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1958 Plymouth Pro Street Complete 4/14/13


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#1 am73grand

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

I've read a bunch of threads by Tyrone and got inspired to pull this out of the box and get it on the bench. He had alot of good tips in his builds. I don't want a pro mod or outlaw as I wanted a carpeted interior and two seats.

I started by putting the race car wing on the stock '58 body. I also opened the trunk.

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I used cage parts from various kits to get a decent pro-street style cage/frame

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I've got a good start. It's all been mocked up, the interior fits the body perfectly. This will have a blown and injected Hemi. It's actually only my third drag car.

 

Thanks for looking!


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

Nice start! Will be a great looking Plymouth!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

Sweet! Love where this is going!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Great Job so far Ron... Looks good for your third drag build.. I know I wasn't doing builds like this on my third one... keep it going...

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

I'm looking forward to see the progress shots

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

Looking great ! Keep er' going .



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:08 PM

This will be interesting! I can't wait to see how this turns out, the start looks excellent. I hope we would see more of these '50s and early '60s cars built this style.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

keep it up



#9 am73grand

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:55 AM

Thanks guys! Here are a few more pictures of my progress. The cage was pieced together from various sources:

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The blue pieces are from a wrecked Subaru rally car. The pink are from the Matt and Debbie Hays pro street T-Bird. The white pieces are Evergreen rod .100 diameter. The Evergreen rods are a little big but I think once everything is in primer it will look OK. Plus I am not opening the doors so they are going to be hard to see anyway.

Here are the seats and the engine/transmission. The engine/bellhousing is from the US Army top fuel dragster. Tranny is from the '55 pro sportsman kit. Seats are from the Subaru Rally car.

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I have a really different idea for the paint on this one.....Depending on what I do for paint I may use these wheels and tires on the front.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:12 AM

I like it!



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

Very cool!!! any updates on it? and if you don't mind where did you source the wheels?



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:57 AM

Great start!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:46 AM

Ron,

 

Excellent start on this one!  I like the look of the cage.

 

Mike.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:18 AM

yea Ron ,Tyrones stuff is incredible, it will inspire anyone who looks at it, I like what you have done, I think this will be sweet!!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

Got the door panels done.....here's a look:

 

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More coming soon!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

Now that's COOOOOL!!!



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

Very nice start.I will be following this build as you go.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:22 AM

Very cool!!! any updates on it? and if you don't mind where did you source the wheels?

Thanks!

 

The front wheels are slot car items from Pro-track. They fit the kit tires almost perfectly!



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

Got some more done on this one:

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:21 AM

Ok so I finished this one up today. Please be aware this is only my third drag car build and I still have a lot to earn.

 

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