1948 Plymouth Business Coupe

1948 Plymouth Business Coupe

1948 Plymouth Business Coupe

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Body, Interior, Chassis, Front suspension, Rear Suspension, Drive Train

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The Body:

 The body has been completely customized, the rear fenders have been molded to the body. It has a complete new custom floor from the rear bumper to the fire wall and a new fire wall. When the floors were built any thing that looked like it was rusted was removed and replaced with new steel. You will not find any rust in this car it was all removed. The door handles have been removed and Honda flush mount door handles have been installed. Also the wing window was removed from the door and a one piece side window was installed. The hood has been reshaped at the front to give it a better look. The seam down the middle of the hood was removed to smooth it up. The hood is built from 4 different hoods and is as smooth on the under side as the outside. The trunk lid is power operated with the remote key fob. There are remote battery posts mounted under the rear fender so if you need to plug your batteries into a charger when not in use you can do so with out ever having to get into the battery compartments. There is a master battery switch so all the power can be turned off when the car is not being used or in winter storage. There is a bypass switch for the power trunk unit should the remote unit go bad so you can always get into the trunk. The head lights, tail lights, rear license plate and power antenna have all been frenched in. The front windshield has had the center piece removed and a one piece front windshield has been installed. The grill is a modified stock grill. The bumpers front and rear are after market Aluminum bumpers. It has a custom billet aluminum license plate holder on the front. There is a third break light for safety. All the rubber in this car has been replaced. There is very little left on this body that has not been altered.

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new floor bracing

new floor

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The Interior:

 The interior in this car is second to none. it is a gray leather and tweed interior. The carpet is the same quality carpet used in the Rolls Royce. The front seats are Honda seats with the head rest removed. They are covered in gray leather and have a gray tweed center insert. The door panels are custom leather and tweed. The front seats are mounted on custom machined Billet aluminum mounts. There was a custom built jump seat for the rear so you can take the kids along. Under each rear seat are special compartments for the batteries, there is one Optima battery on each side.

  The steering column is all new with column shift. The steering wheel is covered with the same leather as the rest of the interior. The Dash is the only piece of fiberglass on the car, it replaces the old dash and has a complete set of classic gauges, speedometer, tach, oil water, and fuel. the dash also has built in AC vents. The options on this car include, Power 4-wheel Disc brakes, Power Rack and Pinion steering, Power windows, Automatic Transmission, Inside hood release, Power rear trunk opener, AM,FM,CD player, Vintage Air AC unit.

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Trunk Area

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The Chassis:

 The Chassis is completely custom built for the car. All the chassis and suspension components are powder coated. The Exhaust system from the engine to the mufflers has also been coated inside and out. The mufflers are Stainless Steel Super traps. The chassis is even set up for a trailer hitch which uses the brackets for the Super Traps as the mounting points so when removed is no indication there ever was one. Every part on the chassis was built for this car. All the fuel and brake lines are held onto the frame with billet aluminum clamps and stainless fasteners.

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Front Suspension:

 The Mustang II style front suspension is mounted on a custom built cross member and has custom built tubular upper and lower A-Arms with Poly-Bushings and all the A-arms and spindles have been powder coated. Other components include 11-inch Granada front rotors, GM calipers, Alden Coilover shocks and Mustang Power rack and pinion steering. The front tires are Mickey Thompson 26 x 7.50 - 15's on Weld 15 x 6 Pro Star wheels. Nothing in the front suspension is used, every part is new.

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Rear Suspension:

 The rear suspension is an Art Morrison four-link with Stainless Steel Poly-Bushed rod ends, Alden Coilover shocks and a 9-inch Ford Disk brake rear end. The rear tires are Mickey Thompson 31 x 18.5 - 15's on Weld 15 x 15 Pro Star wheels. The only used piece under this car is the rear end gears which are 3.25:1 ratio.

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rear chassis view

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The Drive Train:

  The engine is a 1973 454-cid engine which has been bored +.030 to 460-cid with a .500-inch lift hyd. cam, Edelbrock Performer Intake and a Holley #3310 carb which flows 750-cfm. It has a large capacity Oil pan, matching Billet aluminum valve covers and Air cleaner. Accel electronic distributor. The starter is a mini Hi-Torque starter. There is a polished one-wire Alternator and Polished AC Compressor. A Remote Oil filter has been installed with Stainless steel braided lines. The power steering pump to power rack also has Stainless steel braided lines.

  The transmission a Turbo-400 was completely rebuilt with a new torque converter and has a deep sump pan.

  The radiator and AC condenser are from Walker radiator. There is a engine driven fan as well as a electric fan so there is no cooling problems, it has sit in bumper to bumper traffic for hours in over 100 degree weather and has never overheated.

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Engine compartment

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