1971 340 Duster Rebuild

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    To start off the car has been sitting for 3yrs because i was afraid to drive it due to front suspension. Bought all my parts and finally started on the teardown.


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    Had to shift some stuff around to get it in the garage and dug my 340 out of the corner 20161228_181313.jpg
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    New suspension parts and Doug's headers

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    Nice car
     
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    The 360 with factory exhaust come s out 20170101_184640.jpg 20170101_184013.jpg 20170101_184028.jpg
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Now to start suspension tear down
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    Fourty years of crud on the upper control arm
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    this is why i was scared to drive the right side looked like it was going to fall off
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    uppers pressed, cleaned and painted.


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    On the lowers i just used the poly bushings if i dont like them i press the sleeve and install oem style


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    Nice toys in the bahn !
     
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    first installed the 360




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    My dads garage the blue soft tail is mine, 3 bay garage packed full it hold 2014 Ram with 850 miles, 23ft Triton bass boat, Honda Shadow, Harley Electraglide, 2 Harley softails, and 4 atvs barely got my car in.
     
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    Good luck with your car. I'm going through my car, Front end will probably be this summer, maybe next winter. I usually make it to Greer each Oct. for a music festival, might have to be there in August this year as well for the Eclipse.
     
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    Hoping to get it done so my dad can have fun with it this year at the track since it was his car and he is not in the best of health, i want him to have at least one season at Greer Dragway in his old car which has only went down the track 3 times since the 80's
     
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      Well it is coming along waiting on my studs to come in then clean up paint and put shocks on
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      Cleaned up engine bay


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      Started cleaning the motor

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