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  1. If you remove the tag what color is underneath it? Maybe that is the original paint and would be the original color underneath. Also, what color are the door jambs and the bottoms of the doors? Sometimes a car may be painted but these places are not - leaving the original color intact
  2. If you are going to remove the door(s) make a tracing (pen/pencil/marker...etc) around the perimeter of each hinge, both on the door(s) and where they attach to the body. This way when you replace the door(s) you can line the hinges up with the tracings. This will put the hinges back in their original position(s). Also, when removing the door(s) pay attention as to whether or not any shims are used behind the hinges. These would need to be used again for proper fitment/alignment.
  3. I have used this method many times. Drive a wooden wedge between the manifold and the engine block. Pick a spot close to the stud/nut you are working on but make sure it is a "beefy" area of the manifold. Don't want to break the "ear" off. This puts pressure on the nut from the manifold. Use your socket to try and back the nut off. If it is working the wedge will become loose and thereby will need to be tapped in again to repeat the process until the nut comes off.
  4. 1st car at age 15 - 1961 Chrysler Windsor given to me by my neighbor - it barely fit down the driveway - sold it to my brothers friend for $50 Next was a 1949 Plymouth 2-door sedan. Used it as my daily driver through tech school 49 Desoto Suburban used as daily driver - always stalled going up hills and wouldn't restart - brakes never worked properly (neither did the hand brake) so rolling backwards down a steep hill on a busy street and "standing" on the brakes was, to say the least, "exciting". But I was 18 years old.....Ho Hum. 47 Desoto Suburban - loved that car and have regretted selling it many moons ago. 51 Desoto Carry-All - had to cut the tree that grew through the front bumper to get the car out of the yard it sat in 49 Dodge Coronet - bought it for $50 and drove it around for a few months 2 62 Valiant Wagons 62 Valiant 62 Dodge Lancer GT - got demolished in a head-on with a cement truck 49 Plymouth Business Coupe 51 Windsor Town & Country Wagon Several 47-48 Town & County's - have a 47 Sedan now 49 Plymouth Woody - have it now 47 Plymouth Coupe - have it now 47 Plymouth Sedan - have it now 37 Plymouth 2-door sedan 1954 Belvedere that I used as a daily driver. Car smoked like a chimney, had sagging rear springs, had a miss in the engine, torn up interior. Paid $100 for it. When I drove at night everyone flashed me because they thought I had the high beams on.The sagging rear springs made the headlights point to the sky I smuggled my girlfriends brother and cousin into a Swim Club by putting them in the trunk. As I was driving over the dirt road and all of the bumps the people at the gate heard "Ye-ha's" coming from somewhere but didn't know it was the 2 knuckleheads in the trunk Probably so many more I cannot recall right now - and I am not "loyal" to Mopars. Have had many,many other cars and makes.
  5. If you let the car sit and the engine cools off will it run okay? If so, check the coil. It could be breaking down as it heats up. A friend of mine had this issue with his car. It would start, run for a few minutes and then die. Wound up being a bad coil.
  6. As Greg G stated set #1 piston to Top-dead-center on the compression stroke. Remove distributor cap and see where the tip of the rotor is. Take a piece of tape and mark where the tip of the rotor is on the outside of the distributor body. It should be around 7 o'clock. Put the distributor cap back on and the #1 spark plug wire goes into the cap where you marked with the tape. Then, moving clockwise (I think. Please someone correct me if I am wrong) from #1 the firing order is 153624.
  7. There are places, I think Tank-renu is one, that actually cuts the tank in half at the seam and then sandblasts the inside. Then they reseal it and weld it back together
  8. Kepich Exhaust Waldron Exhaust Kanters To name a few
  9. I see what you mean in the pictures. My car is all original,too. But it looks like I am missing those on my car. I have the bolts but no rubber bumper. Maybe they are somewhere in my car but I would have to look around.
  10. Could you post a couple of better pictures or explain exactly where these go. I have a 49 Plymouth Woody and I would like to compare what you need to what is on my car (or missing on mine, too). You stated that there is a rubber bumper so that the tailgate can rest on the bumper guards. This is confusing because the rear bumper is 3 pieces and the center section folds down so that the tailgate DOES NOT rest (or touch) on the bumper guards when the tailgate is lowered.
  11. Have the person in the car pump the brakes several times and then hold the pedal down. Open the bleeder and have the person slowly push the pedal to the floor and hold it there. Close the bleeder and repeat the process until there is no air in the line(s). Also, make sure the master cylinder is refilled each time so as not to introduce more air into the lines. Hope this helps and if I have stated anything you already knew I apologize.
  12. What trim pieces do you need?
  13. It is just pried off. I believe there are "slots" along the edge where you can stick a screwdriver in and pry it off.
  14. You do not have to do anything to the parking brake. The threaded bolts stay in palace when the nuts are removed. Try Bernbaums or Kanters for the u-joints. There are probably others that have them, too.
  15. The only way to make 100% sure they will fit is to go by the part number(s) on the tail light bezels and check them in a parts manual. I do not have a parts manual for your car but maybe someone here can help.
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