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Posted 2018-04-25 2:50 AM (#562245 - in reply to #111659)
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That Video is better, even with the bathing slippers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE8mc0w2N6U
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57burb
Posted 2018-04-25 11:29 AM (#562259 - in reply to #562245)
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HAHAA, bath slippers, that's great!

Yeah I took that one as a test because the night video was so bad. That one still sounds pretty terrible. And to make it more interesting, I should probably say something.
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57burb
Posted 2018-05-07 8:07 PM (#562946 - in reply to #561821)
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60 Imp - 2018-04-18 5:18 AM

Good work Dan, very cool to see your car mobile at last.
The 57 New Yorker 2 door hardtop is a pinnacle car from the FL era in my opinion, and yours is a beauty!
Need video next!

Steve.


Again, I prove to be pretty useless behind a camera. But here's a short one of my friend taking it for a spin.
https://youtu.be/h5slAbwdmQk
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Posted 2018-05-07 10:46 PM (#562953 - in reply to #111659)
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That looks really nice driving down the road!
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57burb
Posted 2018-05-08 1:47 PM (#562979 - in reply to #562953)
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Thank you, man. It's been a ton of work as we all know. Fortunately most of what's left is "fun work" although a bit expensive! Saving for chrome and interior now...
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57burb
Posted 2018-08-06 3:38 PM (#567929 - in reply to #562979)
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The car is still on the road, it has been an amazing driver. It keeps a good consistent temp even in this 100+ degree (F) heat. It does still have a minor oil leak that I need to fix.

It gets a lot of attention. People are always ask if I'm going to keep it "like that" and they usually seem disappointed when they find out it will actually get painted!

Speaking of that, it will have to come off the road soon for panel alignment, final bodywork, and paint. Door handles are shaved. If anyone wants to donate a few bucks for chrome and interior, it would be greatly appreciated.



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-08-06 3:47 PM (#567931 - in reply to #111659)
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What are you planning for the interior?
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57burb
Posted 2018-08-06 4:29 PM (#567934 - in reply to #567931)
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Adding a swivel seat from a '60 Imperial. Having the seats reupholstered in the stock materials and patterns the car was built with (code 26, metallic gray vinyl plus a black 'jacquard' motif for the fabric inserts)

Door panels will be based on the stock NYer design, but using a color scheme that goes with the car (they were... brown... )

Black Trinidad (silver and gold flecks) carpet

White headliner
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57burb
Posted 2018-09-08 9:52 PM (#569825 - in reply to #567934)
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I got the swivel seat in the car. Not too big of a deal really, just had add four new holes in the floor and reused four that holes that were already there. I have it temporarily covered with the Mexican blankets for now.

Here's an idea of what the interior fabrics will be, which as I said above is the factory metallic gray vinyl and black jacquard fabric. I snapped a pic of my factory door panels to show what terrible shape they are in, and to point out how weird it was that they matched the silver seats with brown dash and door panels.

In a few weeks we'll start pulling it all apart and prepping it for paint...



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Posted 2018-09-08 11:36 PM (#569828 - in reply to #111659)
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Great find! Keep the pictures coming!
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Posted 2018-09-09 9:22 AM (#569843 - in reply to #111659)
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I really like the brown with the gray vinyl & black cloth. I think it's a very classy combination, and I think it would look great with your current color scheme. But if you replace the brown with something closer to your roof color, that would look good too. But I bet they aren't a whole lot different once you turn it into a non-metallic color. Maybe just a little subdued in comparison.
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57burb
Posted 2018-09-09 12:02 PM (#569852 - in reply to #569828)
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I've never seen what that factory (Code 26) interior looks like. Do you have any?

When I found my car the interior was pretty rough. For a while I wasn't sure the interior was all stock, because none of the colors matched! Silver seats with black inserts; brown and gray door panels; green-gold dashboard with coral gauge pods; black dash pad; white headliner. I can't recall if the carpet was brown or black. I like stock stuff too, but man I couldn't go back with all that.

Most of my interior will be black/gray/silver, with a few gold details like the gauge pods, steering wheel ribs, Chrysler logo on the radio, the lion on the glove box, etc.



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Posted 2018-09-09 12:27 PM (#569854 - in reply to #111659)
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I have only seen mine and the one on facebook, and mine is the same code 26. Your door panels look correct, but your rear armrests have the wrong fabric on them. They should have the same black fabric as the seats. Your dashpad should be brown like the door panels. The rear package shelf should be brown too. The gauge pods were orange-ish red & silver dash. Looks like your dash has been swapped at some point.



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57burb
Posted 2018-09-09 1:49 PM (#569855 - in reply to #569854)
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Thanks for the photos.

Good point about the fabric. The fabric of my seats and door panels WAS replaced. It's just that it was a black fabric that faded to gray! If you look at my rear armrest, you can see the part that was hidden by the back seat, and that is still black.

It could be that my dash was just badly sun damaged (like everything else in the interior) and the silver turned a greenish gold color. I still have all the original dash stuff, I'll dig it out and take a look. The part of my gauge pods hidden by the dash were a dead ringer for that orange-red color.
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57burb
Posted 2018-10-23 4:29 PM (#572238 - in reply to #111659)
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One small thing that always bothered me is that the factory put a nice piece of wheel opening trim on the front of these cars, but not the rear. Even with stone shields, it drives my OCD kinda crazy. I photoshopped it "painted" to see how it's all going to look and it definitely needed a set of rear trim pieces to match (IMO). So I took a generic aftermarket pair and bent and trimmed them up to fit.

And that about does it for all the big changes I wanted to make. After driving it all summer, I've tied up most of the loose ends that any rebuilt car has. Now it's time for the big expensive stuff! I've got the interior fabrics on their way from SMS, and working out a timeline with a chrome shop. We'll start taking it apart in a couple of weeks and finish all the bodywork and paint. Should be a fun winter!



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Leadfoot1000
Posted 2018-10-23 7:22 PM (#572245 - in reply to #111659)
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The trim looks great on there. I love the side view of the shopped black paint your using for a reference with the low stance and big heavy duty Desoto bumper and grill. You’re building one bada$$ ride.

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Posted 2018-10-23 7:29 PM (#572246 - in reply to #111659)
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yeah its a nice balance, it matters more on a black car of course.
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57burb
Posted 2018-10-24 10:40 AM (#572276 - in reply to #572245)
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Thank you guys. Here's what it would look like without them...



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Leadfoot1000
Posted 2018-10-31 2:52 AM (#572663 - in reply to #111659)
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Hey Danny, I really like the stance and wheel fitment/choice on your car. Much more so than the hubcaps I’m using. Looks much better now (IMO) than when you had the spokes, and thinner tires on the rear. To compare notes, what is the current rear wheel size and backspace, and rear tire size your running? Also, I lowered the rear on mine with 2” lowering blocks, what did you use?

Thanks,
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Posted 2018-10-31 4:15 AM (#572664 - in reply to #572238)
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Pure awesome Danny, i also want those rear wheellips Will follow your resto
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Posted 2018-10-31 10:19 AM (#572675 - in reply to #572664)
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Leadfoot1000 - 2018-10-31 1:52 AM

To compare notes, what is the current rear wheel size and backspace, and rear tire size your running? Also, I lowered the rear on mine with 2” lowering blocks, what did you use?

I think I put some of that in another post on this thread, but here's what I'm running:

front - 15x5, 2.5" bs / zero (standard) offset, 7.10-15 Coker tires
rear - 15x7, 2.5" bs / 1" (reverse) offset, L78-15 Coker tires

The wheel centers are '56 Ford passenger car all around (kind of a '57-64 custom car thing) with new spider caps from Speedway. The outer rims are new. Wheels were built and chromed by Jimmy aka wheelkid at Rally America. http://rallyamerica.com/

I am also using 2" blocks in the rear.

Something I don't think I mentioned here is the rear axle is a Ford 8.8 from a late 80s Mustang. I cut off all the four-link bits, and welded on spring pads at the right width and pinion angle. It made dealing with the Tremec trans much easier, as I got a slip yoke driveshaft, bolt-on driveshaft flange, and beefy 1350 u-joints as part of the package, plus the ease of dealing with a more common rear end. The e-brake setup came directly from a Ranger with leaf springs and just about bolted into place.

I'm telling you all this because that overall rear axle width is about 1.5" narrower (I don't have the exact number handy) and it makes the rear wheels fit better in the car. I'm not sure I could run those 9" wide L78s on a reversed wheel back there without them rubbing the fender lip on driveway entrances, etc.

Probably more info than you wanted, but I hope that helps!

mogge65 - 2018-10-31 3:15 AM

Pure awesome Danny, i also want those rear wheellips Will follow your resto :inlove:


Thank you Morgan! Maybe I can ship you a pair. I'm loving your NYer too!
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Leadfoot1000
Posted 2018-11-01 1:46 AM (#572737 - in reply to #111659)
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Thanks for explaining your setup. It explains why the rear wheels look extra deep, looks great. The rear of your car sits a little lower than mine, must be the spring rate or some difference in the spring perches between stock and the ford rear.
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