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Hot Rods 1928 Dodge 4 door --can anything be done to make it a hot rod ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Dad, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,078

    from Colorado

    I wouldn't chop it it'll look like a school bus then.
  2. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

  3. robt500
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
    Posts: 432

    from Lex, KY

    does it have a banger in it? PM me if you'd be interested in letting it go;)
  4. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,200


    Enough said. If it would look anything close to this it would be a home run...John
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  5. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
    Posts: 5,249


  6. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

    Whatever you do, do not discard the wooden wheels. If they are straight the antique Dodge and Plymouth guys will pay pretty good for them.

    The engine and trans might get a pretty good chuk of change also.
  7. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,649

    Big Dad

    It came with an entire pickup load of parts as well ..

    I've not bought it , my friend bought it 4-5 years ago with intention to do something with it and , has now decided it will not happen

    So, he mentioned that he was going to sell and would I want first shot at it but, mentioned no price for everything

    Honestly ,i have no good idea of value, I believe there is 2nd engine, and trans as well

    He brought it home from Montana in either 04 or 05 ?
  8. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    Hey Big dad, looking at some pics I believe that car is a 27 not a 28, I have a 28 victory 6 and the body lines are way different and I dont think its a senior six. Ron...:confused:

    this one says its a chopped 1927....


  9. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,649

    Big Dad

    Got me, thats what he has always called it so I just figured he knew ?

    I've never seen it in real life, just pics
  10. 52lomofo
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 723


    i just found one of those in the woods 26-27 4dr wanna make a pick-up out of it and also found 55-56 new yorker with the hemi still in it wanna see pics email
  11. PORKCHOP76
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 548

    from iowa

    i see keeping it a more door with a chop and a hemi. but thats just me
  12. jville_hot_skater
    Joined: Apr 9, 2009
    Posts: 1,002

    from jville

    drop it, with a reverse eye front spring and a t spring.
    you already got the suicide doors, so thats cool
    put a nailhead, rocket, or hemi in it
    and some custom body should be set.
  13. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,649

    Big Dad

    Photoshop idea sent to me

  14. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,711

    Okie Pete

    Its yours but i think 4-door Mopar powered ,Light chop would be just right. Keep the Dodge sheet metal. But if you want it to look like a Ford buy a Ford.
  15. Frosty21
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 958

    from KY

    I would cut off the roof, section out the rear doors, and make it a spacious RPU. Keep the fenders and add a bed.
  16. Ruin
    Joined: Oct 6, 2009
    Posts: 2

    from SF bay

    How about something like this?

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  17. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,649

    Big Dad

    No thank you
  18. twofosho
    Joined: Nov 10, 2005
    Posts: 1,153


    I agree, looks to be a 27.

    That said, this cars have tons more interior room than a Ford or Chev. There's not a lot of wood in the body either. Came with semi elliptic springs on each end. Just think, no wishbones fighting the oil pan or transmission for space( or the running boards/splash aprons if you split them). Hell for stout frame that would need little or no modification. Easy enough to lower by dropped axles or mounting the axles on the springs. A double dip tube axle from the mid to late thirties is doable (I've got one for mine). And the fairly large engine bay shouldn't need stretching, even for a HEMI.

    No need to cobble it up to make a hot rod, just look at what your fellow HAMB members have thrown up on this post. They make nice looking cars, probably easier than their Ford or GM cousins
  19. Here's a local 28 Dodge quatraporte...

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  20. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    Here is what I did with my 30 dodge sedan.

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  21. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,184


    ...don't chop the top. Everybody wants to "chop the top", follow the path least travelled. Keep it all MOPAR by using a 440 6 pack or a 413 w/crossram 2x4's backed by a 4-speed.

    ...but then, it's only my opinion and it's not my car. In the end you should do as you want, 'cause it's your car and damn anybody else's opinion.
  22. kwoodyh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 641


    No fenders, chopped top 3" or so and a wicked multi carb slant 6!
  23. Darryl, I'd leave it as-is, bodywise! I can't see why everyone feels the absolute need to chop a car! I'd go with a Mopar 383 or 440, or even an early Dodge Hemi. The resto-rod route would be appropriate for this one, IMO. Since it's a big car, I'd go with black fenders and a dark color on the body, such as Chrysler Black Cherry, or perhaps a dark metallic blue from a Chrysler or Cadillac.
  24. Patrick Kidder
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 22

    Patrick Kidder
    from Louisiana

    Can I offer Him a Price :). Hell look at my 52 Ford truck I'll trade you for it :cool:
  25. Patrick Kidder
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 22

    Patrick Kidder
    from Louisiana

    I would do this to it. Classic
  26. doc's
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
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  27. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,035

    from Auburn WA

  28. oldrodder43
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 211


    Heck no, nothing can be done with it---------
    Just let me know, I'll be there to get it, help you out with the decision!
    Actually, these guys are right, with all the suggestions, mostly valid.
    But most of all ----- It would be YOUR car, do as you see fit. And right, it IS NOT a Ford or a Chevy. It's different, and it'll get you attention wherever you go. Perley
  29. check out my avatar, 2 door 29 chry. 392 hemi, seee if this helps. Moe hemi29
  30. Hey darryl,
    Id look up the doyle gammel coupe. I'd copy the feel it has and build the sedan in the same style. Coop's sedan is another id check out.


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