Register now to get rid of these ads!

George Cerny's plymouth wagon - FOUND

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by randy, May 30, 2005.

  1. randy
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 679

    randy
    Member

    I saw it at Paso this weekend. George's sons finally took possesion of it a few months ago after knowing where it was for 20+ years.

    The story goes that each of George's 3 sons drove the thing while in high school up to the late 60's when it was sold. The wagon was promptly crashed by the new owner & all the custom front end work destroyed. It then went to a yard in Hesperia, CA where it stayed until the sons located it in 1988. At that time, George Cerny Jr. (the eldest son) took it into his garage and commenced work on it. Shortly after moving it into his garage, George Jr. had a brain annurisym(sp?) and died while working on the car. His widow would not let go of the car despite repeated attempts by the remaining Cerny sons to reclaim it. FINALLY, a few months ago the widow called and told them to get it out of her garage.

    Now they are trying to piece it back together and gather any history of the car that they may not already know about. It's in pretty rough shape, but all of the boys worked in their father's body shop in Compton at one point or another, so my hunch is that they'll do as good as job as any.

    -r
     
  2. FONZI
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,537

    FONZI
    Member

    Very Cool!

    FONZI
     
  3. randy
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 679

    randy
    Member

    The car is missing the 331 Cad motor with all the old speed goodies that the Plymouth ran in the 50's. The Cerny guys have already located a suitable replacement and dual quad manifold (Horne?) for it. As I stood there talking to one of the Cerny "boys", Dick Jackson walked up because he recognized the car. Pretty freaking cool.

    -r
     
  4. RocketDaemon
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 2,081

    RocketDaemon
    Member
    from Sweden

    how cool, i was looking on pics of that car yesterday
    cool that its still arround

    wasn't a hamber here trying to gather info to do a clone of it?
     

  5. Thanks for the update info. Glad to see it in capable hands.-MIKE:D :cool:
     
  6. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781

    Rikster
    Member

    That is so nice to see that car is still around and in relatively good shape. Thanks for letting us know the good news.

    Here are some pictures how it used to look.

    First version

    [​IMG]


    It will need some work to get the front look like this again.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sailor
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 824

    Sailor
    Member

    Coolest kustom wagon ever. Great news!
     
  8. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    seymour
    Member
    from PNW

    I plan on cloning that car someday, but w/o the flames. I got some shit stashed to do it already. That wagon is my favorite car of all time.

    Here's a paint chip off the actual car. It's all mine!!! :D
     

    Attached Files:

  9. now that's a cool wagon....thank god it's found and being rebuilt correctly
     
  10. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,775

    50Fraud
    Member

    Great news! I too hope they follow the earlier details; the Dodge side trim is kinda neat, but I hate the flames.
     
  11. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    seymour
    Member
    from PNW

    I've seen the pics of the car with the poncho grill and burple flake paint, without the flames, so I'm sure they were an afterthought and it shows. lol
     
  12. Retroline
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,123

    Retroline
    Member

    Great news, love the car and just happen to have a '49 Suburban in the garidge.:D
     
  13. This post is from MAY, are there any updates?-MIKE:confused: :)
     
  14. leadsled01
    Joined: Nov 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,123

    leadsled01
    Member

    Anyone know how much of a chop?? I have a '50 plymouth wagon I'm gonna chop and really like the looks of that one.
     
  15. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781

    Rikster
    Member

    According to the Januari 1955 R&C article it was chopped three inches in the front and four inches in the back.
     
  16. leadsled01
    Joined: Nov 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,123

    leadsled01
    Member

    Thanks.. I clicked on your photot sight (or what ever you call it) and found all the pics on that wagon.. I appreciate it!!!
     
  17. i love surf wagons...
     
  18. Neverdunn 51
    Joined: Sep 16, 2004
    Posts: 150

    Neverdunn 51
    Member
    from Flint, MI

    Pretty cool. I'm pretty sure I have that issue with that car on the cover - with the flames.
     
  19. leadsled01
    Joined: Nov 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,123

    leadsled01
    Member

    Any chance of that article giving info on the chop?? Does anybody know if the roof is quartered or the "A" pillars leaned back?? I was thinking of leaning the "C" pillars (back ones with the rear hatch) forward on my car.
     
  20. Ron
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,219

    Ron
    Member

    Very cool!!!
     
  21. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    seymour
    Member
    from PNW

    front post is at stock angle, the rest are all leaned forward.
     
  22. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781

    Rikster
    Member

    Here is the article from the 1955 R&C


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  23. leadsled01
    Joined: Nov 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,123

    leadsled01
    Member

    THANKS for the info. The HAMB rocks and so do you guys. I would have never been able to find this info on my own.
     
  24. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,948

    Gotgas
    Member
    from DFW USA

    Very cool! Never seen that wagon before, I like it a lot.

    And I was hoping it would be a little newer - like MINE. :D
     

    Attached Files:

  25. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    seymour
    Member
    from PNW

    sorry but, Cerny's is way cooler. :D ;)
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.