440 Alternative Body choices

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  1. Budnicks

    Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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    C-bodies tend to be available & cheap to purchase
    not so cheap to make look nice

    A-bodies aren't too crazy 'yet'

    even the early to mid 60's A-bodies,
    not anywhere near as popular or as expensive
    should be able to find one cheap enough

    there's always a D-100
    albeit they are getting priced out of relm too
    a rusty ol' Dodge Van may be an alternative

    there's always the Rat Rod craze, not really my deal
    but it's an option

    old Jap Crap box from the 60's 70's mini truck
    or 2dr sedan/HT
    light, lots of fab work to keep you entertained
     
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    Mini Van converted to rear wheel drive with the 440 mounted inside the van behind the driver/passenger seats.
     
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      Gotta find one first which there is to much overpriced junk imo in canada
       
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      Now thats an.idea
       
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      AMC looking at them cheap and ugly lol
       
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        Yes i had Ford on my mind too ✌
         
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          Fitzees Fabrication on YT is putting a gen 2 or 3 in a toyota
           
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              Yes sir now thats a thought✌
               
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                With the borders shut down and.US to canadian for me i need to purchase in Canada.....but u never know
                 
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                Like a Cordoba ...but cant find one
                 
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                  Check out our "Under 10K for sale" thread, or the "Wish it was closer craigslist" thread on FABO.

                  Since ALL of those are still too far from me, logic dictates they are all right next to you!
                   
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                  Corvettes make for a pretty good Mopar swap. You can find 74-81's pretty cheap especially not running and they handle fairly well and have decent brakes. I've seen a couple with 340's that work quite well. You'd have to measure to make sure the 440 would fit without issue.
                   
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                    Boy, would that piss off corvette owners! MORE than enough reason to do it!!!
                    Btw, strangest swap i ever saw was a 440 into a 57 ranchero.
                    I agree with Darter6, i would look on craigs list, or racing junk, for a gasser candidate.
                     
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                          I would much rather see a Mopar in a 30-something Ford than a GM motor. Having a flathead would be cool too, but that's a different subject. Good Luck
                           
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                          440 in a van, local guy in the early 70's did a 454 chevy in a 60's Ford Econoline. Had a little trouble with overheating but that was solvable. Don't know what rear he had in it but he had tires that were 15 or 16 inches wide. Could do wheelies like nothing.
                           
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