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1940 Plymouth, It's time!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SlmLrd, May 3, 2011.

  1. bonez
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    I also like the fact that you kept the stock headlights, grille etc. That front has such a great deco feel it would have been a shame gettin rid of it.
     
  2. SlmLrd
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    A couple of pics from today. I finally got a chance to paint and fit my skirts. Damn, it's been hot!! Still have to get with my chrome guy for a few pieces and finish my side window garnish pieces.
     

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  3. farmer12
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    Great pics Rich, can't wait to see this car in person. Good luck with the finishing touches my friend.
     
  4. KustomCars
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    Looks awesome! Good job.
     
  5. anythinggm
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    Looks sharp, what did you find to wrap or paint the running boards?
     
  6. SlmLrd
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    After I spent a day removing the vulcanized rubber... I bought some stock running board rubber on fleabay and cut it to size. I used some rubber and vinyl glue to hold it and cut a bunch of 1.5" strips of 1/4" wood to use as braces.

    Broke out my clamps and held it overnight. They came out great!
     
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  8. farmer12
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    Rich, I'd love to see some pictures of how the running boards came out. I could use some ideas. Keep up the great work!
     
  9. exterminator
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    Was it a business or private party on ebay that you purchased the running board rubber from?
     
  10. SlmLrd
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    Will do buddy!
     
  11. SlmLrd
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    Private party, I know you've seen them. 2.99 a foot. He shipped fast and gave me way more than enough. Good quality stuff.
     
  12. BadLuck
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    how did i miss you painting your ride??? WOW what an awesome color! i absolutely love this car.. great work my friend
     
  13. SlmLrd
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    Thanks man. Dropped the last of the little stuff off at the chromers yesterday. Side glass and wing windows are cut and waiting...Should have myself with interior some time soon thereafter...... You guys gonna be at mooneyes?
     
  14. BadLuck
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    Right on homie.. pretty exciting.. i still have to work on my wing windows, and my glass.. dropping my seats off to get re done next week.. so were pretty much at the same stage! Im planning on Mooneyes.. but not sure yet.. 2 of us from our club got invited to be inside the suede palace at the next Grand National Roadster Show.. so debating whether or not to wait til then to bring her out... still have alot of loose ends to wrap up before then... but Mooneyes is one of my favorite shows of the year.. so not sure yet..you going?
     
  15. 1951Streamliner
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    Looks great! Do you have any pictures of it at ride height? Always curious to see how it would look going down the road.

    As for caps, I highly suggest early 50s plymouth full wheel covers. They look a lot like a Lyons or cadillac sombrero but theyre cheap and easy to find, not to mention, you have a plymouth!

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  16. BadLuck
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    thats a cool cap.. you could paint that center section your copper color too
     
  17. Billy54
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    God damn your car is bitchin!
     
  18. SlmLrd
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    I'll ost a pic of it at ride height for ya. As for the hubcaps, I have been trying to track down a set of the 51-52 Plymouth caps for a little while now!! seen a few here and there, but the hunt continues.

    Definitely a plus keeping her all Mopar. Thanks for the pic!!
     
  19. SlmLrd
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    yeah, Im going to Mooneyes for sure!! The weather depends on if Ill be taking the daily or the Plymouth. GNRS is a must- took my maiden voyage in the 40 there so now its a tradition. :)
     
  20. 64Kaddy
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    If you dont take the Plymouth.. Im not going
     
  21. 64Kaddy
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    Does anyone know if a 1968 Dodge Dart rear end will fit like the 68 Coronet rear end? or anyone familiar with the dimensions of a 1968 Dodge Dart rear end?
     
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  22. hombres ruin
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    Damn rich this thing is fine.looks amazing. So when we going cruising?
     
  23. i am pretty sure i have at least two 51-52 plymouth caps i'll go look in a few minutes. if i do you can have them for shipping.
     
  24. BadLuck
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    you duh man Glendale! :) this car is phuckin rad.
     
  25. SlmLrd
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    Call Mark at Sweetwater auto wrecking. All he does is Mopar and he knows all. 619-475-1005 :)

    any Sunday Im in. Saturdays I work from morning till night. Going to J Street Pier tomorrow for my friends lowrider show though. Call me if you want to cruise!!

    Dude, that would be GREAT!!!

    Thanks man.
     
  26. Bagged50Buick
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    I just looked at a 41coupe this morning in NH for sale......Wish I could take it home.....bitches are broke these days.
     
  27. you have a pm with a pic my friend.
     
  28. Downtime
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    a ride to aspire too. looks fantastic
     
  29. SlmLrd
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    Got it, texting you as we speak. Thank you!!


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  30. SlmLrd
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    Hey, theres still lots to do, but thank you very much!!



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