New here. 64 polara project

1962 - 1965 Mopars

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    dukeboy_318 Well-Known Member

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    Did not know that, thanks!
     
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    Hi, welcome to the 64 Dodge world of excitment. Mine was cleaner than this when I got it. I drove it home under its own 318 power. I had tons of metal work to do. Floor repairs, lower quarters, lower legs, some trunk work. Now its all painted and looks good with its 64 Dodge 426 wedge engine (+0.060") and Cope Racing push button trans in place. Engine runs great. I need to get body back together but my back decided to go south so I await surgery. Then I'll get back to it and finish it.

    Have fun with yours, post progress pics.
    Bill
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      Looks great! Mine is now white too.
       
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      • Wtrfwl havoc

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        Well I haven't done to much more to the car in awhile. Got it completely stripped. Dash out, everything is off with the exception of the axle and front suspension, so I can move it around the shop. Surprisingly the floors look almost new so not much work there. Outside has some rot so will be some pretty good repairs there. I picked up a 440 with a 727 for it today. So anxious to get to the engine build part, but will be awhile yet. I will most likely do away with the push button transmission just cause of the difficulty I have had finding a big block transmission with cable shift for a reasonable price. Plus the engine I just bought had a transmission with it. I picked up the whole dash kit off a manual car so that takes care of the push buttons in the dash if I stay the route I am thinking, but who knows I am always changing my mind lol. The Mopar stuff has definitely been a learning curve. I have messed with Ford's my entire life, so it's been fun learning new stuff. New builder engine on the right. The old poly on the left

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        • cruizer88

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          I am just in the process of finishing my 64 Polara. If you need any help or advice let me know. It has been a long road looking for parts. Very unlike restoring a 64 Chevy that is for sure. Bill
           
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            Why is there not a Mopar parts supermarket like that for GM!!??? ha
             
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              Glad to here you are getting closer to being done. You will enjoy the ride you have built. I'll be glad just to get four wheels on mine lol.
               
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              • Dan64

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                I might as well ask on here also if any of you 64' Polara guys have a complete steering wheel and also need front turn signal assemblies.
                 
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                • bearman

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                  Dan headed to a swap meet Sunday. I will look for what you need. Problem is Mopar parts far and few. Have you looked at Kramer's
                   
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                  No, not yet but it looks like i'll have to. The roller i got was pretty complete but had fiberglass race weight bumpers and no front turn signals ,also had old beat up Grant wheel .
                   
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                  I got the glass bumpers also I installed turn signals in it looks pretty good. As for the steering wheel I'm trying to restore mine.
                   
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                    I figure chances are i'll have to restore whatever steering wheel i find also but that's ok ,I have restore the rest of the car anyway,lol.
                     
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