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Technical Desoto car

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dirt t, Dec 21, 2022.

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  2. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,674


    You can use a hippo boat to get across the river.
  3. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,918


    Most likely a Hemi, do you know anyone with a Hippo paddleboat??? ;)
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  4. Bird man
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 872

    Bird man
    from Milwaukee

  5. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 3,857

    rusty valley

    Have the natives build one of those log rafts
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  6. Only the '56-57 finned DeSotos had hemis. The '58 and newer had Chrysler 'B' motors, the DeSoto hemi was gone. They also shared very few parts with the Chrysler version.
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  7. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,918


    This reminds me of the 2 Blondes standing across the river from one another.
    The first Blonde says to the second Blonde, how do I get to the other side???
    The second Blonde says you ARE on the other side!!! :rolleyes::D:oops:
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  8. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,818

    from Ks

    Goooooooo Hippo!!!!!!!
  9. No bridges in your neck of the woods?
  10. Might have nothing in it.
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  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 33,369


    If it is a two door Desoto Fin car it is a good looking car no matter what is under the hood. A 440 with the right cam would make one walk and talk if it came without and engine.
  12. Los_Control
    Joined: Oct 7, 2016
    Posts: 1,067

    from TX

    Step one, .... Be smarter then a Desoto ..... It figured out how to get to the other side :p
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  13. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 3,760


    Someone probably stole the hemi before they dumped that finned Desoto body shell on the river bank. If it has really big fins (the fins got big in 57, after the Desoto hemi went away), its probably just a 361 or 383 big block, unless there are 3 different colors on the body, then it might have a 413.

    You are closer then I am, borrow a boat and row it over to have a look. I'll wait here for your report.
  14. A 2 B
    Joined: Dec 2, 2015
    Posts: 400

    A 2 B
    from SW Ontario

    Check the weather forecast, you might be able to walk across that river soon.
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  15. T. Turtle
    Joined: May 20, 2018
    Posts: 362

    T. Turtle

    Can you take pics of the car?
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  16. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 12,747


    So Google map the location you were at to see the car. Then look around the map for access to get from “here to there”.
    If you go back to where you were and do it on a smart phone, you can use the “use your location”.
    I realize you may not have a smart phone though, I know a few 80+ year old that don’t have a basic cellphone, don’t want one either.
    Maybe take a friend/relative etc out who has one.
    Hope it pans out for you, I hope if I make it to 83 I’m still spotting and thinking about cars!
  17. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 12,142

    from Zoar, Ohio

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  18. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 3,232


    good old river cars
  19. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 12,747


  20. The Hippo boat story should , no HAS to be turned into a movie .

    if it didn’t take as long as it did with the pics , no one would or could believe that story !!! Lol.
  21. ClarkH
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 1,382


    After you retrieve it, be sure to come back and ask us how to wash it. :D
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  22. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,824


    old man river ...hes the current....owner
  23. crider
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
    Posts: 400


    if it is a 57 or 58 most likely it will have a Hemi, 59 and newer it will not
  24. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 2,189


    First you get you a hippo paddle boat, 2 55 gallon drums sealed, and 2 logs and chain. Make it into a raft and put the Desota on it and toe it back across the river with the hippo paddle boat. Then you open the hood and see if it has a hemi in it. If not then tow it back across the river and put it back where you found it.
  25. FUNNY!!
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  26. caprockfabshop
    Joined: Dec 5, 2019
    Posts: 493


    So that's a no on pics then?
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  27. caprockfabshop
    Joined: Dec 5, 2019
    Posts: 493


    What engine did you find in it?
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  28. dart4forte
    Joined: Jun 10, 2009
    Posts: 354

    from Mesa, AZ

    Passed a finned Desoto on the freeway the other day. I was in heavy traffic so I couldn’t get a pic. Had a tunnel Ram sticking out of the hood so my guess it was running a B/RB.
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  29. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,824


    1950 Desoto… i got lucky , sat over 20 years . owner wanted garage space for his 47 Ford stakebed .. 753C9BE3-81BC-4BD1-ACFD-970BA62A3C26.jpeg 0538696B-4CD5-42AA-8F91-4A6FF943B55B.jpeg 68DC76AC-57FB-43A2-99D7-51D40045A1E9.jpeg 8B21A00E-2233-40ED-B960-E01DF214AF18.jpeg
  30. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,691


    I don't have a hippo boat, so here's a photo of a bunny with a pancake on it's head. LOL!

    ZZZZZZ pancake_bunny.jpg
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