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Projects '51 Plymouth Cranbrook custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by CoreyMetalHead, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. CoreyMetalHead
    Joined: Feb 2, 2014
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    CoreyMetalHead
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    Hey all! So I got this '51 through a trade on Craigslist. Just started getting into it and I gotta say that I am really excited to see how this will turn out. I'll be posting pictures as I can and I will also be doing all the work myself! I am currently going to shool for welding and know I will get to use my new skills for this. So far I have the front end all dismantled and most of the interior out. The previous owner decided to fiberglass over the rusted floorpan so thats gonna be fun to fix. The straight 6 was rebuilt about 2,000 miles back (according to the previous owner) so for the moment im planning on using it. Anywho...here we go!
     

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  2. Sweet bomb! I was cruising one of those last summer. Sold it to fund my roadster project. Welcome!

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  3. CoreyMetalHead
    Joined: Feb 2, 2014
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    Thanks! Kinda wish I left it together so I could have enjoyed it this summer a little. I drove it straight off the trailer into the garage! Haha
     
  4. Jcox68rt
    Joined: Jul 14, 2012
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    This is awesome. I need one!
     
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  5. Glad to see another one on here! Keep us posted on your work!
     
  6. I also have a 51 cranbrook, I love it! Cant wait to see what you do with yours.
    mine is stock w/ 63k original miles.
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  7. binderbart
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
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    from iowa

    sweet, nice ride
     
  8. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
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    Cool find! We all have our own ways of enjoying these old bombs... I'd suggested you drive it as is, so you could get intamate wit it! But what ever, you have a cool car. I've got a '51 Cambridge with a flat six/3 on the tree, and it runs like a watch. I'd shoot a pic to ya, but I'm an idiot & can't figure out why I can't any more. Anyways, remember dead solders are no fun... summer's commin'... get it together and drive it brother!!!
     
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  9. CoreyMetalHead
    Joined: Feb 2, 2014
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    Got the front end off and all the wiring out a while back. Kinda at a stand still...I need a kick in the pants to get the ball rolling again. Thanks for the kind words and interest!
     

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  10. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
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    So kick yourself in the pants! There are no little elves that come in the night and do your work for you! Ha ha ha! Do what you have to do to get back on the road! Winter is for workin' on your car... Summer is for drivin' it!!!
     
  11. jcs64
    Joined: Apr 25, 2005
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    consider this your kick in the pants, checkout the link at the bottom of this post.

    jeff
     
  12. CoreyMetalHead
    Joined: Feb 2, 2014
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    HAHA! I wish there were. Consider my pants kicked!
     
  13. CoreyMetalHead
    Joined: Feb 2, 2014
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    Your build is friggin awesome! I love what you did with the headlights. Badass.
     

  14. sheeeit! now thats a kick in the balls! wicked build!
     
  15. My friend is looking for bumpers and some parts of the grill for 51 Plymouth. You know where in the US, he can buy the bumpers?
     
  16. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    Cool Plymouth.. Don't tackle to many items at once.. Finish one at a time to help not get discouraged.. Your learning a valuable skill in your welding class...
     
  17. CoreyMetalHead
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    Thanks for the tip!

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  18. Maybe you can take a little inspiration from this... :cool:

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  19. Ratman1953
    Joined: Mar 25, 2014
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    Awesome build!! I just bought a 53 Cranbrook back in Febuary. Mine wasnt exactly runnin and drivin when I bought it though.
     
  20. CoreyMetalHead
    Joined: Feb 2, 2014
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    Awesome!
     
  21. CoreyMetalHead
    Joined: Feb 2, 2014
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    So I got to takin a look at the floor. The previous owner put fiberglass over everything.

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  22. 1951 Cranbrook
    Joined: Sep 1, 2012
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    1951 Cranbrook
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    from Revelstoke

    My 51' Cranbrook is my daily driver all summer. Original flathead 6, 3 on the tree everything. Custom interior by previous owner. Lots of plans, no time or money to get to them though. Always looking for other people that own a cranbrook. Never seen another one around here. Becca.jpg DSC05726 2.jpg
     
  23. CoreyMetalHead
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    Awesome car!

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  24. neonhorse
    Joined: Nov 19, 2013
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    from arlington

    Just picked up a 53 Cranbrook. Lookin at mild custom with the flathead and 3 on the tree left in place. Only paid 400 bucks for it, so lots of potential. Hoping to have it back on the road by mid summer.
     
  25. Wish I had mine back I miss it. nice ride take your time.
     
  26. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
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    Jacksmith
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    Amazing improvement! So clean!!!
     
  27. downlojoe33
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
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    My first car was a "51 more door. Did the interior in black tuck and roll, put a 2x1 intake on it and split the manifold. Sounded really good(not as good as the Stovebolts, but good), and actually ran pretty good too for what it was. Then traded it in on my first '55 Chevy HT. I've wanted to clone it ever since.
     
  28. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
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    see alot of old mopars latley
     
  29. CoreyMetalHead
    Joined: Feb 2, 2014
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    Cut some of the floor out. Not much, but it's something.
     

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  30. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
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    Here's mine...
     

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