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1956 Dodge convertible trim WTB

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Recently purchased this 1956 Dodge Custom Royal convertible.  Sometime in its history it has lost two small trim pieces.  Parts book says they fit '56 Dodge 'vert ONLY.   Seeking the two stainless pieces at the back corners of the quarter windows.  They are held on by common spring fasteners.  Their function is to finish off the ends of the surround trim behind the top.

 

If you know of a '56 Dodge convertible being parted anywhere:  back yard, collector salvage, whatever I would appreciate a lead so I can inquire. 

Thanks.

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Man, that is a GORGEOUS car! My sister had a black and gray and red '56 Dodge convertible.

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Here are three pics taken of another car that has the trim.   One of these "end caps" is what I'm seeking for each side of the car.    (All pics

should be named with an L indicating LEFT side)

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On 12/3/2016 at 0:29 PM, keiser31 said:

Man, that is a GORGEOUS car! My sister had a black and gray and red '56 Dodge convertible.

 

My dear Aunt Rose had a '56 CRL new 4dr hardtop.  Knocked the socks off this 8 year old kid.   Lower color on this car is "Chinese Rose".  I'll nickname the car "The Rose" with a embroidered blackspare tire cover in the trunk featuring a lilac-color rose.

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Correct to "Chinese Rose" from "Oriental" (see edit history)

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On 12/3/2016 at 11:10 AM, StillOutThere said:

 

My dear Aunt Rose had a '56 CRL new 4dr hardtop.  Knocked the socks off this 8 year old kid.   Lower color on this car is "Oriental Rose".  I'll nickname the car "The Rose" with a embroidered blackspare tire cover in the trunk featuring a lilac-color rose.

My 1955 CRL was Heather Rose, Jewell Black and Sapphire White....

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Why YES,  I'd have to research but would suggest that is the identical paint, renamed, as they often do, for use again in '56.   In essence, same tri-tone as my convertible.  Thanks for sharing!

 

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Beautiful car.  I know you will enjoy it.  

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Yes, thanks, my mistake and I knew better.   Some first place I looked it up six weeks ago it said "Oriental Rose" and that is still stuck in my head.  Everywhere else it has said "Chinese Rose".   I'll edit - correct the original post. 

 

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Follow-up for some next owner or shop searching for those trim end caps:

 

The '56 Dodge Lancer hardtops use a very similar piece of trim to start going around the base of their backglass.   It is a few inches longer.  When cut to the needed length of the convertible it is exactly the same piece as I needed.   That is what is on my car today.   Finishing restoration very shortly.   Now with '57 Hemi of 325" and modern Holley fuel injection.

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