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Projects '48 Chrysler New Yorker Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Joe Averett, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

    I picked up this barn find in Murray, Utah in an abandoned factory for $2000. It had sat there since 1985 and had a blown motor. It had been towed here and the car had slipped in gear and blew a 5" hole out the side of the motor. This is a pictorial history of the build of "Gigantor"

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  2. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

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  3. Fedman
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
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    Fedman
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    Great Pics, What a Land Yacht. Share your plans for your build.
    Oh... Welcome Aboard!
     
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  4. The 41Dude
    Joined: May 10, 2007
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    The 41Dude
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    Didn't take you long to give it a hair-cut!
     
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  5. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

    Project started about a year ago and it sat for 6 months. It's kinda close to finished now. Here's some more pics of the boat!
     
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  6. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

  7. Joe Averett
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    Joe Averett

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  8. Joe Averett
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    Joe Averett

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    Joe Averett

  10. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

    Drove her for 2 days/maiden voyage and then the pinion bearing went out so she's back in the shop now... :(
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  11. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

    Getting an 8.8 rear end and disc brakes
     
  12. This isn't a yacht... o_O

    It's a ROLLING THEME PARK! :eek:

    Going together nicely. Should look great outdoors on a sunny day! :cool:
     
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  13. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

    Gotta have shades!
     
  14. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    What an amazing creation! In the interest of safety, may I suggest a flat horn button? That one could spear you in the chest in a minor collision.
     
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  15. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
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    Jonnie King
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    from St. Louis

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  16. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
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    Jonnie King
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    from St. Louis

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  17. Very cool, love the grill.
     
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  18. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
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    Saved from the Dead !
    My hats off to You.........;
     
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  19. Man oh man, you guys did a number on that car!

    It's a real dream boat. I like it!

    I have a vision of driving down the I-35 late at night and see that thing coming up from behind. Ya begin to wonder just what it is? Looks sinister cool as it slides past and on into the night!

    Wow, ya got more pics???
     
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  20. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

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    This was midway thru the project. I do need to get a different horn button as this one sticks out a lot and interferes when trying to turn. I like the idea of sneaking up on peeps and cruising by like a phantom but running with the straight lake pipes, it's kinda hard to do. :)

    Latest project is getting vintage plates that say "MAYOR". Next project after replacing the rear will be putting a Mustang II front end in, airbags and dropping it even more, stereo and considering a ragtop.

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  21. What's with the statue?
     
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  22. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

    It was a birthday gift from my best friend to accent the car. We have similar taste in cars and I wanted a killer hood ornament. Not sure of the history of it and haven't seen anything like it. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1440120510.769052.jpg
    My buddies projects...
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  23. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
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    thought about doing the shock relocation & discs instead of the II?
     
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  24. Man you have come a long way with her,GREAT WORK my friend.Bruce.
     
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  25. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
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    Joe Averett

    Checking it out George
     
  26. Joe Averett
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    Joe Averett

  27. Cool build! Love how long that car is!
     
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  28. Sauli
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    Sauli
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    NICE!!!
    I like the new roofline!Looks sinisterly low-slung and swoopy!
    I especially like Your retaining all the original, beatiful brightwork in keeping with the car´s identity as the top-of-the-line ´48 New Yorker!
    What´s Your color plan?Would look really good in gloss black, w/blacked-out windows and the fattest whitewalls You can find!
    What´s the story w/the drivetrain?
     
  29. Joe Averett
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
    Posts: 36

    Joe Averett

    Keeping the bare metal finish and the windows are already bronzed glass. Pinion bearing went out so we just put in a new 8.8 rear end to have disc brakes.
     

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