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Project Phoenix: Custom '61 Dodge Dart resurrection: Still ticking, Sept,1


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#81 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

Not a lot happening here, but the rear valance got the lower section of a Corvette C5 spliced in. I like the vents and the lighter look of the tail now, and the exhausts will exit in the center, C5 style.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

Very cool. Looking forward to the day it is in the Under Glass section.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:00 PM

Still love it!!!!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:25 AM

How in the heck did I miss this one?? What a cool restoration! I love it when a model that most people would throw away, gets a second chance at life. You're doing some great things here. Inspirational for sure!!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:48 AM

Very cool!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

Really liking what you did there with the roll pan. I may have missed this in an early post but what tail lights are you using?

#87 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:26 AM

I may have missed this in an early post but what tail lights are you using?


Taillights are back at post #67 on page 4........

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:46 PM

Taillights are back at post #67 on page 4........


I went back and found em, not sure howi missed it. they are going to look good with everything going on with the rear. Can't wait to see them with the vette roll pan and the exhaust.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:04 AM

.....made molds of the door-skins from the original, trim-removed body panels.

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Molds popped off, left hand one cleaned up. Why am I doing this?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Not a lot has happened on this lately, other than working on hinge designs for the panels. Not happy with anything yet, but some tweeking may get it. Also having some little issues with how the tonneau is going to fit and be removable to show it with the up-top.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Got the tail just about done....

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got most of her in primer and tried a different windshield.....

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and tightened up the front pan and grille surround.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:54 AM

That is sooooooooooooo cool. Can't wait to see it finished.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:25 AM

Really nice! Can't believe what you have done .

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:46 AM

Thanks guys. Glad you're enjoying the progress. Have to finish the firewall / trans tunnel and the panel hinges, plus finalize the windshield design.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:20 AM

This is coming along well, Bill, a pleasure meeting you at the ACME in Atlanta. Looking forward to seeing this one in paint there next year. Cheers, DC

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:35 AM

super nice work Bill!!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:15 AM

Looking Good!! Can't wait to see what comes next!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

what a great model.....back in the day my old man had a car like that......sweet

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:15 AM

Coming along nicely.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:45 AM

This is really coming along. We want more!