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Projects 41 plymouth coupe 392 hemi build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by farmer12, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. farmer12
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    OK, here we go! I bought this car late last year with the intention to completely tear her down and start from scratch. I fell in love with the shape and stance the first time I saw it. First thing I did was take out the 350/400 combo and cut the front end off. The plan is to run a 392 Hemi with a 5 speed manual transmission. I will post some of the work that I have done soon. Here are some photo's of the car before I got stuck into it.
     

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  2. JeffreyJames
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    That'll be pretty intense with the 392 huh? Can't wait to see it!
     
  3. rrbrucea
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    That's the best looking '41 Plymouth I've ever seen! Can't wait to see your build pics!
     
  4. younggun13
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    thats an amazing car....wow i think im in love haha
     
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  5. farmer12
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    After getting the car in the garage, I started taking the engine out and cutting the front end off.Fairly rigurous action, I know. Instead of trying to restore the old front suspension, I opted to extend the frame in the front and go with a m2 set up. (Primarily for safety and this way I can run larger discs) Sold the engine and transmission to Mark, the guy who's going to paint the car,.... eventually.....
     

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  6. rrbrucea
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    That treefiddy needed to go...
     
  7. Nice, you lost the chivvy!:)
     
  8. mopar210
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    that car is sick !!!! i love it .
     
  9. farmer12
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    I used a mock up 392 to make sure it will fit before buying the real thing. From what I could see, it will fit pretty well. Only issue will be the headers. I wanted to go with fenderwell headers but it looks like shorties will fit better. Considering the 392 will be a tight fit(these things are elephants!), I'm going to move it back as far as possible without having to cut the firewall. This should give me sufficient clearance with regards to waterpump/fan/radiator.
     

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  10. glenn33
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    That is one pretty Plymouth.


     
  11. farmer12
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    The last few weeks I've been busy with the front end. Finally got the parts from the US! You guys are so lucky with regards to parts, I had to wait a total of 6 weeks from the time I ordered until I got the stuff in my garage. But hey, thats part of the game. Good planning becomes essential here. Did a mock up of the m2 and put the front fenders back on. Looks like I ordered the correct parts! Marked the correct position of the m2 on the steel for the frame extension.
     
  12. farmer12
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    Uploading photos does not seem to work. I'll keep trying!
     
  13. rockable
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    I told my wife, "Come look at this sinister looking '41 Coupe." She said, "That is BADASS!" She's right, it is badass! Have fun with your build and keep us posted.

    I'm going to keep mine stock for now until I finish up my Pontiac project.
     
  14. resqd37Zep
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    No replacement for cubic displacement! It''ll be badass with the 392 or should I say badasser!:D
     
  15. farmer12
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    Sorry guys, still trying to upload photos......
     
  16. farmer12
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    Here is a photo of the initial set up of the m2, spindles and discs. I went for the shorter m2 cross member so the wheels/hubcaps won't go past the fender. Also, by doing this, I get more turning capabilities when the car is lower than the normal ride height. I'll try to upload a few more photo's later.
     

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  17. 73RR
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    Very cool ride, worth waiting for the pics!

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  18. farmer12
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    Here's one with the fenders on to ensure the position of the spindle sits correctly in the wheel well.
     

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  19. 1959apache
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    nice! mine is still collecting dust, which is a shame. shes a beauty though ;)
     
  20. thinkfink
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    looks great! Curious to see more and hopefully see it in reality soon.
     
  21. farmer12
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    After sorting out the position of the m2, its time to start to extend the frame. Been measuring and double checking everything again, you only have one chance to do it right. Don't feel like doing things twice. Got me some steel cut to size from a local supplier. Let the welding begin!
     

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  22. Gotgas
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    Be sure to leave enough room for the distributor! :D

    Very cool car! I love it, can't wait to see more progress-
     
  23. chopz56
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    Really nice car.......and now your gonna have a HEMI and some killer stopping power,life is grand....isn't it!Keep it up thanks for sharing!
     
  24. farmer12
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. Finally making some progress, got some more time the last few weeks to work on the car. Will post some more photo's when the welding is done.
     
  25. FatDaddy53
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    i love this car
     
  26. rockable
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    I'm loving it and looking forward to seeing more pics, farmer.
     
  27. rokcrln
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    That car does have great shape and stance!

    Kevin
    LFD Inc.
     
  28. Wow Farmer you beast ! I had no idea looking at this last year i would think they're would be a hemi in it!
    You rock man !
    I just got engine builders 41' yesterday so it should be down here next week. I'm thinking of not chopping it though due to having two other chopped cars so we'll see.
     
  29. desertdroog
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    Subscribed...All you guys finding/building these 41 Plymouth Coupes...just...damn..someday I'd like to get one.

    Anyone want to trade for a 54 Ford Sedan? ;)
     
  30. k-member
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    Farmer12 you will be the envy of the Netherlands. Great looking Plym.
     

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