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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dirt t, Dec 21, 2022.
You can use a hippo boat to get across the river.
Most likely a Hemi, do you know anyone with a Hippo paddleboat???
Have the natives build one of those log rafts
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.
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!!!
No bridges in your neck of the woods?
Might have nothing in it.
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.
Step one, .... Be smarter then a Desoto ..... It figured out how to get to the other side
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.
Check the weather forecast, you might be able to walk across that river soon.
Can you take pics of the car?
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!
oh my. This reminds me of the funniest thread on the hamb.
Don’t you guys skip this link.
good old river cars
Lol. I just replied to it to see if our resident “Dodge expert “ will reply
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.
After you retrieve it, be sure to come back and ask us how to wash it.
old man river ...hes the current....owner
if it is a 57 or 58 most likely it will have a Hemi, 59 and newer it will not
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.
So that's a no on pics then?
What engine did you find in it?
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.
1950 Desoto… i got lucky , sat over 20 years . owner wanted garage space for his 47 Ford stakebed ..
I don't have a hippo boat, so here's a photo of a bunny with a pancake on it's head. LOL!
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