The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TomCat 1, Jul 17, 2009.
Im so freakin' jealous!! Good for you!!
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
Get to the swapmeet Sunday and get those two trim pieces and hubaps you need.
perhaps not all in the style suited for this board, but here's some inspiration anyway...
Congrats and good luck with it!
I had one years ago, as I remember Plymouth drivelines up through at least 54 would bolt in.
Congratulations man...keep us posted when the fun starts...love the lines on these coupes. MO'PAAR too ya
How ya gunna fix her up? Gasser maybe?
looks solid from here , nice score!
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 !!
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!
This one 40mopar posted is a pic of my Plymouth. They're bitchen cars. Congrats.
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
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!
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.
glad you got it, looks like a very complete car, wish I could say the same for mine......keep us posted
Tomcat, lowering in front is (simple and crude to big dollar nice ride)
heat or swap the springs
change front frame clip and suspension
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!
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.
Good find! How about some more pics? Good luck
Any progress on the beauty?
^^^^what he said^^^^
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.
Claybill, has a 41 Plymouth street rod for sale in the classifieds. You can't build it for what he wants for it.
Looks like he's bought one and put it up for sale again......
I'd grab it if it was reasonable!
One of my favorite Mopars!
They are beautiful cars that deserve more attention than they receive.
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.
Great find and all in one piece.. maybe. Looks like a blank canvas for a masterpiece.
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