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36 Dodge 4 door build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Motomike43, May 7, 2013.

  1. Motomike43
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    My shop just started a new build for a local Artist. It is his Dads first car. He kept it all these years in a barn. He wants to bring it back to life. Its a 36 Dodge 4 door. (pics to come). He wants to do a mild hot rod build but keep it fairly original looking. (a full fender / running board / hood on) car. He is not 100% on what he wants yet. I want to remove all the fenders, hood, running boards, chop, section and shorten the whole car. He isn't into it. HA. We are set on doing a small chop.
    So:
    who has suggestions? comments? pic? examples?
    all info is welcome. Thanks
     
  2. COUPES
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    Keep the fenders, running boards and hood!!!! Will look crap without them and never works. Make into a woodie ? Custom or hot rod. Custom 4 door could look cool. Keep it all mopar if possible too? Be a fun project 36s are great cars, can't wait for pics.
     
  3. farmer12
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    Keep hood, fenders and running boards. A small chop would look good........don't go too extreme. And keep it Mopar. No SBC please. Good luck and post a few pics.
     
  4. BobPer
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    Here are a few of mine for inspiration. The first picture is my current project (the same car in my avitar, before and after). The second picture is my 4-dr that I got when I was 10 years old and built in high school.
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    The last 2 projects could be available.
     
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  5. As others said, keep all the fenders and such. I'd also add to the mix a severe chop and a lowering. I'd basically do this except, you know, a 4-door...

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  6. Motomike43
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    So far I love all these ideas. Keep them coming please.
     
  7. Motomike43
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    I should add...

    The car already has a few crappy mods done that I am not happy about:

    A mustang II front end was put on back in the late 70's (and not done very well)
    and around the same time a 350chevy was dropped in. (Also not done very well)
    I would love to convert the front end to a straight axle and put a mopar motor in. We need to figure out the customers budget first.
     
  8. BobPer
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    Mike, I have a complete extra front end from another 36 4-dr, The desirable wavy axle, springs, shocks/sway bar and all, It should bolt right in. Bob
     
  9. monc440
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    X10

    PLEASE keep it all Mopar. You have plenty of room for a Magnum 360 or even 318.

    Keep us posted

    Mopar Or No Car
     
  10. raidmagic
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    I would say it doesn't matter what you want. It needs to be built the way he wants it.
     
  11. Motomike43
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    I will keep that in mind. Im pushing the customer toward that direction... Will keep you posted
     
  12. Motomike43
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    I agree. I even have access to a good running 360. We shall see
     
  13. Smokeshow
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    Do the 360. It is one of the most reliable engines made!
     
  14. If you're going to keep the fenders, I'd keep the MII front end. If you're saying it was a crappy job, make it nicer. IFS is nice in a full-fendered car. However, I definitely agree with putting in a smallblock Mopar. If the budget doesn't allow for a drivetrain swap, at least make the Chevy look traditional. Maybe a 3-deuce intake?
     
  15. Motomike43
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    So it turns out the original owner of the car is a HAMB member and came across this thread.
    Hey Russ, send me a message. Do you have any original pictures of the car you can post? I would love to see what this used to look like back in the day.
     
  16. knoxbrendon
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    Holly crap I just got a chubby
     
  17. I know, right? That picture instantly made me want a 36 Dodge.
     
  18. Motomike43
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    Here is a quick idea of the way we are leaning on this build... This is also my first ever picture post so I hope it works... Many more pictures to come of the actual car.

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  19. Motomike43
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    Here She is: A few quick shots I took the other day

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