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WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds
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ABloch
Posted 2019-07-26 6:38 PM (#585267)
Subject: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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Greetings from the other side of the planet.

I'm up here in the Pacific Northwest and have just discovered that the 1955 Diplomat has one of if not THE coolest grills.
I have a 1956 Plymouth that would be stunning if I could locate a grill and the accompanying headlight surrounds.

Not really sure how cost prohibited this may be but it's worth looking into.

Send me a PM or reply to this thread if anyone has any ideas.

Cheers, Andrew



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matte
Posted 2019-07-27 6:18 PM (#585305 - in reply to #585267)
Subject: Re: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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Hi Andrew,
Are you on Facebook?
Here is a FB Groups to try.

Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth parts Australia wide ( A lot of Americans in that group as well)

There is another good one called "Forwardlook cars down under" which just doesn't stick to FL cars..

You'll probably get the word out there faster using FB groups. Bigger audience to help regarding questions or parts.




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ABloch
Posted 2019-07-27 11:14 PM (#585311 - in reply to #585267)
Subject: Re: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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Thanks Matte. I am happily not on the fb anymore. As our empire espouses, "If you see something, say something."

Thanks, andrew
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matte
Posted 2019-07-28 6:54 PM (#585333 - in reply to #585311)
Subject: Re: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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ABloch - 2019-07-27 11:14 PM

Thanks Matte. I am happily not on the fb anymore. As our empire espouses, "If you see something, say something."

Thanks, andrew


LOL I know what you mean. I'm purely on FB for car groups and marketplace but even then, social media is slowly taking it's toll on me.

I'll ask around.

A guy over here posted on one of the groups asking has anyone got Chrysler aero parts but he knew the chances of this in Australia.

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moparl
Posted 2019-09-02 4:03 PM (#586943 - in reply to #585333)
Subject: Re: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds


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Hi have found a 55 grill for you for sale on trade me New Zealand, here is the listing no 2295839195
Thanks good luck
Alan Smith
Sunny Dunedin
New Zealand
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-09-02 4:46 PM (#586944 - in reply to #586943)
Subject: Re: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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This?:

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2295839195

Needs a bit of cleaning





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moparl
Posted 2019-09-02 4:59 PM (#586945 - in reply to #586944)
Subject: Re: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds


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Hi yes they are like hens teeth to find even in New Zealand and everyone wants good money for them, our dollar isn't very good just now, so almost half the price or make him an offer
See y'all
Alan
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matte
Posted 2019-09-02 5:46 PM (#586946 - in reply to #585267)
Subject: Re: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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A 65 year old bumper that needs rechroming or cleaning? Well I never..


Thanks Alan hopefully Andrew will see this. $500US or offer..







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ABloch
Posted 2019-09-03 1:59 AM (#586962 - in reply to #585267)
Subject: Re: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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not the grill I am looking for.

11 teeth and the turn signals are part of the grill.

thanks for looking!
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-09-03 11:16 AM (#586971 - in reply to #585267)
Subject: RE: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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I think that listed grill is for the US '54 body style, but in Australia, was used til '55.



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Powerflite
Posted 2019-09-03 11:36 AM (#586972 - in reply to #585267)
Subject: RE: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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I would bet that the grill bar & lights from a '55 US DeSoto is the same part. The teeth on it are larger because they are using '54 US DeSoto teeth on it. So purchase a '54 DeSoto grill with a couple of extra teeth, and 1 '55 DeSoto grill and you can make the same thing. BigM may have everything you need for that. But the headlight surrounds are going to be the hard part.



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Powerflite
Posted 2019-09-03 11:46 AM (#586973 - in reply to #585267)
Subject: RE: WTB 1955 DeSoto Diplomat grill and headlight surrounds



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Here is a better picture of the headlight surrounds and the separate lower trim pieces.



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