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  1. retroron

    retroron FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I know this isn't an A body, but I though some of you might like to follow me on my 68 Charger build. I'm using a full perimeter frame from the Roadster Shop with a new drive line, a Gen3 392 hemi with a 8HP70 8 speed. This should be a fun build, no pressure to get it done, and it will most likely be the last one.

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    • retroron

      retroron FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      8HP70

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      • Joey4speed

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        Nice lookin B Body.
         
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        • kursplat

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          is that an "off the rack" frame they have or did you specify the pick up points? guessing the later since the motor mounts are already to go.
           
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          The chassis was “specked” for engine, suspension and read end, but basically it’s “off-the-shelf”
           
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          • Gearhed73

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            High end for sure.
             
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            • Garrett Ellison

              Garrett Ellison Amateur driver on public roadway, do not imitate.. FABO Gold Member

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              • HemiDenny

                HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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                pretty cool build. I hope you keep us posted with regular updates. Looks like coil overs hanging at the rear...4 bar, 3 bar?....what ya got going back there. Are their plans for a roll bar?

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                Hi Denny, it’s a 4 bar triangulated ford 9 inch. Don’t think at my age I’m going to need a roll cage. Coffin maybe but not a cage!.
                I’ll keep the pictures coming.
                 
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                  72bluNblu FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                  Daaaaayyyyuuummm.

                  Fancy. :thumbsup:
                   
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                  • retroron

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                    6EC49442-820F-42A9-93DB-47A6E660BE06.jpeg Body is mated to the chassis, tomorrow the engine and transmission get set in the chassis.

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                    • HemiDenny

                      HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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                      I watch in amazement and to learn......doing something along your line of thinking, but mine hasn't got too far off the "cocktail napkin".

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                      • retroron

                        retroron FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                        Having seen some of your stuff and reading your previous posts, I think wherever you come to rest, you’ll do just fine.
                         
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                        • retroron

                          retroron FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                          Well, the body is on the chassis. It seems I've got a size 6 engine and a size 5 body. Next plan is to move the engine back and down to gain hood clearance.

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                          • retroron

                            retroron FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                            Picked a color today, plus a couple pictures of the progress. Going to have to work on lowering the engine.

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                            • kursplat

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                              how low is the oil pan hanging?
                               
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                              retroron FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                              At the moment the pan is above the bottom of the chassis. To get the engine under the hood, the engine needs to drop about 2 inches.
                               
                            • Bodyperson

                              Bodyperson Pedal to the metal

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                              • retroron

                                retroron FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                Thank you. If only the shop was mine. The car is at South City Rod and Custom. Fabulous fabricators!!!

                                Compani Color will be painting the car, I picked the color from their palette wheel. So (I’m smiling) the color is: C2M MR368.42
                                 
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                                Bodyperson Pedal to the metal

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                                Those are Glasurit numbers. Good stuff. That's what I like to use. Hats off to South City Rods and Customs.
                                 
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                                  Bodyperson Pedal to the metal

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                                  Went to the big city today. Did some running around while the fixed my phone in less than an hour. Took this for the farmers out there. Looks like a pretty good cut. 20200820_124733.jpg
                                   
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                                  I’d send you a picture of the landscape here, but it’s hard to photograph smoke!
                                   
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                                  • Bodyperson

                                    Bodyperson Pedal to the metal

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                                    Sorry... that was meant for a different thread.
                                     
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                                    Bodyperson Pedal to the metal

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                                    And sorry about the smoke too. I feel your pain. I often think about all of you suffering there.
                                     
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                                    Here’s a picture of the fenders mocked up. You can see how much higher the engine sits, it’s going have to go down.

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