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BobT-47P15

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  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.

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  2. 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

     

     


  3. 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.  


  4. 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 


  5. 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.


  6. 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...... 


  7. 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. 


  8. 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.

     


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    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.)

     

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  10. 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.


  11. 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.  

     


  12. 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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