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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2018-08-08 3:49 PM (#568074)
Subject: 1957 DeSoto Wagon 9 Pass.



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Our current side project. A 1957 DeSoto FireSweep Explorer 9 Pass. Unmolested one owner Texas car. Was in a field since 1971. Factory turquoise/black. Just going to patch the few holes in the floor/new interior/drivetrain and drive it. Factory a/c, 325 four barrel car. We have a 341 on the shelf though ready to go in. Should be a fun driver soon. Interior is currently out being upholstered.

...and dont worry the wheels arent staying.

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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-08-08 7:16 PM (#568085 - in reply to #568074)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Wagon 9 Pass.


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I have to imagine, a rare piece. Super super cool!
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-08 9:07 PM (#568096 - in reply to #568074)
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someone needs to make an "Adventurer" tribute wagon
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2018-08-09 5:15 AM (#568115 - in reply to #568074)
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Nice score! It seems after restoring a sedan, a wagon seems twice the size!

She's a good one, keep us updated with your progress.
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pennerdodge
Posted 2018-08-09 8:33 AM (#568121 - in reply to #568074)
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Great colour combination! this is a great looking car.
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-09 12:22 PM (#568127 - in reply to #568121)
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pennerdodge - 2018-08-09 8:33 AM
Great colour combination! this is a great looking car.


Minty Green and black - one of the classic 57 colour combos (pink and black, turquoise and black, yellow and black, etc).



I presume Firesweep Mist green and black in this case

Some Shopper details:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/argentla/sets/72157622002126753/

https://www.motoexotica.com/inventory/listing/1957-desoto-firesweep-...



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57burb
Posted 2018-08-09 1:50 PM (#568130 - in reply to #568074)
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These cars are all "rare" but that one is a little rarer than most.

1957 Firesweep Explorer (9P) - 1,198 built

Enjoy!
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jboymechanic
Posted 2018-08-09 5:06 PM (#568138 - in reply to #568074)
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I remember seeing this one for sale on CL or ebay and hoping that someone would do exactly what you plan to do. Nice save.
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ToMopar
Posted 2018-08-10 6:16 AM (#568179 - in reply to #568074)
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Congratulation to this Firesweep wagon.
Yes rare piiece.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2018-08-13 10:58 AM (#568358 - in reply to #568074)
Subject: RE: 1957 DeSoto Wagon 9 Pass.



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Thanks for the comments. A '57/8 wagon has been on my bucket list for awhile. Here's the 341 that's going in.



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scooter0910
Posted 2018-08-28 12:15 PM (#569144 - in reply to #568074)
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Randy,
I just saw that you found a 1957 Explorer. I have one also that came from a barn in Wyoming. Mine is orange and white. Does yours have the gold and black interior? I've never seen anything else but that color in the 57 Desoto wagon. does anyone else on this site have a 1957 Explorer? Oh, by the way, thank you so much for your help with the rear seat in my 57 royal 2 door several years ago!
Scott in Utah
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2018-10-30 7:59 PM (#572644 - in reply to #569144)
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scooter0910 - 2018-08-28 12:15 PM

Randy,
I just saw that you found a 1957 Explorer. I have one also that came from a barn in Wyoming. Mine is orange and white. Does yours have the gold and black interior? I've never seen anything else but that color in the 57 Desoto wagon. does anyone else on this site have a 1957 Explorer? Oh, by the way, thank you so much for your help with the rear seat in my 57 royal 2 door several years ago!
Scott in Utah


Hi Scott,
yes it does. It was the only interior you could get in the FireSweep wagons for some reason! Would love to see pics of yours! Rare machines...and no problem!!
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mstrug
Posted 2018-10-30 8:25 PM (#572646 - in reply to #568074)
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Nice! What color are you going with? Turquoise and black would be killer.
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mstrug
Posted 2018-10-30 8:27 PM (#572647 - in reply to #568074)
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Here is another wagon if you need parts:

https://www.autabuy.com/Vehicles/Details.cfm?VID=32921550&Year=1957&...
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2018-10-31 6:06 PM (#572709 - in reply to #568074)
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Going with a turquoise and black interior. It's going to be a driver so no need to be fully correct. Rust repair almost complete. My father's excellent work. I'm currently in college so I haven't had a chance to get too down and dirty with this car yet, like the Plaza. I also was able to get in contact with the previous owners son who was in the car when the engine died in 1972! He did know exactly what the issue was, just that the cost to fix outweighed the value, so it was parked.

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2018-10-31 6:24 PM (#572710 - in reply to #568074)
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Speaking of rust repair, heres our next longterm project we will be starting after the DeSoto. (Thanks to Wayne for putting us onto this one.)

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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2020-03-17 6:59 PM (#595689 - in reply to #568074)
Subject: RE: 1957 DeSoto Wagon 9 Pass.



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Getting back on the wagon project after a hiatus. Fully rebuilt 341 going in with dual quads. Clearcoated to preserve the look. Complete new interior ready to go in, and wiring begun. Should prove to be a great Carlisle road trip car in the future...



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Powerflite
Posted 2020-03-17 7:21 PM (#595691 - in reply to #568074)
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Nice, great motor you chose for it. Are you sure you have enough room to get the pipe from those headers going in the right direction without going under the steering? I haven't tried those, but that's my fear with trying to use them. I lived with my exhaust under my Savoy steering for quite a while until it became completely smashed from all the speed bumps and other smacks. The original choke for that setup uses heat from a tube on the exhaust manifold. Might be difficult to get it to work without it.
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ToMopar
Posted 2020-03-19 6:34 AM (#595741 - in reply to #568074)
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A while ago I've seen your video on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz0r9Fox-T8
I had forgotten, that you are here with that story. Great to reanimate a 341 w/ dual carbs.
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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2020-03-30 8:06 PM (#596268 - in reply to #568074)
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Some light progress...



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