67 Dodge Polara Fast Top Finished

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This is a resin body I picked up a couple years ago from Star. I'm going with bright blue with a white and black interior. Also going with a Gibson 383 engine. Started cleaning up the body panels and some primer.

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Another cool mopar project...

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great start, going to look sweet

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NICE start, cool color!! :)

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This is going to be so cool because my dad had 1:1 '67 Dodge Monaco 500 some years ago. Engine was also 383. I Still miss that car a lot. :( But I will watch this project very closely. ;)

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That is SWEET Dan!.... Wish the model companies would make those big late 60s cars...Id think Id gone to heaven....LOL...

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Going to be very sharp when it's done.

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I had that kit in resin and I must have sold it never thinking I would build it. That is a beautiful body.

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Can't wait to see pics.

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Lee I will have more progress pictures this weekend. Working 4/10's not much time to work on it durn the week but I make up the time on the weekends.

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Love the lines on that car

Nice prep on that resin body looks nice

Let us know how that engine goes :)

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I'm going with MOPAR turquoise for the engine and I've now have actual MOPAR turquoise engine paint I picked up from my Dodge dealer 12oz spray can for $11.

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cool and looking super smooth already !!

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Started on the engine today and modified the engine bay. As always your comments are always welcome.

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Looking great!

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Looking great!

x2 Keep up the good work Dan...

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Another cool mopar project...

+1, the motor has a hole near water pump :o

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Love seeing another MOPAR go together!

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+1, the motor has a hole near water pump :o

That's where the upper radiator hose connects.

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I think he meant the gap in front of the intake.

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Gotcha! The valley plate is missing. There's an actual tin plate that lies under the manifold.

I'm assembling a RG small block right now. If you prepare everything they look great. Looking forward to seeing more updates on this cool build.

BTW: About your build. On a personal note, when I was 16 I totaled a borrowed `67 Polara around a telephone pole with me & my girlfriend walking away from a badly managed car. I look at your model and it's a sobering reminder of how lucky we were that night. The friend who owned the car forgave me…. the girlfriends parents didn't like me to begin with…. and my parents wanted to kill me. NYS DMV had a clerical error and never recored the summons from that night as I had no license. I got my license the next year without any restrictions. That night we won the lottery in many ways.

Thanks for the reminder. It's good to be humbled once in a while. Believe me, what happened that night changed me.

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Yea the valley pan and also the coil are missing in the engine package. Currently working on a fix for it.

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Did it come with one? I've got a 440 six pac awaiting its turn that I don't think has a valley pan? Unless it's moulded to the intake maybe. Should be an easy fix though.

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Did it come with one? I've got a 440 six pac awaiting its turn that I don't think has a valley pan? Unless it's moulded to the intake maybe. Should be an easy fix though.

The six-pack manifold is a full bottom manifold. The 4 bbl. manifold it a high rise and theres a gap under it.

Just slice a thin piece of plastic and slip it under just far enough to cover what you see.

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Ah, learned a little something there! And thinking about it, that makes perfect sense. I remember changing the valley pan on my 383 Sport Fury years back, I was surprised that it was just a wee bit of tin.

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