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1964 770 rambler gasser

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mopar210, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    ok folks , the 29 hemi A is gone , just picked up the rambler , im going to start a build thread here today . just some gegining pics of the start . hoping this will be a stroked 400 (500 ci) 3 pedal straight axle , missle . leaving the guts the oem color and the skin should be 2011 gm pearl white , should be a fun build (talked my brother into a joint project , he is the paint and body talent) later -todd
     

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  2. That will be an awesome machine - Big Mopar power!

    Just so the chebby guys understand, Mopar made a big block 400 that has a huge bore and when you add a stroker crank you have a long rod monster that is reliable and makes more torque and horsepower than most people can handle.
     
  3. Ford Freak
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    I like your body choice ! I'll be watching this one. Please keep us posted often .:D
     
  4. old me
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
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    from Iowa

    Those old Ramblers are pretty cool!
    Good luck with the build!!

    Jim
     

  5. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
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    curious to see how this turns out, sounds like a good plan to me. dare to be different i always say!
     
  6. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    and the paint stripping and cleaning starts , found a 4 speed trans this week , the new carpet arrived today , found a set of rambler pedals for brake and clutch , also may not have to tub the rear , looks like tires and wheels should fit with about 1" past the qtrs . if i keep this up the wife will make me sleep in the man cave - i do have lots of beer and a furnace , may have to sleep in the rambler ! man is this thing in nice shape , good to see clean metal .
     

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  7. rambling
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
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    good luck on the rambler project. Im having a blast with mine
     
  8. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    some progress this weekend , deck and hood stripped , fenders almost stripped , got some more stuff cleaned up and THE STRAIGHT AXLE arrived today . im getting the engine mounts figured out tonight so i can reposition the cross member (some slotted holes and speedway small square mounts) this thing should fit fine . deciding on wheels for the front , either torque thrust 4" w/550/15 hoops or the old school round 5 spoke cragar in 4" with same hoops (my brother and i are in talks) rears should be mopar slotted steel 15x10 painted silver . we also decided on the final outside color -2011 silverado pearl white/with gold flake .
     

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  9. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    making some headway on the rambler . got the axle under it and mocked up the rear . looks like the 8 3/4 chrysler will fit without any cutting . got the spring relocation kit and the rear shackle kit for the springs . got the steering box mounted this evening (looks good !) made a plate to move box forward 2 inches and down 20 degrees . now to hook up the steering . next step is getting the deck lid , hood and fenders in primer , mock up the trans and build the z bar for the clutch , and get the hole cut for the shifter . got the pedals mounted (out of a 1965 marlin) and the clutch rod made . fuel cell is purchased and got a hell of a deal in carlisle on a 975 cca mopar repo battery , also picked up a rambler outside mirror with the R on it . we also have decided on the final paint color , kick ass white pearl with muted silver flake .
     

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  10. Thom.high
    Joined: May 21, 2011
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    from Oregon

    Think you've convinced me on the direction I need to go on my 68 American. Thanx........I think:-0
     
  11. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    well folks , a little update . got up early and headed out to summit and did a little shopping . got some stuff done today , arm rests pained , battery cut out switch mounted , battery tray completed , fuel cell straps done and mounted , gauges mounted and the straight axle welds completed (ready to go back in now) next step is to mock up the rear diff and get spring mounts welded in and diff mounted . my brother got both front fenders painted and buffed this weekend (3 stage pearl white with silver flake-and he said its "sick") front and rear seats are getting re done (took them last weekend) at this time - im using barracuda short backs and stock rear seat and having done in maroon simulated leather (newly released material i purchased from a good customer -this stuff is really nice !) . more later TODD
     

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  12. Ford Freak
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    Looking good , don't lose your momentum, and keep us posted w/updates. :D
     
  13. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Looks cool/good ! Keep us posted.
     
  14. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    got a little done this weekend . got the old school heater/defrost mocked up and in place , got the seat risers , oil pan and the steelie wheels painted , my brother finished the deck lid and cowl and front bumper filler , got the floor done and starting to undercoat the inside , got all sound deadner ready to go in . just like eating an elephant - 1 bite at a time .
     

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  15. Ole'32
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    Hey man love your rambler project! Will watch as you progress. Sure wish I had your go and was further along on my project (s). Best of luck on the remainder of the build.

    Bryson
     
  16. ray-jay
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
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    from Buford GA

    Altered wheelbase !!!

    Wouldn't it be cool as grits if it was possble to convert that speedo to be a tach ???!!!! The big wide sweep would be awesome !!!
     
  17. Is this a unibody car?? You doing anything to join up the subframes? I remember one horror story we went through with a Vega once.....
     
  18. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    Gnarly. Looks like a fun project
     
  19. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    yes it is a unibody , we are going to run 2x2 from front to rear (we did the same on my brothers big block dart about 16 years ago and it still takes a beating) we are also putting ladder bars and a mopar rear spriing location kit wit lots of support . thanks todd
     
  20. Cool car. I like the direction it's going
     
  21. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    got my carbs and intake this week , got them cleaned up and could not resist doing a little "mock up" - not sure how high its going to be but this is close . things are moving pretty good .
     

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  22. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    little more progress- got the mock up motor set in , fits perfect . got the trans and rear diff yesterday , time to mock it up - too much fun right now !
     

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  23. HotRod60F100
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    This thread is KILLER and thanks alot for not going the"chivvy" route. I'm a dyed in the wool AMC freak and prefer AMC power,but a BB Mopar is bad ass and def. thinking out side the box!
     
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  25. trashn'l
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
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    Nice work. I love the Mopar in a Rambler combo!
     
  26. mopar210
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    got some imortant "stuff" done the last 2 weekends . got the steering and clutch z bar all mocked up , got the the rear spring mounts fitted and ready weld in place , got the flywheel turned and the cyl heads done and ready to pick up . also im picking up the seats tonight , they are all done . also the headers are going to work after a little shoe horn work , i also was able to get 2 clutch forks to make one good out of this weekend and should have it done saturday . things are moving along pretty well . todd
     

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  27. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
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    I love what I am seeing here in this build . I am glad to see a Mopar under the hood and not the usual orange shit-ass engines most people tend to use today for some reason . I have owned many Mopars too so I like them a lot . A 4 speed trans is always a good way to go .

    I am hoping to start my 50 Ford gasser build this winter hopefully . I will be using a 1970 Ford 429 in mine with a 4 speed toploader close ratio trans and 4.88 rear ! Trying to keep it period correct as much as possible . Going to build it on the cheap since I don't have much $$$ to build a big high HP engine with a blower on top . I am going to have a ton of fun just like you are going to be doing as well . Keep us posted .
    Keep up the good work !

    Retro Jim
     
  28. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
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    Subscribed...I love 64's!! I want an ambassador something fierce!
    I tried to buy a clapped out project/parts car off my boss a few years ago but I was a day late. Keep it up this is really nice!
     
  29. chevman1
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
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    hey man where did you get the axle assmbly at and how much you can email me at jtazzy05@live.com I'm working on a 66 american
     
  30. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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