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About gwaggonercpa

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  • Location
    Jefferson City, MO
  • My Project Cars
    1946 Dodge sedan
    1955 Plymouth Savoy


  • Location
    Jefferson City, MO
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  1. Maybe the wagons were different? I really like this look (dog dish and wide whites included) and want to try and recreate it--if I can find an appropriate vintage trailer.
  2. My father was in the 7th Cavalry stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas prior to being deployed to the Philippines in World War II. They patrolled the Mexican border on horseback before shipping out. The horses were retired and the soldiers were split between mechanized Cav and foot soldiers. At the same age, on the other hand, I was painting apartments for $3.25 an hour and enjoying my first taste of freedom waiting to start college. Life was good for me because of him and his generation.
  3. I bought the headliner for my 55 Plymouth from WLS and was very satisfied.
  4. I said they were pictures of 64 caps. I used the picture to illustrate the what the back side of my 55 caps look like since I had no pictures of them. I edited my post to include a picture of my 55, bought from the 2nd owner with the wheels and caps that came to me on the car. My caps came to me on a 1955 Plymouth, are domed, have multi-pressed rings but are not designed for clips (hence the similarity to the caps in my original picture). If I am mistaken, please forgive me for being......human and attempting to post an answer why the gentleman's caps wouldn't fit his wheels.
  5. The caps in your picture are designed for earlier wheels that had clips. They are very similar externally to my 55 caps, but mine do not have the inner ring and are designed to fit over the "nubs" of later wheels. This picture is from 64 caps, but they attach and look similar to my 55 caps.
  6. Sometimes, if your Plymouth hits empty somewhere near a gas station, an empty gas can in the trunk can be very useful as you make your walk of shame to the station. I have found that at times it may even save you from making an embarrassing call to your spouse.
  7. Interesting. I bought rockers for my 55 Savoy from them and the metal was so thin I made a lovely indentation when I poked it with my finger. I called to complain that the web site said I was getting 18 gouge steel. I was told the site was wrong and would be corrected. Never was. I am glad someone had a good experience with them.
  8. Rust or other blockage in you gas tank?
  9. With all due apologies, John Wayne probably had a stunt double to do all his carb work.
  10. I considered doing my D24 as a "Skyview taxi." Interesting story at http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/w/waters/waters.htm
  11. 87--Doing taxes you get used to reading numbers upside down.
  12. Gene, I have a friend in Jefferson City that would be interested. He will be in Columbia tomorrow for the swap meet. I will email contact information to you. Gary
  13. Tough times for central MO machine shops. Precision Machine shut down due to fire in Jefferson City a couple of months ago. Back in business at a temporary location--and I heard they had some work being done at Elson's. Elson made the local news some months back: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQmYK1Xz2nU
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