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Post by Grumpy427 on Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:26 am

Yeah he didnt know what he had then? But thank you for looking, i appreciate it.

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Post by Cookie-Monster on Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:30 am

No problem, gave me a little something car wise to do.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:30 pm

Well front K member is off the car, front end is all knocked apart and at the sandblaster. All my Moog suspension and steering stuff turned up this week too. I have the part number for Moog camber adjustment upper control arm bolts. Bolts only number no bushings. So once that comes back that will all get put together with rear suspension making it a roller and off to the body shop it goes.

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Post by JGL on Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:33 pm

And still no pictures!!!

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Post by Grumpy427 on Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:23 pm

Ok Jean Guy hope this holds you over for a bit? You may need a cigarette after seeing these. lolol Its been a pleasure working on a car with only 20,000 miles. It came apart very nice, and so far only needed minor welding to fix areas that Granny and caused damage.lol The Front K member required the oil pump mod when using the schumaker conversion motor mounts.I learned after the test fit that i didnt need to go as big as i did with the hole. But they dont say till after in the instructions that this is for the HIGH VOLUME oil pump. Still good to do though/ also i figured i would do a k member test fitwhile the engine is on the stand. The oil pan etc all clears with tons of room. Then it all went to the sandblaster and they used a high endura paint on it.

The trunk floor, and front engine bay are in very nice shape as well as the floor. I pulled the carpet out and was surprised to see factory shinny paint. So now that i have all the front suspension less shocks and all the steering stuff, i will start the tedious task of scotch brite scuffing everyting down before final priming. Then i will try my hand with the srpay gun and shoot paint on all the under skin trunk door jams etc. Assemble front and rear suspension, make the car a roller then send it off to body shop jail for many months.








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Re: 71 duster build

Post by Keith Mopar on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:48 am

Wow you started with a real gem, it's going to look nice when you get it done!

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Post by cordodge on Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:53 pm

Holy, you dont see them like that anymore looks like it's in awesome shape


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Re: 71 duster build

Post by smoken340 on Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:37 pm

Holy smokes Sheldon, your car looks really clean. You couldn't ask for anything better to start with.

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Re: 71 duster build

Post by Grumpy427 on Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:22 pm

Thanks guys i was lucky to score a clean car.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:01 pm

Well the trunk is partly painted and the rest in primer. I will post pics after i get it all prepped fpr paint. Went to autobody supply and got what i need to get reay to spray trunk and engine bay. I also ordered my shocks yesterday. Koni 5 position adjustables for the front, and Ranch RS9000 9 position adjustables for the rear.

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Post by JGL on Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:40 pm

Sounds like cheap shocks...HA
Somebody forgot the big rust hole on the front drivers side.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:43 pm

Hole what hole? no wonder these cars were only $2300.00 new. lol they were not all they pretty from the factory. Poor union assembly line people smoking pot i am thinking. lololol

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Post by Grumpy427 on Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:42 am

Got an email from summit yesterday the Koni front shocks are no longer available, but Strange makes a 9 position adjustable front Shock, so i have those on order instead. Got my 3 degree pinion wedges for the diffy yesterday, but had to make new leaf spring center pins as the stock ones were too short. I ended up using a 5/16 grade 8 allen head bolt, then grinding down a 7/16 bolt to use as a centering bushing as the hole in the spring pads are way larger than the pin head it.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:09 am

well spent the weekend painting the under parts of the duster. The engine bau inside and out are done alone with the front jambs. Also the trunk is painted. It is Glacier B2 Blue original color of the car.








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Re: 71 duster build

Post by smoken340 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:57 pm

Keep up the good work Sheldon.

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Re: 71 duster build

Post by JGL on Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:10 pm

Gee looks like a pro did it.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:40 pm

Lmao $200 Devilbis spray guns from Den paul auto. Had body shop supply get me all the paint hardener and reducer etc.

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Re: 71 duster build

Post by philcollins on Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:37 am

Nice job

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Post by Grumpy427 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:02 am

Thanks guys. Rear diffy brake lines and e brake cables showed up today, will be able to get diffy all together this week and on the ground soon plugging away of frond end still.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:48 pm

The hits keep coming. Beware when you buy a low mile Granny car. Them old fuckers cant drive and hit shit left right and center. I had a bent lover control arm and strut rod this week, didnt notice till assembly time. Thank God my buddy has a machine shop and press, was able to straighten it all.

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Re: 71 duster build

Post by smoken340 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:19 pm

It's hard to really to know the history on a 40 + year old car. Especially if they had it fixed and were told everything is fine and they believed what they were told. At least you caught it before getting it back on the road.

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Re: 71 duster build

Post by Grumpy427 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:46 am

Well hoping to get out to the garage this afternoon and get the rear end all put together, brake lines included.

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