73 Duster Back to life again

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  1. Scat

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    A few weeks ago i bought my dads Duster back that he bought brand new in late 72. He sold it over 17 years ago to a good freind who had pretty much put it in storage for the entire time. In that time i have asked sevreal times to buy it back and was always was told no, till this year. He had considered that i "slowed down enough" to buy it back. lol Factory 340 4 spd car.

    Here is how it sat for the longest time.

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    Day it saw Sun Light again!


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    Started a quick tear down to replace a bunch of wore out and tired suspention parts and repair the k frame

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    Got it welded up and braced better now

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    Got it out and washed up this weekend and its not that bad looking for a 44 year old car.

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      Wow- nice car
       
    • Richard McLaughlin

      Richard McLaughlin 1974 Duster 340

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      What suspension upgrades did tou make?
      Look amazing. Very cool

      How much did you pay?
       
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      Just doing poly bushings all around and all new steering and ball Joints. Paid 7500 for it a little more then what my dad sold it for. Has an original 340 T/A 6 pack he put on it in the late 70s.
       
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      Got some more work done to it the fast couple weeks. Got the entire front end rebuilt and asseblemed and got around to getting the rear tires mounted up and bolted on for the time being before i pull the rear end and check that over.
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      Also got the front brakes converted over to manual and currently resealing and checking over the 4spd.

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