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Old 03-12-2021, 05:31 PM
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My opinions shouldn't really count too much, because I've never done any customizing at all, but even though I'm a MoPar guy through and through, the ones from 49 through at least up to 55 are just some of the plainest ugly cars from that whole era. [The 53 DeSoto is an exception, but maybe mostly because that's the car I grew up in from the time I was 5 (1960) until around 72, when it was parked for the last time.]

So to me, you've taken an "ugly duckling" and made a "princess" out of it.
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:02 PM
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Old 03-12-2021, 11:25 PM
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My opinions shouldn't really count too much, because I've never done any customizing at all, but even though I'm a MoPar guy through and through, the ones from 49 through at least up to 55 are just some of the plainest ugly cars from that whole era. [The 53 DeSoto is an exception, but maybe mostly because that's the car I grew up in from the time I was 5 (1960) until around 72, when it was parked for the last time.]

So to me, you've taken an "ugly duckling" and made a "princess" out of it.
Thanks POPS
Thanks Neto.
I consider all opinions of value. You may see something my tired old eyes donít.
In Those years that you mention The Chrysler family of cars touted their engineering above all else. Their front suspension were better then the other brands as well as their braking power. Throw in the fluid drive semi automatics and their bulletproof flatheads 6ís and you had a dependable well driving car that looked like 3 boxes.😳 One stacked up on two.
A far cry from what was to come...
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Old 03-13-2021, 03:57 PM
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Enough of the fun stuff.
Time to get back to the bones.
Got on my little trolley and got underneath the Dodge.
I's just as bad as I remember it minus the new rocker skins.
Every body mount is gone save for on on the PS. And that's sketchy at best.
At least I know what they are supposed to look like.
Despite all the surface rust and scale the majority of the floor pan is solid.
I still have some floor pan repairs to do. I planned on doing these from the underside anyways.
Took measurements and my next step is to cut out the pieces needed for the inner rockers. Once those are welded in I will work on rebuilding the mounts.
This is going to be fun as getting down on my trolley as well as getting back up is nothing short of ugly.
I also gave the rear filler pan a quick going over and tacked it into place in anticipation of the 49 Plymouth front bumpers arrival.
Thanks for looking in on me.
Keep on keeping on....
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Old 03-13-2021, 05:21 PM
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Overhead work sucks... even when you're young, bulletproof and flexible as Gumby.

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Old 03-13-2021, 06:10 PM
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One step at a time is all we can do. Keep your phone close so when you can't get up you can at least call for reinforcments.

I still think you ought to just roll it over. GENTLY!!
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Old 03-13-2021, 06:16 PM
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Overhead work sucks... even when you're young, bulletproof and flexible as Gumby.

None of the above anymore. Dr.

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One step at a time is all we can do. Keep your phone close so when you can't get up you can at least call for reinforcments.

I still think you ought to just roll it over. GENTLY!!
I had it up on it's side POPS. It still would require some gymnastics.
I'll figure it out. I may be able to raise it more and that might allow me to sit on a short mechanics stool to work.
All has yet to be revealed.
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Old 03-13-2021, 06:59 PM
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Old 03-13-2021, 07:57 PM
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I know you'll get 'er done, just look at how much you've done already .
Better put a leather jacket on your little helper, he looks flammable
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:22 PM
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I know you'll get 'er done, just look at how much you've done already .
Better put a leather jacket on your little helper, he looks flammable
Thanks for the encouragement all.
I have no doubt I will get . One step at a time.
Duke is my helper dog ZZ but he gets kicked out of the shop when the welding begins.
Donít need a blind dog.😳
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