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#2342386 - 07/24/17 11:03 AM Starting to work on the Duster
AndyF Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Oregon
This car has been sitting in my shop for the past 5 years gathering dust. I had it for sale for $4900 but didn't get any offers so I figured maybe I'll just put it together. I have the Car Craft 470 engine sitting on the stand (700 hp, pump gas) and I have a 727 trans. The car has a new S60 rearend with Ford disc brakes, split mono leafs and Cal tracs.


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#2342389 - 07/24/17 11:12 AM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
fullmetaljacket Offline
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 6222
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
After dusting off that Duster and getting it breathing again, the offers may start to pour in. But then again, you just might be having too much fun with 700 horses in a A Team body like that to be worth trying to get rid of it.

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#2342392 - 07/24/17 11:14 AM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
pittsburghracer Offline
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I give you credit Andy as you still have the get up and go. I wish I could find some. Can't wait to follow your progress on this one.
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#2342398 - 07/24/17 11:28 AM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
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I would have love to buy it but I'm on the wrong side of the planet these days smile
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#2342403 - 07/24/17 11:42 AM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
ProSport Offline
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Loc: Akron, Ohio
Very cool project
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#2342404 - 07/24/17 11:45 AM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
killermopar Offline
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Registered: 03/13/10
Posts: 1308
Loc: Spencer NY
That is a very nice looking ride. Nice to see that 470 going to use. Please keep us in the loop. I enjoy all your posts.

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#2342406 - 07/24/17 11:49 AM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
AndyF Offline
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The car is completely gutted so it would be a big chore to put it back together. That guy I got the car from had just started to build a race car when he ran into some personal problems and had to sell everything. Since I didn't take it apart I'm kind of lost in some areas.

But I figure it doesn't all have to go back together anyway. I'm just going to put it together enough to get it running. It will be very unfinished when I'm finished with it!

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#2342408 - 07/24/17 11:52 AM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: Al_Alguire]
AndyF Offline
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Originally Posted By Al_Alguire
I would have love to buy it but I'm on the wrong side of the planet these days smile


I guarantee it will be back up for sale in the future. I don't really have the room (or time) for multiple car projects so once I get this thing running and driving I'll need to sell it.

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#2342412 - 07/24/17 11:58 AM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
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Registered: 07/12/04
Posts: 18550
Loc: State of confusion
Nice lookin A-Body Andy............. thumbs
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#2342422 - 07/24/17 12:18 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
cudaman1969 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/04
Posts: 4112
Loc: fredericksburg,va
What kind of inspiration did you get to start again? I'm 3/4s done on my 70 Duster and can't seem to get motivated either, maybe it's the heat and humidity. I just sat and looked at it for about a hour yesterday then went back in the house. Do we all go thru this as we get older? My hats off to you.

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#2342429 - 07/24/17 12:26 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: cudaman1969]
fullmetaljacket Offline
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Sitting and looking is actually building in your mind. By that I mean, you are rehearsing the procedures and time line to start the project.
I call it a STUDY. A study is usually created in mind or on paper/canvas as a template for the actual painting that is to come.
Yes, being older does not have the urgency to things that a rambunctious youth is compelled to do. If anything, older individuals should be the ones in a hurry to finish off projects with limited time left. LOL.

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#2342437 - 07/24/17 12:43 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: cudaman1969]
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Originally Posted By cudaman1969
What kind of inspiration did you get to start again? I'm 3/4s done on my 70 Duster and can't seem to get motivated either, maybe it's the heat and humidity. I just sat and looked at it for about a hour yesterday then went back in the house. Do we all go thru this as we get older? My hats off to you.


I had been getting burned out with my project, but then a friend said he wants to see it ready this time next year, so lately I've been working my tail off to get stuff done. A deadline helps the motivation.
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#2342446 - 07/24/17 12:55 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
mopar dave Offline
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Nice ride Andy. Like the color on that car.

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#2342449 - 07/24/17 01:02 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
bubby440 Offline
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Loc: North Central, Indiana
NICE up
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#2342457 - 07/24/17 01:13 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
ZIPPY Offline
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Cool beans. I forgot you had that!
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#2342466 - 07/24/17 01:28 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: cudaman1969]
AndyF Offline
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Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By cudaman1969
What kind of inspiration did you get to start again? I'm 3/4s done on my 70 Duster and can't seem to get motivated either, maybe it's the heat and humidity. I just sat and looked at it for about a hour yesterday then went back in the house. Do we all go thru this as we get older? My hats off to you.


It is a long story but the short version is that I need to get some projects finished or sold so I can downsize in the near future. The city is going to annex our property and I'll lose my shop. So if I'm going to get stuff done I need to get rolling on it now. I hauled a couple of pickup loads of stuff to the swap meet at Woodburn yesterday and sold most of it so that frees up some space and some money. I'll recycle that money into the Duster to finish it up so I can sell it before I lose the shop.

I was just going to sell the Duster but it is gutted and incomplete so most folks are scared off by a project that big. I'm pretty sure that if I hit it full time I can have it running within a few weeks and then it will be easier to deal with.

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#2342497 - 07/24/17 02:15 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
cudadoug Offline
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Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3029
Loc: Between a rock & a hard place
I was really, really, REALLY tempted but don't have the room without infringing on some friends shop space. When you took the ad down, I thought "Good, the temptation is gone". Gutted or no, seems like a good deal for $4900!

How come the windshield bars are cut? Just curious...

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#2342539 - 07/24/17 03:01 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
killermopar Offline
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Loc: Spencer NY
I prefer drag type street cars anyway. I was also tempted.

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#2342541 - 07/24/17 03:03 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: AndyF]
dustergirl340 Offline
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I like it, looks all business.

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#2342554 - 07/24/17 03:27 PM Re: Starting to work on the Duster [Re: cudadoug]
AndyF Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By cudadoug
I was really, really, REALLY tempted but don't have the room without infringing on some friends shop space. When you took the ad down, I thought "Good, the temptation is gone". Gutted or no, seems like a good deal for $4900!

How come the windshield bars are cut? Just curious...


The guy that did the cage screwed up the front bars and made the car really difficult to work on. They were too far back and got in the way of everything. It was kind of the last straw for the guy who sold the car to me. He had saved up his money to build a race car but the guy who did the cage ruined the car. So his money was gone and his car was worse off than before. He just gave up and sold out.

I'll have to fix the bar somehow. I haven't figured it all out yet but I think I can cut off the front bars and just run the rear 6 point cage and be legal at 10 seconds. I need to research it a bit more to know for sure. Worst case is the entire cage needs to meet the whiz wheel and I start over with a new 6 point setup. I do not intend to make it 9 second legal.

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