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A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-12 1:16 PM (#568303)
Subject: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge



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I am working on my right rear door, replacing the window channels and refurbing the inside door panel. (I also prepped and painted the light blue on the exterior). In doing so I removed the rear vent window frame (to replace the main window channel). With the vent window out, I am quite liking the look. If I didn't care about my back seat passengers, I would consider installing a one piece fixed glass (or plexiglass panel) instead of any of the OE windows.

Yes I know there was a four door hardtop (Lancer) in 1956. My uncle had one back in the day.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-12 11:05 PM (#568328 - in reply to #568303)
Subject: Re: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge


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I like it a lot better... get er done!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-08-13 12:10 AM (#568334 - in reply to #568328)
Subject: Re: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge



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That rear vent window was one of my favorite "old school"
doo-dads on the 56 Dodge I had. How cool is that, a vent
window for rear seat passengers ? ??
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-13 12:49 AM (#568337 - in reply to #568303)
Subject: Re: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge


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cleaner lines man, way cleaner... the rear passenger can roll his whole window down if he wants... plenty of air.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-08-13 10:13 AM (#568357 - in reply to #568337)
Subject: Re: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge



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If "cleaner lines" are desired, they made 2 door hardtops. This is a
SEDAN, and mine was a wagon. Kinda like thinking you can pick up
a turd by the "clean" end with those heavy pillars and posts !

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-13 1:13 PM (#568369 - in reply to #568303)
Subject: Re: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge


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thats all fine and dandy but it still looks better...
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-08-13 8:29 PM (#568383 - in reply to #568369)
Subject: Re: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge



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I guess it is a matter of what you are aiming for. One might
argue that a 58 Plymouth 2HT is the most slippery design Mopar
ever penned ... but a wagon or a dumpy sedan has a special
charm that the super slippery 2HT zips right on by. When you
see MANY 58 Plymouth hardtops (for the easily understood reason
that they are super slippery, awesome design cars), one might
still get a little bored with that and come to like something with
a little different spin on the idea. I did.

It took me 30 years to find my 58 Plymouth. But it was exactly
the car I wanted ... bottom of the line Plaza, FOUR DOOR SEDAN
(no hardtops for this guy!), and all wrapped in a lovely monotone
paint scheme of Buzzard Puke Green. It sports OEM blackwall
Super Cushions on body colored wheels, with extra spartan dog
dish hubcaps. No removal of posts and pillars would be an option.
I specifically wanted all that anti-slippery, color, and bare bones
trim to capture the charm of the car nobody else saves and restores.

Embrace the anti-sexy. It has a quaint charm all its own.





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Powerflite
Posted 2018-08-13 8:56 PM (#568384 - in reply to #568303)
Subject: Re: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge



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I agree. I love my '56 Savoy 2dr sedan. I wanted a sedan and that's what I bought. If you want a '56 Dodge 2dr hardtop, go purchase one. They aren't very expensive in comparison to the later cars. But a sedan has it's own charm that is different than your typical car show queen.
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mstrug
Posted 2018-08-13 9:00 PM (#568385 - in reply to #568303)
Subject: Re: A new concept? A four door Coupe? 56 Dodge



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Misty green is one of the most beautiful colors for a 58 Plymouth!

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?year=1958&model=Pl...





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