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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by tallhtrddr, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. tallhtrddr
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    Thought I would share with you guys my new coupe. All original ride, roll down rear window and front windshield rolls up. Everything there. Going to do a fender less traditional with 331 hemi and 4 speed. What do you think? ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1384908044.751288.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1384908062.866352.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1384908084.571417.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1384908128.718132.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1384908154.464087.jpg


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  2. ROADSTER1927
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    Very Cool, what are your plans? Gary
     
  3. Jimmy2car
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    That car deserves it's fenders
     
  4. scrap metal 48
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    Great looking car and sounds like a good plan...
     

  5. ss34coupe
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    good luck with the project, and good for you for building something different. It doesn't always have to be a Ford!
     
  6. tallhtrddr
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    Thanks guys like I said before 331 hemi. 4speed. No fenders. Lake headers 3 inch chop. Not sure about suspension. May go with a ford may not


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  7. tallhtrddr
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    I'm also looking for a 331 hemi. I had the long bell block and want to build a 54 or newer block. Putting in a Mopar 4 speed Also planning on using 18 inch divico wheels but that is all I have planned now. Will be building new frame after thanksgiving


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  8. ROADSTER1927
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    That Chrysler frame is pretty beefy, why not use it? Gary
     
  9. nitrohemi
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    i have a s6 Chrysler no need for a new frame if its not rotted those frames are bigger and stronger then whats on my 20 year old dodge truck I boxed mine back to the first crossmember and welded a lot of the cross members in
     
  10. tallhtrddr
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    Frame is spoken for so I have no choice in that matter. As far as front suspension do a ford buggy spring or keep it like is with factory type?


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  11. nitrohemi
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    I kept the original front springs. I like the different non ford spring setup. I am looking for a set of original rear leaf springs
     
  12. Cool car! I have a '28 Chrysler instrument panel I am using in my current Model A project.
    My dad bought a three year old '28 Chrysler after having a new Model A for a couple years. He kept buying Chrysler Corp products the rest of his life after that first chrysler.

    I would probably use a deuce frame if your original frame is spoken for. …and Ford transverse spring up front. Good luck with the project.
     
  13. ml_engr
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    Cool project. Will be great to see something different come together.
     
  14. tallhtrddr
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    Thanks again guys ill keep you posted as I get it done


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  15. hotrod1928
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    I have a 1928 Chrysler Coupe also, need fenders. Would you be willing to sell the fenders?
     
  16. El Tortuga
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    Good to see it on here Austin, been busy I will be in touch. Rock on....
     
  17. big vic
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    Keep the 2 leafs its a pretty kool setup
     
  18. Dale Fairfax
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    Don't screw it up by installing a Ford front end in it. Everybody who builds a non-Ford seems to think they have to change over to Ford's regressive transverse spring when, in fact, the parallel leaves were better. This car screams "keep the fenders", "cut about 3" out of the top", and "install a late MoPar driveline-front to back."
     
  19. tallhtrddr
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    Yes I have decided to keep suspension with parallel springs with dropped axle


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  20. bostonhemi
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    Great looking car. If you already have the hemi just use it theres adapters for long bell housings. Sounds like a good plan but I prefer fenders if you have them.
     
  21. Gary Addcox
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    Hey, tallhtrddr, that Mopar has classy, elegant lines, and will look fine with or without fenders. Really love that understated grille shell.
     
  22. nitrohemi
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    i tool 5 inches out of my sedan. looks prefect now. keep the fenders. they have nice lines to them.
     
  23. tallhtrddr
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    Thanks again guys but I do not have all the fenders so not going to run them. But as soon as I get back from turkey rod run going to really get started


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  24. Bert Kollar
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    I would keep the fenders. Here's pics of a similar car (Dodge Brothers ) with and without fenders.
     

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    oops, sorry. Heres one without fenders
     

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  26. tallhtrddr
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    Ok guys back from Daytona and thought I would show some updates. Gutted the interior and chopped the top 3 inches with the help of a friend ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529611.090735.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529641.226220.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529658.479596.jpg


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  27. tallhtrddr
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    More ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529689.536610.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529717.180154.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529737.681929.jpg


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    Some more ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529766.837743.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529786.013698.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529798.178799.jpg


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  29. tallhtrddr
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    And the before and after pic ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1386529835.929174.jpg


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  30. tallhtrddr
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    What do you think?


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