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Projects Plymouth 1953 hardtop

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Moparguy_bmx, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,100

    Peanut 1959
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    Thought you'd appreciate this... 20190119_160452.jpeg
     
  2. Yes it is ! it is called Kustom Weekend, Last year I made a video of all the madness that went on.
    Here's the link, hope you enjoy it.
     
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  3. Great video, thanks! Some cool rides there.
     
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  4. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
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    That looks good.
    Keep it up.

    jim
     
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  5. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,319

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    from Michigan

    Hadn't seen your thread before today.
    Caught my eye 'cause I have a '53 Chrysler 2dr hardtop project.
    You're gettin' there! Good job.
    I'll be back.
     
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  6. Niceee, that must be a hemi right? post some photos !
     
  7. Plymo is out for some short cruises this weekend.

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  8. It's looking better all the time! Nice Dodge, Plymouth.
     
  9. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,319

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    from Michigan

    Was a Hemi.
    Previous owner pulled the 331 and trans before I bought it. I'll probably put a 440 in mine...maybe a 454.
    Hardtops are stylish. Not real common to have ones as old as yours and mine.

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    Here's my recent thread if you're interested.
    Good luck with yours!

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...1953-chrysler-2-door-hardtop-project.1130957/
     
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  10. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Lookin' good!
    How 'bout some spray bomb scallops, for the party?

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  11. I was thinking about that, I wanted to do something vintage like it was done in the 50s and this one I like. Tell me your thoughts about numbers and words.
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  12. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    ^^^^^^^^That is a terrific car for inspiration! Build yours as much like that as is feasible and it would be a special attraction at every showing. I just love the ‘tribute cars’ to the Carerra Pan America races from the ‘50s.
     
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  13. Started bending driver's side metal sheet and practising the scallops. IMG_20190204_111218.jpg IMG_20190204_111240.jpg IMG_20190204_111256.jpg IMG_20190204_111332.jpg IMG_20190204_111404.jpg IMG_20190204_111830.jpg IMG_20190204_112543.jpg IMG_20190204_113003.jpg IMG_20190204_113339.jpg IMG-20190204-WA0027.jpeg IMG_20190204_114452.jpg IMG_20190204_115434.jpg IMG_20190204_120505.jpg IMG-20190205-WA0002.jpeg IMG-20190205-WA0005.jpeg IMG-20190205-WA0010.jpeg
     
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  14. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Now you're speaking my language! On a street car, I like seeing something that enhanses the cars lines; be it subtle, as you have shown, or not.
    Do you know any sign painters? Pinstriped edges are not easy, but they do make the the paint POP; be it scallops, panels or flames.
    P.S. Watson frequently finished his work with Gold, Black, or White lines.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019

  15. I have already search for a painter but I couldn't find anyone, the pinstripped cars in my country are done by their owners... I might as well do the same
     
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  16. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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    from SW Wyoming

    Yes! Do not be afraid, we learn from our mistakes.
     
  17. I think I can scallop the car for next weekend event. About pinstrippin I don't know, seems challenging but it sure looks good. I'll just keep it simple and have fun with the car. WhatsApp Image 2019-02-10 at 9.17.04 PM.jpeg
     
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  18. it is a 120km trip on the nicest roads of the country, nothing can go wrong I guess. I'll send photos before leaving.
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  19. Looking forward to your roadtrip/event pics. Have fun!
     
  20. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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  21. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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    s55mercury66
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    from SW Wyoming

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  23. Very enjoyable trip in the plymo ! still got things to improve but he did it with minor issues like a puncture and a gas leak. Photos of friend cars too. Pontiac sbc nitro and the duster.
     

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  24. almost forgot, this is the video I made for the Punta del Este event. Enjoy it!

     
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  25. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    That looks like a good place to have a tire dealership!:D
     
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  26. Great video, thanks! Looks like a fun time!
     
  27. Been a while not posting, nor spending money on the car but gas. Old flattie is fun! winter is knocking at the door here, so it's very likely I get some time to work on the car in the few next months. My friend of the Duster 72 is giving me those bf tires 245/50/15 for the rear, does anybody think it's possible to run those without modifying much? Planning to use wider wheels (probably the stock ones) 8" maybe or is it too much ? DSC05860.JPG DSC05856.JPG DSC06318.JPG DSC05834.JPG
     
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