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Projects 31 Plymouth Business Coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 340 Power, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. realsteel1934
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
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    Great progress on your build, I have 32 coupe on pallet rack in my warehouse stashed for project I most likely will never get to.

    Thought you might like to see my 32 PB roadster for some inspiration.--Kevin
     

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  2. Now that's a classy car!
     
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  3. 340 Power
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    Another long day today. I started the day finish sanding the drivers door completely. I then turned to cleaning up as much of the car as I could to be able to spray some surfacer to finish the day. I covered as much of the car as I got finished with 3 coats. Tomorrow I'll most likely continue the body work, with some block sanding of the surfacer also. What a day.....
     

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  4. moparob
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    Geeze your moving right along there Sam! I need to get into high gear and get my body prepped and ready for paint!
     
  5. 340 Power
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  6. blackanblue
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    x2 with Paul at hortons very knowledgeable on old mopar stuff,he has some really nice personal cars.
     
  7. 340 Power
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    Another productive day yesterday. With all 4 wheels cleaned, I primed and painted them. I just couldn't body sand again. Besides, I want to get the tires mounted on them. I'm still unsure of the frame color. I originally wanted to paint it the same as the rest of the car. I am still leaning that way. [ 101_1799.JPG 101_1800.JPG 101_1803.JPG Is that going to be too much???
     
  8. A semi-gloss black chassis always looks right, regardless of the body color. ;)
     
  9. 340 Power
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    Saturday, I took out the entire seat back and frame. The storage box attached will need some repair as well as some of the wood will need replaced. I cleaned out the car, to prepare it for primer and paint. Not much progress but I did manage to start cleaning up the grill shell. I put about 3 hours in it to finish the day.
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  10. 340 Power
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    Today, I finished the grill shell. After cleaning, and welding up a few broken areas, I gave it a coat of body icing since it is getting painted with the rest of the car. After much hand sanding I gave it a coat of primer. I then finished painting the bottom of the foot board pan so it could be placed permanently in the car. I had one wheel that had a run from painting so I sanded it off, scuffed the wheel and repainted ANOTHER RUN right back in it...... frustrating!!
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  11. Nice build! Be sure I'm gonna follow. :)
     
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  12. 340 Power
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    I haven't posted for awhile but progress is slow but steady. I've spent a lot of time filling pits, and continuing bodywork. I've also started the process of cleaning the floor and applying POR paint. I've even started cleaning up the visor. This was a hard item to come by, and its a little rough, but it will look like new when finished. I don't think there are any easy parts to find for this car.

    My next Big hurdle is making the repairs to the grill. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. It's missing 2 bars, and several need straightening.
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  14. waxhead
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    Outstanding work so far, looking good.
     
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  16. classiccarjack
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    Nope, I like your approach.

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  17. oldsrocket
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    Watching this thread closely. Got my project home this weekend.
     

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  18. 340 Power
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    That's a very nice looking project!!
     
  19. 340 Power
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    I finished the POR on the inner floor the other day. There hasn't been much progress since then, but today I managed to finish fabbing up a pair of axle blocks my son started on to lower the rearend 3 1/8 inches. After completing them I set the rearend to see if the ride heigth was going to be satisfactory. It works for me. I like it. Tomorrow it's back to sanding....
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  20. 340 Power
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    More progress today Finally!! Due to the previous owner not being able to find my trunk lid in 2 1/2 years I was forced into building my own. Today was the day for it. I roughed out the exterior shell. It's a reasonable first fit, but will need some work yet. Once I get it right, I'll build a wood frame to attach it to. For now I just wanted to see if I could do it. I'll go get some oak to build the frame tomorrow. 101_1825.JPG 101_1826.JPG 101_1828.JPG 101_1829.JPG
     
  21. ROADSTER1927
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    Looking Great as usual! Gary
     
  22. bostonhemi
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    Man! That's nice metal work.
     
  23. classiccarjack
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  24. My buddy, Sonny's 32 Plymouth. The owner before him used 32 ford grille shell and front fenders.
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  25. bostonhemi
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    Nice clean look.
     
  26. 340 Power
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    Thanks guys. My first effort on anything that large. I'll be glad to see the wood frame finished and final fit completed.

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  27. That lid is AWESOME!
     
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  28. 340 Power
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    Today I received a call from a fellow Hamber. It appears I am making a second trunk lid. So i thought I'd let you in on the process. First I cut the sheet metal to width allowing enough extra to brake 3/4" sides and a top edge. After that I measured the radius at the top of the sides and cut them into the deck lid. I then layout the edges every 2 inches all the way around the 3 sides.Almost halfway down the sides I made them every 1 inch. Using a shrinker/stretcher I shrunk the edges till they fit the cardboard patterns I made of the trunk area. If I happened to go a little tight I simply stretched the edge back out. I am not finished yet, but I'm within 6 inches of the bottom edge. Once I shrink up an inside brace for the bottom edge, the swell in the middle will disappear. This weekend I'll cut some oak and assemble a frame, then attach the deck lid and finish the lower edge and install the latch assembly. I also snagged this nice winged goddess on ebay for half what they normally go for on there. 101_1830.JPG 101_1834.JPG 101_1835.JPG 101_1837.JPG
     
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  29. I think I may have been the one who directed the guy to you. That is some superb work! Nice ornament, too. I have had a couple of those. I never want to let them go because they are so beautiful. Congrats on your find.
     
  30. 340 Power
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    31Dodger,,,So you are the culprit. Lol:) He messaged me yesterday. I gave him my number. Happy to help him out.

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