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another one bites the dust (the conclusion)
I bought the Desoto that was wrecked in New Jersey a few months ago. It was in terrible shape but I needed the engine and several other parts. I picked it up Friday and have already stripped it down to the frame and engine. I hope to get the engine built for my 1951 Desoto convertible I have . I have seen few cars hit as hard as this one.
At least the parts will go to help keep another car on the road.
That's good news to hear that it became an organ donor for another DeSoto!
It's supposed to be fun!
1949 De Soto Custom Convertible (project)
Great news Tim! For anyone just picking up the story, here is a link to the original thread with photos of the car after the wreck. Seeing that car it is amazing anything could be reused. Keep us apprised on your progress.
Tim: Hopefully you salvaged every last part off the car
Please check the past posts as there were 51/52 owners looking for small items
Where are you located?
Can you do a write up of your experiences for our newsletter?
There are an incredible number of parts used to build a car. There are all sorts of useful parts even with these wrecked cars. There are a lot.
Tim, are the "Custom" emblems on the front fenders in good shape and do you want to sell them? Les
Yes I am saving all of the parts including nuts and bolts. Only one of the custom badges survived the impact. The van had to be traveling at a very high speed as the damage was severe. The dash was bent in half with such force that the face of the speedometer was knocked off center. I hope to use a lot of the parts including the floor pan and trunk floor. My phone number is 304 672 5700 if you are in need of anything.
I'm located in West Virginia