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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jaco, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. jaco
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    Allright I just returned from getting this car from 47coupeR in CT. Long trip from Alabama but I think it was worth it. I have been looking for a Plymouth coupe for a while and I think this one will work.
    I met 47coupeRs father, brother and uncle Friday and bought the car. Great people. Thanks Glen.
    Drivetrain and frame is complete with a small block Mopar,auto trans and 81/4 rear. Body is pretty solid with some bodywork needed before paint. Trim is like new and everything is here.
    Maybe lower it a little more in the front and get the rear down to a nice rake. I have a set of Bonnieville saltflat wheels that will look just right on it. Thinking old style hot rod.
    What do you think? Suggestions welcome.
    Here's a few pics.
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  2. BuiltFerComfort
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    Cool one. Needs some thin bumpers IMHO. What trans? What suspension, stock IFS? And what does the steering look like under the hood? That's always the issue on early Mopars, wondering how it was handled.
     
  3. Jen......
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    very nice looking car

    Jen
     
  4. Fedman
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    Great Start,
    Really like the Grille, headlight area.
    Good luck with your build!
     
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  5. jaco
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    Thanks guys. I think this will make a good looking ride. It has an auto trans in it and a Fatman IFS under it. The work that is done already looks top notch. The steering still has to be done but it should not be a problem.
     
  6. DJCruiser
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    from CT

    front height looks good; get the rear down. '48 Dodge deep green, and drive.
     
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  8. captainjunk#2
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    its beauty , i like it ,
     
  9. jaco
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    It also came with NEW bumpers that I will mount closer than stock to the body and use.
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  10. jaco
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    Hey Dj
    The 48 panel in the background is going to be my Harley service truck. It will be two tone orange on the top of the beltline and black on the bottom with old style flames all the way back and old style Harley service signs on the panels. It will have a wall built behind the rear seat and racks in the back with old Harley parts and boxes that I can find.
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  11. 1971BB427
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    Front looks great, but lower the back to just slightly higher than the front and the stance will be perfect. Very nice old Mopar!
     
  12. n847
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    Looks like a solid find!
     
  13. jaco
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    Wow I spelled that wrong. Should have been Plymouth. O well probably won't be the last time.
     
  14. raidmagic
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    I Love it!!! Great looking car.
     
  15. skidsteer
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    Move the wipers from the roof to the cowl, put the headlights on the fenders instead of on the radiator, will make it look lower. DO NOT chop it, the proportion of the roof to the body is perfect as it came from the factory.
     
  16. jaco
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    I agree on the wipers but I like the lights on the side of the grill. On late 38s the lights were mounted lower and if I can find some of these mounts I would like that better. I also like the look of the top on the car and will not chop it.
     
  17. thunderbirdesq
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    Nice coupe! I've got it's fat friend...

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  18. jaco
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    Wow digging both cars
     
  19. farmer12
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    Great start for a cool car.
     
  20. azteca48
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    Nice ride. I'm working on a 38 sedan can you post up some pics on the how they did the front suspension? Trying to get mine going.
    Thanks :)
     
  21. 41 C28
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    Cool old Mopar. I wouldn't mess with the location of anything. Would drop the rear end a little and run the bumpers for some protection.
     
  22. BuiltFerComfort
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    Any progress on this?


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  23. riskybiz
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    Hi I have a 38 2dr touring sedan. And as Jaco said the later 38's had the head lights down and back from the early 38's.
    I think if you drop the rear about 3 inches would give the coupe a better stance. Just my .02 cents.
     

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