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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2017-05-24 9:59 PM (#540846)
Subject: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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I am going to sell the black and white Firedome spring special and the Spanish Gold 2 door hardtop parts car with it.
As most of you know, the spring special has been taken apart. The parts car will help fix it. I will make sure all the
parts are there. If you want to see how I got the black and white SS, please go to " 2014 Merry Christmas to me "
under members rides. I need to get about $7k for the both of them.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2017-05-26 3:06 PM (#540943 - in reply to #540846)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-07 11:01 PM (#561265 - in reply to #540943)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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This car is still for sale. I took it all apart, but I am going to put it back together.
I have bought a lot of parts and panels for it. If you are interested in it, let me know. If you want me to
do something to it, real quick, I will see what I can do. It has new doors, trunk lid, & front inner fenders.
I got a real good set of quarter panels. I only screwed them to the car. I am just going to put the car
together really quick, so it can make the trip over seas. Those guys over there know how to weld and
put the car together correctly. The people in the USA just don't know how to handle a car like this.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-08 12:03 AM (#561266 - in reply to #561265)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Obviously I am still working on it. Let me know if you are interested... apart or together.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-09 10:06 AM (#561301 - in reply to #561266)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Any interest?

I put the new door on yesterday.



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firedome
Posted 2018-04-09 10:42 AM (#561304 - in reply to #540846)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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I wouldn't make the generalization that "people in the USA don't know how to handle a car like this".
There's plenty of restorers here that are every bit as competent and perfectionist as the Swedes, or anybody else.
Our own John "Big M" is the proof of that! Your're not that far from PA, go see Al Prueitt in Glen Rock PA sometime to see some incredible work.
There's loads of others as well. The difference is that Swedes, however, have money to spend and are more willing to spend it. Talented people like Al Prueitt and Jan Fridberg aren't free,

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FINS!
Posted 2018-04-09 2:29 PM (#561312 - in reply to #540846)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts


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Agreed.
How firm at you a 7k? So the quarters are just screwed in place?

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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-09 4:38 PM (#561321 - in reply to #561312)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Of course there are exceptions to the rule, but in general, Americans are sissies when it comes to rust. Prove me wrong.
The 7k was for both 2 door hardtops. At the time I was throwing a number at the wall to see if it sticks.
Now that I have Titles for everything in the back yard, I would like to sell the cars separately. So if someone
wants to make me an offer on the whole back yard, I am willing to listen.
I have a lot more panels and trim pieces for this car. I replaced the doors, fenders, trunk
lid, Speedometer, gauges, and clock. I bought rocker panels, quarter panels, floor panels, and trunk panels.
I never got a chance to replace the windshield yet. It has a 6" crack on the passenger side.
Send me a serious offer, the worst I can do is say no, but I am sure we can meet somewhere in the middle.
I want someone who is not afraid to restore this car. I would love to see it black and white, or black and silver, with
a red and black interior. Awesome.




Yes, those quarters are just screwed on, for now.




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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-10 8:48 AM (#561348 - in reply to #561321)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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I have to sell this car so I can afford a paint job for my other car.
What does a good paint job cost nowadays?

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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-12 9:49 AM (#561444 - in reply to #561348)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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I would hate to put this car back together just to have the new owner take it back apart. If you are interested, I will
make sure you have a complete car, including the new side trim, new black carpet, correct side mirrors, and all the
Spring Special parts.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-04-12 11:40 AM (#561448 - in reply to #540846)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts


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paint it yourself man, its easy.

I paint all my cars, takes a day to get it done even in the driveway.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-16580-Accuspray-System-Standard/dp/B01497M...

get the 3m accuspray gun.

Go get your colors and some clear coat. I am painting my car in single stage.

sand it and buff it out.

Paint jobs go from 3500 to 25000$ and "depends" ... if your car is stripped its super easy.

You have a earl scheib in WV in dunbar? They "shoot" the car for 399$ Thats basically just the labor in the booth.

http://www.earlscheibautopainting.com/about.html

Here is an example of my 3000Gt and Dodge Stealth I painted in my garage its a good Saturday workout but you save a lot.

its a 25000$ paint job







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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-04-12 11:57 AM (#561451 - in reply to #540846)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts


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this has Nason paint and clear coat, i wet sanded and buffed it out.  But it was painted in the garage and small things done outside.

Prob put 4 coats of clear on it. two coats of black.

eastwood paints are what I'm going with, their single stage but your local paint shops will have them also. Probably for cheaper

https://www.eastwood.com/paints/automotive-refinishing.html



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-12 8:07 PM (#561497 - in reply to #561444)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-13 9:11 AM (#561533 - in reply to #561497)
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-16 11:03 AM (#561721 - in reply to #561533)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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Just one, before and after.



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FINS!
Posted 2018-04-19 4:47 PM (#561911 - in reply to #561451)
Subject: Re: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts


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Mike, that Nissan, looks amazing!
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FINS!
Posted 2018-04-19 4:48 PM (#561912 - in reply to #540846)
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Looking at it more that's really more welding that I want to do.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-04-19 4:55 PM (#561914 - in reply to #561911)
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FINS! - 2018-04-19 4:47 PM Mike, that Nissan, looks amazing!

Hah its a Dodgibushi!

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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-19 5:09 PM (#561915 - in reply to #561912)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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FINS! - 2018-04-19 4:48 PM

Looking at it more that's really more welding that I want to do.



Don't feel bad, that's more welding than anyone wants to do.

But I'm gonna do it anyway.
I didn't think that anyone was going to take it over in this condition. But I figured that I would put it out there just
to let people know about it, and to see if anyone wanted a Spring Special. I will continue to work on it, when I get the chance.
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FINS!
Posted 2018-04-19 6:41 PM (#561925 - in reply to #561914)
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All modern cars look alike to me I never have this problem with classics. But now I see the R/T and I also see that you said Stealth. Geez..... Whatever the heck it is, it looks amazing

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FINS!
Posted 2018-04-19 6:42 PM (#561926 - in reply to #540846)
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If the quarters were welded on and finished it's something I'd be more interested in. I've got a 58 Spring Special 2dr ht in Heather Blue.
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-19 8:16 PM (#561933 - in reply to #561926)
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FINS! - 2018-04-19 6:42 PM

If the quarters were welded on and finished it's something I'd be more interested in. I've got a 58 Spring Special 2dr ht in Heather Blue.



How are you doing with your SS ? Is it in pieces yet ?
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FINS!
Posted 2018-04-21 4:11 PM (#562037 - in reply to #540846)
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It's all together, haven't done any disassembly. First step is to get it running and moving under it's own power and go from there. It needs rear floors bad and the center of the trunk, outer rockers, but it's not nearly as bad as this car quarters are nice inner rockers good front floors aren't bad doors and front clip good.
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-23 12:39 AM (#562098 - in reply to #562037)
Subject: RE: Spring Special 1958 DeSoto Firedome and parts car 2 dr hts



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FINS! - 2018-04-21 4:11 PM

It's all together, haven't done any disassembly. First step is to get it running and moving under it's own power and go from there. It needs rear floors bad and the center of the trunk, outer rockers, but it's not nearly as bad as this car quarters are nice inner rockers good front floors aren't bad doors and front clip good.


" Can't wait to see it on the road again. I would like to see all three of these SS cars together on the road sometime.
I hope that whomever buys this SS car will have the time, patience and stamina to put it back together correctly.
A lot of parts were missing when I got it, but I have put a lot into it. Someone with welding skills will have a nice car.
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-23 12:48 AM (#562100 - in reply to #561721)
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BTW, that 1958 West Virginia license plate will go with the car. Numbers match VIN.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-29 4:48 PM (#562480 - in reply to #562100)
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I put the front bumper back on. Is anybody interested in the car? Send me a PM.



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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-04-30 7:27 AM (#562517 - in reply to #562480)
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Okay. I sat down and figured everything that I have into this car. The total is $5,845.00 .
I would like to break even. Thank you.



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FINS!
Posted 2018-04-30 11:29 PM (#562579 - in reply to #540846)
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I'm going to at least try to get it mine running this year. I think the trans needs to be rebuilt so I may not be able to get it roadworthy, will see how it goes. And then I'll start the restoration of the body and go from there. Yours actually needs more work than mine...
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58DeSoDodge59
Posted 2018-05-08 8:59 PM (#562997 - in reply to #562517)
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