Back in the 1940's, the original 1932 Plymouth PB roadster body tub and trunk was vertically cut in half (front to rear) and the entire tub was widened 6 inches. The 1938-9 Graham Sharknose hood was cut lengthwise completely in half and narrowed 5 inches and chopped down a couple of inches with a custom top cowl fabricated to the tilting chopped windshield which is a 1930’s mopar of some kind. The Graham Sharknose grille and side hoods are custom narrowed and curved to fit the body and the Sharknose front apron cut and reshaped to fit between the front 1932
The top of the ’32
Overall, the car is assembled with parts from 1932-1939 with the exception of smaller items which might have been added later on, (hood ornament, Fenton headers and intake, Tru-spoke wheels).
This car is basic; it has no: top, windows, inside handles, turn signals, heater, radio, seat belts, wipers, emergency brake… no options except fog lights. The electrical system is still a 6-volt system and body filler is lead. The engine is a 1937 Dodge truck flathead six, with a 3-speed on the floor and that’s about it; it runs good and is rust free. It is in ok scruffy condition, carrying probably a 30 year old redo of paint/ interior, etc., so it may not look exactly as it did in its original 1940’s custom design. This is where we need your help to identify the original custom configuration.
If you would like to see the front, side and rear of the Dudley Sportster as it compares to an original 1932 Plymouth Business roadster that it started from, check these photos out!