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Jessica
Posted 2017-03-22 9:07 PM (#536485 - in reply to #352861)
Subject: Re: 57 Desoto Fireflite Shopper Wagon



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Are the rear/side window gaskets original or did you replace them? Where did you get them if they are new?
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ToMopar
Posted 2017-03-23 10:39 AM (#536520 - in reply to #536485)
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Jessica - 2017-03-23 2:07 AM

Are the rear/side window gaskets original or did you replace them? Where did you get them if they are new?


The gaskets are new. According to the reports of previous owner its W143 from Gary Goers
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ToMopar
Posted 2017-03-27 6:00 AM (#536745 - in reply to #352861)
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First time after a long period of darkness in the garage, I allow the hemi-muscles to pull the wagon out to get some rays of sun



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wizard
Posted 2017-03-27 8:31 AM (#536749 - in reply to #352861)
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Very nice work Tom - will you manage to get it in traffic this year?
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2017-03-27 9:57 AM (#536751 - in reply to #352861)
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Love love love
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-03-27 10:06 AM (#536754 - in reply to #352861)
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amazing work.
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Windsor59
Posted 2017-03-27 4:44 PM (#536768 - in reply to #536754)
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Wow, i like what I see.
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Jessica
Posted 2017-03-27 10:51 PM (#536784 - in reply to #352861)
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Thanks for the info on the gaskets. They are W134 from Gary Goers. I placed my order for a set today.
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FIN ME
Posted 2017-04-02 10:11 AM (#537208 - in reply to #352861)
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Beyond FABULOUS.

Wagons rock, but this rare beauty really takes the cake!

Wonderful work, ToMopar.





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mogge65
Posted 2017-04-24 2:11 PM (#538764 - in reply to #352861)
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Awesome work , that wagon is sweeeet !
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57 Explorer
Posted 2017-05-05 3:33 AM (#539484 - in reply to #366402)
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Hi Tom, hope to see your awesome wagon sometime. I´m about to update my rear brakes.
How did you solve it. Is there any rear axle that fits right on or did you change anchorplates and shafts.
/Kent
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ToMopar
Posted 2017-05-05 6:41 AM (#539486 - in reply to #352861)
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Hej Kent.
unfortunately I have changed my previous idea, and don't change the rear brake system and restore it to the condition it has leave the factory.
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57 Explorer
Posted 2017-05-05 2:45 PM (#539510 - in reply to #539486)
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Okay, I´ll figure out something. Keep on your fine work,
/Kent
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bbrasse1
Posted 2017-05-06 5:50 PM (#539568 - in reply to #352861)
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Tom, you did it 1st Class at every detail and it shows in your beautiful wagon. Thanks also for your help and advice.
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antonellomopar
Posted 2017-05-07 2:37 PM (#539613 - in reply to #352861)
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bravo !
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Chrys 68
Posted 2017-05-21 5:09 PM (#540531 - in reply to #352861)
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Rock ´n´roll Tom! It´s magic!
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ToMopar
Posted 2017-09-28 5:52 AM (#549335 - in reply to #352861)
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The Wagon is coming more and more to an eye catcher



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57desoto
Posted 2017-09-29 5:55 AM (#549381 - in reply to #352861)
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As everyone has said, Tom, you have done a GREAT job on that wagon! It's incredibly beautiful!
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57burb
Posted 2017-09-29 8:42 AM (#549394 - in reply to #352861)
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Amazing job, Tom! That is a stunning wagon! I have enjoyed watching all of your progress. Now I'm looking forward to seeing you enjoy it!
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ToMopar
Posted 2017-10-17 10:14 AM (#550455 - in reply to #352861)
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Danny and Ed,
thanks for the kind words.
But this car is far from finish, I would say that I have done three quarters
The Front bumper is a provisionary version, the matching front bumber is at "my" chrome guy since 2012....
And the most headache is caused by facing/covering of the rear compartment.
But as you all know, the smaller the job is, the more time is needed
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rebel
Posted 2018-06-18 10:53 AM (#565284 - in reply to #550455)
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Tom,
You have done a remarkable job on your wagon. I have been restoring my 58 New Yorker wagon for several years and it is also almost completed.
In your last post you mentioned that the most headache is the "facing/covering of the rear compartment". I too have not been able to find anyone willing to tackle the recovering of the "wheel hump" areas. Is this what you are referring to?
Here are pictures of what I need covered in vinyl. Also a couple of pictures of how the vinyl was formed around the latch and pivot areas. The old pictures are of my old parts wagon.
Is this area on your wagon covered with formed vinyl?
Bob

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ToMopar
Posted 2018-06-20 5:54 AM (#565360 - in reply to #352861)
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Yes Bob, this is it what are referring to.
At the end we solve it and I am very happy with the result.





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rebel
Posted 2018-06-21 5:04 PM (#565426 - in reply to #565360)
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Did you use leather? How were the upper seat back latch and lower pivot point for the seat bottom finished.
It really does looks great.
Bob
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ToMopar
Posted 2018-12-13 2:33 AM (#575152 - in reply to #352861)
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It looks so incredibly good



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ToMopar
Posted 2019-04-18 6:44 AM (#581073 - in reply to #352861)
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After 6 !!!! long abstaining years of waiting I finally got the bumper back from my chromguy

(the bumper in some previous picture was a borrow)

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Powerflite
Posted 2019-04-18 11:40 AM (#581093 - in reply to #352861)
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Wow, 6 years, that's obnoxiously long. Time to pick a different chrome guy! The car looks wonderful.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2019-04-18 12:07 PM (#581095 - in reply to #352861)
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6 years?! Did he have to mine the Chromite from the earth himself?
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2019-04-18 1:23 PM (#581101 - in reply to #352861)
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This wagon is going to be so amazing
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ToMopar
Posted 2019-04-21 6:43 AM (#581205 - in reply to #352861)
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In between, I was also very frustrated that it take so long...but I still have the bumpers which was on the car when it leave the factory

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Powerflite
Posted 2019-04-21 3:51 PM (#581215 - in reply to #352861)
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I high contrast gold grille looks good with the gold letters on the front. Like an Adventurer wagon.
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