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65rbdodge
09-24-2013, 03:25 PM
I got the fire wall, inner fenders, bottom side of the hood, door jams, and inside the trunk painted. now I have to put it back together and paint the rest. I mixed 2 gal. of flat black w/ 1/2 gal gloss black rustoleum.

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67r/t4speeder
09-24-2013, 04:23 PM
Did you do the body work? It looks really nice.

65rbdodge
09-24-2013, 08:56 PM
thanks! yes i did the body work and all the other work.

thebankerstoy
09-24-2013, 09:15 PM
VERY nice work you've done indeed! I'm really looking forward to seeing more pictures as you go along with this extremely cool project!

Richard

ws27
09-24-2013, 11:13 PM
Wow, looking great. will it be ready for Carlilse 2014?

65rbdodge
09-25-2013, 12:38 AM
Wow, looking great. will it be ready for Carlilse 2014?



maybe 2015, the car is an empty shell right now. everything major was fit on and then removed for painting. i do need to make door panels and put the entire interior back in w/dakota buckets/stock rear seat(that still needs recovering), new dolphin gauges. all the glass is out too. it also sits about 4" to high in the front and rear so i need to buy and put in drop spindles/lowering coil springs(has 88 dakota front clip). and i`m going to swap out the original leaf springs for a set of 80's truck springs, they have almost the same front and rear sections with out as much arch. but i need to put in different spring mounts/shackles as the 1947 springs are about 1.75" wide. i also have to make a wireing harness from a dakota work with everything on the car it has a dakota steering column in it. also need to bend/flare all the brake/fuel/hyd. clutch lines. cut/weld/fit/piece together a full length dual exhaust system from the universal dual exhaust kit i bought. AND pretty much everything else. but the body work/cutting/welding/taking the front end off/on 200 times (the hard part) is done!

65rbdodge
10-16-2013, 10:14 AM
got the front end on, motor/trans. and new radiator in and painted it today. it still glossy because its wet. it will be semigloss when it dries.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/65rbdodge/desotopaint006_zps496f0852.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/65rbdodge/media/desotopaint006_zps496f0852.jpg.html)

67r/t4speeder
10-16-2013, 10:19 AM
WOW that is looking so nice. Good choice on the semi gloss.

Stock chrome going back on?

65rbdodge
10-16-2013, 10:25 AM
all the chrome trim was not with the car when I got it and some of it was damaged. rather than go through the expense of replacing/repairing it I just welded all the holes closed and smoothed them out. the only trim that's going back on it the chrome that connects to the grill and goes back above the front wheel. also the hood ornament is going back on because its sooooo cool!




a before pic(7 years ago)-

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/65rbdodge/dcaa6a7c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/65rbdodge/media/dcaa6a7c.jpg.html)

thebankerstoy
10-16-2013, 12:22 PM
WOW that is just such a VERY cool looking car indeed!!! What wheels and tires are you going to run?

Richard

ws27
10-16-2013, 09:47 PM
Wow, it really is looking great.

65rbdodge
10-17-2013, 08:31 AM
thanks! here are the wheels I`m using, petty blue police wheels-

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/65rbdodge/pwheels001.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/65rbdodge/media/pwheels001.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/65rbdodge/desoto5-13002_zps79a65c9a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/65rbdodge/media/desoto5-13002_zps79a65c9a.jpg.html)

thebankerstoy
10-17-2013, 08:45 AM
Excellent choice! http://www.mymopar.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbup.gif

Richard

dadstoy65
10-20-2013, 03:00 PM
Nice job looks very nice.

65rbdodge
10-25-2013, 01:34 PM
few more little things I got put back on and a motor pic-





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Racer Brown
10-25-2013, 03:17 PM
Comin' right along!!

dartforforty
10-26-2013, 12:30 PM
Looking great Jeff

1955_Coronet
10-27-2013, 03:33 AM
Beavisyour car rocks!! Looks awesome.

R/T XTC
10-27-2013, 12:10 PM
Wow ! neat project car for sure and it is shaping up nicely keep up the GREAT work