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My first ride, 85 diplomat
« on: October 06, 2016, 08:14:42 »

whats up guys, I found this site when looking up more info on dippys. I'm 19 and live in western mass, going to pick up my first car in about an hour, an 85 diplomat.


The car came from Brooklyn and was always garaged, it has 48000 original miles. Maroon paint with matching vinyl top and interior. I'm psyched to bring it home and excited to share whatever progress I make with this lovely vehicle. I am already thinking about how sweet it would be to put a big block under the hood :p

Unfortunately i can't find out how to post a picture on this site, the file size is always too big. heres a link: https://postimg.org/image/g6p8jxzjz/
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 08:35:15 by Dylaniplomat »
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 08:55:55 »

Welcome to here.

From that picture, it looks be be in good shape.
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 09:04:31 »

Welcome Aboard.
Mopar Dans car Cherry Bomb has a brother. :o
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 12:42:48 »

Got the car home yesterday. Gave it a quick wash and cleaned up the interior a bit. The car ran great on the ride home, for now I think I'm just gonna enjoy it as it is. There are a few issues, the clear coat on the hood and trunk have visible flaws, there's one small spot on the headliner that's sagging a bit, and it kinda smells like mothballs, but other than that it's a great car, I can't wait to take her for a drive.


The only thing I can't quite make up my mind on is wether or not I want the whitewalls facing out. Decisions, decisions..


In the driveway: https://postimg.org/image/vooqh2l1p/


The rear and roof: https://postimg.org/image/ea4i8snwt/


Interior: https://postimg.org/image/y7afhr6rx/


The dip and my dads Buick roadmaster: https://postimg.org/image/mjgdn7hn1/
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 13:36:31 »

Wow man! Welcome and that is a beautiful car! I say it all the time on here, I love that color on these cars ESPECIALLY with dog dish hubcaps.

Agreed - if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. Only thing I'd do is flip those whitewalls in so you have blackwalls with those dog dish caps, but again that's just me. Please resist the urge to add a "system", gold or chrome accessories or modern electronics like LED blubs. Please, as a long time Diplomat enthusiast, I just emplore you to respect the car's originality. It's your car, but that's my plea.

Awesome, clean car. Take care of it! If you read around here a little you'll see that these cars are getting rarer by the day, especially in as good of condition as yours is. Again welcome and stick around, you'll learn more than you ever wanted to about the M-body.
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 14:32:01 »

Wow it looks nice and clean!
While I like full size GMs between the two the diplomat gets more of my attention.
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2016, 15:19:59 »

Cleaned the engine bay up a bit, the 318 in all its glory: https://i.imgsafe.org/bf74bad08e.jpg
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2016, 17:39:07 »

Very Very nice.  I go along with everything Prospect said.  It is a lovely car in original configuration.  Engine cleaned up well too.
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2016, 12:25:36 »

Welcome Aboard.
Mopar Dans car Cherry Bomb has a brother. :o
:D :D :D
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 12:36:10 »

REALLY nice Dip! :w00t: its in amazing shape, gotta love Crimson Red 8) I'd say keep the white walls, there seem to be less cars with them everyday
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2016, 12:34:45 »

Nice ride! You in NY?
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2016, 11:00:33 »

Nice ride! You in NY?
Nah I'm in western mass, the car is from NY though
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2016, 09:33:37 »

It is nice to see young folks enjoying the classics.  Welcome to the group.
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 19:27:09 »

That car is a timepiece! 
And keeping it original is a great idea.  It adds value, and makes the car so much more interesting and fun.  If you lived next door to me I'd offer you money to let me borrow it!
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Re: My first ride, 85 diplomat
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2017, 05:11:25 »

Looks like your car is well-maintained. Congrats!
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