RE: [59plymouth] ANOTHER 'ANAL' QUESTION
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RE: [59plymouth] ANOTHER 'ANAL' QUESTION



OK, here's what "Value Story for '59" says (and it doesn't say much):
 
Nowhere are upgrades to torsion bars or leaf springs spelled out.  It must be implicit in the 361ci vs 318ci package.  The Golden Commando (361ci), order code 373, costs a whopping $86.50.  Hey!  Too late for me to upgrade?!
 
Nothing is said about 11" vs. 12" brakes.  (As I recall from discussions on the Forward Look maillist, this was a late model year change...)
 
Finally, here are the wheel/tire options:
 
order code   
    11        7.5"x14" whitewall    $33.95    (for all except 9 passenger Suburbans)
    12        8.0"x14" blackwall    $14.30    (standard on 9-passenger Suburbans)
    13        8.0"x14" whitewall    $55.95    (recommended for convert and 6-pass Suburbans)
 
Pretty sketchy... Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
 
    Dan
-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Morton [mailto:mortond@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 10:58 AM
To: eddee
Cc: 59PLYMOUTH@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [59plymouth] ANOTHER 'ANAL' QUESTION

Ed,
 
I have the salesman's option pricebook at home -- I'll try to answer some of these questions tonight.  I don't know if it goes into that much detail, though... Someday, I'll scan it and put it up on our website.
 
According to an old email from "Forward Look Frank" (He advised me when I had my springs replaced), cars with 318s had 5 leaves, while those with 361s had 6 leaf rear springs.
 
    Dan
-----Original Message-----
From: eddee [mailto:eddee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 8:52 AM
To: 59PLYMOUTH@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [59plymouth] ANOTHER 'ANAL' QUESTION

Hello again Group
 
This is a 'study' day for me,,so pardon the seemingly way out questions.
BUT--it all interests me as there is a 59 in my future!!
 
Upon ordering a 59 S/F,,,,I believe standard equipment was..............................
5 1/2" rims with 8.00X14 tires
11" brakes
5 leaf rear springs
1.04" dia torsion bars
 
Please correct me if I am wrong on any of that
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Supposedly there was an option for 12" brakes with 14X6 rims
Also an option for H/D suspension with 6 leaf rear springs and 1.09 torsion bars????
 
If this is true,,,where was this ever advertized or shown as an option to the buyer???
 
Thanks again
ED ECKERSON.


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