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Projects 1930 Plymouth Tudor build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by charlesincharge09, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. charlesincharge09
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    Still a newbie I've built lots of bikes and been a gear head my whole life.
    I was wanting to do a model A Tudor but ended up finding this 1930 Plymouth Tudor instead. I guess there were only 7890 of these built so what better of a reason to chop it up. :)

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    On the way home with the flimsy as all hell body
     
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  2. charlesincharge09
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    My motorcycle lift works great to lift it up and move it around
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  3. HELLVIS
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    sweet...good to see a mopar! what are your plans?
     
  4. charlesincharge09
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    The tires I got from work.... Freebie!! Vintage style dunlop race tires
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    Had to set the tires and radiator up to see how she looks lol
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  5. charlesincharge09
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    One door would open but not close. The other wouldn't do either. Heated and pb blasted the crap outa them the latches worked but with only the roof holding the cowl and doors in place it was doing some pretty funky stuff. So I measured, braced, etc until I got it back to normal until I do permant structural work
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  6. charlesincharge09
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    Here is the permant roof work that I did. I used angle iron and massaged, cut, welded, grinded it into position. I still need to finish it.
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  7. charlesincharge09
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    Don't really have a plan I just want it low chopped loud and respectable. Well see I guess :)
     
  8. charlesincharge09
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    Door hinges and mounts are messed up bad. Anybody have any solutions?
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  9. Spanish Fly
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    looking like good car to start .
     
  10. lawman
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    Nice start. Be careful not to say anything about "R-T Rod" on our
    site as you make wish you had the "Crab's" instead !!! LOL
     
  11. charlesincharge09
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    Don't worry! Never liked rodents anyways. Eventually she'll get a nice pagen gold paint job but that will be years and years down the road
     
  12. mcmopar
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    Another Mopar guy in WI, great car. The only problem is I see is the honda word on your toolbox, should read Yamaha, just kidding love the car.
     
  13. charlesincharge09
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    Where in wi are you? Btw if u look to the left of it you'll see an aluminum stator cover attached to the tool box
     
  14. Quote: Door hinges and mounts are messed up bad. Anybody have any solutions?

    Try Model A hinges. They may be similar.
     
  15. Hemiken
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    I am watching and liking what path you are heading on, as for the hinges, you should be able to fit a generic aftermarket hinge in there place, pretty easy to get and fit in fact, you going to leave it swing normal or maybe swing suicide ? would look cool seeing such a big door swing backwards ! :)
     
  16. farmer12
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    Great start to the project. Ditch the hinges and go with either model A hinges or something aftermarket. Will be following this one. Looking good!
     
  17. charlesincharge09
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    I have never really been a fan of suicice doors unless its on a 4 door car. I am going to check out McMaster Carr. They sell pretty much anything and I'm sure I ca find some some sort of hing with bushings. I want the doors to open and close really nice. Anyone have any ideas to upgrade the mechanism itself? It would be nice to retrofit a new style latch and door striker.
     
  18. charlesincharge09
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    This is not really car related but I'm sure most of you will dig it.
    It's my 1949 GE fridge I redid. Keeps the beer super cold
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  19. charlesincharge09
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    The chop!! 6 inches will be taken out
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    I want to keep the back window stock. So I cut it out and will figure out how to put it in later



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    It's chopped. Got a couple tacks on... Until I ran out of argon :(

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    Yea the front windshield is definatly gonna need to be opens up. I will also lower the dash so it is flush
     
  20. charlesincharge09
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    Ok so my shop neighbor came over and was in love with the project. BEFORE I GET YELLED AT READ THE WHOLE THING lol. He said he would sell me a running s10 frame with everything except box. I will not stick an s10 chassis under this don't worry! But for $100 it may be worth it for driveshaft, yoke, rear end. And front disc brakes. My question is this. I want to go with a solid axle in front, is there anything out there to adapt s10 brakes to a stock style model A or aftermarket style axle?
     
  21. Hemiken
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    Hey Buddy, Are you chopping the rear window too ? That would be cool to see also, you could probably take a 2 inch chop out of it and if you do it right you can cut and refit the side curves back in to the rear window to make it look even more slimelined ovaled shape. I love the side profile and the front will look good when you reopen it up to the same as the sides. What you score cheap is what you score cheap, i just hope later on you get the opportunity to get a Mopar in that bad boy. Keep us up to date with the build buddy.

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  22. charlesincharge09
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    I did som research about this radiator and can't find any info. It is a Harrison.
    Anyone have a clue
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  23. charlesincharge09
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    I ended up having to take two inches out of the middle of the windshield

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    Here's a pic with just the door set on
     
  24. HotRodHighley
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    Cool project. There is a great thread on here about making your own hinges. They were for a Model A but concept is the same. I used the thread pics and made my own for my Model A Slant doors. Do a search on "model a hinges".
     
  25. charlesincharge09
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    Got the rear window finished up tonight

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  26. charlesincharge09
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    Sheet metal work time, the door comes next, that'll be the hard part
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  27. charlesincharge09
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    Continued on the sheet metal work. It's Turing out decent for my first time
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    The ugliness before picture

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    Cut out the old

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    In with the new, still got a grind, hammer, and blend it together, but I'm learning!
     
  28. Ester Eddie
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    Looking great Charles ....
     
  29. charlesincharge09
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    So I'm thinking of painting the whole thing red oxide primer with the body lines a gloss black with a gold pin striping. What do you guys think?
     
  30. Hemiken
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    Hemiken
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    Hey Charles, your color combo sounds pretty cool buddy. Have you thought about putting the little curved parts of the back window back in so it is not such a sharp junction, it would make the back window look much nicer, if you can hold up the piece you cut out and take a picture to see what i am talking about, that may be easier to visualize ? what do you think . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
     

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