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Projects **1941 Plymouth Business Coupe Mid 40's Early Custom Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by BloodyKnuckles, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Wow! Now there is a goal. Good luck brother. Get on it dog on it. Like that shifter knob.
     

  2. Thanks brother! I'm pretty stoked. I can't wait!


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  3. That's what all the girls say...


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  4. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    from omaha ne.

    As usual...you are a class act, I wish others would follow your example of tearing down the car, and not the PO......if it doesn't fit, alter it.
     
  5. Thank you sir. Baskin Robbins has 31 different flavors for a reason. Not everyone likes chocolate...


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  6. John M
    Joined: Mar 11, 2006
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  7. John M
    Joined: Mar 11, 2006
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    Had a little time to kill last night as my wife was at the courthouse helping to count votes.

    I like the middle one also. I don't think pie cutting the hood on this model adds anything to the mix. I have a 48 Chevy coupe with a chopped top & 2" pie cut hood and lowering the front bulb of the hood helps for this car but on yours I think time would be better spent on the roof, fenders and other items you mentioned in the original post.

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    Good luck!
     
  8. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
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    Personally, I never thot pie-cutting a hood added any better look to a car than the stock hood did...to me it ruins the original proportions...and the top of your Plym needs some work-I'd raise the front some and getting rid of the flush fit glass will improve the look considerably.

    Good luck with your mods...

    R-
     
  9. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    I took your photo over to the Photoshop thread to get the Earl Bruce '40 Ford treatment, and madfish was nice enough (and capable!) to knock out this beauty.
    I'm not usually a fan of forward-angle chops, but this one seems to work, and is a lot easier than re-chopping.

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  10. I agree. I think it would look good with quarter windows filled in and chop left alone.

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  11. Holy shit! I aactually like that. A lot!!

    Thanks!


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  12. Rock on, Ron! It's a great reason to push yourself!
     
  13. Flat-Foot
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    It's been a week since your last update. Where you at fruitcake?
     
  14. I heard he's making it a convertible.
     
  15. thinkfink
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
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    wow! subscribed!
     
  16. He's busy today working on the Blue Beast! I'm sure he'll chime in soon!


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  17. Peanut 1959
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    Not that my opinion matters, but I like the three-window look a lot!
     
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  18. Guys, I appreciate all the kind words.

    I did just recently acquire the rear window for a Carson Top. That will ultimately be what is done.

    I am in the middle of a rather large axle swap on my '63 International. As soon as that I complete it's time to get hustling on the '41. I do some of my best work when I'm under a time crunch.

    I can't wait to roll to Wildwood NJ for the Customs By The Sea with all my buddies. It's been a while since I've done a long road trip in one of my cars. Long overdue!


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  19. 1951Streamliner
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    Cool to hear your plans with this car man.
    Cant wait to see it come together!!
    Everything you said should really look bitchin.

    I've never understood why so many guys think that pie cutting the hood and making it slope downward is an improvement. All it does in my eyes is ruin the whole car, on these early cars, the hood line perfectly flows through the belt line and then slopes down the trunk. The "nose up" look of these cars is what makes them. Just my opinion of course.
     
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  20. BK I like the way you think brother.....
     
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  21. So, here's a few updated pics of the Plymouth. I've repaired the v8 clearance holes in the front frame crossmember and stripped the paint from the firewall. I have plans to install the flathead 6 today. I also acquired full front factory drum brakes that are completely new and ready to bolt on. The disc brakes are coming off.

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    More soon! Customs By The Sea or Bust!!



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  22. I can't see myself in the firewall yet......
     
  23. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
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    from Locust NC

    Go Boobie!

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  24. Flat-Foot
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    alright boobs.... its been over a week
     
  25. I've been pecking away at things. Tomorrow starts fulltime until we leave for Customs By The Sea. I'll take some progress pics for sure.


    BloodyKnuckles
     
  26. Quick update.

    The engine is mounted as is the transmission. I rebuilt and fabricated clutch and brake linkage. Installed different uprights with all new brakes.

    I'm on a mission. I've made my list of to do's.


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  27. No pics, no happen!!!!


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