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1964 Dodge 440

Work in Progress

“MO” Steve writes from SW Iowa: I dragged this 1964 Dodge 440 home about year ago: less interior, engine, and tranny. 1964 Dodge 440, front
The next few months I bought a late 413 from a motor home, a couple of transmissions, a bellhousing, a pair of early 1970’s 440 heads, a pair of HP magnum exhaust manifolds and some other stuff. And another 1964 Dodge parts car. 1964 Dodge 440, front

This winter I have stripped the parts car and removed all the front sheet metal. I have repaired the front crossmember-tranny mount that someone had gotten carried away with a flame wrench. 1964 Dodge 440, driver side
I am now in the process of mocking up the engine, bellhouse, tranny, and clutch linkage. Once I know I have all the parts and they will fit, I will disassemble, including taking out the K member. 1964 Dodge 440, passenger side
1964 Dodge 440, passenger side front Then the Mopar will be sandblasted from the front of the doors forward.
1964 Dodge 440, passenger side, rear I will do all the frame-firewall painting and K member work before I reinstall it.
I have worked on several projects including building-painting Harleys, and my 1956 Chrysler, but this is my first 1962-1965. We have always had Mopars in the family and I did order a new 1968 1/2 Plymouth Roadrunner. 1964 Dodge 440, rear

The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Web site and the 1962-1965 Mopar Mail List Club have been a wealth of information!

Update October 2009: I have been accumulating parts and working on the Dodge. The Mopar will be built just as I would have in the mid-1960’s: 413 cop engine with hidden later years technology, stock looking distributor, stock 440 Magnum exhaust manifolds (probably a 3310 Holley), 4 speed, 3:55 SureGrip 8 3/4. The Dodge will see mostly Street but occasional Strip action.

Progress Update Photos

Follow the work with photos of the restoration.

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Thanks, “MO”!

You picked a nice example to start on a 1962 to 1965 Mopar restoration!   smile!

Gary H.

February 16, 2009; October 3, 2009; July 21, 2010

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