The Forward Look Network
The Forward Look Network
Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Chat | eBay | Calendars | Albums | Skins | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Another 1958 Firedome restoration..
Jump to page : 1 2
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Forward Look NON-Technical Discussions -> Members RidesMessage format
 
22mafeja
Posted 2019-10-19 3:19 PM (#589007)
Subject: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
This South Dakota car came to Finland 2018. It is going to be a very good driver but I am not going for 100% original.
Everything will be restored or new.
The colours are pearl white and seacoast aqua.
I mixed the colour myself and like the result very much. It is pretty close to its original tone.
I painted the body yesterday and it feels really nice to have it done.




Edited by 22mafeja 2019-10-19 3:41 PM




(IMG_3545 250.JPG)



(IMG_3515 (250mp).JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3545 250.JPG (27KB - 69 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3515 (250mp).JPG (70KB - 70 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
wizard
Posted 2019-10-19 4:09 PM (#589011 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Board Moderator & Exner Expert 10K+

Posts: 12235
50005000200010010025
Location: Southern Sweden - Sturkö island
Very nice Ralf, keep up the good work and keep us posted
Top of the page Bottom of the page
56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-19 5:18 PM (#589013 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6148
5000100010025
Location: Lower Mainland BC
Looking good there Ralf. Congrats. Paint looks great.

Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2019-10-20 5:06 AM (#589022 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6545
5000100050025
Location: northern germany
LOVE the color!!! Perfect! Do you have the paint number/manufacturer for the seacoast aqua?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2019-10-20 11:31 AM (#589025 - in reply to #589022)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Hello Sid!

This color is certainly one of a kind.
I am gladly sharing:

100 parts GM Ermine White
50 parts Vw Beetle year 2000 Denim Blue
30 parts Saab Gn5 Olive Green
You can get these from every Mipa mixing shop.

They are all solid colors without clear warnish on. I paint in a garage with tons of dust everywhere so everything I paint is sanded with 1500 and 2000 and polished with a big
anglegrinder type polisher with 200mm wool pad.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2019-10-20 12:25 PM (#589029 - in reply to #589025)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6545
5000100050025
Location: northern germany
22mafeja - 2019-10-20 11:31 AM

Hello Sid!

This color is certainly one of a kind.
I am gladly sharing:

100 parts GM Ermine White
50 parts Vw Beetle year 2000 Denim Blue
30 parts Saab Gn5 Olive Green
You can get these from every Mipa mixing shop.

They are all solid colors without clear warnish on. I paint in a garage with tons of dust everywhere so everything I paint is sanded with 1500 and 2000 and polished with a big
anglegrinder type polisher with 200mm wool pad.


Thank you very much!!! Yes, this is how I paint my cars/parts too
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2019-10-20 12:33 PM (#589030 - in reply to #589029)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6545
5000100050025
Location: northern germany
I posted that picture below some time ago here. Resembles yours. This is how I plan to paint my 61 Fury, not sure yet if I go with black or white as the roof color. Yours looks so beautiful. You can hardly find a more nostalgic 50s color. Thanks again for the receip.



(color1 (1).jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments color1 (1).jpg (46KB - 68 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2019-10-20 1:30 PM (#589035 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Pictures



(IMG_3533 x.JPG)



(IMG_3532 x.JPG)



(IMG_3535 x.JPG)



(IMG_3509 x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3533 x.JPG (31KB - 69 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3532 x.JPG (36KB - 72 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3535 x.JPG (42KB - 72 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3509 x.JPG (40KB - 69 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2019-10-20 1:45 PM (#589036 - in reply to #589035)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
More



(IMG_3503 x.JPG)



(IMG_3497 x.JPG)



(IMG_3496 259kb.JPG)



(IMG_3460 x.JPG)



(IMG_3398 x.JPG)



(IMG_3395 x.JPG)



(IMG_3393 x.JPG)



(IMG_3188 x.JPG)



(IMG_3187 x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3503 x.JPG (47KB - 65 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3497 x.JPG (54KB - 66 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3496 259kb.JPG (57KB - 63 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3460 x.JPG (36KB - 67 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3398 x.JPG (47KB - 62 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3395 x.JPG (35KB - 68 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3393 x.JPG (37KB - 68 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3188 x.JPG (44KB - 67 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3187 x.JPG (29KB - 66 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-20 2:25 PM (#589038 - in reply to #589036)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6148
5000100010025
Location: Lower Mainland BC
Ralf: Great photos documenting your work.

The fact that you flagged (painted) the rear differential gear carrier PN 1634 983 made me curious. That number doesn't exist in the catalogue but yet 982 and 984 do. Any ideas what the the 983 is all about?





(Ralfs58DesotoRearDiff.jpg)



(Ralfs58DesotoRearDiff_PNcheck.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Ralfs58DesotoRearDiff.jpg (61KB - 60 downloads)
Attachments Ralfs58DesotoRearDiff_PNcheck.jpg (186KB - 63 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2019-10-20 3:19 PM (#589040 - in reply to #589038)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Yep it is unusual with 3 as last digit but I have bumped into it a couple of times on the net.
It is the version with the larger 742 pinion shaft.
I should tell that all paint markings I have done are NOT of reliable proof for anything. I have tried to make them as right as possible
and that`s it.
The rear end is 3,18 but I can`t be sure that it is the one the car came with from the factory.
It would be interesting to know what the T stamped to the top of the carrier means?


Edited by 22mafeja 2019-10-20 3:38 PM




(IMG_3446 x.JPG)



(IMG_3445 x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3446 x.JPG (45KB - 69 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3445 x.JPG (45KB - 65 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-20 4:31 PM (#589044 - in reply to #589040)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6148
5000100010025
Location: Lower Mainland BC
22mafeja - 2019-10-20 12:19 PM

Yep it is unusual with 3 as last digit but I have bumped into it a couple of times on the net.
It is the version with the larger 742 pinion shaft.
The rear end is 3,18 but I can`t be sure that it is the one the car came with from the factory.


Sorry. Can't help with the "T" but I would suggest that a 58 Firedome didn't come from the factory with a 3.18 to 1 crown/pinion (at least according to the part pdf that I have):





(318To1RearDiffGearPNs.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 318To1RearDiffGearPNs.jpg (166KB - 57 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2019-10-22 2:19 PM (#589123 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6568
500010005002525
Location: So. California
Your car is an exact twin to my '58 2dr Firedome, same color scheme and everything. Only someone painted mine pink later in it's life.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2019-10-23 4:21 AM (#589151 - in reply to #589123)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Looks like this in the sun....ouch I can`t avoid mirroring any more...hmm did I ever know how to....
this color shifts from blue inside to more green outside...pretty cool I think..

Edited by 22mafeja 2019-10-23 4:24 AM




(IMG_3550 X.JPG)



(IMG_3551 X.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3550 X.JPG (45KB - 58 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3551 X.JPG (42KB - 54 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2019-10-23 5:56 AM (#589152 - in reply to #589151)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6545
5000100050025
Location: northern germany
22mafeja - 2019-10-23 4:21 AM

Looks like this in the sun....ouch I can`t avoid mirroring any more...hmm did I ever know how to....
this color shifts from blue inside to more green outside...pretty cool I think..


It is!

Edited by 1960fury 2019-10-23 5:57 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
The Chemist
Posted 2019-11-06 6:01 AM (#589799 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Member

Posts: 25
25
as i own a 57 firedome I am following your job on this car.
it seems it will be beautiful when ready/finished.

Top of the page Bottom of the page
Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-11-06 9:18 PM (#589830 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



5000200010005001001001001002525
Location: The Mile High City

Pretty!  Seacoast really suits a 1958 De Soto.

Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2019-11-07 9:29 AM (#589844 - in reply to #589830)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Happy days...



(IMG_3573 x.JPG)



(IMG_3576 x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3573 x.JPG (44KB - 57 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3576 x.JPG (43KB - 52 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2019-11-07 11:07 AM (#589852 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Expert

Posts: 4216
20002000100100
your moving faster than me
Top of the page Bottom of the page
ToMopar
Posted 2019-11-19 11:41 AM (#590386 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Elite Veteran

Posts: 877
500100100100252525
Location: D-70199 Heslach
much faster than me as well............
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-01-05 9:15 AM (#592488 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
067-023: sixty seventh production day and car number 23 that day-schedule jan-feb 58.
432 : 4-des 3-firedome 2-two door car
5 :?



(IMG_3607x.JPG)



(IMG_3602x.JPG)



(IMG_3597x.JPG)



(IMG_3637x.JPG)



(IMG_3630x.JPG)



(IMG_3616x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3607x.JPG (57KB - 43 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3602x.JPG (29KB - 41 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3597x.JPG (26KB - 43 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3637x.JPG (42KB - 43 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3630x.JPG (50KB - 44 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3616x.JPG (36KB - 44 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-07 5:18 PM (#593934 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Soon is the interior ready and pictures are coming. The adjusting procedure of the doors/windows/locks is ok on the passenger side but the driver side is waiting for
a brand new latch. I already changed the latches to very good used ones from the back doors of an imperial but the driver side door was impossible to close in a
proper way (ouch) so I had to buy a brand new latch. These latches and strikers must be the worst of the entire us automobile history...
The roof rail seals are also a disaster..I didn`t even try the ones on the repro market. I used mustang 1965 ones...they seem to fit well but I can`t recommend this way
before I have got it tested on the highway.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-07 6:19 PM (#593936 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6568
500010005002525
Location: So. California
Did you consider trying '67 Barracuda or B-body roof rail seals?

Edited by Powerflite 2020-02-07 6:20 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-02-07 11:21 PM (#593940 - in reply to #592488)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



5000200010005001001001001002525
Location: The Mile High City

22mafeja - 2020-01-05 7:15 AM 067-023: sixty seventh production day and car number 23 that day-schedule jan-feb 58. 432 : 4-des 3-firedome 2-two door car 5 :?

Try:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=68218&posts=10&start=1

and

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=20263&start=1

Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-08 11:40 AM (#593951 - in reply to #593936)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
No , the reason I chose mustang seals is that I am a cheap fellow and happened to have two new kits hanging on the wall. They are really soft and nice and look good.

Edited by 22mafeja 2020-02-09 2:58 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-13 7:40 AM (#594166 - in reply to #593951)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Could that 5 written on the inside of the dash stand for body dataplate Ah 5? I think this stands for standard heater Model 705.

Edited by 22mafeja 2020-02-13 11:52 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-22 12:28 PM (#594678 - in reply to #594166)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Pictures from Finland...



(IMG_3687x.JPG)



(IMG_3685x.JPG)



(IMG_3684x.JPG)



(IMG_3683x.JPG)



(IMG_3682x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3687x.JPG (41KB - 36 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3685x.JPG (37KB - 36 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3684x.JPG (55KB - 38 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3683x.JPG (58KB - 37 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3682x.JPG (50KB - 37 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-22 12:31 PM (#594679 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
More..



(IMG_3681x.JPG)



(IMG_3680x.JPG)



(IMG_3677x.JPG)



(IMG_3676x.JPG)



(IMG_3675x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3681x.JPG (24KB - 37 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3680x.JPG (48KB - 36 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3677x.JPG (47KB - 37 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3676x.JPG (34KB - 36 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3675x.JPG (44KB - 36 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-22 12:46 PM (#594680 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
More..



(IMG_3674x.JPG)



(IMG_3665x.JPG)



(IMG_3673x.JPG)



(IMG_3672x.JPG)



(IMG_3671x.JPG)



(IMG_3670x.JPG)



(IMG_3669x.JPG)



(IMG_3667x.JPG)



(IMG_3663x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3674x.JPG (37KB - 36 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3665x.JPG (31KB - 37 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3673x.JPG (41KB - 35 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3672x.JPG (39KB - 35 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3671x.JPG (40KB - 38 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3670x.JPG (32KB - 37 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3669x.JPG (24KB - 37 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3667x.JPG (28KB - 37 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3663x.JPG (31KB - 36 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-24 9:20 AM (#594751 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Pictures of the "finished" Firedome.. I haven`t been on the road yet and the registration is ahead.



(IMG_3692x.JPG)



(IMG_3693x.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3692x.JPG (48KB - 36 downloads)
Attachments IMG_3693x.JPG (59KB - 37 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
fc7_plumcrazy
Posted 2020-02-24 12:46 PM (#594757 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 122
100
Looks great.
Just needs some whitewall tires

Carsten
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-25 2:42 AM (#594786 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Sorry but I am not a www tyre man. I honestly like black tyres better. That`s how the Lord meant tyres to look like lol ....furthermore the black ones are more affordable.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
wizard
Posted 2020-02-25 3:51 AM (#594787 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Board Moderator & Exner Expert 10K+

Posts: 12235
50005000200010010025
Location: Southern Sweden - Sturkö island
Also, the black walls have weight classification, speed classification and ensures safe driving.
Most white walls are really expensive crap and not suitable to active driving and road trips.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
60 Imp
Posted 2020-02-25 5:39 AM (#594789 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


20001000100100100252525
Location: North Australia
Ralf, thanks for showing your restoration of this rare car with the detailed pictures.
You have made a beautiful new 1958 long wheel base Desoto coupe.
Now to be proud of your work and enjoy driving I hope!
Even if the restoration is complete, please keep posting more detailed pictures of your car.
I like that you made a driving car, I also replaced my Imperials generator with an early style Chrysler alternator.
Steve.

Edited by 60 Imp 2020-02-25 5:43 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-02-25 1:25 PM (#594807 - in reply to #594789)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



5000200010005001001001001002525
Location: The Mile High City

Amazing Ralf!  Great work and so fast!  I am jealous.

Another big win for Hernando De Soto!  Congratulations.



Edited by Lancer Mike 2020-02-25 1:30 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
57burb
Posted 2020-02-25 2:00 PM (#594809 - in reply to #594807)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert

Posts: 3758
200010005001001002525
Location: DFW, TX
The car looks good with the blackwalls. Beautiful job you've done restoring it, it is outstanding...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-25 4:05 PM (#594814 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Thank you all for the nice comments! I really intend to keep this and also to dare use it. So I put aluminium radiator , breakerless ignition , alternator , halogen headlights ,electric washer,
reinforced radial tyres , mudflaps , additional inner mud shields behind the headlight area ,underbody bitumen coating . So this car is not 100% "right" . And the body gaps are what they
are..
Top of the page Bottom of the page
The Chemist
Posted 2020-02-26 5:10 AM (#594836 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Member

Posts: 25
25
it came out beautiful.
nice job, really a nice job.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2020-02-26 6:49 AM (#594837 - in reply to #594786)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6545
5000100050025
Location: northern germany
22mafeja - 2020-02-25 2:42 AM

Sorry but I am not a www tyre man. I honestly like black tyres better. That`s how the Lord meant tyres to look like lol ....furthermore the black ones are more affordable.


That is funny, while you restored that beautiful car just like I would have done it (GREAT colors!) I think WWW are a MUST for these cars and the god of FL's wanted it that way.
WWW are, just like these cars, typical 50s and you will have a hard time finding a picture of a 58 senior Desoto hardtop from back in the day without whitewalls. Is there a 58 Desoto Firedome/Fireflite HT in the brochures w/o whitewalls at all?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
miquelonbrad
Posted 2020-02-26 10:02 AM (#594841 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert

Posts: 1712
1000500100100
Location: Hay Lakes, Alberta, Canada
WWW all the way!! In fact, when I become ruler of earth next week, I'm making a law that all vehicles NEED white walls and fins! :p
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-26 10:57 AM (#594844 - in reply to #594841)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Hahaha Brad ....you could run for president of Us at first and try that law on American fellows..
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-26 12:08 PM (#594851 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6568
500010005002525
Location: So. California
He would need to shoot for Prime Minister of Canada first. We don't let Canadians run over here, they aren't crazy enough for us! I personally like to choose the tire based on the car. Not all of my forwardlooks look better with whitewalls. My '56 Savoy, '58 Coronet, '57 Windsor, '61 Lancer wagon and 300C will always have blackwall tires while I own them. But if I owned your beautiful Firedome, I would go with the whitewalls because they would compliment the white 2-tone really nicely. Diamondbacks are the best, use brand name radial tires, but are more expensive. Cali tires are the same, half the cost, but the white will yellow over time so you have to whitewash them. I fully understand your sentiment though as I'm not sure how much $$ they would cost to bring to Europe. My Firedome isn't wearing them at the moment either, due to cost, but it did look much better when I did have them on it.



(58FiredomeS.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 58FiredomeS.jpg (224KB - 34 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-26 12:41 PM (#594853 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6568
500010005002525
Location: So. California
By the way, this is what the original, 1-year only '58 DeSoto air cleaner looks like if you happen to stumble upon one. Just make sure it has the large opening on the bottom of it, as the much smaller Plymouth air cleaner can look similar in pictures.



(58 DeSoto Engine1.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 58 DeSoto Engine1.jpg (93KB - 36 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-26 12:58 PM (#594855 - in reply to #594851)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Yes Nathan , some cars require www tyres ,others not. The main reasons for me are the bad reputation of the www tyres and their crazy pricing.
A guy I know here is trying his third set of www (coker or american classics) on warranty and they seem all to be oval.
By the way , have a look at the Finnish Prime Minister...that`s more like it....
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2020-02-26 2:00 PM (#594859 - in reply to #589007)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6568
500010005002525
Location: So. California
Yeah, Coker is pure crap. If you like good radials, only purchase one of the two I mentioned. I don't have experience with good bias plys.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2020-02-26 2:27 PM (#594861 - in reply to #594841)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



Expert 5K+

Posts: 6545
5000100050025
Location: northern germany
miquelonbrad - 2020-02-26 10:02 AM

WWW all the way!! In fact, when I become ruler of earth next week, I'm making a law that all vehicles NEED white walls and fins! :p


Hey, that's my line! I postet something like that on another board and since I'm German it sounds much more credible
Top of the page Bottom of the page
spinout
Posted 2020-02-26 3:41 PM (#594869 - in reply to #594855)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



50010010010025
Location: Bjorneborg, Finland
22mafeja - 2020-02-26 9:58 PM
some cars require www tyres ,others not. The main reasons for me are the bad reputation of the www tyres and their crazy pricing.


I don't have experience, but there's a 'premium' brand from Nokia, Finland of WWW radials, Kontio WhitePaw Classic, 205/75-14 with 2½" whitewall cost just €149,95 each.

Edited by spinout 2020-02-26 3:46 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-02-26 8:19 PM (#594882 - in reply to #594166)
Subject: Re: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



5000200010005001001001001002525
Location: The Mile High City

22mafeja - 2020-02-13 5:40 AM Could that 5 written on the inside of the dash stand for body dataplate Ah 5? I think this stands for standard heater Model 705.

Sounds reasonalbe to me!

Top of the page Bottom of the page
22mafeja
Posted 2020-02-29 3:08 PM (#594993 - in reply to #594869)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..


Veteran

Posts: 172
1002525
Location: Finland
Yes , I have heard of Kontio tyres. But do they have 215/75-14, because 205/75-14 would be way too small. I have 215/80-14 and this is minimum size I think.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
spinout
Posted 2020-03-01 4:27 AM (#595016 - in reply to #594993)
Subject: RE: Another 1958 Firedome restoration..



50010010010025
Location: Bjorneborg, Finland
22mafeja - 2020-03-01 12:08 AM
Yes , I have heard of Kontio tyres. But do they have 215/75-14, because 205/75-14 would be way too small. I have 215/80-14 and this is minimum size I think.


I use 215/75R14 (Cokers). The next size of Kontio would be 225/75R14 with 2¾" WW. It cost €169,95 in Finland (1899 SEK in Swedish format).
Estimated availability March 31. Kontio official page says "coming 2019". Coming, coming..

Edited by spinout 2020-03-01 6:42 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1 2
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread



(Delete all cookies set by this site)