American Muscle - Old Skool.. my project

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  1. geckoman

    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    When I got it July of last year:

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    Progress:
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    New (for the car) 8 3/4" rear end:
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    Sandblasted some 15x7" "Cop wheels":
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    Painted wheels:
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    Mounted with bigger shoes:
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    Time to get dirrrty:
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    Before sandblasting:
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    After Blasting:
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    After treating with "Zero Rust" metal etch and Rust encapsulating chassis paint:
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    Trunk jambed and painted:
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    My vision is to go from this:

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    To something like this:

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  2. chad2261

    chad2261 New Member

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    nice, I love threads like this :bigthumb:

    keep us posted, I can't wait to see the finished project.
     
  3. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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    Definatly keep us posted....looks like a fun project.
     
  4. StealthMode

    StealthMode Active Member

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    Lookin good!
     
  5. WhiteSSP

    WhiteSSP OT Supporter

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    Looking good except for those god awful neon green wheels. Come on man, at least paint them black or something, anything but that color.
     
  6. geckoman

    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    are you color blind and muscle car ignorant?

    It's yellow.. the same color as the outside of the car.

    A LOT of Mopars came with body colored steel wheels with 'dog dish' hubcaps (which I have in the garage).. here's some pics:

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  7. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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  8. SigmaNuClay

    SigmaNuClay I'll show you my nunchuk...

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    regardless of how some cars came, those yellow wheels look like shart. regardelss, that's a cool ass project, and I have mad respect for you for pulling it off. good call :bigthumb:
     
  9. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    I like the wheels. Kinda says "no-frills, just badass performance" to me. :bigthumb:
     
  10. zatar

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  11. rumpy

    rumpy I am of two minds...literally OT Supporter

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    You do nice work, and nevermind the haters bitchin about the wheels. Musclecars always has crazy paint schemes and colors, if it didn't it wouldn't be a musclecar. I have a hugger orange camaro with white stripes and the point is it stands out and turns heads. I used POR 15 on my front suspension just like you did, I guess it's sort of the same stuff. your car is going to be real clean.
     
  12. geckoman

    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    thanks for the compliments and nice comments guys! I'm used to people not understanding the whole 'muscle car' thing, especially with something like a Dodge Dart because it's not as common to see one fixed up as it is to see a Camaro, Chevelle, Mustang, or something. I have a pretty clear vision in my head of what I want to do with the Dart, and I'm staying focused on that vision and trying not to deviate too much from it. I know that when it's done, it'll definitely turn heads and look good.

    Hey Rumpy.. post some pics of your Camaro.. I'd like to see it!
    I may be a 'mopar guy', but I like and respect ALL muscle cars.. we've all got to stick together :)
     
  13. cASe SenSiTive

    cASe SenSiTive Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime

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    Very fucking :cool: project. Nice progress. Good luck with it, and definitely keep us updated.

    I had a 68 Coronet back in the day. I still have a soft-spot for old Mopars.:coold:
     
  14. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    Here's a project I wouldn't mind taking on.

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    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6236&item=2482354212&rd=1>%20&category=6236&item=2482354212&rd=1
     
  15. jmq2005

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    Nice project man. I think its cool when someone gets the chance to build an old muscle car up the way they want. Keep up the good work.
     
  16. Kerpal

    Kerpal handlobraes

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    Looks like it will be nice when it is finished. What else do you have planned for it... engine, suspension?
     
  17. 5secstrtcar

    5secstrtcar Spot you 10, give you the move and still hand you

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    Cool car.
     

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