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Projects Telstar,yes another AWB Mopar

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FunnyCar65, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. FunnyCar65
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    I picked up this 65 Belvedere sedan a couple of weeks ago.Price was right and the body is real clean,other then one good sized dent in the right quarter.
     

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  2. FunnyCar65
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    Here's what I have planned,and the cars that it will be patterned after.The stance of the Fenner Tubbs Plymouth is bad ass,in my opinion.Gotta have a catchy name the Telstar satellite was launched a couple of years prior to 65 and it was a popular Surf instramental at the time.
     

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  3. FunnyCar65
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    And this is were it's at after 12 hours of cutting,moving and welding.I still have a long ways to go,but I got a good start this weekend.
     

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  4. Brad54
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    "Telstar, the Lonely Bull" by The Ventures.
    Good name!

    Damn I'd love to find a cheap Belvedere...

    check your PMs
    -Brad
     

  5. You don't mess around-do you? LQQKING Great! Keep us posted!
     
  6. FunnyCar65
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    Nothing new yet,should have the quarters all welded up this weekend though.I rolled it outside for better pics.
     

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  7. FunnyCar65
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    Started patching the right side.
     

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  8. publicenemy1925
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    I expect you to be pulling wheelies in that thing next week by the pace you have already set!!!! Got any trunk pictures?
     
  9. moparforlife
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    Looking good. What are the drivetrain plans?
     
  10. FunnyCar65
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    It'll have a 500in. Hemi and automatic.
     
  11. FunnyCar65
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    I'll take some tomorrow when I go into finish welding the right quarter.Here's some before pics.
     

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  12. FunnyCar65
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    Before and afters of the inner quarters.
     

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  13. Brad54
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    Do you have the Chrysler Engineering Staff Technical Report that shows the building of the first AFX B-body?

    I picked up a poor-quality photo copy of it a few years ago. Don't know if there are better copies available, but it's pretty cool--shows where they made all the cuts, how they welded it all back together, etc.

    -Brad
     
  14. FunnyCar65
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    I do,I have a friend that has an original copy also.I also know a guy that let look at his copy of the full size blue prints.
     
  15. FunnyCar65
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    Got this side about 90% welded.And the trunk floor the 1x3 is temporary untill my other steel comes in.
     

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  16. 4406
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    Looking good. Keep the pic's coming
     
  17. FunnyCar65
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    Got the right quarter welded up and started roughing in the body work.And got the left side filler piece tacked in.Not as far along as I hoped but a little at a time it'll get there.
     

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  18. FunnyCar65
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    Finally had a chance to work on it today,got most of the left quarter welded up.
     

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  19. moparforlife
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    Looks like it's moving along. I'm still following this one. Don't think I would have it in me to try altering a wheelbase. I can barely put quarters on.
     
  20. That looks funny! Oh! I guess that's the point. What is the tire combo going to be? Love these cars.
     
  21. marfen
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    Lookin good ...looks like you have room to build up some material to reconnect the rear roof inner pillar to the wheelhouses with that rear deck out of the way. are you going long t bar, A100 axle ? are you building it liteweight w. fiberglass or heavyweight all steel?
     
  22. FunnyCar65
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    Fronts will be Team III, 15x4's that look like the American Magnesiums.Rears will be wheels I'm having made to look like the Howards Wheels that were popular back then.
     
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  23. FunnyCar65
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    Doors,hood,fenders,dash and front bumper will be fiberglass.It's getting a straight tube axle.A100 stuff gets a little over used in my opinion.The inner piller as well as the trunk hinge braces will get tied back in before it's all said and done.
     
  24. FunnyCar65
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    a little photo shop fun from the H.A.M.B's very own James D
     

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  25. FunnyCar65
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    Got a little more done today.I cut the frame caps out of 2x5 rectangle tubing.Both are welded in solid,frame should be good and stout.I left the 1x3 inside for a little extra strenght.
     

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  26. FunnyCar65
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    I also bought a fiberglass mold from Mike Guffey fellow hamber so I can make me a correct tall A/FX scoop.I hope to cast one this next week so I can get it molded to my fiberglass hood.I attached 2 photos showing the differance between the race Hemi vs. A/FX
     

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  27. mrrich
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    I've always been crazy about that Fenner Tubbs car too
     

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  28. FunnyCar65
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    Here's another shot of it.
     

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  29. FunnyCar65
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    Got the front end all torn down and fenders bolted on, got some more fitting to do,fiberglass go figure.Axle is a 50in. straight axle from Speedway.I hate their short 32in. springs.I have a custom set ordered,they'll still have the 16in. front segment but the back half will be 22in.
     

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