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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
62 Savoy project underway
      #7004395 - Fri Jan 06 2012 11:36 AM Attachment (342 downloads)

I bought this from a moparts member this fall. You may recall having seen it advertised here. I'll never forget working at the St. Paul main Montgomery Wards store in the auto dept in 1966. A guy in the tire shop had one of these with a 413 in it. It was a good thing he worked in the tire shop as he needed rear tires regularly. I've wanted a 62 2 door sedan ever since!

A guy who used to work for me retired this summer and is doing auto body as a retirement supplementing activity. It was great to see him get so excited about this project, compared to the ho-hum or that's a lot of work reaction from so many in the trade. I stopped out today to see how he was doing and was amazed at how much he'd done in such a short time. I'm pleased to share it with you all.


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peabodyracing
super stock


Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7004396 - Fri Jan 06 2012 11:37 AM Attachment (244 downloads)

I was sure pleased to find the cowl in this condition!

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7004398 - Fri Jan 06 2012 11:40 AM Attachment (174 downloads)

Other side of the cowl. Even clean at the base of the windshield.

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7004400 - Fri Jan 06 2012 11:41 AM Attachment (165 downloads)

Trunk floor

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7004401 - Fri Jan 06 2012 11:42 AM Attachment (155 downloads)

The car had the usual floor pan problems. I advertised locally for 62 parts and a guy not 5 miles from me responded. He has a really solid convertible and had a 4 door for parts. Sold me the floor pan and a few other pieces I needed for the car.

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peabodyracing
super stock


Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7004403 - Fri Jan 06 2012 11:43 AM Attachment (162 downloads)

Passenger side rear quarter

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70440+6bbl
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Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: NY
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7004419 - Fri Jan 06 2012 11:55 AM

Very nice metal so far! Yes, I remember seeing it for sale here for a while. I'm glad someone stepped up and bought it. Keep the pics coming

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hemi4speed
super street


Reged: Jan 21 2003
Loc: Fairfield Maine
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: 70440+6bbl]
      #7004482 - Fri Jan 06 2012 12:47 PM

My favorite early B-body. Good luck, it sounds like it went to a good home!

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peabodyracing
super stock


Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7013356 - Wed Jan 11 2012 03:49 PM Attachment (166 downloads)

Engine compartment. Talk about basic!

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7013359 - Wed Jan 11 2012 03:50 PM Attachment (102 downloads)

Passenger side front quarter

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7013365 - Wed Jan 11 2012 03:51 PM Attachment (112 downloads)

Bottom of door

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peabodyracing
super stock


Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7013369 - Wed Jan 11 2012 03:52 PM Attachment (123 downloads)

Preparing the replacement floor pan

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7013374 - Wed Jan 11 2012 03:54 PM Attachment (119 downloads)

Trial fit the back floor section.

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topside
super gas


Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: So Near, Yet So Far
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7017178 - Fri Jan 13 2012 06:40 PM

It doesn't get much better than a black '62 Savoy, in my book, especially the Maxie cars. Looks like a good starting point.

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Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: topside]
      #7017248 - Fri Jan 13 2012 07:24 PM

Wow, awesome!

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383man
493man


Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: Balt. Md
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: ]
      #7020020 - Sun Jan 15 2012 12:38 PM

Thats going to be a real nice car. Ron

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CHAPPER
Swollen Rusty Nuts


Reged: Nov 05 2009
Loc: Belpre,Ohio
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: 383man]
      #7023120 - Tue Jan 17 2012 10:23 AM Attachment (123 downloads)

Will be watching,,,did one of these in '82-'85. The cowl was always a trouble spot with them. I had to pretty much do away with the original stuff...

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Ontos
Same Ol', Same Ol'


Reged: Sep 20 2005
Loc: Ridgecrest, Ca.
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: CHAPPER]
      #7024499 - Wed Jan 18 2012 12:08 AM

Cool project! Is the wagon next?

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Max Wedge Savoy
mopar


Reged: Mar 10 2008
Loc: Sullivan, Ohio
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: CHAPPER]
      #7024597 - Wed Jan 18 2012 05:42 AM

Quote:

Will be watching,,,did one of these in '82-'85. The cowl was always a trouble spot with them. I had to pretty much do away with the original stuff...




I agree. I have had 10-15 62-65's and everyone has had a soft spot in the cowl.


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peabodyracing
super stock


Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: Ontos]
      #7024713 - Wed Jan 18 2012 08:04 AM

Quote:

Cool project! Is the wagon next?




Hi Rob. Good to hear from you. The wagon is doing fine. I've gotten more comments on that car than anything else I own. I still marvel at how solid that car is. Thanks again for selling it to me.

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7025120 - Wed Jan 18 2012 01:08 PM Attachment (145 downloads)

Floor is in. Some final welding and caulking to do but what a difference it makes in the looks of the car! For a used floor pan it turned out well. Not perfect or brand new, but I'm pleased with the results.

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7025135 - Wed Jan 18 2012 01:16 PM Attachment (137 downloads)

I'm getting too old to lay on the floor for an underside picture, so here's the best I could do this morning.

We'd a bit of a debate going on regarding the trunk floor. There are a few pinholes mostly on the right side. Some are above the right frame rail, forward of where the leaf spring shackle mount is. He wants to cut out and replace the section because he feels the sheet metal may be a bit thin there and doesn't want to take a chance on it becoming an issue down the road.

My immediate reaction was to leave it alone, but then thought better of it. He wants to do it the way he feels is best and I sure don't want to dampen the enthusiasm, so I told him to proceed as he sees fit.

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7039817 - Fri Jan 27 2012 02:05 PM

Camera died on me this morning when I went out to check on the Savoy. I may not have been able to photograph much because he's been working on straightening out the deck lid. That wouldn't show in a picture.

The one on the car originally was rusted beyond repair and I spent a fair amount of time trying to find another. Every one I found was about as rusted as the one I already had. Finally found one on a car that had been sitting in a yard with cattle roaming around it. The car was beat to death and rusted to nothing but somehow the trunk lid was still rust free. Unfortunately a calf or some such thing had walked across the top of the deck lid. That didn't do the sheet metal a whole lot of good.

Anyway, he's been able to get the reinforcement channels back in line and has the lid pretty well pulled back in shape.

Also replacing a section of the left front lower quarter panel. It's amazing how much crap collects in the bottom of such cavities after 50 years.

We finalized on the body color and the dash board. Body is going the light yellow consistent with that year and the dash kind of a silvery very light blue.

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7060419 - Wed Feb 08 2012 01:54 PM Attachment (112 downloads)

You know, work keeps getting in the way of playing! Finally made it out to the shop today to see how the Savoy's coming. Here are some updates.

Repairs to driver's front rocker panel:

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7060421 - Wed Feb 08 2012 01:55 PM Attachment (110 downloads)

Rear quarter patch

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7060426 - Wed Feb 08 2012 01:56 PM Attachment (88 downloads)

Usual front fender rust. Here's the start of the patching. Fortunately the inner channel was still solid on this side. Not so on the other though!

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7060432 - Wed Feb 08 2012 01:58 PM Attachment (98 downloads)

Other than the terribly rusted deck lid, the driver's door was probably the roughest part of the car. Still solid but the outer skin was beat up pretty good. Starting to pull things back in line.

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dart1962_440
mopar


Reged: May 02 2005
Loc: Michigan
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7065600 - Sat Feb 11 2012 09:41 AM

62's rock! Keep up the good work!

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CHAPPER
Swollen Rusty Nuts


Reged: Nov 05 2009
Loc: Belpre,Ohio
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: dart1962_440]
      #7073953 - Thu Feb 16 2012 07:53 AM

Just checked in to see how it was going,,,looks good!!
Looks familiar...sort of 'dejavue'

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Hemi_Ram
super gas


Reged: Feb 14 2003
Loc: Grand Forks, ND
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: CHAPPER]
      #7091588 - Sun Feb 26 2012 03:53 PM

Larry, that's quite the project you have here; looks like it is coming along. Keep up the good work.

What happened to that 3 speed Fury I or was it a Belvedere that you picked up locally?

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kidmopar
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Reged: Feb 16 2009
Loc: Central Valley, CA
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: Hemi_Ram]
      #7092330 - Sun Feb 26 2012 10:29 PM

It's hard to believe these '62's are FIFTY YEARS OLD! Your doing GREAT on all that metal work!! Keep the progress photos coming.

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Red63440
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Reged: Jan 29 2011
Loc: Rochester, NY
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: Hemi_Ram]
      #7092333 - Sun Feb 26 2012 10:30 PM

Looking great, should be sharp looking when finished. What drive componets are going into it?

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66 Plymouth Valiant-340
71 Challenger
73 Sebring Plus
64 Plymouth Sports Fury
68 Barracuda Formula S-383
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peabodyracing
super stock


Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7127506 - Tue Mar 20 2012 12:14 PM Attachment (106 downloads)

Work keeps getting in the way of playing, but I did get out to check on the Savoy this morning. The dash and component trim parts are painted. I like the color!

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7127508 - Tue Mar 20 2012 12:15 PM Attachment (85 downloads)

Lots of sanding on component parts

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peabodyracing
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Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7127514 - Tue Mar 20 2012 12:17 PM Attachment (113 downloads)

Third coat of sandable primer. What a difference a coat of primer makes in the looks of the car!

I have been giving the driveline some thought and think I'll be going with a mild 413 and 4 speed. I've an old old Lunati solid lifter cam setup I've had since the 70's, a little long on duration but was pretty steetable. Also have looked several times over the past few months at Edelbrock STR style intakes and sure am intrigued by one of the single carb top units for visual impact. No experience with how driveable they are.

I realized this morning when looking at the car that I should have worked out the motor mount scheme before taking it to the body shop. It was a slant 6 car. Guess I'll be making careful modifications after it's back home.

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CHAPPER
Swollen Rusty Nuts


Reged: Nov 05 2009
Loc: Belpre,Ohio
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7128827 - Wed Mar 21 2012 10:40 AM Attachment (84 downloads)

Ahhhh,,,I remember 'primer' very well. Project looks good..

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peabodyracing
super stock


Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: CHAPPER]
      #7129978 - Thu Mar 22 2012 06:44 AM

Your 62 really goods good! What became of the car?

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CHAPPER
Swollen Rusty Nuts


Reged: Nov 05 2009
Loc: Belpre,Ohio
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
      #7130076 - Thu Mar 22 2012 08:23 AM Attachment (112 downloads)

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Your 62 really goods good! What became of the car?




I sold it, as a roller, to a 'friend', at a reduced price, as he said he was going to put it on the street. I thought that it would be neat to see it on the street, hence the reduced price. He imediately took it to the 'Nats and tried to double his money on it. It did not sell there, so later he traded it for a street-rod project car,, .
I belive it is in the southeast Ohio,Gallioplis area now. I am not sure exactly where,,as I haven't heard from my 'ex-friend'.!!


This is how it looked when I sold it..

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Joesixpack
master


Reged: Jan 21 2003
Loc: Joliet IL
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: CHAPPER]
      #7131683 - Fri Mar 23 2012 07:56 AM

larry looks like it coming along nicely,what did you decide on for a K-frame? 63-65 or later 66-70 V8?

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peabodyracing
super stock


Reged: Jan 01 2007
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: CHAPPER]
      #7132573 - Fri Mar 23 2012 06:31 PM




I sold it, as a roller, to a 'friend', at a reduced price, as he said he was going to put it on the street. I thought that it would be neat to see it on the street, hence the reduced price. He imediately took it to the 'Nats and tried to double his money on it. It did not sell there, so later he traded it for a street-rod project car,, .
I belive it is in the southeast Ohio,Gallioplis area now. I am not sure exactly where,,as I haven't heard from my 'ex-friend'.!!


This is how it looked when I sold it..




Great shot of the car. I love the way they carry the left front wheel, although it's sure hell on the body. You obviously spent some time tieing yours all together. I know from way back when racing my Lancer wagon, after a good pass the doors wouldn't shut right until the car sat static a while. I've a picture of it somewhere carrying the left front, albeit not nearly as impressive as your 62. We all have friend stories like that it seems. Thanks for posting and your comments!

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