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Art & Inspiration I didn't know Dodges had nice lines

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sgtlethargic, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. These two-door Wayfarer sedans have nice lines. They're not stodgy-looking.

    1949 Dodge Wayfarer.jpg Dodge Wayfarer.jpg Wayfarer.jpg
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  2. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,429


    I think @58prostreet, Bob McCleskey has one of these. They make cool hot rods, IMO.
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  3. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,462


    That wayfarer body style is one of my favorites. We have a yard here with several and I always would stop and look.
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  4. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,583


    Plymouth had a similar fastback model
    Can’t recall the name, but I think the model designation was P19
    Cambridge, maybe?
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  5. Fitty Toomuch
    Joined: Jun 29, 2010
    Posts: 249

    Fitty Toomuch
    from WVa

    I prefer the business coupes;)
  6. The coupes can look good and they can look odd.
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  7. I don't see them as a fastback.

    The slanted B-pillar(?) is nice.
  8. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,392

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    I dated Linda Dodge for a while. She had nice lines, as well.
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  9. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,582

    Rusty O'Toole

    You are thinking of the Plymouth Concord. These were Plymouth and Dodge's cheaper, short wheelbase line. Plymouths were available as the Concord 2 door sedan, a pimple top 3 window coupe and a 2 door all steel station wagon. Dodge also had a Wayfarer roadster (convertible top, no side windows).
    I agree they are less stodgy looking than the regular line, but Plymouth and Dodge didn't get any real good looking cars before 1957, or 1955 at the earliest. Although the 56 Fury was pretty sharp.
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  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,301


    dodge and plymouth. They're both stodgy, compared to other makes. But they look better than some of the other Mopars. The Plymouth looks better from the back, to me

    dodge.jpg plymouth.jpg
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  11. The slanted pillar and the subtle rake is nice. It looks like something's wrong with the rear skirt.
  12. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,701

    from So Cal

  13. TCTND
    Joined: Dec 27, 2019
    Posts: 246


    No, "stodgy" is a poor description. "Frumpy" would be better.
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  14. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,129


    I think stodgy is correct as it rhymes with Dodgy. And weren't those slopeback Plymouths called the Cranbrook?
  15. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,301


    whacking half a foot out of the top sure helps the lines of the old Mopars....
  16. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,116

    anthony myrick

    Late 30s early 40s had great lines and make great sleds.
    28DD099A-3A01-4D91-B749-0AA128BC9985.jpeg B80E6919-3D51-4625-AE79-8060E6DC7707.jpeg
    The post war ones ain’t bad
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  17. Shouldn't it be Dodgey?
  18. Fitty Toomuch
    Joined: Jun 29, 2010
    Posts: 249

    Fitty Toomuch
    from WVa

    I`ve always liked the odd cars, maybe I`m odd? I love my stodgy Dodge:)

  19. CME1
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 190


    I too like the early '30s and '40s Mopars. I have had a few '50s Mopars that I like!:rolleyes: My 1940 Dodge Deluxe Business Coupe fits the class.:) '40 Dodge 17.jpg
  20. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,312

    from ohio

    I thought stodgy was a common term for old Mopars:confused::p
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  21. Fitty Toomuch
    Joined: Jun 29, 2010
    Posts: 249

    Fitty Toomuch
    from WVa

    Could be, but when you stuff a hot 440-4spd in them they become bad ass stodgy Dodges:cool:
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  22. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,240

    j hansen

    So how would you rate mine?:) Skärmavbild 2021-06-25 kl. 16.50.03.png Skärmavbild 2021-06-25 kl. 16.50.35.png
  23. I like that a lot. Where are the tail lights?
  24. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,240

    j hansen

    In that pic in the bumpers.
    Changed to -49 Plymouth bumpers and Cad lights. Skärmavbild 2021-07-04 kl. 08.21.23.png Skärmavbild 2021-07-04 kl. 12.15.15.png
  25. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,439


    Shaving the OEM brake light makes it look bigger...
  26. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,399


    This is why I like 'em.
  27. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 141

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    I was a '49 Wayfarer owner in 1966. I never got a complement on the style.
    The flat 6 ran through a fluid coupler and a standard shift 3 speed. I never got a compliment on the acceleration.
    I must say, however, that the rear seat area was more than adequate;)!
  28. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,566


    I'm a hardcore Ford guy, but have had a couple Mopars over the years that I got in trade.

    A '40 2-door turned phaeton...with no top. Had to build a fiberglass roof for it before I could sell it. 40.jpg 40b.jpg

    And a '41 "coupe-ster" with "frenched" EVERYTHING!!! Too odd for me and traded it for a Model A body. 41a.jpg 41b.jpg
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