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  1. I just passed through the "dark side" into the "twilight zone" because I just bought this suburban. The bumpers are worth more than I paid for the entire 'roller'(no engine or tranny) vehicle, so it's really a parts car for my vert, and includes extra 54 fenders and hood, and most of the trim. Yet I Iike this body style and will store it for future consideration. This is not a picture of mine, but it is the same car. My suburban looks new compared to my convertible, no sig rust, etc. Could go original patina, put a surf board on top, and head for the coast. Then get a good tan and fake the surfing stories, like I said, "the twilight zone"!. (to be continued)
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    I do not like result of an accident and a live electric fuel pump, so I have installed this oil pressure switch to eliminate that issue. Has anyone used something similar and with what results? i will run my oil gauge off the top of that "T" connector.
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    Familiar territory

    That exposed bare metal, the window and wood slat floor are very ingenious. The banjo steering wheel, the flowers, and the skirt on the steering post, are very nicely done. Great work. Love it. Seat covers, the jury is out on that.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    More rubber mounts. I read the old, tired, steering gear mounts sent noise into the cabin, so . . . Easy to replace now. I knew frame off was very advantageous but did not fully understand, first it's so much easier, still hard work, but I think it results in better workmanship as well.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Grandson won't ride shotgun. I'm one mile of back streets to th shop but will pull it on the most direct route, safer that way.
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    Shop Art

    Take "artistic " pictures of an area of your shop. Remember "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" therefore there is no definable criteria .
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    It's also a good way to teach my grandson how to steer a car.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Yes, it is a two man operation. I much prefer this even to the chain and bicycle tire combination.
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    Familiar territory

    Wire rims, COOL! Of the top ten trucks I like, yours is in the top five for sure.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Long day today, I tidied up a lot of loose ends today and and installed new shocks. Tomorrow I will tow the chassis to the muffler shop for a new muffler and tail pipe install. To tow, I have a 2" pipe with a log chain though it. I hook the chain ends so that the pipe is near snug at both ends. Now the towed vehicle does not need to have brakes, the pipe is the key.
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    53 Chrysler More Door

    To keep those parts makes a lot of sense. Mine will go with the car. "I would only add that we should all keep the drums and other parts we take off for the next owner in case he wants to restore it. Can't sell that crap for enough money to be worth your time anyhow,and having it might even help your sale."
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    53 Chrysler More Door

    Some times a disc brake kit is less expensive than a drum brake restore.
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    Shop Art

    I like such as:
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    Springtime In The Midwest!

    Packing houses are packing peaches out here. Early peaches sell good, but I don't eat peaches til mid June.
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    Wi-Fi Security Cam In My Garage

    Wow! But can it detect cats? ! ! !
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    I just restudied the repair manual, here is its information. It appears the only adjustment is pedal related, not clutch release.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    I have only attached this clutch release, have not adjusted anything. Any tips on how to adjust, I will consult the manual, but recollection of past reading is that the manual is vague. The old adage "The devil is in the detail" is ringing too true just now.
  18. I like the trunks, yet I prefer the full cover. I placed a 2x6 "wall" across the bed to keep things near the gate, easy to load and unload and nothing is tempting. Full cover also helps some on gas mileage, but not much.
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    '53 Meadowbrook

    Go lightly with the DA and don't press down, let it work and you won't cut to metal as often. I used 600 grit
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    Why? Or why not?

    Probably a limousine company.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Today I received my body mounts from Roberts. I misread their prices to wit: $9.00 per mount times 20 = $180.00. The price is $9.00 per set of two or $9.00 X 10 = $90.00. Since I had misquoted I felt a correction was needed.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    I'm very close to a drivable chassis.
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    Off topic hobbies

    So what else interests you. I sometimes like birdhouses.
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    Optima 6v battery

    The tractors and other engine powered machines had magnitoes, so the crank was a way of life. I've cranked many a farm engine. Those cranks were permanently mounted.
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    Frame, dirty, clean, painted

    My engine is now in as well. Rear brakes on Monday.

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