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Everything posted by BobT-47P15

  1. I found a pic of the factory antenna in the P15 Parts Manual. It was located on the curvature of the cowl (drivers side). You don't see an original for sale these days. There are some aftermarket antennas out there that will fit on that spot and resemble the original. I have one purchased at a swap meet for a dollar ... but I have not seen any more for sale lately. The cable comes attached to them. Next is a pic of the antenna I have and the location. The base looks like that of the original antenna. I think dealers installed the antennas according to instructions given. And some perhaps changed things on occasion.
  2. Nice looking car. Interesting how cars built in other countries are similar to but different from vehicles made in the USA. This one is a 1955 model, but it generally resembles a 1954 Plymouth here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plymouth_Belvedere_Wasen.jpg Link to a pic.
  3. If you find the list of colors for various parts of a 40s Mopar (which I believe is in the reference section of this forum) it will probably say engine silver and accessories black. That's what mine is. I used POR 20 made by the POR 15 company in high heat aluminum (kinda shiny) and got a can so could apply with a brush. Has held up pretty well... Better than any spray can I ever used. But....to each his own. Found this in our reference section.....I suppose there should be one for a Dodge as well....but it probably would be very similar. Additional Plymouth Paint Information Silver Black (Semi Gloss) Gray Unpainted Block Oil Pan Head Water Pump Oil Pump Front Engine Mounts Mainfolds Clutch Housing Transmission Oil Filler Tube Dipstick Tube Front Pulley Thermostat Housing Heater Bypass Hose Starter Generator Distributor Body Wire Loom Holder Coil Holder Coil Air Breather Air Cleaner Air Cleaner Steady Breather Brace Valve Chamber Vent Valve Chamber Tube Fuel Pump Shield Fan & Pully Oil Filter Filter Brace Steering Box Entire Frame Brake Master Cylinder Brake Lines Inner Front Fender Shields Radiator Side Shields Engine Dust Shields Hood Lock Plate Brace Horns And Bracket Bumper Supports Radiator Support Radiator Cross Bar Under Body Inside Floorpan Underside Of Hood Underside Of Trunk Lid Front Stone Guards Rear Stone Guards Front Fender Center Panel Grille Panel All Fenders (Inside) Inside Trunk Area Trunk Hinges Trunk Wheelwells (Trunk Side) Backside Of Wheels Fuel Pump B&B Carb Fuel Lines Oil & Vacuum Lines Accelerator linkage Shift rods
  4. Could the bulb be inserted with contacts reversed? I don't know if your bulb housings have a guide to make sure the bulb only goes in in one way.
  5. I would think some of the small rectangular front fender fasteners could be used. Slide them into the chrome piece and position where needed.
  6. Hi Joe. Great find. I see it has a Missouri historic vehicle license plate......where did you find it? I live in southwest Missouri.
  7. I think 55 caps went on with clips as the older models did. Not sure if the 56 model used clips or those center "nubs".
  8. Looks good from here.....is it about an inch thick? There is also a Repair Manual with different information about fixing and adjusting things. You might want to get that one as well. The one on bottom right is the best match for a P15 (the red and white one goes just slightly newer).
  9. Nice. Always good to see P15s getting some press........ We have managed to get out among 'em over the last 40 years or so. We often have the only old Mopar there.
  10. Maybe someone in the jewelry business knows if they can be welded. These rings get a bit of pressure at that broken point when you use the top area of the ring to honk the horn. Another thing that will work is a ring from a 46-48 Canadian Dodge (or Plodge) that looks like a P15 even though it's a Dodge. I think it's model #D25. I once bought an excellent steering wheel listed as from a Dodge......but knowing it was same as Plymouth.
  11. Well......I've never tried to take a trunk handle apart. I have one that was worked on by a "locksmith" who might have been good with some sorts of locks.... but not so much with my P15 trunk lock. It's been quite a while since he made a key that barely works and messed up some other part in there. I would have to find that item in my collection of spares to see what was messed up. I simply found another decent handle and went on. Sorry I don't have a better answer. Bob
  12. I think the vendor used to be Frank Mitchell Mopar who seemed to have a big warehouse full of good old stuff. I don't know if Frank is still around or who is running the place now. I bought some sill plates for the 47 Plymouth from the fellow who designed them and had them produced for around $250. So that price is in the neighborhood.
  13. I use 215-75R-15 radials on my 47 Plymouth.....which seem like the best size to me. 225 should probably work ok.
  14. I haven't read all the posts, so someone may have already made this comment. Regarding the Charlotte Ivory color......I believe that color and Sumac Red (a dark red) were only used on convertibles and woody wagons in the P15 models. I did see the Ivory you sprayed looks good...and nothing says you can't use that color for a sedan if you want to. Just thought I would add a little info everyone might not know. You're making good progress......
  15. You can see my 1947 Plym rear bumper is the short one....... But the front is longer....possibly close to the rear one you're looking for.....
  16. I have two non original horns hidden under the hood plus a 6v siren I need to put back on. The original horns do need a new wire that runs down thru the steering column then they will work also. Always something you can tinker with on these old cars.......that's part of the fun.
  17. A 47 Dodge owned by another Canadian.........bumper same as a P15 Plymouth.....????. https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/8495487986/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/8495487344/in/photostream/
  18. The rear bumper on that black coupe looks odd to me......it seems to stand out from the body further than others and is notably longer (larger) than other P15s.... wrapping around the fender further. Maybe the company used an odd bumper for a period of time back then. As far as the brackets.....you would need to change brackets to install another shorter version of the bumper.
  19. Somewhere...in the reference section of this website, is a factory list of colors for numerous items on the car. Which items were painted and which were a natural metal finish. My engine stuff is pretty much either silver or black. I had to replace my original radiator as it could no longer be repaired.....so I went with an aluminum model. But I did not care for the shiny top and frame......so I masked off the core and painted the rest black. Can not use those air fins on top without having mounting brackets made and attached to the new rad. Will the average spectator at a car show know the difference???? I suspect not. (I do need to put the horns back on.)
  20. Looking good. As you probably know....originally those fins on the radiator and covers of the horns were black and the hood latch plate was a natural silver metal color. However the grey (or blue) gives your car a unique look.
  21. I think the left rear wheel cover and the one on that tire attached to the boom on the trunk came from a 49 or 50 Pontiac.
  22. There are brackets welded to top of the radiator to attach those metal fins. I recently replaced my original radiator with an aluminum model....so now no place to attach the fins. However a welding shop can make attaching pieces if a person wants to go to the trouble and expense. Seems as if my new rad heats up more quickly than the original.......wonder if the fins would direct a bit more air through it.
  23. My various P15 Plymouths over the years have had rubber mat with horsehair type carpet in the rear. Several years ago I bought a n o s front mat....it was ok for a while, then it began splitting due to age. So I now have matching carpets front & rear. I also replaced the missing rubber trunk mat with that carpet, which is a darkish red. Goes with my interior. A person could use black carpet to more closely resemble the rubber. I think there is some roll rubber material available at Lowes and probably other places.
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