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  1. 3 points

    Todd Build Thread

    The wood buck is to roll the sheetmetal edge for the engine intrusion into the cab. Nice round edge looks better then squared off sheetmetal. Once welded up will look more "stock".
  2. 2 points

    New Car Day! 1938 P6 Plymouth Deluxe

    I flashed the Plymouth up tonight and took it out of the garage. I tried a used mechanical fuel pump that a friend gave me. Nope. No good. I quickly hooked up the electric pump and the car ran great again. I warmed everything up good and hot tonight. My 21 year old son was here tonight. He came out and poked his head in the garage. The Carbon Monoxide detector was going nuts even though both garage doors were open. He heard the car running. He loves old and new cars alike. He didn't need to say, but I could tell, he was hoping there might be a need to test drive the Plymouth. "Get some shoes on", I said. "And come out here. I need your help". I made up some story about needing help. I didn't, but I knew he wanted in the car. I said I needed to check out the new head and tail lights in the dark. I needed a driver, and to get the engine revs up. "I'll stand back and watch the lights in the dark tonight, while you drive", I said. LOL. Kinda like when he was 5 years old and I could get him jacked up over anything. He was always good to go if a car ride was involved. Not much has changed. I grinned, happy and content to see the '38 purring so smoothly. It was dark. The engine purring. The lights glowing. The smells the sounds. It could have easily been 1940. The seat is out of the car. My Misses has it in her possession now. Low-rider time. My son sitting on the battery, test driving the car tonight.
  3. 2 points
    These old Mopars are fun, tough as nails, and easy to maintain. There are no "unobtainium" parts. They made millions of these Mopars over the decades and so many parts are interchange-able and available. Used parts are easily had right in your back yard if you keep your eyes open. The support community here is great. In my opinion there is not much that needs to be updated on these old cars. Just look after them. If you are decent mechanic you'll have little trouble. Properly maintained brakes and the 6V system, are both adequate and will work just fine. Remember that these cars were built when 50 MPH was considered pretty fast. There were no interstates. Nobody could stop on a dime. These cars today are owned for pure enjoyment. "But its a 4-door" - Some of the lowest prices to get into a great hobby, a 4-door. Fun with friends and family comes with the 4-door. Every one should have one 4 door in their collection. Why? Because lots of friends and family want to jump in and go for a ride. Get out and go for cruises. Be prepared to be meeting lots of new folks, and answering lots of questions. I am having trouble coming up with many negatives to buying the Plymouth you showed us. Get the best price you can, and get it home and get on the tools. Install some seatbelts and smile your life away every time you go for a cruise and some ice cream.
  4. 2 points
    Merle Coggins

    Todd Build Thread

    Diesels don’t make any vacuum. The intake is wide open so they can take in as much air as possible. Most diesel pickups have a hydraulic brake booster that runs off the power steering pump
  5. 1 point
    Sam Buchanan

    Looking at a 1942 plymouth deluxe

    According to the posts in this thread I paid too much for my '48 P15. But the car doesn't need a $5000 interior, or $6000 of body and paint work, and the engine probably has less than 3000 miles since overhaul thirty years ago. I put six months of hard la......ahhh......loving attention into the mechanicals and now have a ride that my bride and I are thoroughly enjoying. The car is now worth........shoot....I don't care what it is worth.....I wanted a vintage car that I can drive and now I have one. The money I've spent on it is 'toy money' and is insignificant enough in the big picture that it gets lost in the financial noise. This project would have been absolutely no fun if I had constantly been worried about whether or not each dollar spent was going to bring a return. I'm quite sure I'll never get all my money out of the car.....and I'm fine with that.
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    Just updating this thread, The silent block bushes I ordered arrived, Dayton RB1, and were fitted yesterday with no problems. Shown here with what i removed from the spring. I fitted nos shackles and bushes which i had to replace the worn ones. Also i fitted new lower shock mount studs which came from Speedway Motors part no.91036096. These were almost the same apart from a lack of a shoulder on the end which fixes to the mounting bracket, I got round this by pressing in a reducer bush to take the hole in the bracket from 5/8" to 1/2". One more job completed. Thanks again for everyone's input.
  7. 1 point
    A couple of years back I listed my running, driving, fairly nice '47, a '41 4-door and a '50 Coronet club coupe project cars along with a bunch of parts on here for $6,500 and got absolutely zero responses. I listed the '47 on eBay at $4.5k Buy-It-Now, same result. I'm mostly a motorcycle guy and I look at it this way, there's no money in Sportsters, no matter how much you spend on paint and chrome, but rusty Knuckle stuff is gold. Similarly, old 4 door Mopars aren't Hemi Cudas. To make sure there are no misunderstandings, absolutely nothing I own will be for sale until I'm dead.
  8. 1 point
    The feature of my '48 P15 that gets the most attention is the 'suicide doors' .......folks love 'em.....they have to get in to try them out.
  9. 1 point

    Power Steering Idea

    some guys also use their forehead to pound in nails....doesn’t mean the rest of us that found the hammer are doing it the wrong way 😆 be great to see the YJ set-up!
  10. 1 point
    If he doesn't know it's a 46 and thinks it's a 42 I see two problems. 1. Price for a 42 would be higher than a 46 as not many 42's were made. 2. His title is wrong.
  11. 1 point
    If anything getting a 46-48 P15 is probably one of the best deals going simple because it was available for 3 years, so parts, etc, especially body parts are generally more common simply as you have 3 yrs worth of choice......yeh, o/k its a 4dr, and their value isn't as high as a Coupe, two dr, convertible or wagon BUT ....and its a big but as mentioned parts are more common to suit the 4dr as they were the leader in sales and they still have the benefit of interchangeability of fenders, grilles, hood, bumpers, lights, dash, etc that all 46-48 P15 cars use......BTW....P15 is the Plymouth model or series number......there were some continued to be made and sold as 1st Series P18s into early 1949, however as far as I know everything on these early 1949 cars is indentical to the 46-48 model P15.........it has an independant front suspension with the same basic front end being used at least till 1954, king pins, upper and lower suspension parts are the same thru to 1954 with only sway bar bushes being different.......if you buy the car I'd strongly suggest getting both a parts and workshop manual ideally in paper and read from cover to cover.....unless the car is a complete basket case and it doesn't appear to be so, far from it actually, and you like doing extra work I'd leave it as stock/original as can be to start with at least until you become familiar with the car..........and getting back to my original statement........theres nothing wrong with a 4Dr sedan...............I've had mine, albeit a 1940 model since 1971 and sure, its a hotrod to boot but.....they're a good entry and continuing level vehicle..............welcome aboard from Oztralia.........lol...........Andy Douglas
  12. 1 point
    7k is way too much for a 4 door. I know a lot of guys buy and build them but they still aren't worth that much. Doesn't mean they are any more or less of a good car, just not as valuable. As a matter of fact, I am going to look at a 50 Plymouth business coupe tomorrow. Running, driving, nice body original paint. He's asking 4k.
  13. 1 point
    greg g

    Looking at a 1942 plymouth deluxe

    This is a 42
  14. 1 point
    that is not a 42 but a 46-48 P15 note the front parking light and no lower valance
  15. 1 point
    Wow, that looks great
  16. 1 point
    Beautiful job!! Bet the Chrysler corp. wished they looked that good when new. We're gonna guess the middle few pics were before photos.
  17. 1 point

    Hi beam switch location

    The location is come what critical because it must fit into the hidden frame cavity below. My suburban is not home now so cannot give exact position. However, that switch can be installed any time so pressing need.
  18. 1 point

    Todd Build Thread

    Little work yesterday
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    Finally getting it installed.....
  20. 1 point

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    I caught my older daughter off guard with the picture. Believe me, she was enthused! She was the one that suggested the cruise in the first place, and then wouldn't leave me alone until I went out to warm up the car. Usually I'm not so stubborn to convince, but once we got going I was grateful for her persistence. 😊
  21. 1 point

    49 Plymouth gets trashed by Ford!

    I have had several vintage Chrysler product cars since the mid 1950's,(still own), and am indeed mopar fan.Although I have to agree with forum member, "allbizz49", the 49-51 Ford club coupes do easily lend themselves to customizing for those so inclined, and there has been some really nice examples through the years. While I can appreciate what others have done with their cars,my1950Meteor remains quite original with the Ford flathead V8,etc...
  22. 1 point


    My dash had rust spots and large scratches. I sanded it down to bare metal, primer and gave it a base beige spray then after doing some research on airbrush techniques, gave it a try .... after all, if I messed up I could always sand it down and start over. Sanding and priming took a day. Base color took a day. Practice with the airbrush on those days (on scrap) and while drying. Airbrush graining took a day and then clear coat (2k). Did the dash and the windshield interior frame at the same time for color/technique consistency. Here are some pics of the dash I did with an older spare I had. If you would like a write up on the colors and technique, let me know and I’ll document it. I also wanted a little redder and brighter finish.
  23. 1 point

    New Car Day! 1938 P6 Plymouth Deluxe

    I’ll crawl all over this car from top to bottom. For a couple of reasons. It’s all new to me and I’m enjoying the knowledge I am gaining. I also want to inspect everything and ensure its safe. In today’s example I had my legs up over the seat. My head down under the dash inspecting all the wiring. Found some interesting wiring for sure. Bad stuff that will be replaced right away.
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