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|01-11-2012, 01:55 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Redmond, OR
1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4 door - 1st real rod project - Jace Black
First off, I would like to thank everyone who participates in this forum; it has been a goldmine of information, not found much elsewhere, and I am appreciative.
I've had an affinity for rods since I can remember. Over the years, I've participated in hundreds of events, and even helped organize and promote such successful events but never had the chance to get a ride of my own due to a lack of funds.. or not being in the right place/time. Yes, even talented tattoo artists don't have every client trying to trade em a pre-60 for ink
I have a rather strong background in bobber motorcycles, but that stemmed only from not having a rod, honestly.
Fortunately, I picked up my first 'old' ride the other day, and couldn't be happier. It's a 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe I had purchased from the 2nd owner because he needed to raise money for a kidney transplant. I got lucky, after scouring craigslist, papers, and the communities for years looking for a started rod.
I truly appreciate all that you participating members do here, and hope that one day, I could lend some knowledge to someone who knows jack about their 'first score'.
This community is amazing!!!
Glad to see there's people in the same area!
Yeah, she's full original stock.. I was amazed that everything is here, down to the last little bolt... even some extras. I will upload more photos from when I drove to check her out.
She's a runner, so I have been told, and that I just need to replace the battery and blow out the fuel line from the pump -> tank, as the brass mesh deterrorated and is pluggin the line a bit. I plan on doing that today after inking my clients.
Plan is to drop n chop, body, engine, then interior.. lookin for the fulton visor and appleton spots..
I picked up a 3" lowering block kit to drop UNTIL I can be able to bag her.. not 100% sure about cutting 2 springs off the front yet...
probably gonna sno-seal or 100% acryllic the blacks to WWW the feet until I can be able to throw cokers on her...
I think a fulton, the 3" block drop, and www's would at least get her going until I can find someone who won't totally mess up the 3-4" chop...
These are a few of my ideas.. subject to change.. but crawl, walk, run, right?
I don't have a garage yet.. but I put her up on jackstands this morning to work on disconnecting the fuel line/dropping the tank and to scope out the UBolts for the lowering and she's definately got 1950 dirt LOL... good thing is that there's no snow bad thing is it gets dark at 430pm Was a bit tricky finding a spot to place the jacks..
I guess I might just take off the wheels while I'm at it to paint the rims and do the WWWs not sure yet.
ANY Advice/Suggestions/Communication is more than welcome, since I am trying to tackle this myself, without much experience with rods, and without knowing anyone local...
Last edited by Jace Black; 01-11-2012 at 02:03 PM.
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