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Old 07-08-2019, 11:18 PM
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I'm looking at buying a 1937 Plymouth 2 door sedan . I'm considering doing a mustang 2 front end in it, and maybe a Ford 9" rear, also with disc brakes.
I can't find a kit for the '37, anyone have any ideas. I can do basic fabrication, but I would rather get bolt in for the front end.

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Hi,
I'm looking at buying a 1937 Plymouth 2 door sedan . I'm considering doing a mustang 2 front end in it, and maybe a Ford 9" rear, also with disc brakes.
I can't find a kit for the '37, anyone have any ideas. I can do basic fabrication, but I would rather get bolt in for the front end.
If there is no kit for the front, maybe there is one that is close. Measure the frame rails center to center and post the number here. Some of us will try to help you find something that will work. If it were mine, I'd just do a front and rear clip on it, but you may not have the experience that I have.
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If there is no kit for the front, maybe there is one that is close. Measure the frame rails center to center and post the number here. Some of us will try to help you find something that will work. If it were mine, I'd just do a front and rear clip on it, but you may not have the experience that I have.
https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/193...cs-157708.html Wheelbase is 112" 1998-2002 Ford Ranger regular cab has a 112" Wheel Base and the track width rear is about 59" your Plymouth was about 60" from the specs I could find. Total frame swap may be within reason so off to your local salvage yard with your tape measure. That chassis would give you disc brakes and a 8.8" locker rear end. More specs in detail are here: https://therangerstation.com/tech_library/index.shtml

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My son has a 36 Plymouth coupe project. The Plymouth frames were very stout in the old days If yours is in good shape I would keep it. The front of the frame has enough curve you will not need dropped spindles. We have a stock MII front crossmember and they fit very easily. The coupe has an 8.8 Lincoln disc rear end Ranger's explorer's have a wide selection of gears that fit as well as Limited slip. . 5 bolt ford pattern. width is good. The MII is not welded in. other things got in the way. Welder Series sells weld it your self MII and other kits. Their catalog has very good instructions on how to install the MII parts. I have put Mustang 8,8 together in the salvage yards They are a bit narrower, Ranger 5 bolt axle shafts and Lincoln town car Discs. all factory, bolt together. We have a couple Monarch-Granada-Versallies front end parts. and planned on using the rotors and calipers with the Welder series brackets.

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This is an earlier model than yours, nor sure of the differences but you could prolly call them and see.

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