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  1. http://www.resinrealm.net/GALLERIES/RRGallery/index.html Mark D. I looked on the internet and found one name I recall from the past....R and R....who makes many plastic bodys. Many come with certain parts, but buyer still has to supply some things. Click on link above. I only saw a 48 P15 biz coupe and a 48 P15 woody wagon model.....no convertible. What I had planned to do was make the biz coupe into a convertible -- but then someone came out with the ragtop. So far, I have not seen the convert model. A person might try contacting one of those companies direct if interested in the convert model. They refer to them as resin model kits.
  2. Some folks feel the 205 is a bit on the small side and 225 some on the big side...so the 215 fills the fender openings and is the best fit. I run 215/75r/15 on my 1947 P15.
  3. BobT-47P15

    Roadster P15

    I enlarged the photo which included the early wheel covers. They look to me to be 1956 Plymouth....which never had an emblem on them.
  4. Mark D. It is a resin model sold by a guy on the net....will have to look for a name. You have to get tires and other parts from an AMT model kit. I think it cost about $50 being a bit unusual. You have to paint, etc just like a model kit.
  5. I have always liked to display some things in the trunk of the Plymouth that are fairly period correct....and show goers often seem to get a kick out of seeing them. Brings back memories. You can often find usable stuff at rummage or yard sales. Some in good shape...some things need a bit of sprucing up. Flea markets tend to charge a bit more for stuff, but they sometimes have cool things. Boils down to what do you happen to like. Thought I would toss out pics of some of my "knick knacks" as food for thought.
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    Carpet

    I bought a roll of carpet and some padding. Then took it to a trim shop who cut and fitted it and put binding on the edges. He cut a flap under the driver's feet which you can pull back to access the master cylinder. I put rubber floor mats on the floors which were same color as carpet. I also had the shop make me a couple carpet floor mats for the front to use at shows. I also had a carpet made for the trunk since those rubber mats are pretty impossible to find.
  7. Yes. I was getting ready to mention the white reflectors. I bought some 6v led tail lights from Todd at Technostalgia. They are totally a plastic material and look very authentic. However they are usually 12 volt. For a while they made a 6 volt version, but discontinued them due to lack of sales. If you need 6v you might call and talk to Todd. They also make a 12v trunk lid brake light.
  8. I bought a new reproduction of the red tag for my P15 Plymouth several years ago....the repros are out there somewhere.
  9. I think I recall Plywood's owner became unhappy about something and left the forum....before he decided to sell. Been a while. There is a fellow from Kansas who appears at an area show here in s w Missouri who has built a woody P15 wagon from a four door sedan....is a street rod with a V8. He says he had built some rods from Fords, but discovered the Plymouth has a stronger frame.
  10. Those wheels all look very nice. A 46-48 Plymouth P15 wheel was a dark brown. I painted mine a maroon color to match my dash and window frames.
  11. Are the holes in your rims round or oval? You should be able to find either shape stem at a truck tire place.
  12. I would think that car had all rubber mats....front, rear and trunk. But those mats seem pretty impossible to find. You can buy some roll rubber mat at Lowes I think that might work. Otherwise you may have to use carpet (probably black since a mat would have been black). You could have an upholstery shop make the carpets for a good fit. I bought roll carpet for my '47 convert at an upholstery supply place and took it to my upholstery guy....paid him to do it up with edging, etc. Came out good. Did floors and trunk. In the final analysis.....you and a limited few Mopar experts will know if your floors are done just as original. The general public at a show will probably never even see your floors. If they do they will not know about originality. Just my two cents worth.
  13. I think original was light grey with some color pin stripe.
  14. I even use radial designated tubes in the new radial tires on my P15.....because I don't trust the wire wheels to not leak. However if your rims are in good condition tubeless should be ok.
  15. That picture of 3 different dipsticks seems correct. The short one indeed has no tube.
  16. The bottom ones strike me as they might have something to do with a heater. Maybe the top ones also for a heater. Strictly guessing.
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    air cleaner

    I believe that some fellows, including Mr Don Coatney, stacked up two of those 4 inch air filters on each carb to allow for enough air intake.
  18. Yes,,,,,I have one of the nice black rubberized (kinda expensive) Logo fender covers for occasional use, plus a couple like the "Craftsman" item. Was not aware of the Harbor Fright (er, Freight) pad. Think I'll look into that......kind of a two-for-the-price-of-one deal when halved. Another H F item I have found handy is their four wheel furniture dollies.....for rolling various sorts of containers or items around in the garage. Like most everything in the place, the dollies are run on sale from time to time. Thanks for the info gents.
  19. In looking at a Plymouth engine sitting on a stand a few years ago, I noticed what I think is a casting date for the block. On the driver's side below the distributor as I recall. So, along with the serial number that identifies the car when originally built, the casting number can tell when the block was produced. I presume this number was on all blocks produced back then. The one in the picture was removed from an early '49 P15 coupe.....so the 1953 date indicates it was a replacement engine from a later model. Or....at least that's my best guess. Just tossing this info out for your reading enjoyment. Number is 6-2-53
  20. There's a piece of that black tape over the center top of the dash trim....probably a Dodge emblem there.
  21. The pointed rear end looks like many old Mopars. I think the peak is too pointy to be a 46-48 Plymouth. Length looks like probably for rear quarter.
  22. Base for passenger assist strap on the inside of doorpost.??
  23. BobT-47P15

    My new 54

    Hi Moose. I was thinking you were from Carthage. Yes....his Dad had the Plym parked in the farthest corner of the back yard LOL. The engine was locked up....I could never get it loosened up. I was told that before your friend got the car, it was driven by the wife of some Carthage auto dealer. The wheels need sandblasting and the center chrome caps were all pitted. I bought them because I had a set of painted wires when I first got my convertible.....then made the mistake of selling them one time after acquiring my 55 Chrysler chrome wires. I hired M&M towing to retrieve it and bring to my house. It was ultimately bought by a young fellow from Springfield who was going to make it into a bit of a hot rod with v8 of some sort. Have not heard from him in quite some time now. The yellow and white 54 hard top also came from Carthage.....I think it belonged to some folks who owned a paint and wallpaper store. Looks like you are making progress. (Yes....they had regular gauges) (The steering wheel wasn't so great)
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