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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Nice Job, Nick, looks like a bit of time and patience is worth the effort. Glad to see that the grill trim is in such nice shape. Regarding polishing, I have had success with a product called Simichrome on stainless steel trim, but I'm sure others will chime in with better suggestions.
  2. Hello Folks, Can someone please confirm that the brake (and clutch) pedal "grommet" on a P15 isn't really a grommet, but a draft seal which is fixed to the pedal arm and moves with the pedal arm under the car, thus creating a seal when the pedal is at rest (not activated)? I was operating under the (apparently) mistaken impression that the seal was actually a grommet that was fixed to the floor and the pedal lever slid through it. Thanks in advance.
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Nick, Where are you located? I think I have a spare front grille, I have to check in my parts shed.
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    I have the three-point seat belts installed on my 47 Plymouth...personally I think it's worth the effort, and when done skillfully & tastefully will blend right in.
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    Carpeted Floor Mats for P15

    Hello Folks, I've looked/searched/Googled everywhere but haven't been able to find a vendor who makes carpeted floor mats for a 47 Plymouth. Any leads? Thanks.
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    Carpeted Floor Mats for P15

    Greg, thanks for the lead. I checked their website, and apparently they do replacement sewn-to-fit carpets, and replacement rubber mats, but do not do any floor mats. To be clear, I am talking about a set of four floor mats to cover my existing carpet in the footwells...something like these.
  7. Hello Folks, I am in the process or re-wiring my modified 47 Plymouth. The car had already been changed over to 12 volts when I got it. Although the factory fuel gauge was operational, it has never been particularly accurate. I've just discovered that the gauge was fed a straight 12 volts (not reduced). Is it safe to say that this would have affected its accuracy? Would the gauge be damaged by the increased voltage? And, if memory serves me correctly, the resistance range of the factory fuel sender should be 0 ohms (empty) to 30 ohms (full), correct? Thanks in advance.
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    Driver side door lock assy.

    I may have an extra in my parts shed, but it may be just as worn as yours. Nonetheless, if you still need one and are desperate drop me a private message and I'll check on it. Cheers, Ken
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    My wife's gotta be the absolute best :)

    I am also very fortunate to have found someone who understands my (near-) obsession with all things automotive. Dorothy and I will be married 30 years this September, and in that time she has always been supportive of my hobbies. In December I finally realized my long-time dream of a four-post lift...that evening, after final assembly and testing was complete, I came in from the garage and she met me in the kitchen with a bottle of champagne and two glasses. I asked her what this was all about. and she replied that she knew how much this meant to me and that we should celebrate! Damn near brought a tear to my eye. OK, maybe it did. I am grateful every day for all of life's blessings.
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    Clements, California Tailgate BBQ 11th Annual

    Hey Tim, What's the address/location in Clements of the BBQ? Thanks.
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    P15 Brake Pedal Draft Seal (Grommet?)

    I got my pedal draft seals from Andy Bernbaum. They are of a very high quality. After removing the pedal pad from my brake arm I was able to stretch the seal enough to get past the threaded portion. It requires some effort but it's not too bad. Running the seal under some hot water prior to the installation helped a bit. Afterward, I was able to maneuver the seal past the floorboard to its intended location at the base of the pedal arm. After observing it in operation from down under, I am quite surprised at how effective it appears to be. It is firmly gripped in position on the arm, and yet is pliable enough to form a surprisingly good seal on the floorboard. Two thumbs up. Thanks again to all for the input and observations.
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    Firewall Brace for GM Tilt Column in P15

    Thanks for the suggestions so far. At this point I am leaning towards the Speedway/Ididit brace, but a friend has a firewall brace from an early 70s Blazer that I may be able to adapt with some minor fabrication. Fun, fun, fun.
  13. Hello Folks, I am in the process of re-wiring my modified 1947 Plymouth Club Coupe. Since I have everything under the dash removed, I thought it would be a great time to fix all of the Mickey Mouse 'upgrades' made by previous owners. My biggest challenge yet is removing and replacing the GM tilt column that was mis-installed some years ago. I have rebuilt the column itself; now I need to install it correctly. The upper steering column support was done well, and can remain, but the lower support was the definition of 'hack job'. Can anyone recommend either a universal-type firewall support that will work on the P15, or perhaps a factory-style GM firewall brace that can be adapted? The column itself is the standard-issue early-70s GM with a 2" outer diameter. I realize that just about anything can be made to work, but I was hoping that someone out there has been through this before and perhaps could share what worked for them. Thanks in advance.
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    temperature gauge

    Mark, You have a PM.
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    Inexpensive Firewall Cover Repair 46-48 p15

    Beautiful work! For the benefit of those of us who do not have one to repair, (mine is long gone), which vendors have firewall covers for sale? Thanks in advance!
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    Pretty Dodge Brothers Coupe

    Get over it. His car, his choice.
  17. Hello Folks, I am finally in the process of installing the defroster in my 1947 Plymouth. So far I have installed both diffusers to the slots in the dashboard (underneath the corresponding outlets under the windshield). However, I am at a loss as to how to install the remaining equipment. My shop manuals have virtually no mention of the defroster installation, and Internet research for information has been futile. Would anyone out there happen to have any pictures of their existing defroster installations that I could use as a reference? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.
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    Inside Sun Visor Location

    Hi MJ, I found mine on eBay, took a few weeks of searching till I found them. Brought them to my local trim shop and had the pair rebuilt and recovered. Good luck!
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    P-15 Business Coupe

    Dudley32, Nice car...looks familiar! Any more details (drivetrain, suspension, etc.)?
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    Inside Sun Visor Location

    Hello YukonJack, I just went through the same process as you - new sun visors, new headliner. Andydodge's procedure is spot on, that's exactly how I did it...admittedly it took me about a half-hour or so to muster up the courage to poke the first hole in my nice headliner! If you have a light-colored headliner, make sure your hands are clean; doesn't take much to dirty it with fingerprints. Good luck!
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    Here's the wagon.......done!!

    The car looks fantastic..love that blue! Nice work. Can you provide more details, or a link to a build thread, etc? Thanks.
  22. Hello folks, Was a defroster an option on the 1947 Plymouth? Reason I am asking is that I was under the dash last night, doing some wiring, and I realized that there did not appear to be any cutouts on the dashboard which could be used to direct air up to the windshield. OR, to put it another way, if I want to add a defroster unit, would I have to cut holes in the dash? (shudder!) Thanks in advance!
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    Defroster Option on 1947 Plymouth?

    Resurrecting my 5-year-old thread for a follow up question... My 47 has a Hupp Model 356 heater installed under the passenger dash; should it have some provision for adding defroster ducting? Thanks again!
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    Painted Pinstripe Removal

    Hello Folks, My 2001 Ford F150 Lightning pickup has a painted pinstripe (applied by the previous owner) applied all along the top of the body line. Over the years it has become faded, and in some spots it has completely disappeared. The original factory red paint is otherwise in excellent condition. I would like to remove the remainder of the pinstripe - is this something I could do, perhaps with careful use of polishing/rubbing compound? Thanks in advance!
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    Painted Pinstripe Removal

    Hello sunsetdart, I am aware of that tool, but I was under the impression that it was for tape/adhesive striping only. I will check it out once again. Thanks!

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