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Posts posted by BobT-47P15

  1. Nice car.  I see a little period spiffing up with the lakes pipes and dummy teardrop spots.  Are the pipes connected?  Welcome to the forum.Back in the 70s I had a 51 DeSoto hardtop with the factory a/c unit in the trunk and clear plastic vent tubes in the package tray.

  2. Another rubber item that usually needs replacement is these hood bumpers.  I got mine from Dave Kruse....his are the correct

    thickness.  He also makes gas tank grommets and some other good items.






    Dave Kruse
    8424 Avenida Leon
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
    Telephone: +1.909.239.7932 ask for Dave
    email: krusn64@aol.com
    Makes some small rubber parts for older Plymouths. He writes “We are looking for other samples of small rubber parts years 32-56 Plymouth, Dodge, Desoto and Chrysler to make replacement parts just like or as close to OEM parts.”

  3. I bought a cowl vent gasket and windshield gasket from Steele.....not cheap.       I installed the cowl item.  Son in law replaced the windshield one for me.  

    He ultimately needed a helper to get the new glasses in as he cracked the first two trying to do by himself.   Seems to fit ok once in place.  Got some nice

    trunk rubber from someone but now have forgotten who.  We made our own door stripping.







    Trunk gasket.

  4. OK   Cool       Will await more photos.            However I did order a couple lights while the info was handily available.     I have been using

    two incandescent type bulbs with sockets, like the type originally offered when the car was new.  

  5. There are perhaps a few mechanical parts for the engine that may switch as those items are very similar.  Most body and trim parts will not swap.  

    Look at pictures of the two vehicles side by side........

  6. I found a pic of the factory antenna in the P15 Parts Manual.  It was located on the curvature of the cowl (drivers side).  You don't see an

    original for sale  these days.  There are some aftermarket antennas out there that will fit on that spot and resemble the original.  I have

    one purchased at a swap meet for a dollar ... but I have not seen any more for sale lately.  The cable comes attached to them.  


    Next is a pic of the antenna I have and the location.  The base looks like that of the original antenna.


    I think dealers installed the antennas according to instructions given.  And some perhaps changed things on occasion.





  7. If you find the list of colors for various parts of a 40s Mopar (which I believe is in the reference section of this forum) it will probably say engine silver and accessories black.  That's what mine is.  I used POR 20 made by the POR 15 company in high heat aluminum (kinda shiny) and got a can so could apply with a brush.  Has held up pretty well... Better than any spray can I ever used.  But....to each his own.


    Found this in our reference section.....I suppose there should be one for a Dodge as well....but

    it probably would be very similar.


    Additional Plymouth Paint Information
    Black (Semi Gloss)
    Oil Pan
    Water Pump
    Oil Pump
    Front Engine Mounts
    Clutch Housing
    Oil Filler Tube
    Dipstick Tube
    Front Pulley
    Thermostat Housing
    Heater Bypass Hose
    Distributor Body
    Wire Loom Holder
    Coil Holder
    Air Breather
    Air Cleaner
    Air Cleaner Steady
    Breather Brace
    Valve Chamber Vent
    Valve Chamber Tube
    Fuel Pump Shield
    Fan & Pully
    Oil Filter
    Filter Brace
    Steering Box
    Entire Frame
    Brake Master Cylinder
    Brake Lines
    Inner Front Fender Shields
    Radiator Side Shields
    Engine Dust Shields
    Hood Lock Plate Brace
    Horns And Bracket
    Bumper Supports
    Radiator Support
    Radiator Cross Bar
    Under Body
    Inside Floorpan
    Underside Of Hood
    Underside Of Trunk Lid
    Front Stone Guards
    Rear Stone Guards
    Front Fender Center Panel
    Grille Panel
    All Fenders (Inside)
    Inside Trunk Area
    Trunk Hinges
    Trunk Wheelwells (Trunk Side)
    Backside Of Wheels
    Fuel Pump
    B&B Carb
    Fuel Lines
    Oil & Vacuum Lines
    Accelerator linkage
    Shift rods



  8. Maybe someone in the jewelry business knows if they can be welded.  These rings get a bit of pressure at that broken point when you

    use the top area of the ring to honk the horn.  Another thing that will work is a ring from a 46-48 Canadian Dodge (or Plodge) that

    looks like a P15 even though it's a Dodge.  I think it's model #D25.  I once bought an excellent steering wheel listed as from a Dodge......but knowing it

    was same as Plymouth.  

  9. Well......I've never tried to take a trunk handle apart.  I have one that was worked on by a "locksmith" who might have been good with some sorts of locks....

    but not so much with my P15 trunk lock.  It's been quite a while since he made a key that barely works and messed up some other part in there.  I would have to

    find that item in my collection of spares to see what was messed up.  I simply found another decent handle and went on.  Sorry I don't have a better answer.   Bob 

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