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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Post Apocalyptic Kustoms, Oct 17, 2013.
My 49 Dodge as it looked before i started chopping out rust!
Nice ride mm289. Yeah I am super stoked on how the chop came out. The pic you posted looks like what I started with.
This was my first rendition of Lucille.
Now we are in the process of getting the new paint job laid on her.
Where we stopped at last night.
Still have a ways to go but she is gonna be ready here in about a week.
I have a 64 Polara with the poly 318
You should consider lowering blocks instead. Much less hassle for the same look and traditional. If you do go that route measure your leaf springs before though, you probably have the 1.75" wide springs. Butch's Cool Stuff has them in that width.
Brown...completely agree with you. No bags on these cars....you would have to build your own kit. I cut 1 1/2 coils out of the front and my avatar shows the car with 2" blocks in the rear from Butch's Cool Stuff as the rear leaf springs are narrow. I have since taken them out but am thinking too much rake now.
posies rod shop in hummelstown PA makes factory width bolt in dropped lowering leaf springs and has bilstien shocks made for the drop,, i have them on my 40 coupe,,ride great
Nice! The paint works for me. Camaro bumpers, front and rear? How did you put the headlite rings together?
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Holy shit is this a bad ass ride
Is that a '49 Plymouth? The chop on it is great.
Does it have the Golden anniversary horn center, and other 50th anniv. trim on it. A upper trim level like that Polara should. Nice looking.
Thanks man. Yes it does and is the 50th Anniv. trim.
I can rememberwhen 64 Dodges were easy to find. I have a friend who bought a wrecked low milage 64 Golden Anniversery edition green. He also came up with a 64 Dodge wagon.
How far are you from San Antonio area?
I recently purchased a 55 plymouth im not sure where im going with it but here it is for now.its a V8 original engine, interior is pretty sweet no rips and tears looks original.hope to see some Kustom 55s to get ideas.
Right on! Good find!!
Here is my 40 dodge coupe
Dude I would kill for one of these!!! Kick ass ride brother.
Very nice! What's under the hood?
The finned Plymouth in the background is also interesting. What's amazing is that they could still be had with a flathead 6 motor (until 1959)!!! George Jetson on the outside, Fred Flintstone underneath! LOL.
Oh yes that's my fury I didn't mention because it's not kustom enough! That has a 440 but came with a slant six from the factory!
There is a 331 hemi in the dodge with a t5 five speed....ford rear 355 posi on hydro
Wow! I'm glad I asked!
BOTH righteous rides, made even better by their motivation. I love 'em!
I'd love more information about this car. Any more pictures?
Check out his Facebook page, heaps of pics there.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/index.php?threads/My '47 3W Dodge build..960954/
very kool ide love to see more pics of both the 40 dodge and the finned fury,,my 40 is no where near as kool as yours is,,,
X2 on that as well. I would love to see more on that 40 Dodge.
Here are a couple of Lucille since the wheel n tire switch. Also the paint job from Hell that left me with what you see here. Picked up some slow down valves so she doesn't drop like a ton of bricks. I like the look with the 15's and the G78's. Also she rides like a dream, not as rough as it was before.
I'm working on a 51 Dodge business coupe. Anyone havbe a extra set of vent assemblies? I need the glass and frame for both sides, with the latch handle. PM me if you can help. Love this thread.
I finally got her sprayed. Got a new set of headlight bezels and a couple other goodies. Can't wait to buff her out and get her striped.
man that is looking good
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