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1 minute ago, DonaldSmith said:

Quite a bit of sunburn on that DeSoto coupe.

Never been painted. CA sunshine is brutal on rubber and paint.

 

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3 minutes ago, hansen said:

A better picture of my 1941 De Soto593eb6e7410c5_Skrmavbild2017-06-12kl_17_43_11.png.eac2aa803711ac16e651fdb495caff7f.png

I do love the DeSotos. Seems like every year they were produced they were the prettiest Mopars.

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ID: 54   Posted (edited) · Report post

I'm kind of partial to this one..............................probably because I own it! 1948 Dodge D25 Club Coupe.

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2 hours ago, hansen said:

A better picture of my 1941 De Soto593eb6e7410c5_Skrmavbild2017-06-12kl_17_43_11.png.eac2aa803711ac16e651fdb495caff7f.png

What a Beautiful car!!!! What a difference between the 41 and 46.

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58 minutes ago, countrytravler said:

WBeatiful car!!!! What a difference between the 41 and 46.

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Other than some fancier tail lights they are quite similar

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46: front fenders flaired into the front doors. Otherwese just trim and badging.

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1 hour ago, DonaldSmith said:

46: front fenders flaired into the front doors. Otherwese just trim and badging.

Trunk, fenders, running boards, and bumpers are different. The body is also totally different. 46 has a back seat and the 41 has no back seat.

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That is quite the paint job!

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I bought my first car in 1962 from my neighbor’s grandmother a 1937 D5 Dodge coupe. I still have it and put it back on the road in 2016 with several new technology features after setting for 43 years.

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Great looking ride bones44. Would like more pics of the engine if possible. Whats the oil filter you're using. Where's Blue Grass Iowa? My Plymouth is from Iowa as well.

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Generally  I think a coupe has to have a different roof line than a sedan.  I consider my 48 Dodge to be a coupe, but my 55 Studebaker is a Sedan, though it is a two door.  I believe the rear window on the side of the car helps in defining, if the roof line is not separating the slope of the vehicle.  At least in my mind a fastback is not the same as a coupe, but rather more a sedan.  Muddy waters they are. 

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Ranger, Thanks for the compliment. The  oil filter is a Fram PB50 bypass filter on a Wix 24755 filter head. The big city of Blue Grass is 15 miles south of Davenport, Ia

 

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20 hours ago, mlozier76 said:

Generally  I think a coupe has to have a different roof line than a sedan.  I consider my 48 Dodge to be a coupe, but my 55 Studebaker is a Sedan, though it is a two door.  I believe the rear window on the side of the car helps in defining, if the roof line is not separating the slope of the vehicle.  At least in my mind a fastback is not the same as a coupe, but rather more a sedan.  Muddy waters they are. 

 

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your Stude is a 2 door sedan.  The model year had coupes and coupe hardtops (-b-post) available and yes you are right the very rear sloping roofline set these models miles apart from the sedan roofline.

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2 minutes ago, Dodgeb4ya said:

Factory design D24 looks way cooler

I agree...but....somebody had to love it and give birth to it...

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On 2017-06-12 at 11:12 AM, countrytravler said:

Trunk, fenders, running boards, and bumpers are different. The body is also totally different. 46 has a back seat and the 41 has no back seat.

The 1941 DeSoto is a business coupe (no back seat) while the 1946 is a club coupe (with back seat).   

Both body styles were built by DeSoto from 1941 through the 1st series 1949 models.   

Also, a 2 door sedan generally shared the same roof line as the 4 door sedan.   The club coupe was a six passenger car with a rear seat but had a shorter greenhouse (the upper portion of the body above the belt line) making the rear seat closer to the front seat

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Getting back to the Packard coupe at the beginning of this thread, that body style was introduced as a 4 door sedan in mid-1941 and the fastback 2 door club sedan (as Packard called it) came out for 1942.   For 1948 Packard "updated" the styling by making the doors thicker to have the side sheetmetal run from the front fender to the rear of the car.

Personally, I like the pre-1948 club sedan -

 

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Front and rear views are pretty nice.  Side view not so much to my eye.  My very first car was a 49 4 door packard.  Bought for $20 in 73.

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Saw this today. A two door but possibly not a coupe. However possibly on the rare side.

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