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Mystery stored dirt track car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by David Kipling, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. David Kipling
    Joined: Sep 13, 2010
    Posts: 77

    David Kipling
    from canada

    {Second try at posting this}
    You guys were so quick and helpful with my last i.d. question, I thought I'd try another. This link shows a 1940's oval track coupe that had been stored for years in a Virginia garage --- can you tell me what it is? Thanks!
  2. I think we can rule out any Ford.
  3. johnny bondo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,547

    johnny bondo
    from illinois

    its a 39 plymouth/dodge ect look at the grill and the rear window openings.
  4. I don't see a roll bar or such,,looks like a slight chop,,,unfinished dream,,,?
    Definitly MOPAR, 5 lugs with clips
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  5. LowFat48
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
    Posts: 911


    my guess is 38 Desoto
  6. Why do you say "oval track coupe"? From what we see in the pics it doesn't look like a race car, but an unfinished custom.
  7. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    Looks like a late 30's Chevy to me by the shape of the rear side window.
  8. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,543

    dirty old man

    It's not a Chvy, I'd bet money on that, there's 5 lugs on the wheels, instead of 6, and the frame doesn't have the crossection of an inverted "U" with a flat piece across the bottom that was every Chevy I ever saw prior to '55. I'm saying Mopar.
  9. Raven53
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 442

    from Irwin Pa

    It has the same running board hangers as my 40 plymouth mopar for sure
  10. David Kipling
    Joined: Sep 13, 2010
    Posts: 77

    David Kipling
    from canada

    Thank you guys one more time. I've read and posted to many automotive forums/ newsgroups, and this is about the only one where posters get quick, polite, and solid factual replies. Seems hot-rodders of the old school are real "straight arrows", thank heavens. Other places, I'd get a big proportion of slime / big-mouth / comedian nonsense. Bless you, and long may your cars roar.
  11. john56h
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,767


    vee'd windshield puts it at 1939...Plymouth, Dodge, Desoto
  12. I know its a mopar and I would love to have it the shop. nice chop
  13. tgabbe1934
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 64

    from smithtown

    Im not sure, but I wish it was in mine! That would make a great vintage mod! Have fun!
  14. Carpe Noctem
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 95

    Carpe Noctem
    from Las Vegas

    it's mine. it must have fell out of my pocket while walking thruogh. tell the barn owner I'll come get it.
  15. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,326


    1939 Dodge/Plymouth coupe. Looks to be slightly chopped but maybe not. Seems the same as mine & it is not chopped. Chopping one of these is tough to do without screwing up the flow & the proportions.

    Looks a lot like mine. :) Ignore the black fuzzball things - the car was used as a decoration in my sisters wedding.

    Both cars pictured below are Canadian dodges - same as an American Plymouth with the exception of trim/badging. The American dodges had a longer wheelbase & different sheetmetal entirely.


    Sister car to the coupe.


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