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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-01-18 7:18 PM (#467990 - in reply to #429375)
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Complete new front suspension. Installing 3" rear brake drums with emergency brakes. The new Bermbaum rubbers fit well.



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-01-29 6:34 PM (#468917 - in reply to #429375)
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Front discs! If you need anything for a disc conversion on a forward look e-mail Charlie at olddaddy@rustyhope.com!




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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-02-14 4:58 PM (#470074 - in reply to #429375)
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The power steering we got from Johnny G. Now rebuilt. Note the factory high tech adjustment system.



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-02-28 8:19 PM (#471256 - in reply to #429375)
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All new interior. Dash redone, all new door panels, and front and back seat. Wheels coming soon. Going up to a 15".



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-02-28 8:30 PM (#471258 - in reply to #471256)
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Oh, and thanks to the member RichBo for the power steering pump! One year ago today this thread was started!!!

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-03-10 6:31 PM (#472166 - in reply to #429375)
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Finally getting some paint on next week! Body work almost complete and it is laser straight! Engine goodies coming this week. We now have a rolling chassis. All that we need to do now is finish up the engine. Can anyone put me on a good business that reproduces the oval air cleaners? In steel..



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-03-19 3:39 PM (#472890 - in reply to #429375)
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Undercoating before and after. We are finally going to get some paint on this car TONIGHT.



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Posted 2015-03-19 5:00 PM (#472895 - in reply to #429375)
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Its very satisfying when you can finally start putting stuff (like paint) back on

Who kicked the paint tin over

i'd blame the dog (even if it wasnt there

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-03-23 5:25 PM (#473239 - in reply to #429375)
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I know what you mean! Here are the new brake and fuel lines. From inline tube! Highly reccomend. pictures of the body coming soon.



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-03-30 9:03 PM (#473910 - in reply to #429375)
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HOUSTON WE HAVE PAINT! What do y'all think?



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196061SAVOY
Posted 2015-03-30 11:22 PM (#473921 - in reply to #429375)
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WOW!!!!! that's ganna be mint,
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Posted 2015-03-31 1:18 AM (#473933 - in reply to #473910)
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The Chrysler Kid - 2015-03-31 6:03 PM

HOUSTON WE HAVE PAINT! What do y'all think?


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I think it will look great if you go with blackwalls and dog dishies. If you go for bling wheels
or ?, it will look like every other modified hotrod.
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Posted 2015-03-31 7:45 AM (#473944 - in reply to #429375)
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Oh Yeah! that is looking great. Cant wait to see your finished product.

Steve.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-03-31 10:27 AM (#473954 - in reply to #473944)
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Thanks guys! Doctor DeSoto, as my friend said yesterday "Start saving your pennies now, as you will need two sets of wheels...

Both will be painted black with dog dishes, but one will be blackwall bias plys, while the other will be the skinny white wall Coker radials that are meant to look like bias tires. For driving, and changing up the look..."
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Posted 2015-03-31 11:37 AM (#473962 - in reply to #429375)
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Looks great, Randy!!
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-03-31 12:20 PM (#473970 - in reply to #429375)
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Thanks Big M! Thanks again to mstrug too.



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Posted 2015-03-31 12:51 PM (#473974 - in reply to #429375)
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You Welcome! Love the Paint. Great fix on that Heater delete panel! Marc. P.S. Did you ever get a heater delete dash trim? Might have something you could use...Marc S.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-03-31 12:54 PM (#473975 - in reply to #473974)
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No, shoot me a PM. Anything you have I'm sure we can make a deal. Thanks.
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Posted 2015-03-31 1:20 PM (#473979 - in reply to #429375)
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Is that the color you are painting it ?
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-03-31 1:35 PM (#473980 - in reply to #473979)
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Yes ma'am. Monotone black.
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Posted 2015-03-31 7:37 PM (#474019 - in reply to #429375)
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randy whats the brand name on that paint, iv got a 60 savoy, almost a business coupe, iv been thinking hard about changing to all black, thanks



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Posted 2015-03-31 10:31 PM (#474052 - in reply to #429375)
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Gonna be nasty cool all black. Just say no to the coker tires though. They are junk
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Posted 2015-03-31 11:14 PM (#474055 - in reply to #474019)
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196061SAVOY - 2015-03-31 7:37 PM

randy whats the brand name on that paint, iv got a 60 savoy, almost a business coupe, iv been thinking hard about changing to all black, thanks


It's onyx black. I can get you an exact brand and code tomorrow.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-04-01 7:43 PM (#474116 - in reply to #429375)
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Back home. I have a nice 1957 Chevrolet/1959 Cadillac according to the guys at the gas station.

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Posted 2015-04-01 8:20 PM (#474119 - in reply to #429375)
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Love it

Have you thought about A/C yet, thats going to get hot in there

My plymouth might end up black yet, dunno

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Posted 2015-04-01 8:25 PM (#474120 - in reply to #474119)
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Yes! We are doing the vintage air unit. Hidden under the dash. Could you imagine a Florida summer in an all black car with fixed rear windows and those tiny vent windows? Any car can look good in black but your curvaceous '60 would look great!

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Posted 2015-04-02 4:30 AM (#474141 - in reply to #429375)
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You should get your self a 1957 Florida License plate and have it issued to the car. All you need to go is get a copy of the registration proof of insurance the 1957 Florida tag and send it to DMV to Tallahassee and within 30 days it will come back with a sticker but it needs to be sent certified return receipt
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Posted 2015-04-02 4:32 AM (#474142 - in reply to #474120)
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Window tint will solve that problem after my current '61 fury is restored its going to the tint shop and mine has added on AC
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Posted 2015-04-05 4:26 PM (#474449 - in reply to #429375)
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Happy Easter! And thank Jesus this isn't one of those fancy smancy Belvederes. Back from the chrome shop. With the three pieces of chrome this car has!



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Posted 2015-04-05 5:20 PM (#474452 - in reply to #474449)
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Yes, I have similarly large chrome cost problems with my low life Plaza. Are you putting the
lower rub strip stainless on the car (can't remember if it had that trim or not) ? Without,it will
be awesomely bare and so NOT a typical fancy model that everyone else clamors for. Love it !
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-04-05 6:04 PM (#474457 - in reply to #429375)
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No, it didn't have it originally. We are converting it to a heater delete too. (Thanks mstrug.) It will also have rubber floors, no carpet. I believe that would be considered bare bones! With the true Plaza spirit! (When the hoods closed.) Thanks!
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Posted 2015-04-06 12:32 AM (#474472 - in reply to #474457)
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I got an NOS rubber floor mat set for my Plaza too. My car had the rub strip,
but I removed it. The grille V will give away that it has a V-8, but otherwise it
will look very bare bones until the hood is lifted or they see the deluxe steering
wheel. But all that is how the car was built, so I am good with that. What matters
is monotone green paint, no side trim, body color wheels, dog dishies, and blackwalls.
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Posted 2015-04-12 4:34 PM (#475233 - in reply to #429375)
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Plaza on the outside, New Yorker under the hood.



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Posted 2015-04-16 1:27 PM (#475682 - in reply to #429375)
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looks more like Chrysler 300 to me. Nice work, keep it coming.
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Posted 2015-04-18 11:32 PM (#475928 - in reply to #429375)
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I can't believe it but we both painted our sedans black on the same day. There has to be something to that. Yours is going to look great!
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Posted 2015-04-19 9:20 AM (#475956 - in reply to #429375)
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You can't go wrong with a 1957 Black Hemi 2dr. Looooookin Gooood!!!
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Posted 2015-04-19 10:59 AM (#475966 - in reply to #429375)
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Than for the nice comments you guys! Now she sits.



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Posted 2015-04-23 12:41 PM (#476425 - in reply to #429375)
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Amazing!!!
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Posted 2015-04-23 12:47 PM (#476427 - in reply to #429375)
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Oh man, I have nos plaza emblems... Cant find a buyer! Those are to shiny
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Posted 2015-04-24 2:15 PM (#476515 - in reply to #476427)
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Even though this motor is obviously a transplant, I think it would look better if you dress it up as if it had been transplanted in 1957. That means ditching the chrome covers, aftermarket timing cover, chevy water pump and painting the motor silver. If you plan to run 300 air cleaners, you could go with gold covers and cleaners or just do silver/black. Just my opinion. I initially went full throttle aftermarket with the 392 transplant for my '56 Plymouth, but I have since come to realize that it ruins the nostalgic aspect of it all. So I am re-doing the whole scheme to make it all look late 50's as much as possible.

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Posted 2015-04-27 1:57 AM (#476748 - in reply to #429375)
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That (above...), but, also: how did you create or configure the driver's side exhaust manifold's plumbing, to avoid its contacting
the frame rail and the motor mount?


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Posted 2015-04-27 8:07 PM (#476796 - in reply to #476748)
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Powerflite - 2015-04-24 2:15 PM

Even though this motor is obviously a transplant, I think it would look better if you dress it up as if it had been transplanted in 1957. That means ditching the chrome covers, aftermarket timing cover, chevy water pump and painting the motor silver. If you plan to run 300 air cleaners, you could go with gold covers and cleaners or just do silver/black. Just my opinion. I initially went full throttle aftermarket with the 392 transplant for my '56 Plymouth, but I have since come to realize that it ruins the nostalgic aspect of it all. So I am re-doing the whole scheme to make it all look late 50's as much as possible.


I understand what you mean, but I like the chrome covers and black engine much better. It will have chrome oval air cleaners as well.

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That (above...), but, also: how did you create or configure the driver's side exhaust manifold's plumbing, to avoid its contacting
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We transplanted the motor mounts as well with the engine. It just fit. We never ran into the problem.
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Posted 2015-04-28 1:54 AM (#476817 - in reply to #429375)
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Randy(s): did you have to make any modifications to the engine (manifolds, etc.) to fit the
engine to the car's frame?

Maybe the 'trick' is to assemble and mount the engine to the frame, before assembling and mounting
the sheetmetal/inner fenders, etc., to the car!

Or, is the engine, now, slightly re-positioned onto the car's frame?



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Posted 2015-05-10 7:16 AM (#477885 - in reply to #429375)
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Wonderful Thread this is, keep up the good work! Your taste in cars are exeptionally good !
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Posted 2015-05-10 10:53 AM (#477902 - in reply to #476817)
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Randy(s): did you have to make any modifications to the engine (manifolds, etc.) to fit the
engine to the car's frame?

Maybe the 'trick' is to assemble and mount the engine to the frame, before assembling and mounting
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No, no modifications were made.



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-05-31 6:55 PM (#479983 - in reply to #429375)
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She is running! Won't be long until the body goes on now..

Video of her running: http://youtu.be/eyf45jFTNTE
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Posted 2015-05-31 10:55 PM (#480010 - in reply to #429375)
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good job, looks good, I see your selling the 57 monster , good idea , 4 doors are for the old farts, he he what is the other car u bought instead
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-06-07 7:43 PM (#480731 - in reply to #429375)
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Trans back together. Body will be going back on next weekend!



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Posted 2015-06-08 11:27 AM (#480797 - in reply to #480731)
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That looks like fun. How much of the original clutch linkage are you able to use?
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Posted 2015-06-08 8:46 PM (#480868 - in reply to #480797)
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Looks awesome! I plan on painting my 57 Belvedere sedan black with white sport tone. I love red but there are so many red FL Plymouths that I think black is the next best think. Very formal.
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