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Hi Im Jim from sooke on the island{vancouver Island)Just joined up to the group!!!Have been looking at your postings for a couple of years and finally got back to work on my 66 sd. A great info site.Too start off I have a question about the emblem on the front fender of the canso,mine has the word canso with three leafs on it,shouldnt it be 9 louvers?Will attch pic of emblem.Here are a couple of pics of my project.thx JimDSC03268.JPGDSC03263.JPG



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Welcome here Jim, it's great to have you. Looks like you are well into that project!

If your car is a Canso but not a Sport Deluxe, it would not have the louvres. Only the SD has the louvres.

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Hi Im Jim from sooke on the island{vancouver Island)

Just joined up to the group!!!Have been looking at your postings for a couple of years and finally got back to work on my 66 sd.

A great info site.

Too start off I have a question about the emblem on the front fender of the Canso,mine has the word Canso with three leafs on it,shouldn't it be 9 louvers?

 


           this emblem is on the front fender(s)      Any pictures if car before resto started?

 

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I looked up the numbers and it is a true sd but when I got the car these emblems were on the front fenders?I think it was hit in the front end one time.Do you know what these emblems are off of?if someone could use them  I'd be willing to let them go cheap if there not correct for my car.Thx Jim. p.s. Im not a good typer so this takes me a while.



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I believe those would come from a 66-67 Canso non SD car.

So the VIN starts with a 717 or 718?

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hawkeye5766 wrote:

I looked up the numbers and it is a true sd but when I got the car these emblems were on the front fenders?I think it was hit in the front end one time.Do you know what these emblems are off of?if someone could use them  I'd be willing to let them go cheap if there not correct for my car.Thx Jim. p.s. Im not a good typer so this takes me a while.


         Sounds great     nice its a SD   someone will want emblems I'm sure     do you have a lead on louvres yet?   

 

        I used to be a slow typer   Try using both index fingers   lol lol  



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I do have pic's of the car when i got it,but that was in 2003 and there on film.I'll try to take a pic of the pic so I can post them.My kids were 2 and 3 and now the oldest is a teen.Should get the car done so he can drive it to grad.I also have a 57 belair HT that I restored before the kids came along.Will try to post a couple of pics of it also.THX Jim



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I found a place called dales muscle car parts that reproduces them.Has anyone bought from him?are they good quality?



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Have the regi in my hand its  671837 etc



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Perfect, that works! I wonder why it's like that? Like you say, must be regular Canso trim put on at some point.

Does it have the SD upper moulding all the way along each side, on the upper body line? That, plus the louvres would be the unique pieces that SD had which are a bit tough to find.

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Yes I have all the trim except the 1 c moul for the trunk,It was a complete driver when I got it for my wife,since I had the 57. But she wouldent drive it because the paint was starting to flake off.Thats a goood thing I guess otherwise it would have never got a resto.



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Dales has positive reviews

 

http://www.dalesmusclecarparts.com/



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Oh, good for you! That's half the battle building an SD is having the right trim.

The C moulding won't be unique to SD at least. I bet Tin Man will be able to help you with that one when you get to needing it.

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This is a pic of a pic I took of the canso and my 5100_0604.jpgDSC03269.JPGDSC03274.JPG100_0606.jpg7100_0605.jpg

I do have the canso back bumper with backup lights that I bought at a swap meet for 20.00 bucks.One of the best deals I ever got!!!!!



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Wow, an SD with no radio!

MY 65 SD had no radio either but typically the SD's were better equipped than most.

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I know ,but I do have a original radio i will put in.My 57 has the org radio that works,nothing like the sound of a old radio!My dad has been repairing old radios for decades,he fixed the one in my first car 1950 dodge deluxe everyone called it my HAPPY DAYS car like mr c's.He has fixed many of my freinds old radios and has 1000's of tubes and vibrators(used in 40's &50's cars).If you know somebody stuck to get there radio fixed let me know.He doesn't charge much,its more of a hobby for him since he retired 10 years ago.Thx Jim

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Welcome Jim from another Island on another coast!



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Welcome Jim,The Tin Man is the way to go for original pieces, he is great to deal with and has an excellent supply of quality pieces. A great supplier and if Dave doesn't have the fender louvres they are available through Year One (REPOPS) as they are also found on a '66 Pontiac Tempest. You will need 18 (9 per fender). Dale's repops the Canso script emblems that go on the back upper quarter panel (2 required). I have saw them and they are excellent quality but not cast material (as the originals) but made out of aluminum and highly polished.
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Welcome aboard from Regina. I love the 57 with the 210 hubcaps.

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Welcome. It's nice to see another Acadian saved. I think a radio delete car would rarer . The fawn interior was quite popular back in the day.Best of luck on the restoration.

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Here are a couple pics of the top side of the car,as you can see my garage is only 11.5 wide by 22 long.Makes it a bit hard to work on but I get more room when I flip it on its side.It took me about 1/2 hr to figure out how to post pic and text.I hope it worked and Im not creating a mess.Thx Jim



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427carl wrote:
    I used to be a slow typer   Try using both index fingers   lol lol  

 I'm still a single index finger typer but trying. I do drive with my middle finger more and more on "The Deerfoot" these days. LOL.

 

 

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