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Coupe body in woods i.d.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by good_ol_boy, May 3, 2009.

  1. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 4,987


    People who spend their time riding ATV's in the woods don't have time to go back and get coupe bodies they find.:rolleyes:
  2. mossback44
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 79


    Good Ol Boy -- This post started nearly two years ago and I saw that you haven't added this coupe to the list of cars you own, so I assume you weren't successful in acquiring it. Too bad. I did note that you have a '32 Oldsmobile, so life isn't all bad for you.
    The coupe is definitely a '32 Plymouth and not a '32 Desoto. The body shells, rear fenders, running boards and gas tank cover are identical. Only the front fenders, grill and shell are different. There may be minor differences in the hood, but I believe they are same or are at least interchangeable.
    There are a couple of ways I know how to tell the bodies apart (other than the ID tags). First, the windshield on a Desoto has a center divider bar which I left out when I built mine. Second, the instruments on a Desoto are in panel shaped like a flat ellipse.
    I've included a couple of pictures of my '32 Desoto taken during my build which show the similarities and differences.
    BTW, if anyone was successful in getting this coupe and needs a frame, I have an excellent one.

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  3. Greg'Hel
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 213

    from Iowa

    Somebody should grab this...someday....soon!
  4. Hemi8me
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 98


    He should be getting it soon.
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  5. olds vroom
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
    Posts: 924

    olds vroom

    Cool find all I ever find is old farm equipment and squirrel shit
  6. There's still alot of snow here... although it's been melting rapidly over the last few days, it's still too deep to get back there with the 4-wheeler. It's supposed to cool down and snow again tomorrow. So it will be probably be atleast another month before I'll be able to get it. I'm sure it's probably frozen to the ground too.
  7. Hokie
    Joined: Apr 13, 2012
    Posts: 5

    from Minnesota

    Been awhile since you posted anything on this, hoping you snagged it.
    If you'd like to find a new home for the coupe I'm collecting pieces for 32 Ply PB/DesotoSC project. Have solid PB body and SC front fenders & grill and still looking for the rest.
  8. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,932


  9. shtterbug8
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 514


    32 plymouth. i had one awhile back. extemely hard to find. rare bird. guy gave his left nut for it.
  10. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Appears they don't sell bullets in Minnesota.
  11. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,064


    I know this is a really old thread but did it ever get saved?
  12. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,348

    Gary Addcox

    I agree with you, flatford39. Chryslers had dual cowlvents, did Plymouths and DeSotos ?
  13. Or did I just read three pages for nothing...:D
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  14. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,113


    Same here.
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  15. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,150

    from Australia

    dammit me too, coulda spent more time fixing the boom spray :( was hoping for a happy ending (in a "saved car" kinda way)
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  16. oldcarguygazok
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
    Posts: 401

    from AUSTRALIA.

    I just can't believe after all these yrs this car has not been dragged you sir are definetly not the ''full two bob''if you know what I mean''a sandwich short of a picnic''and that's if it does exist,i wonder, Gaz!
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  17. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,064


    FYI Nash also had dual cowl vents. Am hoping there is a new thread somewhere on the HAMB about this car being saved. If I were closer I'd follow up and save it myself.
  18. Who could let that thing sit out there this long and not go get it? What the freakin' hell? How can you go to sleep at night? I coming to freakin' Minnesota to get that fucker myself...I'm getting in the truck right now...pulling out of my driveway...heading northeast...sheesh!
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    Joined: Mar 31, 2011
    Posts: 216


    the only thing that i can say is;


    you better get it before someone else does, if nothing else you have some bargaining power for something else.
  20. rfraze
    Joined: May 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,003


    Thanks for posting this pic. I have one of these gauge panels/clusters and had no idea what it fit. Power of the HAMB. Looks the same, don't you think?
    Rob Frazier
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  21. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    Location sir? I have a jack hammer, big ass shovel, and a K5 blazer that says I can get that bad girl....
  22. I'm no early mopar expert. i have a 31 chrysler cm-6 coupe. it would be considered the early 31 style. they made the body 16 months so its well into 32 due to the depression. it has non suicide doors and a single windshield. the second version of the same body had the double windshield and suicide doors. they all had the dual cowl vents. as far as i know only the chryslers had a rectangular rear window. all others had a oval one. for 31 chrysler made i think 37 different body and engine combinations while only selling just over 35,000 cars that year. so any mopar from the depression years is rare. that all said i think the car may be a chrysler built after 32. the cowl area is very different then mine. the dash is similar. to save money during that rough time some body parts fit other cars. my 31 doors interchange with a essex. with all the different bodies that mopar made it gets confusing to know what is what. then throw in mid year or 16 month changes. the car is very cool. if you don't have a buyer let me know.
  23. if you look carefully at speed wagons pic thats posted of the orange car. the front fenders have what looks like a small raised triangle pressed into the sheet metal. this body line is chrysler only. are there front fenders or a grille? that would help a lot.
  24. The OP was last logged in, in April 2013, so I guess its almost certain that this adventure is dead. :(
    Pictures arnt always proof that it happened, hopefully the next cool find will come to something more substantial.
  25. yes it is old but there is something to learn about old mopar identification.
  26. Good-ol-boy last posted on the HAMB April 24th, 2013. He was posting often until that date. Who knows what happened to him.............
  27. JB_roadrage
    Joined: Feb 25, 2011
    Posts: 372

    from Caintuckee

    Man this thread is a major freaking buzzkill..... How the hell could a man know about that car and not go drag it out of the woods... I just don't get it...
  28. rfraze
    Joined: May 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,003


    What ever happened with this one?
  29. YES....1932 Plymouth dash panel.
  30. white64
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 679

    from Maine

    the sequel to the Chevy's in the desert?

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