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chopt50wgn last won the day on May 21 2016

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About chopt50wgn

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

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    working on my yard landscaping and mostly in my shop
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    1950 Plymouth wagon

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    67 yrs old and retired from Dana Corp.
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  1. 1950 Suburban 5.7 Hemi project

    would be nice to see a snowstorm on those fires
  2. 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.
  3. 1950 Suburban 5.7 Hemi project

    Oh. btw..........I think they are 10-32 fine thread or could be 10-24 coarse........been a long time.........that's why I say to take the originals with you.
  4. 1950 Suburban 5.7 Hemi project

    Don...........the visors are held in with machine screws. I found stainless flatheads that replaced the stock ones at Ace Hardware. Take the stock ones with you when you go and find the correct length......that's what I did.
  5. P20 fender welting shape

    Not sure where you can get this type of welting. I can tell you that when I did my P20 wagon over ,I got welting from Julianos. You can check out there site at Julianos.com
  6. Water pumps

    The biggest thing in rebuilding any water pump is having a good casting to start with. The company I worked for would rebuild pumps for customers and tell them .........they would try but if the casting cracks, we can't be responsible. So much depends on making sure you have the correct plugs to push out the core and bearings. Then making sure you press everything back to stock dimensions. I guess what I'm saying is you must be so careful when taking an old pump apart, especially one that is 30.40, or 50 yrs. old...........good luck

    This is a pic from the rear of my 50 Ply wagon. We put an Heidts independent rear in. My buddy Tim who is a fabricator by trade and has 30 years experience building hot rods and race cars did the install. Car rides like a new Caddy.
  8. Radiator question

    You can also add an expansion tank(overflow) tank to the radiator. That will allow you to run more coolant in the radiator and when it expands into the tank, as the motor cools a vacuum will pull the coolant back into the radiator which will keep it topped off.
  9. So this is what being fired feels like

    I also got let go from my part time job. I retired 17 yrs. ago after putting in 31 yrs. with Dana Corp. Then went to work part time and was there for 17 yrs. Thought I would be there till I died. Was told it was nothing I had done or anything personal just that it was done due to cost cutting. I understand cost cutting and having a slow time, but being a union guy for 31 yrs. with the UAW, I thought seniority meant something,...........it doesn't. I think the higher ups have plans to move the company out of our area and if that's the plan, then everyone is gone. They also know if they would need me back and stay local, I would go back. For now I am collecting unemployment because I paid in and haven't had a claim for 37 yrs, so I deserve it. If something comes up after that I may go back to work, if not I'll just stay retired.
  10. Saw your posting on the forum about the car shows and I agree about the cost.  call me sometime if you are going to a show maybe we can meetup.  I live in Audubon, PA

    Rich hartung

    1939 Desoto owner

    cell 484-431-8157      Desoto1939@aol.com

  11. Car shows

    Many of my car buddies here in the Philadelphia area have the same talk. A lot of the shows have upped their entry fee from 7$ pre=register to 10 or even 15 and day of show can be 15 to 20. We have also seen that many of the shows are judged which means they hand out trophies or plaques. I have talked with some of these show promoters and have told them if they get rid of the trophies and charge say 5-7$ , they would get many more cars to show up. We also know that the money does go to charitable causes whether it be a 5$ donation or 20$ but if they would not have to buy trophies or plaques and just make it a cheaper cruise in ,there would be lots more participation. We also tell these car shows that if you look around, the majority of these car owners are retired and live on fixed incomes. I look to see what show I want to go to on a weekend and pick one. I can't afford to pay up to 40$ for two shows just to park my car. I know some guys in my area that won't go to a show if they can't win a trophy............they built the car for the wrong reason................I go to have fun, take the car out for a cruise and see my car buddies, which I think is the whole reason I built this.
  12. Interior supply source

    my bad........now that 49D said Canby ,Or.........now I remember!!......knew it was in the NW part of the country but just was off a state or two. As far as dealing with them, I had no problems at all. I guess you will find that with most any company that deals with the public.
  13. Interior supply source

    Years ago, someone on this site gave me 3 different companies that carry material for our older Mopars. The one I used is SMS Fabrics in Ogden ,UT...............they have a website or you can google their name. They had a headliner for my 50 Ply wagon and even made it custom in the same vinyl I used in the interior.
  14. 1950 Suburban 5.7 Hemi project

    Beautiful job on the interior!!! Glad you got the gremlins worked out and the car is officially a driver now. We all know that feeling of having a problem fixed when you're behind that wheel.
  15. 1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Really like the new grille. I have always been a fan of being different and it does go with the body nicely. You going to paint it or chrome?