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Jan
14

Trunk Mat Truths. What’s correct?

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It’s a cold winter day. So I got to thinking, What is the correct trunk mat pattern and does it vary between Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth? What is truth (original picture or P/N), opinions without verification are just opinions. Here is what I know. Full disclosure, I like these trivial details. My main focus is for my ‘68 Polara, but will take all proof or verified examples of slab or fuselage trunk mats. Comparing the ‘67 and ‘68 parts book. Only Dodge are the same for those two years....

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Jan
05

Seat cushions/pad for a 2,500 mile classic car road trip

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Looking for AIS (Ass In Seat) experience for a portable seat cushion/ pad to add comfort for a long road trip. (‘68 Polara)
My seats are newly restored/rebuilt pretty close to how they would have come from the factory. However I did take the liberty of adding a little more lumbar support, so for 200 mile trips they are not bad. The downside is the vinyl on warm driving days.
I can google and find sites that offer these, but I am after some AIS testimonials. I have a bench seat and no...

Seat cushions/pad for a 2,500 mile classic car road trip
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Dec
17

Restoration of aluminum lower sill moulding’68 Polara

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After years of searching for new lower sill moulding for my ‘68 Polara I am going to try and restore. To be fair I did find some NOS ones a few years back, but didn’t have the money laying around, and of course now they are gone. I had asked a few shops to take a look at it but not many are interested in messing with aluminum. Also due to the long flat nature they are concerned about getting it perfectly straight, and walk away.
So here goes nothing.
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Nov
27

No more Automatic, I am going Manual (on my new camera)

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I have always been just a point and shoot photographer. My last camera was a nice compact 10 megapixel Canon G7 with a built in telescopic lens. I did buy some lens adapters for it and an underwater case for it, but never could master anything but the Automatic mode. Generally it worked OK, but darker scenes never really turned out or were grainy.
My daughter used it from time to time, but as cell phones got better it sat around.
This September I hit 30 year milestone with Bobcat Company...

No more Automatic, I am going Manual (on my new camera)
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Nov
24

NOS Body side sill trim’68 Polara

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Looking for one of my last pieces. I am doing other parts search engines as well, but has been mostly miss.

Body side sill outside w/ wheel lip molding Rt
3004402

Body side sill outside w/ wheel lip molding Lt
3004403

These only fit ‘68 Dodge Polara. The Monaco and other c-bodies are different as are other years. I need to re-verify the Polara 500 trim but think they were different as well due to the wheel molding or lack of it.
For reference if anyone is out and about and see...

NOS Body side sill trim’68 Polara
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Nov
20

Original Battery Size (Group 24 &27) and cap color Green, Yellow or Red?

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I did some searching and am only finding tidbits of information on battery size and cap color.
I am specifically interested in 1968, but would be nice to understand mid 60's through mid 70's.
The one think I know for sure is that group 27 batteries had red caps between 65 - 68, and group 24 batteries had yellow or green caps between 65 & 68. Two questions I want to answer are:
1: What was the difference between the Yellow and Green Cap group 24 battery
2: What battery would have came with...

Original Battery Size (Group 24 &27) and cap color Green, Yellow or Red?
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Nov
05

68 Polara Monaco ash tray receiver Tab

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Looking for the spring tab that holds the ashtray receiver in the dash. From what I can find based on part numbers, it is 1968 Dodge only (Polara Monaco and 500’s)
I will do tab only, or the full ash receiver with a good tab. As long as the tab is in decent condition I don’t care about the condition of the rest of the receiver.
Here are some pictures I borrowed from e-bay. (Priced higher than I want to pay)
Thank you


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