1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restoration

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Re: 1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restorati

Post by Shelby#18 » Sat 27. Oct 2012, 20:28

And now for the second parts car that showed up this week. Once the Convertible is done I should have a few parts left from these to offer for sale.
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One of the reasons I really wanted this particular car. ;)
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Post by Shelby#18 » Sat 27. Oct 2012, 20:35

And all three together. :? Kind of a motley crew.... We have already started ordering parts for the convertible. The tear down will commence the beginning of 2013.
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Re: 1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restorati

Post by Theo » Fri 2. Nov 2012, 18:04

Cool. Can't wait to see the show.

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Re: 1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restorati

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 15. Feb 2013, 09:32

The restoration is starting! In the following posts I'll provide photos of what we have to start with, factory markings / documents that were found, and a few surprises that came up. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

While the goal is towards originality. We will be adding some NOS, and restored original parts that did not come when ordered for this car, but could have been ordered from either the dealer or the factory.
#1 Tri Power set up
#2 Remote Mirrors
#3 Memory Seat option from one of the parts cars
#4 Dual rear antenna's

Estimated time of completion: Winter 2014
Estimated cost: a lot of $'s

First the exterior;
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Re: 1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restorati

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 15. Feb 2013, 09:41

Windows / frames:
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Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 15. Feb 2013, 09:48

Interior / under layment
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Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 15. Feb 2013, 09:55

Engine Compartment:
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Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 15. Feb 2013, 13:02

Trunk:
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Re: 1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restorati

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 15. Feb 2013, 14:05

Factory markings / tags
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Speedometer date
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Found on the convertible top material
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rear upper interior panel markings
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driver door markings
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passenger door markings
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passenger door OK stamp
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Paint OK and inspector number
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Re: 1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restorati

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 15. Feb 2013, 14:45

Week one result...
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