1958 Plymouth Pro Street Complete 4/14/13

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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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Nice start! Will be a great looking Plymouth!

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Sweet! Love where this is going!

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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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I'm looking forward to see the progress shots

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Looking great ! Keep er' going .

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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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keep it up

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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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Thanks for looking

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I like it!

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

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Great start!

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Ron,

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

Mike.

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

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More coming soon!

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Now that's COOOOOL!!!

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

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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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Got some more done on this one:

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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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Beautifully done! I really like the skulls as shifter knobs.

Did you make the skull heads?

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WOW!!!!!!!!!

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Beautifully done! I really like the skulls as shifter knobs.

Did you make the skull heads?

Thank you! The shifter knobs are off the front end of a hot wheels car called "Rigormortis"

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I love it! My only complaint is that it needs atleast a single parachute to complete the drag look.

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:wub: killer outlaw prosteeter are cool

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