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1954 Plymouth Project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Voodoowagon, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Voodoowagon
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  2. cowboy1
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    That looks sweet!
     
  3. rockabillyvampire
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    Your build is looking good.

    Where can I find more photos of this car, do you know?

    Cheers
     
  4. 97
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    Gene? It's ancient history, but Ricki and Emma did this one.


     
  5. Nice looking chop man, those cars are so much nicer with a chop. Big props.
     
  6. Voodoowagon
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    Yes I was told Gene Winfield did the chop on it.

    Thank you for all the compliments, will have new pictures up ASAP
     
  7. Voodoowagon
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    Pops and I went over to help Jay on the chop a little, roughly about five hours of planning the future of the cars body mods and about an hour of work, thats about normal right? Just to feel everyone in on this car, the plan is to take her down to Roundup in April for my wife and I's 10 year anniversary.
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  8. Voodoowagon
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  9. 1949 caddyman
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    To me the perfect chop is one that you say " Is that chopped?" You have a car like that IMO. It looks great!
     
  10. Voodoowagon
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    Thank you for that great compliment, a friend of ours today said
    numerous times that less is more and I feel that is our goal.
     
  11. cowboy1
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    I love the progress
     
  12. moparmuscle1
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    If your not careful , your going to make a nice looking car out of this . The roof that ma Mopar put on this car was ugly , period . Your turning it into a real looker with just the chop , congats and keep up the good work .
     
  13. 29Jay
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    Thanks Caddyman!
     
  14. Looks good, I almost picked up one of these, and thats all I was going to do, not a huge chop, just give it better lines.

    Looks real clean!:D
     
  15. 29Jay
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    Thank you!
     
  16. Voodoowagon
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    Sorry for the delay on updates, Jay is kicking butt on the final welds and making her smooth

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  17. Voodoowagon
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    I cant wait to get the glass all back in and see the big picture
     
  18. Voodoowagon
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    Well had a slight set back today, had a 318 poly being built for the car but for some reason the builder has decided to keep the engine. I feel this might be a blessing in disguise, after revisiting some of my older engine post the poly might cause more problems than it is worth. Going to do a little more research tomorrow on the 318s out of the a bodies.
     
  19. 54plymouthchop
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    that thing is looking sick! Great job.
     
  20. Voodoowagon
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    Thank you sir, soon we will get her on the road and start enjoying her.
    Love that back shot of yours, really smooth
     
  21. 73RR
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    If you're not ready to install a R&P then the Poly exhaust might be an issue but not insurmountable. What other possible issues have you found?
    If you do go the LA route the 360 has alot more grunt than the 318 and the A-body exhaust manifold clears the column.

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  22. Voodoowagon
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    Havent found a 360, have found a 340 but not sure what it is out of and it was rebuilt 3-4 years ago from what I have been told. Found a 318 rebuilt and ready to go today from a 68-84 LA and it is fresh. We are not looking for a lot of power, just a nice cruiser for my wife and kiddo to have fun in. Having a 2 month timeframe just trying to find a solution that will get us a long or short block so we can start mocking up the frame and hunting down a transmission for it.
     
  23. sololobo
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    I really dig these cars. Great grille and cool lines, I let a 53 slip thru my hands years ago and have regretted it since. Best-o-luck with the build. ~sololobo~
     
  24. Boyito
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    It's pretty neat to see a Plymouth being chopped. Especially in the dfw area. I have a stock plymouth 54 near Denton I hope to chop one day.
     
  25. Auto Doug
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    very cool project, PM me I'll send you some pictures of what I did with a 2 dr 54 Belvedere very cool car to modify!
     
  26. Voodoowagon
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    When your ready contact my buddy Jay, he has been great to work with
    Do you have hydros on yours?
     
  27. Boyito
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    No hydros just blocks. Thanks for the heads up on you contact.
     
  28. Voodoowagon
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    Last week Jay knocked out the pass side of the chop

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  29. Voodoowagon
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    Picked up a set of 51 dodge tail lights, feeling like the will flow really well into the body line.
     
  30. Voodoowagon
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    Today we picked up the new 318, it is a la block from a 68-84 car. Sean over at Blaines in Dallals helped get the long block to us after we had a delay last week with the Poly we originally ordered. Ran by Bishop in Dallas and tracked down the exhaust manifolds, should know next week once we get the mounts in. Anyone see any issues with this flowing around the steering column?

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