72 Scamp and 440 Work in Progress

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    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    So huge step today. Got the Scamp in the garage. Got the hood off and getting ready to remove the /6 and tranny. Plans are a healthy 440 Auto Cruiser on the weekends.


    It never fails that you start a project and figure out you need stuff already lol. Discovered the hood where it meets the hinges is rotted out. Ill post progress but it will be slow. Im a 1 man show and learning as I go.
     
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    avarageerod Well-Known Member

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    cool car. even cooler with a 440 :supz:
     
  3. pettybludart

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    Glad to see you got it in the garage Josh,let the project begin!LOL.You,ve got tons of room for working in there.Need to see some tools layin around,floors to clean?LOL
     
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    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    My build window is 1 year. But Ive been collecting parts for nearly 2 years now. I sure hope its a runner when Im done.


    Who has used a fiberglass hood and like it?
     
  5. 72ScampTramp

    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    Oh that was right after I got it in and the floors were clean. Not so much now, and tools are out. I have to say who ever invented the AIR RATCHET is a freaking genious.
     
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    Cool Scamp! Im building a 70 Dart with 451/470 and Im just as slow if not slower at posting progress pics,lol.
     
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    sneke_eyez 1974 Dodge Dart 2dr 318V8

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    Looks like a good beginning to me!
     
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    looks like a really solid base to start with, good luck on the build!!
     
  9. 72ScampTramp

    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    72 Scamp
    440 .030 over
    Stealth Heads
    LY rods
    Forged Crank
    TRW/Speed Pro .030
    Pro-Parts headers
    4.10 Gears
    3500 Stall
    Weiend Tunnel ram with 2x600 prepped holleys
    MSD Ignition
    Gear Drive
    Roller Rockers .

    Backed by a 727 automatic, Dana 60 with 4.10 gears. Mini tub is in order need to patch the floors as well. Quarters are a rotting but the rest of the car is pretty straight.
     
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    Good deal....looking forward to seeing the build...I like your idea about the best gun salesman...any questions will be answered promptly....your friend Eric
     
  11. 72ScampTramp

    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    I hope tonight I have the motor out. Im a first timer at alot of this stuff and its a learning process. But im confident. I just need to get off work already and go home and attack it.
     
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    Josh,mark all hinges when removing panels,hood,doors,trunklid.This way when re-installing no need for aligning them up for fit.
     
  13. 72ScampTramp

    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    You mean just circle the bolt holes? I guess Im lost on that statement Scott
     
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    good luck with the project...gonna keep it the same color? :)
     
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    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    No Im torn between 3 colors. Petty Blue, Silver Metallic and Hunter Green Metallic. Something tells me the Silver will be the easiest to paint though.
     
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    Take a scratchall and drag along the hinges on the door hinges,hood hinges(oh well,already off)trunk hinges.You know the metal hinges that hold these panels on?LOL
     
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    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    I figured thats what you ment. Now for the noob question. When I go to resurface all this how do you transfer it all over?
     
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    This is why you use a scratchall instead of a marker(pen)it,ll leave a deeper scratch in the metal so when repainted,you,ll still see the marks for lining up the doors and such.
     
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    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    Your build is gonna be cool, Josh. I sure wish there was a way for me to get that slant. LOL
     
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    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    Bruce is getting a good amount of parts off it.
     
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    You can do it like pettyblue suggested. But what I like for aligning stuff is a pair of 1/8 holes drilled through the hinge and into the sheetmetal behind. That way you can also use a small punch in the holes to help finese them into perfect position. And no scratches!
     
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    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    UPDATE /6 IS OUT. Next out comes the front suspension. Clean up of firewall inner fenders Primer and I have a new BB k frame and suspension to go in.
     
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    Looks like you had fun doing that...next time jack up the rear of the car when installing or pulling the engine and tranny together...makes it a little easier...keep up the good work...Eric
     
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    72ScampTramp Scamp Tramp

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    Day 3 Got the fenders, bumper and hood latch pulled bagged and tagged. Took the wire wheel round the bay to look for rust. Everything is very solid. I got 1 spot where the battery tray was that may need work but other wise good shape.


    Tomorrows plan is to get the /6 loaded for the scrapper. Roll the car out sweep the floor good roll it back and finish dropping the K Frame and load that up.
     
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    PanGasket has cork sides

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    Lookin good josh!!
     
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