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    Plymouth I found

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    havi

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    Plymouth I found

    Post  havi on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:41 am

    So I've been looking for a traditional pre-war hot rod for quite awhile and have been distracted by the Fairlane, Tbird, and KB2's (prices hard to deny). I wanted something to go hand in hand with my '48 F1, since I'm not going all out street rod with the truck. So I found this plymouth in a field up the road from me. I kinda know the owner of the field, but unsure if he'll sell yet. Anyway, anyone else know what it is? Laughing

    havi

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  havi on Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:55 pm

    I'll give a hint....it isn't pre-war. It ain't exactly what I wanted, but it doesn't stray far from pre-war either.

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:27 pm

    Looks Like a '50 to me.


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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  havi on Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:40 pm

    Lol, it is. I did a google image search for 1940 Plymouth, then 1941, 1942, then 1943 when the match was made to the grille of this one. The google image came from an ad stating they only made 1300 of these. I got all giggly thinking I found a good one. But I then realized they halted production in 1942 for the war effort. So I'm thinking the ad was wrong. I went back to searching and found out it was a 1950. I had 1950 Plymouth business coupe as one of my "rod" hopefuls, though this is a sedan model, it's still not in bad shape for MN. Not a big priority, but I think I'll go back up there and leave a note on the car stating I'm interested. Still on a hot rod quest, lol. (NSRA cut-off date is pre-1949, IIRC)

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:56 pm

    OK, I admit it, I cheated a little...

    Here is a little rig I threw together about 38 years ago.

    Look Familiar ???



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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  55f350 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:59 am

    dain havi and i just not too long ago found and bought a 331 red ram in a local yard , bought it as i thought it'd make a cool motor for an effie , for 75 ten ended up selling it to my bud norm , aka mr. mopar . spun over easy , was missing the carbs . woulda been cool in that !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:01 pm

    havi wrote:So I've been looking for a traditional pre-war hot rod for quite awhile

    Did anyone make hotrods out of these?

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:02 pm

    Darkside Dave wrote:OK, I admit it, I cheated a little...

    Here is a little rig I threw together about 38 years ago.

    Look Familiar ???


    Hey Dave,
    What did you use this for?
    Was it driven on the street?

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:49 pm

    Yep, it was street legal. We had 86 acres out in the boonies that we were terying to get resdy to move a mobile home on and get out of the rental we were in. We used it going back and forth and the big gas tank also transported gasoline for use out in the country. It was a lot of fun to drive and it always gotr lots of attention. Total investment was $35.00 for two old cars and probably another $50.00 in parts and material at most. It was really pretty good at getting around the hills and woods too. We used a small trailer with it to get firewood.

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  havi on Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:07 pm

    bgarrett wrote:
    havi wrote:So I've been looking for a traditional pre-war hot rod for quite awhile

    Did anyone make hotrods out of these?
    not really. If anything it would be a custom of sorts. An extreme would be the newer 1954 Plymouth "Sniper" But the '46-50 Plymouth's weren't popular for customizing, which is why I have considered one. My preference was a '50 Business Coupe, add a 2-3" chop, roof rolled forward, 331cid hemi, lowered, so on so forth. Hot rods? The early 40's Plymouths, sure.

    Here's my wish list (it changes now and then)
    '29-ish Ford sedan delivery
    '35 IHC panel truck
    '38 Studebaker coupe
    '36 Pontiac coupe
    '53 Mercury or Lincoln capri
    '50 Plymouth business coupe
    '51 Pontiac business coupe

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  havi on Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:41 pm

    OK, reposted is the first pic I had, the second pic is of another one I found in the local junkyard yesterday. It's like they're calling my name, lol.

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  charger on Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:57 am

    that would be a pretty cool litte car! would look pretty mean chopped!

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    Re: Plymouth I found

    Post  havi on Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:33 pm

    That first one I would attempt a chop and mild section on. Very Happy The second one, I would just redo the driveline to lower the stance and leave the patina. Very Happy The last car I drug out of there was my Mercury Meteor and that cost $350 when the scrap prices were high. I'll be back to ask him, but money is still short these days. Sad And everything else I have is too far gone to just get running and drive. The price I pay to start cheap, lol.

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