|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.
This wagon had a single sunvisor. I wonder if that was a vanity mirror clipped on there?
Notice the driver's side dome light switch plate is held in place by a slotted screw rather than the Phillips screws used on the passenger side.
These are not the neat, little door dome light switches I've seen on other '57-'59 Plymouths. The wires are the correct yellow. Dealer installed? J.C. Whitney? Anybody know the answer?
Another view of the coil wire coming off the overdrive harness.
I need to pull this carburetor and see if it's the original. Probably not. I suspect the orginal was replaced, which would explain why the overdrive kick-down switch, bracket and harness assembly was stuffed into the corner of the engine bay.
I wonder what that extra lighter socket was used for?
Both the lighter and the radio are missing. So what else is new?
Now what happened here? Did somebody kick a hole in the heater box?
The radiator was bone dry.
The driver's side of the cargo hold floor.
At least there is oil in the engine.
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