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Old 9th August 2007, 20:19   #31
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"with a nice wash and proper treatment the 57 plymouth looks ready to take on the roads."
Ha! Ha! can you imagine what that nice wash and proper treatment will entail?! Lot of parts from that car will have to be thrown out and the final version would be even more cumbersome than V-16's 1100 project.
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1100d. lots of chrome parts, engine might just start in one go. talking wholely from personal experience with my car. and not to forget a whole team of people to scrub it clean. it would take a good four months of hard labour
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1100d. lots of chrome parts, engine might just start in one go. talking wholely from personal experience with my car. and not to forget a whole team of people to scrub it clean. it would take a good four months of hard labour
Read the whole thread, you will know that the engines jammed in all respects. So it couldn't be turned, let alone started. The rusted parts will need replacement rather than a good scrub. if you follow the chemistry of rusting you will know that a lot of metal has been "eaten" up which will need to be replaced (especially structural members) to be of the same stiffness as to support the car. So the job is not just cleaning/scrubbing.
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This car would make a great static display, as it stands, with some level of tlc. I dont see the point of ripping it apart and restoring it, the car is too virgin for that.
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This car would make a great static display, as it stands, with some level of tlc. I dont see the point of ripping it apart and restoring it, the car is too virgin for that.
a great display car. but at some point i think it should get to see glory. no need to tear it apart and restore it but atleast an over veiw restoration could be carried out. (externally visible parts)
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Read the whole thread, you will know that the engines jammed in all respects. So it couldn't be turned, let alone started. The rusted parts will need replacement rather than a good scrub. if you follow the chemistry of rusting you will know that a lot of metal has been "eaten" up which will need to be replaced (especially structural members) to be of the same stiffness as to support the car. So the job is not just cleaning/scrubbing.
yes 1100d alot of corrosion must have taken place to the chrome parts. rubber would have stiffened, ghaskets would be worn out and would need to be replaced. suspension would be in bad shape. the list must be endless if you go into detail. all i would like to do is get it scrubbed off the mud and dirt and put it on display, till such time as it is decided to make it a show car again or leave it in the condition for historic value.
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if only they had buried a real classic instead.....like a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air coupe.
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if only they had buried a real classic instead.....like a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air coupe.
ananth even this is a classic. its a real beauty. dont know whats your definition of a real classic
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To me it would make more sense in leaving it as is,and keeping it on display.

By the way,i'm not sure if I missed this- but what was the whole point of doing this? was it just for kicks, or with the intent of seeing the car function after 50 years?
Sorry.. i'm clueless..

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ananth even this is a classic. its a real beauty. dont know whats your definition of a real classic
its not. a classic car is one that has universal appeal, and it should have at least ONE feature to distinguish it from its peers. This car is exactly similar to any of the monstrosities that cruised America's freeways in 1957.
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its not. a classic car is one that has universal appeal, and it should have at least ONE feature to distinguish it from its peers. This car is exactly similar to any of the monstrosities that cruised America's freeways in 1957.
in those days ananth these cars were normal everyday cars. it is only today that these cars are called classics.
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duh. ok man. you dont seem to be getting my point.
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duh. ok man. you dont seem to be getting my point.
ananth what distinguishing feature do you want these cars to have to be a real classic
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The exact meaning of "Classic Car" depends on different opinions.

Some call any old car in fine condition a classic.
The Classic Car Club of America states that to be defined as a true classic car, the car must be
"a fine or distinctive automobile, produced between 1925 and 1948".
Fine and Distinctive being both subjective adjectives.

The classic should have been high-priced when new and should have been built in limited quantities.

However classics such as the 1948-71 Morris-Minor and
1938-78 German-made Volkswagen Beetle and
even the 1957 Chevrolets: Bel Air, Nomad, Townsman, Handyman, Beauville, Two-Ten, One-Fifty and Delray were neither high-priced nor limited in production volumes. Over 1.5 million '57 Chevys were produced.

About the 1957 Chevrolet
The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad two-door station wagon was the priciest and rarest of them all. Only 6,103 were built
and the 1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten 4-door sedan was the most common, with 2,60,401 produced.


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i am talking purely in context with the indian person in mind and not going according to the classic car club of america. if we went according to america most of the indian collectors would have to reduce their car counts.
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