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    1947 Plymouth Deluxe

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    NickPickToo's Dad
  • Occupation
    Finance Investments

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    Howell Mi
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    Helping Son with Project

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  1. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Not so bad, just dirty. Pad not quite to the rivets and no scaring on the pressure plate. We initially disconnected the full assembly with the flywheel because that was the most visibly clear path given all the gunk. There were no class two or three leaks around the seals that we noticed (trans or engine), but that could change when we get all the old coagulated grime cleaned up. It was a good day of learning for Nicholas (and me). The parts and service manuals were invaluable -- thanks to those who recommended.
  2. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Yea, Im not a big fan of the look either. But Im not sure that it's you're or my opinion that counts here.
  3. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Thanks for all your support gents. Nicholas really appreciates the encouragement. Nicholas has decided on a color that goes perfect with his favorite suit so he's all set ๐Ÿ˜œ
  4. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    There is a real budget and its fixed -- but think of it as paying for an education vs. getting the cheapest ride. Yes, we saw other cleaner cars, daily driver ready -- but he wouldn't have learned nearly as much nor would he have gained nearly as much self confidence in the process.
  5. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Hi Dale, Thanks for the advice -- I plan on having Nick do the break conversion -- we are looking for every little way to save money, but not on safety items. I'm even making him modify some really old west cost style truck mirrors to help with blind spot issues -- he not happy with the aesthetics but he know I wouldn't fund it otherwise -- if he does it correctly he could take them off when he makes it to a show...
  6. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Thanks Ken, Good to hear from you -- yes, cross country and marching band season slowed him up a bit, but he got a new shot of excitement when he saw his dash pieces back.
  7. NickPick'sCrew

    Steering Shaft Safety Modification -- seeking advice

    Thanks all! Got what I needed.
  8. Hi all, I'm NickPickToo's safety advisor๐Ÿ˜Š and financier ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. Im looking at this spear that is also called a steering shaft and wondering if anyone has thought through a modification (short of replacing the shaft and column altogether) that would allow the shaft to either fold or collapse on heavy impact. I don't work about the shaft penetrating the steering wheel and impaling the driver at normal speeds, but it certainly would stay stiff and pummel the driver if the seatbelt were to fail or if the front end were to collapse in. The frame is fairly strong and stiff and we are not modifying the drivetrain to go any faster than originally designed so this may just be a father worrying too much, but we do intend this to be a daily driver so if anyone has run into any such modification we are very curious. Thanks, Ben
  9. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Seeking Advice. Looking at that spear we call a steering shaft and thinking about how it would figure into a potential crash, I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion on how to modify this set-up (short of replacing it all together) so that it would be more likely to fold or collapse vs pommeling or impaling whoever is in the drivers seat?
  10. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Any of you magicians on the forum know any tricks to remove that grey and save the original wood grain (other than stripping a replying a similar treatment)? Sure seems a shame to loose the artistry of that original finish. No way Nicholas and I would even come close.
  11. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Its not so bad if the young ones see those as "only guidelines really."
  12. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Use to be able to fly too -- we taught him about gravity ๐Ÿ˜†
  13. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    He took out 10. We could only find eight in the shop manual -- those are the bolts that attach to the mounting brackets -- four on each side. There were two bolts in the trunk that went through the rear cross member, but those were not identified in the manual -- could have been added later?. There may be an 11th, as the bolt that holds the spare tire bracket in place looks like it sets over the frame so it could be attached? Cant see anything else in manual or by just laying under the car and looking. Didn't see any points where exhaust or powertrain where hanging from body except the parking brake spring. Any other leads? Could just be our removal method -- using floor jacks to push the body from the frame -- floor is not in very good shape so not much to push on. May need to rent an A-frame, attach well to body strong points and lift it more evenly.
  14. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Young Nicholas is a little disheartened today. We removed all the body-to-frame bolts and I guess he expected the body to lift right off. Well, time and rust makes all things one. It takes a little time and precision pressure to break the one into its component pieces.
  15. NickPick'sCrew

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Thanks Don. Worked well. As you said, the real trick will be getting it back on.
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