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  1. greymouser7

    greymouser7 Well-Known Member

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    I'll start with a title for my build thread.

    1977 Dodge Aspen

    was a slant 6 3 speed manual car

    is receiving the K-member & 8 1/4 rear axle from a Volare Road Runner E-58

    a 360 is going in there now, I blew my Road Runner's motor so I have to facilitate the build of two small blocks, more or less simultaneously.

    I have a few options on rear axles/transmissions down the road (in the garage)-

    I have a complete interior set

    I have to swap out a windshield.

    This is going to be a a fairly low budget build-might spend some money on the engine , suspension, & sound deadner, poly bushings, but mostly this has been started a long time ago buying parts for a car that doesn't have an aftermarket outside the general parts it shares with Diplomats etc.

    -much more to follow, am taking a little break at work. :)
     
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    Ospho in floor pans

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    Got your dash removed and got your hood mounted so I can disconnect the heater box form the fire wall and disconnect the steering coupler. took a while to find the hardware...
     
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    78 Volare on the left and 77 Aspen on the right
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    Nice pic!
    Dueling builds.

    CAGE MATCH!!
     
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    Got the garage cleaned out enough to where I can start working on the aspen the trunk lid is about to get the treatment and the interior panels got painted up.

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    lol yeah, I am mostly just doing paint and body and reassembly for greymouser7 . I think we might be rebuilding a 360 also.
     
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    Looking good!
    A 360 in greymouser's future?
     
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    its all out now just insulation left
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    Hit it with the wire wheel only found two spots where the rust went all the way through the firewall looks in good shape..welding those shut today...
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    Driver side vent hole looks a little rough gonna need a bit of work to fix and the wire harness bracket needs to be reattached after new metal goes up there.

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    Passenger side looks much better just needs patching and fill the holes and seal it up. :icon_eyes:

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    Inside the vent space forward of the windshield and aft (back-behind/under) the hood I have sanded and ground for quite awhile. I think that I am only one third complete.

    Today while Rich works, I am dropping the family off in Tennessee to visit with gramma. So I have to catch up tomorrow.

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    Holy 'Our Lady of plastic acceleration!'

    -going to have to fix the flint-stone footing.

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    The back board was under a board of insulation-and looks MINT! Or red.

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    All the metal that was red all over (either cleaned or Ospho'd) is now painted black with Rustolium industrial strength rattle can at $5.27 a can from Walmart-maybe four cans for the back board, 20% of the trunk, all of the ceiling, and 80-90% of the floor pans. Rich posted pics of it earlier.
     
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    getting the engine compartment for repairs and paint...there is a small crack in the fender-well and a section of the battery tray needs to be welded as well there are a couple of places on the fire wall that need to be patched up and it will be ready to spray bomb.

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    Under the hood has to be wire wheeled and ospho'ed looks pretty atrocious...