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12-25-2007 07:24 PM 1930 Plymouth Coupe Series U Project
Finally found it 1930 Plymouth Coupe

When I was teenager I feel in love with a 1931 Plymouth PA Coupe. The car was one of the coolest hotrods in my home town. For the most part the 31 and 32 PA's are the same car as the Series U. They're pretty hard to find but easy to identify because of the oval back window. I always wanted to replicate my teenage dream rod and decided to move forward in 2000. After searching for a year or so, I found the car body pictured. It was really rough. Frankly I didn't know for sure if I could save it. I had many projects ahead of it, so I really didn't get to start on it until January 2007.

Thanks to all on the forum who have helped me out with info. They also suggested that I start a journal. I will try to keep it up as time permits.





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12-25-2007 08:34 PM Getting it home
...This thing is a mess...


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12-25-2007 08:56 PM Getting it home
Why did I buy this thing?


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12-25-2007 09:06 PM Got it home putting on chassis
It was really warped...like me.


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12-26-2007 08:57 PM Dream Rod
This is a picture of the car I am recreating...it had a 336 12.5.1 chevy with a tunnel ram and a cast iron super T-10 with a 1960 chrome Olds rear end 4:56 gear. The chassis was the original and was modified by a guy that built at least one AHRA recording holding altered. It has quad coil overs, hand made ladder bars and 1/4 eliptical springs in the rear. The front has leaf springs and straight axle. A true old school gasser/altered style chassis.

The day I took this picture the car ran an 11.60 then broke a shift fork on the last run of the day but still pulled down a 12.80 that pass. The best part is that I was able to acquire every piece of the car pictured. I bought everything except for the body from it's orginal owner. He decided after owning it for almost 40 years to have a professional shop build him a new high tech rod and used his old body...big mistake in my opinion. I have attached a picture of the chassis as it sits in storage awaiting the freshly blasted epoxy coated body.

The only change I made is a Blown 392 Hemi you will see it here all roughed in... I have since reversed the firewall and set the engine back another 3 inches. As pictured the car scaled in at 1975 pounds with about 57% of the total weight in the rear of the car.



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