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'57 Chrysler Spear Too Short
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-12-15 6:02 PM (#575289)
Subject: '57 Chrysler Spear Too Short



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The left side spear trim on the quarter panel of my newest 2dr New Yorker is too short by almost 2 inches. I looked it over really well and I don't see any hint that it has been modified. I measured all the quarter panel spears in my possession and this is the only one that is shorter. Where did it come from? I thought that maybe the Windsor without the 2-tone used a shorter spear, but I haven't seen any pictures of them that don't reach all the way to the tail light. The Saratoga seems to be the same. Any idea what it could be from?
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57burb
Posted 2018-12-18 2:32 PM (#575446 - in reply to #575289)
Subject: RE: '57 Chrysler Spear Too Short



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Interesting. If the profile (shape) is the same as the rest of the trim, then I have to assume it came from a different model of '57/58 Chrysler.

The '58s generally mounted their quarter trim more 'horizontal' than on '57s. Could that result in a trim piece that's a full 2" shorter? I doubt it! But... maybe?



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-12-18 2:42 PM (#575447 - in reply to #575289)
Subject: Re: '57 Chrysler Spear Too Short



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Yes, the same profile as the correct '57 piece. And the '58 trim is a completely different profile. I don't know of any other application that uses the '57 Chrysler spear.
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