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'59 Plymouth Suburbans
Author: Kenny J. (Show all albums)

These are my '59 Plymouth wagons. I have owned the blue one since February, 1985. Until recently, I drove it frequently, usually three to five times per week. It has an AAJ front disk brake kit, an H.E.I. distributor and radial tires. Colors are 1973 GM medium blue metallic and 1973 GM light blue metallic. I have made no modifications that can't be easily reversed. I have a complete set of Solex glass & a tinted windshield from donor wagons. I plan to install the tinted glass when it receives its next paint job. It's overdue for a repaint (last painted in 1986.) I have included some images of it's 1986 partial disassembly and repainting. It's 1957 230 flat head six is very tired. Hank Dozier is modifying and assembling a 1956 DeSoto 330 V-8 which was to replace the six. but John Fowlie located a suitable, rebuildable 318. So the 330 will be used in the two door wagon. I have acquired some heavier duty torsion bars, an AAJ rear disk brake kit and will be ordering new rear springs, possibly from Eaton. I already possess the necessary perches for installing V-8 engine mounts and have a variety of rear axle ratios and three speed manual transmissions to match to the new powerplant, depending upon whether or not I install overdrive.

I have also posted some pix of my '59 Plymouth Suburban two door. It has a 318-stick. This black "beauty" needs some serious help, but should be a fine ride when it's done.

There are also some photos of the two "parts donor" cars. They were well picked over by the time I acquired them. They were both dismantled some time ago. I also posted some pix of my non-Forward Look vehicles.

During December, 2005, I acquired another four door wagon, a factory overdrive car. Initially, it appeared to be even more solid and much straighter than my blue wagon was when I first acquired that one. It turned out to have more rust issues than the blue one. Plus some lower body damage. I removed the engine , transmission and manual transmission unique parts. I then traded the vehicle to Big M for a 1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance. So contact Big M if you are interested....thanks for looking.
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Many of you know I am a big fan of '58-'64 Chevys. My personal favorite is the '59 Impala Sport Sedan, Chevrolet's four door hardtop. Here is the body of the one I plan to finish in the future. The car came from Phoenix and has not been registered since 1973.


Making the compressor all clean and shiny. My plan is to anchor it into the concrete (on vibration pads) and extend the intake into the attic to keep the noise down inside the garage.


Removing several months worth of dust...


Dusty and unused since late 2003, my blast cabinet is finally in place.


Twelve year old Karla poses with my compressor. I finally cleared out the garage and made progress in setting up shop. I hope to get the 220 wired in soon.


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While my blue wagon is undergoing some refurbishing, this green behemoth will be taking over daily driving chores. You are looking at about 5,000 pounds of 1968 Crown Imperial. 440/A-727 Torqueflite and leather interior. I suppose I can tolerate an automatic transmission under those circumstances.


This is how the overdrive cable is mounted.


Hard to believe the contents of this bucket was once a nice, minty smelling green...


A trail of silicone mist trickles down the tailgate from the window crank assembly.The stuff certainly smooths things out, but the proper grease is what really should be used.


Ouch! That's a nasty dimple. Notice how beaten up the bottom edge of the bumper looks.


That is not a stain on the driver's side door panel. That's a piece of windlace hanging down. The windlace literally turns to powder when handled. The vacuum hoses for the heater control are hanging down.The push buttons and cable seem okay.


The floor seems solid underneath the brittle factory mat.
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