1954 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible

At the Goodguy’s Pleasanton car show – August 2021
The day I picked it up in Sacramento from a Craigslist add. One of 6900 convertible Plymouths built in 1954. There are only a hand full left.
My new lift makes removing the body soooooo much easier. It’s also a handy place to store the body while I’m working on the frame.
The floor was mostly rusted out and needed to be replaced.
The trunk was also rusted out and I decided to do the new one in fiberglass because of all the compound curves.
Frame back from the powder coater and coming back together.
Almost ready to set the body back on.
TCI front end with power rack and pinion, disc brakes, and coil-overs.
LS1 Corvette engine and 4L60E automatic transmission
Fresh out of the drying oven at Xpress Auto Body in San Jose
The bling back from Moreno’s Polishing and Chrome in Fresno
More bling
At Kirby’s upholstery shop in Gilroy
Restoring an old Plymouth is challenging because, unlike Ford and Chevy’s from this era, aftermarket parts are not readily available. Take these hood and grill emblems for instance. I had to have them custom made by a company called Emblemagic in Southern California. Missing trim pieces have to come from a donor car not from a catalog. Fortunately I found a 54 Plymouth Belvedere in Ohio that had many of the pieces I was missing.
4th of July Parade in Half Moon Bay

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