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That really make the car look clean and smooth.

Yeah I agree. Just pulled the roof rail weather strip trim down to see what it looks like with the drip rail gone. Will need to clean up the bottom edge and body work to meet the trim a little better. With the drip rail on you cant see how bad the trim really meets the roof line. Oh, well I will address that when I get back to the body work.
 
Thanks Rich. Waiting for an update on your build.
 
So,Still waiting on some parts. So to occupy my time . I finished up cutting the other drip rail off got both sides finished now. Cut the inner tie rods so the wheels would set straight. So I moved to the shifter. The shift arm on the MA5 is very short and is just a steel rod in a ball socket. Not such a nice looking piece. So I took the shift lever apart and machined a flat on the shaft so I can bolt on a nice shift arm. The one in the picture I used from another build in the shop for a test fit. Looks much better.
 

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Started the drip rail removal. About 1/2 way done with the first rail. Pretty simple and quick to do.Although it's not my first time doing this. LOL
It really cleans up the roof line. A little late to turn back now.

Would you mind giving some pointers on this?
Thinking of doing my 69 Dart when I get back to it.
 
Well one more piece to the puzzle. Finally got the lower plenum back from machining. That was a 200 dollar mistake. So I'm back to where I left off on the intake. It's all welded back up and fit to clear the master cylinder. Now If I could just get the oil pan flange back from the water jet I could move forward. Anyway here are a couple of pictures of the intake with 2 inches cut out of the runners.
 

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So,Still waiting on some parts. So to occupy my time . I finished up cutting the other drip rail off got both sides finished now. Cut the inner tie rods so the wheels would set straight. So I moved to the shifter. The shift arm on the MA5 is very short and is just a steel rod in a ball socket. Not such a nice looking piece. So I took the shift lever apart and machined a flat on the shaft so I can bolt on a nice shift arm. The one in the picture I used from another build in the shop for a test fit. Looks much better.

Are you keeping the bench seat?

If you are, what you need is a 71-74 B-body non-console pistol grip handle, like so

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If you're going buckets I'd say you might be better off with the E-body pistol grip, looks like your shifter comes up further back than the standard A-body 4 speed so the shorter E-body handle would work better with buckets.
 
Yes keeping the bench seat. Our upholstery guy will be adding bulsters to the beach seats to keep my *** from sliding all around. LOL I do like the pistil grip shift lever. But I think I may go with a lever like the lokar midnight series lever.
 

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Yes keeping the bench seat. Our upholstery guy will be adding bulsters to the beach seats to keep my *** from sliding all around. LOL I do like the pistil grip shift lever. But I think I may go with a lever like the lokar midnight series lever.

cool Tim
 
So Still waiting on parts I need to keep moving to do what I can until I can get the drive train in. So I have been on the hunt for some heat extractors that fit the build and something that will look right on the hood. Need to get that heat from the turbo out from under the hood.
Well I found something that I think will work They fit the body lines of the hood These will work just fine. Now I need to cut the hood and build some trays to mount the heat extractors flush with the hood. I think I will paint them body color ( White ) or they may look good matte black I will ad some stainless mesh to the pockets to give it that custom touch. With not enough time to start cutting on the hood I moved back to the dash . Finished welding up the rest of the holes I won't be using and figuring out where I wanted the push button start. I think It will look pretty good when It all painted.
 

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Looking good! I'd probably keep those heat extractors black. It will set off the white a little bit and will go with the black wheels.
 
One down, One to go. Wasn't to tough to get fitted. It worked out the the under hood bracing just needed a little trim to get them to fit. I think body color now that I see them flush in the hood.
 

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Thanks guys. I just doing what I can until some parts show up.
 
So cut the other side of the hood for the heat extractors. I think they will blend in nicely. I think I will send them out to have them copied in billet aluminum. These are just to cheep/ flimsy for me.
 

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Tim,
I had the same idea about adding hood extractors a few years back but the hood almost complete and didn't want toad more time to the body guys prolonged completion date. I think that they really look good, flimsy or not.
 
Thanks Ross. Did you get your rendering of the wheels back yet?
 
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