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Projects 1933 Dodge Sedan

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jrom8, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Jrom8
    Joined: Jun 13, 2018
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    Jrom8

    Hello, I'm new to forum but am excited after taking the first steps on my 1933 Dodge 4-door sedan project. This car was owned by my great uncles that were original homesteaders of our property. Here is a picture with the car (right) around 1953, my mother the child in the foreground.
    car4.jpg
    The car had been mostly stripped down while sitting in the forest for probably 50 years.
    car3.jpg

    The body is in surprisingly decent shape apart from one fender and one door. The frame is also in good, usable shape. I was able to hoist the car through the roof down to the rear axle through the round access hole to get it loaded safely. I cleaned it up and took inventory of parts.
    car2.jpg
    car1.jpg
    A few original parts of note: Rear seat footrest, Seat rope, all seat springs, transmission, front & rear axles, under dash heater/blower, instrument panel, front & rear bumpers, steering column and box. I did some metal detecting under where the car sat. I found all the removable floor panels, the base to the hood ornament but no ram (dang!), a Briggs and Stratton key that fits the ignition (doesn't turn so not sure if that's coincidence), and various chrome screws and parts.

    I am planning on going custom hot-rod with this as I don't have the patience or resources for an original restore. I am excited to learn the ropes and talk shop with some old pros. I am open to all suggestions, information, etc.

    The car is now safely covered from the elements. Next step will be getting is on some scrap wheels for ease of loading it up and bringing it across the state to where I live.
     
  2. Mike Colemire
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    Real nice start, I love the sedans.
     
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  3. WC Durant
    Joined: Apr 10, 2017
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    WC Durant

    Very nice! I just purchased a 33 Dodge 4 door sedan. I have all the body parts, along with some spares, but am in need of a better frame. Yours looks like a really good starting point.
     
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  4. pkhammer
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    The '33-'34 suicide door Dodges have a great look.
     
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  5. dragey
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    from Brisbane

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  6. RMR&C
    Joined: Dec 26, 2009
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    from NW Montana

    Cool project! Looks to be in pretty nice shape.
    I am building a '34 Plymouth sedan, link in my sig line.
     
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  7. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
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    Love it! I'm collecting parts for my 34 Dodge coupe and my 33 Dodge pickup. I love these. PM me if you need anything. I might have a lead on a few parts.
     
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  8. scotts52
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    BTW,
    Where are you from?
     
  9. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
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    from Germany

    I love it that this car has been in your family so long. That makes it all the more valuable to you.

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  10. alwaysamopar
    Joined: Oct 2, 2015
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    alwaysamopar

    Perfect car for the whole family to have fun in! I'd love to have that as a project. But please don't put a small block chevy in it..

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  11. The Shift Wizard
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    Agree for sure!
    Everybody knows SBC's are for Ford projects. :p



    Just Kidding, so put down that lug wrench. :eek:
    ..
     
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  12. edwardlloyd
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    from Germany

    Surely it needs a Dodge V8. Perhaps a hemi or a 318 or 340.

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  13. Jrom8
    Joined: Jun 13, 2018
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    Thanks! The front grill is probably going to be the biggest piece initially - I am in western Montana.
     
  14. Jrom8
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    Jrom8

    hahaha. No small block chevy. My initial thought was to find a 5.7 hemi for it.
     
  15. Jrom8
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    Jrom8

    Nice! If you have any spare hood parts I would be interested.
     
  16. alwaysamopar
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    alwaysamopar

    Now that was funny!

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  17. Fat47
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    you might want to check my "33 Dodge Coupe" build here on HAMB for some ideas.
     
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  18. WC Durant
    Joined: Apr 10, 2017
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    WC Durant

    Sorry, no spare hood parts. Definitely do a small block Mopar or a Hemi, leave the Chevy motor on the stand where it belongs.
     
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  19. Always love to see those Mopars brought back,And I have Fords.
    And welcome to the HAMB.
     
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  20. pkhammer
    Joined: Jan 28, 2012
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    340 if you can find one. Great running small block that you don't see very often. Of course a 440 or a Hemi would be acceptable too! Mopar made some great mills. How about a 4-speed with pistol-grip shifter?
     
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  21. subscribed! what a cool story that your family is still on the property and I love the "as farmer stripped" condition too! super rare to have something sitting so long ...that thing's in mint shape! man just think your uncles probably shot those windows out! that engine probably went in grandads truck etc...I know it's tempting to go modern but think of the possibilities! 413 cross ram, Red Ram, 392, 354, hell even a running poly...we're forgiving and will turn a blind eye on transmission choice but ya gotta run an old mopar in an old mopar ...then make it into a panel/sedan delivery or find some coupe rear 1/4s.... or not;) it's cool as a 4 port too but then don't paint it
     
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  22. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Looking forward to seeing progress. This is a friend's old 34 more door as inspiration Dodge.jpg
     
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  23. exterminator
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    Purty!
     
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  24. Keep the beautiful instrument panel.
    [​IMG]
    I have one I will be using in a Model A.
     
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  25. TREE
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    TREE
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    from Piqua,OH

    Glad you are saving it. And good luck finding the missing pieces!! Here's mine that I have had 30 yrs. 1505599650915-1631099366.jpg
     
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  26. Jrom8
    Joined: Jun 13, 2018
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    Jrom8

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I will definitely look into it. There are so many directions I could go with it.
     
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  27. I've had my three door for 40 years. It was Hot Rodded in the 60's. I First saw it as a kid cruising our home town.

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  28. I've accumulated extra parts over the years if I can help. RON.... 20180302_113856.jpg 20180420_130615.jpg

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