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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2018-12-14 3:05 PM (#575232)
Subject: My 57 Custom Royal Lancer



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I brought home my new toy today......I can't believe how original this car is.....19,080 original miles....what a time capsule.....I found the build sheet under the trunk mat.....more to follow...



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-14 4:47 PM (#575237 - in reply to #575232)
Subject: RE: My 57 Custom Royal Lancer



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sidesho_bob1961 - 2018-12-14 3:05 PM

I brought home my new toy today......I can't believe how original this car is.....19,080 original miles....what a time capsule.....I found the build sheet under the trunk mat.....more to follow...



Congrats!!

You do know that now you have to post up all sorts of photos, especially that build sheet. It might be the "Rosetta Stone" of 57 Dodge VIN decoding.

Here is some hints on how to post photos to this forum (NOTE: *.jpeg photos from an iPhone DO NOT WORK. Need to be *.jpg)


http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=64340&...

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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2018-12-14 7:42 PM (#575244 - in reply to #575232)
Subject: Re: My 57 Custom Royal Lancer



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Yea, I forgot how much of a PITA it is to post photos on this site......I'll tackle it tomorrow....
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-14 10:55 PM (#575252 - in reply to #575244)
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sidesho_bob1961 - 2018-12-14 7:42 PM
Yea, I forgot how much of a PITA it is to post photos on this site......I'll tackle it tomorrow....


Well the ones that you've now added leave me speechless. WOW. You are so lucky. Beautiful car.

Tell us more about the car and its engine and options so we can relate to the build/broadcast sheet.

(Please)

In the meantime, Paint code SLS = heather green roof and fins, glacier white saddle and heather green lower (but you knew that)





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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-12-14 11:32 PM (#575253 - in reply to #575252)
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Nice Bob!  How did you ever find that one?  Even the build sheet is pristine! 

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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-12-14 11:32 PM (#575254 - in reply to #575232)
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sidesho_bob1961 - 2018-12-14 3:05 PM

I brought home my new toy today......I can't believe how original this car is.....19,080 original miles....what a time capsule.....I found the build sheet under the trunk mat.....more to follow...


A gorgeous new toy!! Good for you!!

It obviously has all the CRL equipment but not many other options.
TF, undercoating, delivered by truck, basic accessory group without a radio, PS, PB,rear bumper guards, plastic steering wheel and standard wheel covers.
I don't remember what "axle C" means but when you get to checking out final details, check with me and I will guide you in your search.

Greg
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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2018-12-14 11:36 PM (#575255 - in reply to #575232)
Subject: Re: My 57 Custom Royal Lancer



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Other than being a Custom Royal Lancer it's pretty stripped. It does have power steering and brakes, but is a radio delete car, no washers. It has the 325 ci 4v engine and torqueflite trans, dual exhaust with chrome tips. Standard hubcaps, as you can see, not sure if it had wide whites originally. What confuses me is, it doesn't have chrome headlite bezels. I thought CRL's were all supposed to....

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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-12-14 11:52 PM (#575256 - in reply to #575255)
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sidesho_bob1961 - 2018-12-14 11:36 PM

Other than being a Custom Royal Lancer it's pretty stripped. It does have power steering and brakes, but is a radio delete car, no washers. It has the 325 ci 4v engine and torqueflite trans, dual exhaust with chrome tips. Standard hubcaps, as you can see, not sure if it had wide whites originally. What confuses me is, it doesn't have chrome headlite bezels. I thought CRL's were all supposed to....


Not sure what "O7" tire code is but I probably have it in my notes somewhere. The chrome bezels seem to be hit and miss. Maybe an early/late thing?

Greg
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-12-15 1:34 AM (#575257 - in reply to #575232)
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cool its got the big V on the trunk lid.

 

No stone shields!!! cmon dude cough up a buck or two

Single mirror... not an ounch of music on this car... wow...  I have to have music on in the car Not this guy!

 

I guess "bumper" means the rear bumper guards?



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-15 2:00 AM (#575259 - in reply to #575254)
Subject: RE: My 57 Custom Royal Lancer



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LD3 Greg - 2018-12-14 11:32 PM
It obviously has all the CRL equipment but not many other options.
TF, undercoating, delivered by truck, basic accessory group without a radio, PS, PB,rear bumper guards, plastic steering wheel and standard wheel covers.
I don't remember what "axle C" means but when you get to checking out final details, check with me and I will guide you in your search.

Greg


Here is another 57 Dodge CRL example to cross reference:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=61741&...










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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2018-12-15 11:28 AM (#575270 - in reply to #575232)
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The treasure hunt continues......The small yellow envelope with the vin number on it was under the drivers side front carpet....



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-15 11:55 AM (#575271 - in reply to #575270)
Subject: Re: My 57 Custom Royal Lancer



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Thanks for posting those new photos. You really have a winner there. That interior should clean up real good. (Don't get the cloth bits too wet, the organic padding underneath might bleed back through).

The yellow Jan. 24/57 shipping tag makes sense relative to the production data of Jan. 21 (57). The engine number is somewhat in the middle of the KDS-1001 to KDS-287538 as is the Detroit-made VIN between 37240001 and 37321614. The broadcast sheet and the cowl tag don't agree 100% which is confusing (maybe LD3Greg will straighten things out).

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firedome
Posted 2018-12-15 2:50 PM (#575277 - in reply to #575271)
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Wow that is amazing, what a time capsule indeed, and original, the best. Wish Neil was here to give us his wisdom, he'd love this car. Wasn't his "Horrie" a '57 2 dr. CRL? Lots of info on his car here. Anyone know what happened to it? Hope his wife kept it in memory of him.

My Grampa had a '57 CRL 4 dr hardtop he bought new. I've had a '58 Dodge, but not a '57, and a lot of "57-58 DeSotos and Chryslers. But in over 40 years in the FL hobby I think that '57 Dodges have become my most favorite FL car of all.

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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-12-15 10:07 PM (#575300 - in reply to #575277)
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Nice to see a delivery tag to confirm it was shipped by truck.

I don't see a problem with the broadcast sheet and the body plate!
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-12-15 10:13 PM (#575301 - in reply to #575277)
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firedome - 2018-12-15 2:50 PM

Wow that is amazing, what a time capsule indeed, and original, the best. Wish Neil was here to give us his wisdom, he'd love this car. Wasn't his "Horrie" a '57 2 dr. CRL? Lots of info on his car here. Anyone know what happened to it? Hope his wife kept it in memory of him


The last time I spoke with Norma she was thinking about selling the car. I agreed that the offer she got was not enough. I haven't heard anything more.

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Powerflite
Posted 2018-12-16 11:19 AM (#575322 - in reply to #575232)
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Very nice car and looks like the original owner kept everything! Congratulations. I love driving the 325 4bbl in my '58. You're gonna really like this car. Just add a sway bar if it didn't come with it.
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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2018-12-16 3:41 PM (#575341 - in reply to #575232)
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A productive day in the garage......I cleaned up the drivers door panel just to see how nice it would get and it cleaned up real nice, like a one year old car! I also polished the diecast vent window trim as well as the door glass trim....everything came out beautiful! Next I polished all the stainless and chrome on the front end.....once again, beautiful!



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-16 4:47 PM (#575346 - in reply to #575341)
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Looks fantastic.

Not sure what you are using but the chrome and stainless are good candidates for Quick Glo (which Jay Leno really likes). I've used it on slightly pitted window-related stuff and it is amazing.

Before on the left(ish) side, after on the right



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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2018-12-16 6:23 PM (#575350 - in reply to #575232)
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I use Dupont white polishing compound...
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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2018-12-23 12:11 PM (#575684 - in reply to #575232)
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I pulled the trunk mat out today to sweep the trunk floor...…..looks like a one year old car......plus a few more engine pics



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-23 2:29 PM (#575699 - in reply to #575684)
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At least your 325 poly with 4 bbl and dual exhausts fully qualifies to wear the "Super Red Ram" sticker (often that sticker is thrown on any of the period Mopars with validity )

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Posted 2018-12-24 2:37 AM (#575726 - in reply to #575699)
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Shouldn't that read "Super Dooper Double-Extra Red Ram" ?
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