The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by joe cocuzza, May 17, 2019.
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Holy butt munch! That car looks like refugee from a low budget monster movie! That's a compliment...
cool car! those mopar flathead 6's are good motors, last a long time
If you say it's a compliment then I guess it is!!!!
I love all wagons, cool ride!
Wood is good. Best wishes on the car
Image by edcodesign posted Sep 29, 2017 at 8:57 AM
That's a cooool one !
"Something this unusual needs to be kept original - at least in my opinion."
I completely agree!
That rear door, and bumper are super complicated. What a score. good luck.
Thanks again to everyone that has complimented my 49 Plymouth Woody. I greatly appreciate the kind words.
Yesterday I jacked up the front of the car and removed the oil pan drain plug to let it drain out as much as possible.
I am going to drop the pan ASAP to clean it out.
I will update as I move ahead.
Very nice! I love it!
Just sold a DeSoto ribbed bumper this weekend at swap meet...Guess I lied when I told the customer that Plymouth didn't have a ribbed bumper....Never seen one on a Plymouth before..only DeSoto in my neck of the woods. Live and learn... She's a beauty !!
Check out the p15-d24 site, plenty of vintage mopar knowledge over there. That is one cool ride! http://p15-d24.com/forum/4-p15-d24-forum/
Is that Kilroy behind the sheet LOL.
How about some current pictures.
Nice car, who wouldn't mind having that in their garage. HRP
Wow, a Plywood Mouthy, er Plymouth Woody!
2x on the
P15-D24 site lots of stuff there in the resources area. Takes a couple days to get to post but you can read forum and tech entries while waiting for approval. I believe 49 was the last year for wood bodies. Seen a couple of them done up real nice. Engines like good steady oil pressure, and revs kept under 3500. Brakes can be a pain in the butt, each front shoe has its own wheel cylinder and rears need a big puller to deal with a tapered fit to the axles. Aamco centering tool highly recommended for effective adjustments.
Where are you in Pa? There is an old gent out in western PA that is considered a guru on getting more performance out of your engine.
Thanks. I am already on the P15-D24 site.
I have received so much positive feedback on this car from this Forum and I thank you all.
I am unable to upload any new pics right now. The cable from the camera to the computer broke.
I am in NE Pa. just outside of New Jersey.
I am not aware that DeSoto had a ribbed bumper. Maybe someone put a Plymouth ribbed bumper on a DeSoto
That happens a lot. From what I hear these ribbed bumpers are very popular with custom car builders. They were a 1 year only (1949) style.
The last year for the Plymouth/DeSoto/Chrysler Woodies was 1950. ( I read that somewhere in the many books I have on Woody cars)
My 1st car was a 1949 Plymouth 2-door sedan and I redid the brakes on that way back when I was 17 years old.
I have had several Mopars from this time period so the brakes don't scare me. I also have the drum puller - got that from my uncle when he retired from his fleet mechanic job.
Doesn't your computer have a slot for the memory card?
I love all cars and have had some MoPars, this beauty made my knees buckle. OMG, what a killer survivor. I have seen some fab woodies and this is one of the coolest ever, congrats on being the caretaker. And yes, please keep it all original.
I'll check but it is an old piece of crap so I doubt it
Thanks for your very complimentary reply.
I love a nice woody and that’s a great one
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Well Played Sir.
That car is WAY Kool!
I got the new cable for the computer/camera hookup.
Hopefully I will find some time to post some other pics soon.
BTW, I want to thank everyone that has commented on the Woody.
Here are a few more pics.
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