1964-1966 Imperial Taillight Lens Gaskets

Imperial

  1. 300C

    300C Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Fabulous! Can you keep us posted here as to how this will work out? THANKS for taking on the effort and for keeping the Imperials afloat!

    bob/300C
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    Will definitely return original and provide you a set
     
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  3. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    :thankyou:
    I’ll get that out to you by tomorrow.:thumbsup:
     
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    ImpJay The different young

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    Bob, your vert is very, very nice. :thumbsup:
     
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    Imperialist Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Bob, your magnificent Shriner car has to be the finest in existence. That whole group Imperial purchase idea is mind-blowing. It would have made me want to join the club!
     
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  6. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    It’s on its way!:thankyou:
     
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  7. 300C

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    Hey detmatt....
    Thanks for helping the cause!! Great!:thankyou:
     
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  8. 300C

    300C Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thank you for the kind words. The car has been recognized for its quality restoration numerous times, having been featured in the AACA journal two years ago and having attained (recently) its AACA Senior Grand status. For me, the recognition of the folks who really know these cars is what counts. I've written this before and I'll write it again: " We never really own these cars, we're just custodians or caretakers hanging on to them until the next owner comes by." With that in mind, I do hope when it comes time to let go of my "toys" the next person(s) will care for them similarly. They "aint't" makin' any more of these ever again!

    I've been fortunate enough to have the support of organizations like the FCBO folks, the two Chrysler 300 clubs, the Imperial Club, plus several local Mopar nuts who have helped sort things out when they got beyond my reach. Eyeryone (me!) is not an expert in car restoration or maintenance so its important that we work together and support our collective efforts no matter what level of restoration or maintenance we choose. I opted for the full restoration because of the documented SHRINER build, making this a very, very rare car; I thought historically this was the right way to go with this Imp.

    Thank you again for your kind words. They mean a lot coming from another Mopar/Imperial nut! :thumbsup::thankyou:

    bob
     
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    Thanks loads! I appreciate the remarks!

    A few folks have commented on the Imperial so I thought I would share this document with the crew here. This is the original build sheet that the factory shipped with my Crown convert in 1964. If you look closely at the bottom you can see the notation "Omaha Shriners Car" and then, the special trim code, 999, which is Chrysler speak for non-standard interior. These Shriner cars were the only builds with the color scheme that my car reveals, i.e. Persian white exterior, white leather with green trim and white rag top. There are other Shriner cars out there; having the build sheet lends credence to the story. I have seen one other '64.

    .....Here's that build sheet.....Note the early build date as the Shriners placed one bulk order 15-20 identical cars as I understand, early in the year, likely August. Every option available was ordered. Mine lacks a tilt/telescopic wheel and the AM/FM radio, options added by the factory after my car was ordered. My car was also ordered with door edge guards but I never wanted them on as I felt it disturbed the natural flow of the side panel. The guards were restored and like all the other accumulated parts, are now stored away.

    Thanks again, all, for the kind words.
    bob
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  10. garyh

    garyh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to Matt for loaning a NOS gasket to QQE.I will order two sets when available. I may have a NOS Reverse light gasket ('66 only) If QQE is Interested.
     
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    Let me take care of these pieces first
    Dave
     
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    Sample arrived in today’s mail
     
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  13. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    How’s progress on this? @QQE
     
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    Waiting on tooling to be completed. Should be ready by end of week
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    How about now?
     
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    I will be shipping a set for test fit and then ready to roll
    Dave
     
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    I was wondering what became of this gasket endeavor.
    A Paper catalog from them would be nice and it will probably never happen ! Hell, I would even pay for one.
     
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    I can send you both a Quirey and Older goers catalog. Either call or provide address
     
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    I've been working with them (Quirey) frequently during the past few months using Gary G's catalogue. Service has been SPOT-ON and shipping on in-stock parts is fast. Just wanted to let you know that if you need something in Gary's catalogue and it's available, there's no trouble getting it. Quirey has been great to date. As for the gaskets, I could use a set as well so time will tell. Custom work takes time....makes me wonder what Gary did all those years to accommodate our collective Mopar madness. Were it not for him and now Quirey (Dave and company), restoring/maintaining our cars would be nightmarish at best!

    Happy Thanksgiving all!

    bob
     
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  20. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Ok how about now?