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Hello all looking for some help finding out what I have bought it two days ago guy I got it from said he thought it was a 38 but wasn't to sure I looked on the passenger door pillar and there is no # the # on the cowl is 29341 with a 3d above it is this anything helpful ?:mwink:
 

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thanks for the replies thought these loaded the 1st time . And as for pipe dreams thanks not my 1st build just my 1st post here you forum is a little different from the forums I'm use to . So I am told buy the seller it is a 38 dodge but he did not sound confident in saying that .
 

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A look at his screen name suggests that he has visions of sugar plum fairies and a '37 Dodge with a Hemi in it.
I have seen so often where that isn't the case so I asked to be sure. :drunk:

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New Guy with a 37 or 38???

I did a 39 Plymouth (Canadian cousin to the US Dodge) and it turned out really nice. It was a one year only car, but the fenders were interchangable for 37,38 and 39. The coupe body also is the same. Mostly front and trim mods. There seemed to be lots of parts out there for these cars. Good luck and send pics.
 

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My guess... 37, 38, or 39 Plymouth or 37-38 Dodge. I think the bodies where the same and just had different front ends - the dashes might be different. Is there a dash in this car? If so, post a picture.
 

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Thanks to all that replied I have a line on a old 392 just need to plan it out . As I truly happened on this. Long story short guy put it outside the day I drove by (been inside his shop for ten or twelve ) I stopped looked at it went in and bought it two days later its in my garage ! Floors are great no patch needed but will need to cut them up any way to fit some sort of power plant and 727 auto trans none GM !! Doors are a little crispy on the bottom but no big deal . Previous owner removed the body to blast frame & body painted frame installed Crome leaf springs Crome axle and associated hardware prob remove all Crome & powder coat black . I am just trying to get a plan to gather at this point . I am sure it's a mopar 37-38-39 just wish there was a frame plate or some other marking that would seal the deal ill post more pics after the weekend !
 

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installed Crome leaf springs Crome axle and associated hardware prob remove all Crome & powder coat black
Please read up on hydrogen embrittlement. This occurs in metals when they are electrolytically plated and manifests itself as free hydrogen atoms being introduced into the parent metal while the plating process is being done. The presence of these atoms in the grain structure can effect destruction of the parent metal at any time and without warning. Baking the parent metal immediately after plating will draw out these hydrogen atoms and make the parent metal serviceable. Problem is, when you come into posession of a plated part, you have no idea whether or not the part was baked. Not sure about removing plating, but I would think the hydrogen atoms will still be in the structure of the metal, even after the chrome is removed. Proceed with caution, your life and the lives of others hang in the balance.
 

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Please read up on hydrogen embrittlement. This occurs in metals when they are electrolytically plated and manifests itself as free hydrogen atoms being introduced into the parent metal while the plating process is being done. The presence of these atoms in the grain structure can effect destruction of the parent metal at any time and without warning. Baking the parent metal immediately after plating will draw out these hydrogen atoms and make the parent metal serviceable. Problem is, when you come into posession of a plated part, you have no idea whether or not the part was baked. Not sure about removing plating, but I would think the hydrogen atoms will still be in the structure of the metal, even after the chrome is removed. Proceed with caution, your life and the lives of others hang in the balance.
I do believe the Crome was purchased not just plated by some fly by night operation but who knows . I may just rip it out I would prefer the gasser strait front axle but just getting a game plan 1st . But thanks for the input
 

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I hate chopped tops. Everybody does it, so there's nothing new and unusual about it. Monkey see, monkey do.
who cares what you like when you pick everything apart down to a molecular level . LOL...post something useful ...

The main reason there are so many chopped tops is because they look great. chopping a top can be one of the best changes that can be made when well thought out and takes a lot of talent to pull off ,yours seems to be working as far as looking right but may be some trouble finishing for you later on...
I'd say its a biz coupe (The most sought after) to check just look and see if there's any room for a back seat,a biz coupe has none...
Do you have any of the front sheetmetal?show pics of what you have and the dash would be nice too then one of the rear end so we can tell if the deck gaps are rounded or squared off...All I can say for sure is its pre 46 ...
what you have here are the beginnings of a super nice street rod ...dont listen to these inspector types, they're full of themselves.and occasionally stray from their desk...Stick around and post some more pics I have Plymouth biz coupe also...and actually do metalwork,body & paint for a living so maybe I can help
 

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Like any modification, is it being done to be "different" or is it being done to make the car look better? In this particular place, I am thinking the stock top is so beautiful and it looks chopped already! It's a very difficult shop taking a lot of time to do nice. Those two factors would lead me to leave it as is, and I love chopped tops. :D

Many different opinions on something like that. I feel that car was so damn good looking right out of the factory it doesn't need much.

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