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Hi all,
New guy here from central California. I am about two years here into my gasser build....Lots of dirt, cursing, rust repair and fabrication and I am finally making some headway so I gotta get on the forum with you folks and start showing off some progress.

It's a straight axle 62 Plymouth Belvedere - - frame connectors, cage, 2x4 tunnel ram all the goodies. Should be a fun car. I will get a build thread going here soon.

I look forward to chatting with all you
Craig
 

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Good to have you here, and welcome!!! Sounds like a really kool build and hope to see some pix soon. Not too many Mopars on here, so this'll be a sort of a breath of fresh air. Have you or will you be altering the wheelbase at all?
 

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Ohh Yeah, so ugly they are cool, heh. My best friend in high school got his Dads '62 Dodge Polara that was an ex stock drag car. 413 auto. But by the time he got it I was beating him with my Dads 283 '63 Chevy Impala. This was '68-69. We found the towns old '62 Plymouth Police car sitting in a barn where a beam had fallen and smashed the roof down. He bought it for th e413 motor bu tI really don't know what ever happened to either car. We went out seperate ways after high school and I haven't seen him since graduation. Anywho, love those year cars. I keep seeing a '62 Dodoge gasser on boards and on U-Tube when you look up gasser. It's a nice red with a stright axle. A big welcome and glad you could hook up here. Get more pics when you can. And set up a post in the projects section so we can build your car along with you, heh. Mark L
 

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Thanks for the warm welcomes.

To answer a couple questions...the wheelbase is altered somewhat. The front axle is pushed forward about 4.5-5 inches forward from the stock location, which I have finished. The rear I will be be moving forward only about 2 inches, which still needs to be done. Should be simple enough by tweaking the bolt-on spring perches and a bit of minor fender lip trimming. Two inches is about the maximum I can go in the rear without massive unibody mods, etc etc

The engine will be a tunnel rammed RB 440. I am yet to decide if I am going with the 440 displacement or stroking the old girl out to 512 c.i. or so. Just depends on $$ when that comes along. The rear axle is a 3.91 geared clutch style sure grip 8 3/4 with aftermarket axles and all the goodies. The transmission is finished, a 727 with reverse manual valve body, all the good frictions and guts, and a 3600-3800 stall converter. should be pretty stout.

Build thread coming soon!
See you around!
 

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Looking forward to seeing more. Good to have you here. Mark L
 

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Beer. My brother stayed in Heyward, then Dublin CA after getting out of the Navy (we are originaly from WI) but his in-laws lived in Vacaville. My brother took us up there to see them once but I remember very little of the city. Small world hey? The most I remember was passing the Navy mothball shipyard in the delta along the way. Mark L
 

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Mark - Yeah small world. The mothballed fleet is still there in Suisun bay, Just at the Benicia-Martinez bridge. It is shrinking as the years go by, It looks like there are maybe only 25-30 ships there still.
 
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