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spider89119
Posted 2010-05-03 12:00 AM (#221375)
Subject: who is in Vegas?



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Hi. New member here. I have a 61 Newport 2D HT. I am wondering how many other people on here are from Southern Nevada and what cars they have. -Will
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Kenny J.
Posted 2010-05-03 12:31 AM (#221380 - in reply to #221375)
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Hi Will,

I live in Spring Valley, near D.I. and Rainbow. I have a couple of '59 Plymouth wagons (one four door and one two door) and a '57 Chrysler sedan. I also drive a '66 Chevy pickup, have a '68 Imperial, a couple of '59 Impalas and a '72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring my folks bought new.

Welcome aboard.

K.

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spider89119
Posted 2010-05-03 10:49 PM (#221572 - in reply to #221380)
Subject: RE: who is in Vegas?



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Hello Kenny. Sounds like you've got some nice cars. I'd love to see that Chrysler. I think I may have seen one of your wagons. Do you drive them around town? I seem to remember seeing one of those somewhere in town about a year or two ago, and I know there can't be very many around. It would be cool to have a gathering of all the finned mopars in Vegas, or to start a club just for big finned cars of any make.
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Kenny J.
Posted 2010-05-03 11:35 PM (#221578 - in reply to #221572)
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Thanks, Will, but they really aren't nice.....both the Chrysler and the blue wagon need repaints and black wagon needs everything. I was using the blue wagon as a winter car (clear glass and no A/C) until about three years ago. After that, I only drove it occasionally, as it started using oil and smoking profusely. I've done both dry and wet compression tests and the rings are shot. It's been parked since last year.

The '57 Chrysler runs but needs to be gone through to make it a driver as it had been parked since 1987. I could get it driveable and registered, but no funds for comestics. The interior is typical Southwestern, baked to a crisp.

I have an album on this site you can look through.

I plan to have the Imperial back on the road and then do an engine swap in the blue wagon (am replacing the flat head six with a 1956 Desoto 330 V-8.) I have already taken care of the brakes and suspension on the blue wagon, but I have an 8 3/4 rear axle assembly and a slightly beefier tranny with overdrive to replace the current tranny (the wagon is a stick.) Little time these days and even less money.

K.





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spider89119
Posted 2010-05-04 12:14 AM (#221581 - in reply to #221375)
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Hi Kenny. Both the Chrysler and the blue wagon look pretty good to me in the pics. My Chrysler needs paint and some bodywork too, but I still love the way it looks and love driving it around.
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Kenny J.
Posted 2010-05-04 3:08 AM (#221598 - in reply to #221581)
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The photo of the wagon is almost seven years old. And the Chrysler was just wet from the rain.

Only the Imperial and the truck look about as good as the photos show.

Problem with driving these vehicles on a daily basis is they spend a lot of time in the sun.

K.
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spider89119
Posted 2010-05-04 9:39 PM (#221742 - in reply to #221375)
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That Imperial reminds me of the 66 Chrysler 300 I once had. I loved that car. My taste in cars has changed quite a bit since then. Those cars look too boxy to me now. These days I am totally into big fins and, to a lesser extent, curvy 60's muscle cars. If I had those vehicles in your pics, I would be all about the 57 Chrysler. I'd probably sell both the wagon and the Imperial and the truck too to get the money to fix that beauty up.
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Kenny J.
Posted 2010-05-06 9:52 AM (#221947 - in reply to #221742)
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Can't haul stuff in a '57 Chrysler.

Plus the Imperial serves a sentimental purpose. And what I could get for the wagon wouldn't be enough to fix much of anything. I'll get to the '57 when I'm ready.

But taste is subjective.

Please post some pix of your ride. I'd love to see it.

K.
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spider89119
Posted 2010-05-06 11:28 PM (#222098 - in reply to #221947)
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Here's some pics, that is if I am doing this right, since I have never posted pics on here before. It runs and drives extremely well, but it needs a lot of cosmetic work, and I am working on getting everything in the dash to work properly. I'd call it a 30 or 40 footer in its present state. My plan is to have it repainted by October. I love the reactions I get when I drive this car around. I get everything from thumbs up, "beautiful car," to "Oh my God," and "What the f***." I've had a lot of old cars, but I've never had one that commands this much attention!





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Kenny J.
Posted 2010-05-07 12:53 PM (#222149 - in reply to #222098)
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Thanks. I like what I see!

K.
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spider89119
Posted 2010-06-04 12:54 PM (#226469 - in reply to #221375)
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Hey Kenny I can hear the crickets chirping here in this part of the forum. I guess we're the only ones in Vegas?

I posted an album, so check it out if you want to see more pics.

Do you know anything about the Mopar club here in Vegas? I checked out their website and I am kicking around the idea of contacting them, but they sound a little stuck up the way they stress that THIS IS A PRIVATE CLUB, and CONTACT US TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY. Sounds more intimidating than friendly.
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Kenny J.
Posted 2010-06-04 11:47 PM (#226538 - in reply to #226469)
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One of them stopped by my house a few years back. I was out front, working on the Imperial. The guy was driving a Ford van. He mentioned he was a member of the club and asked me if I was interested. But then he told me to yank the 440 out of the Imperial and find a "proper" B or E body to install it in. He also made some comment about my wagon, which rubbed me the wrong way, something about "real" Mopars being built between '62 and '74. He gave me a contact number, but I never called.

I'll check out your pix.

K.
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spider89119
Posted 2010-06-07 11:10 PM (#226923 - in reply to #226538)
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Well, that definitely says something about what I might encounter there. That's pretty much the kind of B.S. I was imagining. Sounds like he needs to yank the 440 out of his ass.
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58-Savoy
Posted 2010-06-12 8:04 AM (#227538 - in reply to #226923)
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Did someone say Vegas?

I'm up in Old Henderson with my 58 Savoy 2 Door HT and a 66 Mustang Convertible.
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spider89119
Posted 2010-06-12 8:15 AM (#227541 - in reply to #221375)
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Hello 58. I'm near Flamingo and Sandhill. Got any pics of your cars? I recently sold my 64 1/2 Stang.

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Kenny J.
Posted 2010-06-25 12:50 PM (#229618 - in reply to #226923)
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spider89119 - 2010-06-07 8:10 PM

Well, that definitely says something about what I might encounter there. That's pretty much the kind of B.S. I was imagining. Sounds like he needs to yank the 440 out of his ass.


Yes, but to be fair, that was just one person. Maybe the other people are cool.

K.
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Kenny J.
Posted 2010-06-25 12:53 PM (#229619 - in reply to #227541)
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Gary is a good guy.

I suppose that makes three of us here.

There used to be a couple of '56 Dodges running around this side of town, but I haven't seen either in several years.

K.
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roaddevil13
Posted 2010-08-13 2:55 PM (#236803 - in reply to #221375)
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I just found this thread....I too am in Vegas, North Vegas (Aliante) . Have a 57 Belvedere 4 door and a 58 Belvedere 2 door sport coupe, cars are at my buddys shop out by south point.
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spider89119
Posted 2010-08-16 1:55 AM (#237044 - in reply to #221375)
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That's cool, roaddevil. What are you doing to your cars at the shop? Got any pics?
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roaddevil13
Posted 2010-08-16 4:17 PM (#237110 - in reply to #237044)
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The 4 door is serving as a parts car for the sport coupe. I will be cloning the Terry Holloway '57 Sport coupe that was built by Larry Watson in 1959/1960.....I love Kustoms and have built and owned quite a few. None as rare and beautiful as a 58 Sport Coupe tho!

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spider89119
Posted 2010-08-16 6:08 PM (#237128 - in reply to #221375)
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Wow! That is gonna be a sweet ride.
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d500neil
Posted 2010-08-18 8:08 PM (#237375 - in reply to #237128)
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Nice ride, Will!

The 61 Chryslers were very well built; probably more per capita 61's have survived than any other Forwardlook year/make car.

Actually, I take 'that' back: the hands-down "Survivor" winner is the........1961 DeSoto!!!!!







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spider89119
Posted 2010-08-19 1:49 PM (#237487 - in reply to #237375)
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d500neil - 2010-08-18 8:08 PM

Nice ride, Will!

The 61 Chryslers were very well built; probably more per capita 61's have survived than any other Forwardlook year/make car.

Actually, I take 'that' back: the hands-down "Survivor" winner is the........1961 DeSoto!!!!!







Thanks, Neil.

It's funny to hear you say that, since 61 Chryslers and DeSotos are such a rarity to see, but you may be right since fewer were made than Dodges and Plymouths, especially, of course, in the case of DeSoto.
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Doright
Posted 2011-07-20 10:17 PM (#281470 - in reply to #221375)
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Some say role call for Vegas?????

Im out in Pahrump 50 miles from Vegas
I have a 57 New yorker looking for quarter panels and rocker panels

I also have several other mopars I am restoring among many others

I do paint and body work and old school metal work

Car I just finished up

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