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My 40 Plymouth Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by anythinggm, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. sololobo
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    MOPAR or no car!! Ha Ha, I am not that goofy, but sure do dig the sweet lines of these coupes. Rock on man. ~sololobo~
     
  2. anythinggm
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    So here is my proposed idea I'm currently working on..I will post more as I progress. I'm currently waiting on the bulb to arrive that I've ordered.. I searched and found the smallest dual filament socket I could find, which i purchased from Pico. it snaps into a 3/4 in hole. Which just so happens to be the same size as the hole in the back on the lens housing (see pics). This now left the bulb size to overcome to have clearance for the flat lens limited space. Again doing a internet search I found a motorcycle application of a compact dual filament bulb for flat lens applications..But like i said I'm waiting for it to arrive to confirm if it works..I believe it will. That just leaves a modification to the headlamp bucket to accommodate the depth of the longer bulb socket. which is no biggy, and I will overcome that next once I confirm the bulb works. The only other thing I will need to do is run a ground wire to the bezel to insure adequate ground to the socket. What do you guys think?

    Here is the link to the bulb: http://www.procycledepot.com/DUAL_FILAMENT_MINI_AMBER_LIGHT_BULB-8-9477-85033.html
     

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  3. SlmLrd
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    That's exactly what I did with mine. I'll take a pic for you. I believe I drilled out the existing bulb holder to fit the mini bulb application, I grounded it to the bucket, and everything works great. I'm not running turn signals, so single filament bulbs are easy to find.
     
  4. 36DodgeRam
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    That should work, as long as the mini bulb is bright enough. On my '40 I used the 1157 amber bulbs, I had to cut and enlarge the little bucket to hold the larger bulb and socket. But the amber light looks great behind the clear lens.
     
  5. powhatan42
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    Nice find for sure, I wish mine had started out so good...oh well. It is nice to see another '40 Plymouth coupe build. Best of luck getting her up and running. Subscribed!
     
  6. anythinggm
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    Working on this turn signal upgrade and since im waiting on the bulbs to arrive, I thought i would clean up some rust..
    One of my favorite peices of equipment in my garage is my harbor freight sand blast cabinet..its great for small item clean up..Best $100 buck investment. Here is some pics of its handy work I got done today..


    HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!!! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ENCOURAGMENT
     

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  7. A Rodder
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    You should use gloves, or is that away to clean off the scaly stuff on your hands in the bottom left pic:D

    Looks awesome Keeth!:cool:
     
  8. anythinggm
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    HaHa Joe, and thanks
     
  9. anythinggm
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    Painted and ready to go back on the car..
     

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  10. Very nice Keeth.
     
  11. plmczy
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    nice, keep up the great work.
     
  12. nice car, good luck with the project.
     
  13. A Rodder
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    Luck, Keeth don't need luck, he has MAD SKILLS!
     
  14. anythinggm
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    I just received my "mini dual filament" bulbs I've been waiting for. These will work great with my flat lens application. I will post a video when I have them installed. Here is the pic of one sitting next to a conventional 1157 style dual filament.
     

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  17. anythinggm
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    Put one side together tonight and shot this little video to show everyone..Everything worked awesome..So now I have running lights for cruising and turn signals..

    http://youtu.be/PHQ0-daN9lg
     
  18. A Rodder
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    Got your message, looks good. I think this info will help alot others. You should pipe in some BAM shuka BAM BAM music on those!
     
  19. plmczy
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    Yes that will help out alot, thank you. What are you using for headlights? Sealed halogen light or plastic housing with halogen bulb?
     
  20. anythinggm
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    I'm using standard sealed beam halogens..
     
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  22. anythinggm
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    Getting ready to lower the front end thought this would help with accessibility of the front suspension..Getting fatman dropped uprights, Scarbird disc brake kit, and tandem master cyl upgrade..
     

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  23. Modeljunkie
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    Cool...and I briefly thought about all the motorcycles I had and wondered if anything could/would apply...shoulda went with that one!
    I'm headed for the combo too, but I'll try and swap the oem base fixture.
    I spied two lil screws holding the running lights socket in - now to find a socket to stuff in there and still line up with the lense backing plate hole on the headlight trim.
    LED bulbs might be possible so long as they'll fit through the .750 hole. I've gotta check the available depth later today...and make up some lense gaskets so the lenses get pushed all the way out for max clearance...less rattling too!
    Spent too much time today drooling over dash/trim painting stuff at woodgrain.com........there's got to be a cheaper way!{yeah, I'm a cheapskate!...trying to stash cash for a 4-5 speed mopar auto trans - and adaptor}
     
  24. blueskies
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    Great clip... I love the sound of the Mopar flathead six. Makes me miss my Plymouth... alot.
     
  25. oldfardyfode
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    Dear Anythin, A few years ago a buddy who lives in MO was trying to get his "a" finished to drive to the NAT's in L-ville....NOTTA Goin to happen so he and some friend took an OD 5 speed from somethinginstalled it his MOPAR Moah door... finished it in time and WAS ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE BIG GUYS FROM MO....Met him there and he said he really was impressed....Mayhaps it'd VERK for You !!! Check out the "inlinners" I really like your new ride !!! Congrats !!!! Cj.
     
  26. anythinggm
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    Well this weekends accomplishments where good. I was able to get the front supsension stripped off so I can get it all cleaned up and painted for the new fatman dropped uprights..For the rear suspension I installed the 3" lowering blocks, which looks much better..However its not the final end result..Eventually its gonna be much lower, just did the blocks for now so I can cruise it this summer until I can afford the 4-link and the other parts involved with that..Here are some pics showing the progress and the before and after of the rear end lowering..Hope everyone had a good weekend too..
     

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  27. farmer12
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    That rear looks a lot better in the fender than before. Should also improve the handling. Looking good!
     
  28. anythinggm
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    Thank you Farmer12..Its small steps to a big finish..
     
  29. Nice thread! Subscribed and will steal ideas in this thread and links!
     
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