Photobucket
Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: 58 Parisienne Joined the Gang.


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:
58 Parisienne Joined the Gang.


Last December I sold my 59 Catalina convertible that I drove back from Colorado in 2018 to a guy in Sweden. You can read about it here:

https://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t64833188/1959-catalina-convertible-heading-north/

I recently filled that empty space with a 58 Parisienne convertible I picked up from a good buddy of mine with an amazing car collection. Im ecstatic having been able to pry this car away from him. He had owned it about 20 years and it was driven very rarely. It needs a little TLC, but is cleaning up nicely. Definitely not a restoration as it has a big block, 700R4, mid 60s buckets and a 64-66 Cutlass/442 console. The trunk letters were also not installed after he painted it, and its got a 6 cylinder grille emblem even though it was originally a V8 car (Ive got the GM Historical report).

Ill definitely have some questions as I clean up a few minor issues.

First questions. I need to order a top boot. Would this be the same as an Impala, or a Bonnieville? I also need a trunk mat as the one in the car is toast. Its different from the mat in my 58 Impala. Would this be the same as a Bonnieville trunk mat? Last thing is the little reflector on the drivers side quarter pod is missing. Any suggestions where I can order one?

Thanks in advance!

Allan

4C18B609-B659-46BF-9056-AD65522F4938.jpegCE38E872-4CF6-4167-9544-D34FEFC36DAF.jpeg12129066-0900-495E-B9A2-B2BDAA147F20.jpeg541FBF8F-E468-4B4A-BE96-3E8498EE9BC8.jpegDA355E83-1C4B-4322-AAA6-F932142DBCBB.jpeg



-- Edited by Al T on Thursday 5th of August 2021 12:04:00 PM



-- Edited by Al T on Thursday 5th of August 2021 12:05:09 PM

Attachments
__________________


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 24415
Date:

Very nice! The seats and console actually look pretty good there. Did your docs provide production numbers for the convertible?

__________________

Todd
Site Founder

Like us on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/CanadianPoncho

Canadian Poncho World Headquarters - Prince Edward Island

 



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

The report stated 759.



__________________


Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 4294
Date:

A very cool car indeed. Love the 58 Impala and Parisienne sport coupe.



__________________

62 Catalina 2 dr post project

69 Parisienne 2 dr ht 427

68 Impala SS427 convt project

Misc. 66-69 BB Chevy B bodies

11 C63 AMG Mercedes sedan

 



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 6356
Date:

I'm guessing a Bonneville trunk mat would be close, might need to be trimmed down. For the red reflector, try Ames Performance Engineering in New Hampshire.

__________________
70 2+2 convertible
70 2+2 hardtop
70 Parisienne hardtop
72 GMC Sierra

 

 



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 44181
Date:

Canadian Poncho wrote:

Very nice! The seats and console actually look pretty good there. 


 Agreed, those seats look so close to era-correct they work well.



__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles "FAKE_66"



Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1426
Date:

Are the wheels 5 stud or optional 8 stud mag wheels?



__________________

Cliff

Done Hurryin

Like the larger type for my eyes. 

 

 



Addicted!

Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

Allan I have sent you a personal message about some stainless trim parts you might want.  Bob in Ontario.



__________________

 

1965 Thunderbird Special Landau 10th Anniversary Limited Edition only 4500 built 34,800 miles

 

 



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

gparis7 wrote:

A very cool car indeed. Love the 58 Impala and Parisienne sport coupe.


 With that comment I have to share these photos. 

C54EEA1F-43B4-4B4C-A0BE-F87499B29329.jpeg5035F015-38C4-4A9A-B1D4-772101FA11B5.jpegFF35EEB5-11A7-4F6B-9B16-B76DE656FCFB.jpeg



Attachments
__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

Would love to find a Parisienne hardtop.. love the roof trim.

459E0BF4-8390-41AD-833A-B69274457AEC.jpeg



Attachments
__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

seventy2plus2 wrote:

I'm guessing a Bonneville trunk mat would be close, might need to be trimmed down. For the red reflector, try Ames Performance Engineering in New Hampshire.


 Thanks!



__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

oshawacliff wrote:

Are the wheels 5 stud or optional 8 stud mag wheels?


 I havent pulled a spinner off yet (theyre held on with screws) but Im  guessing theyre 5 stud wheel.



__________________


Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3303
Date:

Looks put together well. Big Block was a surprise. Bet she scoots ?

__________________

Remember Fun,

 Remember Laughter ?



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

65Camino wrote:

Looks put together well. Big Block was a surprise. Bet she scoots ?


 It definitely moves better than my Impala with a 348 Tri-power actually WAY better!!!



__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

4SPEED427 wrote:
Canadian Poncho wrote:

Very nice! The seats and console actually look pretty good there. 


 Agreed, those seats look so close to era-correct they work well.


 A few more photos. The buckets and console really do work well.

EA362328-1A3A-4770-A9E7-B2FB3B479257.jpegC76B3BA1-B3F1-401E-A03D-481547FCB204.jpeg



Attachments
__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

58 poncho fan wrote:

Allan I have sent you a personal message about some stainless trim parts you might want.  Bob in Ontario.


 Sent you a reply!



__________________


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 20260
Date:

Nice car. Well done custom.



__________________

Prince Edward Island

'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 48
Date:

Welcome to the 58 Ragtop group, not many of us out there. Nice find, looks great. I had to go out to the garage to make sure it wasn't mine, also red with white insert. I should have that insert for the 1/4 emblem. I noticed on the trunk lid , 2 extra stars, never seen that before. I also have a bunch of stainless if Bob can't help.

__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

top down wrote:

Welcome to the 58 Ragtop group, not many of us out there. Nice find, looks great. I had to go out to the garage to make sure it wasn't mine, also red with white insert. I should have that insert for the 1/4 emblem. I noticed on the trunk lid , 2 extra stars, never seen that before. I also have a bunch of stainless if Bob can't help.

Sounds good! Thanks.

Feel free to post some photos of yours on this thread!

 

Allan



__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

When I picked up the Parisienne, it had its original crusty old dash in it with dull and pitted plating. The car came with a spare dash that was in much better condition so it was time to clean things up.

0A5DB083-49B7-4689-A6E2-9F50225AD904.jpegFDE5B4D1-92E7-4343-8237-A3AA734EA5B9.jpeg

 

I removed the original speedometer cluster from the crusty housing, gave it a good cleaning and reinstalled into the bezel from the spare dash, disassembled the fuel, temp and oil pressure pod, gave it a good cleaning and reassembled, disassembled the clock from the car and installed the nicer bezel from the spare dash, cleaned up the lighter, reassembled, and have the dash ready to install. What a difference! Oh, I used 000 steel wool to clean up the new dash. It needs a little more work, but turned out pretty nice.

32E3FD1B-8FFF-4D51-A324-97EF9FB85EE0.jpegC968B5A4-F262-4585-983E-DDFACAF23032.jpeg252A6647-9510-4A1B-9F64-7D4EA2CC7953.jpeg

A6EBEAB4-5643-4C38-B2B7-453C140E336A.jpeg9B0B693F-C910-4F6A-9BF6-B8A12FBC9800.jpeg2619D786-FBBA-4B6B-BB5D-51E0FC965F01.jpeg
96071F5E-34C1-4B84-88B8-533AAE1E1F42.jpeg

While I had the dash out I replaced the original style dash bulbs with LEDs. 
 
8497EE4F-7B4D-46DC-932E-A95D21376D33.jpegBF2D04CA-B698-4ADC-8D6B-6B4CB1DA26E6.jpeg

Have a bit of dash wiring to clean up while I have the gauge assembly out and then Ill reinstall. I recently replaced the wiring harness in my 58 Impala. Im surprised how different the harness is in the Parisienne. I had assumed they would have shared wiring harnesses as theyre built on the same platform. Learn something new everyday.



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 01:36:31 PM



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 01:44:09 PM



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 01:51:04 PM



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 01:55:51 PM



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 02:01:09 PM



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 02:01:57 PM

Attachments
__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Date:

Could someone advise if the temeprature sender will screw directly into the aluminum intake or will I need a reducer coupling? Glancing at it quickly, it  looked to me like the sending unit was smaller diameter than the boss in the intake.

Thanks in advance.

Allan



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 01:40:19 PM



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 01:42:35 PM

__________________


A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 20260
Date:

Nice work ... something you look at every time you drive!



__________________

Prince Edward Island

'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 44181
Date:

Al T wrote:

Could someone advise if the temeprature sender will screw directly into the aluminum intake or will I need a reducer coupling? Glancing at it quickly, it  looked to me like the sending unit was smaller diameter than the boss in the intake.

Thanks in advance.

Allan



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 01:40:19 PM



-- Edited by Al T on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 01:42:35 PM


 It's missing a very special brass bushing that the end of the sending unit screws into. The bushing has a seat inside it that the flare behind the nut seats onto when you tighten that nut that is in your picture. You install the bushing into the intake, then screw the temp sender into the nut and tighten it. They are about impossible to find, at least the last time I needed one. 

At one time I had a spare but I don't think I do any more. I'll check just in case though. 



__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles "FAKE_66"



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 44181
Date:

I couldn't find the right one (which is 1/2" male pipe thread) but I did find one that's 3/8" male pipe thread. This picture shows how the inside of the fitting must look in order for the sensor to seal.

The one I have would work for you if you purchase a bushing that is 3/8" female pipe thread, 1/2" male pipe thread but then you would be using 2 fittings to do the job of 1 and it's not as neat. I'll shop online and see if someone sells the piece you need. 

t1.jpg



Attachments
__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles "FAKE_66"



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 44181
Date:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-63645?seid=srese1&gclid=CjwKCAjwx8iIBhBwEiwA2quaqxJeJcja-sawPd6Xd-JNnTbeOCzCyrRBGbWxRFHfzkiH30AXGc_2KhoCi00QAvD_BwE

I can't say 100% for certain but I'm pretty sure this is the fitting.



__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles "FAKE_66"

1 2  >  Last»  | Page of 2  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
.
Support Canadian Poncho!
Select Amount:
<
.
.
.