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AlainB

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My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« on: May 07, 2017, 19:59:48 »

My grand-father passed last january at the venerable age of 99 yrs.
The family had no plan for his last car, they wanted to send it to the scrap yard
I convince my mother, who is in charge of the sucession, to give it to me because I wanted it since several years now and I want to give it a second life


Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984, always kept in a garage until now


















I manage to start the engine after several years of storage


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-uyXv9lEhs


120 000 kms original everything
it needs good brakes, 4 shocks,probably new tie rod ends and 4 tires
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 10:26:43 »

Nice looking car.

Most of what it needs comes from it's low mileage status. Sitting doesn't help a car that was driven so seldom.  Good luck and keep us posted as to what you do.
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 12:39:28 »

Thanks for saving her from the scrapper!

Waaaay too nice to scrap!
You have a nice clean body to start your restore.
Keep it off the salty streets in the winter and she will be nice for many years to come.
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 21:49:05 »

after some cleaning and heavy scrubbing








120 000 km
2 owners
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 19:25:12 »

Very nice looking ride.  Welcome to the group.
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 21:49:39 »

Awesome car!
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 04:17:13 »

Nice car! Buy a quality cover for it if you don't have a garage.
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 03:28:28 »

Sweet car. Those seats look really comfy.
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 11:58:19 »

Great car and your Grandfather's choice of vehicles shows how smart the older generation really are. Sorry to hear of his passing, but then 99 years is a long life. I hope it was a happy life and a peaceful passing.

Thank you for saving his car, welcome aboard and let us know how we can help.
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 16:06:56 »

This is were I am right now
purchased
4 KYB GR2 to redo the suspension not installed yet
4 white side all season tires  used but nice
3 chrome wheel trimming to replace the missing and broken ones
2 1986+ hubcabs with all the wires (I have 2 broken ones)


fixed
new battery and redid the main wires
carburetor now idles properly
transmission now engage smoothly
hose from the engine manifold to the air filter
most of the big rust was sanded down to bare metal and sprayed with a scellant, a proper light body work /paint touch up will follow
replaced the rear lights


to do
fix the exhaust line from the muffler to the exhaust tip
fix the leaking fuel line
fix the sloppy steering play
check the front calipers
bleed the old brake fluid from the lines









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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2017, 12:25:29 »

I'd pay money for a 5th that straight...
Good work keeping it from the scrap yard!
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 16:19:01 »

I'm sure your grandfather would be happy to see you taking care of the car, it sounds like you're having fun with it so far!
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2017, 14:47:18 »

Looking good!

You're on your way!
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Re: My inheritance: Chrysler Fifth Avenue 1984
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 14:00:25 »

That's a great 'Fifth you've got 
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