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    The Prosthetic Leg Beige Aspen Coupe

    Been offline for awhile but figured I would share what I've been working on for the past year. Hopefully it let's me load pictures.

    I started by finding rot free 80 Coupe 30 mins from the house. Surprisingly for a Michigan car it was in remarkable with underneath still have 98% of the factory paint underneath and the outside paint was comparable to are new daily drivers. Truly a chance of a lifetime find despite it being the most basic of the base models. The previous owner was nice enough to throw in Schumaker motor mounts and a 8 1/4 Suregrip with 3.55s for the purchase price. I gave it a early Super Pac treatment and jacked the rear end high in the air to accommodate for the 295/50/15s. I sourced a 1977 360 from a local friend to throw in it and a lockup 904 from another local. I then replaced the base model interior with a 79-80 highland interior complete with center console and a b&m rachet shifter. Had a fun summer with it last year till I nuked the transmission doing burnouts. I then had a Reverse Manual Vavlebody 904 Built to accommodate any future modifications. I plan on adding Early Aspen R/T stripes this year and putting my new leafs springs on.
    1977 Dodge Aspen Sport Coupe, 1980 Aspen R/T clone, 1979 Volare Wagon Premier, 1972 D300 Camper Special Crew Cab, 1993 Plymouth Sundance Duster, 1990 W150, 1986 Ramcharger

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    Some early pictures of the build. All done in my driveway.Click image for larger version. 

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    1977 Dodge Aspen Sport Coupe, 1980 Aspen R/T clone, 1979 Volare Wagon Premier, 1972 D300 Camper Special Crew Cab, 1993 Plymouth Sundance Duster, 1990 W150, 1986 Ramcharger

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    The pictures got a bit out of order for some reason. I'm also running A-body hooker headers with the 3" axle dump. The washer in the one picture is for the iso-clamp delete. The wheels are old American Racing outlaw 2s, 14x7 with 215/70/14 and 15x10 with 295/50/15.
    1977 Dodge Aspen Sport Coupe, 1980 Aspen R/T clone, 1979 Volare Wagon Premier, 1972 D300 Camper Special Crew Cab, 1993 Plymouth Sundance Duster, 1990 W150, 1986 Ramcharger

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    Wow seeing these pix all at once really gives a good idea how much you've accomplished there.
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    Looks like a lot of fun.

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    Heck of a transformation! Amazing the lack of rust, considering it's a salt belt car. Must have had good care and rarely, or never, driven in the winter.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Owned since 1987, big block since 1989
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    It actually was owned by a little old lady before me and lived its life in a heated and cooled garage and never seen snow. Amazing part about this car is EVERYTHING works from the clock to the factory radio blaring toons outta the factory speakers. It's truly a time capsule and I wish I could find 10 more of them in the same condition for the price I paid
    1977 Dodge Aspen Sport Coupe, 1980 Aspen R/T clone, 1979 Volare Wagon Premier, 1972 D300 Camper Special Crew Cab, 1993 Plymouth Sundance Duster, 1990 W150, 1986 Ramcharger

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    Took a chance on a eBay chin spoiler and goodness the quality was amazing

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    And it fit right up without all the usual headaches of trying to center one? Seems the centers are always too short and the side flares have to be drawn in ridiculously tight and on a bind to mate up. That actually looks like it Really Fits! Would you measure your center section? I'd like to know if they've modified the original to be what it always should have been.
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