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My tow car 3 years 9 months ago #101511

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The body shop sent me some photos tonight. They just sprayed the clear coat today. Just needs color sanding and buffing, then back to me for the tough part, putting all the trim back on. And installing new rubber around the doors and tailgate. My Glasspar will be so happy!



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Re:My tow car 3 years 9 months ago #101516

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Lookin' great Norm, what is it???

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Re:My tow car 3 years 9 months ago #101519

Sweeeettttt! That's gonna look great pulling the Glaspar.

Bob

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Thanks. It's a 53 Plymouth 2 door wagon. (Plymouth called it a Suburban in 53). I've owned it for 10 years. Great old car. Here's how it looks with the trim on. It will be nice to finally have all the paint and body work finished.
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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #101599

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VERY, very nice!

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Thanks Rick. I like your tractor. Ford? I have a 1939 Allis Chalmers WC. Rough but it runs. Some day I hope to convert back to original type tires.
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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #101782

Nice but it's not my favorite color. :lol:

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Brought the car home yesterday. Overall a nice job, but 2 or 3 things that make you wonder what the shop was thinking. I'll be back over there later in the week to ask that very question. Seems like in this part of the country, good help is not hard to find...it's impossible!

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Normspeed wrote:

Thanks Rick. I like your tractor. Ford?


Yep, it's a '48 8N.

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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #101828

i luv old tractors...my 2000 newholland 4wd and some of my toys...hmm can't find the pics of the toy collection. ron
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tractors are cool, here is mine, greg not old but still fun
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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #101835

whoop whoop..enclosed cab. would like to have that!

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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #101836

maybe a tractor calendar is in the future!

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Well Ron, I have my "before" picture anyhow.

My old Allis Chalmers is fun but when I need to do any real work I borrow my son's little Case tractor. I believe it's powered by a 3 cyl diesel.
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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #101850

Nice!!!!!!

Greg, that's just cheating! How does that old saying go hmmm "real men don't have enclosed cabs...." LOL

Bob

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bob , ron. when your old, fat, and ugly you need all the comfort you can get. it has heat and a/c. B) greg
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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #101866

LOL Nice!

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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #102077

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Norm, nice tease you let out. What issues?? Back in the '50's a neighbor had one just like that but it was a dark green. In today's terms it would have belonged to a soccer mom.

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When they put the tailgate back on, they moved it side to side a little, to line up the screws on the external hinges. Scraped off about a 1/16" band of fresh paint next to one hinge. Worse, and I don't know how they missed this, the edges of the hood, hidden when it's closed, have four big runs in the new paint. Since the hood is always open when I go to cruise nights or shows, the runs would be the first thing anyone would notice. And as I pointed out to the shop owner, the first thing anyone would ask is, "Who the heck did your paint???" It's an easy fix for the shop and they will cheerfully make it right. Just gotta ask, what were they thinking?

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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #102098

Yeah Norm, rookie move can't believe they did that.

Bob

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Norm, love the full moon hubcaps, haven't seen those since the '50's :)
Just curious, any change in the engine or is it the flat head six?
Cal

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The same company that made the moon discs in the old days still makes them. I like the look. I stayed sort of "old school" when I built the wagon, so I kept the flathead but had it rebuilt by a good shop. Runs great. Factory overdrive too.
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Love it. Way back when the family car was a '50 Dodge same engine but I think you might have changed the intake and snuck in an extra carb along the way :laugh: Same six volt system and air horn to boot. Looks like you could eat off that thing.

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norm, very sweet car. bummer about the paint, hope they fix it so your happy with. I really like how you kept it old school. greg

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Re:My tow car 3 years 8 months ago #102148

you need to find a nice inboard boat to tow around with a flat six in it to go with that car spent many days on my dads fishing boat with a Chrysler flat six
Charles

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63 Sabre wrote:

Looks like you could eat off that thing.


Sometimes if I'm going to a local car show, I'll whip up some breakfast burritos, wrap 'em in foil and put 'em on the intake manifold. They stay nice and warm until I get to the show and want breakfast.

Charles, I agree, a nice wood runabout with Chrysler six power would sure look good hooked to the Plymouth.

The body shop already took care of the hood, and they're working on the tailgate hinges. Looks like they swapped the hinges left to right when they had the tailgate off. They look the same but they're not, and opening the gate forced them to move side to side.

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Picking up the car this afternoon. Once they got the left and right hinges sorted out, the tailgate works fine. But, they had to re-spray the area because the paint was damaged.

Here's how it looked on a road trip to Florida a while back. I call it "6 weeks in a teardrop". That's a Porta Bote on the roof :laugh:
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