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#21 GTMust

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:53 PM

The front wheels and tires will stay as is but I may switch to wider at the rear. I have to keep in mind what was available to the average backyard buider from the local tire store in the early eighties and would fit a suitable set of possible rear wheels like Cragars or Keystones.

If I keep the Roadrunner wheels I'm somewhat limited in what would actually fit them. I'm trying to keep this a low budget build for the guys, so they would try to make use of as much of the bargain "used car lot" Roadrunner parts as they could.

Research time!!!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:38 PM

Tony, I have a few sets of aftermarket wheels that would have been available back in the 80s that can be widened/narrowed to fit your needs. I have some Cragars, some Outlaws, and some various other sets if you are interested. PM me and maybe Canadian/American post will play nice and get them to you in a reasonable time frame.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 03:01 AM

Many thanks for the offer Brad. But I think I'm going to stay with the spirit of this build, which is "low buck - whatever you can get cheap". (In this case, use as much as you can from the "cheap" Roadrunner.) Maybe I'll try to find some wider period tires from my stash.

By the way.... I lost two more purchases to USPS, A 1930 Johan Cadillac Coupe and a package of BMF! Fortunately the Cadillac seller returned my money. The opened package was returned to him by the post office without the model. The BMF package was last seen somewhere in Georgia!

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:09 AM

Looks like we aren't the only victims of USPS/Canadian Post. I am sorry to hear that Tony, and hope you can recover the losses and find another kit/bare Metal Foil.

If you ever want, the offer still stands for some 80s backyard wheels!

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:35 AM

Neat build..I've thought about building something like this using the 318/360 from the '75 Dart.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:24 AM

Appreciate the comment Rob.

Thanks Brad. I'll keep that offer in mind for the future.

Tony

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:21 AM

Slow progress, but at least there's some......! Interior complete but not finally installed yet. Engine in place and hooked to driveshaft and exhaust system.

Chassis, interior and body in place to check for alignment... but not glued in. Wheel location and stance seems to be working using the Roadrunner kit wheels and tires on a wider rear axle.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:13 AM

Hey Guys.... lots of progress....(?) Got the front grille on and the glass installed!!!! Even the radiator is there... even though you can't see it in the photo.... take my word for it!

Why is this one draggin' it's a###?

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Anyone got a spare driver's side tail light for it... please?

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:52 PM

Nice job. That looks great. Keep it up.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

looks good I agree about the flares should be black .. But it's your build . looks awesome, Great work

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:51 AM

drop the hammer..and hang on..way cool

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:28 PM

here's mine so you can see the rest of the flares that are missing,these are great little kits with lots of options you can have fun with.


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:35 PM

Thats a bad "Li'l Dude" you got there.