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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by CGuidotti, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. IF you think you have to chop it, listen to these guys, it ain't a ford, it already is chopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    32 rails, don't like the front fenders? If you want it to look like a Ford, buy a Ford.
     
  2. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    from al

    is it a 4x4?
     
  3. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
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    One of the 1st cars I ever owned was a 33 Plymouth 5-w coupe. A buddy & I bought it for $50, and were going to race it. It had a 55 Olds engine, model A rear end, 3 speed trans.. Stock body & frame, with the body channeled over the frame 3 ". The grill shell was chopped down to about model A size. We ran a moon fuel tank out in front of the radiator. It ran B/Comp.. It would run the length of the drag strip almost in the 1st two gears, but kept busting up the rear end. We sold it at the end of the summer because my buddy's Dad needed his garage for the winter, and we were not smart enough to buy anti-freeze and a tarp. The car changed hands several times in Louisville, but the last time I saw it, it was painted off pink primer, and running a Chevy small block. I've always loved the lines of a 33 Plymouth, but as I got older I came to love them full-fendered, rather that without. Good luck on your build, sorry I never took any pictures to show you what it looked like.
     
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  4. Hemis are cool and run great. If you run a low deck DeSoto or Dodge Hemi you can run the hood sides without clearance problems. Gotta keep it MoPar. But you are right, a 383 would haul and fit without breaking the bank. I'm running a 291 DeSoto, if you are interested I've got a 276 DeSoto for $800.00 that needs rebuilding.
     

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  5. CGuidotti
    Joined: Feb 23, 2015
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    CGuidotti

    That is one of the nicest Plymouths I've seen. You nailed it


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  6. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
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    Looks way cool channeled just a pinch on deuce frame. What you did to the rear makes it look so much better than stock. That is truly a hot rod. Love it.
     
  7. Suthunman
    Joined: Jun 28, 2015
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    Suthunman

    image.jpeg How about something like this?
     
  8. Gman0046
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    Suthunman, now thats what I'm talking about. Whats not to like? I love it. The only thing I'd add is chrome bumpers.. No chop (which would destroy the cars proportions) and full fendered with what I think have the best fender lines of early thirties cars.

    I can't imagine why someone would chop it and make a highboy out of such a good looking car.

    If I ever got another thirties car it would be a 33 Plymouth PD 5 window coupe. The one I had was a 350/350, M ll front end and Nova rear. Those long wheel base coupes really go down the road.

    Gary
     
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  9. Suthunman
    Joined: Jun 28, 2015
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    Suthunman

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    Mine is built like the one you had but I'm not sure what kind of rear it has. But don't tell any one about what's under the hood.......I don't want to wake the Chevy under the hood police. LOL. It runs and drives great! I like the no bumpers look. I can't imagine someone chopping one of these, I have to stop back a ways from a stop light already.
     
  10. Fat47
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
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    Build thread is on here under 33 Dodge Coupe. Put it on the road three weeks ago. All mopar. DSCF1837.JPG DSCF1838.JPG
     
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  11. Suthunman
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    Suthunman

    Fat47...........looks awesome!
     
  12. Atwater Mike
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    'Nervous'? I've done some, good metal to weld. Just jig up properly, and don't let your weld hand tremble...:p:D
     
  13. Suthunman
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    Suthunman

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    Now what would make you say something like that? :)
     
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  14. Love the full fenders and low hot rod stance on these. Only thing i'd change are those dang wheels! Sorry :), and maybe put some steelies or Halibrands on it.
     
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  15. Here's a couple from my area... 100_5461.JPG 100_4683 (Medium).JPG
     
  16. Suthunman
    Joined: Jun 28, 2015
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    Suthunman

    LOL..........everyone gives me hell about those wheels! This car was another man's dream before I bought it from his widow. The wheels were one of the first things he bought and the car was actually built around those wheels. Maybe I'll change them one of these days.
     
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  17. It's all good man. Was just havin' a little fun. I'd drive it like that if I had too. Looks great!
     
  18. DaveH_RRTX
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    My '34 Dodge; still a work in progress but running and driving it regularly. Original frame, Mustang II front end, 8" Maverick rear end. No chop. You guys don't want to hear about the engine and transmission. POTS_GTOWN2b.png
     
  19. texas red dodge
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    texas red dodge

  20. earlymopar
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    Don't!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. trey32
    Joined: Jul 27, 2014
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    Flip a coin...
     
  22. Suthunman
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    Suthunman

    Nooooooooooooooooo!
     
  23. TTR
    Joined: Sep 16, 2017
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    Hi, new member here. I find it refreshing to see other than Fords considered for vintage (Traditional ?) Hot Rods. Here's a Plymouth I built nearly 30 years ago and still use it regularly for pure driving pleasure and leisure travel.

    '32 PB Sport Roadster with a '52 276" Hemi, '49/'52 3-spd stick, '51 Rear axle (+/- 3.5 ratio) & brakes, stock front axle & brakes, original body & chassis with boxed rails on engine bay area and converted to hydraulic/telescopic shocks. Steering was slightly modified (due to engine size & location) by installing '37 (or so ?) Plymouth steering gear mounted couple of inches further back and fabricating a pitman arm + drag link to accommodate the conversion.
    Every component in the car is and was painstakingly researched to be something that would've been available in early 1950's, including all 6Volt electrical system. etc.
    In fact when I bought the car as a literal "basket case" in the 1980's its "remnants" offered several clues having it been "Hot Rodded" (i.e. Channeled, mounting for flathead Ford V8, super wild custom interior materials, etc.) decades earlier in its life, likely in late-'40s/early-'50s (?). I even still have it's last previous (New York) registration and plates from 1952 and photo-documented or saved most of the previous mods.

    And no modern "creature comforts" of any kind, including "audio system".
    I prefer to feel/hear the car and all its noises/sounds instead, especially when engaged in more "spirited" driving along some scenic mountain side (hill climb) roads.
    Well, I rarely listen to radio in my daily driver and even threw away my TV over 25 years ago for it's constant attempt to induce brain damage. I hear it hasn't got much better since.

    I use the Roadster mostly for extended leisure travel (i.e. Grand Touring). Just couple of months ago wife and I took it to 2-week, 2756 mile road-trip vacation tour through (Western) 6 States, 4 National & several State Parks, including Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, High Sierras, etc... This trip included nearly 11000 ft. altitude changes and temperature ranges from below 40 to over 110 degrees, but the car behaved almost flawlessly with no real mechanical issues to mention.

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  24. TTR
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    "What happens in Yellowstone may not always stay in Yellowstone..."
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  25. Suthunman
    Joined: Jun 28, 2015
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    That's awesome TTR! I bet a road trip takes about twice as long in that car vs a regular car. I'm sure everywhere you stop you have to answer questions about your car. Looks great!
     
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  26. TTR
    Joined: Sep 16, 2017
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    Thanks ! Yes, it does seem to draw comments, questions, requests for photos, etc from folks of every walk of life, from 4-5 year old little boys or girls to their great grandparents, etc and I always try to make time to accommodate and share with all.
    After almost 30 years of ownership and travels I'm sort of used to it, but on our aforementioned Yellowstone trip my recently minted wife initially had difficulties getting accustomed to being treated like a celebrity or royalty (in a vintage Hot Rod !?!), be it at a small town gas station, a 5-star resort or some secluded trailhead parking (for hiking) at the end of a dirt road.

    Somewhere in Northern Yellowstone...
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  27. I like the fendered versions well enough, but anyone thinking the fenderless versions posted are ugly, need to look again. They look great both ways, in my opinion, but Damn, these things scream hot rod.
     
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  28. trey32
    Joined: Jul 27, 2014
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    Man, that Plymouth roadster.....

    Just gorgeous!!!
     
  29. texas red dodge
    Joined: Feb 11, 2015
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    texas red dodge

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