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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Scallop53, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. I just bought a vehicle for my son Cole who just turned 15. He said he wanted anything old, cuz old cars still have the cool factor about them. Well we found a 1939 plymouth pick up. It's cool as hell and damn near a driver. Only missing wood bed and tailgate. This things in better shape than when I bought my truck. Still on original tires and holding air, has original flat head 6, turns over and has oil pressure but dont run...YET. only had it 2 days I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.
  2. AV8 Dave
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 680

    AV8 Dave

    Well done! Your son is a lucky boy to have you for a Dad! You have a golden opportunity to make it a memorable experience for both of you (but I think you probably already know that!). Teach him all you know and keep us in the loop on bringing the old girl back to life! Regards, Dave
  3. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    Great find . They make great hotrods or leave as stock . A Plymouth 318 or 360 fit in very nicely . I had a 1937 Plymouth p/u but sold it to buy a 49 & 50 Shoebox Fords . I have a 1970 Ford 460 I was building to stuff in mine to have some fun on the street . Would have been 550+ hp .
    I do have 5 stock rims and the dog dish hubcaps with the Plymouth ship on them in nice shape for a driver for sale . The guy that bought my truck didn't have enough $$ for them after buying the truck .
    If you need a place for parts I can help you out there too . Just send me a PM .
    Keep us posted on that truck build !

    Retro Jim
  4. 54pumpjack
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 66


    Symco here we come Dan, awesome find!

  5. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,427


    Good for you! I bought all three of my boys trucks when they were young...great way to make memories! I built them a 50 F1, 55 F100 and a 40 P/u....Good luck and keep us posted.....:D
  6. That is awesome! I wish my old man would have done that!
  7. skidsteer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,251


    Great to see another Mopar resurrected!
  8. Cool deal Dan. Can't wait to see the pics.
  9. specialk
    Joined: Sep 28, 2005
    Posts: 598


    So, enquiring minds want to know, what do 71 year old tires look like?
  10. What a bitchin first vehicle for a kid! Thats killer, we needs pics though!

  11. Congrats Cole, is he on here yet?

    15 is close to 16, so he'll be able to drive it to Symco right?

    See ya at Symco?
  12. strawberry
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 291


    fantastic man, where did you find it and where are the pics,
  13. One day, it'll look like my avatar - a '41 Plymouth!
  14. Sounds like a lot of fun for ol'dad & your son, please show pics.
  15. badss540
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 34

    from HB

    Thats Great, I just finished the 69 for my son who's 16 and the 49 last year for my father in law whos 77,lol
  16. Super04duty
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 58


    I got a '47 Dodge truck in Feb. These old trucks are fun, figuring out parts and such is a little more challenging than some (my first car when I was 16, and current frame off is a '57 chevy truck, much easier in the parts dept.).... Ive got my Dodge running on the original flat head. In fact, I just got it to move under its own power the other day. No brakes, so its a little fun, but it moves. lol.
  17. Hotrod95
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,136


    Dang Im 14 and bought myself this....

  18. r8odecay
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 787


    What color is this??
  19. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,393


    nice to see young blood getting into the hobby , id have got a good report card for an old truck when i was in school lol
  20. badss540
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 34

    from HB

    Pretty much factory with a little lighter blue mix
  21. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717


    Congrats on the Plymouth. One lucky son. Good luck with it.
  22. Congrat,s Cole I hope you guys enjoy working on it together.
  23. 2manyprojects
    Joined: Jun 5, 2008
    Posts: 201


    x 2
  24. ssgkennedy
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 16


    I have had a 39 sitting in my garage/driveway for 7 years with minimal progress. Life has gotten in the way. But I fell in love with one when I was 14. Bought a nice body in 04, found a solid frame in 07, and got a motor drivetrain in 09. Now I have a garage that is too full for any work. Sure wish I had known there was a runner in WI I would have gone to pick it up in a heartbeat. Congrats. I want pictures.
    Check out A bunch of restorers. They have updated parts numbers/modern equivalents for a lot of the parts that the resto houses overcharge you for.
  25. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,583


    You better have that '39 at Symco...
  26. thanks for all the nice remarks. It's in great shape. plan is to make it run tonite. I'll get some pics after work and try to get them posted.

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