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Customs Score, -60 DeSoto

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 392_33, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. 392_33
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    After a year of waiting I finally brought this beast home. 1960 DeSoto Fireflight 2 dr ht. Older restoration, new chrome, paint, interior, rebuilt trans, dealer installed 413 in the mid 60's. Came with original title issued in 1960, yes, I will be the second registered owner. Will not need much to be on back on the road, 2" lower and wide white's for starters, and all of this for 12k
     

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  2. ratman
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    Very nice car:)
     
  3. db300
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    Nice score!
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  4. oldwood
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    Ya can't beat a Forward Look car. NICE!!!
     

  5. T&A Flathead
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    Nice. I know where there is a red and white 60 desoto Been sitting on blocks for years.
     
  6. tragic59
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    Beautiful car. Any shots of the interior and dash?
     
  7. metal man
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    Beautiful car. Love those fins.
     
  8. C. Montgomery
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    Sweet!


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  9. 58custom
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    Great story. Please post pix of the 413.
     
  10. Muttley
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    Beautiful car. You might want to re-think your choice in tires though, that car would look much better without WWW's.
     
  11. I agree.-MIKE:cool:

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  12. 392_33
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    I like my original idea
     

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  13. tragic59
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    I think everyone was imagining much wider whites than that...

    Those look cool.
     
  14. Thor1
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    Wow! That's a nice looking car! Congratulations!
     
  15. edwardlloyd
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    Very rare car. Look after it.


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  16. 392_33
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396827720.332960.jpg
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    Cleaned up pretty good, will need a cut and buff, get, the breakers not to stick, fix the lifter noise (last licensed in -74) and we should be good to go.


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  17. 392_33
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    I agree that much wider whites would not be a good look.


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  18. tragic59
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    That thing is really really nice.

    And that dash is about as space age atomic jetsons cool as they come.

    You really scored.
     
  19. Muttley
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    Yeah, those do look good, as was stated I was thinking of much wider WW's.
     
  20. teejay99
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    Gotta love those fins !
     
  21. 41 C28
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    Looks good.
     
  22. jfreakofkorn
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    nice find ....

    what are the plans for it ....
     
  23. 392_33
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    Nothing radical, new tires, black wheels with spiders, might go from 14 to 15" wheels. 3" lower in the back and 2" up front. Maybe someone can tell me if I can drop it 2" by adjusting the torsion bars or if I need new spindles?


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  24. 57Custom300
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    Nice car! All you need now for it is one of those factory cross ram manifolds. Love those old Mopars intakes.
     
  25. midnightrider78
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    Those are great looking cars! I tried to buy one a couple years back, but it was bid out of my price range. All the rest that I have found in my area have had too many doors.
    Keep us updated as you work on it.
     

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