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Features 1946-1948 plymouths!! Lets see em!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bigrickl74, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. bigrickl74
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    I searched the forum did not see old thread so here we go. I have all ways been a big fan of the plymouth but pre war. I have been looking for a 38 coupe for a long time and could not find anything in my price range. I found this 48 coupe in a back yard in the small town I live in. Ended up trading an old 1990 chevy truck that was broke down for around 9 years. Had 290,000 miles - I think I might have got the better deal? I live in hard core Chevy country. All the years I have been going to car shows in the central valley I have seen 2. Lets see some love if you got some. I will start with my rust bucket. Not much but im sure there is a lot of Hambers here that can relate.

    -Rick
     

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  2. brownbag40
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    No pictures here but that is a good looking car.
     
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  4. The ' coupe is a good looking car. The slanted B pillars helped a lot. Nice solid bodies and eve the dash wasce. Some of the Desoto an Chrysler coupes were classy and well built, doors closed like a vault. A little shave here and there, and some solid colour paint,like egg plant... and they were great looking cars. Those spiders look good too. Funny we don't see more of these ,lots of potential and should be availablle reasonable. An all white tuck and roll interior would be awesome ,lowered a bunch too.
     
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  5. pasadenahotrod
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    AND the original paint color is "Cruiser Maroon", same as my first 48 Plymouth 5 passenger Coupe and 48 Plymouth Woodie Station Wagon.
    My first car was a black 47 Plymouth 4door sedan.
    Over the years I've owned 6 or 7 of these wonderful dependable very driveable cars including one 42.
     
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  6. bigrickl74
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    Yes the og color was a maroon. The guy I got it from had painted it black in 1973. It was parked in 1983 in same spot till I took her home a little over a year ago. Most of the black came off with a little rub. This is what I have left. I am going with silver paint and all white tuck and roll. Seats in shop now.
     
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  7. bigrickl74
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    Thanks Rodhots, I tried the link. Doesn't work. However, I am a member of the Mopar Forum. Just lookin for cool pictures of custom,chopped,shaved ext. 1946-1948 plymouths. Thanks again for the links!:D
     
  8. Lazer5000
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    Rick, I'll try to get some pictures up tonight when I have a little more time.

    Ryan
     
  9. dmikulec
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    I've got a chance to get a Desoto fairly cheap, already forgotten the year but she's in fairly nice shape considering. See my avatar. Paint was blue, US Gov. olive drab then blue on top of that. Odd. :cool:
     
  10. Jake D 56
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    Not my car, it's one I downloaded from another forum. But I'm pretty much a Ford guy and I have to say that I'm absolutely in love with the lines on these coupes. IMHO, with just the right mods, they have the potential to be some of the coolest customs out there. Makes me want to start looking around for one of my own to paly with.....
     

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  11. edfueler
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    here's my Australian 46 Dodge (actually a Plymouth. You can't see the curved c pillars that differ from the US ones. Nevermind. I really must drop the nose of this car and kick the rear up a bit. I reckon these cars look best with some rake. I've got some L78s for the rear tyres too
     

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  12. need louvers ?
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    A computer melt down got most of my pictures a few months ago, but the avatar says it all!
     
  13. RodStRace
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  14. i just picked up this one on the HAMB classifieds
     

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  15. recks
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    My 1948 Plymouth Bus. Coupe.
     

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  16. Dadstoy 2
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    The first hot rod I built in 1983 was a 48 Plymouth P-15 business coupe. Installed a 400 SBC with a 400 trans, found a Mopar posi rear end from a wrecked Dayton police cruiser. Put a bunch of louvers in the hood and painted it brown. Had a great time with that car. Sold it and have never seen it again.
     

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  17. bigrickl74
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    recks, that thing is bad asssss!
     
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  19. 6berry
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    i got one but dont have any pics on this computer. gotta get back to the shop and work on it though!
     
  20. bigrickl74
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    Cool Thread Hkestes. It seems a few more of these old mopars are popping up. Parts are very pricey though "hop up stuff for the flaties". Did they not make very many back in the day? intakes/dual exhaust, Or were they not popular and went in the recycle bin. I see the same parts for Chevy for half the price. :mad:
     
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    My best friends dad's 47 Plymouth Coupe with the A model we built a couple years back. Both really nice cars, but neither my style.
     
  22. steel rebel
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    A couple of pictures of my '48. Good solid cars. I have to agree the slanted window pillar really adds to the lines.
     

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  23. bigrickl74
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    Nice ride steel rebel!
     
  24. Mine.....owned since 1973.....been improved along the way.....still a 6 cyl.

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  25. bigrickl74
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    I love it when guys keepem with the sixers. You convert looks very classy. Beautiful Car!
     
  26. bigrickl74
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    There has to be a few more plymouth lovers out there. Lets see some pics!
     
  27. RodStRace
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    Latest Hot Rod has one....
     
  28. 73RR
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    Folks like George Asche (814-354-2621) and www.rustyhope.com make some nice flathead parts, but the Mopes are not high volume deals so prices will always be a bit high.
    If you want to keep the six you can improve the drivability with a 5-speed and newer rear axle.

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  29. bigrickl74
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    Thanks 73RR, I have 1989 Jeep Cherokee rear end for mine. 3:55 so I will be fine just need trans up grade. What will work with og motor?
     
  30. 73RR
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    Depending on the exact bellhousing that you may have now, there is an adapter 'kit' for the t-5, but I do not have any details (not my kit).
    If you want to look at the Mopar 5/6 speeds then I have an adapter to mount the small block Mopar bell (A-833, AX5, AX15, AX18) or the one-piece transmissions (NV1500, NV3500, Getrag 238).
    Keep in mind that when you change out your stock bell you will need to fab some new mounts in the same place in addition to the trans mount.

    I should point out that your 3.55 will turn into something like a 2.5 with the OD gear.

    Gary
     

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