Ha, did purchased a 1948 Plymouth coup like this one, same color with whitewall tires, except the one I got had dual spotlights installed. It did have a rod knock, but the body and interior was so nice, paid $50.00 for it.
Went to my wrecking yard, and picked up a 1954 Dodge engine, complete with everything on it, with only 8,000 miles on it for 65 bucks, took all of about four hours to replace the old engine. Plymouth had a 196 CID engine, truck was a 218 CID, a bit more HP, was a direct bolt in fit.
Hijack hijack, I give full approval. And Nick is back tooccasion14:Yes! Mine was that body style...without the back seat!! Imo..the coupe without the back seat, looks way cooler! I'll post a pic when I get a chance. Don't want to hijack the original post too much more. I'll post somewhere else in this site.
Dumb and inaccurate statement. Unibodies are repairable. It just takes time and money just like a full framed car. Lots of modern cars are totaled because of the cost of safety equipment (SRS: bags, belts, sensors...) rather than the cost of unibody repair. If you blow both the driver and passenger side dash/wheel/knee airbags and seatbelts without any side airbag deployment, you're probable looking at $5,000-$7,000 in safety equipment parts and labor. That doesn't leave a lot of money for body/paint repairs.Largest throwaway part is the entire unibody itself, not repairable. And because of this, ebay is loaded with used Cruze parts by wreckers trying to clean up. Use to be able to go to a wrecking yard with a bushel basket, load it up with parts you took off the vehicle and pay a buck.