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  1. Mopower71

    Mopower71 Speed Demon

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    Are you going to go with a cowl hood for it?
     
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    onehellofadart Well-Known Member

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    Wow !
     
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    moparracer Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Adam. She's gonna be nice
     
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    AdamR Big Member

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    No, Im gonna use the hood I have.
     
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    jloshotz Well-Known Member

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    You are a maniac. Been spending alot of time at home i see....I mean, it's only been about 2 weeks since i've seen the car and you did a f*ck of alot in that short time. Did you get the front glass out in one piece?
     
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    AdamR Big Member

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    Yup, front and rear bolth came out with out a crack and I did them myself. Doesnt matter though because I have a differant front Im going to use and a spare rear.
     
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    OldVart Well-Known Member

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    Adam, did you manage to save the front and rear window rubbers, and if so, how did you manage to get them out. The windshield and back pane are the only things I still have to remove from the Valiant, and the rubber gaskets are in exceptionally good condition, so I was planning on saving them if possible. If it's too much of a hassle I'll just take the blade to them and cut the glass out.
     
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    AdamR Big Member

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    I cut them out. It was the only way they would budge. It sucks, there $80 each.
     
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    OldVart Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Adam. I tried all the normal tricks with mine, but I think I'll have to follow your lead on this one - cuttum' up & gettum' out. :)
     
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    I hope you know what your doing. I remeber when we though that car was "perfect"! I hate seeing a good running car get gutted. But its all for a good cause. Drove around my block today for the first time in 6 or 7 years, you might remember a yellow 72 or 73 charger by the firehouse. Its a big block car. Has 400 !!! anyway that is one hell of a nice car jloshotz posted with his thread! P.S. we are busting out the bleachfest 98' 99' 2000 video's. we should download the shot of your car and when the stumpjumper and firechief pulled up. OH ! stupid question that has nothing to do with A-bodies, I know there was a 413 RB for passenger cars. Did they ever make a low compression or non HP 426 (not hemi) motor? just curious. Also, did only max wedge heads have 4 bolt valve covers or all 413-426 ci of that era. Wish I had a yellow 69 roadrunner.
     
  11. AdamR

    AdamR Big Member

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    Dave can you make copies of those videos for me ?

    Yes on the non hp, non max wedge 426's. they were just 426 wedge motors, I think about 325-350 horse. The earley heads had 4 bokt valve covers also.
     
  12. lemonboy69

    lemonboy69 It's JUST a Slant Six...

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    It's too bad you're so far from Chicago... my body guy resurrected my '69 from the Chicago rust!!

    Check out my site for some inspirational pics!

    http://mikescuda.net

    Mike
     
  13. valiantwagonguy

    valiantwagonguy Well-Known Member

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    Nice car man ! Your doing a really good job repairing that rust. You are lucky that you have so little to fix . This photo is what my wagon looked like before I attacked the rust in the trunk area . RUST SUCKS !!!
     
  14. AdamR

    AdamR Big Member

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    Not much more done at this point. I managed to get all the silacone out odf the window channels and some under coating and seam sealer scrapped.
     
  15. duster340

    duster340 street racer

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    adam that is one completely disasembled car you got!
    does not look to bad there is some rust but i know you wil fix it!
     
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    Rare TA Well-Known Member

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    Looks like your making good progress. I'm just setting here waiting till spring to get started on our Dart. It's been 3 years since we finished our Road Runner and I'm chomping at the bit to get started on another. It's been fun just cruising the past few summers but it's time to get dirty again.
     
  17. AdamR

    AdamR Big Member

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    Just a little update. I havent done much lately.

    Heres the passanger side 1/4 after I pulled a big chunk of plastic off it. All the metal rotted away from the inside and the filler was all that was left. It was about a 1/4" thick.

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    Trunk floor cleaned up. All the seam sealer scraped out.

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  18. AdamR

    AdamR Big Member

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    Rear valance needs help.

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    Rocker panel

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    Lots of scraping of under coating.

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  19. onehellofadart

    onehellofadart Well-Known Member

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    Lots of hard work going on there Adam.
     
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    halfaed Well-Known Member

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    What ever you do, don't get discouraged! When it is all done you will feel so good about yourself you won't be able to stop smiling! I myself know what you are going through, and it does feel good when you get done!!!!!!!!
    I can't wait for spring.
     
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    halfaed Well-Known Member

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    By the way......I think it's looking good!
     
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    halfaed Well-Known Member

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    One more thing. To feel like you are getting stuff done, Just work on the front of the car or the rear until it's done, then move on. I find this helps to motivate me when I start to loose steam.

    This is what I was into about a year and a half ago!

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    Man, what a lot of work. Never would have guessed the car had that much rust. But not for long. Good work man, keep it up.
     
  24. AdamR

    AdamR Big Member

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    I didnt think it was going to need this much work either. Every panel needs attention except for the passanger side door.. If it wasnt for the fact that the frame and floor boards are solid and the new suspension under it I would be starting with something else.
     
  25. bill paynter

    bill paynter 67 Cuda

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    If I stipped mine down that far it would'nt go back together
    looks like your doing great job good
     
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