Over a year and off for finish paint

I disassembled the car at the end of September 07, just took it to finish painting this last wednesday.
Brief history, car is original 70 swinger 340 4spd., it was in okay condition. I stripped it completely, put it on a rotisserie, soda blasted and sand blasted complete down to bare metal.
I had goals of a mid ten's street car that I could drive a few times a week.
Replaced front floor pans and 1 hear quarter, had 6pnt cage installed with swing open doors they are also removable, as well as the rear set bar. Had laser cut frame connectors welded in, also added the shock tower to fire wall braces and the front frame rail connector.

Went with the RMS alterkation front with manual rack, and there street lynx triangulated 4 link rear with coil overs.

Had Hughes build 426 stroker, the one on there web page, over 620 hp and a bit over 600ft lbs torgue. Also running a 100 shot of juice. We ceramic coated the entire engine inside and out with appropriate coatings, (heat dispersant or thermal barrier ect..)

Had Cope Racing build a 727, using a precision 3500 stall, us cartool shaft loop, reinforced 8.75 housing , shortened 1.75 inches. Running 373 gears, M/T street slicks 255/60/R15, also had a 3 inch drive shaft with 1350 u joints.

I had the dash customized by redline gauges, and the dash pad done by just dashes. I used xv tilt column for steering and have an xv electric window kit for all four windows to finish installing still, as well as other interior stuff.

I had the underside painted the color of the car ( lamborghini orange pearl), I saw it on the concept cuda. The rest of the body was blocked once. Then I got it and installed all the fun stuff. I had a guy that works at our shop help me with it all as well as another mopar buddy. I really enjoyed the whole project so far, cant wait to get it back towards the end of Jan. from the paint shop, then to the upholster to have the vinyl roof, head liner, carpet, and door panels done. Hope this wasn't too long winded, here are some pics.

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