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What did you do with your DeSoto Today?
I drove my 1952 to downtown Ypsilanti last Thursday evening for the Season-first "Depot- Town Car show". Here it is nestled between two vintage Thunderbirds. A lot of fun activities! I could have won free ice cream if I had entered the hula-hoop competition, but I thought better of it. I went for a cold beer at the local brew-pub instead.
Owner of a 1952 Desoto Firedome
Well, not today, but last weekend, a friend of mine and I rebuilt the front brakes on my 41 DeSoto (for the 3rd time). Master cylinder, wheel cylinders and new front shoes. Rear brakes seem to be working fine. Then we dropped the fuel tank, cleaned and painted the metal in the area above where the fuel tank mounts with POR 15, installed a new flexible line from the pump to the frame mounted steel line. Adjusted the brakes and clutch as best we could without test driving (no fuel tank). We then went hunting for some fittings and some rubber to use as mounting cushions for the tank when reinstalled. And then, we ran out of time! It was dirty, greasy and hard work, but it was fun and a learning experience.
Isn't that the way it always works? Work will continue in a couple of weeks when our schedules permit!
1941 DeSoto Deluxe 2 Door Sedan
It's Delightful, It's DeLovely, It's DeSoto!