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About dhrandy

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  • Birthday 01/01/1980

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    Concord, NC
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    1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe Coupe


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    Concord, NC
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    Guitars, Computers, HTML

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  1. Cleaned her up and drove her to work for hobby day. Timelapse YouTube Video of Drive in to Work
  2. Very cool looking car. Nice purchase!
  3. That's too bad, that car looks sweet!
  4. Yep, just maintenance stuff. I had a fuel line leak 2 weeks in to owning. Had to order replacement rubber fuel line piece. I was going to check the brakes this weekend, but even before doing that I noticed brake fluid running down the left rear tire while taking off the leaky fuel line. After removing the line and starting to jack up the rear I noticed fuel coming out the line where I removed the fuel line, so I had to rush the jack back around to there and wait on the fuel line to come in. I figure I probably need a wheel cylinder rebuild kit or new wheel cylinder. I'll have to wait until I can get the wheel off to find out. While working on my turn signals (I live where there's a lot of traffic, so installing turn signals and 3rd brake light) I took a look at the rear rubber break line and it definitely needs to be replaced, so I'm sure the front ones do too. I don't want to take any chances with a single reservoir master cylinder. And while installing the turn signals I noticed the previous person ran a new hot wire to the brake light switch, so I'm installing a fuse for that. It's just a bunch of small things.
  5. I'll have to give that a try, it also has a lot of deep scratches. It could probably use a re-chrome down the road. I'm not too worried about it right now. Thanks, very nice car! I like the color.
  6. I think I'll keep the 49 bumpers then, I am missing the bumper guards on the back bumper. They do look better in pics than in person, still not that bad. Just a little banged up here and there and some rust. I did order the 46-54 Plymouth Shop Manual from Rock Auto along with the owners manual. Both have been very useful and handy.
  7. So I do have the stainless steel trim and horn ring. I also found a list of features in a brochure that I've attached. I do have a few things on the list. Here's a link to the brochure for anyone interested. Plymouth Brochure I found the brochure online and it has separate jpg images, so I place them all in a pdf to make it easier to go through.
  8. Well, for the Chrysler Historical Society the website doesn't work. http://www.fcanorthamerica.com/company/Heritage/Pages/Build-Records.aspx and the email archives@wpchryslermuseum.org doesn't work anymore.
  9. Just from Googling, I can't find the website anymore. It just goes to the corporate Fiat home page.
  10. I'm wondering what the difference between the Special DeLuxe Club Coupe and the DeLuxe Club Coupe. I'm starting to think my Plymouth may not be the Special DeLuxe and just has the badges. The only thing I know the Special had is the wood grain dash, but I've seen others online that don't have it. Mine has a black painted dash, but the car has also been restored at one point in it's life. My Plymouth doesn't have turn signals or a radio, it does have the blank plate instead of the radio. It does have oil filter and a hand brake.
  11. Good catch. Now the search for 50 bumpers, but I'm not in a rush.
  12. Thanks, I have no plans on tearing it apart. lol The plan is just to keep it running and to go to some local car shows. I'll just fix the things that need to be done.
  13. I've been perusing around the forum for a couple of weeks while doing research on the 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe Coupe before I purchased it. My wants was a running and driving classic car that I could take to car shows, and I didn't want to spend a fortune on the purchase price. I ran across the Plymouth on Craigslist, went for a test drive and fell in love. Overall the car is in pretty good shape. The paint job and interior refresh is probably 10-15 years old, so there's some scratches and things in the paint and the interior has some places where the seams are coming apart. I'm currently going through and greasing things that need to be greased, added a little brake fluid, replaced the generator wires because the insulation was gone. There's some rust on the drivers side rocker panel underneath. Someone previously fixed some of the floor pans, but did a shotty job, so will look at that in a few years. The engine looks mostly original. It's still running oil bath air cleaner and 6 volt system with the generator. The engine belt has a slight tear, so I bought a replacement. The replacement looks to not be quite as wide, so I'll have to figure that one out. I bought the service manual off of Rock Auto, which helps tremendously. I want to keep the car mostly original. I love to tinker with things, so this should be fun. I'm sure I'll have tons of questions. Things Needed To Be Done Add seat belts Add turn signals (maybe just the rear) Oil filter (currently not one in) New engine bay wires (bare wires showing) Replace trunk lock Fix drivers door handle spring Fix drivers side lock Replace rubber brake lines with braided brake lines Go through and lube everything Door stop on drivers side (missing) New engine belt Things Fixed or Replaced Back window crank fell off, placed back on. Replaced generator wires New spark plugs
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