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  1. Well rear quarter panels have been ordered and should hopefully be on the way to my shipper in the next week or so. ended up going for Goodmark panels through getallparts.com after a recommendation from an American mopar site I’m on (FABO) so far they have set me back about 790 NZD shipped to my shipper in California, so once he charges me the GST and freight, I think I’ll still be pretty happy with what they cost me.
  2. Flogging a dead horse there mate, @Shakotom has forgotten he own the olds I think haha
  3. Haha yeah I saw that, and then I saw the price too. Depending on the exchange rate and shipping I shouldn’t be too far off getting two of them to me for similar money (I hope haha)
  4. Yeah it’s not what I was expecting, but luckily I’m super happy with how it’s come out. Now a bit of jewellery is done, I guess I’ll have to go back to scraping under seal haha
  5. Well with being back in lockdown has provided some time (when I’m on my off shift) so I got the engine almost repainted and assembled new gaskets, frost plugs etc Hoist earning its keep again Messed around with a couple of ideas on the rocker covers settled on engine coloured with black fins Ended up with this, still have to do the other rocker cover to match, just waiting on some more paint, I ended up getting VHT early Chrysler blue, it’s a bit greener than I what I was planning on using, but I’m actually happy as with how it has come out! not a bad use of a day off
  6. I have my Plymouth insured with classic cover on “project cover” which means it is covered at home in the garage but also during transport to and from workshops.
  7. Haha yeah worked a treat though
  8. Finally managed to get to zebra to get a rear diff from an explorer, I missed out on the one @cletus told me about because I was slack. anyway Zebra finally had one come into stock at the end of June so I went out this morning and plucked it out of this gladly all bolts came out with out a fight and it ended up with this It’s 8.8 inches of Ford goodness, 31 spline axles, factory disc brakes with onboard handbrake, it’s a 3L73 so 3.73 ratio LSD, need to source another short side axle, shorten the long side down 3” and it will be just narrower than the factory mopar and is the same stud pattern as the VJ valiant front brakes I’m using, it’s a well documented thing to do in the USA so there’s an abundance of information about it online.
  9. @RUNAMUCK Yeah I have a thread on FABO already (pretty much a copy and paste of this one) will be asking a few questions closer to the time, @piazzanoob the shape of the wheel arches are actually fairly complex, would be more work to fix than replacing the the full 1/4, there is a bunch of bog in places that doesn’t make sense etc, just shit in general haha.
  10. @piazzanoob Yeah the budget has long since been forgotten haha, at least once it’s done it will be right. And I imagine it will drive a whole lot better that it did haha, It needs both rear 1/4 panels. They are available from classic industries so just a matter of getting the money together and get them ordered.
  11. Haha I’m leaning more to tubbing it than not so will see what happens when I start cutting the 1/4s off
  12. Well I picked the car up from R3 Fabrications, well I picked up what’s left of it haha, that’s all the parts that were on the car when I dropped it off, car is all straight and back home so that I can continue to strip under seal off, and start saving, plan will be to buy new rear 1/4s from the states, have it blasted and dropped back to R3 to be put back together so is a sizeably large financial requirement so may be a while away, And now there is an internal fight with myself as to whether I should Or shouldn’t mini tub it while it’s in this state
  13. Yeah I’m going for as close to the factory blue as I can, but near enough will be good enough haha. heard from Greg at R3, car is on the chassis machine, its not too bad but does need a few tweaks.