1939 Plymouth Pickup Hot Rod is an Apocalyptic, Airplane-Powered Piece of Art
There is so much happening with this 1939 Plymouth pickup, that it's hard to know where to look first. This vintage Plymouth barely resembles its former self with a 12.4-liter Jacobs R-755 radial engine that makes it look like something out of a Mad Max movie. It's absolutely brilliant. It was built by the Corns family, who runs a 40-acre salvage yard in Colorado with hundreds of vehicles and tens of thousands of parts. Every Wednesday they invite friends to work on a project vehicle. The rules are simple: "Love cars, bring beer, and have a sense of humor." RELATED: See Photos of the 1937 Ford Pickup
This project started when Gary Corns bought a ragged 1939 Plymouth truck over 30 years ago. It sat there until one day they found an old seaplane with that beautiful radial engine bolted to the front. An idea was born.
According to Silodrome, it started up without much trouble and they got to work on fitting it into their truck. New parts were fabricated, a new tube chassis replaced the old, and countless modifications were made to turn a truck and an engine that were never meant to be together into a wholly new vehicle.
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