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 on: September 23, 2021, 09:30:09 
Started by wolfmandip - Last post by DobaMark
A couple more items on the cars:
Ohio used an old Chrysler color, Silver Cloud Metallic, on the cars. It was used on a lot of cars in the 1970s but I ordered A2 paint for a 1977 Cordoba in that color and it was a match.
Ohio ordered Sure Grip in the cars, but did not order silicone hoses or engine oil coolers.

The police equipement? To me it looks right on this car but I really don't know for sure as it's not my area of expertise.

 on: September 21, 2021, 18:52:22 
Started by wolfmandip - Last post by wolfmandip
wow, thank you for the history lesson on this agency! 

 on: September 21, 2021, 08:02:20 
Started by wolfmandip - Last post by DobaMark
Other interesting Ohio equipment, all of which is correct:
Manual windows but power locks.
Tilt wheel but no cruise control.
Radio block off plate with switch gear.
Reel of hose underhold to pump gasoline to a stranded vehicle.
Premium seats plus carpet.

Someone has worked on the rear doors. When in service:
1) The rear window cranks were removed and a cap installed over the hole.
2) Rear door inside handles were removed.
3) The lock knobs and the rods for them were removed from the rear doors
(All these pieces were in the truck of my car when I bought it)

 on: September 21, 2021, 07:57:26 
Started by wolfmandip - Last post by DobaMark
The only thing wrong I could find from an equipment standpoint was the front seats. Even with the nice (Diplomat SE like seats) Ohio put seat covers over them when these cars were put in service. Not cheap covers, serious heavy seat covers held on with hog rings. I looked at several M bodies coming out of service and eventually bought one. Every marked Ohio patrol car, Ford Chevy or Plymouth, at the time had front seat covers.
At 95k miles, the seats under the front covers wer elike brand new on the 88 Plymouth I bought at auction.

 on: September 19, 2021, 19:21:58 
Started by wolfmandip - Last post by wolfmandip
thank you for adding that link.  lots to note in it -for starters, I think those are rattlesnake shin guards Steve is wearing!!  AC belts are off, some typical rust noted, but overall car looks really solid.  interesting carpet and plush interior but with crank windows.  you really could order these cars to your specs back in the day.  looks like it has the Eagle RS-A tires on it -which are impossible to find these days.  hope somebody here gets it!

 on: September 16, 2021, 10:46:57 
Started by dermohar - Last post by M_Body_Coupe
Agree, very cool!

My only race track video (compilation actually) was done by my son. He loved being there, we worked on the clips afterwards, it was a good time!

"Thumbs Up" to your son.

 on: September 15, 2021, 22:10:24 
Started by dermohar - Last post by Mike

 on: September 15, 2021, 22:09:24 
Started by wolfmandip - Last post by Mike
Looks nice. I like how they have the junkyard gold guy doing the walk arounds instead of so many of those massive collection auctions where they usually skim through everything qucikly in one video.

 on: September 14, 2021, 05:37:40 
Started by wolfmandip - Last post by DobaMark

 on: September 11, 2021, 11:41:11 
Started by dermohar - Last post by dermohar
From my son's youtube channel.   He's in grade 8.  This video has some good views of the exterior of the car.

The 1964 Valiant is not part of the line up of cars for this forum but it happily sits beside my Dip and LeBaron M body coupes.

During the pandemic, it was a good father son project.  The car always ran well but it always looked a bit of a mess.  There is very very little rust anywhere on this car.  I've owned it for years as it was a cheapo but very SOLID car that I bought for $450 when I first needed long distance transportation in the 90s.

We put mint front fenders and a trunk lid on the car.  These parts had been sitting in my garage for years.  Gone are the dented front fenders from the previous original owner, the trunk lid which had a 100 small dings from the careless carrying of a canoe by the former owner's son.  We replaced the rubber around the both windshields and was happy to find zero rust around the window fences.  The original rubber gaskets were a nightmare to remove.   They were baked rock hard.  Gone is the  messy silicone I used to seal the leaks when I bought the car and had no funds.  Gone is the horrible low cost ugly green paint  that was put on the car in the 70s.

The next job is to upgrade the 9" front drum brakes with a manual single circuit master cylinder to power brakes, front disc and a dual circuit master cylinder.  Those original front brakes were never the best on slippery roads, in heavy traffic or for sudden high speed stops.  Driving  will be a lot safer in today's traffic.

In the video, we were getting some Krown rust proofing as the car is a driver not a trailer queen.

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