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A_Roldan 09-06-2008 09:16 AM

Just signed up-project pictures included.
 
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Hi. My name is Angel and I live in the NW Suburbs of Chicago. I currently have a 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 w/ a Slant 6 that I am going to restore. Not to original, factory condition though. Just some slight modifications.

I do large format, technical illustrations and signage for a living - I draw them. I'm an illustrator and a graphic designer. Years ago (on a previous path of my life) I worked as a mechanic. I re-built trannys for a few years and worked at a Ford dealership as a "trim and electrical" technician. So now I'm back to working on project cars after a 10 year break!

New to body work - doing my best and learing as I go along!

I am posting some pictures of my project as it was when it arrived. I will have to take some current pictures soon.

Hopefully I will be able to contribute sometime in some way to this community forum. Thanks.

Centerline 09-06-2008 10:02 AM

Welcome to Hotrodders.com!

As a fellow Mopar fan I can tell you its nice to have another one on this board. Presently we are outnumbered by a bunch of SBC guys. :D

Enjoy yourself and have a look around. Lots of good info here.

Welcome.

A_Roldan 09-06-2008 10:07 AM

Looking for information is what brought me here. You can bet I'll be all over the various parts of these boards! Thanks.

I guess the first obvious question is, "how do I upload a custom avatar?"...

I'll take a look through the FAQs when I'm done working. It's easier to sit here and shoot off a quick forum reply than it is to sit here and browse through a bunch of questions when I'm supposed to be drawing signs! :nono:

malc 09-06-2008 10:44 AM

How to get your custom avatar.

Welcome. :welcome:

AntnyL 09-06-2008 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Centerline
Welcome to Hotrodders.com!

As a fellow Mopar fan I can tell you its nice to have another one on this board. Presently we are outnumbered by a bunch of SBC guys. :D

Enjoy yourself and have a look around. Lots of good info here.

Welcome.

Yes, welcome! :welcome: I'm one of those SBC guys that Centerline despises (just kidding), but I'm a Mopar fan too. I had a 67 Barracuda coupe about 20 years ago, turned it into a "pro touring" type car. Back then, it was called a road racer. Anywho, we'll be following along with your buildup, so get it going! Ciao.

Antny

A_Roldan 09-07-2008 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malc

Thanks. I just sent an image.

Thanks to everyone for the replies.

I'm going to go weld something...

busterwivell 09-08-2008 04:30 PM

Yup. I'm one of those SBC guys, too..........but I've done a few Mopars in my day. I built up a nice rust-free 62 Dodge Custom 880 2 door hardtop, with a 440 and A/C and just a great cruiser. Some guy from Belgium saw it at the Pomona Swap Meet and had to own it........he does.
Bought a 73 Dart for $500 bucks, another rust free car. Rebuilt the 318, added cop wheels (painted white) with small caps, fixed the A/C, had the interior redone and used it for a daily driver for 150,000 miles. Some guy from Irvine California wanted to put a 360 in it and go racing......I gave him that opportunity.
What are your plans for your MOPAR? Keep us posted. They make nice cars, even if I don't own any anymore.

C-10 09-08-2008 07:41 PM

A Roldan welcome to Hotrodders.

I read in your sub-title: "Yeah It's got a slant six in it."

Around my household the slant six is affectionately known as "the leaning tower of power". :D :cool:

Oh yeah.

A_Roldan 09-11-2008 01:38 PM

Thanks to everyone for all the warm welcomes. I appreciate it.

First of all, Iím going to keep the Slant Six in there. Iím planning on upgrading it with some performance parts from Cliffords Performance. Iím also going to use the tips and tricks I can pick up at slantsix.org and do whatever I can to up the performance. I think (judging by some of the articles Iíve read) that I can get enough performance out of the ďleaning tower of powerĒ to keep me happyÖ we shall see. Iíll probably be the only one with a 69 B-Body that has a Slant Six in it for hundreds of miles!

I want to paint it green when Iím finished, but Iím not sure if it will be the same Light Green (F3) that it is now, or if Iíll go with a darker green.
The interior is going to be back to stock. Iíll re-cover the bench seats, re-do the dashboard and keep the column shifter. Since it will be my daily driver, Iím going to figure out how to get my MP3 player to work in the cabin, but I have a while before I have to worry about that!

I bought a 69 Charger flip-top gas cap from someone on eBay. It has the cap, ring and filler neck (plus it was cut out of the donor car so there is a good amount of metal around it too!). I am going to buy a new fuel tank for a 69 Charger and customize my Coronet by adding the gas cap. Iíve always loved the look of that gas cap on the rear fender of those old Chargers and this will be my way of adding a custom touch to my ride!

Those are my plans so far. Subject to change depending on my imagination. This is my hobby now and I am really enjoying it. Itís a great way to spend free-time when I get it! Iíll post progress pictures as I take them.

Thanks again to everyone for your interest and encouragement. It is very cool.

~Angel

matt167 09-11-2008 02:46 PM

I'v seen a few pretty Hot slant 6's.. up to 600 HP I have seen.. you put a turbo on it, the slant 6's respond very well. if the slant 6 is original to your Cornet, it's likely a very rare car.

A_Roldan 09-13-2008 02:21 PM

It is originally a 225 Slant 6 w/ a 904 trans and a 7 1/4 rear end. They are all there. I think i am the 3rd owner or so judging by the title and the info I received from the guy I bought it from.

I still have to reasearch all of this, of course, but I'm a little too busy welding together body parts to take the time to find out! LOL.

Anyway, I don't know how rare it is, but I will find out eventually. There are probably some numbers on how many were built with an original Slant Six somewhere...

Thanks.


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