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1959 coupe project

#1 Post by tom collingwood » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:41 pm

I decided to save a 1959 356 coupe to keep my metal fabraicator busy between jobs at the shop.
It is as large a project as one would want to take on.
It has an interesting history however I will most likely sell it as a roller once the body is perfect/ready for paint in order to fund my 55 speedster project.
As per the Kardex, the car was dellivered directly to a known four cam florida race driver of the 50's and 60's.
I assume the car was to be his daily driver or car for his wife as it was a base model car.

The car was last titled in Oregon and parked needing bodywork before i aquired it.
I aquired the car along with a bunch of parts and other cars from a 356 collector
I have since registered in my name in Canada. However it is now offically imported to the USA and at my shop in Tarpon Springs Florida.
This car can be sold in the USA or returned to Canada very easily.

I welcome the challenge as my metal fabricator is very good and I feel a 1959 coupe is always worth saving.
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Re: 1959 coupe project

#2 Post by Vic Skirmants » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:25 am

Keep us informed.

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Re: 1959 coupe project

#3 Post by tom collingwood » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:29 pm

Currently fitting the original hood along with a pair of correct 1959 doors and rear trunk lid.
All other new sheet metal came from Restoration Design.

For some reason, my pictures file sizes are "too large" and cannot upload any more pictures.....

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#4 Post by M Penta » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:47 pm

Looking great Tom.

Yea, the pics need to be resized. I use photobucket, which is not user friendly at all. You can try changing the size of the pictures you take.

It is quite an inconvenient process using photobucket, there must be an easier way.

Car is looking great though, congrats.

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#5 Post by Brad Ripley » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:28 pm

Tom, what's the chassis number of that car? -- what with famous race driving history and all.

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Re: 1959 coupe project

#6 Post by tom collingwood » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:05 pm

Brad Ripley wrote:Tom, what's the chassis number of that car? -- what with famous race driving history and all.
The car is a John Cuevas car originally delivered direct to him from Porsche. His business "Quiver Enterprises" as per Kardex.
He raced four cam cars, which leads me to beleive that perhaps that was his street car or for his wife....

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Re: 1959 coupe project

#7 Post by tom collingwood » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:24 pm

My COA states the car is a 1600 S.

What are "USA" bumpers?
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#8 Post by tom collingwood » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:24 pm

My COA states the car is a 1600 S.

Would that S be a Super?

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#9 Post by David Jones » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:38 pm

Tom, USA bumpers are the type with the overrider bars to conform with the strange laws at the time governing bumper height but not of course effectiveness. Picture of my 59 attached. The "S" would mean Super as you guessed and the engine would have the Zenith carbs but with different jets and venturis than the "normal".
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Re: 1959 coupe project

#10 Post by tom collingwood » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:22 am

thanks fellas. I am having alot of fun learning these cars while im restoring my 55 speedster and 59 coupe!
I just want to make sure everything is correct.

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#11 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:00 pm

what month was your car built? You may have a high bar in front.
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Re: 1959 coupe project

#12 Post by Spencer Harris » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm

tom collingwood wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:29 pm
For some reason, my pictures file sizes are "too large" and cannot upload any more pictures.....
Try the Microsoft image resizer Tom. Pretty simple to use and typically free. Right click on one or more picture files; select small, medium or large & then attach the resized photo to your post, email, etc. Windows 10 has it built in or you can download it free from the Microsoft store here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/resiz ... verviewtab
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Re: 1959 coupe project

#13 Post by tom collingwood » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:29 pm

Spencer Harris wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
tom collingwood wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:29 pm
For some reason, my pictures file sizes are "too large" and cannot upload any more pictures.....
Try the Microsoft image resizer Tom. Pretty simple to use and typically free. Right click on one or more picture files; select small, medium or large & then attach the resized photo to your post, email, etc. Windows 10 has it built in or you can download it free from the Microsoft store here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/resiz ... verviewtab
im on apple. Does that matter?

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Re: 1959 coupe project

#14 Post by tom collingwood » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:32 pm

Jules Dielen wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:00 pm
what month was your car built? You may have a high bar in front.
7/1/1959 on the COA.
It is July build.

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Re: 1959 coupe project

#15 Post by Spencer Harris » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:02 pm

tom collingwood wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Spencer Harris wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 pm
tom collingwood wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:29 pm
For some reason, my pictures file sizes are "too large" and cannot upload any more pictures.....
Try the Microsoft image resizer Tom. Pretty simple to use and typically free. Right click on one or more picture files; select small, medium or large & then attach the resized photo to your post, email, etc. Windows 10 has it built in or you can download it free from the Microsoft store here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/resiz ... verviewtab
im on apple. Does that matter?
I wouldn't know the answer to that Tom. I would be surprised if there's not some Apple compatible software that does the same thing. Google image resizing for Apple computers.
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