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Hot Rods 46-48 Plymouth guys, need help!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hang'emHigh, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Hang'emHigh
    Joined: Dec 31, 2009
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    Been around here a long time and finally need some help. Building a "47 Plymouth Business Coupe and I need to know the distance between the rear fender opening lips at the axle centerline. My car came without rear fenders and I'm trying to continue the chassis build till I get them. But without knowing the distance lip to lip I can't figure out the rear end width. Hoping someone has an unmolested coupe around and could drop a plumb bob to the floor and mark a couple spots and give the results. Got my fingers crossed. Thanks guys and gals!
     
  2. My 48 has 42 fenders so I can’t really give you accurate info. Try the guys at p15-d24.com
     
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  3. 1pickup
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    A quick google search said the stock rear is 59 3/4" same as '96 up Explorer 8.8. Google is your friend.
     
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  4. Hang'emHigh
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    Don't need the rear end width. Need the body width to determine where the new wheel and tire combo will fit properly. The stockers are way inside the fenders. Ran a 205/70r15 on my "48 4 door and they were still way in there. But thanks anyways!
     
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  5. s55mercury66
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    My friend has a '48 Club Coupe, I will try to remember to get the measurement tomorrow.
     
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  6. Hang'emHigh
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    That'd be awesome! I really appreciate your help.
     
  7. plym_46
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    from central NY

    Would the measurement from the edge of the door opening to the front edge of the wheel opening be of any use?
     

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  8. carolina chevrolet
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    I just went down and measured my '47 Plymouth coupe and came up with 71" between the rear fenders over the axle.
     
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  9. Hang'emHigh
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    Thanks, but no. I appreciate the offer.
     
  10. Hang'emHigh
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    BAM! Thank you very much! If anyone else replys, it'll be interesting to see if there are variances. These cars certainly weren't built like todays stuff.
     
  11. choptop40
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    id wait till i had the fenders,,,the explorer rear seems good choice,,,work out the backspace later...you can make temporary wheels out of plywood...
     
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  12. Hang'emHigh
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    Trying to wrap up the chassis and cut it off the frame table for my nephew. I need the space and he loves old cars. Win-Win! He has a set of wheels and tires I'm working around. With that measurement, I'm looking for Chevy wheel pattern rear about 60" wide. I'll crunch the data tonight for an exact measurement and start the search tomorrow. It may get an S10 4X4 rear (59") and small wheel spacers. That'd work with the size of wheel/tire and get him his pattern without draining his already empty wallet. He likes the early custom look and he's a body guy. So it should be cool to see this car finally get it's due.
     

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