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Old 05-24-2004, 04:12 PM
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1940 Desoto Sedan Parts?

ANYONE KNOW OF ANY COMPANIES THAT MAKE AFTERMARKET PARTS FOR OLD DESOTOS? I JUST PICKED UP THIS CREAM PUFF FOR $500.00. YEAH ITS A SEDAN BUT THIS THING HAS BEEN TUCKED AWAY IN A BARN IN COLORADO FOR THE PAST 45 YEARS. 0% RUST. ANYHOW, I WAS STUNNED TO SEE THAT THESE ACTUALLY HAVE CONTROL ARM AND COIL SPRING SUSPENSION.


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Don't know of any part sources, but do you have any idea what you are going to do with it? Looks like it should be a fun project. It looks mostly complete from the photos. I would think that there should be some interesting stuff available to use for it, although you may have to make some adjustments(modifications). I can't immagine that on a hotrod. LOL
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try this site
http://www.carnut.com/vendors/mopar.html
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i appreciate your feedback but dont appreciate you laughing at my project
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:03 PM
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adtkart please don't take this the wrong way BUT the name of the game when doing Street Rods is "Dare To Be Different" & there's nothing w/a 4door, hell i drove a super low/white primered (ya couldn't put a pack of smokes under the grill) 4door 40 chevy for yrs & back when 4 door weren't cool at all. BUT then i didn't build it for anyone else but "my family" & ya know what, when we would go to shows I would get asked more QQQQ's then my buddies w/their finished hi$$$ billet cars

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I can't immagine that on a hotrod. LOL [/B]
i had a friend be told that about his 67 VW Beetle just before he blew the doors off of a Chevelle w/a BBC motor in it & the VW was running mid low 10's at over 115mph. it seems the guy ate his words & his friends NEVER let him live it down, BUT the guy now respected my friends VW. amazing who little it takes to put someone in thier place



w/that said, here's some sites to look at, hope they help....joe

http://www.uneedapart.com/used-desoto-parts.php
http://gearheadcity.com/doyle.htm <~~ a hot rodded 40 Desoto
http://www.mongoose.net/drw/d154-100...Nos-Mopar.html
http://www.oldmoparts.com/t.htm
http://www.antiquedodgeparts.com/wthrstrpchrys.htm
http://www.vapinc.com/mopar/Suspensi...arts/main.html
http://www.kanter.com/p48-ele.html
http://www.duricy.com/~desoto/links.shtml
http://www.vintageusedautoparts.com/desoto.htm
http://www.hemmings.com/index.cfm/fu...cpc/linktype/2
http://www.partfinder.com/vendorlinks.htm

FIND ANY DODGE CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH DESOTO MOPAR PART GUARANTEED! - ... Find ANY Part! ...
http://www.gearheadcafe.com/parts/moparbook.html
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www.rareparts.com for suspension components.
I like your different project. Make a nice gangster ride. I got a buddy building a 39 Plymouth with the same factory IFS. I think www.mpbrakes.com makes a disk brake kit for that front end.
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I would think that there should be some interesting stuff available to use for it, although you may have to make some adjustments(modifications). I can't immagine that on a hotrod. LOL


I am sorry if you took offense. If you read it the way it was written, at least the way it was meant to be read, you would see what was really meant.

The "LOL" was for "although you may have to make some adjustments(modifications)".

That car looks like it would be really fun to biuld. It has many things that can be done to(with) it. You could go anywhere from mild to radical, to anything in between, and not see another like it. I wonder how much is built specifically for that model, so it would take some modifications to make your dream car.
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Nice to see someone build something different. nice to see another Mopar--I also have a mopar--48 Dodge coupe. Remember the only person you have to please is yourself.
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Wish my '38 was that complete when I started! Looks like a lot of fun, nothing wrong with a more-door...dare to be different! Ply-Do would be a place to start looking for parts, Mopar front suspensions were a benchmark as far back as 'mid '30's as was there "beefier" frames.
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