G'Day from Australia
Found this site after talking to The Plymouth Doctor in the USA.
Ordered some new steel repro parts from them to help transform an old bomb into something a little more modern.
Had it for just over 1 year now, and the rat skeletons and nests have been removed, had the chassis grit blasted, along with the grille shell, headlamp pods, running boards and inner guards. Still got a looong way to go, but I have a mental image that is my goal.
So far, the front tube axle has been given the flick, so has the ol' 6, and rear axle set up.
Still have a lot of tin worm to address, at least my labour is free.
Here's a couple of photos from the start.
It's a Dodge Six. Model D5, made in Australia 1937. First all steel bodied car here - beat GM to the punch by 2 years. Factory was in Adelaide South Australia - T.J. Richards, a coach builder ended up making bodies for Dodge/Plymouth/DeSoto, I think Chrysler bought into the operations around 1925, Factory was changed to building fighter planes in WWII.
Today it's Mitsubishi Australia plant.
Heaps of room in the back, front doors open normally, rear doors are suicide. Using 1983 Jaguar front end, & rear end. Inside I'll have reverse camera, bluetooth, Ipod conn, A/C, Power windows (from the Jag), Power seats (came from a '93 Toyota Aristo - very comfy) rear seat is modded Jag's rear seat. Hope to give progress pics as I go along. Looking for body trims, stainless steel in origin. Headlamp trim rings were missing, but I found a company in USA called Headwinds makes new bezels to adapt a 7" round H4 insert, so at least I get good lighting.