'62 Fired up for the 1st time in 35 years !!

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This Belvedere was a Drag car at Scribner Raceway in Nebraska back in the early 80's. Fired her up with a 413, installed over the last few months. Sounds Awesome, it's been a really fun build. Some final tweaks are needed but happy to hear her roar. Still wearing her colors, although a bit faded from years ago. Original decals too !!

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Perfect looks the way it sits. Patina is very popular right now.
If it were mine I would leave the war paint !
 

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They are more fun that way.
Most,not all cars that are done perfect with $20K invested in paint only,just sit most of the time.
 

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I like it as It is. I have a 63 dodge just like that old race car with lettering from the 80's when it was raced.
 

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Mine looked almost exactly like that when i got it! Including the white paint and old speed decals.(usually over dents or bondo). Patina wasntpopular then , so it got a cheap coat of paint.
 

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This Belvedere was a Drag car at Scribner Raceway in Nebraska back in the early 80's. Fired her up with a 413, installed over the last few months. Sounds Awesome, it's been a really fun build. Some final tweaks are needed but happy to hear her roar. Still wearing her colors, although a bit faded from years ago. Original decals too !!

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Hi! love the asymetric dash nicer look than dodge 62
 

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This Belvedere was a Drag car at Scribner Raceway in Nebraska back in the early 80's. Fired her up with a 413, installed over the last few months. Sounds Awesome, it's been a really fun build. Some final tweaks are needed but happy to hear her roar. Still wearing her colors, although a bit faded from years ago. Original decals too !!

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What's the name on the door?

Are they heat shields on the exhaust manifolds? I've never seen that before.

I have a 63 dodge just like that old race car with lettering from the 80's when it was raced.

And have we ever seen any pics of this car? :rolleyes:
 

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man that is just cool i would drive the wheels off of it
The original driver and owner contacted me today and we are trying to send the car home, it has a long family history, from father to cousin to friend to son.... we'll see where it goes... I want to drive it a little before it goes..
 

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Very very neat really like the old war paint look to it as well.
 

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Well guys, I've taken the 62' about as far as I can. Thinking about passing her on to a new owner. Please give me your thoughts. Thanks, " Cheese"
 

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What happened with the original driver and owner from your Sept. 10 post last year?
 
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