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matador440
Posted 2013-11-19 6:28 PM (#411670)
Subject: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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d500neil
Posted 2013-11-19 7:18 PM (#411680 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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That is a RARE surviv(ing) car!

Somebody lifted its Rammies; note the OEM carb cut-out(s) on the inner fenders.

At least, they left you one of the air cleaners (and, maybe a carb, too).

It's got a power seat, too?

Single-front A/C.

AccoustaFoam headliner, too.

And, the roof rack.

This was an impressive car, when new!

Still is, too...





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57burb
Posted 2013-11-19 7:48 PM (#411682 - in reply to #411680)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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Power windows, too. The '60 Dodge has THE coolest interior of all time IMO. There was a black '60 Pioneer wagon at a junkyard with a red interior. I swooned over that baby! It was awesome, even in awful condition.

That car is magnificent. How is the rust?
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oldwood
Posted 2013-11-19 8:10 PM (#411690 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON


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Great find!!! You eastern "City Slickers" need to stay on your side of the Mason Dixon line or the South shall rise again.
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Posted 2013-11-19 8:12 PM (#411692 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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Nice find! start spittin' an polishin' !
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d500neil
Posted 2013-11-19 8:29 PM (#411700 - in reply to #411692)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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And, check out the brake pedal; for a D500 and heavy-wagon, the previous owner(s) did not slam on the brakes
very much.

Too bad they left it 'out to seed' (probably after the Forwardlooks fell out of public favor).



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imopar380
Posted 2013-11-19 9:23 PM (#411721 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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Wow, what a find, you have one LOADED 60 Polara there, what with D-500, Power windows, clock, remote fender mirror, factory A/C....

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matador440
Posted 2013-11-19 9:25 PM (#411722 - in reply to #411700)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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From what I can tell the car has had three owners. It was willed to the guy I got it from. The previous owner bought it around 63/64. It was sold new in Ceder Falls , Iowa at ERICKSON MOTOR COMPANY. to a Doctor i was told. The second owners drove it till 1969 and it was parked at the owners farm in Colorado till 2012
It is in great condition with a small rust hole in the floor at the heal of the drivers foot, and a quarter size hole on the side of the passenger side fender. Unfortunately the engine is wrong, and the crossram stuff is long gone. But everything else is there including the D500 emblem and the front inspection covers.

Its a loaded car with having power locks, power seat and a roof rack and a/c and a turrit clock. The radio im not sure on as it has a aftermarket antenna in the wrong spot. Ive had fun cleaning it out (2 days) of all the Colorado dessert dirt and the mouse houses.
It is a late December car so im on the hunt for a November or December 1959 dated 383. Crossrams are everywhere so that won't be a problem
This is the second 60 Dodge Ive rescued in about three months from the mid west. The other being a Red 60 Matador 2 door hard top-- ALSO NO RUST

I'm sure there are more out there these were pretty easy to find
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Swept57
Posted 2013-11-19 9:29 PM (#411723 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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Nice!!!
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2013-11-19 9:39 PM (#411727 - in reply to #411723)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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Wow wow wow!! What a find that is one rare car!! Great find!
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Posted 2013-11-19 9:52 PM (#411731 - in reply to #411670)
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Good luck with the restoration
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matador440
Posted 2013-11-19 10:48 PM (#411740 - in reply to #411731)
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This will be a fun restoration as it doesn't need a lot of parts searching. Almost all that is there is usable. A correct engine will be the biggest hurtle.
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PolaraPaul
Posted 2013-11-19 10:52 PM (#411741 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON


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Congratulations! You will find the D500s listed in the Darrell Davis book for 1960 Dodge. The only other known 1960 D500 Polara wagon is in Japan and is on YouTube. Nice addition to your wagon collection.
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d500neil
Posted 2013-11-20 12:20 AM (#411753 - in reply to #411741)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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A new accelerator pedal shouldn't be too-tuff-2-find, but the "AccoustaFoam" headliner IS Unobtanium.

Fortunately, Ian, here, can help you find 'cordoroy' material that approximates the appearance of the AccoustaFoam stuff....



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littlecarl
Posted 2013-11-20 7:57 AM (#411788 - in reply to #411753)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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Wow! A very nice wagon. As far as I'm aware even the masonite headlining material on my Dart wagon is made from that unobtainium too.
I will be keeping a keen eye on this resurection for sure!

PS it didn't come with a spare tailgate did it?
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matador440
Posted 2013-11-20 8:48 AM (#411792 - in reply to #411788)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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It did not come with a spare tail gate but i do have some extra tail gates and more extra 60-61 parts
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DIF-RNT
Posted 2013-11-20 9:36 AM (#411802 - in reply to #411670)
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Nice wagon....always liked those waybacks
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FIN ME
Posted 2013-11-20 3:21 PM (#411881 - in reply to #411670)
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Great wagon! Roof rack too!

Saw one much like it at the WPC Club Convention this year - simply gorgeous. These beauties are really worth the effort it takes to get them back on the road!

Congratulations, matador440!

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d500neil
Posted 2013-11-21 12:56 AM (#411988 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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Too bad that Millennium Falcon can't be reduced to 7 license plate characters.

OK : "Str Trek" but I'll bet that's already taken.

M Falcon...nah; too F-word.

Klingon....or Starship-----now THERE'S the 'plate', but guaranteed that it is already taken (in CA, for sure!)

STRSHIP.....STARSHP




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DIF-RNT
Posted 2013-11-21 9:32 AM (#412032 - in reply to #411988)
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d500neil - 2013-11-21 12:56 AM

Too bad that Millennium Falcon can't be reduced to 7 license plate characters.

OK : "Str Trek" but I'll bet that's already taken.

M Falcon...nah; too F-word.

Klingon....or Starship-----now THERE'S the 'plate', but guaranteed that it is already taken (in CA, for sure!)

STRSHIP.....STARSHP







Drop the vowels & add a number?

"8STRTRK"

"8KLNG0N"

"1KFALCN"
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57burb
Posted 2013-11-22 3:54 PM (#412267 - in reply to #412032)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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My dad has a '64 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.

I nicknamed it the "Dadelstar Cadillactica" and that seems to have stuck.

(excuse my spelling, it makes more sense phonetically)



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d500neil
Posted 2013-11-22 5:05 PM (#412280 - in reply to #412267)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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I really like STARSHP

If that is already taken, in MD, you could see what the MD-style letters look like, and approximate the "S" with a "5",
or: 5TARSHP or STAR5HP

You could also consider STARHIP; that's not bad!



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Posted 2013-11-22 7:18 PM (#412307 - in reply to #412280)
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And then you could decorate it for the various holidays !
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Posted 2013-12-14 12:12 PM (#416293 - in reply to #411670)
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Wow talk about being late to a party...awesome find! The other fawn D-500 is no longer in Japan but New Zealand and has been driven into the ground. Also some controversy as to whether it was a real D-500 covered in previous threads. I tried to contact the owner via YouTube and asked for the VIN so I could confirm it was a true D-500 and he would not do it. This will be a beauty and always glad to find another Polara Wagon...first white one I've seen with upgraded green covers. This one is really well optioned but what I find very interesting is the car came without the rear grab rails. A 9 seater with luggage rack and step pads but no grab rails...fascinating.

Keep us up to date Smitty can't wait to see the progress.
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Posted 2013-12-15 12:43 AM (#416387 - in reply to #411670)
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could you post a good photo of the inner fender cutouts when you get time . i've seen them but maybe a lot of other 60 dodge owners might want a look ----------------------------------------------------later
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Posted 2013-12-15 7:43 PM (#416527 - in reply to #411670)
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the most space age wagon built! 383/413 crossram d500 375 hp fins space age dash/clock... you can see the speedo light outside the car! third seat.. whatever motor is in there now.. is it frozen? can you break it free with mystery oil? get that headliner out of there int. is trashed see get it out of there hot soap and water will bring some shine back looks like one of the
left doors took a hit seeing the door panel pushed in. ign lock missing.
exp. restoration but no major body work needed. noted courtesy light on dash is on! great find! steve
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d500neil
Posted 2013-12-15 8:23 PM (#416531 - in reply to #416527)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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One restoration MAJOR nicety is that the rear area cargo's covering is carpeting, and not that cheapo-weako
'masonite' stuff that appeared in the previous years' wagons.

Now, if only OEM headliner could be found, or fabricated.



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matador440
Posted 2014-01-14 8:36 AM (#421991 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: RE: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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oldwood
Posted 2014-01-14 8:49 AM (#421993 - in reply to #421991)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON


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Where did ya find that one. Be sitting a Loooooooong time. I hope nothing is cracked. Get to work!!!
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d500neil
Posted 2014-01-14 3:33 PM (#422063 - in reply to #411670)
Subject: Re: 1960 POLARA D500 WAGON



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Well, the engine block IS stress-relieved.

Its engine stamping number is: P[1960] 38[3]-SP [Special Police!] - 1118 ????

Can you find the casting date on it?

What is the P/N on the transmission?

That, too, should be a Heavy Duty unit.








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matador440
Posted 2014-01-15 11:13 PM (#422302 - in reply to #422063)
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matador440
Posted 2014-01-15 11:16 PM (#422303 - in reply to #421993)
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This engine came from HUMANSVILLE. MISSORI
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Posted 2014-01-22 11:49 PM (#423538 - in reply to #411682)
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57burb - 2013-11-19 6:48 PM

Power windows, too. The '60 Dodge has THE coolest interior of all time IMO. There was a black '60 Pioneer wagon at a junkyard with a red interior. I swooned over that baby! It was awesome, even in awful condition.


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