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New 37 Coupe #2513724
06/26/18 11:58 PM
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Plano, TX
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In the past I have always built my own cars including 2 48 Plymouth coupes, a 34 Plymouth coupe and a big block 73 Cuda. Have been without a car since the fall of 2016 when I sold my last 48 coupe and got the itch for another car.

Started talking about finding something to build and my wife reminded me that I don't really have an adequate place to build and I am now traveling a lot for work. She was right on both counts (hate when that happens) so my response was "then I will buy one that is already done". She said "that was not what I was going for" and I said I know, but I want another car.

Ended up finding a 37 Plymouth coupe that looked to be in pretty good shape and built well. Has a 99 model 360 with a 727 and a Dakota rear. Flew to Detroit looked it over real good, paid for it and immediately jumped in and drove it back to Plano Texas.

Have had it for a month now and done a few things to upgrade it a bit. Rebuilt the transmission, added a new fuel pump and just tinkered with it in general making some carb and timing adjustments to get it running better. Have been really pleased with the car so far and look forward to making some future upgrades.


Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2513736
06/27/18 12:33 AM
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Love it.. GREAT looking car!!!!!


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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2513753
06/27/18 01:18 AM
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Looks good here also.


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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: Iowan] #2513806
06/27/18 10:23 AM
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every time i see one of those, it reminds me of the fun times i had with my 38. nice looking car you got ! up any other shots such as interior or under the hood ?
beer

Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2513972
06/27/18 03:28 PM
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Rio Linda, CA
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Welcome to the board.

I'm so envious, the '36-'38 Plymouth is on my bucket list but the bucket is approaching quicker than the bank account balance.


Doing my best to irritate the herd.
Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: moparx] #2514171
06/27/18 10:52 PM
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Plano, TX
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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2514185
06/27/18 11:17 PM
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Nice, I used to owna 38, not nearly as nice as this one though.


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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2515560
06/30/18 08:56 PM
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Nice looking machine

Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2516381
07/02/18 02:20 PM
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Nice car. I remember seeing it around here in Michigan & when it was up for sale. Good luck with it.


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1970 Charger R/T S.E. 440 Six Pack
1970 Challenger R/T, 528 Hemi
1970 Charger 500 S.E. 440 4 BBL
1970 Plymouth Road Runner 383
1974 Chrysler New Yorker 440
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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2517511
07/04/18 03:09 PM
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Dang that is sweet

Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2521300
07/13/18 01:13 AM
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Very nice!

Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: RTSrunner] #2534416
08/10/18 11:57 PM
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So any more pics? Interior, trunk, engine, etc.........

I'm working on my 37 now. Some ideas would be great.

codfish up

Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: codfish] #2535394
08/13/18 12:27 AM
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Plano, TX
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Interior color is not really my favorite, but it was done well so I guess I will live with it for a while. I have already removed the "console" below the center of the dash and installed a new four knob AC control in the dash. The stereo will be going in the glove compartment.

Engine needs a little dressing up and I am in the process of completely redoing the AC including rerouting all the hoses to clean things up under the hood some.

The center section in the trunk is removable so there is room to keep things hidden behind the wall. The battery is behind the wall on the left under the trunk hinge.






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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: Iowan] #2541067
08/24/18 10:48 PM
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Great car!

What front end does it have?

More pictures! Haha.

Jeff


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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: mills.mopar] #2541440
08/26/18 12:31 AM
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Plano, TX
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Originally Posted By mills.mopar
Great car!

What front end does it have?

More pictures! Haha.

Jeff


It has a dropped front axle with dual leaf springs with a Vega steering box. The axle from Butch's Cool Stuff uses Ford king pins/backing plates and disc brakes.

Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2638810
03/30/19 12:11 PM
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Well I gave my 360 Magnum a bit of a face lift. New intake, valve covers, air cleaner, painted the engine and brackets. Still need to do a bit of wiring / hose rerouting, but pretty happy with the outcome so far.

Before

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After

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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2639045
03/31/19 01:43 AM
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Your before and after pictures are not working for me. Gene

Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: poorboy] #2639067
03/31/19 07:24 AM
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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: Supercuda] #2639099
03/31/19 09:33 AM
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no workie for me as well. shruggy
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Re: New 37 Coupe [Re: hkestes] #2639389
03/31/19 10:18 PM
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I like it. Try to post more pictures from time to time. I bought a 35 Plymouth coupe late last year. It should be my last big build after I finish the wagon ( this summer).


1957 Dodge truck, Snakeskin Green with a little stroker motor. 1964 Plymouth Savoy wagon ( my new project)
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