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pflaming last won the day on November 14

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About pflaming

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Reedley, California
  • Interests
    The God of the Bible, grandkids, old cars, fishing, Maine
  • My Project Cars
    1952 B3B Pickup - daily driver
    1953 Plymouth Suburban, lm

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  • Biography
    Raised in western Nebraska, taught school in the late 60's and 70's, sales career, now retired
  • Occupation
    Former packaging machinery salesman


  • Location
    Reedley, California, Central Valley
  • Interests
    Fishing, Mechanical Design, Od Trucks

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  1. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    Dodgeb4ya, how do they work, where installed? I no longer use my torch or welder inside my shop! My shop opens to the alley so I consider half of the alley an extension of my property and use it accordingly. So that is now my torch and welding area. Oh, and I now have a shop cat again. This one showed up, so I fed him and he stayed!
  2. Sisson Choke

    Hey, I've got an extra one of those. I didn't think it was worth much. Hmmmmm
  3. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    Busted, it's consoling to have someone of like mind. I have learned to place a car stand near to where I am working to assist me to get back on my feet! I Was using the smoke wrench to remove the king pin set pins when suddenly the flame reversed into the tube. I had to turn off the fuel at the tanks to stop the flames. Even so I'm too stubborn to stop now. Edit: I will get a pair of those quick release couplers ASAP. TKS. See below!
  4. 1950 Suburban 5.7 Hemi project

    Snow? Here in Central California, snow is something we GO TO and enjoy! LOL
  5. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    Yesterday I cut the body loose from the chassis on my '53 Plymouth Suburban. The heads on the bolts were barely distinguishable so I cut the three from the front back with a cutting disc and used two new blades on my sawzall to reach into the frame from the rear to cut those two bolts. Eight bolts total. This body off is WORK and I'm no spring chicken! So looks like we both have a ways to go. I sure hope it will be worth it at the end!
  6. Keep right?

    I thought that painted area was where one could park when sleepy!
  7. 1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Update: the body is now free from the chassis, but I'm watching the buildings structure and I now doubt that I should try to hang it from the building, so tomorrow I will raise it up from the floor to roll the chassis out, then back a low trailer under the body and haul it to storage. This is my first time to remove a body from the chassis. Very educational. Edit: on second thought, I'm going to replace the body on the chassis pull the vehicle to where I can remove the body with a fork lift and store it there. Storage and forklift are free. I'll then return the chassis to my shop. A much better plan. Edit update: sat am. The body is back on the chassis, now arranging for a car trailer to haul it, remove the body, clean the chassis with a high powered steam pressure cleaner, then return the chassis to my shop.
  8. some progress...

    You have a great wife or she's hiding something, like a new pair of shoes! LOL
  9. Suburban fro sale

    Hey, advertising that is read is invaluable, tks!
  10. 50 Coronet project

    I did not shorten any wires until I had everything working. I laid the dash down to wire it then lifted it into position.Wires are easily tucked away out oh sight, or wrap them around a screwdriver shaft to make coils. I wish you success, oh and small lock washers on all studies. edit: viabration will eventually loosen none locked stud nuts and you will not know why sometimes things do not work. The small pressed out metal lock washers are perfect for this. Don C taught me this.
  11. 48 Desoto Project

    You going to use that "Me Too!" paint brand? LOL
  12. 48 Desoto Project

    Once you get it all sanded, give it three or four coats of clear satin and you will have a cool patina finish!
  13. 1947 Chrysler Windsor garage find finished

    I'm not the least bit jealous, yet . . . . . Maybe just a little bit.
  14. 1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Back from the Bay Area, I removed the rear bumper this afternoon. The splash pan removes with the bumper. Now I can get to the back body mounts, will cut them with my Sawzall. One of the most useful tools in my shop. Once all body bolts are cut, I will hoist the body up into the top of the shop. I can hoist it high enough so I can walk under it. Pictures tomorrow.
  15. Suburban fro sale

    I found this on the net. I hope he gets close to what he is asking. I doubt that he will, what is your response?