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  • BK
    started a topic Building a 60 Plymouth My Way

    Building a 60 Plymouth My Way

    Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a big fan of 60 Plymouths. This thread is going to chronicle the work done on a Turquoise Savoy post I bought about 15 years ago, and future work as perform it.

    To start, here are some photos of the car from buying from the original owner in Missouri and drove home. It came with a log book that log everything ever spent on the car, including every drop of gas purchased.

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    I had it up to 100 a couple of times, which may have been a little risky on 30 year old skinny bias ply tires in the rain, but I did get car home without issue.

    below are a couple of photos after I got it home.

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  • BK
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    • Engine and transmission stabbed into the Petty Tribute car.
      • motor mounts made and welded in
      • transmission mount made
      • clutch master cylinder mounted
      • clutch Z-Bar modified
      • drivetrain yanked back out

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    Engine and transmission mocked up and mounts tacked in, I'll have a pro welder come by to TIG them in, along with the wheelie bars on the Thug and shock tower in Pontiac.

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  • smart01
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    Hi everyone, great car

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  • puck
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    Did you upgrade the front brakes to disc?

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  • BK
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    Leaving drum for now

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  • Unfettered
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    Car will look good once it's finished.

    Are you upgrading the brakes to disc or leaving the drum\shoe setup?

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    So here's the conversation between the person wrapping the car and I

    Wrapping the top also?
    yes, but note that my car is a post car and the NASCAR was a hardtop

    You putting all the trim back on it?

    yes, like the race car I'm going to leave the window trim stainless, but the fin trim was body color, so I'll need that wrapped. Since I'm driving on the street, I'll need tail lights. I figure body color, but maybe a hair more rusty. The fin trim on my car (cheaper Savoy) is far shorter than Petty's Fury. I'm looking at the bumpers on the race car, and they look to be aluminum instead of Chrome. Thinking a tarnished and pitted aluminum look wrap for them. They'll be off and any rust and pitting fixed.
    This wrap will have to be printed to achieve the patina look....I assume the hood measures about the same as the wagon(so will have to seam is somewhere). Can you measure the hood at widest points.
    I'm at lake, but I'll go through my texts and email to find measurements

    Matte finish or clear-coated look(shiny rust)?
    Matte

    Do you have that Petty model car? If so send me shots of it all the way around so I can recreate those decals.

    I do have an autographed Petty model of that car, but the enclosed photos might be better.

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    Underside of hood painted Petty Blue

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    Got some Petty Blue in engine compartment, and better photos of the Interior

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  • BK
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    Wheeled my 60 Plymouth into the bay. While it doesn’t look like it, a lot of work has been done in this car. Click here to check out it’s story.
    Its getting all new front-end parts. Then then engine compartment will be painted Petty Blue. Then the trim will get removed, body wet sanded and spray with clear. Then a bad ass lowdeck and 5-Speed stick installed.
    Finally it goes to the wrapper to get wrapped to look like Petty’s 60 Plymouth in the woods in back of his shop for last 55 years.

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  • BK
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    The high HP 383 that will be going into my 60 Plymouth Post Street car is now finished. The engine compartment has been cleaned, scuffed, and is ready for Petty Blue paint. It will ultimately be wrapped to look like a sun bleached Petty NASCAR that has been left outside since 1961.


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  • BK
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    Pressure washed the engine compartment of the 60 Plymouth after removing hood. The underside of hood needs to be taken down to bare metal and painted Corporate Blue.



    The front suspension needs to be rebuilt, washed again, scuffed with brown 3M pads, painted Corporate Blue, and the front suspension painted POR15 Gloss black. The reason for Corporate Blue is that the car will get wrapped to look like the King’s 60 Plymouth (His first Top Rank NASCAR car) that sat out back of his shop for 50 years.



    Headers are on the 383 that will go into the 60. Oil pan just came in. Still waiting on a push rod and a pair of adjusters to finish. Yes I’ll put a new Wix 51515 Oil Filter on it.

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  • BK
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    The engine to my 60 Plymouth "Street Car" is almost fully assembled. Waiting on the oil pan, a push rod, a pair of adjusters, a valve cover breather, and a dip stick tube. Also have grind a little off the block for the Block Hugger headers to fit properly.

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    Progress on engine reassembly. Turns out on push rod is bent and two rocker adjusters were shot. Ordered them today.

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    also cleaned, painted and wrapped the Leaning Tower of Power that came out. It was a very strong low mileage motor. I'm sure I'll find a project for it someday.

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