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Azzval63
Posted 2018-03-29 7:18 AM (#560665)
Subject: my Ap2 59 Australian Plainsman


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finally on the road after 3 1/5 years of restoration, full frame off! 313 poly powerflite (the only registered Australian made V8 Ap2 Plainsman in Australia)



(looking forward.jpg)



(roy show side.jpg)



(the garage .iami.jpg)



(won 2 trophies 1st show.jpg)



(engine bay ap2.jpg)



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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-03-29 7:50 AM (#560666 - in reply to #560665)
Subject: Re: my Ap2 59 Australian Plainsman


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Pictures!
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-03-29 10:32 AM (#560672 - in reply to #560665)
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Azzval63 - 2018-03-29 7:18 AM

finally on the road after 3 1/5 years of restoration, full frame off! 313 poly powerflite (the only registered Australian made V8 Ap2 Plainsman in Australia)


Interesting. Allpar only lists the V8 Plainsman as a 1958 and none in 1959:

https://www.allpar.com/world/royal.html

Are you a hobbit like these little folk in their 58 AP1 Plainsman?



Edited by 56D500boy 2018-03-29 3:24 PM
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2018-03-29 2:35 PM (#560682 - in reply to #560665)
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Oh my! What a wagon!! She's a beauty, Aaron! Please post more photos when you get the chance. I especially dig the FL emblem on
the C pillar--too cool!
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-03-29 7:29 PM (#560690 - in reply to #560665)
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That is BEYOND cool. I love it!!! Please don't ever sell it, unless it's to me :D
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Azzval63
Posted 2018-03-30 3:20 AM (#560724 - in reply to #560665)
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here are some before shots



(bonnet up.jpg)



(front.jpg)



(rear.jpg)



(side.jpg)



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1960fury
Posted 2018-03-30 8:32 AM (#560730 - in reply to #560665)
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Beautiful!!! Great you kept it in the period correct colors! Love seafoam colors.
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PolaraPaul
Posted 2018-03-30 3:02 PM (#560768 - in reply to #560665)
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Thanks for sharing this! You are to be congratulated for a job well done. Fun recognizing pieces also found on the American produced vehicles. How about some dash and interior shots when you get a chance.
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-03-30 3:54 PM (#560772 - in reply to #560665)
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Azzval63 - 2018-03-29 4:18 AM
...(the only registered Australian made V8 Ap2 Plainsman in Australia)


That's depressing. It may be a Plainsman, but this car is anything but plain. Weird that it has a '57 Saratoga emblem on the hood, '57 New Yorker side trim and '56 Plymouth body features. A pretty neat combo overall.

And the rear quarter window treatment & "C" pillar is very similar to the later Valiant & Lancer wagon style...

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-03-30 5:10 PM (#560775 - in reply to #560665)
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I think Chrysler shipped a bucket of old parts to AU and the Aussies were like "yeah lets put that there!" They did a great job. That thing is awesome.
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matte
Posted 2018-03-30 6:15 PM (#560789 - in reply to #560665)
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Aaron that is soooo nice. What part of QLD did the old girl spend most of her life?

How did you find out about being the only V8 one still registered? I remember seeing a white one on Vic plates maybe last year or the year before that..

The V8 grille V looks like the same used on the 58 Plymouth range..








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matte
Posted 2018-03-30 6:34 PM (#560790 - in reply to #560672)
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56D500boy - 2018-03-29 10:32 AM

............Allpar only lists the V8 Plainsman as a 1958 and none in 1959:

https://www.allpar.com/world/royal.html





In addition to the Royal four-door sedans, Chrysler marketed two related, more utilitarian models, the "Plainsman Station Wagon," named after the Chrysler "dream wagon" of 1956 and the "Wayfarer," whose name harked back to the lowest-price Dodge line of the late forties. Basically both were Royal sedans forward of the "B"-pillar, with different roof, glass treatment and side panels behind. Neither sported the controversial added fin on the AP2 sedans. The Wayfarer, carrying a capacity of 1/2-ton, came as a six only while the Plainsman came with the V8 as well (192 sixes, but only 32 V-8s).

I'm going to agree with what they said about the accuracy of their table/chart..

I'm guessing that the 32 made are all up.. Probably wasn't large numbers of V8's...



Edited by matte 2018-03-30 7:05 PM
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imopar380
Posted 2018-03-30 8:59 PM (#560795 - in reply to #560790)
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Nice car - I wonder why they used the 1954 style greenhouse though!
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Azzval63
Posted 2018-03-30 10:11 PM (#560799 - in reply to #560789)
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the white V8 is now in the USA, it got sold & shipped last year, the V on the grill is the same as the 58 Plymouth.
When we registered it there was no profile in the system so we had to create one, QLD Transport checked the system and there was none registered in any of the other states.
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Azzval63
Posted 2018-03-30 10:28 PM (#560800 - in reply to #560790)
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The Allpar figures were gathered by enthusiasts, we have information now that there were 51 made, there is one that could be restored and one that is a bit past restoring that we know of! there are a few ap1 plainsmans about and a couple of flat 6 ap2 plainsmans.
we have been told that the V8 plainsman was a special order vehicle for Mayor's or other significant social figures of the time.


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Azzval63
Posted 2018-03-30 10:49 PM (#560801 - in reply to #560665)
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heres sone of the inside'




(boot inner.jpg)



(front inside.jpg)



(rear inside.jpg)



(roof.jpg)



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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-03-31 7:21 AM (#560816 - in reply to #560665)
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I freaking love it. I'm a station wagon nut. Has to be one of the coolest cars in AU. I'm in AU 2x a year roughly, where are you located?
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Azzval63
Posted 2018-03-31 1:47 PM (#560831 - in reply to #560816)
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on the gold coast
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matte
Posted 2018-03-31 3:23 PM (#560839 - in reply to #560799)
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Azzval63 - 2018-03-30 10:11 PM
When we registered it there was no profile in the system so we had to create one, QLD Transport checked the system and there was none registered in any of the other states.


That's pretty cool. Never must of been one registered in Qld ever. The cars on the databases don't get removed and just stayed even when they were being transferred from paper to electronic.

Done well. Must be very proud. Did you goto COTM?





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OzFury
Posted 2018-03-31 4:29 PM (#560843 - in reply to #560665)
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That is sweet was 1 look exactly the same for sale at COTM years ago but needed restoring
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Azzval63
Posted 2018-03-31 5:13 PM (#560846 - in reply to #560843)
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this is the plainsman that was at Chryslers on the murray
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OzFury
Posted 2018-03-31 7:27 PM (#560852 - in reply to #560846)
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That restoration is a credit to you....I looked at it a heap of time at COTM was seriously thinking of buying it I have a thing for wagons.
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34 Airflow
Posted 2018-04-03 12:39 AM (#561025 - in reply to #560665)
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Great to see this rare car restored, I remember trying to scrape up the funds to buy it at COTM around 2002? I am surprised the white one from Geelong has left our shores, I saw it not all that long ago in Melbourne (inside 3 months ago).
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