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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 54plymouthchop, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. 54plymouthchop
    Joined: Sep 14, 2012
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    54plymouthchop
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    from Glendale

    Hey guys, its been about a year since I have been here. Im back, the wife let me spend some money again, since I spent 7 times as much as I told her I would last year. Anyway thought I would post a picture of my Chopped 54 Plymouth with the Hood back on. I am looking for Ideas on the grill area. Any Suggestions? 54plymouthchop.jpg
     
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  2. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 954

    Mike Colemire
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    That is cool. One very nice looking ride.
     
  3. 54plymouthchop
    Joined: Sep 14, 2012
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    54plymouthchop
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    from Glendale

    Thanks Mike
     
  4. The car looks really good! There are lots of ways to change the grill opening/area. Is the original that bad looking? Can you modify it and recess it some? Tim
     
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  5. 54plymouthchop
    Joined: Sep 14, 2012
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    54plymouthchop
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    from Glendale

    Tim, It looks ok. Chip foose left the grill as is when he built the "sniper" 54plymouth. All he did was remove the chrome hood nosing. I have a 53 desoto grill I'm thinking about installing on it, not sure. I've looked around all over the web and haven't found the front end grill swap on a 54 plymouth
     
  6. 59 imperial...keep it Mopar
     
  7. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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    Model A Gomez
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    Nice chop, didn't go too far and really flows nice.
     
  8. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,644

    chopolds
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    from howell, nj
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    I'll give you this idea, since Kenny, the guy I chopped the 54 Plymouth for, is using a Packard grille for his, instead of my idea. My plan was to keep it milder, less radical, and keep it kind of stock looking.
    Get an extra grill, and cut off the sides of the center bar, and keep them. Weld them to fill in the center of the car's original grill bar, so it goes all the way across. Now, take your grill teeth, and cut off the excess, leaving just the teeth, not the grill bar cover. Put them all the way across the grill bar, similar to a 54 Chevy. You might need to buy 2 or 4 more teeth, as well to pull this off. Eliminate the lower bar.
    Now if you want to get tricky, toward the ends, either cut out a section, or eliminate the grill bar between 2 of the teeth, and put in a piece of half round Lucite, with an amber bulb housed behind it, for parking lights/directionals. Then you can smooth out the huge round housings on the fenders.
     
  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Nice car. How about a 54 Pontiac grille center? Could probably make its side bars flow right into your front fender body lines...
     
  10. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,932

    yetiskustoms
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    Love this car.

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  11. A '54 Plymouth is not the first car that comes to mind when you think of a Custom but you have done a amazing job..great looking car! HRP
     

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