National DeSoto Club Forum - Recent Posts https://desoto.org/community/ Discussion Board en-US Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:34:28 +0000 wpForo 60 RE: 1959 Dash Rebuild Saga https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/1959-dash-rebuild-saga/#post-12524 Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:04:01 +0000 @davidfrank

I’m assuming the insignias are plated (be nice if it weren’t), so your caution was prudent. I’m wondering if vinegar might be an alternative as a non-abrasive approach?

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Roger Hubbs https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/1959-dash-rebuild-saga/#post-12524
RE: 1959 Dash Rebuild Saga https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/1959-dash-rebuild-saga/#post-12523 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:15:51 +0000 I have been spending time restoring the gauge and gauge face colors. The needles were easy enough, using some Testor's model paint and a small brush. The gauge and speedometer faces were more difficult. I ended up using two size sewing needles to scrape out all the old paint and then the "average" sized sewing needle to apply Testor's flat cherry red paint. I did a few markings at a time and then wiped off the excess paint. The speedometer took two coats on the markings to get the thickness even (since the dash lights will shine through the markings). It was very time consuming and tedious, but it looks so much better restored back to red instead of the nearly white that it was from all the years of sun exposure!

I also have the dash and steering column components out for powder coating and the steering pump and steering box were both sent off to Power Brake X-Change in Pittsburgh for rebuild. That stuff should be back anytime not and then reassembly can start. I will mostly just be waiting on the chrome at that po

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DavidFrank https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/1959-dash-rebuild-saga/#post-12523
RE: 1959 Dash Rebuild Saga https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/1959-dash-rebuild-saga/#post-12522 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:04:09 +0000 @rogerhubbs believe it or not, I just used my fingernail to scrape. It was very slow and tedious, but I found it was hard enough to get the coating of corrosion off without damaging the finish. Maybe a plastic scraper (like for applying decals) would have the same effect and be a little easier. I tried Dawn dish soap and water first, but it wasn't strong enough. Anything stronger and I was afraid it would damage the gold finish.

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DavidFrank https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/1959-dash-rebuild-saga/#post-12522
Where to Anchor Seat Belts https://desoto.org/community/support-forum/where-to-anchor-seat-belts/#post-12521 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:54:35 +0000 I just bought a 59 Firedome Sportsman 2 door. It has no seat belts and I want to add them. Is there a preferred location? Are there any caveats I should be aware of?

Thanks

Norm

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Norman Silverman https://desoto.org/community/support-forum/where-to-anchor-seat-belts/#post-12521
RE: 1959 Firedome Changing dash light bulbs https://desoto.org/community/support-forum/1959-firedome-changing-dash-light-bulbs/#post-12520 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:52:35 +0000 If this is anything like a mid 60's Imperial, which has the same interference, it is necessary to lower the steering column a couple of inches in order to get the clearance required.

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Norman Silverman https://desoto.org/community/support-forum/1959-firedome-changing-dash-light-bulbs/#post-12520
RE: 1959 Dash Rebuild Saga https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/1959-dash-rebuild-saga/#post-12519 Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:15:04 +0000 @davidfrank

Hey David,

What did you use to cleanup the Fireflite insignia?

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Roger Hubbs https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/1959-dash-rebuild-saga/#post-12519
RE: Have not received the Membership edition of the Adventurer https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/have-not-received-the-membership-edition-of-the-adventurer/#post-12518 Thu, 01 Apr 2021 21:10:24 +0000 The funning part to this whole mailing of the Adventurer is that I still have not received my membership copy and today is 4/1/21 but I did get my notification that my membership dues are due by May1 2021.  The first class letter came sooner that the magazine.

 

Rich Hartung

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RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/have-not-received-the-membership-edition-of-the-adventurer/#post-12518
RE: Have not received the Membership edition of the Adventurer https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/have-not-received-the-membership-edition-of-the-adventurer/#post-12517 Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:47:50 +0000 I got mine in NJ a week or two ago.

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JimMegee https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/have-not-received-the-membership-edition-of-the-adventurer/#post-12517
Have not received the Membership edition of the Adventurer https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/have-not-received-the-membership-edition-of-the-adventurer/#post-12516 Tue, 30 Mar 2021 23:07:46 +0000 Tomorrow will  be the end of March and i still have not received the 2021 Membership edition of the Adventurer.  Has anyone else received there current magazine her inthe greater eastern Pa, New Jersey, Delaware and NY area.

 

Rich Hartung

desoto1939@aol.com

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RichardHartung https://desoto.org/community/general-discussion/have-not-received-the-membership-edition-of-the-adventurer/#post-12516
RE: 1961 Adventurer https://desoto.org/community/class-6-1960-1961/1961-adventurer/#post-12515 Tue, 30 Mar 2021 01:02:10 +0000 This same '61 "Adventurer" was being auctioned by a company called AAC Auctions I believe just a few weeks ago.  The bid supposedly got to $41000 but with a no sale because the reserve was not met.  I'm pretty sure there was some shady bidding going on trying to get the reserve met which was $42500 if my memory serves me right.  I see it is back on the listing by Blackhawk with no change in the asking price.  

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FredRoman https://desoto.org/community/class-6-1960-1961/1961-adventurer/#post-12515