1976 ugly duster

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    Good morning, new to the whole muscle car scene. Ive been a 4x4 truck hoarder my whole life. While searching for car projects for my twin boys I drug home a 1976 Duster, 6 cyl manual 4 speed with OD, with brown/gold paint that hasn’t ran in 20 years. My wife took one look and said “thats ugly, i aint riding in it”. And 76 ugly duster was born.
     
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    Nice find, I think they only made them a 1/2 a year. I had a '76 Volare wagon with a /6 and 4 OD and loved that setup. Post some pics of that Ugly Duster.
     
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    Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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    Welcome to the site, let's see the pics.
    Maybe it's not as ugly as your wife thinks it is...........
     
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    Dicer The past is practice. FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome to FABO, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". I am sure you and the boys will turn that Duster into a thing of beauty. We love pictures.....
     
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    pauly MOPAR or no car! FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome. Played with trucks myself for a lot of years and then a 70 Duster followed me home. Eight years later, it’s still a long ways from seeing the road!!
     
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    All right, i got my picture to load. You gotta admit, she aint attractive, yet. I will try to get more to load.
     
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    Shes got fold down rear seats, and the room behind it and the trunk separater. No badging. I kow plymouth made all kinds of funny names. It was factory brown/gold, but they did not make a gold duster in 76 correct? It has the fiberboard headliner and OD 4 with 225, but not aluminum bumper mounts so it shouldnt be a feather duster right? and It does have fold down rear seats with a trunk divider, is that a possible space duster?

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      So why is there soo many more parts (grilles, taillights etc for the 71-73 than later dusters? Ive read they sold pretty well the whe time right?
       
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        My boys are savages. One found a 69 mustang (were building a 351w) one found a 60 amc american, And I brought home the real muscle (well, hopefully after a motor swap, Cant let a mustang show dad up)
         
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          That’s a good question and I’m not sure of the answer. My guess is that as the gas wars got worse, a lot of them were driven into the ground and ended up crushed or in the boneyards. Not sure why the 70-72 era seems to more prevalent
           
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          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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          woah, old school music

          if you are set on keeping the 76 front end, put up a want add, plenty of us dislike it enough to swap it out for a 70-72 front end

          so, with those 4x4s...any traildusters or ramchargers in there?
           
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