What is everyone working on in the off season.

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  1. malex

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    just wondering what all the guys are up to over the winter... post them up.

    For me, I got this old Dart to keep me busy till the track opens in a few more months. Yeah I know it's an A body but I do bleed B-body..

    Got the bottom ready to epoxy prime. Mini Tubs, Springs relocated, frame connectors, front floor boards, rear spare tire tub, etc. Raised the tub 3" too so it doesnt hang down like a donut.
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    Fuel cell and battery located.
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    Roll bar installed and left quarter removed.
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    The Superstock look.
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    Tub to wheel opening work happening.
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    Tire mock up. Heater delete, radio delete, fuel filler delete.
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    Stripping remaining old paint off. All metal work done. Next up, finish body work.
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    That's what's going on over at my place this winter. Work by day, ache at night.
     
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    • 400sforever

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      Goin to put a 12 valve Cummins in that even tho it's a chevy haha

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        Goin to put a 4 speed in the 68 most likely

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          Might do a little more tuning on the Plymouth. .maybe put a manual valve body in it for better tire chirping

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            Working on getting the Kenworth in line. 20181125_141212.jpg 20181201_142407.jpg
             
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            • malex

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              Have you got all the parts for the conversion?
               
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              Got to take the motor out of the 66 due to bad rear main oil leak

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                Can't roll in a new one? Pan should come down easy the the drag link out of the way? I've had success with the rear seal when clocking them. By doing so it helps guilde the retainer into the right position.
                 
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                  I think I've got most of the stuff located from a local mopar parts guy for the 4 speed conversion but I'm sure I'm missing something
                   
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                    I wanted to make this 72 a mild drag car this winter but I'm pretty booked now!

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                      Then I have to keep my wife happy too

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                        Well the guy that built that motor in the 66 is goin to warranty the leak. .its a 4 speed car.
                         
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                        • Bigfoots N Mopars

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                          Stuffing this junk in the back

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                            A new tachometer,+ a new carpet,all ways had black in all my cars so this time went with blue,i think its going to make the white interior pop.
                             
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                              20181229_110626.jpg Malex, your work ethic, speed, and quality amaze me. My trans is freshened up. The new spool and gear are done. I'm going to paint the wheel spokes a different color. The real work is another N/SS car. My friend is building one similar to mine, 64Polara 500. Cage, mounts, and brackets are done. Body is in 2nd prime coat. Same guy painting as mine. Black with a red gut. Motor is done. KB 540" by Best Machine. Made a touch over 960hp. I'm doing the Dana and trans now. When it comes out of paint I'll wire it up.
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                                Nice set up. Are the tubs getting moved inbound too?
                                If your spring perches aren't strapped you may want to consider doing that as well.
                                 
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                                Thanks Doug! Everyday I like to get something done. Got new neighbours, the Mrs asked Jan, what does he do in there all day... LOL. She'd never understand...
                                That 64 Polara 500 is going to be a beautiful car! Fast too.. The picture shows the quality already, Can't wait to see the progress on it.
                                Dana, yeah that reminde me, I have to get some parts on order to finish mine up one of these days.
                                HNY!
                                 
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                                  Yep, that blue rug will bring it all together. Is that like a B3 blue exterior?
                                   
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                                  Nice ride! All original?
                                   
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                                  I'm parts gathering for a 72 Satellite I just bought. The interior was taken apart and needs a new roof panel installed or a patch.

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