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47 Coupe Tom

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About 47 Coupe Tom

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    1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe Coupe

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    A banker for most of my life. Have restored vintage and special interest cars for over 40 years.
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    Service & Restoration Advisor

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    Crystal Lake, IL
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    Cars, Art, Big Band music

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  1. Thank you SIR! I suspected the "ribs" on the back of the hood ornament might be filled too. There is enough red paint still in the "SPECIAL DELUXE" badges on the sides that I figured that was somewhat original. I guess that will be this weekend's project since it's going to be about 90 degress and humid here again...
  2. Hi again, all - is the background of the Mayflower/Ship/Shield supposed to be in-filled with paint (I assume red if yes)? Like the hubcaps, etc. What other areas are/were in-filled?
  3. Thanks everyone. Looks like an original-style bulb bracket might not be too difficult to fabricate.
  4. Hi guys - now that I am getting the paint to look better, naturally all the bright trim is looking worse. My hood ornament is very pitted, but I found a decent one on EVil Bay, spent an afternoon polishing and buffing it out, and I am pretty happy with the result. I know the clear plastic "Mayflower" ship part is available new. My question is: Were these always internally lighted (the clear part) or was that an option? My original one doesn't seem to have any bulb holder or power source going to it. Since my "new" one is turning out pretty nice, I am wondering if I should bother making it ligh
  5. Sounds like I'll be heating up another wrench and bending it all to heck...
  6. Thanks again. I had a feeling it might be fiddly. I can't imagine they put these on before the rest of the nose was assembled - but who knows? Tom
  7. Thanks, Plymouthy - at least I know what I am dealing with then. Any hint as to the nut size?
  8. Hi guys - in order to continue wet-sanding/buffing out the paint, I'd like to remove the PLYMOUTH script and the shield on the nose. Even with a LED flashlight I can't tell if these are held on by threaded studs, or push on trim nuts from behind. My eyesight doesn't help. Most of the other trim is more obvious to me, but I would really like to NOT break anything if possible. Is there ANY access below the hood release mechanism panel to get to the PLYMOUTH lettering? Thanks in advance! Tom
  9. Thanks, Sniper - this counts as cardiac-rehab, right!?
  10. Well, I keep going - but it is exhausting (although really satisfying). The left side of the hood was 2.5 hours by hand. Dupont #7 followed by a wet color sand in #3000, back to Dupont white polish, Mequiar's Ultimate Compound and black wax...
  11. Thank you all (again) for the sage advise!
  12. Hi all - in my zeal to keep going with the paint rectification on my coupe, I need to remove the cowl ventilator for a couple reasons: 1: The gasket is disintegrated and needs to be replaced 2: The ventilator is the most practical-sized piece I can remove to get scanned for a paint color match for the spot repairs I will have to do 3: Some of the areas around the ventilator need touching up with new paint I see the two elongated vertical holes in the mesh for accessing the four cross-head screws. Is that and the lever all there is? Or am I daydreaming?
  13. Hi all - in my zeal to keep going with the paint rectification on my coupe, I need to remove the cowl ventilator for a couple reasons: 1: The gasket is disintegrated and needs to be replaced 2: The ventilator is the most practical-sized piece I can remove to get scanned for a paint color match for the spot repairs I will have to do 3: Some of the areas around the ventilator need touching up with new paint I see the two elongated vertical holes in the mesh for accessing the four cross-head screws. Is that and the lever all there is? Or am I daydreaming?
  14. allbiz49 - That's amazing. What products/equipment?
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