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depchaggard
04-10-2009, 04:42 PM
I have a new (to me) '51 Champion 4-door. I just got the papers back from the Museum, and with help on another thread, I have now learned that it's a Regal.

Since it's all original and complete (except for 2 wheel covers and possibly the radio), I've decide to restore it, rather than "rod" it. Not a Concours-style resto. I'm gonna drive it. But I'd like to be as true to its original styling and equipment as possible.

Calling all bullet-nose Champion owners and experts! Can you help me put together a description list of what makes it a "Regal?" I have all the trim parts. But what about interior that I must redo, like upholstery type and quality? Door panels? Carpet? Or is there such a list already available somewhere?

mbstude
04-10-2009, 05:58 PM
Send me an email at mbstude at gmail dot com.

I know just who you need to talk to, but he's not 'online'. He is, however, an expert on '51's. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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Roscomacaw
04-11-2009, 12:18 PM
A handy and cool thing for you to have would be the December 1985 edition of the SDC publication Turning Wheels. It's all about the 51 models. While it's NOT specific to each tiny detail, there's lots of good reference to it.
Maybe someone on the forum has an extra copy or you might snag one off eaby too.;)

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Roscomacaw
04-11-2009, 04:57 PM
David,

I was looking thru my extra TWs issues and I found the one I recommended. It's yours for postage costs. Lemmee know.[^]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door