Charles Kemp's 1941 Plymouth

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The stock Plymouth as it appeared in May 1948.
It took 2 months of hard work to complete the build. This was how the Plymouth appeared in July 1948.
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1941 Plymouth Convertible restyled by Al Twitchell for Charles Kemp. The car was restyled in Al's backyard, and Al started the job in May of 1948. After a lot of hard work, the build was completed in July the same year.[1] Al smoothened the body by shaving the hood and deck lid for ornamentation. Outside door handles were removed as well, and fadeaway-fenders and fender-skirts were built up from several odd pieces of sheet stock. The grille was constructed from 1947 - 1948 Plymouth grille-parts. and the chrome stripings were taken from a 1947 Buick. Kaiser taillight lenses were set flush into the rear deck, and late model bumpers were installed front and rear. The car was lowered by installing 3-inch lowering blocks in the rear. Sagging front coils gave the car a level height.[2] Dual spotlights, shortened side trim, custom hubcaps and white-wall tires wrapped up the style.


Magazine Features

Motor Trend May 1952


References

  1. The HAMB - Vintage shots from days gone by!
  2. Motor Trend May 1952





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