Meet Snow White, my 1970 N-code Dodge Polara Convertible

Fuselage Years

  1. ayilar

    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thank you guys for the encouragement. Driving these great cars in our beautiful country is what I like best -- cue my organizing the first CATL with Wyatt this past September!

    By sharing information about the cars in my care and posting about them, my hope is for more people to be able to enjoy them too, if only vicariously. This said, I don't plan to post additional pictures till Snow White has been spruced up and can make her re-entry into the world (see my "to do" list above).

    Indeed it has, but I do not think that I am a terminal case (or at least I have illusions that I am not). I am aware of the 24/7 limit and I believe strongly that family/work come first, so it is time for me to stop buying more cars.

    All right, let me rephrase this last sentence. At this point, I have three cars that I have long lusted after: Poppy, Medina and now Snow White. I am not willing to take in more (at least not for the long haul), so any additional C-body I might buy from now on would mean that one of my current ones would have to go. Needless to say, in such an event, I will try to get a buyer who wants to do what is right for the car.

    Case in point: Some of you know that I bought an Imperial also this summer. She was not a runner, but I still bought her because she was rust-free and had perfectly straight panels, had very low miles, and had a full history. When I took delivery, the interior turned out to be worse than Wyatt and I had been led to expect, and the engine does not turn freely. Now that I have bought Snow White, I will try to pass "Elsie" on to someone who will do what needs to be done.

    Indeed, my search of parts for Snow White has started.

    Thank you so much, @saforwardlook, for your offer -- I will gladly buy the correct multiplex AM/FM (R35) radio from you if you are willing to spare one!

    In related matters, if someone has the driver-side rear wheel well trim, please PM me. Ditto for a steering wheel -- original preferred, but the correct woodgrain would be eagerly welcome.
     
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    Fury Pursuit Senior Member

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    Very cool. Congratulations!
     
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    Cool indeed. Congratulations!
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    Looks like a great car, I will be watching for more pic's when it arrives and you and Wyatt dig into it.:thumbsup:
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Congratulations. She's a beauty.
    Consider a recore. Did that for Nessie's rad and never had cooling issue since.
    I put a 2.5" TTI exhaust on the Monaco. The system fit without issue and it was an easy project for a mechanically challenged person like me. Car up on jacks and a bit of creeper time...done.
    I'm not following the bouncing ball here. What do you mean "colour match"? By "wood steering wheel" do you mean the factory optional wheel? If so I thought those things were like hens teeth.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    White car, white letters ...

    Factory wood grain wheel cars are very rare, especially on Cs. Finding an original would be expensive but worth it, just the hunt is entertaining . They do reproduce the wheels which may be the way to go.


    I agree with the recore radiator .
     
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  7. ayilar

    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    @Fratzog and @polara71 — The radiator is a reproduction I’ve been told, so recoring (which is what I did for Poppy) is not an option.

    I believe it’s a Spectra CU332, based solely on the picture I got from the seller. If so, then I will try and see if it works well as different folks have had either excellent (3) or not so good (1) experiences so far with that unit. If I’m not happy with the cooling, then I plan to bite the bullet and go (gasp) Glen Ray.

    As for the steering wheel, that’s not high on the list. It’ll happen when I find one. Reproduction is possible, but at $700 (AFAICT) not worth it to me — at least not till I see (at Carlisle next year!) how Missouri’s looks like.
     
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    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    Congrats on your latest score!!
    Hope to see you again at tge next C body show!
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    If it were an original wood grained wheel car it's worth every penny.
    Otherwise leave it original. It's too rare and too nice to modify things.
     
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    I found this 70 Sport Fury in a yard with Wyatt I grabbed it for wall art for now it's pretty ruff I'd say.

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  12. ayilar

    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    PM sent!
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Good save, it is rough but restoreable . Worth the $1000.00 restoration fee for the right car I'd say. Do these have a column adapter or do they just bolt on to the standard column ?
    Mine is solid and original to the car but the grain is gone. I will have no problem shelling out the restoration fee when needed .
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    You make the call Michel ... Worth it?
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Michel.
    Nice ride. This isn't the one you asked me not to talk about though. :poke:
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thank you! Nope, but that one is safe and sound too! Lots to give thanks for today!
     
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    It was just bolted to the column I didn't see any kind of adapter at all. I found a guy the restores these kinda wheels. I asked about mine he said to sand blast the spokes and see how they turn out.
     
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    Welder guy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Great car !!! Good luck with the steering wheel . There won’t be any problem with mounting other 3 spoke mopar wheels , they interchange. I installed a 67 recall wheel on my 69 with no issues at all and it’s a simple job to change it back .
     
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    1970 model year columns are a bit wider than the previous years because the ignition was moved from the dash to the column.

    A wood steering wheel will mount and function just find but you need the plastic "collar" that fills the gap. That is why 1970 wood steering wheels have the three little holes at base of the spokes...that is what the collar clips into.

    I can post some pictures later to help.

    Dave
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    That may be what I was thinking of ...:thumbsup:
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Guess who's coming home?

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