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mpgmike
Posted 2015-06-11 8:48 PM (#481178 - in reply to #429375)
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Good for you. As long as you're paying the bill, doing the work, and living with the result, you should have the sovereignty to do as you please. The whole idea of resurrecting an old derelict of a car is to enhance your own personal happiness. I tried the route of "keeping it all original just because" with a 41 Chrysler Windsor Limo and ended up selling it unfinished.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-06-14 3:02 PM (#481476 - in reply to #429375)
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Body is back on the frame!!!



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Posted 2015-06-14 5:55 PM (#481499 - in reply to #429375)
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You'll be driving it next week

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Posted 2015-06-15 10:51 AM (#481573 - in reply to #429375)
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nice, that's not base clear correct? enamel? looks great
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-06-15 10:54 AM (#481574 - in reply to #481499)
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You'll be driving it next week



On milk crates yes! Can't wait to go see the neighbors with it!

196061Savoy, correct it still needs sanded and cleared. We wanted to get the body on first to avoid any damage to the paint.

Thanks all for the nice comment.
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2015-06-16 3:32 PM (#481700 - in reply to #429375)
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Mucho de Goodo, Randy! Lookin' sweet!

Wish you could bring her up to Carlisle! Hopefully I'll see you there, anyways!
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-06-16 3:34 PM (#481702 - in reply to #481700)
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SavoyPlaza - 2015-06-16 3:32 PM

Mucho de Goodo, Randy! Lookin' sweet!

Wish you could bring her up to Carlisle! Hopefully I'll see you there, anyways!
Pete


Thanks! She will be there in 2016! Hope to see you there too..
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Dana57
Posted 2015-07-14 3:01 PM (#484470 - in reply to #429375)
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Well done sir! You have impeccable taste. Can't wait to see what's next
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-07-14 8:06 PM (#484500 - in reply to #429375)
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Thanks.

She'll be wearing these beauties we found at Carisle.



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Posted 2015-07-14 8:58 PM (#484506 - in reply to #429375)
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Great find, Randy! That car will look fantastic!
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Matthew Keij
Posted 2015-07-15 6:08 PM (#484561 - in reply to #429375)
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Nice! You beat me to them then.

Can't wait to see pics of the car finished
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Posted 2015-07-17 11:00 PM (#484723 - in reply to #429375)
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Didn't realized that the black color was that nice since I saw it for real at Carlisle!
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Bosniak
Posted 2015-07-17 11:03 PM (#484724 - in reply to #429375)
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And when i saw your pic of those air filter box, i knew i saw it before, then i realized
that is was you Randy! Lol

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-07-20 8:33 PM (#484985 - in reply to #484724)
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Bosniak - 2015-07-17 11:03 PM

And when i saw your pic of those air filter box, i knew i saw it before, then i realized
that is was you Randy! Lol



Haha, is that you Remi?


Brake booster is now in and the body is all bolted down. Also got some original key blanks and had them cut for the car.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-08-03 6:35 PM (#486168 - in reply to #429375)
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Clutch linkage is hooked up. Ordered weatherstripping and a wiring harness. Not much to report lately but it's getting there..

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-09-22 5:28 PM (#490351 - in reply to #429375)
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Front drive system is all together, finally. A little complex, but it works.

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-10-07 7:56 PM (#491679 - in reply to #429375)
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Really starting to come together. Black air cleaners or chrome?



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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2015-10-08 6:06 AM (#491712 - in reply to #429375)
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Black is my vote.

Wow, Randy, she's looking fantastic!!
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-10-19 7:02 PM (#492676 - in reply to #429375)
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Thanks Pete!

Shes running!

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Posted 2015-10-19 7:28 PM (#492678 - in reply to #429375)
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It's a little hard to tell in the photo but it looks like there is just one belt for the water pump and it has hardly any wrap at all. Is that going to have enough bite to drive the pump above idle?
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2015-10-26 9:14 PM (#493300 - in reply to #429375)
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2016-01-02 4:00 PM (#499777 - in reply to #429375)
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Some slight progress. A lot of other stuff going on lately, but back on track. We bled the brakes, cleared the hood hinges, got a pair of correct Carters (!!!!!), oh and here are her shiny shoes..



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2016-02-21 6:54 PM (#504796 - in reply to #429375)
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Some more progress. Wiring is about to begin. Vintage air fits great..



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Posted 2016-02-21 10:00 PM (#504802 - in reply to #504796)
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You will be the talk of the town driving something besides a cookie cutter Tri-5 chebby. NICE!!!
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Posted 2016-02-22 3:36 PM (#504872 - in reply to #504802)
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2016-03-20 4:22 PM (#507405 - in reply to #429375)
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Thanks guys! Progress continues... dash looking good assembled and wiring continues..Slowly but surely!



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Posted 2016-03-20 4:31 PM (#507406 - in reply to #507405)
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150mph speedo??? YOU know it can't do that!!! lol Greeeeaaaat job
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Posted 2016-03-21 10:51 AM (#507463 - in reply to #429375)
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This is great to see the progress... Keep up the good work...
I was wondering, which Vintage Air unit you put in?? Was it much trouble??
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2016-04-16 4:49 PM (#509561 - in reply to #429375)
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Thanks everyone. I forgot the model number of the unit but I believe it was the medium sized unit I'll get back with you. No issue1s going in. Dash is now in and wrapping up the wiring. We've ordered the weather stripping....



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Paufont
Posted 2016-04-17 3:06 PM (#509617 - in reply to #429375)
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Wow!!! This car's going to be like something from another world, this engine, air conditioning, disc brakes!!!!! God, i'd love my one just to be half as good as your one is, and it would be also great!!

You're doing an excellent work here!! Thanks for sharing it!!

Greetings from Catalonia!

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2016-05-11 5:45 PM (#511301 - in reply to #429375)
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Closer every day.. Thank you Paul!

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Posted 2016-05-12 1:38 AM (#511357 - in reply to #429375)
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Do you plan to bring it to Pulaski for the Pace car show at Martin College if you would like me to send you a flyer PM me your address and I will mail you 1
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Posted 2016-05-18 9:51 PM (#511923 - in reply to #429375)
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I'll say it again. Nice work, very nicely done! I also like all the stainless hard wear and fasteners. Nice touch.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2016-06-11 3:51 PM (#513902 - in reply to #429375)
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Dad's custom ductwork. Using the original section mated with some new pieces so we can use the original defrost knob and still hook it to the vintage air unit. Next step is finishing up the weatherstripping and installing the glass. Thanks, Dana57!

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Posted 2016-06-12 10:34 AM (#513932 - in reply to #429375)
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Looks great Randy! Your ganna have a priceless show car when your done!!!!
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2016-08-17 9:41 PM (#519265 - in reply to #429375)
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Some progress. Window and vent assemblies in and air cleaners painted. We used the usual recommended PlastiKote 452 gold and it turned out very nice. A bit shiny but after cleared they should be a bit darker.



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Posted 2016-08-19 8:27 PM (#519406 - in reply to #429375)
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Very cool ride ! Your doing a super nice job on it. Here is my 57 Granny Plaza from Idaho with only 47k miles on it. I want to turn her into a fast sleeper. Same color. No trim just like she has now.



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Posted 2016-08-19 8:40 PM (#519407 - in reply to #429375)
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I think the only two options are V8 & heater. The Sky Blue paint (code CCC) is pretty cool looking and fits the era perfectly.
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Posted 2016-08-19 11:26 PM (#519417 - in reply to #429375)
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V8 is an option.. so is an auto trans
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Posted 2016-08-20 12:02 AM (#519425 - in reply to #429375)
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Looks cool 60, I like sky blue, it also looks really solid.

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Posted 2016-08-21 3:24 PM (#519500 - in reply to #429375)
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Dad and I popped in the back glass and drivers quarter window in today. Finally got that Bernbaum rubber right after enough tries. Looking more like a car daily.



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-01-22 6:30 PM (#532060 - in reply to #429375)
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Finally progressing once more. Nothing to hold us up now. Exhaust completed as of today and finally got around to painting everything else. Front clip assembly this week. Then on to interior.

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Posted 2017-01-22 10:09 PM (#532073 - in reply to #429375)
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What did you use to seal your quarter windows? I think I may be able to reuse my rubber seals for my business coupe but was wondering if you found something new.
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Posted 2017-01-24 6:52 PM (#532235 - in reply to #532073)
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58coupe - 2017-01-22 10:09 PM

What did you use to seal your quarter windows? I think I may be able to reuse my rubber seals for my business coupe but was wondering if you found something new.


No nothing new, was fortunate enough to have really good rubbers. But if you find anything please let me know. Need some custom rubbers for our two door wagon when this is through.

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Posted 2017-01-24 6:53 PM (#532236 - in reply to #429375)
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Fenders/splash pans mounted! Also just got the tires on the wheels today! Looks like a car! A long way since we pushed her in the barn three years ago.

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Posted 2017-01-24 10:24 PM (#532263 - in reply to #429375)
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Car is really looking great, Randy! Is the hood going to shut?!

I've actually forgotten the drivetrain. 354 / 3 speed / 8.75 rear?
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Posted 2017-01-24 11:19 PM (#532266 - in reply to #429375)
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The car is coming along great! Want to do one mine next? …….just kidding. There's nothing like Hands On Experience with these cars our appreciation only gets better and the car grows on you.I was also interested in the drive train question 57burb had as I've started to work on my 354 sort of [gathering some Old School Parts] I'm trying to track down a set of matching WCFB dual carbs primary# 2444s and secondary 2445s originals I think,what numbers are yours? One more question the air horn rings,what you tell me about them?

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Posted 2017-01-25 11:59 AM (#532301 - in reply to #532266)
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I took some time to re-read the whole thread and got some of the details I was asking about:

The Chrysler Kid - 2014-03-11 3:11 PM

That is a 331 not a 392 sorry for confusion.


The Chrysler Kid - 2014-03-08 3:07 PM

Lucy now has a transmission! She will be a 4 speed on the floor.


So there it is, a 331 and a 4-speed with dual quads. Killer! I didn't see any details about the rear end. I assume it's an 8 3/4?

My '57 Plymouth wagon was originally a six cylinder / Powerflite car. It has a rear end that looks just like an 8 3/4, but smaller. I am sure it is smaller, because when I swapped my '57 New Yorker 8 3/4 into it, the brake line did not fit around the center section. Any idea what that rear end would be? I'm only asking because I hope your 6-cylinder business coupe doesn't also have a small and wimpy rear axle in it.

The Chrysler Kid - 2015-02-28 7:19 PM

All new interior. Dash redone, all new door panels, and front and back seat.


I might be a little disappointed that it's getting a back seat. The missing back seat in a business coupe is a huge part of why it's so cool! Not knocking your choice, it's easy to swap out, just sayin...

Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress.
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Posted 2017-01-25 2:22 PM (#532311 - in reply to #429375)
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What headers are these? Who made them? Im going to be doing a very similar style of build with my stripper Firesweep and i need headers for my 392 so my cam is happy.

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Posted 2017-01-25 7:44 PM (#532338 - in reply to #532301)
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57burb - 2017-01-25 11:59 AM

I took some time to re-read the whole thread and got some of the details I was asking about:

The Chrysler Kid - 2014-03-11 3:11 PM

That is a 331 not a 392 sorry for confusion.


The Chrysler Kid - 2014-03-08 3:07 PM

Lucy now has a transmission! She will be a 4 speed on the floor.


So there it is, a 331 and a 4-speed with dual quads. Killer! I didn't see any details about the rear end. I assume it's an 8 3/4?

My '57 Plymouth wagon was originally a six cylinder / Powerflite car. It has a rear end that looks just like an 8 3/4, but smaller. I am sure it is smaller, because when I swapped my '57 New Yorker 8 3/4 into it, the brake line did not fit around the center section. Any idea what that rear end would be? I'm only asking because I hope your 6-cylinder business coupe doesn't also have a small and wimpy rear axle in it.

The Chrysler Kid - 2015-02-28 7:19 PM

All new interior. Dash redone, all new door panels, and front and back seat.


I might be a little disappointed that it's getting a back seat. The missing back seat in a business coupe is a huge part of why it's so cool! Not knocking your choice, it's easy to swap out, just sayin...

Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress.


First off I will say this car will NOT have a back seat. Was going that way but decided against. Already figured out how to put the rear compartment together. Trying to look as factory as possible and apparently have the only '57 business coupe restored to no back seat specs. Yes the hood will close, was worried about that too, but it is very close. Yes 8 3/4. I've seen your wagon in a magazine and just want to say super cool car by the way!
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