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Features 1940-1948 Chrysler/DeSoto/Dodge/Plymouth Mopar only picture thread.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hemiken, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Hemiken
    Joined: Sep 21, 2012
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    Hemiken
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    Any new additions anyone !
     
  2. sigfurniture
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    can I join the club ? 1939 !!..thanks for hyping the mopar side of things on here, theres far to much ford and chev bias in the hotrod world

    this one getting sorted now..only one in spain I think
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  3. 61farnham
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    Here's my '48 Plymouth Business Coupe all stock just been lowered with cut springs an blocks,luckily it came with an R10 overdrive so it cruises well.Plans for the future include raisin the front a little, fitting some skirts and adding a little period poke to the flat 6. Great photo thread, a lot of cool Mopars keep em coming.

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  4. E.F. VaBeach
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    Location: England ?

    Wow, did you import it, or find it in the country ? Beautiful looking original, congrats.
     
  5. 61farnham
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    I brought in this country about a year ago,it was imported in late 2011 by the previous owner after spending most of it's life in the San Francisco area.

    Thanks for the interest............ Simon.
     
  6. Ulu
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    I posted these in the "welcome" thread, but I suppose they should go here too. ;)

    Here's some 1986 photos my '47 Plymouth club coupe. It's mechanically stock except for carb and exhaust. I bought this in 1984, in more or less "mild custom" condition with some bits like lowering blocks and chrome lakers, fog lights, skirts, visor, bumperettes etc.

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    Here she is all rusty from sitting 25 years.
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    That funny hood ornament is a skateboard I built. ;)

    "Edith d' Plymouth" was built by Simon Flores of Visalia, Ca. from whom I bought it. The pinstriping was by Rubin and it's so sad to see it all rusting off. Unfortunately I drove this car to work every day for 5 years, and fumes from the manufacturing plant behind my office ruined the paint. I've always intended to re-do the whole car, but it's been sitting almost 25 years while life had other plans for my time & money.

    I'll post up some more photos of the remaining striping etc when the weather clears a bit.
     
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  8. fstfish66
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    this 48 looks great
     
  9. fstfish66
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    i sure under stand every day life getting in the way,,,sad to se it sit and rot,,,any plans to bring it back to life?
     
  10. Ulu
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    Yes, in fact that's exactly what brings me here.

    I posted a lot of current pics in this thread:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=867372

    BTW, cars don't rot as fast here as in Pennsylvania. She's still an easy overhaul if I want to keep it stock. I don't though...
     
  11. fstfish66
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    yes rub it in u have NO rust in cali,,,lol
     
  12. Ulu
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    They outlawed water here. It's a two-edged sword. ;)
     
  13. rocsas
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    here is my 41 desoto with sbc 350 and camaro subframe. i hope to have it running this year [​IMG]


    me and my car before i started switching body panels
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    and here is a desoto that someone turned a 4-door sedan into a convertable 4-door
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  14. Blownfuel
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    Strangely enough, that 4 door convertible hack doesn't look too bad. Did they build a top?

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
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  15. j hansen
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    Hi rocsas.
    I like your car,do you have any more pics?
     
  16. rocsas
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    i dont have any more pictures of the convertible cause we sold that a while back, but it wasnt to bad except for it had some rust issues from sitting outside and when they originally cut the roof off in the 50s they didnt support the doors in the middle so they were very unstable and opened by themselves :eek:. but it would have been a cool custom just needed some work :D but sence i am only 17 years old with no job i dont really have the money or space to build 2 customs from the ground up lol XD so we sold the 41 desoto convertible
     
  17. rocsas
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    i do have some more photos of my 1941 desoto sedan though, i plan on starting a build thread pretty soon once i start working on it again
    heres how it looked after we brought it back from tennessee
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    we put some paint on it to stop it from rusting anymore
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    heres how it looks now after i changed a few body panels
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    and a picture of the dash
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  18. Blownfuel
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    I like that red on the new fender! Don't supose you know the name or paint code of that color?

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  19. rocsas
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    i dont sadly, its a really nice color though
     
  20. j hansen
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    Only 17 and a great sense for real cars,this makes me very happy.That sedan can be a nice car.
     
  21. andydodge
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    Rocsas, I too am impressed, if it helps I've had my 1940 Dodge since I was 17, only 42 yrs now....lol....you seem to be way ahead of me at that age......lol.......keep up the good work......regards, andyd.
     
  22. Ulu
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    I like the grille on that DeSoto a lot compared to my '47 Plymouth's grille. I've always thought the style of the '47 grille was nice enough but the execution of it was cheap. Anyhow I've been trying to figure out how to do a more "DeSoto style" grille on my car.
     
  23. steveplym
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    I'll post my two cars.

    1947 Plymouth 4 door sedan, 218 flathead 6 with dual carbs and split manifold, also R-10 OD.

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    My newest addition 1947 Dodge D-24C Town sedan. 350/350 with Fatman front suspension.

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  24. Speedy66
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    Is there anyone out there that can tell me the difference between a 47 Dodge Sedan Custom & Deluxe? Im working on one and would like to know which it is.
     

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  25. daliant
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    I'd say your car is a custom judging by the chrome around the windows and the stainless trim on the rear fender.

    DeLuxe D24S Standard equipment included:
    Upholstery in either broadcloth or deep pile fabric. "Full Floating Ride" with Optional Fluid Drive. Front floor mat was all rubber, no carpet.

    Custom D24C Standard equipment included:
    Standard equipment included air foam front seat cushions, dual electric wipers, chrome bead around outside windows, stainless trim on rear fender, better interior trim. "Full Floating Ride" with Optional Fluid Drive. Front floor mat was all rubber, no carpet.
     
  26. Hemiken
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    The joys of living in a MOPAR world......... I love it.
     
  27. Ulu
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    Oh, I finally found the rust...:rolleyes:

    The front floorboard extensions were pretty thin with nasty holes.
     

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  28. fstfish66
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    oh heck what to do,, rust in a calif car,,you better give it to me so you can find a more solid car,,,:eek:
     
  29. Ulu
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    Put yer hands up and hand over them floorboards City Boy!
    We don't cotton to that kinda talk out here. :D

    (The truth is I don't know where this car was first sold. It could originally be from Philthadelphia for all I know.)
     
  30. Ulu
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    Back on topic...
    Plymouth Rocks!
     

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