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1957 Plymouth Gasser

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by moparmuscle1, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. chevrolet150
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 125


    The funny thing is the more door sedan looks better proportioned than then the two door sedan. The hardtop is best but the four door sedan for some reason doesnt look as weird as the 2-dr sedan. Maybe its the fatter pillars...I dunno
  2. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

    This! ^^^^^^^
  3. Mickey One
    Joined: Feb 5, 2012
    Posts: 55

    Mickey One

    In the jate 60's my cousin Mike had a 57',which my next door neighbor Sonny bought.We had a great time with that car;318 c.i.,4bbl,3 speed w/Hurst on the floor,Sun tach on the steering column.That was a good summer!
  4. theres apic of a light blue 59 plymoth sedan on here somewhere its all jacked outta proportion and straight axled i think may even be an alterd wheelbase

    i like 57-58 plymouths but i dont think they pull off the gasser look all that well

    but if you lift it up where it has about a foot a ground clearance with a slight rake back to front maybe 2 inches and put some good wheels with some 60 series tires in the rear and 70 series on the front you may be getting someplace
  5. codeblu
    Joined: May 11, 2006
    Posts: 606


    I realize the recreation is the wrong body style, however...I think it looks better. A dark color with dog dish caps would look sinister.
  6. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    aren't you afraid what Christine might think.....
  7. back in the 60's there was one that had straight axle tube frame hemi powered that ran at the local tracks when I met Don in Shannonville he remembered it I don't have any pics but in 73 we took it apart to scavenge parts.
  8. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,566


  9. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,566


    This car has the right look.
  10. RacerRick
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,753


    I have a 57' Savoy 2 dr post. I lowered it, have a snotty 383/727 going into it, and am currently working on the interior and paint. I got the body work 90% done last year.

    They are really great driving cars. I would leave it at stock height or lower it, and build it from there. They just don't look right all jacked up.

    The stock rear wheel wells are pretty big, so you can get a decent sized tire in there.

    I have 275/60R15's's in my car, and they fit nice, even with the car lowered. They touch occasionally on the lip when turning into a steep driveway, but my lips are not rolled, and I could have used another half inch of backspacing on the rims. With the right backspace I could fit a 325 in there. I mocked it up, but didn't do it because of the custom backspace rims needed, and I was in a hurry to get the car on the road for the HAMB drags.

    I am running a narrower rear end than stock (ford explorer) with 15x8 rims with a standard 4.25" backspacing. There is 2" from the tire to the spring on my car, and about 3/8 of an inch to the wheel lip.

    You really want to rewire the car. They have no fuse box stock, just a couple inline fuses.
  11. InstantT
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 696

    from SoCal

    Just lower the rear an inch, stock in front. It'll look killer.
  12. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,987

    from DFW USA

    I see some funny comments here, so let me try to straighten that out first. There were no Hemi engines factory installed in any '50s Plymouth, period. It is a fairly easy swap, although the Chrysler engine is a tight fit lengthwise in the Plymouth engine compartment. I have a family friend that in the early '70s built a '57 2dr sedan with a 392 from an Imperial.

    The original Hot Rod 'Suddenly' race car was a hardtop. It was recreated in the early 90s using a sedan body because that's all they could find. They have since rebodied the clone using a hardtop.

    I know this is a 3 month old thread, but you might peruse this link to see if you get any ideas for your Plymouth:

    I've taken some photos from that thread and added them here; maybe one will whet your appetite. Yes I'm aware they're not all '57-58s. ;)

    Attached Files:

  13. jim mchargue
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
    Posts: 92

    jim mchargue

    I have a 58 Fury body shell and rolling frame that would make an awesome drag/street freak.It doesn't have any floors or trunk,but that can be fixed. Just sayin', in case somebody is interested.
  14. 58belvedere
    Joined: Feb 4, 2012
    Posts: 10


    Cool Pics! Any more out there of 1958 or 1957 Plymouth (s)?
  15. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,000

    from Tampa, FL

    The best ever. Even with a traditional chassis / engine combo, this would be my pick, hands down. You don't need the high n mighty look with cars that look this bad, IMHO. BTW, my Gramps had a 4 door like this but it smoked at the other end... the valve covers always seemed to leak... but it was good for mosquito abatement. Gary

  16. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
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  17. moparmuscle1
    Joined: Nov 15, 2012
    Posts: 85


    Stephen King on Christine book dust jacket. If you look close you\'ll notice its a 57 not a 58..jpg Just a little information for the 57 fan ..................................Stephen King on Christine book dust jacket. If you look close you'll notice its a 57 not a 58.

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