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    She outshined the rest of them.:)

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    Congrats on getting the Registration and Insurance Carlos, Oh and your first Show with her,,

    Now get out on the Highway and drive her like u stole her, Enjoy mate...

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    Hahahahaha.. You guys are funny, Tomorrow i`m taking it to one of the largest swap meets on the west coast. The Pomona Swap meet where you can see all kinds of cars and sometime one off cars show up. In the 30 years or so I never seen a Plymouth like this or maybe I never paid attention but we will see how that turns out. I`ll post pictures of the day togive you guys an idea of what this is about and it goes down every month threw out the year. I already made signs that read "not for sale" cos I know there will be that one guy who has to have it.. Keep looking buddy this one stays in the family and on this site :)

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    Round here there are rarely any forward look cars at shows never mind a Christine themed car.....

  5. #25
    Wow your first ride and show. That had to feel awesome. We hardly ever see a 57 or 58 Plymouth at the big show nearest my home. Lots of 55 Chevy's. A gold 58 showed up one year and I couldn't take my eyes off her.

  6. #26
    Same here, I have had my 58 for 20 years or so and have only seen a couple running 57's or 58's

  7. #27
    to the club! Looks like you scored a hot little gal there!
    "It was red and white--Chrysler never offered the 1958 Plymouth Fury in those colors; Rollie had gotten it custom-painted."

    "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth."

  8. #28
    Thank you! I`m so envious of you all cos you know so much about these cars then I do. So I took the car to the Pomona swaps on Sunday and met some really nice Mopar people who did the second take cos they couldnt believe one of these cars was actually there.I had no idea how many people know or new these cars. The amount of people who were posing with is in strange positions was really funny! She did fine on the way to the show but on the way home I listen t the motor make a strange noise so I glided to the side of the road and waited for a tow back to my shop. As I was waiting in some strange neighborhood this very nice lady came out of no where yelling OMG OMG!!! She started to ask me what year it was and where did it come from? Little did I know I was already her friend on Face book. She goes by the name Erica Falcon. She is a pin up model and has a 57 Belvedere also. So I get the beast towed back and I notice something round laying under the flat bed of the tow truck. I look at it and looked like a pipe cut in half or should I say broken in half. It was the tip end of one of my rear leaf springs so now I am going to change out both leaf springs and the parts that go with it. My Mechanic is going to swing by to diagnose the motor and start on the springs. I dont care what brakes down on it ill put her back on the road where she likes to be.



    Here she is with the total custom 1957 vw I built from the ground up. The new owner brought it out for the day.
    Last edited by CRG; 12-08-2014 at 08:55 PM.

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    Glad the problem wasn't serious, and it sounds like you had a great time!!
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    I hope the engine noise isn't anything serious....That sucks having to be towed...........

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    So the car needs rear leaf springs . shackles and shocks. my question to you all is where or who carries the correct rear leaf springs for this car? I see many diff companies offering them but not specifically 58 Plymouth Belves.

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    I took my old ones to a spring shop and they copied them to a tee with fresh made ones....

    Or PM BigM, he might be able to help you.................
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    I don't know if the guys with sport coupes have a better time with the springs usually. In our sedans it's pointless to find good factory leaves with the "u" beam shape and install them. They are all fatigued from years of driving and break within weeks. It's easier to just have a spring shop fab some new ones up for you.

    But. Nothing rides and performs like those factory springs! They really had something with that design. Replacement springs make the car feel squishy and bouncy regardless of your choice of shock.
    "It was red and white--Chrysler never offered the 1958 Plymouth Fury in those colors; Rollie had gotten it custom-painted."

    "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth."

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    To date I dropped the fuel tank and cleaned it on the inside. Putting a new fuel sender in it and new bolt hangers to hold it in place, I also removed the rear spring plates shackles and shocks. I found a place that makes replacement 5 leaf springs and am waiting for them to arrive. I ordered new shackles and monroe shocks. I sand blasted all the parts I removed and am painting it all black with east woods chassis paint. ( Good stuff )
    Then I removed the gauge cluster after trying to find out how the heck you remove it. I put an NOS Fuel gauge and NOS Temp gauge. I took the clock apart cleaned and oiled it & cleaned the contacts... She lives again!

    . I restored the Oil/Amp gauge working on the speedo part that tells the mileage and painted the needle to match the rest. I had no idea the cluster lights up in green but it looks like it will again. Checked all the lights and everything seams to be turning on like it supposed to. The one thing that has me stumped is how the turn signal assembly goes back together. After removing the steering wheel the whole signal assemble it toast. I have all the replacement parts NOS of course but if anyone can take a picture or something like that so that I can assemble the turn signal assembly showing how it goes back together in the steering column that be great! See what they did to the radio? Got a new restored one going in to replace the carnage.



    The old leaf springs


    This is where I hit a dead end. Any help please!



    Now the steering wheel is going in for a restoration RED/WHITE two toned and rechroming the horn ring.

  15. #35
    Don't know if this will help you or not. Your moving right along with your car.


  16. #36
    Very pretty and welcome. :)
    Arnie Cunningham: Well, isn't that what you're supposed to do with sh*t? Scrape it up with a little shovel?

    Arnie Cunningham - All of this because some drunk ran over that sh*tter Welch?

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    Arnie Cunningham - 'Ung-ung-gooth-ung,'



  17. #37
    Thanks for the photo Crissy, Now here is a photo of the parts that came in the package so my next ? is what the heck are the small parts in the second picture and how do they go mounted?



    Also what size tires go on such a big car? I`m looking for some thick white wall tires and notice almost every ad I see says "Fits Plymouth" Last thing I need is to mount some ridiculous tire sizes on the car. i`m willing to forfeit some of the ride for period correct looking tires.

  18. #38
    I never took mine apart but I still have the blue shaft in my shed. If you don't need a answer right away, I could bring it in after Christmas and take it apart? I couldn't even find a pic or blow up in my Plymouth Service Manual. Did you search the forum yet?
    I'm sure the tire information will be there.

  19. #39
    1957-59 6, 8; Heavy Rear 78-447 2 1/2 20 35 Std/RB-43 Std/1 6 3/8 6 1 5/8 800
    78-453
    1957-58 Fury only Rear 78-455 2 1/2 20 35 Std/RB-43 Std/1 5 1/8 6 1 5/8 640
    78-457
    1957-59 Wagon Rear 78-459 2 1/2 20 37 Std/RB-43 Std/1 8 6 1 11/16 1,000
    1957-59 Wagon; Heavy Rear 78-461 2 1/2 20 37 Std/RB-43 Std/1 7 7 1 15/16 1,050
    1957-59 6, 8 Rear 78-463

    http://www.suspensionspecialists.com...f_listing.html

    http://www.standens.com/leaf-springs.html

    http://www.eatondetroitspring.com/

    http://www.saintlouisspring.com/

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    "She'll Start, You'll Need These."

  20. #40
    Nice car, is this the one that came out of the mid west for 18k? If so it was a solid buy for the money ! Enjoy it!

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