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Projects 1934 Plymouth 2 door sedan build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RMR&C, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. bobbytnm
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    Great project!!
    I like where you're going with it and can't wait to see more. Good luck with the steering

    Bobby
     
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  2. dan31
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    So the guy that has a fe ford in a Mopar body is now bustin' on Chevy's. Man, your trying to piss off everyone!,lol.:D
     
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  3. RMR&C
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    Thanks Bobby!

    It's what I do best! My avatar car('31 Plymouth) has a SBC in it. I've caught grief from the Mopar guys for years about that.
     
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  4. RMR&C
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    I got the front brakes all set up.....but since they are the disc type, I won't post pics here. Basically, they are Ford Explorer 4x4 rotor hats and GM metric calipers. I made my own brackets....

    Also got the steering how I want it, had to put a tweak in the drag link to clear the L tire at lock.

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    Also got all the parts to rebuild the steering box, so will do that next.
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  5. I'd like to see more photos of the brakes. Or at least why you chose the GM caliper? Assuming the explorer rotors were "rear" rotors..?..Then why not try to use the rear explorer caliper? I just have the opinion that the rear explorer calipers have a much better floating pin mount (completely covered by a rubber boot). Whereas the GM calipers have a crappy, exposed to the elements, not very smooth mounting provision that don't impress me at all. Not saying what you did was wrong. I'm just not sure why the "go-to" caliper is the GM caliper (generally speaking)??? Other than the fact that the brackets typically supplied are for the GM caliper.

    BTW, in Ryan's photographic examples of traditional "rides" / what is HAMB friendly - there is a photo of an RPU that clearly has disc brakes on it.

    Anyway, I really like your car.
     
  6. bobbytnm
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    Glad the pitman arm worked out...woohoo. Its good to have steering.

    I'd like to see what you did with the brakes also. It's always interesting to hear the hows and whys of parts choices and I learn a lot from those types of discussions.

    Glad you're making progress!
    Bobby
     
  7. RMR&C
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    Thanks. To clarify, I'm using front rotors from the Exploder.....I tried using the matching calipers, but they were really bulky and didn't clear my wheels. The GM ones are much more compact.
    Will try to get some pics for you.
     
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  8. Im still following close Scott.
    Id love to see it once u take it to the salt.
     
  9. RMR&C
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    Hi Seth! Whatcha been up to?
    Maybe B-ville in 2019 with this one....
     
  10. nice to hear that things are progressing on your build. Love, love , love it.
     
  11. Here is my 34 Dodge 4 door, can't wait to see your finished project. 34dodge.jpg
     
  12. RMR&C
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    I like it! Looks like a fun ride...
     
  13. RMR&C
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    Some pics of the front brakes for those that were asking.....

    DSCN0725.JPG DSCN0729.JPG
    Also got my steering box all rebuilt and working nice.
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  14. RMR&C
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    I made a couple more floor pieces for up front. Trans cover will wait till later. All of these pieces will bolt in for easy access if needed.

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    Then I pulled the body back off. Need to finish welding everything, clean up parts and prime/paint...

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  15. nice project ! early mopars look amazing, great job !
     
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  16. nunattax
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    These cars have great proportions to start with, they don't need severe changes to look good.

    This will be a lowbuck project, using parts I have laying around mostly...

    First mock up.....

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    it looks great as it is go easy on it.
     
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  17. Awesome project. I like to see different cars like this being built. Keep up the great work!
     
  18. 1929rats
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    Here are a few pics of my brothers 34 sedan along with his starting point (very similar and even same color). He isn't on the hamb. He also channeled the car (major channel) because there were really no rockers or floor to speak of ralphs and mcconnell scale 013.jpg ralphs and mcconnell scale 014.jpg ralphs and mcconnell scale 015.jpg ralphs and mcconnell scale 015.jpg james 34.jpg
     
  19. RMR&C
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    Cool. looks like we both started out with the same thing. 440 power?
    Like the color a lot.....I'm thinking about a reddish brown with big flake, a bit darker than that.
     
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  20. RMR&C
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    Been welding up a thousand holes in the frame.......
    The bottom of the X member had this notch for the OE single exhaust pipe, I want to duplicate it on the other side so I can tuck dual pipes up under the frame. Keeps the exhaust away from the floor.

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    So I made some patterns and laid them out
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    Looks almost factory. Well, close enough......
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  21. That does look factory,what color will the frame be?
     
  22. RMR&C
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    No, no, no. That's too much chop for a car that will get driven a lot. Looks great sitting there though.
    Will decide on the chop after the car is more complete.

    Seth, frame will be body color, but I haven't decided that yet.
     
  23. harpo1313
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  24. TomT
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    Great car with some really nice work and a great array/mix of parts ....
     
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  25. My 34 Dodge had an independent front suspension. It was one hell of pile of suspension. It was replaced with the dropped axle. Was just wondering if Dodge was the only oine doing that or did the Plymouths do it as well?
     
  26. RMR&C
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    Yes, Plymouth PE('34 only) had factory IFS. My car had it originally.
     
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  27. 392
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    I like your innovation and execution, simple with function.
     
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  28. RMR&C
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    Thanks, yes for me form follows function. It has to be usable as I drive the crap out of my old vehicles.

    Do you have a build thread for your sedan? Looks interesting.
     
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  29. RMR&C
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    Now if she was in my shop I wouldn't get any work done at all........

    The rendering is similar to how the car will end up, but less radical and more practical. I think I can find a happy medium....
     
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  30. 64 DODGE 440
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    The happy medium lives just north of Fresno. Tells fortunes and reads palms. :rolleyes:
     
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