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NickPickToo

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About NickPickToo

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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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

    I’m thinking midnight black but not certain. Also like the gun metal black look. Dad suggested a two tone similar to the seats but I’m not seeing it. I’m pretty sure now that the original color was a dark green (I think called Kenwood green) open to thoughts from the group but leaning towards the midnight black? Again going with brown and tan interior cloth a rose gold with chrome (powder coated) interior trim and staying with the exterior stainless which is cleaning up well and thinking rally red for the wheels. Thoughts on colors?
  2. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Material is hides from a leather wholesaler. $2.99 per sqr foot. www.4hides.com. Labor is local shop as mom doesn’t have a machine that can sew the thicker material. Dad said upholstery work is not cheap so don’t be messy and merry Christmas. I don’t think I’m getting much else under the tree thes year except some cans of POR-15 etc. oh and a pair of bumpers we’re finally picking up this weekend.
  3. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    That looks to be the only hole or soft spot in the frame. The rest of the frame looks to be really solid and cleaned up well. Dad and I start rebuilding the front suspension this month and we’re fingers crossed that the hole can be patched and sealed without compromising “structural integrity” as he says.
  4. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Christmas came early! Seats look really nice. Cant wait to I'm putting this back together.
  5. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    So my 47 came out of Indiana and had a familiar blue paint on the engine that I swear looks familiar to some posts you’ve put up Mr Coatney. highly likely I could have just had some under-Coatney blasted off this beautiful beast? 🧐 😏
  6. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    I do love me some patina too. But making this a daily driver and hope to be drivin it for a while. Here on these Michigan roads would like to start with a really clean and freshly sealed up underside. Perhaps some of the patina on the body can survive 😊
  7. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Back from sandblasting. We can easily see the trouble spots now. Now can we easily fix. Get to start the rebuild 🤩
  8. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Dad says he’ll take the under and you can have the over. Loser pays the difference to the winner. Be careful my moms a real budget hawk and Dad has a way of finding volunteer engineers to walk me through what I need to know.
  9. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Not to mention that this beautiful old car will likely be around another 70+ year once were done
  10. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Engine of frame today. We will take frame in for sandblasting before rebuilding suspension and changing out the brakes. Will take this opportunity to clean up the engine on its outside as well.
  11. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    This is a two man shop set up in one of the bins at a self storage facility it’s a no frills facility but They do sandblasting, powdercoating and ceramic coating. Couple real artist. They seemed more exited about the final outcome than I was. They were really happy for me. “Quality Powder Coat” in Heartland Michigan
  12. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Super Chrome is the color for the small trim pieces on the dash and Illusory Rose Gold is the main color on the dash and interior trim pieces.
  13. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    It's called Super Chrome. Its a base coat that is then coated again with a clear coat to get the chrome effect. The dash is Illusory Rose Gold. It too is a base with a clear over it to get the effect. I am also not liking the price of chrome for bumpers. I saw another post on the forum where someone sanded down to bare metal and then treated with an oil before clear coating. Looks like a lot of work, but my dad calls it "sweat equity"
  14. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    The chrome parts for the dash were powder coated rather than re chromed. real re chroming doesn't fit into the budget. The team at the powder coating shop advised me not to powder coat chrome color on any of the exterior parts (doesn't seem to hold up well in the weather) but that it may hold up better on the interior parts. We'll see.
  15. NickPickToo

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Again i say Sweet....
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