i bought this truck seven yrs ago was a drag truck at one time still have the same motor that in it that i run today sometimes it scares me when i have the urge to get on it.
It was decided on my 40th Birthday that a project was needed to stave-off middle age. The decision was made as long as it was a coupe, with running boards and bucket headlights the rest didn’t much matter. What we did find was a (soon to be realized) rare 1938 DB coupe. The rarity comes into play as we began sourcing out parts that were missing or too far gone to save.
She came to us pretty much a “basket case”. The body was
aprox. 80 percent complete with some un-useable parts attached (38 Plymouth front fender, Plymouth passenger door).
A good portion of the stainless and all the badging had to be found. With a bare but remarkably good condition original frame along with boxes of bolts, bits and pieces we filled our unheated garage.
So it began, with my 10 year old (at the time) KJ egging us on
we carted it all home and began a very enlightening and in retrospect the most rewarding portion of the project…..”the build”. I had never taken on such a complete build, the extent of my experience came from hot rodding our cars as teenagers. This build consisted of a huge learning curve, and a pile of parts that “might have worked”…oh well, live and learn.
motor is a 383 stroker cam is a 292 with a 501 lift 400 steel crank lunati roller lifters lunati titaneum rods running 2 500 edelbrock carbs jetted up to 550s heads are 202s at the time it was being raced it ran 125mph in the quarter mile. 400 turbo trans with a hurst megastar shifter. running a 373 gear
1969 / 70 – 327 C.I. 4 Bolt Main
- 10.25 Compression
- 488 Lift Edelbrock Cam
- Edelbrock Manifold & Triple Holley 2110’s
- Edelbrock Aluminum Heads 202/160
- Accel Dual Point Distributor / Petronix
- Block Hugger Headers
- 100 Amp Alternator
Many… Many Chrome Goodies
4 Core Alum. Radiator with Original Tanks
16”, 2200 cfm Electric Fan
2.5” Exhaust with Cherry Bomb Mufflers
TH 400 Transmission
- Shift Kit
- 2800 Stall Converter
- Hurst Shifter
Ford 8” Rear Differential
- 3: 08 Gears
- 10.50” Drum Brakes
- Lakewood Traction Bars
Mustang II IFS
- 11 Disc Brakes
Under floor Power Brakes
12 Volt EZ Wire Harness
G.M Tilt Column with Grant Banjo Wheel
Dolphin & Autometer Gauges
1000 Watt Sony AM/FM/CD & Amp.
- 10 Disc Changer
- 10” Kenwood Sub
Chrome Reverse Wheels With Baby Moons.
195x65’s Front & 235x60’s BFG Radial TA’s
nothing factory about it now
Dual Windshield Wipers
int. is done in black velour dash panel and floor console are done in oak. some parts under hood and int. i made from stain steel including spoiler on back color is blackcherry with metel flake basecoat clearcoat wheels are 15in. neptunes by american. tires are 15in. 275rs on all 4 corners. some of the int. and all of the bed inside is done in flames with ac/dc logos on door panals and shot down in flames inside bed.
No modifications listed.
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