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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Just a thought, the options on 15" tires are shrinking month to month it seems, especially if you want a speed rating over 80mph, as OEM's push sizes bigger each year. You might want to consider 16's or even 17's to give yourself more tire choices while still having a good sidewall percentage for the look you want, or at least confirm availability of your tires before springing for the set.
    M/T has the ones I want. So do several other manufacturers. Thanks for the heads up though. I would have liked to go with 18's rear and 17" front but I'm not rich.
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    Here's a few more pics from the beginning of this build and along the way.
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    The preceding photos show the red 318 small block removed by sliding it out on the K Frame from underneath the front of the car.
    The rear view of the 70 Road Runner rear bumper mock up and the try out of 1968 Cougar tail lights as an option.
    The RR bumper cut in half and that half positioned correctly to make the outer profile of the bumper end match the upsweep of the quarter panel tail extension edge. In order to determine how much metal to add to the center of the bumper to make it the right length.
    The passenger side floor pan cut out for replacement.
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    This what I'm talking about when I say getting the upsweep angle right...
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    This is what i'm talking about when I say getting the fender nose swept back to a 90* angle with the front of the car.
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    The 67 Charger front grill & headlights mocked up on the 67 Coronet with both fender noses swept back. This is the 'look" i was going for. It echos the rear face with the WIDE look of the 66 T Bird lights.
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    This is inspiration for the Express' interior look.
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    This ride was inspiration for the front bumper sectioning and the rear bumper mods to suck it up to the sheet metal.
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    This is what I mean when I say sectioned front bumper and why it was needed. The angle at the end, in the yellow circle, was no longer correct after sweeping the fender nose back to 90*. Plus, the curve forward of the bumper, where the yellow line is, had to be swept back to straight across and about 3/4" had to be taken out of the bumper length on each end as well to get the look and each end had to be rebent around towards the fender a bit and the trailing edge reshaped slightly to mirror the fender reveal line for the bumper end pocket.
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    The 67 Plymouth Sport Fury rear seat 'topper' as base for roadster panels.
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    The hand fabricated steel Hemi WO-23 hood scoop.
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    Well, it's been a couple of years...

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    Been two years but you've made progress!! The Coronet is gonna be a sweet, sweet ride and have people scratching their heads with the "...It's different, but I can't figure out HOW it's different!!" comments. Thanks for posting!
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    Wow, great job!
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