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Projects '48 Chrysler New Yorker Build

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

  1. Joe Averett
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    Joe Averett

    Motor and transmission came out of a 72 Nova
     
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    Joe Averett

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    Joe Averett

  4. kustomitch
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    Cool car. I like that headliner
     
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  5. Joe Averett
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    Joe Averett

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    Joe Averett

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  8. denis4x4
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    Not unlike Tex Smith's Walter P. Nice job
     
  9. Corvette Fever
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    I think Tex used to bring his Yorker to Nats South in Knoxville....it was really Kool with a oil cloth interior.....
    Joe you have really done a great job with your Mopar it’s great to see cars being done that had been over looked for years. I bet you really draw a crowd at shows.
    Good job


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  10. I had my doubts when clicked on this, but it works it really works. The chop the stance, it looks like something Dick Tracy would drive.
     
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  11. I'm not suggesting an engine swap at this point of the build. But I keep looking at the long hood on this Chizler and the length of the engine compartment. There's probably not enough room under there for two small blocks end-to-end, but how about a pair of 4.3 liter Chevy V-6's? A 524 cu. in. V-12 ought to get that barge moving down the road. Maybe even a pair of Mopar V-6s if you're so inclined.

    There's just not a lot of cars of this vintage that might be able to accomodate this kind of a swap.
     
  12. MacTexas
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    Would live to see a side shot with the air ride bottomed out.
     
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  13. denis4x4
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    Gary Meadors put a Viper V-10 under the hood of his ‘48 Chrysler Town & Country
     
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  14. nailhead terry
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    Man that brings back memories we found a 48 New Yorker 3 miles from the shop about 20 years ago we bought a 72 impala wagon with a 400 small block and there was a 76 ford truck wreaked behind the shop we used the rear end out of the pick up even the brake lines and I adapted the front spindles from the truck to the Chrysler front end made one bushing it worked great think I had to ream the steering arms for the tie rods The great part was the old farmer had the car sitting in his yard for 30 years with no head on it the look on his face when we drove it up in his yard a week later !
     
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  15. Joe Averett
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  16. Joe Averett
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    Unfortunately it doesn’t come close to laying on the ground :(


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  17. Your car sits perfectly now, I would not want it to lay on its belly like a stranded whale....o_O
     
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  19. Dirty Dug
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    Happy boating.
     
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  20. choptop40
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    Big as a whale.....
     
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  21. 'Mo
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    Food for thought.

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    (Thanks, madfish, for the Photoshop! ;))
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  22. gsnort
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    Well done. It's certainly different. Not a run of the mill ride.
     
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  23. goldmountain
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    The Desoto headlight idea rocks! Just don't put stupid rectangular lights under those covers.
     
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  24. Flim Flam Man
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    Love what you've done with the New Yorker, I recently picked up a 47 Club Coupe, still got a good running straight 8 in it.

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  25. choptop40
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    That's a beautiful coupe..what's the wheelbase on your land yacht..
     
  26. hfh
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    WOW! You took raw material that most of us wouldn't consider using and made a very individual statement with it. Your pictures are well done (with great lighting) and tell the story without the need for much text. Nice job.
     
  27. Flim Flam Man
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    8 cylinder 46 - 48 coupes and sedans have 127.5" wheelbase, all are 216.75" overall length.
     

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