Register now to get rid of these ads!

1940 Plymouth coupe worth buying?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TomCat 1, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. shes bootyful!!!!
     
  2. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,643

    Ian Berky
    Member

    Im so freakin' jealous!! Good for you!!
     
  3. zombie77
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 120

    zombie77
    Member

    here is a pic of my 41 I love these cars the line r nicer than the fords or mercs in my opinion the make beautiful customs with a minimal amount of mods congrats on your car shes beautiful
     

    Attached Files:

    • mine.jpg
      mine.jpg
      File size:
      117.5 KB
      Views:
      1,047
  4. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    R Frederick
    Member
    from illinois

    Get to the swapmeet Sunday and get those two trim pieces and hubaps you need.
     
  5. dart165
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
    Posts: 704

    dart165
    Member

    perhaps not all in the style suited for this board, but here's some inspiration anyway...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Congrats and good luck with it!
     
  6. I had one years ago, as I remember Plymouth drivelines up through at least 54 would bolt in.
     
  7. Congratulations man...keep us posted when the fun starts...love the lines on these coupes. MO'PAAR too ya :D

    Cheers

    2ndchancepremier
     
  8. racer756
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,324

    racer756
    Member

    Outstanding deal!!

    How ya gunna fix her up? Gasser maybe?
     
  9. looks solid from here , nice score!
     
  10. 40-41 Plym coupes make killer hot rods.....grab it then stab a Desoto Hemi in it, a /PB Torqueflite or a A833 trans and an 8 3/4" rear end...keep it ALL MoPar !! At least, that may be the way I go haha !!

    They especially look great as taildragged kustoms with minmal mods....that body style is killer !!

    Rat
     
  11. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,309

    RodStRace
    Member

    Outstanding!
     

    Attached Files:

  12. frankthetank62
    Joined: Jun 10, 2009
    Posts: 69

    frankthetank62
    Member

  13. I had one a few years ago that I found south of town but gave it up to a restorer because it had so much potential for him. Glad you got yours man!
     

    Attached Files:

  14. Tom Branch
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 148

    Tom Branch
    Member

    This one 40mopar posted is a pic of my Plymouth. They're bitchen cars. Congrats.
     
  15. TomCat 1
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 354

    TomCat 1
    Member

    Great stance, howd you get it down low. Hope I can get it down with out bags. Anybody have any details on how they lowered their '40? Thanks
     
  16. TomCat 1
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 354

    TomCat 1
    Member

    Oh yea I got it..... Been soakin' the cylinders -engine is stuck..... I've got an ad in the wanted section for some missing trim and a good rustfree trunk lid other then that it's a good body. If the engine is junk I may pass it on to another Hamber or take an earlier driver in trade, just not sure yet. thanks for the inspiration photos. I really love the black primered one with the sombreros!
     
  17. are you kidding????? if it's in half way decent shape it's worth having for the right price. nothing wrong with the styling on those cars-great potential.
     
  18. chuxx
    Joined: Jul 15, 2007
    Posts: 208

    chuxx
    Member

    glad you got it, looks like a very complete car, wish I could say the same for mine......keep us posted
     
  19. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,309

    RodStRace
    Member

    Tomcat, lowering in front is (simple and crude to big dollar nice ride)
    FRONT
    heat or swap the springs
    Lowered uprights
    change front frame clip and suspension
    REAR
    lowering blocks
    4 bar, notch frame and maybe frame/floor mods


    The engines were used for MANY years, if yours doesn't revive from the dead you can swap in another (easiest), swap in a Chrysler 6 (more cubes, longer) or a more modern V8 (see http://shadowmtkustomz.blogspot.com/)
    Do searches here for more Plymouth info. Glad you got it!
     
  20. If my memory is right the P10 coupe was quite advanced for the day... it was one of the first X frames. I had a 40 plymouth, with a 12 bolt posi rear and an old 350, and a olds 98 interior. It was a great car, and really solid. The next owner put a modern front end in it, a mustang front end I think... that was the only issue with the 350 in it was stopping quick with the old drum brakes. Great looking cars.
     
  21. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
    Member

    Good find! How about some more pics? Good luck
     
  22. racer756
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,324

    racer756
    Member

    Any progress on the beauty?
     
  23. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
    Member

    ^^^^what he said^^^^
     
  24. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,538

    junkyardjeff
    Member

    I want a 40 ford coupe but they are just too expensive so it looks like a 40 Plymouth or Dodge will have to do since I like them almost as much.
     
  25. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,017

    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Claybill, has a 41 Plymouth street rod for sale in the classifieds. You can't build it for what he wants for it.
     
  26. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
    Member

    Looks like he's bought one and put it up for sale again......
     
  27. PegLegStrick
    Joined: Aug 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,883

    PegLegStrick
    Member

    I'd grab it if it was reasonable!
    One of my favorite Mopars!
     
  28. chickenshift
    Joined: Feb 14, 2010
    Posts: 360

    chickenshift
    Member

    They are beautiful cars that deserve more attention than they receive.
     
  29. It's the age-old deal.........the Plymouth usually isn't worth as much
    money as a Ford or Chevy when selling. But they are neat cars and
    can look really fine. I think any flathead six up to 54 or so will fit in
    with no problems. They are out there, often at pretty reasonable cost.

    Two carbs and a split manifold helps those motors do a bit better.
    And, there's a list of newer rear ends that can be installed to make
    it a better highway cruiser.

    Not sure why claybill is selling his coupe, but after he got it, he
    replaced the motor and did some other work to it. Should be up
    in pretty good shape.
     
  30. Great find and all in one piece.. maybe. Looks like a blank canvas for a masterpiece.

    Bob
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.