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Old 15th August 2017, 18:10   #31
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How is this shade of blue ? any suggestions?
Luv it. Looks similar to an original Belvedere blue. See pic here https://goo.gl/images/qZwqn8
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How is this shade of blue ? any suggestions?
Great choice!! Will look absolutely gorgeous once completed.
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Confusion about which shade to go for , the one on top or the one below it(thats the one which I had posted earlier.)
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Confusion about which shade to go for , the one on top or the one below it(thats the one which I had posted earlier.)
Though it is difficult to judge from the pictures but I assume the shade on the top picture is darker compared to the below. I would prefer the color to be as close to the picture below which I found in google, I think it matches the shade on the top pic. Again it is my personal preference.
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How is this shade of blue ? any suggestions?

Below are some original 1959 Chrysler colour chips and catalogue pages. Maybe, it will help you choose! Good luck.

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Notice this one is a RHD "Import". Imported to where, I do not know.

Cars do change personality with colour, I would stick as close as possible to the original factory shade.

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Totally agree with Travancore! Go for the original shades itself. It's good to see the vintage cars as stock as possible. The Skyblue shade does that precisely. Good choice.
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Below are some original 1959 Chrysler colour chips and catalogue pages. Maybe, it will help you choose! Good luck.

Cars do change personality with colour, I would stick as close as possible to the original factory shade.
Thanks for these, plan is to stick to one of the original factory shade only.
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Powder blue with a white roof would be a smart original combination.

However, the owner must ultimately be the deciding force, the paint shade must be pleasing to him
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@KartikeyaL : Excellent restoration process, absolutely glued, awaiting outcome.
Would you please share the engine specs.
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Truly amazing work. I am going to follow this thread till the conclusion. If wonder what engine this one has? For some reason it reminds me of a 230 Straight Six engine and I read online that this was supposed to come with the Slant 6 engine. You'll have to forgive me, my knowledge of these cars is limited to what I learnt reading online, but I'd be very interested in knowing what engine this car has.

On the paint scheme, I agree with the lighter blue. It looks closer to the original factory finish.

Again, AMAZING work from the team working on this and Thank You for sharing.
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I wonder what engine this one has? For some reason it reminds me of a 230 Straight Six engine and I read online that this was supposed to come with the Slant 6 engine. You'll have to forgive me, my knowledge of these cars is limited to what I learnt reading online, but I'd be very interested in knowing what engine this car has.
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The engine is Plymouth 230 inline 6 flathead, its about 3772 cc.

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Update on the progress

The fenders, hood have recieved a rubber coating (3M)

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Though they have the original plymouth catalogue, but still to get the right shade of the colour is a task.

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This was painted couple of days back and now they are thinking of changing it , waiting for the correct formula for the powder blue.

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Thank you! So, my research took me in the right direction. Learnt a lot! I love the color the car has, but I am assuming that camera plays a part and those who are seeing it in person feel the shade is a little off and needs correction. Would love to see the final result.

Curious what they plan to do for the wheels and tires and also the interiors.
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I may be wrong, but I think the 6 cylinder side valve engine that this car has was made by Chrysler and was shared by several American cars assembled in India during the 1950s.

As far as I know, it powered the Studebaker Champion (not the V-8 President) and Dodge Kingsway as well. If had a gusty amount of torque.

I remember driving a Studebaker Champion with this engine in Kolkata. The car had a defective gear change, and would not shift gears easily. I was on Majerhat bridge (a significant incline) on top (3rd) gear when I had to stop, and start again because a tram was coming at me. I couldn't shift the gear to 1st, so all I could do is to start up the slope on top gear, and the car did so effortlessly !!

In 1976 I have seen the same engine powering a portable (on a trailer) water pump powering a pump, meant for use by the Fire brigade.
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I may be wrong, but I think the 6 cylinder side valve engine that this car has was made by Chrysler and was shared by several American cars assembled in India during the 1950s.

As far as I know, it powered the Studebaker Champion (not the V-8 President) and Dodge Kingsway as well. If had a gusty amount of torque.
Here is a picture of the marking on the engine which shows "DPCD", which stands for " Dodge Plymouth Chrysler Desoto"

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Dodge Kingsway has the same engine but I have been told that this is different from the Studebaker engine.

More about these cars

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymou...7.E2.80.931959

http://www.allpar.com/history/plymou...cars-1959.html

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Car is turning out really nice! As far as colour goes. I think Standox classics has the entire range for plymouth, dodge, chrysler group. Alternatively i remember I had seen a comprehensive year wise classics colour options for american cars in Dupont as well. Infact I used Ford's bimming blue as a start for painting my Fiat from the Dupont dealer in Mumbai.
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