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belvedere666 last won the day on October 12 2017

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About belvedere666

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Tattooing. Painting. Hanging out with my wife and kids.
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    1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe.

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    Artist. Step dad.
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  1. Shock absorbers

    My rear springs were de-arched and in good shape, and my car is sitting on new Aerostar springs up front. im not worried about the springs i was wondering about the reason these keep coming up as an option for my car when i search for shocks. i figured if they keep coming up, then people probably use them. if anyone has used them, what results have they seen? “shock mounts breaking” and “ass high profile” are the results Commented so far. ive gone ahead and just purchased the Monroe 5752 and 31000.
  2. Shock absorbers

    I’ve seen these come up as options for my car all over the Internet. I know well enough to not fully trust the internet. Haha. i was really just interested in seeing if they would improve the ride. I assume they were a stiffer shock because of the spring assist.... but if there was a shorter one, in theory, would it keep a lowered car a little more stable? I’m using Aerostar springs with a relocated spring pocket/control arm.
  3. Shock absorbers

    Anyone use this style shocks? up front? Rear? results?
  4. found source for bolt in dual master cylinder

    Thanks for all the info, Don. UPS should be dropping off my kit at anytime today. My car is AP 20. And, if I’m not mistaken, my clutch pedal does not attach to my master. I hope that I have less trouble than you did, and hopefully they have worked out the kinks. This whole kit, with the disc brake conversion, and the master set up, cost me a pretty penny. I hope it is a smooth install. I am happy to hear that in the end, your system works fine. That puts me at ease a little.
  5. found source for bolt in dual master cylinder

    just ordered one last week, along with their front disc conversion. i hope to have it in before the end of next week.
  6. Transmission options for 37 Plymouth P3

    this seems like it might be a good option for my 1950. i think the shifter might get in the way of my bench seat though. what type of modifications were needed to get this in there?
  7. Rear shock relocation

    Did you make something like this? These are cheap enough but I don’t want to have to relocate the upper shock mount to the frame if i don’t have to. The original shock mount would be about 4 inches higher than this would sit. did you use the original shocks?
  8. Rear shock relocation

    I’ve seen the butchs rear kit. i know I can get the spring perches without shock mount online for $20/25 alone. theyre selling the whole thing for $240 and it suggests that the shock needs to be relocated on the frame, as well as on the axle, using a spring plate with a shock mount tab and what I presume are longer shocks, to make up for the extra few inches of travel. more complicated than I was hoping.
  9. Rear shock relocation

    So, I picked up a Ford Ranger rear end for my P20. Looking for spring pads/perches that will fit the skinny leaf springs. they seem to be abundant. what I realized though, was that my existing spring perches have a bolt for my shocks sticking out of them. i can’t find any replacement perches that have that set up. anyone know where to find them? what is everyone else with a rear End swap doing for a rear shock relocation, if you’ve eliminated the old style spring perches?
  10. Old mopar's. What do I need to know?

    Vintage power wagons can get you a spin on filter that will work. I had to tinker with the brass fittings... found some at a local auto parts that fit the lines i had. I suppose you can just make new lines with the fittings that work with the canister. Came with the bracket to bolt to the block, got a filter from Napa. Trunk locks 50-52 should work. Don’t remove the T handle from the base, if you can help it. i had a locksmith make a key for mine for like, $30.
  11. Old mopar's. What do I need to know?

    The 1950? Thats a great car. I have a Special Deluxe 4 door sedan
  12. Old mopar's. What do I need to know?

    Desoto would by my last choice of any of the Mopar cars of this era. Not because they aren’t beautiful. i think they might be my favorites as far as looks go, but finding parts for these cars can be a daunting task. Most mechanical parts wouldn’t be too difficult, as they share a motor with the Chrysler (not the plymouth or dodge.... typically), but body and trim parts on a desoto are NOT the easiest to find. (I could be wrong and some people here may not agree with me. But my dad knew a guy that had a desoto and had me looking for trim parts for him. What I DID find was going for crazy money) You can walk into a church and trip over Chevy parts, but these mopars require work and that’s half the fun.
  13. Steering wheel

    I just used a spray on clear coat. Can’t remeber exactly which one but it was made by rustoleum. I read as much info as I could find and I found that even in the sun it should last many years. i guess I’ll find out. Haha. Since I did the work myself, I guess I can do it again in a few years if I need to. same with my dashboard. I clear coated that with the same stuff. There are some picture examples of my dash toward the bottom of page 2.
  14. Steering wheel

    This is a 50 Deluxe horn button. I have a Special Deluxe and a horn ring but they both bolt up the same to both steering wheel styles I just like the button better than the ring. rhe original wheel with the dome piece was off of a Special Deluxe.
  15. Steering wheel

    Early 49 with the 46-48 body style and dash or the late 49 with the 50 body style and dash?