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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-21 9:42 PM (#572139 - in reply to #539179)
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bought some "potential" seats from a 2004 Cadillac Deville.

Over the winter I will decide. I had to grab these before someone else did, I got the fronts, backs, console and seat belts for 160$ out the door...

Power leather even heated seats. They have the computer attached. and the console has a fan in the back for the passengers... cant be strong though...

Oh and they have cigarette lighter plug ins at the bottom also. I can easily sell them for more than I paid if i dont use them.

I am thinking turquoise around the outside, blue/pattern in the centers.  When the console is set correctly is almost looks like a bench seat.  I will bump up the cushion a bit also, although these are pretty comfortable already.

So I get safety, comfort and functionality while giving up originality.  I can actually use lap belts, head rests also in the back seat and comfort if I put them in.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-23 2:12 PM (#572225 - in reply to #539179)
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wow bad paint job but basic concept



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-11-02 2:32 PM (#572801 - in reply to #539179)
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okay consolidating projects... I think its going to be a 57/58 regal lancer... Willow Green on White... or White on Willow Green...

I will keep the 57 front end I guess? You can swap at will.

I think I like the 58 front end better



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Posted 2018-11-02 2:43 PM (#572802 - in reply to #539179)
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Posted 2018-11-02 2:50 PM (#572803 - in reply to #539179)
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Just a little rot going on there If you have a Regal Lancer, it would be better to keep the trim with the car. But a willow green Regal does look pretty good. One thing I don't like about the Regal is the hooded headlight chrome from the '58 Windsor. I think it looks a lot better with the standard Dodge trim. I recently found out that the headlight bezels could have been painted body color as a springs special option. That's pretty cool, and I am going to do that with mine. I have always preferred the '58 grille too, but lately, the '57 is really growing on me.
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57burb
Posted 2018-11-02 3:08 PM (#572806 - in reply to #572803)
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Kinda reminds me of ol' Frostbite!



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-11-02 3:18 PM (#572808 - in reply to #539179)
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Im thinking I like option 2 better...

I dont have a regal lancer,  just the trim.

This would be a clone



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1959 Belvedere Conv
Posted 2018-11-02 4:37 PM (#572815 - in reply to #572808)
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If you don't use the Regal Lancer trim ( I hope you do) I would love to be the new owner of it! If you were thinking of selling it of course...

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-11-02 4:44 PM (#572816 - in reply to #539179)
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hah dude its take a lot of money and time to get a complete set of regal lancer trim You couldn't imagine

I picked up the last NOS pieces off Len Dawson. I think he has one quarter panel and one fender piece left.

 

I think this is it, 60 Willow Green on White, turquise interior.



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