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1965 Dodge Coronet 500

Works in Progress

Doug Stevenson writes:
Here is my 1965 Coronet 500
before a trip to be bead blasted.
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 as purchased

The 500 has been completely stripped, with absolutely everything removed. The frame has welded in frame connectors. The 8 3/4 rear end has been shortened 3 1/5 inches, wheel wells moved in 3 inches on each side, and springs also moved in 3 inches on each side. The Dodge also has new super stock springs. An 8 point bar has also been welded in.

There is some body work still to do. I plan to get fiberglass hood, trunk, front fenders, bumpers, and possibly doors. I am going to weld in some patch panels in the floor also, even though they aren't real bad. Once all of the body work is done it will be painted white, and it will be painted on a rotisserie. The interior will be red.

1965 Dodge Coronet 500 in primer Here’s the 500 after it was blasted then primed.

I plan to put in a low block, big block stroker motor with aluminum heads. I am hoping for consistent mid 10's, but still being able to drive it on the street, if I bolt on tires and exhaust.

The car is a Coronet 500, so it had a/c, buckets with floor shifter/console, and am radio. I have all of the original parts.

I will keep everyone updated as work progresses.
Great work, Doug!

The Dodge looks fast even in primer!

Look forward to your progress! Good luck!

Gary H.

January 7, 2002

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