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1948 Plymouth coupe looking for chassis ideas.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by youreviltwin, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. youreviltwin
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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    youreviltwin
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    from fl

    im from miami. right now im really only working on the motor until i can get some cars out of the shop and bring the plymouth over from my moms garage. god bless that lady for letting me keep my junk in there well thats if you want to call my plymouth and my rc51 junk. i wont but tot hem it is. soon enough the body and frame will be at my ware house a the work will begin i re reffer to alot of the info i got from this thread and link some of the guys gave me along with ideas. i will then make a build page for it.


    thanks again everyone.


    hopefully withing a month or two i can finally start on the frame and body
     
  2. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    Hey eviltwin! Nice to hear from ya! I was just thinking the other day, with you being from Miami and all, there is someone that I have seen threads from on here that does some pretty impressive work, and seems to have his own shop. He goes by the screen name TylerDurban, just like the fight club movie. I'm not saying have him do your work or anything, but maybe just introduce your self as a fellow H.A.M.B.er and talk a bit. It's always good to meet others out there into your same gig, ya know?
     
  3. p15-1948
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    We put a 73 Omega (Nova) clip under my 48 business coupe. We had to narrow it 3/4 of an inch to set the wheels under the fenders right. Used the matching Omega rearend. It's powered by a 318 and 727.

    For the guys without narrowed clips, finding the right wheel (that still looks good) is tough. I've seen that someone makes short a-arm kit (one inch), but can't think who's doing it off the top of my head.

    The Omega clip handles well, but I don't road race it.

    Eric's articles were my guiding light when we were putting this car together. I couldn't wait for the mail to bring the next issue.

    Thanks Eric!

    Mike
     
  4. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    [​IMG]


    The Plymouth still lives and is driven regularly. Lots of road rash, but lots of happy miles...

    :)
     
  5. need louvers ?
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    Eric, I still love your car! Makes me think about going to the stock gray on mine too. More black primer for now...
    Hey, what tire and wheel sizes are you running on yours?
     
  6. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    Fronts are BFG T/A 195/70R/14 on 14x6 American Torque Thrust D's; Rears are BFG T/A 235/70R/15 on 15x7 American Torque Thrust D's.

    Front suspension is MII with ECI large rotor disc brake conversion, the only one that will clear 14" wheels and which does not increase front track. I'll be stepping up for QA1 adjustable coil-overs soon. Custom stub frame is Z'd w /heavy anti-sway bar.

    The rear axle is '59 Edsel with stock Edsel drums on Chassis Engineering parallel leafs w/ heavy rear anti-sway bar and air shocks (I pull a car-hauler trailer with this rig - hitch is tucked underneath and the receiver is plugged by the Lone Wolf plaque in these photos). Everything tucks under nicely with no rubs.

    [​IMG]

    Ray narrowed the rails in the rear and installed mini-tubs so's I could go racing if'n I ever wanted to, but probably not necessary for the current axle/tire/wheel combo.

    Thanks for asking.

    :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
  7. youreviltwin
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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    youreviltwin
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    from fl

    man id like to see more of this build. thanks guys for the responses and yea i know of this tylerdurben guy but id rather still buiild it myself i have all the confidnence and experience with chassis work and thanks to the time i was into the lowriders and hoppers i got to mess around with alot of frame modding, and rear end placement. i have no fear going into this i have been turning wrnches for a while and even thoughh ive yet to build something this old i have no doubts it will be special in the end. im still waiting on my molases ass machine buddy to finish my heads and manifolds so until the engine is built and i decide what trans combo im going with the body will sit on the chassis in my moms climate controlled garage. thanks ma.
     

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