Tortoise grain Newport

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  1. boostedvan

    boostedvan Member

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    Another one to added to the fleet. This one has been sitting for 20+ years outside in the elements. Body is fairly solid minus a huge dent in the rear 1/4 panel. Interior is rough and missing parts, trunk is crispy but stub frame is good. There is a bit of the original tortoise grain top left on it, would've been a neat car back in the day.

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  2. Marv

    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    I like that one. That must have been a stunner back then. Is there a company that reproduces Gator / Turtoise grain roofs?
     
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    Vinyl Tops

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    fc7_plumcrazy Senior Member

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    please post the Fender tag

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    Not a problem!

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    Old Mike Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it has a New Yorker grille
     
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  7. Marv

    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    CE23:
    Chrysler
    Economy
    2 Door Hardtop

    L0C: 383 290HP 1-2BBL 8 CYL
    1970
    Jefferson Avenue, MI, USA

    138772: Sequence number

    E61: 383 cid 2 barrel V8 290hp
    D32: Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission
    FY4: Light Gold Poly Exterior Color
    E2Y4: Trim -(optional) Vinyl Bench Seat, Gold/Black
    FY4: Light Gold Poly Int. Door Frames
    A08: Build Date: October 08
    03126: Order number

    V1Y: Full Vinyl Top, Turtoise
    R13: Deluxe AM Radio (5 1/2 Watts)
    P31: Power Windows

    L31: Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals
    M31: Belt Moldings

    P41: Power Door Locks (can´t read the first figure but looks like a P to me )
    G15: Tinted Windshield

    V5X: Vinyl Side Molding, Black
     
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  8. marty mopar

    marty mopar Well-Known Member

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    Love the horn button on the steering wheel...I assume that is what that is and not for a siren under the hood. It might be for the passenger ejector system they had that year too. Very rare optional accessory. (dealer add-on)
     
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    That's one awesome car! Love that tortoise grain top.

    Marv, Isn't V5X the body side moldings with the black rubber insert?
     
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    Nobody re-pops Tortoise grain, you'd have to get NOS material.

    Gator grain is re-popped because it was a muscle car thing.
     
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  11. Marv

    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    I was looking on the SMS website, couldn´t find it anywhere. Question is with that 3D printing technology if you scan a well
    preserved piece could it be printed ? I´ve absolutely no clue of that whole subject so I don´t know if it´s possible to print
    flexible vinyl-like material. But I mean they´re already using printed super light but super loadable parts for airplanes so why not ?
     
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    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    V5X -> Vinyl side moldings , you´re correct thanks

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    I only notice that due to looking for v5 side moldings for cuda's.
    Mostly looking for V5R.
    So far I've only found some for challengers.
    Thanks DetMat!
     
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    SMS has the material for V1Y in stock
     
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    Also -69 front fenders.