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1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored
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jerrybev
Posted 2020-04-15 6:53 PM (#596888)
Subject: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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now has a 1958 318", with added Power steering and power brakes and air conditioning. If anyone needs any parts, bet I can put them InTouch with someone who has them. jerrybev1@yahoo.com

Jerry Whitfield
Winston Salem NC



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GaryS
Posted 2020-04-15 7:49 PM (#596892 - in reply to #596888)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored



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Jerry, very nice! I like the way you've merged the old and the new and retained the appeal of the old.
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-04-15 11:27 PM (#596907 - in reply to #596888)
Subject: RE: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored



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Looking good there, Jerry. Congrats.

Question: Looks like the 58 318 came with a Torqueflite. Cast-iron? (I presume yes?)

How did you handle the rear engine/transmission cross-member? Any photos?

Glenn R. is trying to put a cast-iron TF in his 56 Plymouth and would appreciate more info including close-ups of the 5-button shifter plate, etc.

Can't tell much from here except that it has 5 buttons.



Edited by 56D500boy 2020-04-15 11:28 PM
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jerrybev
Posted 2020-04-16 9:44 AM (#596923 - in reply to #596888)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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hi
please inform Glenn: I don't have the mechanical skill. I paid to have it done. He should call Jerry Mulcahey, Mocksville, N.C. 336-608-2954 and ask him to explain it to you. Best to call 9 am-3 pm EST. I'll let him know to expect a call. If he still needs photos, have him call me 336-749-5922 leave msg. Jerry Whitfield. In case anyone needs either a steering column or an automatic torque flite, each of those items are FREE.

I have other parts including aluminum side trim from 2 door sedan, 4 door sedan, and station wagon
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-04-16 12:52 PM (#596930 - in reply to #596888)
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The shifter mechanism, plate, & pod that he used is from a '57 Plymouth. So he adapted that to work on the '56 Dash.
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-04-16 2:03 PM (#596933 - in reply to #596930)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored



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Powerflite - 2020-04-16 9:52 AM
The shifter mechanism, plate, & pod that he used is from a '57 Plymouth. So he adapted that to work on the '56 Dash.


Ah so. I see that now. 57 and 58 similar (or identical);)



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gradford
Posted 2020-04-16 2:07 PM (#596935 - in reply to #596888)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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Your Suburban is a beauty, Jerry! and thank you, Dave, for asking Jerry about the Torqueflite adaptation. I can see that the newer mechanism and faceplate were adapted to the 56 shift pod. I have a similar idea in mind; I found a shift mechanism in a 58 Dodge that is a little narrower, and was planning to fabricate a faceplate that will fit in place of the existing Powerflite plate. But, the buttons look better from the 58 Plymouth, because they're closer to being the same shape as the 56's.
My main concern was having to fabricate a new crossmember. Until Dave told me, I was unaware that the Torqueflite was a longer trans than the Powerflite. I'll crawl underneath and do some measuring and thinking once I get my 56 back from the bodyman.
Jerry, how do you rate the Torqueflite for performance, vs the Powerflite in your Suburban?
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gradford
Posted 2020-04-16 2:38 PM (#596938 - in reply to #596923)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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Hi Jerry

I am looking for some trim pieces; I need the small (about 4") stainless trim pieces that attach to the rocker panel below the driver's door. Do you have any of those?
Also, a power steering unit and column for a 56. (57/58 doesn't fit).

Thanks
Glenn
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jerrybev
Posted 2020-04-16 3:29 PM (#596945 - in reply to #596935)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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I can't give you an answer. When I bought the wagon it had no engine and I never drove it with the toorqueflite.
jerry
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see my 56 wagon posted this wseek under "member rides"
I have the torque flite emblem that goes on the rear.
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jerrybev
Posted 2020-04-16 3:31 PM (#596946 - in reply to #596935)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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wagon had no engine wwhen I bought it. I never drove it with torqueflite.
Jerry
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I have the torque flite rear emblem
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gradford
Posted 2020-04-19 12:57 AM (#597065 - in reply to #596923)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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Hi Jerry

Can't stop looking at your Suburban...

I did notice that you said you had some side trim from a 2 door sedan. If this is Savoy or Belvedere trim, could you send me some pictures? I'm looking for the stainless trim that goes on the rocker panel beneath the driver's door.

Thanks!

Glenn
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jerrybev
Posted 2020-04-19 1:27 PM (#597082 - in reply to #597065)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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hi Glenn:
thank you for the compliments on my car. Can you communicate with me directly, in the future at jerrybev1@yahoo.com ? I don't come to this site regularly.
I believe you refer to the small curved piece that wrap around the rocker panel and the one piece fastens underneath? Correct?
thanks
jerry
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jerrybev
Posted 2020-04-19 5:11 PM (#597091 - in reply to #596938)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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hi Glenn
I have the steering column for 1956 and steering linkage, both for non power steering car.
Jerry Whitfield
Winston salem North Carolina direct email: jrrrybev1@yahoo.com
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jerrybev
Posted 2020-04-20 9:30 PM (#597156 - in reply to #597091)
Subject: Re: 1956 Plymouth custom subruban station wagon restored


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CORRECTION: I misspelled my email. It is: jerrybev1@yahoo.com or 336-749-5922
thank yo
Jerry Whitfield
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