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Projects 51 Plymouth Cambridge Custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by FabricateThis, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. FabricateThis
    Joined: Feb 16, 2015
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    FabricateThis

    This is my first project in a classic car. I have years of fabricating 4wd, Jeep and Other stuff. Looks are not important but functionality is key. So if you have any ideas i would love to hear them, and any tips how to do something better please let me know.

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  2. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

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    FabricateThis

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  4. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

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  5. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

    OK, lots of pics, thanks to wife and her hobby photography. Any questions reference a pic and i will give as much details as possible. That is my daughter helping out, she wants this car when its done
     
  6. James Curl
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    How are you going to convert the original front suspension to front steer? I have a 48 Plymouth and it has the same front suspension, it was used through 54 and all are rear steer.
     
  7. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

    I am using a Rack and Pinion from a 2003 Mustang. I made custom steering arms that face forward. I am putting it in from of the crossbeam and the bending the steering arms so the throw is enough. I will support the bend on the R&P arm with steel.

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  9. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

    OK now some specs. I prefer not to use 60 year old technology but i love the old style (quote from Aaron Kaufman i think). I build all my own stuff so custom means me, for better or worse.

    Rear Axle: 2004 Grand Cherokee
    Rear Suspension: Triangulated 4-Link with Air Bags
    Front Spindles: Custom 4" Drop
    Front Brakes: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Front Brake Bracket: Custom, from another thread in HAMB
    Front Suspension: Air Bags
    Front Steering: Custom
    Rack and Pinion: 2003 Mustang Cobra
    Motor: 1970s Ford 400 (link of build i will follow)
    http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/hrdp-9809-ford-406-engine-build/
    Transmission: FMX currently, getting C6

    More to come, just filling in. Parts on list are 2003 Mustang Hydroboost brakes, Mustangs pedals, fuel cell.

    Oh i am in need of parts, i can put anything to use, so if you have something to sell that may work here let me know.
     
  10. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Well put.

    Killer profile on the chop!
    These things look great sectioned, and you've obviously got the skills. How about it?

    Herb Gary's Plymouth (from Kustomrama).

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  11. Just seen this build kool I used a 318 and a 904 trans. i used a diplomat rearend bolt in almost. scarebired disk kit and a grand prix rack kits power and daytona master back on the floor. look for a set of 49 ply rear fenders they bolt on and look real good.
     
  12. 51cambridge
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    Very nice build. Now here is mine. I didn't build it. Has a built up slant 6 complete drive train from a dodge diplomat.
     

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  13. jcs64
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    first question that comes to mind..
    What could you possibly have hanging on the wall that your tying so hard to hide :)
    if your looking for an idea or two, check out the link bellow on my '51 Plymouth build

    and thanks for the memories of how nasty those seats can get, I can smell them just by looking at the pics (PUKE)

    jeff
     
  14. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

    Haha, maybe someday, after i photochop it first to see what it looks like. Would last thing ever. Also the roof line i wanted a tear drop shape with a full size back window. I worked very hard to not have a small back window and large C pillar. so now i have a large back window and small C pillar
     
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  15. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

    I might do that, my fenders are shot. Thanks for the idea.
     
  16. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

    Nice ride, you started with a much better body
     
  17. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis


    Those are the licences plate i have gathered over the years. I lived all over the world and collected a bunch.

    And the seats, that is why i made my daughter do it!
     
  18. Bitchin I could not make the slant six fit ! real nice ride i tip my hat
     
  19. codeblu
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    Looks good. Coming along nicely.
     
  20. 51cambridge
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    Yea totally rust free. 75 year old guy built it
     
  21. v8juice
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    Loving the build!! I'm building a 49. If I have any questions I know who to ask:). The frame was rusted out on mine so I went with an s10 frame. I used a 318 & 904 but I dig the Ford motor!
     
  22. Some pics of your project would help us.. :)
     
  23. FabricateThis
    Joined: Feb 16, 2015
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    FabricateThis


    Thanks, i like always doing something different, and Ford 400 is way out there. In my Jeep i built custom 14 bolts front and rear. Now its getting more popular but still. Also have a cantilever suspension on it. I heard 49 fender fit on mine and they look nice, so i am going to get a pair of those if you know of any.
     
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  24. v8juice
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  25. 51cambridge
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    Check with grayhound for shipping large items
     
  26. 1pickup
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    Not trying to be a dick, but WAY too many pics that take WAY too long to load. We've all seen shitty seats & pitted dash knobs. Maybe try to stick to the repairs/modifications. Just sayin'...
     
  27. FabricateThis
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    FabricateThis

    better? New to here, and yes i noticed it was way to bulky. so now they are all thumbnails and open the ones you want, even the shitty ones.
     
  28. 70 cruiserfitz
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    70 cruiserfitz

  29. 70 cruiserfitz
    Joined: Mar 16, 2015
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    70 cruiserfitz

    i have a 51 belvedere 2 dr hardtop posted on here, dont know if it will help its on a s10 frame with front disc brakes, 318 with ps pb drives good down the road, interior is out of a lincoln glenn
     
  30. 1pickup
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    1pickup
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    much better, thank you
     

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