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#1151542 - 01/06/12 11:36 AM 62 Savoy project underway
peabodyracing Offline
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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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#1151543 - 01/06/12 11:37 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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I was sure pleased to find the cowl in this condition!


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#1151544 - 01/06/12 11:40 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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Other side of the cowl. Even clean at the base of the windshield.


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#1151545 - 01/06/12 11:41 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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Trunk floor


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#1151546 - 01/06/12 11:42 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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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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#1151547 - 01/06/12 11:43 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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Passenger side rear quarter


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#1151548 - 01/06/12 11:55 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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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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#1151549 - 01/06/12 12:47 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: 70440+6bbl]
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Registered: 01/21/03
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My favorite early B-body. Good luck, it sounds like it went to a good home!

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#1151550 - 01/11/12 03:49 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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Engine compartment. Talk about basic!


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#1151551 - 01/11/12 03:50 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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Loc: Minnesota
Passenger side front quarter


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#1151552 - 01/11/12 03:51 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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Bottom of door


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#1151553 - 01/11/12 03:52 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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Preparing the replacement floor pan


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#1151554 - 01/11/12 03:54 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
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Trial fit the back floor section.


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#1151555 - 01/13/12 06:40 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: peabodyracing]
topside Offline
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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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#1151556 - 01/13/12 07:24 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: topside]
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Wow, awesome!

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#1151557 - 01/15/12 12:38 PM Re: 62 Savoy project underway
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Thats going to be a real nice car. Ron
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#1151558 - 01/17/12 10:23 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: 383man]
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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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#1151559 - 01/18/12 12:08 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: CHAPPER]
Ontos Offline
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Cool project! Is the wagon next?
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#1151560 - 01/18/12 05:42 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: CHAPPER]
Max Wedge Savoy Offline
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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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#1151561 - 01/18/12 08:04 AM Re: 62 Savoy project underway [Re: Ontos]
peabodyracing Offline
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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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