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Hot Rods 1931 plymouth coupe pictures

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OldBlueOval, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. OldBlueOval
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 197

    from Upstate NY

    heres the pictures of my 1931 plymouth pa . I want too make a traditional style hot rod no fenders or hood not sure what to do with the suspension.What do you think, any ideas are appreciated.

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  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,033

    from California

    one thing I like to see on old mopars is to retain the parrallell leaf front suspension. same with Chevys of that era. too many people put ford suspension under them for my tastes.
  3. i have owned a 36' plym. since 1976 and the parrallel leafs refered to as "rigid reverse elliot" is really some "pre fred flintstone shit!" maybe 30mph is fine but freeway speeds no fucking way is great. again i'm old!:D:D
  4. kool coupe!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,004


    Keep the Plymouth motor. They are cool and can be converted to overhead cheaply if you want to

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  6. AA/Fuel34fordpu
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,266


    Nice very nice.........
  7. I would leave the hood and fenders on if you keep the parrallel front springs.
  8. dieselc
    Joined: May 17, 2004
    Posts: 1,315

    from ohio

    It looks like a good start to a rod.
  9. I have a Model "A" rumble seat coupe that I would trade you for. I've been holding out waiting to build it because I would rather have a Plymouth, Dodge or DeSoto.

    That's a cool car. I would keep the flat-6 for sure. Run without fenders and hood sides. Keep the leaf springs. Lower it and drive it.

    Keep us posted


    BTW...I am serious!
  10. edgeabilly
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 735


    Great car can't wait to see it finished!
  11. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,231

    Irish Dan

    GREAT find! Good Luck with whatever you decide to do! Oh yeah, and keep us posted on your progress!
  12. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    I would run the fenders lose the hood and sides. Cool project.
  13. lstwsh
    Joined: Jun 4, 2008
    Posts: 440

    from Dayton,Oh

    I believe you have a 1930 Plymouth not a 1931 Plymouth PA.The main difference is the grill shell.I was looking for a 1931 PA coupe before i bought my 1934 PFXX coupe.I have pictures of one built in the very early seventies with a straight axle nose high with 327 and 4 speed.If i live long enough i want to duplicate that 31 PA i have pictures of.
  14. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    I think your right Reminds me of my early 30
  15. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

    How far upstate NY are you. Always looking for fellow early MOPAR folks here in Central NY (outside Syracuse)
  16. ridin dirty
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 551

    ridin dirty

    Very nice car . good luck on your build . You have something there ! My son has a 40 dodge flathead /floor stick trans that runs and is going to be up for sale .
  17. I love that back window...My 31 durant is a close cusin to your car and i ditched the Durant frame built my own and went with the posie 1/4 springs in the front...

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  18. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,519


    Flip the frame and build an underslung hot rod.... it deserves a Hemi.
  19. It might be sort of an in between 30 Model U / 31 PA. The oval window looks like a PA, but the firewall and grill look like Model U.

    Is there a little plaque on the firewall that says "Body by Briggs"?
  20. valkokir
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 196

    from DeKalb, IL

    cool looking car, good to see pics of it finally! my opinion from before still stands on the suspension. Take the fenders off the right side of the car and put the left hood side back on and see which you like better. Before you make any decisions, put it up on stands, pull all four springs out and start lowering it down and see how it looks. That's what I would have liked to have done if I had started with a car that was together at least a little bit. If you leave the fenders on, 1" lower will look slick. Take off the fenders and you'll probably have to go 4" or more to get it looking right again. my 2cents.
  21. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 4,964

    Shifty Shifterton

    I'm one of those guys with a ford suspension on a mopar hot rod. If I had it to do over again, would spend a lot more time considering a torsion bar frontend with a beam axle. More like a sprint car than a 76 volare.

    Cool car, lotta potential. Think I have a pair of those doors in my basement.
  22. Mopar Mama
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 234

    Mopar Mama
    from Boise, ID

    Me, opposite. No fenders, yes hood and sides. Lower and go. Tri-power intake on stock flathead, get rid of the roof...I can't wait to finish my other two Mopars to get an older one like this. Very nice! It's nice to see something other than a Ford. :cool:
  23. Leadfoot Apparel
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 7

    Leadfoot Apparel

    wow what a great project car! looks like it has real potential!
  24. warn-out muscle
    Joined: Mar 14, 2008
    Posts: 28

    warn-out muscle
    from Illinois

    looking for useable parts for 31 dodge cpe- fenders & brackets/ boards etc... need lots of parts
  25. 0ldracer
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 553


    Here's one......Gene Altizer's A/Gasser from 1961

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  26. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    It's funny that I said that, because my '31 Chevy has no fenders and will be running full hood and sides. I just thought that it would be nice for him to not run the expected HOT ROD look and go for a late 50's look. Pretty much any way you go as long as the quality is there, it should come out awesome.

    Although, I think that I hate the rear window but I can't be sure yet. It may be one of those things that you may have to 86 if you chopping it.
  27. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    See how refreshing that look is, plus it covers the parallel leafs up front which to me can sometimes overbear the overall look of a car.....unless we are talking about 30's era Miller racing cars.
  28. Pins&Needles
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 381

    from Santa Cruz

    I would flip the frams so that it is already "z'd" and then set it up like a model a that way you get the reliability of transverse with the concept of the plymouth frame!
  29. warn-out muscle
    Joined: Mar 14, 2008
    Posts: 28

    warn-out muscle
    from Illinois

    Hope this works. Picked this up this spring. Has Body# and SN id tags still on it. Have title, and from what I find it is a 30-U Ply built 11/1930. Hope this is of some help. Yea I have a 31 Dodge DC8 also. My wife calls them parts- these are still "cars".
  30. warn-out muscle
    Joined: Mar 14, 2008
    Posts: 28

    warn-out muscle
    from Illinois

    will try this again- didn't look like pics posted- sorry new guy duh I hit close instead of uplaod. Need lots of parts for both of these yet-

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