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Customs 35 ford vs. 41 plymouth

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 46poncho, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,630


    I'm a retired welder by trade. I've heard the story line that it "only needs floors" so often I'm not buying that story. There still has to be something left of the body shell to attach the floor to. True, someone may actually make all that stuff you will need, but those parts don't come installed, and most of the time they don't fit all that well.

    For that matter, every time I hear about a car for sale that "only needs...." my mind goes crazy. With old cars, there is no such thing as "only needs..." That was the BS line someone gave you. If that was all it needed, why didn't they do it years ago?

    Once you complete the only thing it needs, your only about $10,000 from being able to drive it around the block before you dump the next pile of money in it.

    Without pictures of both, everyone is just speculating. Seeing pictures could change everything. Gene
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  2. 46poncho
    Joined: May 24, 2009
    Posts: 248

    from Indiana

    I have decided to keep the 35. The work is not the problem at all. The hemi is a 270 red ram, muncie 4 speed. My decision was not easy. I really love mopar vehicles, but I traded a harley for the 35 several years back and has some sentimental value to it I did not really know I had at the time. If later I choose to sell it, it should bring decent money and i will find a Plymouth coupe at that time. Thanks to everyone for your input and suggestions!!!

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  3. 46poncho
    Joined: May 24, 2009
    Posts: 248

    from Indiana

    Here it is when I brought it home, parts are loosely hanging for photo FB_IMG_1587578270191.jpeg

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  4. Might be some truth to that; other than the Plymouth part.
  5. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,479


    The little Dodge would be the easiest to fit in either.
  6. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,882

    from Indy

    no question, the 35
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  7. paul philliup
    Joined: Oct 3, 2013
    Posts: 211

    paul philliup
    from ohio

    I had a small hot it was sweet but no comfort. So now I have a 39 Plymouth Coupe so I have room for me to fit . I would do the Plymouth

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  8. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,908


    I sold the car of my dreams, a '36 3-window with 276" flathead, a '39 toploader, and '39 brakes about 5 years after I finished it because it was just too cramped. The first couple of year I put up with it because it was a nice car, but after that, it started gnawin' on me.

    (If you are under 5' 10" and 200 lbs, ignore this.)
  9. John Jasinski
    Joined: Aug 18, 2020
    Posts: 1

    John Jasinski

    I am rebuilding a 1941 Plymouth Coupe that has been in my family since 1942 :) . I would be interested to know what kinda parts you have laying around.
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  10. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,170


    I own an old Plymouth, but I like Fords.
  11. Los_Control
    Joined: Oct 7, 2016
    Posts: 759

    from TX

    All you need is a motor, brakes and fresh tires ... run it!
  12. I am an early Ford guy; 100%. But that being said I think a 1941 Plymouth coupe is one of the prettiest cars of all time.
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  13. Jon Lecure
    Joined: Feb 7, 2021
    Posts: 3

    Jon Lecure

    I have been looking for the center windshield chrome strip for my 1941 Plymouth Coupe. The one I have is in need of repair so I’m looking for a good replacement.
  14. coupe man
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 264

    coupe man

    I'd go with the Ply.But then I'm a little biased.
  15. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,378


    I've got a soft spot for a 35 Ford, as a kid my dad bought cars at the Dodge dealer, back in the shop there was a 35 coupe that was a drag car (1960) that the sons of the dealer were building. I've also got a friend with a 35 coupe that will probably be sold when he dies as a project that was never started:( Nothing wrong with the MoPar, just personal preference. I actually like the grille better on the 35 over the 36, I guess I should post in the "who figured out they were odd" section:)
  16. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 5,935


    It`s been over 5 months. What did you decide. @46poncho
  17. hotrodrhp
    Joined: Sep 19, 2008
    Posts: 344

    from Wisconsin

    I'm a Ford guy btw and I vote for the Plymouth with the Hemi if for no other reason, to be different and I like the lines of car. Who cares what its worth at resale, its a hobby not a vocation. Think outside the box, and not to stir the hornets nest, stay with the Hemi tired of guys running plain vanilla power plants
  18. He already stated that he kept the Ford...
  19. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,170


    Don't restrict your search to 1941 Plymouth - try any car made by Chrysler from 1940 to 1948.
  20. Jon Lecure
    Joined: Feb 7, 2021
    Posts: 3

    Jon Lecure

    Thanks for the info. I was not sure which cars and years were comparable.
  21. desertdroog
    Joined: Nov 16, 2001
    Posts: 1,003


    EDIT* I didn't realize this was an old thread when it popped up. *

    I have a 1941 Plymouth Business Coupe waiting for attention after my Model A is on the road. I'm really excited to get started on it. However, if I had a 35 Ford Five window in hand, I would keep the 35 Ford Five window, all things being the same between the two.
  22. I’m also an early Ford guy; but 1941 Plymouth coupe is in my top 4 favourite cars of all time. I’d be all over that mopar!
  23. 46poncho
    Joined: May 24, 2009
    Posts: 248

    from Indiana

    Still have the 35 ford, sorry for not see this sooner
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  24. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 938


    About the same amount of work but the Ford will be worth more if you have to sell it

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