72 Duster build - Pro touring slant six

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    Thanks everyone!

    It's been fun to get to it back on the road and use as a slow in town cruiser. The plan for a while is to keep the slant in it since it is running smooth and button up the rest of the car. One day when funds allow I'll probably get a another motor but that will be a few years away. I do like the idea of the slant with a supercharger or turbo though so that might happen. But for now I'm going to focus on the exhaust, paint, and remaining suspension parts.

    The spoiler is a $25 69 camaro from ebay. It fits surprisingly well for not being designed for it. Just needed to drill a couple holes in the bumper brackets and it fit great.
     
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    One project I got done recently was got the hood scoop painted. Just need to mark and drill all the mounting holes.

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      Nicely done!
       
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      This build is like looking into my brain and seeing my ideas come to life! Lol. From the Challenger console, to the T/A stripes and side exhaust. I’d even done a rough photochop a few years ago to see how it’d look.
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      I definitely vote for the T/A stripes, I would however, also do the blackout on the hood, cowl and tops of the doors and fender to complete the look.

      Beautiful car! I look forward to seeing more of it!
       
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        I like the look of that pic. Do you know of anyone making that stripe? I have seen the AAR stripe so I might give that one a shot.
         
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        I to also know that feeling, feels good man.
         
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        What an amazing build simple clean and keeping the six...
        Good job sir
         
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        I dig the build. Nice wheels btw!
         
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        Nicely done!
         
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        Man, I love what you have been doing to this car. The seats and center console are perfect. The gauges also look fantastic!
         
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        Could you do me a huge favor and measure from the edge of the ash tray to the front of the shifter opening and to the rear of the shifter opening? I’d like to install a Challenger console but would like to see if my shifter will clear, before I buy a console, or if I’ll have to custom make a shifter. Thanks.
         
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        Nice car! Great work!!! Hey man, can ya loan me a few hundred $ !!!!!!!! lol
         
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        Awesome build! Your car turned out great. I will be picking your brain for your latest wheel and tire info. What size tires are you running and what is the wheel backspacing? My build is heading in a very similar direction as yours
         
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        I'll try and measure it up tonight. It took quite a bit of trimming to get the hurst shifter in there but it did fit...Just barely.
         
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        Thanks! Tires are 275/35/18 all the way around and the backspace is 6.25" front and 5.25 rear. The fronts might be a little different as the brake kit pushes the track width out another 3/16" and I had to roll the fender lips and do some minor trimming at the corners. The rears took some trimming too, about 1/2" off the lips and I kinda wish I added another 1/8" of backspace as they stick out just a tad further than I thought they would. But I'm still very happy with the fitment.
         
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        Thank you, that helps me out a lot! It looks like you didn't have to mini tub your car to fit those either. I've been going back and forth about doing the mini tub and if those fit your car without it, I believe I will try them on mine before I cut up the wheel wells.
         
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        Sounds good! I’m running a 5 speed so the size of the shifter won’t be a problem so much as shifter location
         
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        Alright from the ash tray to farthest point of the shifter opening is a little over 9" and 7" to the shorter section. Where mine is placed the shifter starts about 3/4" from the ash tray. The measurements of the opening all by itself is 8 1/4" on the driver side, 6.25" on the passenger side and 5 1/4" across. The console could also be moved forward or back an inch and still be comfortable. I would think with a manual it will fit easily as long as it gets centered in the console. Could even use the stock boot for it for a clean look.

        Let me know if that works or if you need any other measurements.

        shifter location 1001.jpg shifter location 1002.jpg shifter location 1003.jpg
         
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        No problem. Yeah the only thing modified was cutting and rolling the lips. Leaf springs are still in the stock location but I do kinda wish I tubbed it. 315's would have looked so cool back there..maybe someday.
         
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        I’ll be able to use those measurements for sure! Thanks so much!
         
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