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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Bob Burgh, Dec 4, 2017.
A 1948 Plymouth Rat waiting to be saved
A newbie here but got started on the car a few months ago. Just got the motor back together
what's a rat?
Best to drop the 'Rat" word on this forum. Besides, the Plymouth really doesn't fit the image of a Rat Rod.
Actually looks like solid and in great shape with only a couple of odd decals...
What are your plans for the car?
I stand corrected...
The silly stickers went immediately!! It had a neglected and abused 283 Chevy (1973 Block)
It is now .60 over and back in the car. Put Charlie's front Disc kit on this weekend
I could use some help aadjusting
the hood on this. Shim?
Those hoods didn't fit from the factory....unless your building a show car no one will notice it...except you and me...good luck on the rest of the build...if you want to insure the car check out Hagerty , they are inexpensive and a stand up company..
Good looking car , looks solid . make it safe and enjoy.
Nice , I had a 47 coupe also. Body parts and trim were hard to find. Is yours complete I know I have stuff floating around still
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The car [ well, '46 thru '48 ] I would do if I was not addicted to Buick.
I would be very interested in ANY body trim...It is pretty much all gone
Finally uncovered and out where I can work
Looks like a great start! Make it safe and drive it. BTW I dont believe you have a 1973 283 but it doesnt matter.
Darn Type....It is a SB 350 Stroker to 383
Try p15-d24.com I've had great luck finding parts for my 48 there and on ePay. Tell me a little about your brake kit please. Your car looks solid, should be a fun build.
Oh, where in the great Hoosier state are you located?
Your front mount looks a little iffy. That mount will eventually work the bolts out of the block and cause problems. Go side mount from the block or at least tie the 2 sides together such as a hurst mount.
if you have issues with the hood sides make sure its got the brace that runs side to side near the cowl. on mine I had to make some cuts and reshape it a little to hold the back corners tight.
About as far north as possible
Here is a link to Charlie's site. I have it on my '53 Dodge 1/2 ton, excellent kit. http://rustyhope.com/site/
If I go much further north I would be in lake Michigan.
PM me what you need I have some trim not a lot, I have two grilles and some other assorted parts
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