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Round Rock Hyundai Email Dealer. They just dont make them like this anymore. The attention to detail on the interior is just something you have t As photos show paint in great condition. Bright work also in great condition. Small amount of pitting on some interior bright work.. Bridgewater, NH miles from you. Diamond Blue paint and authentic interior justlike it left the showroom.
It is a limo style vehicle. Have owned this car for 37 years. The car is all there and everything works like it should. It has brand new tires and its reg Here is a chance to have a really cool car. I have for sale a Chrysler Imperial. In temperature controlled storage Absolutely rust free Clean inside and out.
Runs and drives good. New interior, recent tune up, new brakes, new alternator ect. I bought it about 4 years ago. It runs and drives fine. It has a 6 cylinder engine and 3 speed transmission. Its very clean in and out. Clean blue title on I would love to see you or someone build a convertible! For my information, I'd like to see a picture of the hardtop crossbars that are referenced. Reason is that I was in and out of the local Chrysler dealer's service department in that general timeframe.
Granted, they didn't sell that many two door hardtops, but lots of 4 door hardtops. I have a '70 Monaco Brougham 4dr ht myself. I don't recall anything different under it compared to our '72 Chrysler Newport Royale. Possibly their heavier weight? A side issue is that with Imperials and Chrysler C-body convertibles, you're talking about some of the lowest production number vehicles in their respective model years.
The fact that you're mentioning making some serious body modifications to such cars might set many purists' minds to spinning. In the middle s, there seemed to be "convertible fever".
Lincoln Marks and even some Chrysler Cordobas were "convertible-ized" back then. This proves that the issues with the rear seat upholstery and such are easy things to deal with when starting with a hardtop body. Just as they were dealt with in the Buick Riviera and Olds Toronado convertibles in the s. Actually, a "street rod" is from model year and prior. Street machine is model year and later. I guess either of these types of cars can't be "show cars"?
Yes, they can be show cars in their own respective class. In my mind though show means pure bone stock. The C body quarter panel pressings have the same bends that is lined with different door guards trim. The rear bumper "cutouts" you call them is bolted onto the quarter.
I run into the same issue about "purist" when it comes to historical homes in our area. We own the oldest in our section of town years old this year and certain city groups frown on you trying to match features that are period to the house that have disappeared over the years unless it is documented. This they call "false historicism". But they have taken the code out of context and any changes can be documented.
Just like we know there were no Imperial convertibles so that should be obvious a post factory fabrication but done using factory fabricated items that would replicate a period car as the factory would have done it. The unibody one for Chrysler covers all body types when it comes to the floor braces and is mentioned the same way for the Imperial one.
Eric, thanks for posting those pictures from the Chrysler Data Book. Those particular books have a world of information in them, plus mechanical specs not found in the normal sales brochures. In the first picture of the body shell. In the case of the "Heavy-gauge floor reinforcements", note that the word used is "heavy", not "heavier".
Also, in a UniBody-type vehicle construction, the "Structural rear roof pillars" "C" pillars are an integral part of the body structure, just as they would also be on a body-on-frame body. The "Diagonal steel braces" are on regular Chryslers, too, of any size.
Not to forget body-on-frame bodies, too. Where they've been deleted is on more late model vehicles also of UniBody-type construction, regardless of manufacturer which can have a fold-town rear seat.
In those vehicles, the U-shaped metal from the package tray to each of the rear wheelhouses is reinforced to make up for those diagonal braces not being there. Compared to similar Ford and GM vehicles Imperial competitors , which are body-on-frame vehicles, the "heaviness" of the various reinforcements and braces IS most probably "heavier" in gauge than the similar Ford and GM body areas, heavyness which is a normal feature of UniBody-type body construction.
IF it had noted that the Imperial's body contained "heavier" bracing, that would have been different AND would have needed to have a reference to "heavier than what" the comparison vehicle might have been. In some cases, the particular "heavy-gauge" items can be there not only for body strength, but also to help decrease any sympathetic resonances which UniBody construction can tend to accent, which body-on-frame vehicles seem to ignore or plain just not have.
In the later s, we did some courtesy deliveries of Chevy Impala police vehicles. These were the "square" body cars rather than the later "round" body Impalas and Caprices. When I got the "plain white wrapper" out on the Interstate, I was impressed at how solid it felt, compared to normal Caprices of that body series. It went past the heavy-duty suspension components, too. So, when I got back, I got into the parts book to see what was different in the structure area.
On the window sticker, it noted "Heavy Duty Frame", so I looked for that. What I found, in the police car parts section, was ONE frame listed. So, that raised the question of "As there is only ONE frame part number listed for replacement parts, is it 'heavy duty' or 'normal'?
Or is the normal frame considered "heavy duty"? My general orientation is that the normal frame could be termed "heavy duty", but not cataloged as such. Again, what constitutes "heavy duty"? If the window sticker had read "Heavier Duty Frame with additional reinforcements", that would have been a whole different part number!
But NONE of that was there, so the interpretation is that the normal frame might be termed "heavy duty" in some particular realm of strength-related things. It would have been inappropriate to, unlike in Chevy pickup trucks where frame strength is something to ballyhoo, say this particular model year's frame was stiffer than last year's model.
Also consider that in the case of law enforcement vehicles, the descriptive words "heavy duty" are generously used to describe almost every aspect of the higher-performance vehicles. Remember the dialogue from "The Blues Brothers" where Dan Ackroyd is telling John Belushi about the Dodge ex-police car as they head to Chicago at night with sunglasses on?
But, by about the model year, they were back to building "ONE" body as in the past. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.
Sign up for a new account in our community. Already have an account? General Discussion Search In. Posted February 2, No, I don't own one nor know of one for sale since they don't exist BUT Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. I can see this becoming a Tucker convertible-like thread I have not had enough coffee, yet. Posted February 2, edited. Edited February 2, by X-Frame see edit history. Posted February 3, Does not look to be a convertible unless it has a hardtop, but check out this model.
Posted February 3, edited. Posted February 5, Just some thoughts, NTX I will look into the other dimensions and post the results here. Posted February 6, Posted February 6, edited.
Posted February 7, So, are these "crossbars" only under C-body hardtops or B-body cars, too?
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