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Old 01-25-2003, 03:58 AM
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Hello everybody, I stumbled across this board looking for ideas, and tips to help me build my first rod, I live in the Netherlands (europe) and i purchased a 1950 plymouth bus. coupe wich i intend to modify, any information, or pics of similar cars would be apriciated,

I have also bought a 1957 392 Hemi motor and trans out of an Imperial, wich i plan to use in this car.

are there any aftermarket supliers or backyard tips on suspension and stering, and also what kind of rear end should i use.

i hava a 1976 Camaro subframe wich i want to use, but maybe there are better options.

any help, hint or tip would be greatly apriciated.

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I have great admiration for you folks who try to build American Iron overseas. Parts have to be tough to come by and tougher to pay for.

Good Luck ! !

I have no information or help for your project. A 50 Plymouth Coupe is not exactly mainstream over here either so experiences with them are somewhat limited.
I bet a 57 392 is a rare piece in the Netherlands !! They're all gone to Top Fuel Heaven around here.

Good Luck...again.

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I bought the hemi for a 1957 town and country wagon i had, but the guy who bought it didn't mind the 318 i put in it, so i kept the engine and transmission. i figured it would be a great set up for the rod project.

i chose this particular car since i like the looks of the long trunk, and the fact it is a two seater is neat in my opinion.

thanks ,Bas

p.s. please also check my rear end question any help apriciated.
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Most everyone on this side of the pond uses 9" Ford. I do to.

Here are some helpful links:

www.dfwmotorsport.com/Fairlane/9inchrearends.htm

<a href="http://www.kevinstang.com/Ninecase.htm]http://www.kevinstang.com/Ninecase.htm[/URL]

Measure the width of your stocker and then determine the width you want/need. Select one from the above links....... Happy Hunting...

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Thanks, i have a 1959 edsel for parts, this rear end should do the trick then. as i figure it is a 9 inch .

The plymouth is not going to be raced, but it should hold together well enough to do some serious cruising. (with some trafficlight sprints)

as for my other rear end question i posted in the trans/rear end section this concerns a friends car we are building . any anwser there would be apriciated.

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does anyone know maybe some links to a mopar goodies site, i am looking for some fun stuff to put in and onto the 392.

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