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Hot Rods 31 Plymouth coupe project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jbtine, May 14, 2020.

  1. jbtine
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    I have a very solid 31 Plymouth coupe that is mostly steel. It has a wooden frame for the deck lid. It also has body support wood between the body and frame. What you see in the picture is all i have left of one support. I need to find a good pair of supports or a couple of pictures of a good support. I plan to make the deck lid inner structure from steel since the metal skin is in great shape. Any source for the support wood would help. 20200514_103925.jpg 20200514_104014.jpg 20200514_104228.jpg 20200514_104232.jpg 20200514_104412.jpg 20200514_104606.jpg 20200514_103925.jpg 20200514_104014.jpg 20200514_104228.jpg 20200514_104232.jpg 20200514_104412.jpg 20200514_104606.jpg
     
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  2. Looks like a solid start. There was a guy on here who made a deck lid for a 1930-31 Plymouth. Do a search.
     
  3. jbtine
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    Making a metal frame to replace the wooden deck lid frame will take time and patience. And getting my broken fibula healed up. The body support wood is my most pressing problem.
     
  4. scrap metal 48
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    Cool coupe.. Don't drop that heavy deck lid on your injured foot....
     
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    from Oregon

  6. Looks to be in great shape! My avatar is a '31 PA I've had forever...
    Are you building it full fendered? What for power?
     
  7. dwollam
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    Try Frank at this website. https://houseoftops.com/
    I have bought the wood that goes between the body and frame for '33-'34 Mopars from him.

    Dave
     
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    4 more weeks for my broken fibula, then I can back on my Chrysler.
     
  9. jbtine
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    My plans include a 354 hemi. Its a Dodge Power Giant 354. I managed to find a set of valve covers without the Chrysler logo embossed in them. Transmission is a Dodge 518 od Torqueflight. Still looking for pictures of a complete body mount wood.
     

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  11. anthony myrick
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    Made these inner rocker/floor braces for a 33 ply out of rectangular tubing.
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    Also built a support structure for the qtr and deck lid area. A hoop that connected to the door posts and wrapped under the trunk hinge area. Then braces from the floor up to the hoop. Attached the trunk/rain gutter to the hoop. It all fit under the interior and really helped the body stiffness
     
  12. jbtine
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    That is definitely food for thought. What did you start with. 2x4 rectangular or ??? What i have left of one side measures
    1-9/16" thick
     
  13. anthony myrick
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    The size closest to the original wood.
    I think 1 3/4 x 3 rectangle.
    Cut to match the wood. Fit like a glove.
    Didn’t add the step for the wood floor Didn’t need it. Made a custom steel floor.
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  14. Pat Thompson
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    You could start with1 1/2 tubing and add a 1/16 shim when done.
     
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  15. anthony myrick
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    I used 1 1/2 square for the body bracing
     
  16. I like how the window in your entry door matches the window in the back of the coupe !
     

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