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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hotrodhell35, May 23, 2013.

  1. Hotrodhell35
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    Any 54 Chrysler owners out there?? I just picked up a nice 54 Chrysler New Yorker that has a few mods done to it already... Has anyone seen a custom 54 Chrysler?? I would like some ideas! What did you do to yours?!
     

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  3. damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

    Maybe a bumper & grill swap? I picked these up awhile back.1951 & 52 Oldsmobile's,some different than the "norm".:cool:
     

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  4. hotrodderhaag
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    I have 2 of them, 53 Windsor Delux and a 53 New Yorker . [​IMG]

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    I filled all the body molding holes and made roll pans front and rear. Gonna make it a driver. Found out the spitfire six had a bad valve, head and piston. So we pulled it and its getting a 383 sbc ..... Just as beater
     
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  6. George
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    From what shows in the pic it looks like the "typical" body stuff has been done. Still have the Hemi? If so you need to spend time in the Hemi Tech Index. Probably could use a modern 727 tranny & a modern rear axle.
     
  7. Hotrodhell35
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    No, the Hemi is long gone.... For now, ive got a running 305 with a nice can/intake/carb and a turbo 350 trans. I just want to get it on the road!

    What do you guys think of the stock headlight bezels?
     
  8. hotrodderhaag
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    Can you post some engine compartment pics ? I'd like to see w
    How a sbc fits


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  9. Hotrodhell35
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    yea, ill be doing a small build thread here in the next week or so.
     
  10. George
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    Fairly big, a bellybutton fits with no problems.
     
  11. Firepower71
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    love these cars, always thought they'd make great customs. anymore pics of it?
     
  12. Hotrodhell35
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    yessir!

    the chevy lamps had to go. i picked up a pair of 53 Desoto tail lights.... fit like a glove.
    thinking of molding in the grille surround and bolting the stock center bar back on.
    not sure what to do about the headlights quite yet.... im kinda diggin the stock ones! :eek:
    maybe something else for a front bumper??
     

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    Looks good so far!
    I like the possibility of molding the the upper bar to the hood, thus extending it. (Hirohata Merc style.)
     
  14. Hotrodhell35
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    i like the way you think!!
     
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    ?


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  16. George
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    Bellybutton=SBC Everybody's got one. Stick a 360 or 440 in it.
     
  17. 36DodgeRam
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    I've never seen a '54 New Yorker, but I see the engine every time I'm in the barn :) Find one of these, it should fit perfect! Hell, maybe this one came from your car, serial number shows it from a '54 New Yorker!
     

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  18. Hotrodhell35
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    Hahahahah! Good looking Firepower! I actually have a '53 331 layin around, but thats for the Model A project....
     
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    '51 Plymouth grill bar is what you need.
     
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    got the 53 Desoto lights installed. im thinking im going to suck the bumper in about 2 1/4 inches...
     

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  22. SteppinOut
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    This car is just begging for some DeSoto teeth from a 53 or maybe even transplant the whole grill. Should fit your front or maybe transplant the whole clip?
    Love the tail lights, Cool car
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  23. Schiestey
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    I am rebuilding a 54 and was googling away when I found this page, I'll throw a couple of pics up on what I'm doing. But I am really just getting going.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1370899069.340501.jpg

    And where I am now,

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  24. Hotrodhell35
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    keep the pictures coming!! looks like a really nice start
     
  25. rattlesnakedaddy
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    Just found this thread. I've got a '54 Windsor Deluxe that I am slowly progressing on body/rust repair. I love these cars. Yours is looking good.

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  26. dan31
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    I kinda like the bumpers the way they are, sticking out a little. It pulls your eye down low which helps with a lowered custom and keeps your eyes away from the trunk opening reveal which is also good because it seems to be a bit higher than most other models. These cars were made to be customs:)
     
  27. Hotrodhell35
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    not much progress... finally got the motor in for good. let the wiring and plumbing begin!!
     

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    Did some cleaning up and some bolt ons. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380743703.241105.jpg . ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380743785.774988.jpg


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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380759899.190517.jpg . ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380759925.828230.jpg . ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380759963.768181.jpg . ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380759996.479920.jpg


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  30. Hotrodhell35
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    Just futzin around tonight, waiting on parts. Thought it may be neat to "French" the Desoto lights. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381550586.442966.jpg . ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381550620.154097.jpg
    Thoughts? Yay! Nay??

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