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56D500boy
Posted 2021-08-07 9:46 PM (#614085 - in reply to #613998)
Subject: Re: What did you do to your FL car today?



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Not very exciting but yesterday and today I cleaned (wire brushes in my cordless drill, wire brush (big), wire brush (small brass)) and painted (Krylon "Fusion" all-in-one Satin Black) my 56 Dodge's rear leaf springs. They were looking rather ratty and have been bugging me for at least 4 years but they were not a priority. Finally got to them yesterday (left) and today (right). The paint seems good and it dries very quickly. By eye, I thought that I did a good job. From the photo, it looks like I need to address a few areas with a bit more paint.

Regardless, they are much better than they were two days ago.

Found the PN on one of the springs: 1636 859 which translates as 55-56 Dodge V8 "Std., except Sub (urban)., Cv. Cp (convertible)" so not D500 (I knew that already 5 leaf not 6 leaf D500).

I also got all 8 of the U-bolt nuts started with the help of MOOVIT and a 21" breaker bar. I didn't twist off the threaded portion of the U-bolt (I was watching carefully). Removing, cleaning and painting the U-bolts and nuts will be the next project to be put off to the future.





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Viper Guy
Posted 2022-01-15 1:27 PM (#618456 - in reply to #165059)
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During this cold, snowy, and blustery day, I decided to take pictures of my recently acquired (Christmas present from my son and wife) '59 1/24 promo scale model that matches the color of my real '59 Firedome 2HT. The colors actually match fairly well and I've never seen a model molded and painted in these colors before.



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Viper Guy
Posted 2022-03-30 3:45 PM (#620600 - in reply to #165059)
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Fortunately I was able to obtain a reproduction D E S O T O trunk mat and installed it today and with a little bit of trimming it turned out really nice.



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57plymouth
Posted 2022-04-01 7:48 AM (#620650 - in reply to #165059)
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Who makes repop trunk mats?
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Viper Guy
Posted 2022-04-01 10:03 AM (#620651 - in reply to #165059)
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No one makes these anymore. I was lucky to find the last one.
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57burb
Posted 2022-04-01 5:23 PM (#620656 - in reply to #620651)
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Bill Adams (can be found on FB) worked to get the '57/58 trunk mat reproduced nicely in 2019. I'm not sure what availability is for these today.



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Viper Guy
Posted 2022-04-01 8:27 PM (#620657 - in reply to #165059)
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Bill was my source. I was lucky to obtain the last one and was told no more were going to be produced.
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JedRhule
Posted 2022-04-05 5:05 PM (#620731 - in reply to #165059)
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While waiting for a local machine shop to design an adapter that will connect my 56 Dodge P/S pump to a modern alternator, I took this opportunity to clean and paint the top of the engine.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2022-04-05 6:11 PM (#620732 - in reply to #165059)
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Finally gave up trying to start my 1960 wagon that has been sitting since 1978. So this past weekend I had to move it out of my shop so I could work on my 300F and other projects. First opportunity to put the two cars together to take pictures. The wagon will just have to wait until I can yank the engine out and redo it.

The 300F is getting its new bumpers, new starter and new tires.





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