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Vin's 49 Plymouth

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About Vin's 49 Plymouth

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Kirkland, WA
  • Interests
    Mechanical projects, researching family history and learning new tech.
  • My Project Cars
    Only one currently: 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe P15.<br />
    I've had several MOPAR muscle cars that I have owned.

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  • Biography
    I'm a 19 yr. Military Vet. and I'm an Instructor at a local Technical College
  • Occupation
    Metrology Instructor


  • Location
    Kirkland, WA
  • Interests
    family history and restoring mopars

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  1. I ordered my wheels from Vinteques in Feb. and haven't got them yet. They have a supplier problem in China, they weld the drums to the centers. So call them and get lead times. If that's the route you choose.
  2. Great work Nick, Looks like your making good decisions. Brakes look great.
  3. View Advert P15 Grille wanted Hi Everyone, Im looking for a grille for my P15C before I send it to the painter. Thanks Vince Advertiser Vin's 49 Plymouth Date 09/11/2019 Price Category Individual Member Classified Wanted Ad  
  4. Time Left: 26 days and 3 hours

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    Hi Everyone, Im looking for a grille for my P15C before I send it to the painter. Thanks Vince


    Kirkland, Washington - US

  5. I had to cut mine out with a Dremel tool on my 49. I took the bearing and had the SN looked up. It was from a 47 Plymouth truck. So my axle was changed, must have been a bad accident.
  6. Has anyone heard from the Plymouth doctor lately? My 49 P15C is only waiting his parts to weld on and then ready for paint. His voice mail box is full, I've talked to a few guys that have not been able to contact him.
  7. just about ready for paint
  8. Vin's 49 Plymouth

    49 P15C off frame resoration

    This an update for the last couple years. My work solowed down after my secound son was born in January. And an accident at work left me with a broken leg and months of recovery. Now three years later after saving my marriage. I'm starting to prep for paint, matte finish gunmetal. Look close at the fenders, I creased them to look like trim. I will use the original color on the firewall and roof, in gloss. I'm thinking of no bumpers, but murphy's law tells me to install them, maybe custom fit.
  9. Nick, I did the same as you. Look at my photos in my profile. A word of advice, don't rush. You will regret it later. The floors took me three or four months and just weekends. I'm at the body work stage after putting the body back on the frame, watch Eastwood videos if you don't know about fillers. These cars have a ton of curves, so they show everything. Keep the updated photos coming.
  10. Hi Everyone, Here is my work in progress and another I found that I like the stance.
  11. Good Idea, This is one reason why I chose Evans Coolant. The perfect time to switch is during a restoration.
  12. Can you take a photo of the original or are you missing them completely? I restored mine and took a few photos, but mine was totaled in the fifties and different parts were added. Like an axle from a 47 Plymouth truck and only one body mount in the trunk above the rear axle.
  13. If you would like to drill any hard metal cobalt bits at slow rpm with some lube. I teach my students this after drilling out screws when I was in the navy on P-3 Orions. And studs are the original fasteners. Mine looked like they were on the titanic, they had fused together.
  14. Beautiful photo, my great grandfather started the first Montana state fish hatchery. Their lake was just north Kalispell and fed into flathead lake. Here is a photo of my grandfather in the hatchery truck in the late 1920's.
  15. If you are going to recover your seat in the original wool as I did, you will need a pattern. The top stitches from the 40's are a bit tricky to learn. also the arm rests in back are very important to keep.
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