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PolaraPaul
Posted 2013-09-30 8:47 PM (#400683)
Subject: 1960 Dodge Phoenix Convertible Just Completed


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Four years ago we found this two owner Dart close to home, along the Mississippi river in Frontenac, Minnesota. We have just completed a rotisserie restoration and brought it home last evening. It took about three years from when we started it to finish it, with plenty of pauses when other projects were focused on. It was built white as the picture shows the day we hauled it home. The original interior color was red and the top was black. We did find a build sheet under the glove box. We decided to paint it a seldom seen but available color called charcoal metallic that could be ordered with the red interior. The car was kept as built with 318 V8 engine with the torqueflite transmission, radio, heater, and power steering and brakes. We upgraded with air conditioning, deluxe wheel covers, clock, and bumper guards. Here are some photos, one as we hauled it home, a couple on the rotisserie, and then done and photographed today. There are still a few things left to tweak. I've added a picture of the California cars.

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imopar380
Posted 2013-09-30 9:18 PM (#400691 - in reply to #400683)
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Beautiful car Paul, - like your Matador wagon, you haven't painted the black-out strips on the edge of the wheel covers. :-) ( or the blackout sections on the rear bumpers)


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hemidave
Posted 2013-09-30 9:30 PM (#400692 - in reply to #400683)
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WOW, nice job, the car looks beautiful!
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Posted 2013-09-30 10:51 PM (#400703 - in reply to #400692)
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SO ELEGANT ! Nice choice on the paint ! WOW !
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Posted 2013-10-01 12:08 AM (#400716 - in reply to #400683)
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that's gotta be the best choice of colors , fantastic and it's gotta clock . --------------------------------------------------------------later
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Posted 2013-10-01 12:17 AM (#400717 - in reply to #400716)
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As for the "couple of things to tweak", you should look at the other cars' original condition trunks, and then try to
replicate their asphaltic sound deadeners' appearance.

It will take a couple hours to mask off the entire rear of the car, and the trunk's stiffener sections, but, when that's done, you
can apply a rattle can semi-black (Bar-B-Que paint is a brownish-black) to those panels in about 5-10 minute's time.

"Cast Iron", or "Bare Steel" paint can be brushed onto the master cylinder, to keep it looking new.



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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2013-10-01 1:46 AM (#400725 - in reply to #400683)
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Very Nice.
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Posted 2013-10-01 2:12 AM (#400737 - in reply to #400683)
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Posted 2013-10-01 3:11 AM (#400742 - in reply to #400683)
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Very nice work - I think it looks great in the gray (charcoal or graphite) metallic - the interior is also sharp. The steering wheel center would be nice to have in a matching color. All in all, an amazing car - congrats!
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Posted 2013-10-01 5:14 AM (#400747 - in reply to #400683)
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Nice color combo and work.
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Posted 2013-10-01 5:45 AM (#400748 - in reply to #400747)
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Posted 2013-10-01 6:21 AM (#400749 - in reply to #400748)
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Beautiful and great choice of colors
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Posted 2013-10-01 7:42 AM (#400762 - in reply to #400683)
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Very nice restoration......though I must admit I really love the Polara convert..........
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Posted 2013-10-01 8:36 AM (#400769 - in reply to #400683)
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Posted 2013-10-01 9:03 AM (#400770 - in reply to #400769)
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what a beauty!
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Posted 2013-10-01 11:11 AM (#400786 - in reply to #400683)
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Beautiful colors! Love it!

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Posted 2013-10-01 12:34 PM (#400794 - in reply to #400683)
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Posted 2013-10-01 1:57 PM (#400809 - in reply to #400683)
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So awesome
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Posted 2013-10-01 2:02 PM (#400811 - in reply to #400809)
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Very nicely renovated, what a beauty Dodge 60
Had the same name on the color char coal gray metallic of my Imperial 57 ho I owned before.
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Posted 2013-10-01 2:18 PM (#400818 - in reply to #400742)
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wizard - 2013-10-01 12:11 AM

Very nice work - I think it looks great in the gray (charcoal or graphite) metallic - the interior is also sharp. The steering wheel center would be nice to have in a matching color. All in all, an amazing car - congrats!


From what I have seen and been able to determine, the color of this steering wheel horn bar in a brownish color is correct for 1960 Dodges with a red / black interior. My ex-Polara with red/black interior had the same color horn bar, and I have pics of several others with the red/black interior with the same brownish horn bar.

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PolaraPaul
Posted 2013-10-01 2:58 PM (#400823 - in reply to #400683)
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Thanks for all the nice comments and suggestions. The steering wheel is the original wheel with the original horn bar paint. There are several chrome pieces that have gold in them such as the P of the Phoenix and the front and side medallions, so I think the original gold-brown color of the horn bar is consistent for the car. The trunk sound deadening materials are painted black but are rough enough to not reflect well in the photo. Perhaps we will try to mask and make it look more uniform. The trunk mat is a mint original out of a sedan and I have not cut it down yet to fit the convertible. I like the shine of the wheel covers and bumper guards without the black paint but have put NOS covers now on the Polara. SMS did the well executed ribbed seat back sections with silver "stars" in a timely fashion for this car.

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Posted 2013-10-03 12:17 PM (#401195 - in reply to #400683)
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GREAT job, PolaraPaul!

Your car looks wonderful in those colours!

Drive that beauty with pride!

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Posted 2013-10-03 2:20 PM (#401219 - in reply to #400683)
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I agree about all the nice thoughts-- the color! Wow!
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Posted 2013-10-03 5:08 PM (#401243 - in reply to #400683)
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Nice addition to the stable, Paul! Like all your cars, perfection.
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1958firemite
Posted 2016-05-25 11:08 PM (#512437 - in reply to #400683)
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The 1960 Polara convertible is a beauty. WOW.
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Posted 2016-05-27 4:23 PM (#512605 - in reply to #400683)
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Thumbs up on your patience and commitment to restore this beauty. The colour choice is excellent and is my choice of colours for my 57 Coronet 2DR sedan ……..when I get it to that stage.Is there a paint manufacturer and paint code # available for this colour or was this a one of mix
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Posted 2016-05-31 12:57 PM (#512856 - in reply to #400683)
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Superb color combination for the '60 Phoenix. Am also interested in paint manufacturer and code# for my '56 Dodge convertible.--Fred
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PolaraPaul
Posted 2016-05-31 10:30 PM (#512898 - in reply to #400683)
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Nice seeing the interest in the color of the Dart. It is called charcoal metallic, a 1960 Dodge and Dart only color. Chrysler Corp. paint code is C-5186-YS and PPG can make this
using that code.



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Posted 2016-06-03 5:32 PM (#513133 - in reply to #400683)
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Posted 2016-06-03 10:00 PM (#513148 - in reply to #513133)
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Posted 2016-06-03 10:50 PM (#513150 - in reply to #400823)
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PolaraPaul - 2013-10-01 11:58 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments and suggestions. The steering wheel is the original wheel with the original horn bar paint. There are several chrome pieces that have gold in them such as the P of the Phoenix and the front and side medallions, so I think the original gold-brown color of the horn bar is consistent for the car. The trunk sound deadening materials are painted black but are rough enough to not reflect well in the photo. Perhaps we will try to mask and make it look more uniform. The trunk mat is a mint original out of a sedan and I have not cut it down yet to fit the convertible. I like the shine of the wheel covers and bumper guards without the black paint but have put NOS covers now on the Polara. SMS did the well executed ribbed seat back sections with silver "stars" in a timely fashion for this car.



Paul, the steering wheel in my ex-1960 Polara has the brownish-gold horn bar as well, all original. Most I've seen seem to be painted a color to match the dash board. My ex-Polara also has a red interior. This picture shows the original, un-cracked steering wheel still in the car.



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Windsor59
Posted 2016-07-16 3:02 PM (#516838 - in reply to #400683)
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Wow, you have do a great renovation. Looks NEW.
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PolaraPaul
Posted 2017-05-12 10:30 PM (#539944 - in reply to #400683)
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Got the 1960 Dodge Polara out today.



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hemidave
Posted 2017-05-13 8:12 AM (#539953 - in reply to #400683)
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Beautiful job on your cars Paul, they are stunning !
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Posted 2017-05-14 11:37 AM (#540003 - in reply to #400683)
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Gorgeous!

Soooo fabulously finny! Excellent work, Paul!




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Posted 2017-05-14 5:07 PM (#540021 - in reply to #400683)
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Posted 2017-05-14 7:58 PM (#540027 - in reply to #400683)
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Chrys 68
Posted 2017-05-21 5:01 PM (#540529 - in reply to #400683)
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Wow!
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horace
Posted 2017-05-22 11:19 AM (#540598 - in reply to #400683)
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Charcoal is absolutely gorgeous, shows there are colors other than red or black.! Spinners really set it off
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Posted 2017-05-22 1:35 PM (#540602 - in reply to #400683)
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Posted 2017-05-31 12:58 PM (#541267 - in reply to #539944)
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All your convertibles, Paul, a feast for the eyes!  - SERGE -

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Posted 2017-08-02 4:14 PM (#545380 - in reply to #400683)
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Really nice color combo. Super.
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Posted 2017-08-03 10:03 AM (#545479 - in reply to #400683)
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Posted 2017-08-03 10:07 AM (#545480 - in reply to #400683)
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Posted 2017-08-03 2:12 PM (#545497 - in reply to #400683)
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horace
Posted 2017-08-04 1:00 PM (#545569 - in reply to #400683)
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Charcoal gray & factory a/c WOW
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1958firemite
Posted 2017-08-05 8:47 AM (#545622 - in reply to #400683)
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Hi- If you ever want to sell this car I would be very interested. Thanks

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Posted 2017-08-06 10:13 PM (#545726 - in reply to #400683)
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Does anyone Know the owner of this car. Would love to buy it. Thanks Jim
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PolaraPaul
Posted 2017-08-07 4:09 PM (#545772 - in reply to #400683)
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PM a private message with question. Thanks
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1958firemite
Posted 2017-08-13 3:26 PM (#546116 - in reply to #545772)
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Thanks see you in a couple weeks. Jim
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