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#2348571 - 08/04/17 04:26 PM Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth!
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So I found whats left of a 56 plymouth 2 DR POST that may be for sale cheap.
Just so happens that I have a 56 Dodge sitting here.

I dont think it will swap out but just for kicks I thought I would ask.

RUMBLON


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#2348572 - 08/04/17 04:30 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: RUMBLON]
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#2348578 - 08/04/17 04:44 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: RUMBLON]
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Maybe change one of the tail lights also, just one side. grin How about cut the grill and front bumper in half and swap those. work
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#2348641 - 08/04/17 06:35 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: amxautox]
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I'm pretty sure Chrysler Corp. in Canada sold Plymouths with Dodge fronts.

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#2348664 - 08/04/17 07:15 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: 57Fury440]
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Originally Posted By 57Fury440
I'm pretty sure Chrysler Corp. in Canada sold Plymouths with Dodge fronts.



Well that would be good news. I should know if I can get it cheap and by cheap Im talking 200 max.

For that and with my dodge, I could build a dirt cheap rig.

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#2348703 - 08/04/17 08:35 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: RUMBLON]
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#2348724 - 08/04/17 09:19 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: Supercuda]
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Thanks, Im starting to think it may work by the looks of these.

56 DODGE REGENTS

OBVIOUS PLYMOUTH BACK HALF AND DODGE FRONT CLIPS


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#2348725 - 08/04/17 09:20 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: 57Fury440]
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Originally Posted By 57Fury440
I'm pretty sure Chrysler Corp. in Canada sold Plymouths with Dodge fronts.


Yes, they did, and were sold as Dodges (as a cost saver). Nicknamed a Plodge. I have one. Dodge grille, Plymouth dash. It is my understanding that the front fenders where special to mate the two.

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#2348742 - 08/04/17 09:39 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: Old Ray]
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Originally Posted By Old Ray
Originally Posted By 57Fury440
I'm pretty sure Chrysler Corp. in Canada sold Plymouths with Dodge fronts.


Yes, they did, and were sold as Dodges (as a cost saver). Nicknamed a Plodge. I have one. Dodge grille, Plymouth dash. It is my understanding that the front fenders where special to mate the two.


ughhhhhhhhhhh


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#2348745 - 08/04/17 09:48 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: RUMBLON]
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Are these rigs unibody or do the bodies come off and if they come off do you think they would fit on a Dakota for a swap?

I have a great running 92 Dakota 318 magnum.

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#2348746 - 08/04/17 09:52 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: RUMBLON]
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According to the Standard catalog of Chrysler 1924-1990:
56 Plymouth (all models) had a 115" wheel base and an over all length of 204.8"

56 Dodge had 120" wheel base, and had an over all length of 213".

It was pretty typical of a Dodge to have a longer front end then a Plymouth had. You may have to alter the rear edge of the Dodge front fenders to match up with the Plymouth wheel base.

Its an old car, a torch and a welder can put nearly anything together.

I type slow! 57 was the introduction of the unibody construction. Both 56's should be body on frame. A Dakota front end has been put under at least one of these cars, I think its story is right here on Moparts. Its not a simple job. Gene


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#2349169 - 08/05/17 07:44 PM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: RUMBLON]
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Originally Posted By RUMBLON
Thanks, Im starting to think it may work by the looks of these.

56 DODGE REGENTS

OBVIOUS PLYMOUTH BACK HALF AND DODGE FRONT CLIPS





My first car was a 56 Plodge Regent the same colour combo as that in a 2dr hardtop.

Flathead Powerflite. Long on flat, short on power. I did find out that if you stand on one for several minutes it will hit 100 MPH eventually... Broke the crank at the rear main after I lifted.

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#2355301 - 08/17/17 06:32 AM Re: Any chance a 56 Dodge front clip will fit a 56 Plymouth! [Re: poorboy]
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Originally Posted By poorboy
According to the Standard catalog of Chrysler 1924-1990:
56 Plymouth (all models) had a 115" wheel base and an over all length of 204.8"

56 Dodge had 120" wheel base, and had an over all length of 213".

It was pretty typical of a Dodge to have a longer front end then a Plymouth had. You may have to alter the rear edge of the Dodge front fenders to match up with the Plymouth wheel base.

Its an old car, a torch and a welder can put nearly anything together.

I type slow! 57 was the introduction of the unibody construction. Both 56's should be body on frame. A Dakota front end has been put under at least one of these cars, I think its story is right here on Moparts. Its not a simple job. Gene


1960 was the first year for uni-body.
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