1949 Plymouth Deluxe 2 Door Coupe
In April of 2015, I was perusing through the cars for sale on Craig's List when I found a 1949 Plymouth Deluxe 2 Door Coupe. The first thing that struck me was that it was the same model as my 1952 Plymouth Concord. The second thing was that it was in much, much better shape that the '52 was when I first got it. And it was just up the road in Priest River. So Pete Charbonneau and I got in my '52 and went up to look at the car.
The car looked good and the price was right, so I bought it on the spot. I drove home in my '52 and Pete drove the '49.
The first thing I did when I got it home was to remove the Buick antenna and side mirror, then install a different side mirror. I then went looking for a paint shop. I found what I was looking for over in Post Falls at Cinderella Customs & Restoration. To prepare the car for painting, I removed as much of the trim as I could.
I took the car to the paint shop in November of 2015. There was a bit of body work to do on it and they had a few cars already in their queue, so it took quite a while to get to the first primer coat.
Next up was the second primer coat and painting the interior of the fenders and wheel wells.
They then painted the car with three coats of color and 4 coats of clear. It is now curing out doors. This color is called Trinidad Brown. It is one of the original Plymouth colors for 1949.
The final step at the paint shop was to remove the wheels, sandblast the rims and paint them. Here is the result.
I took all the chrome over to the paint shop. Thought I would let them put it back on the car.
Some of the chrome still needs to be installed, but here is the Plymouth with its new paint job.