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DavidinHartford
Posted 2008-10-14 7:22 AM (#148053 - in reply to #117265)
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This white "Custom Suburban with Green roof was in California when I first met its owner. Today it now has a different owner and is on Long Island, NewYork.





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DavidinHartford
Posted 2008-10-15 8:39 AM (#148244 - in reply to #117265)
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Here are two factory photos.



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DavidinHartford
Posted 2008-10-16 7:26 AM (#148424 - in reply to #117265)
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I don't remember much about this wagon either. But the license plate indicates it was in Quebec Canada.

The door panel design appears to be different on this wagon than the other "Customs" or "Sport" Suburbans.

It looks well equipped. Third seat too judging by the rear step pads.

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suburban61
Posted 2008-10-16 9:32 AM (#148438 - in reply to #117265)
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hey dave,... i love love love love the dealership photos! that torquoise and white wagon was the first pic i found... the candian wagon seems to have '60 plymouth door trims and im surprised the seats arent in a '60 plymouth fabric also... its owner must have had a thing for the '61's cos i can see three others in the photos also... poor things seen better days though.... the photos are great keep em coming! cheers adriana :]
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imopar380
Posted 2008-10-16 6:26 PM (#148493 - in reply to #148438)
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I haven't read every post in this thread,  and someone may have already commented on this,  but do you all realize that the 1962 Chrysler wagons used the 61 Plymouth wagon body with revised tail lights,  and a Chrysler front clip bolted on ?   For 1963 and 1964 they revised the sheet metal slightly and re-worked the tail lights again.    I submit the evidence,  below !   - Black car is 1962 ,  whitish car is 1964.  Some of the 64 Chrysler New Yorker wagons came with a pretty awesome, optional interior that included front bucket seats and a console borrowed from the 300 - not sure if any other wagon makes ever offered a console / bucket seat interior.

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DavidinHartford
Posted 2008-10-16 9:02 PM (#148508 - in reply to #117265)
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That is mostly true Ian. The 62-64 wagons however used the NYR bodys hardtop roof and frameless windows. The 61 Plymouth had full framed windows thus were "posted" models vs "Hardtops".

But you are correct in the rear ends. Other than revised tail lights and tailgate trim, you could swap out the rear bumpers as they are the exact same ones.
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imopar380
Posted 2008-10-16 11:21 PM (#148527 - in reply to #148508)
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DavidinHartford - 2008-10-16 6:02 PM That is mostly true Ian. The 62-64 wagons however used the NYR bodys hardtop roof and frameless windows. The 61 Plymouth had full framed windows thus were "posted" models vs "Hardtops". But you are correct in the rear ends. Other than revised tail lights and tailgate trim, you could swap out the rear bumpers as they are the exact same ones.

David, 

Yes I know the Plymouth wagons were sedans as opposed to hardtops, but I was just making the point that the basic body was identical.  

So what do you make of this 1960 Plymouth hardtop wagon ?   Someone went to a lot of trouble to do this . 

 

 





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suburban61
Posted 2008-10-16 11:45 PM (#148531 - in reply to #117265)
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we discussed the 62 chrysler wagons back in the thread... and also the interchanging body panels, etc. nothing beats the '61 plym wagons tho, adriana :]
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wizard
Posted 2008-10-17 1:42 AM (#148540 - in reply to #148527)
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Ian, that '60 Plymouth is really a white bore (rare) and I know that's some serious work to convert a sedan to a HT. I just love it. I can imagine the car in a 3-tone green paint
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Chrycoman
Posted 2008-10-17 4:12 AM (#148544 - in reply to #148438)
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suburban61 - 2008-10-16 6:32 AM

hey dave,... i love love love love the dealership photos! that torquoise and white wagon was the first pic i found... the candian wagon seems to have '60 plymouth door trims and im surprised the seats arent in a '60 plymouth fabric also... its owner must have had a thing for the '61's cos i can see three others in the photos also... poor things seen better days though.... the photos are great keep em coming! cheers adriana :]


Canadian-built 1961 Plymouths used Dodge Dart seat upholstery and door panels along with the Plymouth instrument panel, as did the Canadian-built 1961 Dodge Dart. For 1962, the Canadian-built Plymouth and Dodge Dart models used the Dart instrument panel along with the Dart interior trim. The Canadian 1962 Plymouths even had Dodge's 'fratzog' on the instrument panel and the door panels. In mid-year Chrysler of Canada offered bucket seats on Fury and Dart 440 models - buckets taken from the Polara 500.

Things returned to normal with Plymouth interiors for 1963.

Also, Chrysler of Canada did not offer the Sport Suburban in Canada from 1961 through 1965. 1960 Plymouths and Darts did not have the Custom Suburban, but did have Suburban and Sport Suburban models.

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DavidinHartford
Posted 2008-10-17 6:50 AM (#148548 - in reply to #117265)
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Ian,

That green 60 hardtop wagon is awsome! If it were mine though I'd paint the accent area ahead of the front wheels white or even light green. And the roof too.
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imopar380
Posted 2008-10-17 12:13 PM (#148566 - in reply to #148540)
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wizard - 2008-10-16 10:42 PM Ian, that '60 Plymouth is really a white bore (rare) and I know that's some serious work to convert a sedan to a HT. I just love it. I can imagine the car in a 3-tone green paint

Sven,  what do you mean,  by " White bore " ?  

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wizard
Posted 2008-10-17 12:24 PM (#148568 - in reply to #148566)
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Sorry Ian, seems like I slipped on the keyboard - It's an expression translated from Italian, a white boar is an albino and those are really rare !
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pistolgrip
Posted 2008-10-17 4:13 PM (#148595 - in reply to #148548)
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Dave! Hey bud, it's good to see you on here! How is everything going? I haven't messed with the wagon in quite a while, just tryin to finish the garage! Adriana, just wanted to sey hello to you too! I haven't been on the board in a while! Keep the pics and info commin'! Keep in touch!

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DavidinHartford - 2008-10-17 6:50 AM

Ian,

That green 60 hardtop wagon is awsome! If it were mine though I'd paint the accent area ahead of the front wheels white or even light green. And the roof too.
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DavidinHartford
Posted 2008-10-18 6:47 AM (#148665 - in reply to #117265)
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Hey Rob!

Howsit going? Adriana wrote to me and hooked me up with this site. It sure is nice to see that there are new people still enthused by the 61 Plymouths. Seeing all these pics sure makes me miss the old blue wagon. I can't believe it's been 10 years already. Time flies. I can remember the day I saw and picked up the wagon like it was yesterday. The first stop I made after I left the guys house was to a gas station. As I filled the wagon up I didn't realize that tens of gallons were pouring out the tank and spilling across the stations driveway the other direction! The Station manager came running out screaming and waving his arms "Stop!" Apparently the previous owner had pulled the tank out to be resealed and they hadn't reconnected the filler neck properly. So as the tank filled to the top it then poured out the neck under the fender.

I found the reciept in the glovebox for the tank reseal and ended up bringing the car over there next. Of course that meant leaving the car overnight and having to return to CT without the wagon.
Not to mention having to pay for about 40 gallons of premium fuel to that angry station owner! LOL.
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suburban61
Posted 2008-10-19 7:27 AM (#148735 - in reply to #117265)
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hello rob, welcome back! alot has happened here since you were last on... lol... dave that story is a bit embarrassing... if that was me i would have been pissing myself laughing when i realised... although it is a rather dangerous and costly situation... id best check my tank [havent put any petrol init since ive had it] hey, had someone around to look at my Sub about body work tonight... if everything goes to plan, it should be in the shop just after christmas... yay!! cheers adriana
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suburban61
Posted 2008-10-19 7:30 AM (#148736 - in reply to #117265)
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VAUGHAN, CALLING VAUGHAN!! hows your sub going... havent seen any progress pictures and did you find the pic of it back in the 60's outside the funeral home? keep us updated.... a friednd just got back from new zealand and asked if you know someone called, mikemopar or moparmike? cheers adriana
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pistolgrip
Posted 2008-10-20 12:39 AM (#148794 - in reply to #117265)
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Great story Dave! I'll have to add that to the "archives"!
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moparkiller65
Posted 2008-10-26 1:10 AM (#149601 - in reply to #148794)
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hey this my first time on this site i have a 61 plymouth Sport Suburban that im rebuilding
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suburban61
Posted 2008-10-26 2:36 AM (#149603 - in reply to #117265)
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pictures! pictures! we would love some pics... if your not sure how to post them... email me some as an attachment and ill downsize and load them up here for you... by the way im so happy your gonna bring another one back to life... and the sportsmans are the top of line model... is it a 6 or 9 seater? if you need any help or info im happy to help you out as much as i can, as you may have gathered i absolutely adore these wagons and have a slight obsession that i may or may not need to get help for!! lol... cheers adriana :]
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Rob
Posted 2008-10-26 6:46 PM (#149659 - in reply to #117265)
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HMMMMM, thought all red interior '61 Plymouths had black steering wheels and columns? That apparently is not the case here, as the pictured red interior car has a red wheel and column.

Any comments?


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Rob
Posted 2008-10-26 6:50 PM (#149660 - in reply to #117265)
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Saw that coral wagon at the Carlisle show, 2007. Very original car, original paint. Spoke with the owner, good fellow, bought some parts from him.

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suburban61
Posted 2008-10-27 2:00 AM (#149707 - in reply to #117265)
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rob, the centre of the astro wheels usually matched the interior/ dash colour... ive seen them in red, black, even brown... but the standard wheels i have not seen in red, only black and a turqouise colour.... i guess it just depends... not sure, adriana
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moparkiller65
Posted 2008-10-27 2:23 AM (#149708 - in reply to #149603)
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ok lol these are some pics of it
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moparkiller65
Posted 2008-10-27 2:26 AM (#149709 - in reply to #149603)
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ok its saying that my pics are tobig for the site to download
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Chrycoman
Posted 2008-10-27 2:38 AM (#149711 - in reply to #149659)
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Rob - 2008-10-26 3:46 PM

HMMMMM, thought all red interior '61 Plymouths had black steering wheels and columns? That apparently is not the case here, as the pictured red interior car has a red wheel and column.

Any comments?


It's a Canadian 1961 Plymouth and the Canadian parts book does list a red steering wheel for Plymouth and Dodge Dart.

Also saw a red 1961 Plymouth Fury 2-door hardtop at a car show in Seattle about 5-6 years ago - red exterior with red interior with a red steering wheel and column.
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suburban61
Posted 2008-10-28 5:22 AM (#149843 - in reply to #117265)
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pics of kyle's suburban.... and whats great is its one we havent already found!! cheers adriana :]



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moparkiller65
Posted 2008-11-02 3:08 AM (#150318 - in reply to #117265)
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i have the ca in the shop now im hopping to work on it tomorrow
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moparkiller65
Posted 2008-11-03 1:27 AM (#150429 - in reply to #117265)
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well i forund out what i might need lol
front bumper,side view mirror,driverside rear door,front right panel,grill,headlight besals
interior:both sets of push putons head liner carpet,stiring wheel,dash,and door panels
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DavidinHartford
Posted 2008-11-03 9:26 AM (#150442 - in reply to #117265)
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I came across another wagon pic. This one was just outside of Albany Newyork. This was taken at least 10 years ago. It was pretty rough then. It was sitting pretty low in the dirt. Note the twin spot lights.

1961 Plymouth wagon

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suburban61
Posted 2008-11-03 8:45 PM (#150563 - in reply to #117265)
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like i said parts car is your best bet and will worjk out chgeapest in the long run... did you get the info i sent you? adriama
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moparkiller65
Posted 2008-11-10 3:05 AM (#151329 - in reply to #117265)
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i might be getting ahold of a brand new hemi motor to put in the wagon along with the brain,tranny,and all the electronics
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Posted 2008-12-04 5:23 PM (#154379 - in reply to #117265)
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well adriana since i'm getting the blame for pinching all your '61 plymouth wagon postcards i'd better make up by dedicating a wee tune to you http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IpSK1BnjdGw
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suburban61
Posted 2008-12-04 5:51 PM (#154390 - in reply to #117265)
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thats cool... cant say the song is too flash, but its worth putting up with to see the Sub.... wonder if its the same red & white one that dave posted pics of? by the way vedette i did say that if i am to be out bidded im glad it was you.... hope you didnt take offence.... thanks for the clip.... adriana
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suburban61
Posted 2008-12-04 6:08 PM (#154394 - in reply to #117265)
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oh how i would love to add this one to my fleet, but sadly that wont be happening....

id plate states its a 'sportsman', but it has original 'custom' side trim, and is a 9 seater (only available on the 'sportsman' models, and rare as) so a little bit of a mystery, maybe special order?
coral and alpine white, 318, electric tailgate, deflectors (rare option), fury bar... hopefully someone restores this one to its former glory.... only just passed $1000us.... a steal at that price... cheers adriana


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Chrycoman
Posted 2008-12-04 11:45 PM (#154427 - in reply to #154394)
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The car is a 1961 Plymouth Custom Suburban (Belvedere) but it is not a Sportsman. Plymouth never used the Sportsman name. That was used by DeSoto for its 1950-59 hardtops and by Dodge Trucks for their van-based wagons.

The VIN, 3617184942, decodes as :

3 - Plymouth V8
6 - wagon - medium-price - Custom *
1 - 1961 model year
7 - St.Louis assembly plant
184942 - 84,942nd 1961 car off the St.Louis line.

Plymouth did offer a Sports Suburban, with Fury interior and exterior trim, but it was not offered as a 2-door model. The 2-door wagon did not have a special name and was offered one last time for 1961 in the base Suburban (Savoy) series. Previous years had a 2-door wagon in the mid Custom Suburban series. 2,464 2-door Suburban wagons were built fro 1961.

1961 Custom Suburban production consisted of 13,553 2-seat and 6,355 3-seat models. The high-priced Sport Suburban saw 2,844 2-seat and 3,088 3-seat wagons. The base Suburban series also produced 12,980 2-seat wagons. Sport Suburban wagons and Suburban 2-seat wagons were built only in the U.S. while Chrysler of Canada also offered a base Suburban 3-seat wagon - 74 built.

* - The classifications for the series/body style VIN digit -
1 - low-priced non-wagon models
2 - medium-priced non-wagon models
3 - high-priced non-wagon models
4 - sport non-wagon models
5 - low-priced wagon models
6 - medium-priced wagon models
7 - high-priced wagon models
8 - taxi
9 - police
0 - fleet

Plymouth did not offer a "4" model in 1960-61.

It is not a "radio delete" car as 1961 Plymouths did not come with radios as standard equipment. It is simply a car ordered without the optional radio. That bar on the front bumper was optional, sales code 344.
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suburban61
Posted 2008-12-05 2:22 AM (#154435 - in reply to #117265)
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i have seen the top of the range wagons refered to as both 'sportsman suburban' and 'sports suburban'.... the bottom of the range wagon is called 'deluxe' and this is the model that was offered as a two-door.

i am so embarrassed, i checked the chrysler standards catalogue and yes there were 9 passenger custom suburbans produced, only available in V8, their production number is unknown, shows that reading vintage magazines can give you false information...

its the only 9 pass custom suburban i've ever seen none the less....

i am so sorry next time i will check & double check before i open my mouth... sorry everyone.... adriana

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Ray Bell
Posted 2008-12-05 4:30 PM (#154475 - in reply to #140246)
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Adriana... you've become a star in your own right... you don't need to apologise for getting confused with all the internet garbage that's about...

Just to show how silly things get, ask someone who 'knows' about S4 Holdens. Ask them what differed between a regular Holden and an S4. Bet you hear some utterly stupid things!


Originally posted by nz 61savoy
What is the best way to convert my wagon to disc brakes on the front, bearing in mind I live in New Zealand?


Vaughan, there are lots of ways, but basically the best way to do it is scour around the wreckers and find a disc that will adapt easily to your hubs. Then get some steel plate, about 3/8" is good, and get it bored and drilled and tapped to suit your 'spindles' or 'uprights' and a suitable caliper.

Suggest you look at discs from a Valiant first, the late ones, VH, VK, CL etc, then maybe go with a 4-pot caliper from some large 4WD, Toyota Landcruiser is popular for this purpose here, though you need to reduce disc diameter for that, something I don't like, or space the caliper out a bit and grind a bit out of the gap.




One more thing that I've noticed with all the pics on this thread... the continuation of the 'reversed fin' theme (as exemplified on the '61 Dodges) in the trim at the rear of these Suburbans.

Adriana, when I come to Adelaide next I'm going to see your wagon!
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suburban61
Posted 2008-12-05 9:49 PM (#154519 - in reply to #117265)
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thankyou, but feel like an idiot... sure ray, i dont mind if you invite yourself, lol... its goin into the panel shop early january (thats if i have no more set backs) but your welcome to come see it before or after it gets back, you can check out dads mopar wheels also... cheers adriana
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Posted 2008-12-06 2:58 PM (#154574 - in reply to #117265)
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I will invite myself, Adriana... no question of it...

You've got to admit, apart from your wagon being unique in Australia, you are too! Name any other 19 year old girl whose first car is a Forward Look machine she's dreamed about for years... you won't find any anywhere!

Sometimes you just have to live with your fame. And I've got to meet your dad too, he's obviously something special too.
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suburban61
Posted 2008-12-07 11:02 PM (#154701 - in reply to #117265)
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my first car was an ap6 actually, but suburban (oscar) is the first car ive fully owned & paid for myself... and i love oscar

can someone tell me if they made any tv commercials for the '61 plymouths? i cant find any... i found a lovely one for the '60 http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkVdYJ0stM&feature=related
and every other year i might add, but never any for '61.... i have to say im starting to like the '60 plymouths too adriana


Edited by suburban61 2008-12-07 11:06 PM
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firedome
Posted 2008-12-08 10:49 AM (#154738 - in reply to #117265)
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Adrianna, have you seen the Leave It To Beaver episodes where Ward drives up in his '61 Plymmie? ... I'm sure they're on YouTube someplace. He had other years of Plyms as well!
BTW Eric in Texas who got my '61 undercover car is turning it into a black & white!
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Posted 2008-12-09 4:06 PM (#154881 - in reply to #117265)
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Adriana has made much mention of the 'mascara' here... I reckon that would be a very valuable addition to these cars...

They'd prevent those nasty stone chips that any near-vertical painted surface at the front of a car is prone to get on our roads. I'm sure it happens there too?
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Posted 2008-12-09 8:51 PM (#154927 - in reply to #117265)
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roger, i am still hunting for leave it to beaver on dvd, but it hasnt been released here yet... get eric to send you some pics of his progress and then you can post em here....
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moparkiller65
Posted 2008-12-26 5:24 AM (#156774 - in reply to #117265)
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i cant work on my wagon because the block and everything else is frozen solid lol.its been like -15 so i cant work on it and i have a lot of parts for it
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nz 61savoy
Posted 2009-02-15 6:21 AM (#163263 - in reply to #156774)
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hi there adriana, ive been a bit busy lately and havnt got to the puter much, will put some pics on next week as mine is being used in my mates wedding next weekend so i am finishing at the moment, will get pics off my other puter so can see mine when basically new out side funeral home in the bottom of the south island of new zealand , mine has different interior than other 61s on here, i put some pics of my dash and interior on here but not sure where, will be back soon.
vaughan
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Posted 2009-02-15 11:27 PM (#163386 - in reply to #117265)
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hello vaughan...

check out this site (if you havent seen it already...) http://www.kustomklassics.com/61plymouth.html, looks like yours, even has the same seat coverings, and was a hearse also... would love to see the pics of your wagon now its done... did you hunt down any headlight rings? my dads mates daughter is getting married in NZ next weekend, how funny would it be if it was the wedding your involved with... keep the updates coming... cheers adriana
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nz 61savoy
Posted 2009-03-02 4:56 AM (#165432 - in reply to #163386)
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back again , had a last minute panic getting it done but i used my 61 in a mates wedding last weekend, boys in mine and the girls in the grooms 73 satelite, also there is a picture for you adriana of mine outside the funeral home that brought it in to nz in 61, not to sure what year the photo was taken but your old man might know from how old the holden is in the pic, havent put the front trim back on yet but is good to be dring it again cheers, vaughan



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Posted 2009-03-02 5:43 AM (#165433 - in reply to #117265)
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The Holden is an EJ model... introduced mid-1962, on sale until mid-1963 when replaced by the EH.
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suburban61
Posted 2009-03-02 9:34 AM (#165438 - in reply to #117265)
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fabulous vaughan... still no headlight rings? whats the story with the chrome that meant to be around the back side windows & the plymouth letters off the tailgate, doesnt even look like it was on it in the old photo... what a great old photo, they even had a 4-door sedan (this is the kind of funeral home i wish to go to when i die....) did you look at the hearse in the link that i emailed you, its almost the twin of your sub... do you have pics of your sub with the wedding ribbons on?? do you still have your original hubcaps? i like the plates by the way... cheers adriana
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