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pennerdodge
Posted 2019-12-19 8:16 AM (#591804)
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This is one that they never made, but looks somewhat natural. It started life as a custom suburban 57 dodge 2dr wagon with the 313 3spd std. It has extra buttons on the radio for local and dist. , I am not sure what those are for.



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Old Ray
Posted 2019-12-19 9:04 AM (#591805 - in reply to #591804)
Subject: RE: plodge truck



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pennerdodge - 2019-12-19 6:16 AM It started life as a custom suburban 57 dodge 2dr wagon with the 313 3spd std. It has extra buttons on the radio for local and distance. , I am not sure what those are for.


I am not against cutting things up but to waste a two door wagon is a bridge too far for me, it might make a good parts car.
The distant radio button is to help bring in weak AM stations.

Ask Sid ?
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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-12-19 11:31 AM (#591807 - in reply to #591804)
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The radio is simply the signal-seeking deluxe type.
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57DODGECONV
Posted 2019-12-19 6:28 PM (#591814 - in reply to #591804)
Subject: Re: plodge truck


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My one 58 Mayfair Convertible has a Local Distance radio ,I always thought it might be Because the Car came from a Remote area.That is a waste of a Rare Car.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2019-12-20 12:29 PM (#591831 - in reply to #591814)
Subject: Re: plodge truck



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Remember, boys and girls, .... up until 20 years ago, this was a car NOBODY
wanted, a person could not GIVE AWAY, and anyone driving such a car was looked
at as an abject loser by many.
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pennerdodge
Posted 2019-12-20 1:29 PM (#591834 - in reply to #591831)
Subject: Re: plodge truck


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Also, if it makes you feel any better, i literally got this off of the back of a semi loaded for the shredder. It 's too bad its so rough, but it has some good parts left to give. I would guess that the conversion was attemted decades ago.
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60 dart
Posted 2019-12-20 5:54 PM (#591850 - in reply to #591831)
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Doctor DeSoto - 2019-12-20 12:29 PM

Remember, boys and girls, .... up until 20 years ago, this was a car NOBODY
wanted, a person could not GIVE AWAY, and anyone driving such a car was looked
at as an abject loser by many.



my thoughts are that here at forward along with the members exposing these cars restorable or drivable had brought a new source of old cars to life . buttttt one has to remember most of them
where parked because of the expense of owning one , too rusted to drive , mechanically worn out or just plain junk with the later being more popular . ------------------------------later
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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-01-19 9:47 AM (#593187 - in reply to #591804)
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Don't be too quick to give up on it, one of the best pickups I ever owned was one I made from a 1957 Plymouth wagon!
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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2020-01-19 5:48 PM (#593202 - in reply to #591804)
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I never understood the concept, usefulness (and seemingly current popularity) of a 2-dr wagon...

IMO, if you chose for a wagon at the time, it would be for transporting stuff around. Why would you chose to limit access to the side entry to the cargo-space by leaving the rear doors out?

This pickup-conversion seems to at least make a 2dr wagon way more useful again
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-01-19 8:55 PM (#593208 - in reply to #591804)
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I agree that the wagon body is best served in 4 doors. Like Herman, I don't really understand why people like the 2drs better. But, I really like the old Elko conversions. If it were mine, I would restore it as it is.
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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-01-20 12:14 AM (#593212 - in reply to #591804)
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Back in those days, long before child proof locks and car seats, we were afraid, justified or not, that kids would open the doors when driving and fall out! It was considered much safer to have a two door car for that reason if you had young children.
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58coupe
Posted 2020-01-20 11:33 AM (#593223 - in reply to #591804)
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I know of two people in my family that fell out of moving cars, one was my brother because of the backwards opening rear doors on a 47 chevy.
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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-01-20 11:47 AM (#593224 - in reply to #591804)
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Did you mean "suicide doors" ? 1947 Chevrolet doors were just like almost every other car back then, hinged to the center post.
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60 Imp
Posted 2020-01-21 6:25 AM (#593259 - in reply to #593212)
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DonFromTexas - 2020-01-20 2:14 PM

Back in those days, long before child proof locks and car seats, we were afraid, justified or not, that kids would open the doors when driving and fall out! It was considered much safer to have a two door car for that reason if you had young children.


Don from Texas.

Thankyou.

For years I have wondered why American families bought 2 door cars. I am referring to coupes. And your explanation above makes so much sense. Note, in Australia we had very few coupes built.

Picture- A Bloke and his Shelia go to the dealership to look at and buy a new car.

Bloke says to the Shelia, ''if we get a coupe, no worries about the Kids falling out!

Shelia says, ''Geez, thats a good idea!''

And they drive home in the Coupe!

Makes so much sense!!




Steve.
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60 Imp
Posted 2020-01-21 6:27 AM (#593260 - in reply to #593212)
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delete please mods. Steve.

Edited by 60 Imp 2020-01-21 6:31 AM
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