Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration
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TOPIC: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration

Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 5 days, 17 hours ago #1

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<p>Starting the finishing of this car but I have a question of fellow members.</p>
Last Edit: 5 days, 16 hours ago by Nobleco.

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon 5 days, 17 hours ago #2

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The car in question. It has a suspension in it but it is completely gone. No trace what so ever. What I would like to know is if anyone has this car, done a restoration on it with pictures or has one apart they could take a picture of the inside of the car. I just don't know it is has a forked plate or a straight full width plate. The steering works in this car too.











Any Help Would Be Appreciated.

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon 5 days, 17 hours ago #3

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You can see how sagged the car is. No support for the axles and you can see the hole in the base in the last picture above.

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon 5 days, 17 hours ago #4

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Here is it a part showing no suspension plate.

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 5 days, 16 hours ago #5

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I think I have it figured out. Just have to put the axles, hubs and tires in to try it out.
First I gathered up what I needed for tools. Here are my straight cut Tin Snips and a piece of Wall or Roof Flashing, galvanized metal. Thick enough to do the job.





Above is the drawing or sketch I did of the plate I wanted. I measured from just in front of the front axle to just behind the rear axle on both cars I had to so. the other is the 150 Rolls Royce. Usually I have to replace a missing or rotted spring plate in them. This time I did it to myself with Vinegar. Dissolved most of the spring plate as it was so old, rusty and week. Oh Well, that is why I have the tools to do this.

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 5 days, 16 hours ago #6

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Then I need a 7/64" drill bit and my Block of 3" steel. There is a slot we called a Key Way back when I was in a fabrication plant. This is the left over from a log deck used to pull or roll logs from one place in the lumber mill to another. I worked with them as a chief estimator for about 3 year then moved on into Carpentry. I was 29.
I also show the eyelet tools for this project. I have 2mm eyelets but would really like to fine a 1mm kit




Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 5 days, 16 hours ago #7

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<p>Now the finished spring plate for the Rolls Royce.
This has the eyelet sitting beside the 7/64" hole.</p>
Last Edit: 5 days, 16 hours ago by Nobleco.

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 5 days, 16 hours ago #8

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Here is the finished Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon suspension spring plate replaced with the new one. From the inside and the outside.



The following user(s) said Thank You: RoutemasterNL

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 5 days, 15 hours ago #9

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You can see the serrated edge of the plate caused by the sheers cutting the tin. It takes a couple minutes of the hammer on the Shaft to get the plate flat again. It bends and twists as you cut it. That is due to the thickness. Guessing? 1/2mm?

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 5 days ago #10

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A nice and neat piece of engineering there , better than the original suspension
The following user(s) said Thank You: Nobleco

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 4 days, 23 hours ago #11

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It is stiffer and will take quite a lot to bend it.

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 3 days, 16 hours ago #12

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Now that I have the suspension done the next thing was to clean and polish the window. I use Easy Off Oven Cleaner to get all the dirt, much, paint and what ever else is on there. A good wash and then a dry under my lights. Next is the Future Floor Wax and I pour it over inside and out. Small hole in the cap of the wax makes that part easy. This time I used my long nose Tweezers through the hole in the roof. Centered and balanced and as far on the tweezers as I could go. Into a second hands clamp and under the lights.
I had to make a rear bumper.

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 3 days, 16 hours ago #13

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The rear bumper starts out as a used rear bumper of of a Dinky 150 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith. I have a few. this one will work.



I cut it off the mount. Below are 2 different views



Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 3 days, 16 hours ago #14

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I then set my little bench vice up and clamp the bumper in it. I then cut down the sides of the left over back piece to it will fit the rear bumper slots on the Rambler. Still looking for a replacement.









This is what I ended up with

Re: Dinky 193 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon Restoration 3 days, 16 hours ago #15

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From there it was into the plating shop for a dip.



And it is finished.
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