1962 Plymouth Savoy

Average User Rating:
4.875/5,
  • 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
    Needs:
    • 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)
    Needs
    • 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)
    Needs:
    • 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

    [​IMG]


    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
    IMG_0254.JPEG IMG_0264.JPEG IMG_0266.JPEG

User Comments

To post comments, simply sign up and become a member!
  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.
      John Keyburn likes this.
  4. blue69runner
    Look's grate. Will keep you busy and out of trouble. Have fun and it will get done. :thumbsup:
  5. VANDAN
    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
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.