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Is there such a thing as a cool Desoto?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by papajohn, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. papajohn
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    I am looking for pics of cool kustom early 1950's four door Desotos. Anybody ever seen one? I Googled it and came up empty.
     
  2. metal man
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    This could be built from a 4 door.
     

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  3. Jalopy Joker
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    no pics but, more doors are cool - like any ride, gotta do it right.
     
  4. resqd37Zep
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    Thats nice. I'd roll it.

     
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  5. papajohn
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    That is pretty cool.
     
  6. My Dad drove 4 door Desotos so naturally I hated them. I did like the Desoto coupe that the girl was washing in Cool Hand Luke.
     
  7. screwball
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    customs should be of original design by the owner so it sounds to me like you have a blank canvas on this one. Time to blaze a new path for others to follow.
     
  8. 58prostreet
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    Check out moparjack44. He's a member on the HAMB.
    Bob
     
  9. emf1600
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  10. jcmarz
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    A cool Desoto (or any Mopar) is like a cool Potsie, it just not right!
     
  11. bonez
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    Ive seen many cool Desotos, i'll see ifi can dig a couple of pics for you.
     
  12. "T'RANTULA"
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    I had a friend that built a cool desoto, Won a trophy at cavalcade last year, gotta find pics.
     
  13. LostHope
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    I disagree! I think my cousins mopar is pretty cool even as a work in progress!
    [​IMG]
     
  14. bykerlad
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    desoto did not make a car that was not kool......
     
  15. RoddyB34
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    ,,,,,Mr C in Happy Days ,his DeSoto was cool,,,,
     
  16. Movinman
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    The only part of a DeSoto worth anything! Haha! Don't trash me to hard!
     

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  17. 51 MERC-CT
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    I have seen more Desoto grilles in Mercury's than I have seen in Desoto's.
     
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  18. Smooth Customs
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    Could you imagine some time in the future where Desoto restorers will have to buy some type of custom to wreck out to get a grill and Hemi for their resto project!!
     
  19. n.z.rodder
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    Here's a local NZ '52 that still has it's grille, you merc boys better back off.

    52mopar.jpg

    Scotty.
     
  20. 57Custom300
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    I don't think it was the Desoto you liked. I know I wasn't looking at the car.
     
  21. Don's Hot Rods
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    Dayam ! I didn't think a dowdy early 50's Mopar could be this cool. I can even see this same look with a carson white top. Very cool. :)

    Don

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  22. StuntmanJames
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    My '55 Mordor gets more love then any car ive ever owned! Cause she is super cool!

    [​IMG]
     
  23. screwball
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    Sorry MR ARTHUR HERBERT FONZARELLI we know only a real Fonzi can deam what is COOL AHY.
     
  24. bonez
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  25. That rendering is bad ass!
     
  26. ANY 55 or 56 DeSoto.
     
  27. Every DeSoto after '55 is cool. Except maybe for the grille on the '61, but by then they weren't trying very hard.

    That pickup in the second post is an Aussie-only deal - about the only DeSoto parts on it are the badges and grille, the body is '54 Plymouth - which got used I think through '59 over there. There are other similarly wierd Mopar export models, including Dodge trucks badged DeSoto, Plymouths with Dodge noses, and even in '61 some Plymouths apparently badged and sold as Dodges in Canada.
     
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  28. bonez
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    Rendering is bad ass indeed. Theres 2 super cool ones being built.
    One is from the Road Rockets and it is similarly chopt, and the other from The Satan's Chauffeurs, but cant seem to find any pics in my hd.
     
  29. hillbilly4008
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  30. Put the tire iron down, Boobie! :D
     

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