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1949 Chrysler Royal Station Wagon (or Desoto, your choice.

Make: Ford
Model: Other
Type: Wagon
Year: 1948
Mileage: 100000
Cylinders: 6
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Orange, California, United States

1948 Ford Other Additional Info:

1949 Chrysler Royal Station Wagon. We can put a Desoto frontclip on it if you want.

Car is in storage and we will need 3 to 6 weeks to get it and check it over.

We can make a full set of wood for this car for about $20,000 fit to the car. Photos coming soon.


Watch a video of the engine running and the chassis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm_IAIVIE90

The last 3 photos on the listing are of a completedand restored car. much as we would like this car to look like when finished.

We started with the Barn Find car and a 1949 Chrysler Royal 4 door with only 46. 00 miles on it and that had been in storage from 1956.

When World War II ended and automobile production resumed. most of the vehicles produced were of pre-War design. Some had slight modifications and it took several years for the automakers to introduce totally new vehicles. For Chrysler. that year was 1949. when they introduction their first postwar all-new styling change. 1949 also marked the company's 25th year in business.
In addition to the styling changes. Chrysler introduced a station wagon. a bodystyle that had not been part of the company's lineup since 1942. During 1949. Chrysler produced just
850 examples of the Royal Station Wagonout of the 124. 18 vehicles built by Chrysler. Chevrolet produced 10. 71 wagons and Ford 13. 12 station wagons. Clearly. this was a small. niche market. Woodies were rare when they were produced and in modern times. they still remain rare.


This old girl was in storage for many years along with her sister car a 4 door example. Thedonor was last registered in 1956 and had only been on the road for 7 short years.
We took any and all parts from that donor car that we couldpossiblyuse for the Station Wagon. This is what has been done so far.


FRAME AND CHASSIS


1. Both cars weredissembledand each part inspected. The better of the two parts were set aside for the wagon.

2. The best frame wasmediablasted. two wet coats of etching primer applied and two coats of rustresistantgloss black were sprayed on.

3. Bothenginesran and we set aside the one with the best testresults.

4. The rear end. nbsp;frontend and thetransmissionwere inspected and any and all worn parts were replaced.

5. The rear end and the front end were attached to the frame.

6. The mastercylinderwas inspected andre-installed.

7. All new brake lines were installed.

8. A new gas line wasinstalled.

9. The wheels were mediablastedprimed and painted black.

11. The wheels and tires were put on the restored chassis.


BODY


1. Body was removed from the chassis

1a. Body was media blasted andetchingprimerapplied.

2. Inspected and all rust other than service rust was marked.

3. Replacement.used body pan. waslocatedand picked up.

5. All rust other thanfrontbody pan was cut out and and repairsfabricated.

6. Repair pieces welded in place.

7. Old rustedfrontfloor pan was cut out.

8. Cut out floor was matched to replacement.

9. Replacementfloorinstalledalongwith all supports and braces.


FRONT CLIP. REAR FENDERS ANDSPARETIRE HOLDER


1. Front clips and rear fenders removed from both cars.

2. Each part inspected and best part selected for Woodie

3. All partsMediaBlastedand primed.

4. Rear fenders on Station Wagons not the same as othermodels. Spots needing repair were cut out of doner fenders and welded into stationwagonfenders.

5. NO RUST. BONDO OR REPAIRS FOUND ON FRONT FENDERS. HOOD.
OTHER ITEMS


1. All stainless andchromeinspected and set aside forplatingor repair at a later date.

2. Dashdisassembledand inspected.

3. Any and all rust found on cowl repaired.

4. A set of used wood and patters found.

5. Carincludesall three seats with original coverings for patterns.

6. Car includes rear doorhangers. and window winders.

ITEMS WE FEEL STILL NEED TO BE DONE TO FINISH THE CAR AND THEAPPROXIMATECOSTS.


1. $2000 Repair stainless and recrome allchromeparts.

2. $1000 Find and restore any missing parts.

3. $250 Paint all brackets

5. $20000 Make. mount and finish wood set.

6. $1000. 00 Replace all glass and window channels.

7. $2000 00 Upholstery (seats and springs look to be inexcellentconditon)

8. $1000 Wiring. cost and labor.

9. $2500 body work and prep for paint.

10. $5000 High quality stock paint. color sand and buff.

11. $1500 Restore. dash. heater. radio and other dash parts.

12. $500 Find orfabricatemissing rear bumper part.

13. $10000Miscellaneousand assembly and any items not covered above

COST OF CAR AS IT SITS $12,000


Based on the high quality restoration we would do on this car our feeling is that it would be worth someplace between $6500+ finished

Need more information or have questions. please call Sasha at Cell 714 420 6581

Auction Results For 2014

Results

Auction

1949 Chrysler Royal Station Wagon
Chassis Num: 70052545
(No reserve)
•251 CID L-Head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
• Dual Carter 2-Barrel Downdraft Carburetors
• 116 BHP at 3. 00 RPM
• 3-Speed Fluid Drive Semi-Automatic Transmission
• 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
• Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
• Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

$148,000. 00

2014 Gooding & Company