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    Red face 1930 DeSoto CF Coupe

     



    Not a new member but I have a new car. It's a 1930 DeSoto. Looking forward to some seat time next spring. The car has an EFI 350 crate engine, TH400, and a 1998 S-10 rear. It also has a Heidt's IFS front suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, and Old Air A/C and heat. It still needs some tweaks here and there and a new interior. I would add a picture but haven't figured that out yet.

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    Good to see you here again. If you get stuck putting up a photo, send it to me and I'll put it up for you. mfmike1@comcast.net
    Because we all know... with out a picture, this thread is worthless! … LOL, just pokin' the bear!

    Here are some other Desoto's https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...mageBasicHover

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    Here you go Vern!
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    Nice coupe Vern!
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    I agree! Looks like a sweet ride. How about some specs? Motor? Trans? etc. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNorthWoods View Post
    Not a new member but I have a new car. It's a 1930 DeSoto. The car has an EFI 350 crate engine, TH400, and a 1998 S-10 rear. It also has a Heidt's IFS front suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, and Old Air A/C and heat. It still needs some tweaks here and there and a new interior.
    Very nice, and what a sleeper! Seeing it at a stop light you'd not expect that power train!
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    I LIKE it. One of the neatest sleepers I've seen in a long time.


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    Plans are to paint it black and keep the sleeper look. It is currently an original dark blue with black fenders. Had to pull the Magnaflows as they were way too loud for me. Putting a couple of turbo mufflers on it and having the 1931 bumpers re-plated. Trying to decide on an interior color...a cream color perhaps? Will paint the wheels to match the interior and add just a subtle touch of pinstriping down the sides.

    Mike, thanks for putting up the picture. I finally figured out how to do it myself.

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    Here are a couple of more...
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    Very cool car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    Very cool car!
    Thank you very much. Now, if I can just keep it that way!

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    Other than the drive train, there are some subtle changes that have been made to the car. It has 1929 Ford headlights and tail lights and 1931 DeSoto bumpers (the 1930 bumpers were split like 28-29 Ford). The original grille had these ugly vertical louvers that you could open or close to adjust air going to the original honeycomb radiator. They were removed and replaced by expanded metal to cover the custom aluminum radiator. An Ididit steering column with banjo wheel goes to a power rack and pinion steering system. The only thing I would have wanted differently is possibly an OD transmission.

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    Just a thought, how about painting the fenders blue to match the body? On the interior, I'd opt for something a bit darker than cream color, like a buckskin or honey tone, or maybe oxblood/dark maroon? It's gotta please you the most!
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    Great looking car, don't see many DeSoto's around! The stock look really fits the car, very nicely done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Just a thought, how about painting the fenders blue to match the body? On the interior, I'd opt for something a bit darker than cream color, like a buckskin or honey tone, or maybe oxblood/dark maroon? It's gotta please you the most!
    Thanks for the suggestion Roger. The blue is so dark it is hard to tell it from black unless you are in full sun so it may as well be black. I like the buckskin suggestion. The cream I was thinking about is similar to buckskin.
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