Drove My “New” Duster

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  1. SpeedThrills

    SpeedThrills FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    In 2008, I bought a 74 Dart Sport with a 198 slant, three on the tree, manual steering, manual brakes. Today, 14 years later, I drove it! Now it has a high compression 360, modified 727 and a 4.10 9 inch rear. I also changed the body to look like a early Duster.
    The test drive pointed out more things I need to address. I’ve gotten a lot of help on here and really appreciate it! I am 63 years old and I think this is a midlife crisis car. It is completely impractical, but what a blast! Thank you to everyone! I know, I know, if there ain’t no pictures, it didn’t happen! My wife is going to shoot a video of me cruising down the street in it and I will post that.
    Lately, I’ve driven a couple members crazy regarding battery in the trunk. I apologize! upload_2022-5-13_22-7-32.jpeg
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    • 66fyssh

      66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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      Success!! Progress!! Have fun with it.

      Us "old guys" appreciate them cause we were there when they were first made (well, I was 3 years old in 66 when my Barracuda was built).

      Tear up the streets. I'm afraid my neighbors are going to make me start pressure washing all my rubber marks off our subdivision streets soon!!! I can't help myself, lol.
       
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      • mopar head

        mopar head Well-Known Member

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        Debeaking any beaker is cool by me. Have fun:lol:
         
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        • jimmer

          jimmer Well-Known Member

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          Thanks for sharing.
          I'm happy you are getting to finally enjoy your duster.
          I hope you make many fond memories cruising it !
           
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          • mopar head

            mopar head Well-Known Member

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            Dustart?
            Dartter?
            I like Dartster:)
             
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            • memike

              memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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              Congratulations! Happy to see you have it road ready, to a point you can drive it :thumbsup:
               
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              • Demonx2

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                Good for you!!! These small blocks just beg for some heavy right foot. Enjoy it!!
                 
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                • Vs29H1B

                  Vs29H1B Well-Known Member

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                  Thats quite the transformation and great job sticking it out to this point - 14 years since the start.
                   
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                  • RustyRatRod

                    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                    Crisis? Let's be positive. Call it a mid life celebration. lol Looks good!
                     
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                    • Car Nut

                      Car Nut Mopar Master

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                      Congrats.

                      I can’t wait to get to that point.
                       
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                      • CFD244

                        CFD244 These pretzels are making me thirsty. FABO Gold Member

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                        Awesome job. Let 'r rip!:thumbsup:
                         
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                        • barbee6043

                          barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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                          A man needs a little FUN in life!!
                           
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                          • A56

                            A56 MoPar Affliction FABO Gold Member

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                            Looks great, enjoy the feeling of reliving your youth.
                             
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                              I'm a member !
                               
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                              • SpeedThrills

                                SpeedThrills FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                My wife shot a video today. No smoky burnouts, no screaming neighbors, no cops chasing me. Just a simple putt putt down the road.
                                But, my not so smart phone doesn’t want to post it.
                                Thanks for all the replies. Y’all know where my head’s at.
                                Hopefully, the future will bring e.t.’s in the high 11’s, and then paint work. I’ll do what bodywork I can.
                                Thanks again, everyone. :thankyou::thumbsup::)
                                 
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