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Re: hph's 55 Clipper Project
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Ok, here's the new double flare vs. the original line.

Let me know if there's something wrong before I do 10 more this way 😂

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Posted on: 4/5 16:57
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: hph's 55 Clipper Project
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The upper one in the photo? I can't say if it's right or wrong and looks like a nice double flare although the sealing surface looks quite rough. Maybe a dab of oil or grease during second step of the process would make it smoother. Could be it's fine as it is, though, so maybe wait until someone with more experience replies.

Posted on: 4/5 21:25
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When making the second flair you just want it to fold in nicely. Don't over compress it, or that will lead to galling.

Posted on: 4/5 21:47
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Re: hph's 55 Clipper Project
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Thanks, yeah that seems to be the nuance to it.

Posted on: 4/6 6:47
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
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They're multiplying...

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Posted on: 4/6 19:23
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Did you feed them after midnight?

Posted on: 4/6 20:18
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Glad I'm not the only one dragging cars home! Pretty cool that the paint codes match on yours. And I have to say I like the stance on the new parts car. I'm sure the suspension is shot, but it looks nice just a touch lower to the ground.

Any good useable parts?

Posted on: 4/7 0:06
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Re: hph's 55 Clipper Project
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kevinpackard wrote:
Glad I'm not the only one dragging cars home! Pretty cool that the paint codes match on yours. And I have to say I like the stance on the new parts car. I'm sure the suspension is shot, but it looks nice just a touch lower to the ground.

Any good useable parts?


Thanks. What's funny is the paint codes don't match, but they both got repainted a bit wrong and it coincidentally matches now. The sedan is actually more off than the hardtop. Below is the original paint for both.

Yeah there's some decent parts. Will be using the rear seat at least... a lot of the trim I don't need. For example it came with an extra grille so I'll be selling 2 grilles... dash parts, various things.

I actually did double check that the hardtops and sedans used the same springs. The suspension on the car is VERY soft as you can see. Just worn out.

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Posted on: 4/7 5:42
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Will be using the rear seat at least...


Are the rear seats the same between a 2-door hardtop and a 4-door sedan?

Posted on: 4/7 12:01
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Should be the exact same aside from appearance.

Same for the front seats obviously except that the HT seats fold.

Posted on: 4/7 16:48
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'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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