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1957 DeSoto on ebay
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soiouz
Posted 2020-02-12 11:12 AM (#594122)
Subject: 1957 DeSoto on ebay



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The poor thing has completely out of shape front fenders...!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223895546169







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soiouz
Posted 2020-02-12 11:15 AM (#594123 - in reply to #594122)
Subject: RE: 1957 DeSoto on ebay



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For comparison's sake, here's a correct one:





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Paul Hettick
Posted 2020-02-12 12:57 PM (#594128 - in reply to #594122)
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It's the rare droopy snoot model. Built exclusively for Daytona Beach time trials. Only 3 were made.
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soiouz
Posted 2020-02-12 1:19 PM (#594130 - in reply to #594128)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto on ebay



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Paul Hettick - 2020-02-12 12:57 PM

It's the rare droopy snoot model. Built exclusively for Daytona Beach time trials. Only 3 were made.



hahaha! I'm glad only three were made!
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-12 7:00 PM (#594145 - in reply to #594122)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto on ebay



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Someone got really carried away with the pail of bondo. You can guess what other hidden rust areas might look like if he does this to the front of the car.
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moparsteve
Posted 2020-02-12 9:29 PM (#594151 - in reply to #594122)
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pail of bondo? what are you talking about man? may need a little alignment of

the hood.. 1957 desoto? this is an adventurer... was bought used in 1960 in

pittsburgh by jimmy beaumont of the skyliners.. since i dont have you/this i swear..

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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-02-13 12:37 AM (#594158 - in reply to #594122)
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is that like somehow Chrysler fenders??? wtf, how could you even do that with bondo unless your out to screw it up on purpose?
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-13 12:46 AM (#594159 - in reply to #594122)
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No, Chrysler fenders are the same shape in this area, just with holes for mounting trim. It really is quite dramatic, that he may have modified the metal to do that....buy WHY?? is the question.
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60Mopars
Posted 2020-02-13 5:21 AM (#594163 - in reply to #594159)
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Powerflite in an Adventurer??
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soiouz
Posted 2020-02-13 9:28 AM (#594170 - in reply to #594122)
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Just for the record, it's not just the "droopy" lower part that's out of shape.. Notice too how puffed up the whole headlight area is, so much so that the headlight surround moulding doesn't even fit and the fender extends all around it. Surely a ton of bondo was used!
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-13 11:58 AM (#594179 - in reply to #594163)
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60Mopars - 2020-02-13 2:21 AM

Powerflite in an Adventurer??


Why do you say that? I see the 1 & 2 buttons and the oil pan isn't D-shaped, so it looks like a torqueflite.

What's up with the red odometer? Is that original or an added touch?

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56D500boy
Posted 2020-02-13 2:10 PM (#594183 - in reply to #594179)
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Powerflite - 2020-02-13 8:58 AM
60Mopars - 2020-02-13 2:21 AM
Powerflite in an Adventurer??

Why do you say that? I see the 1 & 2 buttons and the oil pan isn't D-shaped, so it looks like a torqueflite.


Agree. Torqueflite, just based on the size and shape and indents on the trans oil pan:



You can't see "N" because it is pushed all the way in. But you can see R and D and then 1 and 2 at the bottom.

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60Mopars
Posted 2020-02-14 1:25 PM (#594243 - in reply to #594122)
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The description says Powerflite. I didn´t check the Pictures up Close. But was almost sure all Adv were Torqueflite.
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frwl
Posted 2020-02-14 2:16 PM (#594248 - in reply to #594122)
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Same car, but has been for sale on October 2019





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Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-14 2:25 PM (#594251 - in reply to #594122)
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There appears to be something funky going on at the bottom of the front fender too.
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frwl
Posted 2020-02-14 3:15 PM (#594256 - in reply to #594122)
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Spare front fenders - made in China...
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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-02-14 3:31 PM (#594261 - in reply to #594122)
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i don't understand how you can f up that nice of a car... I probably like this car the best of all FWL cars... and you do this to an expensive restoration? there's a ton of work in that thing yet you short cutted alot it seems... i mean yikes... plain just wtf...
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CaprockClassics
Posted 2020-02-14 8:59 PM (#594289 - in reply to #594261)
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mikes2nd - 2020-02-14 2:31 PM

i don't understand how you can f up that nice of a car... I probably like this car the best of all FWL cars... and you do this to an expensive restoration? there's a ton of work in that thing yet you short cutted alot it seems... i mean yikes... plain just wtf...


It wasn't a total restoration. Just a respray over bondo and patch panels and a quick engine detail decades ago. I've summarized my inspection of this car a couple of times on other threads about this car. The quick and simple: Frankenstein rear floors and quarters, bondo rockers and front fenders, musty and dank smelling interior, and the Paint is too white and has lots of blemishes.

~Peter

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Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-14 11:01 PM (#594292 - in reply to #594122)
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And yet, its current owners still think it's worth $60K! Ideal Classic Cars....remember that name for what they are trying to pull.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-02-15 12:09 PM (#594311 - in reply to #594122)
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For some reason they made the fender follow the contour of the bumper. I can't imagine how or why they wanted to do it that way other than just not knowing what it should look like and having no original sheetmetal to work with. A lot of work to make it wrong.





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