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moparwannabe
Posted 2017-12-01 2:57 PM (#553494)
Subject: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Hi all!

At last i was able to buy my first FL car this year after many years of yearning. It has been in Sweden for at least 30 years, maybe even sold new here. I had a 1974 Plymouth Satellite sebring plus some 30 years ago, but this is really something else



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Viper Guy
Posted 2017-12-01 3:45 PM (#553501 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957



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Great looking Dodge - enjoy it to the max.
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61imp
Posted 2017-12-01 3:47 PM (#553502 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Congratulations!!! Beautiful car! One of my favorites!! Lots better than a '74 Satellite!

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RUSTORICHES
Posted 2017-12-01 10:35 PM (#553519 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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That's a great colour combo. If it was built in the USA you are able to get the build sheet from the FCA as many members have on this forum self included It's a great conversation piece [documentation] to have. When you have a chance post some under the hood photos they're always appreciated here on the forwardlook

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moparwannabe
Posted 2017-12-02 3:12 AM (#553529 - in reply to #553519)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Hi!

Thanks for the tips about the build sheet! ill look in to that. here is a under hood photo.
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moparwannabe
Posted 2017-12-02 3:13 AM (#553530 - in reply to #553519)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Hi!

Thanks for the tips about the build sheet! ill look in to that. here is a under hood photo.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-12-02 7:15 AM (#553532 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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that's an amazing restoration, it has allot of custom royal trim on the car.
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moparwannabe
Posted 2017-12-02 8:20 AM (#553534 - in reply to #553532)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Hi Mikes2nd

You mean its not correct for a Royal Lancer? Could you specify exactly wich trim is incorrect? I will keep it, but its nice to know:)

Br
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-12-02 10:42 AM (#553537 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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I will let others chime in also but, you have the front spuds(which could be custom ordered).

Gold lettering, interior chrome trim and the door panels are custom royal also I think. Yes I would keep it, car is amazing shape. Dual brakelights? thats a good thing also.

The swedes know how to restore these cars To be sure of all this like before get the build history.



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57DODGECONV
Posted 2017-12-02 4:31 PM (#553563 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Great Lookin 57 Dodge ,Congratulations on your purchase Nice color combination .
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moparwannabe
Posted 2017-12-03 3:14 AM (#553595 - in reply to #553537)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Hi Mike!
Ill try to get the build history so I can get that sorted out:) I was wondering over that it does not have any back up lights. Was that an option?



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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-12-03 8:37 AM (#553599 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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no that's for safety I will be doing that to my 57 Royal.

Make you much more visible. They look brighter also, very nice mod.

did you buy antennas? or did it come with? the rear ones I mean, you also have front?

Not sure what the straps on the back bumper are for either?
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moparwannabe
Posted 2017-12-03 9:51 AM (#553600 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Ok!
No both the dual rear antennas and the electric front was on the car when i bought it.
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-12-03 10:05 AM (#553601 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957



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On a '57 you could put a brake light in the fin behind that reflector. That way you could keep your reverse light.
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-03 12:17 PM (#553605 - in reply to #553599)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957



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mikes2nd - 2017-12-03 8:37 AM

no that's for safety I will be doing that to my 57 Royal.
Make you much more visible. They look brighter also, very nice mod.?


Agree.

Adding more taillights to a 56 Dodge Custom Royal (Example)


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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-12-03 9:40 PM (#553644 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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what this guy said.

Actually ... i may put my reverse lights up on the fins... that would be cool as heck

oh and you can get the rear exhaust tips from Vans for like 375$... you need those to finish up

another item is the rear bumper guards. What is with the stainless steel straps on your rear bumper? Did someone cut those apart there?
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2017-12-04 12:54 AM (#553653 - in reply to #553537)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957



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mikes2nd - 2017-12-02 7:42 AM

 

I will let others chime in also but, you have the front spuds(which could be custom ordered).

Gold lettering, interior chrome trim and the door panels are custom royal also I think. Yes I would keep it, car is amazing shape. Dual brakelights? thats a good thing also.

The swedes know how to restore these cars To be sure of all this like before get the build history.



The door panels are correct for a Royal but they have been redone like a "custom" royal....My 57 Royal D500 has the same stainless trim...To be correct for a Royal the vinyl inside the stainless should be upper half as it is...and below the armrest it should be in the same as the seat upholstery...If wanted, I can post a photo of my door panels...the lower part of the panels is what the seat(s) should be trimmed in

Yes the Gold lettering was a Custom Royal only thing...All others were just in silver finish Alloy.

The upper door glass caps were never chromed.

the inserts in the fins chrome V cap above the tail lights where the reflector is on a royal should be blacked out...only the Customs has a polished finish

the Antennas on the back are not correct...i cant see the bases of them but the angle in which they lean is way too far, And in some of the photos they are not even there...so they were an add on at a later date

there are a few things wrong under the hood too....the voltage regulator and solenoid are in the wrong place and the hood springs were always painted RED...plus the chromed dress up stuff under there....the inner fenders should be black not body color as well as the horns etc

As stated before...whats with the bumper straps ?...the trunk lid has the "V" emblem....this is not correct for this car....as you have the base Red Ram 325 2bbl carburetor...the "V" emblem was only placed there when the "Super red Ram" 4bbl carburetor engine was optioned

But all in all.....Great car!!.....with just a very very small mild personal touch here and there.....i sure wouldn't say no to owning it!!.....

If your wanting to make everything factory correct it should'nt take you long at all to fix all those small things we noticed



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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-12-04 1:33 AM (#553657 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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the V knight is correct for a royal 325/2 barrell
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2017-12-04 1:38 AM (#553658 - in reply to #553657)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957



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mikes2nd - 2017-12-03 10:33 PM

the V knight is correct for a royal 325/2 barrell


NOT...i have 3 2bbl cars...none have the V...all have blank trunk lids....That "V" was to designate the 4bbl engine package as was the "D500" for the next step up on engine performance with the Hemi engines...its also stated in either the sales brochure or the smaller parts option booklet.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-12-04 5:54 AM (#553662 - in reply to #553494)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Are they royal lancers? My totally stock royal 2dr ht has it



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moparwannabe
Posted 2017-12-04 12:11 PM (#553683 - in reply to #553653)
Subject: Re: Dodge Royal Lancer 1957


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Thanks John for a lot of nice info! I really appreciate it. But i think I´ll keep it mostly as it is. I consider the modifications made as a part of this cars history!
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