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Old 04-22-2022, 07:21 AM
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Default NORTH CAROLINA 1950 Plymouth

Hey everyone itís been almost 3 years I guess since being here with Franknbug.Health issues almost took me out so I had to sell it,but now doing alot better I was gifted a 1950 sedan deluxe 2 door. It was in a barn for 30 years and has no motor, trans and everything else is still there. My question is do I install a engine and trans or change out the entire chassis works.HELP
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Old 04-22-2022, 07:47 AM
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Welcome back.

I would look for a complete donar for a driveline. Those Mopars had a pretty good frontend, parts are available. If the floors are solid, I wouldn't go the chassis swap route, they seldom fit well and cause a lot of greif.

For some inspiration check out Torchie's thread on the one he's doing. He has taken it from ugly ducklin to being a swan.
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Old 04-22-2022, 08:12 AM
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welcome back. Nice gift...
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Old 04-22-2022, 08:55 AM
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Gift?!? I usually just get socks!

Cool project, welcome back!
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Old 04-22-2022, 09:55 AM
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welcome back, glad your doing better.
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Old 04-22-2022, 12:16 PM
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Welcome back.
I vote for putting a newer Chrysler motor and transmission in there and sprucing up what you already have, [most of the car].
Go for it.
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Old 04-23-2022, 04:15 AM
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I agree with the Mopar, as I always prefer to keep the brand name complete. I know several fellows that have found the 413 in older RVs and installed in their rats..

Nice find, I do prefer the front of the 52 for these models but still way cool, good luck!
When one door closes, another door will open. Other than that its a halfway decent car.....
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Old 04-23-2022, 07:54 AM
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Seems like a Mopar on Mopar is the way to go to me
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Old 04-30-2022, 03:43 PM
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Welcome back.
Good to see another Mopar.
Butch's cool stuff makes Mopar Small block engine and transmission conversion kits for these.
Check them out...

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Old 05-10-2022, 09:44 AM
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It's funny. As Chevy guy I'd not hesitate () to put a Chevy in a Ford.....but..... Mopar is a close second to me and like others I'd stay true to the brand on that.
Enjoy the build!

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