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Herman

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« on: October 05, 2007, 02:05:46 PM »


Let me also put some of my projects here in this forum.
Here's my '60 Chrysler NewYorker...




Bought the car in SC in '06. Had it shipped to the Netherlands early this year.
Now I'm preparing the car for it's first DMV-checkup, so I'm replacing all the rubbers under the car and making things neat again.

Pics speak louder than words... So here we go...


The car still in SouthCarolina, as bought from this picture;



Delivery in The Netherlands;









Got straight to work and removed the stuck engine;



The engine turned out more work than hoped for, so I put it aside for later worries.



Shot of the axle-area;



Swapped in a rear-axle from a '72 GTX. No more hard to remove drums.
Cleaned up the GTX-axle and mounting hardware;







Removed tank and undercoating there, and further down the car and replaced it with fresh undercoating...







Engine-bay disaster area and cleanup in aisle #1;





Front-suspension parts:


Cleaned up;







New lower-Ball joints;


Selfmade Balljoint-tool;


Modified Poly-strutrod bushings from a B-body;



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James Brown Jr,

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 02:12:56 PM »

looks like a promising ride.
i can't wait to see it once it's done
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 02:34:34 PM »

Man Thats a sweet car, my question is what do you mean by stuck engine,
like it siezed?, Also thats alot of fine work alreasy done to that
Nyer, and did i see seat belts in that interior?(Scratches Head). 

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Herman

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 02:40:41 PM »

The engine was seized up on a rod-bearing.
I knew this upfront, but had hopes the damage wouldn't be too dramatic, but it was not to be.
The crank was scored up real bad.

All my Chryslers ('60NY, '62NY, '64NY, '65-300) had seatbelts.


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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 02:52:28 PM »

Poor crank, when did seat belts become standard by federal regulation 66?

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 06:28:09 PM »

That is SWEET Herm!!!!!! I LOVE hte 1960 Chryslers and Plymouths!!!!!
Is that the original paint????? I 've seen white and turquiose ones but never that shade of green. Keep up the good work and keep us posted!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 08:12:40 PM »

Lots of companies had belts as optional P.

Also could be dealer installed, or later owner installed.

Cars werent REQUIRED to have seat belts if built before june of 66, but that doesnt mean they weren't available.

PLus you figure its a higher end car, so its gonna have the extras.

BIG BLOCK... those Pics are freakin sweet. Really cool style. Gonna be a mean machine when your done I'm sure!


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Herman

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2007, 11:38:27 AM »


The original color is a lighter shade of green, still visible in the first enginebay picture.
The current paintjob on the car is pretty sad. A lot of tiny pinsized bubbles and numerous scratches and issues.
I have some custom plans for the car but I'll start with the roof first. It will be an early '60s style custom paintjob with Metalflake, panelling and probably a lace-job on the roof.
I'm not sure yet what or how to do the body of the car. I have a difficult time spending a lto of money on a shiney layer of paint on a car which I want to use daily when possible.

Here are some 'custom' items I've already bought for the car;







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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2007, 11:42:58 AM »

I'd kill for a garage like that
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2007, 11:47:05 AM »

I'd kill for a house like that...

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2007, 01:35:53 PM »

i'd kill for a car like that , and the garage and so said house. lol
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 01:54:02 PM »

You need a big garage to house them thar big cars!
my garage is only 20X40-and Steve would still kill for mine!! 
Me? I'd kill ofr a hoist right about now.It would make cleaning the belly of my car much easier....on my back..
LOL!
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2007, 02:12:43 PM »

I better not show the engine-hoist I've got or there will be some more killing I'm afraid...


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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2007, 05:07:24 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2007, 08:12:02 PM »

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but....but.....not one of those killers killed for a garage......or a 60 NYKR
 
Lucky for you none were killed for posting off-topic posts.... 
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