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    1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    Hey can anybody help Me get a picture of a 1933 Plymouth Pickup Truck???
    I believe this Truck was produced only one year 1933.

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    Re: 1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    Did some googling,




    didn't find much, perhaps our fourm members can put the Google Hats on and pitch-in?


    Here's a links page on a site just for 1933 Plymouths

    www.ply33.com

    You might click on some of the links of the above sites or e-mail some of the contacts.


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    Re: 1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    Pretty rare truck, maybe our forum members can did up some more information or photos, one place we didn't check was Hemming's online,

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    Re: 1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    I found several sources talking about Plymouth pickups that included later model years than '33, so it appears Plymouth was building pickups for several years.

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    http://www.autogallery.org.ru/m/plymoutg.htm
    http://www.rasloto.com/gallery/gallery_dodge.html
    http://www.allpar.com/history/plymouth/pickups.html

    The last one is interesting in that it seems to refute the notion that Plymouth ever offered a factory pickup in the first place!! allpar.com is usually a very reliable source for all things Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth/DeSoto etc.
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    Re: 1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    There is no such thing as a 1933 plymouth pickup or truck of any kind. Plymouth did not start making pickups until model year 1937 with the 1/2 ton Model PT-50. The reason I say 'model year' is because they were released for sale in November 1936 but are considered 1937s. I have seen several 1933 Plymouth pickups over the years but they are all, of course, made out of sedans. The center of the car cut out and the 'tub' moved forward and welded on at the front seat. Because the car is 'square' ,the fit is exact. I think that's why so many have be made up. The boxes I've been told are usually Chevs.

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    Re: 1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    Quote Originally Posted by PC Plymouth View Post
    There is no such thing as a 1933 plymouth pickup or truck of any kind. Plymouth did not start making pickups until model year 1937 with the 1/2 ton Model PT-50. The reason I say 'model year' is because they were released for sale in November 1936 but are considered 1937s. I have seen several 1933 Plymouth pickups over the years but they are all, of course, made out of sedans. The center of the car cut out and the 'tub' moved forward and welded on at the front seat. Because the car is 'square' ,the fit is exact. I think that's why so many have be made up. The boxes I've been told are usually Chevs.
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    Re: 1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    These are definitely some beautiful trucks. Great post Mike on the links. I thought this part was weird. I as well thought the first year was 1937.hmm


    "I have heard stories of the factory building such "specials" for well-heeled dealers. But these stories have never been substantiated. And, to add a little fel to the fire, records obtained from the trade paper Automotive News indicate that 123 Plymouth trucks were registered nationwide in 1934. Now, if they never made any, how could 123 Plymouth trucks be registered in 1934??"
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    Re: 1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    I read the article at Allpar and it's does say the one truck that a photo of was obtained did show 1937/38 fenders. So it would follow it is, or maybe is the remains, of a PT-50. However how 123 Plymouth trucks would be registered in 1934 really has my interest. I've been collecting and hanging around antique Plymouths since 1977 when I bought my 1st one ,a 1929 Model U four door sedan. Since then I've owned a barn fresh 1931 PA six wire wheel sedan and presently own a 1933 PC sedan. I also am in the process of restoring a 1935 Dodge van which shares much with the '33 Plymouth.
    That's not to say my word is gospel, but in 31 years I've never seen a legitimate Plymouth pick up earlier than the 1937 PT-50. I have a photo of one in my archives that was for sale back in the '90s, in primer, for $3000. I knocked on the door of the house and of course asked how they had acquired a '33 PC pick up truck. They readily fessed up to modifing a '33 PC two door sedan and adding a Chev. box from the same vintage. With some finishing touches and a paint job you would be hard pressed to tell it's not 'real'.
    Is this how Plymouth pick ups prior to 1937 'got out there'? Are they 'urban legends'? I have many car history books including Don Butler's 'The Plymouth/DeSoto Story'. Don worked in the styling area of Chrylser and retired from there. He does not mention or show any Plymouth trucks prior to the '37 PT-50 EXCEPT some small light duty trucks that were made in 1929 and '30 under the names 'FARGO' and 'PACKET'. Both were rebadged 4 cylinder Plymouths. Chrysler stopped making them at the end of '29. There were no 1930s. Are these the 123 "Plymouths' registered in 1934? I wonder?
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    Re: 1933 Plymouth Pickup truck?????

    My second car in 1976 was a 1948 Plymouth Coupe, before it I owned a 1926 Hot Rod Model T and between the Model T and the 1948 Plymouth I almost had my dad talked into dragging home a 1937 Plymouth Coupe but because it was such a rusted out relic he stopped me. It did run and drive but it had such bad cancer it was beyond my ability to fix at age 16

    Here's one of the few pictures I have of my high school car...

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