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Stan Paralikis

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« on: April 15, 2010, 04:02:39 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 05:01:45 PM »

Like a big ol Buick,Ford truck,and 85-newer Rams..5 on 5 bolt pattern
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 05:39:37 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 02:45:14 AM »

I never knew that.
I just assumed....

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 08:05:33 AM »

I guess they did that to compensate for the extra weight.  The wheels flex more on those tubs
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 09:57:03 AM »

What extra weight?  The Imp those years were just Chrysler C-bodies with a unique nose and tail. That's the delusion I am under anyway....
 
PLEASE: This will not be the 4,517th discussion on whether 69-73 Imps were C-bodies or not.

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010, 01:23:48 PM »


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What extra weight?
There's about 1400lbs weight difference between my 73 Imperial and 71 Sport Fury, and a /6 plain jane plymmie is probably even lighter.

I think only a fully loaded T&C or NYB can come close to the Imperial weight. The front frame of the Imperial is much heavier, as are the bumpers. Hood, front fenders, torsion bars, etc. weer bigger than C-parts, thus heavier. Also much more sound deadening everywhere. So that adds up quickly.

But why are you asking all those questions about Imperials? Got something to tell us

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 03:33:03 PM »

Not really.  It started with a question asked on Moparts and I was pizzed that some E-body guy knew a fact about C-bodies that I didn't.   OK. Imps got 5x5.  OK.
Can I now assume you couldn't get Road Wheels on Imps since I have never heard of Road Wheels with a 5" pattern?

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 06:21:14 PM »

Beeyooick Road wheels fit like a glove.
Derby guys use them.
The factory Imp wheels are very unique and can fetch a small fortune in good shape.
Designed for disc brakes and full wheel covers,they do not have the 'dimples' for dog dish hubcaps.
But the wheels are easier to get compared to the rotors and drums...just ask Bob or Sjak!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2010, 02:57:22 AM »

I'm learnin sumtin new every day....

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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2010, 08:18:01 AM »

Quote from: Commando1
Not really.  It started with a question asked on Moparts and I was pizzed that some E-body guy knew a fact about C-bodies that I didn't.   OK. Imps got 5x5.  OK.
 
So what does a beer can driver know about a Sherman tank that we don't?
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2010, 10:52:49 AM »

WTF?
 
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2010, 11:10:22 AM »


[/QUOTE]To the rotor-issue, we found a solution :)

Will post pics once the car is rolling.

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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2010, 11:21:52 AM »

Quote from: Sjak Brak
To the rotor-issue, we found a solution :)
It's always the fer-ners that come up something that will work.  I swear, they could retrofit an entire 52 Plymouth with nothing but Trabants and Land Rovers parts.
No wonder America is in the decline....

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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2010, 01:16:58 PM »

Actually, in your own defence, its entirely made of Chrysler-parts. The idea was forged while I found out no new rotors are available for my 73. After lots of brainstorming in Holland we figured something out. However, the car was sold before I could bring my idea to a machine shop over here. Imperiyad & the guys from his shop in Hungary are working it out. They are halfway now, and I saw the results yesterday. Looks very promising.

But back on-topic, what Imperial did you buy  

(and did you know the 67-68 Imps also had the 5*5 bolt pattern, the 66&earlier earlier cars had 5*5.5, and the 74-75s were actually real C-bodies with 5*4.5)

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