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I had an old 1986 Chevy K20 that we had tons of plans for and were going to build up to something crazy! BUT... life got in the way, and we had to sell it.

How we got it:

How we sold it:



That one wasn't Mopar, but it was a truck...

This one well... isn't a truck, but its a MOPAR!!!!

This car has been in our family since new. My Grandmother drove this car when she was young. It was then passed down to my oldest aunt and then garaged behind my Grandma's house in the early 70s, and has been sitting there since. Well, she passed away almost 2 years ago, and the house just not got put on the market for sale. Well, the car has to go before the house sells. That's where I come in... A couple other family members want it, but either don't have somewhere to put it, or don't have the skills to restore it... I have both!

So here she is: Our "new" 1948 Plymouth P15 Deluxe!


She has the factory 217.8 cubic inch Flathead I6 making a whopping 95 horsepower at 3600rpm! It has a 3 on the tree manual transmission.



The car is a 4 door sedan, which has a standard opening front door, with suicide doors in the rear.
This car is nothing close to small... with a 117in wheelbase, and 196 3/4" long.


The car has been in the garage for almost 40 years, so of course the car isn't perfect. Gaskets have let go, and the tires are dry rotted.



Surprisingly enough though, this car is incredibly clean! There is only a couple small spots that are going to be reached, and only a couple other spots with surface rust. The frame is solid, just needs cleaned and repainted.




The interior is very clean for it's age too! It will need redone, but the car is 66 years old!!! There is even extra parts in there! New gaskets, missing chrome trim, an extra carb, and transmission!





We have to clean out a spot in the garage that is to be it's new home, then we can work on moving it!
The tires were unsalvageable, so we put the car on jack-stands and will be going to the junkyard for some used tires to get the car moved. Once the car is roadworthy, she will get some nice rubber, but until then, we just need something that rolls.



One thing I love about these cars is the hood emblems... they are awesome!



The next thing is future plans...
First things first, is I want to get the car cleaned up and roadworthy. Once that happens, I can start having some fun! I have a couple awesome ideas, but unsure of which route I will go. One idea is a 440 and another is to go wild and throw a 12V Cummins under the hood, but it will depend on a lot of things.

It will probably be a few weeks before we are able to get it moved, but when that happens, we can start the slow process of cleaning it up.
 

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That's looks like a fun project ... :cool: :tup:
 

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Man that's an awesome project! I really wish I had the time, money, and space for a project like this.

I like the idea of a 440, or even a modern Hemi would be pretty sweet.
 

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I like the idea of a 440, or even a modern Hemi would be pretty sweet.
X2!
If you kept the outside just like it is and drop in a big block it would be a sleeper. Couldn't help notice that big back seat. Hint-Hint :D
 

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Man that's an awesome project! I really wish I had the time, money, and space for a project like this.

I like the idea of a 440, or even a modern Hemi would be pretty sweet.
What's nice, is I got the car itself for free! So the money I was planning to pay the family for the car itself can go into parts!

I love the idea of a modern Hemi, but at the moment, I am trying to keep costs down as much as possible. So I plan to get the flat 6 running for now, and probably pick up a 440/727 out of a motor home on Craigslist for about $500-$700 and build that up. Much cheaper than trying to work a Hemi into it lol.

X2!
If you kept the outside just like it is and drop in a big block it would be a sleeper. Couldn't help notice that big back seat. Hint-Hint :D
The car was originally a dark red, so I was thinking of taking some sandpaper and sanding through the grey in some spots to get some of the red to show. Then I will have my Amsoil dealership logo painted onto the door and made to look old as well. Then we can clearcoat the entire car.

As for the big back seat... yea... its perfect for a carseat :rck:
 

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When we were over at the garage a couple days ago to get the wheels off the car, I got the center caps as well.


They are absolutely disguising. 66 years of road grime, rust, and corrosion did a good number on them. Well, I can't have that. So I tried cleaning them with everything I had, from car soap, polish, degreaser, the whole 9 yards.

Well, none of those worked, and that is why I will never drink Coke again lol.
I got an aluminum turkey pan from the basement and filled it with 6 liters of Coke. I then put in my center caps and let them sit overnight.



The one on the right is before, and on the left is after:
 

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Nice ... :) :tup:

Kinda makes you wonder what it does to your insides now doesn't it.
 

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Nice ... :) :tup:

Kinda makes you wonder what it does to your insides now doesn't it.
Haha sure does! I wonder if they are chrome like my center caps.... :drink:



Took the wheels out Friday and got the tires removed. Next up, some serious sanding and then some paint.




I also have to figure out how to redo these letters...
 

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Started work on the 48s new home today. We are hoping we can get the garage cleaned out early this week and then have the car moved sometime this weekend!

 

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Enamel model paint and a small syringe would work well for the colored letters, just like doing gun sights.
 

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That's a good idea, thanks! We picked up some fingernail polish that we are going to try.. but if that doesn't work, I will try that.
 

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The 48's new home is cleaned out! We worked on it another 3 hours or so tonight, so she is ready to be moved this weekend! I can't wait!

 

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The wheels are done!


I have one center cap finished and painted as well. I think the combination will look awesome on the car!

It's hard to believe that this is the same wheel and center cap:


I am having tires put on them tomorrow once the paint has some time to dry.
 

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That's going to look so sweet ... :) :tup:
 

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I agree! I think it turned out awesome! It will look even better with white walls and a 3" drop

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Well, she is finally out of her 40 year slumber!










Loading it up!



We didn't come very prepared... so we used ratchet straps and a come-along to get it on. Took some time, but we got it!



Washed of 40 years of dust, dirt, and grime





Just a couple good shots:







Backed up to it's new home



Plenty of spare parts



Tucked in and cozy



 

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Well, she is finally out of her 40 year slumber!

Tucked in and cozy



Oh man, I can't wait to see the rest of the build!

:D :tup:
 

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Oh man, I can't wait to see the rest of the build!

:D :tup:
It's going to be slow and steady from here on out. Little things here and there. We are going to start on the interior and front suspension/steering/brakes first.
 
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