40plyrod

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40plyrod last won the day on August 2 2016

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About 40plyrod

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  • Birthday 05/31/2014

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    Westholme, B.C

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    Vancouver Island, B.C Canada
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    Dairy Farmer

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  1. I've been wondering about dropped uprights. Can you use 15" wheels with Fatman dropped uprights and still maintain your scrub line?
  2. We have in our Boneyard a 61 Buick that has a backwards printed speedometer. You look at it's reflection in a mirrior that is adjustable to suit different height drivers.
  3. Yeah, it's on the wrong side of the car! Seriously though I always loved the marble/mother of pearl look on a steering wheel.
  4. This is I think where my love of old vehicles started. My dad had one very similar to this and my earliest memories are riding/sleeping on the seat while he worked.
  5. Here's the dash out of my 40 Plymouth. The original gauges were in really bad shape and I was missing the center section so I decided to customize. I used the gauges out of a 48 ford and made the glove box door to match the shape, Speaking of which, anybody know what year glove box push button latch will interchange with the 1940, as you can see I'm needing one.
  6. I like your plans. Definitely going to be a shock to some when you open the hood! I'll keep watching.
  7. Jakub, your english is good. That is a very interesting story. Thank you for posting.
  8. Thank you. I'm enjoying "playing" with the Plymouth again. The planned projects this year are small with the intention of keeping the car drive-able each weekend.The funny part of taking stock of how far I've come is lately I've been looking though old pictures as I move them off our computer and onto a stick and I don't remember half the things I did!
  9. Wrinkles are one problem but no matter how clean my hands would be It would still end up covered in fingerprints!
  10. Very nice job. Sounds like it should be called the Frank Sinatra special, " I did it my way" Beautiful car!!!
  11. Thank you. Its been customized, my 40 was a base model roadking and the gauges were shot so it. The gauge cluster is out of a 48 Ford pickup, the center grill is out of a 48 Plymouth and I made the glove box to mimic the gauge cluster shape.
  12. Really nice work. My hat is off!
  13. I bought the material from my local upholsterer. I can't remember the name of it right now (sign of old age starting) but it's basically cut pile carpet without the plastic backing. It's specifically for areas where normal carpet would have trouble conforming. The only drawback so far is it's only available in black or grey.
  14. I haven't updated in a while but I've have been poking around the forum just haven't posted much because most of what I've been working on doesn't fit the p15-d24 forum criteria (even posting to the OT section would probably be too much of a stretching of the boundaries). However most of those projects have been completed or shelved to a later date and I'm now back to "improving" the Plymouth. Last year was a huge success I managed to put 4000+ kilometers on the 40 in the 4 months it was insured. A lot of those were cruising though the interior of BC with mrwrstory and his friends when they came up here for the Deuce Days car show in Victoria this past July. The Plymouth ran great with the only problem being a blown front shock and less than I expected fuel economy. (best was 17 mpg worst was 13 mpg) So next steps for the Plymouth are to "finish" some of the niceties which will allow me to apply for my collector car status and thus cheaper and better insurance coverage. First on the list are the windshield wipers. I don't really need the wipers as it doesn't get driven much in the rain and the odd shower I do get caught in are easily remedied by rain-x or a coffee shop however It would be nice to not have to try and get tape to stick to and cover the holes in the cowl when I remember that they're open half way though washing the car. My Plymouth came to me with electric wipers.I'm not sure if they are factory or not but they fit properly and my Canadian shop manual only show electric wipers for the 40 Plymouth. I really didn't have to do much to the wiper unit, just mostly clean it and re lubricate it however one of the electrical terminal bolts were broken and required replacing and while it was apart I also cleaned up the armature. I do have a question about the reassembly, obviously there must be some sort of gasket where the wiper posts come though the cowl. It would make sense that this was on the outside of the cowl but is the also one between the wiper unit and the cowl on the underside? My book isn't detailed enough to show this.
  15. Holley 94's are pretty easy to find and work well also, but like Andydodge say you'll need an adapter.