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1941 Plymouth Pickup - 03/07/12 update

Thor Inspired Custom Hot Rod Pickup

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#1 vwrabbit

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

Been trying to figure out what to do with this 41 Plymouth. It's always been one of those love hate relationships. I loved it one day, then hated it the next. Decided to do a search here and see if I could find some inspiration and found some. Thor did a pickup conversion last year that I loved! So I decided to hack my Plymouth apart.

I started by removing the rear fenders.
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Then hacked off the trunk.
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Needed to then modify the chassis to allow the bed to fit.
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More to follow.

Tim

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

Got the bed fitted.
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Then I cut the interior tub to fit.
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More to follow.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

After a bunch of trimming of the rear of the new cab, I got some styrene on the back. Rounded off the edges, marked center lines for the window.
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Rear window cut out.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:27 PM

Sweet, ill be following

#5 vwrabbit

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

The inner rear fenders that were mounted on the chassis were cut in half and glued to the backs of the rear fenders to widen them and styrene strips added to fill in. Need to clean up the edges of the old fenders on the bed and get the new ones mounted.

The ride height was adjusted front and back. The front was moved up on the spindle towards the top. Rear had 6" drop blocks installed between the axle and springs.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:57 PM

Been throwing around a 48 Chev fleetline with a flatbed. But can't get the design right. Reason for the flat bed is because I saw one on a ranch that had this setup and have been trying to refine it to no avail. It pops in my mind about every couple years. Nice build.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

Nice, you thinking sun visor?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

Tim, you have my attention!!!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

Thanks guys! And I'm def thinking sun visor!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

Sun visor added. I think this was a front air dam from an MPC Chevy Monza. I trimmed the sides off, rounded the corners and this is what I ended up with.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

Great job so far. I've also had that love/hate thing going with my '41 Plymouth kit. One day I'll decide what to do with it. I love the way yours is coming out. I'm interested to see how you handle the front end.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

Rear fenders mounted.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

I am loving this build. It would be cool to see the tailgate angle match that of the upper rear cab wall/fender trailing edges, with a slight forward lean to it.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

Looking grea!!!!! really diggin this!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:11 PM

This is turning out to be a real looker. B) It kind of reminds me of the 1947 Hudson Coupe Pickups. Any idea of a color for it - I think the gold that was on it already would look great. I did a 1940 Ford "Ranchero", based on the AMT Sedan Delivery kit many years ago, in maroon with black fenders.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:57 PM

B) Wow.. this is going to look great.

Going to follow this. :)

Glad i could inspire you to do this, i feel honored

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:27 AM

This is looking great! I really like the slant on the rear of the cab.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:58 AM

Very interesting modifications.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:11 AM

Thanks guys!

Casey, not sure what to do w/the bed. Thor had his lengthened slightly and I think had a little bit of a reverse angle. I'll play around w/things to see how they look. Also debating if I want to have a tailgate or not. I like Thor's open bed. Makes things look cleaner.

Jim, not sure on color yet. Have a bunch of new acrylics to play with. I like the color I used on my 49 Ford (metallic peridot from Folk Art). Will try a few different things on the hood. Color coat should be done this morning.

Tim

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:04 AM

VERY COOL!