonbrad
Posted 2017-02-26 8:34 PM (#534755 - in reply to #527321)
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If you are bored now, you can fly here, and work on my car...I'll even help!

Looks good!!! You are already for the show!
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soiouz
Posted 2017-03-01 7:02 AM (#534931 - in reply to #534755)
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miquelonbrad - 2017-02-26 8:34 PM

If you are bored now, you can fly here, and work on my car...I'll even help!

Looks good!!! You are already for the show!



No time to get bored!

Had the leaf springs reworked and suspension adjusted to lower the car yesterday, then, I have to get alignement done, and still have the rear valences to install and rearmost ends of the exhaust pipes corrected so they don't exit straight in the rear, and then the paint will be polished just before the show... and a holiday to Portugal in the middle of that, and the show is in a month!... All will be fine, but schedule is tight!






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grunau
Posted 2017-03-01 7:41 AM (#534932 - in reply to #534931)
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You know as much as some folks squeak ("OMG another red '58 Plymouth") the darn car just looks fantastic in red and white. That colour combo is a favorite of mine but on a couple of different cars ...1960 Desoto, 1962/'63 Dodge & Plymouth and '81 to '84 Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant! As much as I like my 58s when it comes to how the '58 car "presents" (the illusion of length, the sweep of the fin etc.) the red with the bright Sportone and the wingtip guards, wide whites , the whole package.... makes it one dang good looking beast!!! The Savoy/Regent Sportone although not bad just doesn't do it like the full length "sweep spear" !! Nice car!
BTW I finally broke down and picked up a "Victor" key fob for my Fury....but she's gonna have to stay Buckskin Beige.... have fun!
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soiouz
Posted 2017-03-01 9:30 AM (#534937 - in reply to #527321)
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Thanks for the good words!

Paradoxically, I am actually one of those "not another red Plymouth!" guys!... But that's only when I see good cars in other nice colours being repainted in red. Otherwise, I like the colour on 58 Plymouths, and am obviously not the only one, as the original sales litterature was full of red coupes. The colour suits this particular model very well.

In this case, if my car had been beige, I would have never ever repainted it red.. But, it was red when I got it, so I will never ever repaint it beige! haha




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