|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.
Rats! The cargo hold floor is "daylighted." Fortunately, I still have another floor, left over from the '59 parts wagon we dismantled recently.
The "nicer" pedals in a basic wagon? They sure are in nice shape. This is the first "Savoy" level wagon I have seen with this style.
The coil lead from the overdrive harness.
The overdrive switch, still attached to the harness, was tucked into the driver's side dash corner of the engine compartment.
The overdrive relay, along with its external fuse holder.
None on this side, either.
I wonder where the hood spring went?
Rats! The windshield is damaged. From the inside. Weird.
I wish it was paved back here so I could place the wagon on casters and roll it to one side. Concrete is way too expensive these days.
Yes, the front valance is missing. From the look of things below the bumper (as well as the bottom edge of the bumper itself), the separation may have been violent. No damage to the core support or the frame, thank goodness.
Please don't ask about the '58 Plymouth fenders. They are spoken for. I need to find a way to get them up to Oregon.
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