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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-01-25 7:48 PM (#532339 - in reply to #532266)
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RUSTORICHES - 2017-01-24 11:19 PM

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?


Thanks! They're actually early sixties 450CFMs off a Pontiac. They work well on the 331, the air cleaners fit, and they are relatively affordable! Air horn rings? Just the stock originals, not sure of the diameter.

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-01-25 7:52 PM (#532340 - in reply to #429375)
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Lower grille and valences together. The rear seat board getting vinyl covered to blend in for the rear comparment. Probably will look similiar to the back seat delete max wedge cars. No evidence of a tray ever being there.



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58coupe
Posted 2017-01-26 10:29 AM (#532377 - in reply to #429375)
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My 58 business coupe came to me with no interior. What was interesting was all the brackets for the rear seat had been torched off from the factory. I could tell this because of the original paint so my car must have been sold with no rear seat.
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Chrispy
Posted 2017-01-26 11:32 AM (#532384 - in reply to #429375)
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Can you take a picture of the clearance between your headers and the steering box? and post who made the headers?
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-01-31 7:11 PM (#532836 - in reply to #532384)
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Chrispy - 2017-01-26 11:32 AM

Can you take a picture of the clearance between your headers and the steering box? and post who made the headers?


Forgot who made the headers got them at a swap meet. Photo:



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-01-31 7:12 PM (#532837 - in reply to #429375)
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Pop and I's weekend progress. Headlamps wired, bumpers, and decklid.



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Posted 2017-02-01 6:30 AM (#532862 - in reply to #429375)
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She's an absolute beast, Randy! Absolutely love the black.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-02-03 8:30 PM (#533125 - in reply to #429375)
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For the first time since 1964 she has propelled herself out of the barn under her own power. A great moment! Three years since this thread was first started the night she rolled in. A lot has changed. Still a ways to go but can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Video: https://youtu.be/eiDRuxWHRMg

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-02-06 7:39 PM (#533376 - in reply to #429375)
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Thanks Pete!.


Coming soon to Florida highways...

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RUSTORICHES
Posted 2017-02-06 11:46 PM (#533400 - in reply to #429375)
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Great video and what an accomplishment. I noticed the FORD sign in the shop, do you think it's time to take that down now? Just kidding.Pop looks pretty happy and my hats off to you guys.

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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2017-02-07 1:35 AM (#533405 - in reply to #429375)
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you need to get a 1957 Florida license plate and have it issued to the car
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-02-26 1:28 PM (#534737 - in reply to #533400)
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RUSTORICHES - 2017-02-06 11:46 PM

Great video and what an accomplishment. I noticed the FORD sign in the shop, do you think it's time to take that down now? Just kidding.Pop looks pretty happy and my hats off to you guys.


Thank you, and don't worry, there is some Forward Look on the other side!



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-02-26 1:29 PM (#534738 - in reply to #429375)
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Now onto the the interior. Sound deadening complete.



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-04-07 7:57 PM (#537585 - in reply to #429375)
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So finally got some time together tonight to tinker a little. Getting close now. Interior trim came back from powder coating. Headliner almost finished, got one door all complete, and finished out the dash trim. Also got the pattern off the original back seat delete panel. A bit thicker and larger than the usual cardboard that goes behind the seat. So lets see what we can do tomorrow!



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Dana57
Posted 2017-04-07 9:43 PM (#537594 - in reply to #537585)
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I've been sayin it all along...FIRST CLASS. I love it!
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Posted 2017-04-07 11:11 PM (#537601 - in reply to #537585)
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Looking good.

So what are you going to use to make a new behind the seat panel? I can get panels of 11 ply 1/2" thick baltic birch (very stable, non-warping) plywood up here in 5 ft x 5ft pieces. Might work for you.

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-04-16 4:19 PM (#538203 - in reply to #429375)
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Carpet in along with all door panels and front seat. Waiting on some custom fabbed pieces for the rear compartment.



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-04-26 6:39 PM (#538953 - in reply to #537601)
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56D500boy - 2017-04-07 11:11 PM

Looking good.

So what are you going to use to make a new behind the seat panel? I can get panels of 11 ply 1/2" thick baltic birch (very stable, non-warping) plywood up here in 5 ft x 5ft pieces. Might work for you.




Thank you! Very similiar to what we used.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-04-26 6:41 PM (#538954 - in reply to #429375)
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So here is the rear compartment. Just about buttoned up. I believe it is similiar to how it looked on day one. Vinyl over panel and wheel arches. The glue residue was there originally. So I assume it was something similiar to the material used on the wagons. Almost done anyways. I need to find some props to put back there.



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RUSTORICHES
Posted 2017-04-26 9:36 PM (#538962 - in reply to #429375)
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Is that a top loader 4spd. you have behind that Hemi?
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2017-10-08 7:22 PM (#549993 - in reply to #429375)
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The final cut and buff was a few days ago, All the little stuff back on yesterday. So do the first time since she was parked 53 years ago Lucille turned into the open road. 3 years after we started this project. Certainly a long time coming. So I guess I can call her finished for now, though they never really are. A great father son project I will never forget, just before I leave to college. If anyone is going to Garlits on November 4th Lucille will be making her show debut. Stop by and say hi! This project would have been impossible without the great help of many people on this forum!



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Posted 2017-10-09 2:34 AM (#550013 - in reply to #429375)
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Posted 2017-10-09 3:39 PM (#550041 - in reply to #429375)
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magnificent! for a fl plaza that hadant run under its own power since 1964! that is a street / drag car... take it to

the strip! back in 57 Plymouths they raced had to deal w a 3 on the tree or push buttons on the torqueflite. the shifter

is a nice touch! take it to shows!
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Posted 2017-10-09 3:56 PM (#550042 - in reply to #429375)
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Nice job! I really like the dog dish, all black sedan look. It's like a government issue unmarked car like something an FBI agent would drive. Looks like you need to angle your rear bumper downward a bit though.
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Posted 2017-10-09 4:15 PM (#550044 - in reply to #429375)
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That car is one of my favorite car's on the planet! WELL DONE! Those tires show well on there.
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Posted 2017-10-09 4:58 PM (#550051 - in reply to #429375)
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what torsion bars did you use? stock ones?
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Mike P
Posted 2017-10-30 8:46 AM (#551321 - in reply to #429375)
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Been a while since I’ve been on here.

Randy your car is beautiful. I don’t think you could have picked a better color or drivetrain for the car. The Business Coupe was a rare car and I really like that you kept the features that made it unique.


I’ve got a 57 Plaza I built to drive to Tulsa in 07 and am currently revisiting the car and making a few changes. I came across your video on you tube yesterday and found your build thread this morning. The similarities between our cars surprised me.


Mine started life as a Club Sedan with a 6 Cyl and powerflight. Fortunately it was virtually rust free so I didn’t have near the work you did on the body. I ended up doing 1 piece stationary rear windows (mostly because to me it makes the roof line visually less boxy looking).

I’m running a 56 354 Hemi and an A833 Overdrive 4 speed with a 9 ¼” rear end with 4.10 gears. Mine currently runs a Tri-Power (the reason I had to add the hood scoop). I have a 57 Dual Quad intake sitting on the bench right now that I need to build a couple carbs for. I mostly just want to see if there is going to be any difference in performance with it.


The best I’ve got for a build thread on mine is an old video I did about 10 years ….. the qualities not great but it pretty much shows what I did.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVwm8FDXitA


Like I said Randy yours is a GREAT car, you did nice work.

Here's a picture of mine


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Viper Guy
Posted 2017-10-30 10:14 PM (#551369 - in reply to #429375)
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Sweeeeeeet! Love the '58 lower grille adapted to the '57 - nice touch! I bet it's a joy to drive!
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Posted 2017-10-31 2:35 AM (#551377 - in reply to #429375)
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Great to see you back here Mike!!...
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Posted 2017-11-02 12:28 PM (#551501 - in reply to #549993)
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The Chrysler Kid - 2017-10-08 7:22 PM

The final cut and buff was a few days ago, All the little stuff back on yesterday. So do the first time since she was parked 53 years ago Lucille turned into the open road. 3 years after we started this project. Certainly a long time coming. So I guess I can call her finished for now, though they never really are. A great father son project I will never forget, just before I leave to college. If anyone is going to Garlits on November 4th Lucille will be making her show debut. Stop by and say hi! This project would have been impossible without the great help of many people on this forum!


Very pretty car! Looks really good in black.
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