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  1. I’ve got a few 1:1 projects, one of my biggest ones is a original hemi orange with white hi back buckets 1971 Plymouth valiant. I’ve built new frame rails, and replaced the tortoise bar crossmember. I still need to do the rockers, quarters and roof which I will get form my parts car. Before I do any of that though I am going to get it running as driving and “Roadkill” it for a while in its current condition. The motor is a .030 Over 1970 340 with j heads, a wiand tunnel ram with two quick fuel 450s, I’m still waiting on a few different cam shaft options. It’s backed by a T5 transmission with a quick time bellhousing and a mopar pistol grip shifter. The rear end will be a shortened Ford 8.8 out of an explorer with 4:10s limited slip and disk brakes on the mopar leafs for now and eventually go to a 4 link.
  2. Thanks, I was wondering how I was supposed to seal them as they are very loose fitting.
  3. I stumbled upon a original 67/68 barracuda flip gas cap at a antique sale and had to buy it, I think I’m going to sink it into the top of my 71 valiant quarter panel.
  4. Picked up a set of headers for a fox body mustang that I should be able to cut up for another project as well as a cool set of small block Ford valve covers and a sun visor for a 73-87 Chevy.
  5. Finally found some time to sit down and get some work done on the 56. I’ve got the rear suspension fit to where I want it, it still needs some cleanup and link brackets built and I’ve started routing the exhaust.
  6. A set of M/T valve covers for my 340, I’ve been searching for a set for quite a while and they showed up on a FB group I’m a part of an had them shipped and got them today. I will need to sand blast them and re spray them to match the motor but overall they are in pretty good condition. I also got a new BD turbo for my 6.0L to replace the original 400000 KM one that decided to fail.
  7. Haven’t made much progress on the 56 but I did find a big block, I don’t know what kit it came out of but just for the fun of it I’m calling it a 496 because I like the way it sounds. I was also able to find a t56 that I believe came from a viper and for some reason I decided to try and fit a tunnel ram with 2 Holley dominator type carbs all under the hood i obviously still have a long way to go but now that I have the motor somewhat figured I have a general idea of where I’m going. I am going to be building a BIG fuel cell to feed the big block, I’ve found a Dana 60 out of a dart that I’ll run in the rear probably 4 linked to handle the power and I’ve decided to stick with the sleeper look inside and out with bench seats, steel wheels and either black like my original inspiration photos or weathered/rough like my GTO from 2021
  8. Well after doing some cleanup I came across a couple of hood ornaments that I forgot I had and now the curiosity is getting to me as I have never known what they are originally from. This one was on a 1963 dodge d300 gin pole truck that I bought but I know that that’s not what it’s originally from although it will be going back on my 1964 dodge d/w100.
  9. I’ve decided to start with the 56 Chevy, I don’t have much of a plan for it other that I want a big block Chevy.
  10. I have narrowed my build down to a tri five Chevy, I don’t have an idea of how I want to build it but I do know I want to build a 55,56,57 Chevy (I think I’m leaning toward the 56) but I’ll have to see what kit I can find first and maybe if I can actually finish one in a decent amount of time I’ll try building all three.
  11. Mind if I jump in? I was just in the process of mocking up a revell 29 roadster and was planning on doing it up as a race of gentlemen’s style car when I found this community build.
  12. I like the pro street and phantom ball also a couple ideas I have. -emergency vehicles (cop car, fire truck, ambulance and so on) -pickup trucks -Moonshine runners
  13. A friend of mine submitted a photo of my truck and it made it into a parts store calendar. It’s only a local calendar for the BC/AB provinces of Canada but for a truck I started building 3 years ago when I was 18 it’s like being on the cover of hot rod magazine
  14. Found these not quite on the road. First I found what looks to be an early 50s Plymouth Right beside it was an old McCormick-deering tractor but the coolest find was a 1941 Ford f100 with flathead v8 that had a good sized hole in the head right above #5 cylinder.
  15. The sight of the 340 in my Valiant made me pretty darn happy. It’s only temporarily mocked up as I’m waiting for a cam and a few other things for it but I can now measure up the driveshaft, build a transmission crossmember and test fit/clearance headers before I send them off to get coated.
  16. I spent the day adventuring through my great grandparents farm today looking for some cool stuff, do it every time I go there and always find something new. this time I found a handful of vehicles I never seen before on the banks of a small creek. Im not sure on the year of this one but it appears to be a 50s Plymouth and right beside it was something i have never even heard of before, a simca vedette made in France with a flathead V8 that looked a lot like a Ford Flathead (I didn’t get a picture of the engine) as well as a 50s Chevy cab that looked to be in pretty good shape I found the other parts of the truck in a steel pile quite a ways away in very bad shape. And then way off the edge of the valley there was a 50s Fargo cab that looked like it was rolled down the hill but in very good shape, the box and front clip were closer to the top in good shape as well. the best find though was a mint Ford super duty hood scoop (the same ones used on Pontiac super duty cars) off of an old mercury truck cab that I was able to get. It was missing the cast grill peace but after digging through the cab someone actually took and left it behind the seat. I am going to do my best to rescue all of the vehicles and more from the bushes and some old buildings that are full of stuff either this fall or next summer.
  17. I’m up in northern British Columbia
  18. Picked up a 65 skylark for $100, it’s ver rust and has some pretty bad damage on the rear quarter panels but I just didn’t want to see it get crushed.
  19. After two years welded to a jig my valiant is finally structurally sound enough for it to come home with me to finish up the car.
  20. Just finished cutting up this on and had to throw it together for a quick mock up. I’m thinking of doing it up as a sketchy old race car hauler with the cobra on a ramp system on top of the mechanics box and it might even pull a trailer with a second race car on the back.
  21. I guess I can finally add my 06 Ford F-250 to the list now that I’m driving it. I’ve spent the last 3 years building the flatbed, peeping it for paint and to many other things to list. this was the truck when I first bought it.
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