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wizard
Posted 2019-02-14 10:59 AM (#578203 - in reply to #550858)
Subject: Re: 1960 New Yorker Coupe



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Yes Mike, the New Yorker fabric was named Congo, even though the pattern looks like snow flakes



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Powerflite
Posted 2019-02-14 5:14 PM (#578215 - in reply to #550858)
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Thanks for the info Sven! It's great to be able to translate the card info.

Mike, maybe John has a dash, but swapping it out would be a pain since I am not planning to restore the whole thing very soon. So the plan is to just pull the windshield and drill the holes so I can install the A/C stuff and replace the dash pad. I'm trying to limit how many cars I have torn apart at the same time.

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wizard
Posted 2019-02-15 2:38 AM (#578233 - in reply to #550858)
Subject: Re: 1960 New Yorker Coupe



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No problems Nathan, happy to be able to help you out.

Just for your information, if you are going ahead and install the oem A/C, there's a lot more work than just the snorkels - you need also to modify the cowl and for to get access, the engine needs to be removed.

Arland here on the forum has gone through the oem A/C installation and all is documented in his thread - let's hope he sees this and kick in with some info.

To remove the dashboard isn't a difficult task, just a lot of work. If you have a good front window and rubber seal, it's best to remove the dashboard.

By the way, you have a 61' standard front window in your car - the 60' should have a compound front window for all models. In 61', the compound window was only used in convertibles.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-02-15 2:07 PM (#578250 - in reply to #550858)
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I am thinking of installing an aftermarket A/C system, depending on if I have anywhere to put the evaporator.....and the A/C vents are just really neat even if I don't have A/C.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-04-01 12:02 PM (#580247 - in reply to #550858)
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I love the way the car looks with the wide whitewalls & Imperial caps. I can still only drive it around a little because I need to replace the trunk floor before I put a gas tank into it.....



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57burb
Posted 2019-04-01 12:47 PM (#580253 - in reply to #550858)
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That is a terrific car man! Hurry up and put a trunk floor and tank in it so it can be used!
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-04-01 2:11 PM (#580255 - in reply to #550858)
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I know, it's killing me that I can't seem to get it done. I haven't found anyone that can put decent sized beads into the sheetmetal yet. I need to replace the small flat section in my replacement panel, and I just can't find anyone with the right equipment to make it. I am very close to purchasing a bead roller for myself and shoving it into my tiny garage somewhere....
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wizard
Posted 2019-04-01 3:39 PM (#580259 - in reply to #550858)
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If you have some tools for wood work, then you could mill down the right profile in a thick oak plank and hammer out the beads - much work, but doable.

Heres the work of Jupe in FinLand http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?album...

A Pullmax would be the best for to make the beads.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-04-01 6:08 PM (#580264 - in reply to #550858)
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I'm lucky to have some of the tools & skills needed for doing metalwork. My woodwork capabilities are pretty embarrassing. But that link shows some nice work.
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