Parting 1959 Electra coupe

Discussion in 'Car Part-Outs' started by Demolition man, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Demolition man

    Demolition man Well-Known Member

    Just got In this 59 Electra 2dr. Rusty but complete. A/C blue interior. Will post better pics tomarrow
     

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  2. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Oh man! I've been looking for one of those, just how rusty is "rusty"? Floors gone? Frame toast?
     
  3. Demolition man

    Demolition man Well-Known Member

    It was sitting abandoned in privately owned forrest since 1974. Had to dig it out of a foot of pine needles and pull it up a steep hillside with 4 flat tires and frozen brake drums. Most difficult car trailer loading of all time.!!!
    Rust wise,the rockers are toast trunk floor is falling through, random here and holes from being buried in pine needles.
    Can't get the the doors open. I know what you mean though 59s are a amazing car.
    Had to work late tonight , but will post more detailed pics tomarrow
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
  4. Demolition man

    Demolition man Well-Known Member

    I guess the NO HUNTING sign worked there are no bullet holes!!!!!
     

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  5. Demolition man

    Demolition man Well-Known Member

    IMO ,There are NO usable sheet metal panels on this car. The good is the glass (except wings) which were broken, window trims,some of the long side trims, The interior was a bit preserved by the pine needles covering the car. The doors won't open yet! The motor is complete with factory air cond, The grille looks pretty good.
     

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  6. Demolition man

    Demolition man Well-Known Member

    More pics
     

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  7. Demolition man

    Demolition man Well-Known Member

    A few more
     

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  8. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Nice patina ! That would make a cool
    " Christine " car. Black out the windows .
    Did someone say twin turbos ? : )
     
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  9. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    How cool would an Electra Bubble Top be??? There are many hard to find parts, especially the A/C which was a pretty rare commodity in '59. Don't cut it short, I'm sure there will be some knocking down your door.
     
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  10. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  11. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    PM sent...
     
  12. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    When it was dumped in '74, it was only a fifteen year old car. Am using close to thirty y/o Centurys and Skylarks now as daily drivers. Nevertheless, the rapid increase in the price of fuel then, combined with a $2.50 minimum wage, condemned many of those era cars to an early demise.
     
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  13. Demolition man

    Demolition man Well-Known Member

    Pic of fan shroud as requested. Has nickel (5cents) sized rust hole on passenger side as seen in pic next to fan blade.
    PMs returned
     

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  14. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    Hello, curious what the front sway bar might be like. I have a ‘60 LeSabre and would like to find a bigger diameter bar than my 3/4”

    perhaps the upscale model has a bigger diameter bar?
     
  15. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    If the engine comes apart, I'll take the cam if not overly worn) and distributor .
     
  16. Demolition man

    Demolition man Well-Known Member

    Will answer any questions in a few days. I'm evacuating from a 30,000 acre out of control wildfire.
     

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