Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


chopt50wgn last won the day on May 21 2016

chopt50wgn had the most liked content!


About chopt50wgn

  • Rank
    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 08/13/1950

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    working on my yard landscaping and mostly in my shop
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Plymouth wagon

Contact Methods

  • Biography
    67 yrs old and retired from Dana Corp.
  • Occupation


  • Location
  • Interests
    Cars and landscaping
  1. 51 Plymouth, Mustang II Kit, Custom Stub?

    Mark...............here's my 50 Suburban wagon. I have the Fatman stub in mine. The only thing you need to know if you go this route is to get the front top A-arms with a 3/4" offset. We couldn't get the right wheelbase measurements until we put that 3/4" offset top A-arm on. And unless you ask for that, you get a straight A-arm.
  2. door sill 49 Plymouth

    I made sills for my 50 Ply wagon out of 1/8" aluminum. They do have a taper and making a template from cardboard was needed first. After getting them done I had them powder coated in a flat aluminum look.
  3. Electric cooling fans

    Let me give everyone another tip.........this one came from my personal experience. if you put a thermostatic control to turn your fan on and off..........make sure you run a over-ride toggle switch to the fan as well. I had my thermos control fail and really didn't know it until I glanced at the temp gauge. Luckily I had a toggle switch under the dash that I turned on and the fan came on. Those thermos control can fail and usually on the hottest day so having an over-ride switch saved the day.
  4. Electric cooling fans

    One thing to remember when buying an electric fan...............they are rated in CFM,(cubic feet per minute). Most fan companies have that CFM rating on the box but what they don't tell you is the static pressure drop once the fan is attached to the radiator. Spal fans are what I consider the best fans on the market and the reason is they tell what the fan is rated at CFM wise and they also tell you what the CFM is once attached. There are electric fans out there that are rated at 3000 CFM but once attached to radiator that CFM drops to 1000 or less. So you need to ask questions about the fan you purchase and find out the true CFM.........PS............I don't work for or have anything to do with Spal...........I have just done some research on the electric fans out there.
  5. If you are going to replicate the sills in fiberglass, they will have to be finished to a very thin thickness to fit under the door. Another thing is................glass will be highly susceptible to cracking because it will be pretty brittle due to being thin. I understand your reasoning for wanting to try and make them but fiberglass may not be a viable source of materials. You can get 1/8" aluminum or any other metal at your local Home Depot or Lowes and metal won't crack if you step on it like fiberglass will.
  6. My carpet does not run up over that lip in the door jamb. The carpet is separate and is glued down,the sill plate is also separate. Remember to make a template of both sides as they can vary, mine did. They are also tapered and it is important to get them flush with the inner door jamb.
  7. I made my own sill plates for my 50 Ply wagon. I made them from 1/8 aluminum and then had them powder coated in a flat silver and use stainless screws to attach.
  8. floor shifter

    Looks like it's a pro streeter.......and with that, that shifter does fit the rest of the car, especially with that blower. I like it cause it's so different. Not your usual body style for a pro street.
  9. floor shifter

    You know through out all the pics you see on Facebook and any and all the other car sites, there are always cars that one does not like, I get that. I hate to see an older anything with 20" rims, that drives me to want to blast that person with......"what the hells the matter with you"? But I always remember what my mom taught us kids as we grew up................."if you don't have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut". So as I peruse the sites and see these horrible paint jobs, giant wheels and other things I think look stupid, I just keep on scrolling down and keep my mouth shut.
  10. License Plate Frame

    I just re-drilled the plate on my wagon to fit the new/old plate
  11. Merry Christmas!

    here's hoping for a great 2018 and that everyone has a happy and safe holiday season..............Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!
  12. rubber cowl lacing example pics / anybody used this

    I got this cowl rubber from Restoration Specialities to use on my 50 Ply wagon. I put mine on with an adhesive just for rubber to bond to metal. I welded the original holes shut and knew in advance that I would glue the piece on.
  13. Suburban fro sale

    it's worth maybe $3500-4000,maybe
  14. 1950 Suburban 5.7 Hemi project

    would be nice to see a snowstorm on those fires
  15. 1950 Suburban 5.7 Hemi project

    Then your best bet is to get both 10-32 and 10-24 screws ..........am sure you have some in the shop. Then try either one to see which one works and go from there. If I'm not mistaken, I think they are 10-24. Not many cars back then had fine threaded holes. Hope that helps.