1962 Dodge Lancer

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  1. Wayne Miller

    Wayne Miller 1962 Dodge Lancer Wagon

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    Several pictures of my 1962 Lancer purchased Oct.2017. First three pictures of vehicle as purchased. Like the pink Breather and has anyone seen window blinds on a Lancer???
    Gauge package all restored and ready to be installed in dash.
    Engine compartment all cleaned up and motor rebuilt.

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      Nice ride
       
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        The blinds were a nice option back then. LOL
         
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        Nice work, that /6 looks well built! 65'
         
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        I like the work you've done. Lets see more!
         
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        You & Hyperpak need to exchange notes.
         
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        Great work!
         
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        It looks great Wayne! I noticed you have silver gauge faces, is your wagon a 170 series? Mine is a 770 and the dash has black faces.
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      • Wayne Miller

        Wayne Miller 1962 Dodge Lancer Wagon

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        I’ve been in contact with him.
        mine is a 770 and had black gauges. I replaced them with the white ones as they were all cleaned up and calibrated.
         
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        Hyper_pak Old School Chrysler Fan

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        Interesting, I wonder why the bezels are different. You have the fender tag?
         
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        Looks very promising, Wayne! I'm just checking in with my '62 Valiant V-200 mo' do' that has a 408 C.I. LA engine because us early-series A-body guys gotta stick together.

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      • Wayne Miller

        Wayne Miller 1962 Dodge Lancer Wagon

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        Nice Valiant. I bet its also pretty quick.
        Whats in the background on the rotisserie.
         
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        Nice stuff. Dang, It's a wagon. I need photos of trunk floor extensions to see what they look like.
         
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        Wayne Miller 1962 Dodge Lancer Wagon

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        I purchased the gauges at Mopar Fest in New Hamburgh this past summer they were all rebuilt so I didn't bother with my originals.
        I have a set of Silver and set of Black gauges and Bezels that need reconditioned.
        The fender tag reads Body Style 776 and Build date May 23/62
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        Nice!!
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        A 1960 Porsche 356B Super coupe that I've owned for 45 years.
         
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        Mine is 776 also. How did you determine the build date? On my fender tag I have an A3, L1 and Q5, 635 Trim and WW1 Paint.
         
      • Wayne Miller

        Wayne Miller 1962 Dodge Lancer Wagon

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        I may be wrong referring to it as build date.
        The 4 numbers in the bottom left are Shipping Order # Planned delivery date. Month/Date
        Mine is 05 (May) 23 (Date).
        Do you know what the numbers are under the 1-0 and the alphabet are.
         
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        Ok, if that is the case mine was 06 14. I kind of know what they mean, they are partial numbers for optional equipment. So for example if a 3.23 rear was selected it might be under a letter, and they would use one of the numbers, like the 3. My car had an AM Radio, a Heater, Auto Transmission, dual horns, 2 seat wagon. No side view mirrors, no seat belts, manual rear glass, no backup lights, don't know about wheel covers, tire size, etc.
         
      • Wayne Miller

        Wayne Miller 1962 Dodge Lancer Wagon

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        Haven't found any reference as to the relationship of the numbers to letters. If I do I will forward to you.
        My Lancer came with AM radio, Heater, Auto Transmission, 2 seat wagon, side view mirrors, seat belts, manual rear glass, and back up lights. The two passenger window blinds were a nice touch. Maybe they were a one of. LOL
        In the pictures above the car had red bucket seats when I purchased. The previous owner took the bench seat out. I managed to get the original bench back from him.
         
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        Great job!!
        I admit I love my 62 Lancer 170 model. It is still work in progress. I love it but the wife has actually claimed it!!! Go figure!!! I will get a pic, but details are I have done all the body work, and redone some more again, and will reshoot it in the WW1 white ( again). Wife is more particular than me!
        The original 170 slant had no compression so I have a good 225 to drop in, change the wobbly col shift (manual) to floor shift, and keeping it a 3 speed.
        I wold like to have another to go with this one, but scarce, and overpriced when I see one ( usually 1000 mi away!)
        I did find a plenty rusty lancer wagon last year for $2000 at a bone yard. Complete, but overpriced for this conservative soul!!!
        Yes use Early A body guys do have to stick together!!
         
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