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brdtee
Posted 2019-02-25 3:01 AM (#578615 - in reply to #578608)
Subject: RE: 1957 Chrysler Windsor 4d Sedan



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LD3 Greg - 2019-02-25 1:48 AM
Great project and nice work!!
I made wiring for these cars for years and have closed my business. If you know someone in Finland who is now making them tell him to email me. I probably have materials left over he could use.
Thanks, Greg


Actually I just yesterday pulled a box of wiring MADE BY YOU from my storage and will start to install them. Great craftmanship - I'm happy that I got my set years ago because I think this quality of work is hard to beat =)
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2019-02-25 7:28 AM (#578617 - in reply to #578615)
Subject: RE: 1957 Chrysler Windsor 4d Sedan


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brdtee - 2019-02-25 3:01 AM

LD3 Greg - 2019-02-25 1:48 AM
Great project and nice work!!
I made wiring for these cars for years and have closed my business. If you know someone in Finland who is now making them tell him to email me. I probably have materials left over he could use.
Thanks, Greg


Actually I just yesterday pulled a box of wiring MADE BY YOU from my storage and will start to install them. Great craftmanship - I'm happy that I got my set years ago because I think this quality of work is hard to beat =)


Wow! I didn't expect a reply like that!!
Good luck with your project. Any problems let me know, I have to go by memory because all my harness boards are now gone! Too bad! Nobody wanted them!

Greg
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brdtee
Posted 2019-02-26 2:06 PM (#578663 - in reply to #5438)
Subject: RE: 1957 Chrysler Windsor 4d Sedan



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Dismantled the dash today. The old foam is truly a messy stuff!

Any advice on putting it back together again? What would be the smartest procedure to install it back with gauges, wiring etc.. 1) getting all ready and installing in one piece or 2) installing dash first and then do wiring and gauges while it's in place?

I guess the black parts should be semi-gloss?

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LD3 Greg
Posted 2019-02-26 3:00 PM (#578666 - in reply to #578663)
Subject: RE: 1957 Chrysler Windsor 4d Sedan


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I would completely restore and assemble the entire dash including the dash pad. Including all switches and wiring. I used to take the time to check all electrical function and circuits before I installed it in the car.
Install the wind lacing before rotating the dash up in to place. Protect it with clear tough plastic sheet. I like clear so you can see where it is binding. I always did it myself but it would be easier with two people!

I left the glovebox and radio out until later on the Chrysler.

Pics of a dodge and 300C.
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brdtee
Posted 2019-02-27 2:12 AM (#578680 - in reply to #5438)
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Thanks for the advice, Greg.

After years of fixing Fords I must admit that every detail, materials and engineering on Chrysler seems to prove why it was an upper class automobile and Fords were at low price range. Few years back I restored our Galaxie's gauges and when comparing those materials and engineering to this... whoa, what a difference in quality.

I'm not sure whether to repaint the bronze clusters or just polish these up. They have some scratches and a few bits of patina here and there...



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brdtee
Posted 2019-03-03 4:35 PM (#578825 - in reply to #5438)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler Windsor 4d Sedan



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Those chrome rings are glued into the pods and it's that glue which makes this gooey grey stuff ooze to the plexiglas.

Thanks to a experienced Forward Look friend I knew how to deal with the stuff: It dissolves to a basic household dishwash liquid. No need to scratch the plexiglas. I gave these parts a 24 hour bath in a dishwash liquid rich water and almost all of glue had gone and the leftovers where easy to remove gently with a dishbrush.

I also got the chrome ring from clock pod out just by dissolving the glue but the chrome rings on the two bigger pods are harder to take away. I haven't managed yet...
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