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  • Shorty Thompson
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    It ain't the Imperial , but damn ! that's nice . Aren't the rear fenders suppose to be removable ?

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  • rlsbee
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    That's a really nice car. I've always liked them. There is one of 'em sitting under a carport near a school that I work at. I doesn't look too bad. I might have to stop and see if it's for sale, after seeing what you did.

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  • BK
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    Originally posted by gn300 View Post
    This ones done whats next?
    46 Olds got painted yesterday

    Color is six coats of Challenger metallic black, three coats of Mary Kay Pink, and three coats of Cadillac Metallic Peal Red.





    First of many coats of clear



    Door pontoons and dash today, bumpers on Friday, wet sanding over the weekend, reassembly Monday. These photos were taken by an iPhone -- the car really looks great.

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  • BK
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    Originally posted by QMopar View Post
    I'm about to do the same thing to my 83 Imperial but I'm going with a full MPFI Magnum / 518 (actually 46RH) swap from a 94 Dodge 1 ton van. I'd like to have it done this summer. Did you keep the stock 727 and 8 1/4?

    Yours looks great,

    ~Q
    I could have sworn the transmission was a 904 and no I didn't keep it. I did keep the 8 1/4" rearend that I rebuilt and painted before finding the 8 3/4.

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  • Hemi Metal
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    That is a great car and a great job done. A truly originally styled car.

    Have only recently discovered this model when doing some research on Mopars of this era. From what I have read they had some interesting editions of this car such as the FS Blue but it seems that the EFI system gave alot of problems. You would think after the problems they had with the Electro-Jector engines in DeSotos over twenty years earlier that they would have been able to build reliable EFI.

    I was wondering if this model had a 360cid as an option and if anyone has successfully run a factory EFI system in their Imperial?

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  • QMopar
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    Cool

    I'm about to do the same thing to my 83 Imperial but I'm going with a full MPFI Magnum / 518 (actually 46RH) swap from a 94 Dodge 1 ton van. I'd like to have it done this summer. Did you keep the stock 727 and 8 1/4?

    Yours looks great,

    ~Q

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  • rl78
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    the car looks great and the crate engine sets it apart from any other. i'd fill up the tank and take a road trip. then let the smiles and memory of days gone by flow.

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  • gn300
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    This ones done whats next?

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  • shelbyzguy
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    thats one sharp ride

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  • Shorty Thompson
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    Te,,,,,,ll ya what . Let me drive it for ya . I'll take real good care of it , and send ya pics monthly on it well being . What'd ya say to that ?:ROFLMAO:

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  • BK
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    Finished






    Sadly I never drive the car and should sell it.

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  • BK
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    Dual Exhaust (Flowmasters, X-pipe, and high flow cats), wheels, finish interior



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  • BK
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    Under the hood





    March Serpentine polished Billet Pullies and polished Sandin AC.





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  • BK
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    Parts ordered:



    400hp 360 motor - pump gas

    Le Carrera Steering Wheel


    Chrome rechromed



    17" Wheels


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    Spitfire Ty-Y headers

    CRT Street Strip Trans and PTC Convertor

    Back from paint




    Replaced 8.25" rear with 8.75 with Suregrip 741 from 68 Charger, and 3.55:1 gears. New Gas Tank and sending unit.

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  • Shorty Thompson
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    Keep them coming ! Gives inspiration .

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