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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-14 12:04 PM (#611018)
Subject: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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I've been away from this site for about year. I come with my lates project that I bought this winter from Sweden. Car it self iconic custom from early 1980 Finland.
It is built from two "60 Desotos with standards, knoledge, skills and tools that were back then in thi poor country.
Car game famous from car shows, videos, adds and magazines.
Unfortunately this car got victim of arson attack in Sweden 2018. It was badly damaged in fire.
Owner did not give up after the schock, but was unable to carry over this big project
Finally this legendary car ended up to my garage.
This is craziest project that I EVER have had. It really makes no sense to restore or build car like this. I do know that and I wish no conversation about that.
Decision has made, It'll raise again from the ashes like Phoenix bird (It btw has Phoenix vin like export Desotos used to have)




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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-14 12:27 PM (#611022 - in reply to #611018)
Subject: RE: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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Here some pics when I picked it up and hauled home in November.



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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-14 12:46 PM (#611024 - in reply to #611018)
Subject: RE: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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56D500boy
Posted 2021-04-14 2:11 PM (#611026 - in reply to #611024)
Subject: RE: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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Did they catch the person that burned the car and Kastroivatko he hänet?

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Powerflite
Posted 2021-04-14 3:31 PM (#611027 - in reply to #611018)
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Congratulations, that's a great project. Are you planning to bring it back to its former 70's plush interior with Imperial gauges, or go back to the original '60 DeSoto interior?
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-15 1:13 AM (#611056 - in reply to #611026)
Subject: RE: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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56D500boy - 2021-04-14 2:11 PM

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Did they catch the person that burned the car and Kastroivatko he hänet?

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Nah, They did'nt even catch the person who shot the prime minister 40 years ago :). All cars at that paking lot were burned.
Thousands of cars are burning every year. Criminal gangs control many areas. I guess thats their sign. But lets not talk about it.
Swedes are nice people and car guys.
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-15 1:33 AM (#611058 - in reply to #611027)
Subject: Re: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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Powerflite - 2021-04-14 3:31 PM

Congratulations, that's a great project. Are you planning to bring it back to its former 70's plush interior with Imperial gauges, or go back to the original '60 DeSoto interior?


It'll be custom and not replica of its 70's style or original Desoto. Hav'nt desided yet. I m gonna repilcate the paint in final version, yellow/gold flake... Got extra Chrysler dash frame (Thanks Reijo who donated it). Maybe air suspension. I am missing whole interior except dash and steeringwheel so, hard to tell whats it gonna be. I got most converible stuff from another, naturally burnt 63 Chrysler (burnt top down) and I got real 61 NY conv in my garage what to match and measure and get it done close to factory specs. Old destroyed top stuff was from Ford and custom fabrication.
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22mafeja
Posted 2021-04-15 1:57 AM (#611060 - in reply to #611058)
Subject: Re: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell


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Good luck Jari...finns aren`t afraid of work...the more difficult project , the better it feels when it`s fin(n)ished...
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imp610
Posted 2021-04-19 10:03 AM (#611223 - in reply to #611018)
Subject: Re: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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Great to see its in good hands and it returned to FIN-Land !!!
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-23 4:07 PM (#611351 - in reply to #611018)
Subject: RE: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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Here are some pics of real convertible parts I was able to get, top frame, side panels and better sub frame



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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-23 4:16 PM (#611352 - in reply to #611018)
Subject: RE: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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Trunk floor and lid surroundings were quite soft



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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-23 4:20 PM (#611353 - in reply to #611018)
Subject: RE: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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Also got pair of 2d doors but right one was in quite bad shape. Spent whole eastern to make it all steal again.



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Adventurer 60
Posted 2021-04-23 4:28 PM (#611356 - in reply to #611018)
Subject: RE: "60 Desoto Adventurer conv, Back from hell



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I had to put subframe and front fenders temporarily on justo allign doors and get front of the car in line. Im gonna to cut rear fenders and post away and weld "new" ones in later. I had pair of Chrysler front fenders to mockup.

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