1948 Plymouth Coupe

Bob Beck
Port Hueneme, CA

After running a full-house flattie for 12 years, Bob finally decided on a stock 1980 Chevrolet 305 built by Engine City in Sun Valley, CA, with an Edelbrock manifold topped with a Quadra-jet 750 cfm carb and lots of chrome goodies. The ignition system is a stock GM point style distributor. A Flow-Kooler water pump helps keep the Mopar cool on the highways. Exhaust flows through '78 Malibu manifolds, 2' pipes and a couple of glass pak mufflers. The tranny is a '77 GM Turbo 350 with a B&M shift kit and 1800 stall converter, built by Ron Fida in Simi Valley, CA.

Bob used the stock Mopar frame with IFS, cutting 2" out of the front coil springs, and using Mr. Street Rod in Simi Valley, CA shock mounts. The front brakes are from a Volari using a Corvette master cylinder. The '48 rolls around on painted 15" wheels with baby moons running 235/78x15 rear tires and 205/70x15 up front. The bumper bolts on the front bumper have been shaved for a smoother look.

Body & Interior:
The all stock '48 delivery body sports a black enamel paint job with yellow, red & white flames. Bob got help from buddies Mike Bishop & Ron Miller to lay on the flames, while Ernie Miller laid down the pinstriping. To see better at night, Bob replaced the stock seal beam headlights with halogen lights. Inside Bob kept the Mopar fairly stock keeping the original steering column and bench seat. Bob and Gonzales Upholestery in Burbank, CA did the carpets, headliner and seat in grey material.