A 1972 Plymouth 'Cuda Restoration Process. 340 Automatic. 10 to 1 compression. This car was the dream of Dan Wells to complete, but he died of a rare blood disease before it was completed. Every year there is a poker run in his memory to raise money for local people that are suffering from other rare diseases and there is a scholarship that is given out to a Centralia student that wishes to further his education in the automotive industry. To see full pictures go to www.deansbodyshop.com
(Restoration of a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda) PROJECT FISH - PART 01
Outside of my airsoft hobby, I have this one. "Muscle" cars. Funny, in
THIS generation, it is called "muscle" cars..... Way back then, it was
just a car.....
Maybe this generation discerns the difference between "ricer", "rice
burner", "tuners", "classic car" and "muscle cars".
This is my friends 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. It will be a LOW COST,
ground-up restoration. No media blasting, not even sand blasting. Cannot
afford that "luxury". I will be using various ways to remove the old
paint, and spot checking for rust holes.
Part one is rust check and paint removal. As well as showing the small
block 340 that will go in the car affter we prep and paint the "engine
This is the first of MANY videos that will span the course of over one
1968 Plymouth Barracuda RESTO MOD Hemi 426 Mopar Muscle!
www.e-motorclassics.com This vehicle is a rotisserie nuts and bolts
restoration of a 1968 Barracuda that was rebuilt as a Super Stock Hemi
Barracuda resto-mod that was completed on August 5, 2006. Built by Rick
and Cheri Radu, owners of All American Muscle Cars, Ltd. and Cherrick
Performance Inc., are known throughout the show circuit and serious car
collectors for their high quality re-engineered resto-mod vehicles.
Introducing the AAMC '06/'68 Super Stock Hemi Barracuda "Rogue Elephant"
which has separated itself from all others and stands out from the crowd
with its fierce power and looks. Its aggressive stance dares to challenge
anyone who stands in its way with its 510 horsepower and 525 lbs./ft.
torque built for the street.
Certified All American Muscle Cars one-of-one never to be built again is a
true collector's piece for any enthusiast. This vehicle, built to be driven
on the street, is for anyone who wants to stand out and be noticed. A real
crowd pleaser and attention getter. The "Rogue Elephant" proved its
capability at its debut at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in front of a
crowd of 300+ Mopar enthusiasts and DaimlerChrysler engineers. As quoted by
Don Goodwin, Senior Executive V.P. "this vehicle is impeccable and a true
tribute to a history making icon king of the strip."
The "Rogue Elephant" began with a solid and straight donor vehicle, an
original Barracuda Formula S vehicle that was procured from Southern Motors
Company in September of 2005.
www.allamericanmusclecars.com built it, www.e-motorclassics.com sold it.
Motown Missile Teardown Time Lapse Video
Mopar's famous Motown Missile Barracuda, driven by the late Don Carlton, is
being restored by Paul's Body Shop in Star, MS. This is a video made from
time lapse photos of the tear down process that lasted two days. Visit
http://www.paulcompanies.com/motown-missile to follow the Missile's
1970 Dodge Charger Restoration in Progress Part 1
1970 Dodge Charger Restoration in Progress Part 1. This is a 383 Big Block
Car, One Owner, Red with White Interior and a White Vinyl Top. Part 2
coming soon which includes taking out and putting in the floor pans, front
aprons, and frame rail, repairing and straightening the front fenders, plus
much more. To see full pictures go to www.deansbodyshop.com.
1971 Dodge Challenger Restoration
In the summer of 2008 i had the chance (and money) to restore my dads old
71 Challenger. So i did and now its tearing up the streets.
My dad bought it and drove it for awhile until me and my sisters came along
and he needed a bigger family car. So the last thing he did to it was drop
a big 440 magnum and store it .. and it sat in the backyard from 88-08
until i was able to get my hands on it. It was a real backyard resto
everything was done in the backyard including paint. It only used outside
work for wheel alignment, tarnny work, and stereo hook up.
1970 Panther Pink Plymouth Barracuda Restoration Process
An Original FM3 Moulin Rouge (Panther Pink) Barracuda 383 4bbl car. 1 of 50
BH models painted FM3 and believed to be 1 of 12 383 4bbl cars painted FM3.
Restored in the early 1980's when there were no after market parts
available. The car is now truly one of a kind having put in a perfect 72
rally dash, black felt seats with pink inserts instead of the white vinyl
seats. A customized front and rear balance with Challenger tips. A rally
double bump hood with polished stainless steel under the hood to show off
the beautiful engine compartment. It has an original 1971 Go-Wing spoiler.
An original set of Mirada polished aluminum wheels with the centers painted
black prismitique. The Pantherette that is painted on the side of the cab
is a favorite among many kids. In its youth it was used as a police chase
car in Pratt, Kansas and in doing so the original motor is long gone. It
now has a 440 4 Barrel in its place. We believe in building them how you
want to build them. Nothing on this car cannot be put back to its original
condition, but who would want to? To see full pictures go to
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...