|The Forward Look Network|
|'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.
That looks much better. Now I need to trace that thick black wire and see where it originates from under the dash. My other '59 Plymouths' horn leads exit from the steering column. Or maybe this fed that extra lighter socket.
Okay, so is this an assembly line or salvage yard marking? Or did a mechanic with short term memory issues have to write the cylinder count on the front of the engine during a tune up?
Some degreaser and a garden hose made things a bit more4 colorful and lot less grimy under the hood. Note the black paint on both the intake manifold and the water pump housing.
The trim tag, located under the hood, along the passenger side of the cowl. Hey, that's a pretty neat color!
Another car? What car?????
With both rear quarter windows broken out, this cover offers some protection.
So what happened here? This damage seems to correspond with the rear quarter damage.
The visible rust looks deep, plus it has a nasty crease.
Rusted and crumpled...the passenger side rear quarter panel. And this isn't an external spare wagon.
What a cool lookin' locking gas cap. Too bad there aren't any keys.I have a locksmith friend who can open this. I hope that pitting isn't too bad.
Oh well, most of them have this sort of rust. Note that the tank protection cover is missing.
This does not look promising...
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