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NickPickToo

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About NickPickToo

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Howell MI
  • Interests
    Computers, Band, Running and now Cars
  • My Project Cars
    1947 Plymouth deluxe 2 door sedan

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  • Biography
    Built my first computer in 5th grade and now building my first car at age 15
  • Occupation
    Student — Comunicating through Dad’s email etc.

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  • Location
    Howell MI
  • Interests
    Building and programming computers, band, running, and now building my first car

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  1. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Took so long to get the body off because some of the mounting bolts where hid under sheetmetal someone who had the car before us had patched the floor with.. I had to cut into the floor to open these up.
  2. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    At the clean up, repair and replace stage right now.
  3. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Body off this weekend 😜. Now the real fun can begin!!
  4. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Wow. That makes me want to put the time into saving it now. I was just telling dad that there was no way I could find the time and still be ready when I am driving. If we can't save the whole dash, maybe we can save a portion of it as a tribute. Also no risk in trying to save it because I was going to strip it down and repaint anyway.
  5. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Seeking advice. How can I tell which of the interior dash trim pieces are stainless and just need polishing and which have been treated or painted with chrome. picture is example of the main piece
  6. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Body still on frame this weekend but we made progress on other things. We were able to get the dash broken down and now have all the interior metal ready for blasting and a fresh coat. Found the original color of the dash. It was a fake wood like finish that was a greenish, brownish grey and a really nice clear glaze. Too bad it was painted over with the grey because it would have been sweet even with a little crackly patina here or there. Im going to redo in a rose gold, almost coper finish. I'll post after pics of when its done.
  7. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Dad was also able to snag a gantry crane, an engine stand and a cherry picker off Craig's List. All from some guy who's wife said she was tired of seeing the stuff in the garage. It comes out of my budget until we can sell it later, but Dad seems to really like the crane. Received some front suspension parts we ordered from Kanter and sourced a front grill and some missing fender trim from a forum member (Thanks Ken!).
  8. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Progress is slow lately with school. Also, last weekend we took some time to go to Cedar point. None the less, some important parts starting to arrive. We went to the source to pick up new springs and we are lucky to be so close and avoid shipping.
  9. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    So, I won't take physics until next year so I'm pretty sure the laws of thermodynamics don't apply yet 🤔 (only half kidding but actually thanks for the advice.)
  10. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Thanks. Yes that's correct. The celling was finished out to insulate the space above it. The rafters are probably strong enough but way to high for us to want to try. We just missed out on a perfect hoist on Craig's list by less than an hour. Will probably find something. Also, agree with you on using the jack. Even if it come off safely, given the shape of my floor pans, its more likely that it will rip out the floor.
  11. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Found two more mounting bolts tucked in just in front of the rear fenders. We are taking time to see if we see others. I also have to get homework done for next week so we won't likely get the body off until next weekend 😢 Dad posted a Wanted classified to see if anyone near SE Michigan would rent out an a-frame crane with a hoist. Mom would probably kick us both out if he bought one new.
  12. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    We dropped the gas tank without any issues. Taking the glass out and I swear that this little pin is the hardest piece to remove on the whole car.
  13. NickPickToo

    Howling when hot

    I think he can hold back several bottles for anyone who gives us a hand with my project. Already have a running list 😊
  14. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Dad says your right. I used a harmonic balancer remover
  15. NickPickToo

    Howling when hot

    Dad makes a barrel aged hot sauce each year that's "Howell'n Hot" Cant find it in the store because he only makes five gallons each year and gives it all away around Christmas time. OMG it's good. I know this is an otherwise completely unhelpful post
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