BobT-47P15

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About BobT-47P15

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    Joplin, MO
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    Old cars in general....especially older Chrysler products.
    Have had my 1947 Plymouth convertible since 1973.

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    Have owned the '47 Plym convt since '73. Enjoy driving it & improving it. Bob Toft (age 69)
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    Mostly retired....play music for fun & small profit

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    Joplin, MO, on Rt 66. 47 P15 convert
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    Old cars, particularly MoPars; old rock, & blues music.
  1. When my son in law was working on the convert following our tornado of 2011, he needed a few additional trim clips in putting things back together. As we all know.....sometimes it's not easy to find the period correct original style clips, so I'm passing on this piece of information as an alternative that should work as a substitute. Some others may have additional ideas or fastener styles that work. I don't know if this topic has been discussed on here lately as I am not participating as much as in past years.
  2. Has anyone seen this car before? They said there is only one and still exists ...... apparentlly has been restored by someone. Got this info from a post on the HAMB. Interior has unique material.
  3. That was quite a find for a sale.......... You did good. There are two or three vendors currently selling an original looking new tank......am thinking about purchasing one of them. My old one is working and has a fairly new float but I think new might be better.
  4. There are some US Plymouth color chip sheets for sale on eBay currently.......but I don't know if the US and Canadian colors were different. But these charts are good only for reference since, as was just said above, the codes are not now workable.
  5. Your car looks great.......it may have been "another old Dodge" in its younger years, but today it is definitely a rarity and gets to hang out with the "big boys".......cool. I really like Wayne C's show about Chasing Classic Cars on the Velocity Channel.......he does find some real interesting things.
  6. I don't know about a backflow valve on new tanks......but maybe the fact it's new.....and clean.......nothing impeding the fuel flow.......lets gas get to the fuel pump and carb more quickly. Just my guesstimate. Where did you get your new tank?
  7. Yes.......I went to Hershey for the first (and so far only) time two years ago. I did find a few things for my P15, but with the exception of a couple old MoPar vendors, the parts were among assorted items offered by vendors of non MoPar specific parts. Actually, the prices for some of the odds and ends I found seemed reasonable. I have also been to the Fall Carlisle swap once, and aside from buying some tires there, I found only one vendor with any parts for an old Chrysler product. One fellow who does usually attend Hershey is the man who makes reproduction rubber door sill mats for P15s.. I will try to find the business card of two guys who deal in old MoPar specific things........general parts, and the sill mats.......and post them on the referral page. Otherwise, you still find quite a bit of "stuff" on eBay.......just have to keep looking to find a price you like and an item that is of the quality you want. Many prices are quite a bit more than several years ago....so you just have to "grin and bear it" as they say......if you can't find the item anyplace else. My two cents worth.
  8. so......can they be re-done by a chrome shop?
  9. Sorry........I did not see this post/question till just now (Sat night).........I assume that is Fulton, MS.....and no, I did not know there is a museum there. Is it anywhere close to Tupelo? We are going to Pensacola, FL in July, but will be flying this time instead of driving.
  10. Well, then, I will say I have never tried to buff that front name plate......have only needed to shine them with chrome cleaner or some type of wax......and they appear to be stainless due to the hollow type construction. Just my take on it......no biggie here.
  11. Hi Tim.......wish what were stainless.....?? Maybe in need to revise the comment.
  12. Right you are Robin.. The nameplate is simply stainless steel. The triangular chrome piece just above it is another animal entirely. It is chrome and the background area around the ship is bright red.....like the letters on the stop light, the spacers in between the letters of "Special Deluxe" on the front fender sides, and in the ship design and letters on the hubcaps, but not the ring around the design.
  13. Hi Bob. Here is a thought on perhaps how to try some wider radial tires on one of your vehicles before investing the bigger money in vintage look wide white radials. I presume your vehicle has 16 inch tires. Do you have a late model car that also uses 16 inch tires that might fit on your oldie? Are you going to replace them with new tires any time soon? Do you have an extra set of vintage 16 inch rims to mount them on. Or find some USED late model radials to put on old rims for test purposes. Just a thought....... I kept the 16 inch tires that were worn but not totally used up from my 2013 Dodge Caravan........and may mount them on the original 16" wheels from the convert just for fun......painting my rims yellow to match the car and then using the late model black sidewalls with original hub caps for a different look. As I said............just a thought. ..
  14. Your understanding of the 49 model year is correct, Mr cop................they made the old style for either 3 or 4 months until those boxy models with the ripple bumpers were ready to go. So.....yes......everything on your car is from the model P15 of 46-7-8. (My son in law has an early 49 also, a coupe.) .You can find reproduction gearshift knobs of the correct style.......I tend to watch eBay as prices vary by seller. Also those center dash plastic pieces do fade with time .... so many of the used ones need repainting from the backside if the plastic is good. Shift knob......... Do you have the housing for that center plastic part.......the ribbed item that joins in with the top of the dash chrome trim......
  15. I think the type of decal used on the P15s is called "Di Noc".......possibly made by 3M company. I think it is water based as opposed to self adhesive....just like decals of old. In past years, there were some pretty detailed descriptions on here of how various guys created woodgraining on their dash and windowframes. It's kind of like that process of "antique=ing" for furniture.