The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by choptop40, Jun 10, 2018.
Themoose, thanks..looks great..
Don't forget the skirts!
This one belonged to a local friend
Wowzers that's a nice scallop treatment coming off of the headlights...me likely...
My uncle Al had one, same color too. But with small hubcaps and blackwalls.
Update on the 5 window...was going to have it picked up from sellers house...rained all morning into early afternoon today...next Saturday is on weather permitting.. original upholstery covered since 1951...
Did not know Plymouth used fluid drive, thought Dodge, Chrysler and Desoto used it. Still learnin'.
Plymouth had HY-Drive but no fluid drive. Glad someone pointed out that it is a Dodge.
at car show yesterday- '51
Cool find. Great car. I hope you have much fun with it.
Thanks, here's a pic of the front..grille is nice..no dents...
Who else pulled the trigger recently
Hate to mention this, but when we (friends and I in H.S.) were running around in our hot rods (T's, chopped/channeled/fendered A's, '32s, '34s) there were some nerds that had '49 Plymouths, '50 Dodges, and such...
There was a 'Students' Car Show' on the football field in '58. Our hot rods were specifically invited, (to show off the High School Students' automotive expertise!) but the '49 Plymouth and '50 Dodge attempted to drive in the open gate.
Mr. Giles, the boys' basketball coach, had to explain to these proud car owners what the show was about.
The school newspaper was quick to report this 'travesty' toward the 'conservative, responsible types' that were shunned at the show!
Later, I was reminded of this when 'Goodguy' Meaders strove to include everyone (well, practically!) when he over rode NSRA with his brave new world.....
Not meaning 'mean', just an observation. (I also have a '54 Ford Coupe...I'm no different...)
My grandmother had a four-door '49 Chrysler. Hail the size of baseballs pummeled the farmhouse, barn, chicken houses and other outbuildings on Good Friday 1960. Broke all windows and shattered the siding on the south and west sides of the house, ruined all roofs, punched grapefruit-sized holes in the tarpaper siding of the chicken houses and milking barn, shattered the windshield on the Chrysler, but didn't leave a dent on the hood, fenders, top or rear deck. They're thick-skinned battleships!
My brother spotted what he believes is a 50s something 2 blocks from my exes place...tucked away in someone's alley way...gonna check it out tomorrow .....stay tuned...Pull That Trigger....
Here are pics of a 49 Dodge Coronet currently being chopped.
The first one shows the mods to the rear, top corner of the door. Thanks to the magic of white masking tape and a black sharpie.
Trigger officially pulled....
My brother spotted this one in Woodside .NY...been sitting a long time...potential trigger pull...anyone interested..pm me ill give you address...
Here's another close up pic of the trigger pull potential project , parts possibility...say that fast ,
My recent "pulled trigger". Plain Jane as she is called. Redone by a good friend 40 or so years ago. Engine rebuilt at that time as well as a new paint job (that still looks great by the way) and many new suspension parts. He passed away in 2001 and the car basically sat dormant for the past 17 years. His son passed her down to his son. When they decided they would not be doing anything with her, I got the call. I have upgraded to disk brakes and new Coker radials WWW's. Just got her licensed. Next up is a new interior over the winter. Hope to do dual exhaust with a split manifold and dual carbs also.
Hey hey Ramrod , great trigger pull. Speed line on front fender ..nice...
Nobody more then me gets more excited about pullng the trigger when I find something I really want. Once I get it I seem to lose interest pretty fast and start to wonder what I was thinking. Guess thats why I'm always selling something.
My dad had a 50 Dodge when I was a kid. He bought it because he saw it for sale and his dad had one when he was a kid. Guess I should look for one now that my boys are the same age as I was and he was respectively.
Looked pretty much like the black 51 coupe above. No plaid on the seats (mohair).
Pops let me drive it to high school sometimes. Wasn’t fast but the semi automatic trans was interesting.
Got the three window in storage finally ...seller was nice enough to let me store it at his house for a while..has some rust here and there..rockers are perfect...it's in nice shape,,,,
Some rust below tail lights , lower trunk lid and door skin bottoms...
Close up of rust below tail lights..common on these cars...repaired this area on my other 49 .
Drop it man
Then it will look like the dancers in the rap videos
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