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Projects Dodge Coronet -53 GASSER

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Lennart&Marie, May 8, 2020.

  1. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
    Posts: 1,568

    Nicholas Coe
    from Tontitown

  2. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,668

    J'st Wandering

    Impressive detail. Job well done.
  3. Taking in consideration the builder is in Sweden it's not like he can easily acquire parts just down the street like many of us.

    The OP built a nice hot rod from what he could acquire and to me it stands head and shoulders above a stock Coronet. HRP
    Last edited: May 14, 2020
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  4. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,999


    That car would turn heads no matter where it was built. Outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail.
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  5. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,562

    from Quincy, IL


    Perhaps that is because of it’s ‘lifted’ suspension. :D

    It occurs to me the ‘53/‘54 Dodge Coronets share a great deal in common with the Fords of the same era. General dimensions, side profile, shape of windows, even the grills have some similarity.

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  6. I noticed the similarity also and I have always liked the gasser look of the 52-54 Fords. HRP
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  7. Lennart&Marie
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 19

    from Sweden

  8. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
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  9. earlymopar
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,205


    Good job Lennart! Even though I'm also one of the "dyed-in-the-wool" Mopar nuts, I really appreciate that you saved this car and made it into something it never was. Fabrication, paint and attention to detail are spot-on! I have (2) questions: "Is that the original (OEM) axle? If it is, what is the track width?
    Take care!

    - EM
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  10. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,718

    from Nicasio Ca

    I got no problems having to use a Mopar body.

    Great job!
  11. Micael Lundh 1961
    Joined: Nov 11, 2017
    Posts: 20

    Micael Lundh 1961

    Nice thread that show us a really nice build, a work of art.
  12. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,964

    from central NY

    Doesn't look like dad's wayfarer even with the close color.
  13. 878806F6-26D2-4584-8874-32C611716171.jpeg
    Love the gasser coronet,makes a change to see something different.Here is my old dodge from 25 years ago,before and after.
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  14. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,744


    I remember a fellow worker in 1960 having a 54 with the hemi and std shift. Really a neat car.
  15. Nailhead A-V8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
    Posts: 897

    Nailhead A-V8

    Old Harper lol! ...."can I get a pak of cigarettes, some licorice, a bottle of old harper and a comb?" ..."I lost my Idey too...but it wasn't in a storm":D
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  16. Nailhead A-V8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
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    Nailhead A-V8

    ?? I see Halibrands and A/R 12 spokes both of which were available pre '65 cut off...speaking of trivialities... ever try to find a set of original steel wheels nowadays? let alone actual magnesium wheels?
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  17. You do? One of us needs new glasses then. I see bolt on 10 spokes that came out in 2007-08 . We've been through this how many times? Real Gassers had to have front brakes, so they didn't use (12 spoke ) spindle mounts. The rears are bogus newer creations too. Neither are allowed in the SEGA 's. They have strict rules , in order to make their cars look traditional . There's been what, a hundred or so built now, and they don't seem to have a problem finding new, safe vintage looking wheels.
  18. Lennart&Marie
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 19

    from Sweden

    Some picktures from the dynotest yesterday. 20200527_085932.jpg 20200527_085909.jpg 20200527_085905.jpg
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  19. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,900


    Hi check out todays Friday art show on the Hamb, cool gasser ! 0D4B28BF-8B6C-4DC0-A1C8-996136303F01.jpeg
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  20. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,913

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Impressive build and craftsmanship that I can appreciate for for attention to detail and the talent of the builder.
    Congrats on a job well done Lennert.
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  21. That thing is super cool!! Nice work!!
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