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Old 12-15-2008, 07:43 AM
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I agree with cboy. Get that Dodge back on the road. Enjoy it while you change things around. If you want to chop it in the future take a look at this thread:

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Nice find!* Just a suggestion, but check out
www.p15-D24.com. This site is dedicated to vintage mopars. These folks have been a tremendous help to me in my efforts to get my P15 (1948 Plymouth) in shape. And it won't be original when I'm finished. You may get differing opinions on whether to restore or rod, but these guys know their mopars, and will be more than willing to offer their suggestions and advice. It's well worth your time to have a look
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ill check that out for sure...i would like to set it up and get it road ready again...just slam it...run it in black and fix the windows then hit it with some black tint and sport it for a bit, then decide to chop or not
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:35 PM
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I am SOOOOO jealous! It would look way cooler chopped than any of those over-rated '50's Mercs.

Don't find stuff like that everyday! What else does that guy have in his yard?
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multipl dodges, chryslers, pickups...all ranging from 40-44...has a early 40's limo as well...handful of what i have
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I'll probably catch a lot of ******* for saying this, but if it's that rare it should be kept that way, not chopped or rodded. Rare is the key word here. There's way too many cars left out there to do that to. I am an avid hotrodder. I have a 37 chevy that I chopped and tubbed and did a lot of mods to. It had already been hacked up before I got it in boxes. It would be different if the car had a lot of missing pieces like mine did. Your's seems to be in complete shape. A lot of purists would kill to get a complete car to start with. Just my two cents worth!.......CR
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Heck, a hobbiest must have "saved" that car decades ago if you noticed the antique car reg plates with a low number..... but why would a hobbiest then just let it rust away?
That is a real "normal issue" state license plate.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:03 AM
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where to find guy

you said guy has some 40 ish mopars i'm planning a build on a 1948 plymouth coupe, and looking for any where could score some parts, as the build goes, any way to get info on this guy?
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It's a 46/ Fluid Drive

First I would like to say, congratulations on a great find.
I actually do wish it were mine.

Second, I have to point out that it is NOT a 42, but rather a 46.
The rear bumper clearly states FLUID DRIVE, a feature that first appeared on the 1946 models.
(Essentially a torque converter installed with the manual clutch.)

There are other upgraded features to the 46, such as an upgrading to the hydraulic brakes, etc.

http://www.allpar.com/history/dodge/1946.html
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I totally agree with Cboy, get it driveable and clean it up. Try it out for a while and fix all mechanical stuff first. Once all that is done sit back and evaluate the situation, cause original is where the money is truly at. And after all the most important stuff like mechanical is done, who knows you may get an offer you cant refuse, but if you take away from the originality of it, you cant put it back. You're then truly an owner and it's only worth what somebody's willing to pay for it. Keep your options open.
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What does everyone think of this?

Looks like a lot of potential, never seen a 42 Dodge, only Fords, Chevies and Plymouths. I wouldnt chop it myself but it ain't mine. do what you want and good luck.
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the title clearly states 42 dodge...so thats what im going off of...but i may pass this one on to a purist...i would love to restore this one, but i dont have the funds, nor the experience for a dead on resto...but i may keep til i have an entertaining offer...so a certain someone could be lucky lol, ill definately clean up and still prep as i go along
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That is a real "normal issue" state license plate.

Errrr, wrong...


http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN
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First I would like to say, congratulations on a great find.
I actually do wish it were mine.

Second, I have to point out that it is NOT a 42, but rather a 46.
The rear bumper clearly states FLUID DRIVE, a feature that first appeared on the 1946 models.
(Essentially a torque converter installed with the manual clutch.)

There are other upgraded features to the 46, such as an upgrading to the hydraulic brakes, etc.

http://www.allpar.com/history/dodge/1946.html

Errr, wrong again..

This is a 46..
http://www.hubcapcafe.com/ocs/pages01/dodg4601.htm


That car looks like a 42 to me, surely not a 46. The 46 had the new grille treatment.
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:14 PM
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Boy, there are not many hits on google for the 42s.


that's a cool looking front end I like it

Check this one out from google ... a 42 prototype wood side sedan..
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