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The picture above is courtesy of the Internet and is a fair representation of what this Polara will look like when its done. The 5" hemi scoop will be a little much for my purposes but a 3" will work just fine. Other than that I absolutely love the stance, tires, and color. Basically, instead of an artists concept I managed to find someone who had the same vision as I do.

Originally I had planned for this car to be black on black and if you've been following this build you'll know the original name for the car was Elvira. That worked when the plan was to paint the car black, however I came to realize there are just too many black Dodge Polaras out there. The change actually came when I decided to go with steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps. A black car with black wheels is just too dull.... but bright white will be outstanding and fairly unusual. Therefore the decision was made to change the color. The overall theme of a 2nd day 426 Street Wedge recreation will not change but some custom touches will undoubtedly be added here and there. If you're not familiar with the term 2nd day, it represents what someone might have added to the car a few days or weeks after purchasing it new. Items such as headers, an aftermarket intake, tac etc. So, although it won't be bone stock it will be a fair representation of what someone might have done to a brand new 1964 Polara back in the day.

Getting Started

Finishing the 440

Making a Custom Street Wedge Air Cleaner

Disassembling the Body

Patching the Floors

Subframe Connectors and Rotisserie

Removing 52 Year Old Undercoating

Repairing Rust and Other Important Stuff

Initial Body Work

Undercoating and some Interior Work

Gas Tank and Rear Suspension Installation

Painting the Engine Compartment and Wheels

Assembling the Engine and Trans as a Unit

Engine/Trans and Master Cylinder Installation

Front Suspension, Brakes, and small fixes

Exhaust System

Doors, AC, and Fenders

Finishing the AC Installation

A Change of Direction

Completed Dash

Installing the Dash an Other Stuff

Wiring, Wiring, and more Wiring

Restoring a 54 Year Old Steering Wheel

Headliner and Glass Installation

Cooling System Installation

Breathing life into the 440

Back to Work

The Tail of Three Carburetors

Something's Not Right

Bodywork and Final Primer

Interior.... Where No Man Has Gone Before

Interior.... Part Deux

Interior.... Part Deux - Part Deux

Interior.... A Never Ending Exercise in Learning New Skills.

Interior.... The Final Chapter.

Paint Part One.

Paint Part Deux.

Modern Drums for Tapered Axle Rear Ends

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