1962 Plymouth Savoy

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  • Hello fellow B Body lovers and owners. Below is the current state of my recent purchase, a 1962 Plymouth 2 Door. I hope this will give someone some enjoyment or inspiration to get their project started/going again! THanks to my Dad for coming along to pick it up with me and providing the tow vehicle, also a Mopar(2004 Durango) It was a fun time.

    Feel free to comment, give advice or otherwise just contact me with any questions. I think the conversation will keep me motivated.

    Exterior: 95% done
    Pale Blue repaint some years ago, very good condition
    • Right Front Fender Trim (not wheel well trim)
    • Right and left front trim pieces (approx 1" pieces)next to the headlights
    • Rear Plymouth logo reconfigured from "Plum Hot" to Plymouth - I do have the Y!
    • Both Right and Left Plymouth Script emblems that are located on the doors

    Interior: 10%
    going to be 103 Interior Trim Code - Cocoa (was orig Blue but I LOVE the Cocoa colors)
    • Front and Rear Floor pans to be installed. Have all 3 pieces from AMD
    • Carpet - Still deciding on color for Cocoa interior(suggestions welcome) will likely order from SMS Auto Fabrics
    • Gas Pedal - Have
    • Seats Have Front 60/40 bench and rear bench - Frames in good shape
      • Needs re-cushioned
      • Needs Recovered - recently ordered from SMS Auto Fabrics
    • Seat Belts
    • Door Panels - On order, sent out to SMS for recovering
    • Front Kick Panels - On Order from SMS Auto Fabrics
    • Steering wheel - Need (have temp)
    • Wind Lace - Need, deciding on color will order from SMS Auto Fabrics likely
    • Door Seals - Need, deciding on color(Tan-Gold OR Palomino-Tan??? will order from SMS Auto Fabrics likely
    • Window Sweeps(Cat Whiskers)
    • Dash Board/Instrument Cluster, Have almost all parts
      • Needs repainted to 103 Color scheme
      • Need Cluster reconditioned/rechromed (looking for suggestions)
      • Need heater controls repaired and reinstalled (relocate aftermkt Tach)
      • Radio Delete Panel is installed
      • Have radio
      • Speaker Grill - Have, needs installed (relocate aftermkt Oil Pressure/Water Temp gagues
    • All Interior plastic repainted to match 103 Color Scheme, Cocoa Interior)
    • Window Cranks and Door pulls cleaned, Have
    • Window Crank Escutcheon(large black plastic washer)
    • Door Ram Rests repaired/ repainted to match 103 Cocoa Color Scheme
    • Package Tray - On order from SMS Auto Fabrics
    • Head Liner - On order from SMSAuto Fabrics
    • Visors repainted recovered to match 103 Cocoa Color Scheme
    Drivetrain: 85%
    440 Stroked to 493 (is my understanding)
    Dual Quad Cross Ram Carbs and Intake
    Edelbrock Performer RPM Cylinder Heads (60925)
    TTI Headers
    727 Trans, 8 3/4 Rear(do not know ratio yet)
    • Hard to start, needs 2000 RPM then 1500RPM for a few mins to idle OK, Idle is a bit too low too
    • Have not driven anywhere but from trailer to garage in Oct since there are no seats installed, rusty floor and no gas pedal since there is a hole in floor where it would be bolted.
    • Set Transmission back to stock Automatic Shift Pattern, Manual Reverse Valve body 727 from AA Transmissions
    • Repaint Cross Ram Intake
    • Install Superstock Valve Covers if possible
    • Install Super Stock Cast Iron Headers at some point possibly

    Pickup Day


    Garage Doors Garage cleanout almost done
    Garage Door.JPEG Garage.JPEG IMG_0133.JPEG

    Interior Back side of Door Panel Closeup of Door Manuf Stamping
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  1. superstocker330
    great ride , so nice blue color....!!
  2. Tim McElligott
    Thought Savoy's were Red exterior and Tan interior? My ignorance.
  3. Riverdawg
    What a sweet Savoy.
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  4. blue69runner
    Look's grate. Will keep you busy and out of trouble. Have fun and it will get done. :thumbsup:
    Great Car John ! The early, mid-60 Sedans are my favorites. Looks like a nice project, and wish you the Best, in your parts search, and Vendor support...
  6. 65Bel
    Very nice Savoy John! '62s are sweet - don't see enough of them. Like where you're going with this one. Best wishes to you!
  7. John E Johnson
    Nice savoy. I like the two door post look on these cars. I even like the 4 door cars like this.
      John Keyburn likes this.
  8. Sixpactogo
    Nice! Should be an easy and fun project. Only parts I have for your vehicle is the grille and headlight surrounds. Yours look to be in nice shape though.
      John Keyburn likes this.
    1. John Keyburn
      Thanks, yes they are thankfully. I think the missing trim will be hard work to find.
      John Keyburn, Jan 1, 2022
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