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Bob Riding

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Bob Riding last won the day on December 14 2018

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About Bob Riding

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Sanger, CA
  • Interests
    Vintage cars, fishing, camping, history, film, travel.
  • My Project Cars
    1940 Plymouth Suburban
    1952 Plymouth Suburban
    1954 Chrysler T&C wagon
    1956 Plymouth Suburban

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  • Biography
    Grandfather, married 41 years (to the same woman), have 2 grown boys
  • Occupation
    Retired from a major electric and gas utility company

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  • Location
    Central California
  • Interests
    Old cars-have 6 Mopars (2 Dodge B1Bs), 5 Plymouths from '40-'51

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  1. Anyone have the frame dimensions for a '51 or'52 Plymouth I could use to compare to the '56? None of my manuals show the dimensions. Thanks!
  2. No need. I would've said the same. 😊
  3. I appreciate the sentiment- but it's not as solid as it looks. The rust issues are quite extensive- I plan to salvage as many parts as I can for my solid '56, including doors, trim, steering wheel, bumpers, etc. It is weird how it rusted- it sat under a tarp in the Sierras for 40 years...the whole back of the wagon is corrosion but the front is OK. the floors are gone, but the rockers are solid, including the original aluminum step plates. Once I get all I can from it, I will drag it down to Turner's Auto Wrecking where it will hopefully supply parts for others.
  4. I've been trying to come up with a way to use the '56 277 Poly V8 that came in my parts wagon in my '52 Suburban build. I realize that a number of modifications will need to happen if I just transplant the V8 where the old flat 6 lived, such as dealing with the steering column, motor location, mounts, etc. I've looked at both chassis, and the wheel width is almost exactly the same- but the '52 has a 111" wheelbase vs. a 115" wheelbase for the '52. It seems the frame width near the front body mounts are close- within an inch or two. Anyone try this swap?
  5. View Advert 1941 Plymouth Woodies For Sale Three non-op 1941 woodie wagons, plus a complete new wood body-kit and one solid, rust-free 1941 4-door sedan as a parts donor. Enough here to create two complete woodies from these vehicles and parts. All 4 vehicles have complete engines and drivetrains. The sedan was running and driving recently-the woodies have not run for some years. The blue wagon has approx 85% good wood, the tan wagon’s wood is all there but only usable for patterns, and the frame is rusty. The green wagon one has a good frame and cowl with some
  6. Time Left: 17 days and 17 hours

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    Three non-op 1941 woodie wagons, plus a complete new wood body-kit and one solid, rust-free 1941 4-door sedan as a parts donor. Enough here to create two complete woodies from these vehicles and parts. All 4 vehicles have complete engines and drivetrains. The sedan was running and driving recently-the woodies have not run for some years. The blue wagon has approx 85% good wood, the tan wagon’s wood is all there but only usable for patterns, and the frame is rusty. The green wagon one has a good frame and cowl with some surface rust. Also included are lots of parts, (some NOS), including the complete wood body-kit mentioned above. All hard to find parts are there including second and third row seats, bracketry, fenders, new running boards, suspension, brakes, wheels, rear axles, radios, dash gauges, hubcaps, and several additional motors. The 2019 Collector Car Price Guide lists value at $33k for the vehicles alone. New wood body kit is valued at $25k, parts at $20k. Buy all for $29,500, or make an offer on individual cars and/or parts. Restored ’41 Plymouth woodies are currently valued at $80-85k each. Email clyde360@sonic.net or give me a call with questions. Charlie, 530 913 3913, Grass Valley, CA

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Grass Valley, California - US

  7. I believe that only original wheels will take the original hubcaps. I went through 14 wheels when I was doing the '40 woodie to find 4 usable ones. I would take them down to my cousin's tire shop and he would spin check them for true. Here is what my current project (15") wheels look like:
  8. Yes! Parking lamp lenses (they are different RH and LH, and some body trim. I can make a list. let me know the contact there and I'll inquire. Thanks!
  9. Progress update: I was able to contact the PO and retrieve the tailgate piece that fits over the back window. He's way up in the Sierras, and left it on his cabin deck, where my wife and I made an 8 hour day trip and found it. We timed it well, as there were no fires burning nearby that day and the air was pretty clear. Got it home and it fit perfectly. Now I can roll up the back window, and cover it for the upcoming winter. I will need to install the fuzzy moulding where the window rolls up into the roof- any suggestions as to suppliers?
  10. According to the "Standard Catalog of Chrysler 1914-2000", all '53 Plymouth tires were 15" X 6.70"
  11. Coker Classic wide whites -radials. Very nice handling tires. I have them on 16" original wheels.
  12. So many parts, so little time
  13. Great guy. His name is Steve Rotholz and he is located in Selma CA. He loves NOS and stock parts and probably has another 6,000 items at his warehouse. His phone is (559) 352-1407. Leave a message if you call.
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