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Projects My Traditionally inspired ‘40 Chrysler

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by sodakmini, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. sodakmini
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
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    Thanks for the good words. I really have no intentions of going that direction with it. Skirts and my engine work. Then some subtle this and that’s going forward.


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  2. rusty rocket
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    Boy I wouldn't mold the rear fenders but what do I know. Leave it be but add your skirts, then it should be the bitchinest 40 in the black hills!
     
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  3. sodakmini
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    Yea. That’s much farther than I ever planned. Not a big fan of the molded look. If I ever went “crazy” with it I’d shave the tails and add some in the bumperettes.
     
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  4. ss34coupe
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    You are on the right track with this build, What a great story!
     
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  5. sodakmini
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    I’ve tried to build this car as it’s the 40s. It’s my dads car. And I take it on the weeknights and cruise it. Do some things to it that he is really upset about (lower it, split the exhaust) but eventually thinks is cool and enjoys it. If that makes sense.
     
  6. rusty rocket
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    He must be an old curmudgeon. Oh wait that's me!
     
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  7. sodakmini
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    Ha! Grouchy old fart.
     
  8. sodakmini
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    Got these two back yesterday. Rebuilt, re jetted, and ready. I better get back to Pierre and get that intake.
     
  9. rusty rocket
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    God damn right and it will not change!!!
     
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  10. sodakmini
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    Got the old book out for some light reading as I torqued down the freshly cut head. Kinda wishing I would have taken a bit more off, really tested them 79 year old rings.
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  11. cometman98006
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    I really like it, it doesn't look much different than my 1st car ('40 Plymouth). It had a Dodge truck engine and I split the exhaust and milled the head. Was a fun car but noisy.
     
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  12. rusty rocket
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    Hey if you look at the studs on the side of the block there's one dead center and low, just saying.;):p
     
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  13. anthony myrick
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    Love the car and the mods
    Dang near perfect
     
  14. Squablow
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    I like the build. Won't the Dodge truck intake be too short? Pretty sure Dodge and Plymouth blocks aren't as long as the Chrysler, unless that Dodge truck used the Chrysler block, or maybe you're planning to extend it? I hope it works, somehow.
     
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  15. sodakmini
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    Ha. Damn Where were you a couple weeks ago.
     
  16. sodakmini
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    Full size dodge trucks had a 25” block. Same as a Chrysler


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  17. Gangrene
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    Pretty sexy hope to see it around
     
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  18. rusty rocket
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    Ha ha just had to give you shit. I would have helped ya though.
     
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  19. I never noticed the odd back window with the flat glass in these cars before. Were the big coupes all this way or did this one roll down or something? :confused:
     
  20. sodakmini
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    I think they are all this way. No I don’t think any roll down.
     
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  21. I like what you have done with the car. Did you notice much of a performance improvement from shaving the head?

    15 years ago, I had the opportunity to buy a 40 Chrysler Convertible. It also had the overdrive and I liked it enough that I would have bought it. The price was right, but my wife did not like the car, and even though she gave no reason, I knew that she would never change her mind.
    It was a pity, because it was the only one I have ever seen. I still think about it.
    Bob
     
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  22. sodakmini
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    It will be awhile before I can test on it.
     
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  23. 41 C28
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    Great thread and story. Love old MoPars, have owned and enjoyed a 41 Windsor since 1974.
     
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  24. i.rant
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    Your car is outside the box and a real head turner. Nice work!
     
  25. sodakmini
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    The Chrysler has a 25” block. Plymouth and dodge have a 23”. But some full size dodge trucks had a 25” with factory dual intake and exhaust
     
  26. 34 Airflow
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    Loving this build, but then again I may be a bit Mopar biased, or 40 Chrysler biased.
    Keep up the great work!
     
  27. OLSKOOL57
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    Memories...........my father had a ‘41 Chrysler back in 1951-1952. I was about 5 yrs. old. It was a 4 dr.
     
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  28. 41 GMC K-18
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    As a fellow MOPAR owner, all that you done to your Chrysler really makes me smile!
     
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  29. sodakmini
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    Refurbished the water neck and bleed off line. [​IMG]
     
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  30. sodakmini
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    I’ve spent a bunch of time trying to find a kool air cleaner. Didn’t want to spend a ton on some early aftermarket piece. I used a stock’35-‘36 Ford , Sectioned a bit out of the middle. Added some perforated steel. Nothing over the top, just a little custom. Now I just need another. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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