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Everything that's going on with the build will be linked from here.

The picture above is courtesy of the Internet and is a fair representation of what this Polara will look like when its done. I'm not 100% sold on the Max Wedge scoop yet but I love the stance, wheels, tires, and color. Basically, instead of an artists concept, I found someone else who had the same vision as I do.

Originally I had planned for this car to be black on 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. 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

Modern Drums for Tapered Axle Rear Ends

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