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 Post subject: 1975 dodge colt-new project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:23 pm 

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finally picked the car up this morning :D . be getting into the car in [img]the next few weeks to see what it needs. there is some rust on the car, but just surface rust. i'll post as i go along.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:28 pm 
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Looks pretty good. Take some pics of the engine and the interior too when you get a chance.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:50 pm 

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i definitely will. i've heard the engine run and it sounds ok. the clutch pedal is on the floor and loose. it looks like the clutch cable. there is an oil leak and looks like it's coming from the valve cover. we'll find out soon. i'll post as i discover things. i guess for 100.00 you can't ask for too much. i'm glad she didn't even think about junking it.


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Awkward 70s color: check. wagon: check. chrome roofrack: check. I love this thing :tu:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:40 pm 
That's not too bad looking for $100, especially if it runs! I paid $200 for mine with a bad motor. You will find most mechanical parts easy to source, it's the body/trim parts that can be a little elusive. I've been trying to find a good dashpad for mine for almost 2 years. :cry:

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man thats a screaming deal for a runner. A set fo decent wheels and a bit of loweirng will transform that thing from poopy to awesome. I tried tog et my gf tog et it, tbu she wasnt having a wagon. She wants a 411 sss instead :roll:

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At least she likes old cars. That puts you way ahead of most of us! :lol:

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[quote="city hunter"]man thats a screaming deal for a runner. A set fo decent wheels and a bit of loweirng will transform that thing from poopy to awesome. quote]

Yeppers. That's very cool. :tu:8)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:41 am 
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That's not too bad looking for $100, especially if it runs! I paid $200 for mine with a bad motor. You will find most mechanical parts easy to source, it's the body/trim parts that can be a little elusive. I've been trying to find a good dashpad for mine for almost 2 years. :cry:

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The dash on your Colt looks like it has the same dimensions as the dashes we have on Arrows, I bet you could fit an Arrow dashcap on there. They're pretty cheap too, there's one on eBay for $52.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:20 am 

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always loved the style of the old small wagons.
i want to make sure that it is running in good order first. probably do a little body work while waiting for parts. i haven't really looked into the dimensions on the dash yet. the family will be going on vacation next week and i will be digging into it once we get back.
anyone know the easiest way to drop it?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:55 am 
Easiest is to cut the front springs and put blocks in the back.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:04 pm 
I don't know if I would drop it, I had a Dodge Colt (four door sedan, not wagon) which would bottom out if people sat in back, in fact the previous over had raised the rear end to prevent this, I set it back to normal because I rarely had people in the back, but it may be a problem if you lower it.


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Sometimes looking good takes sacrifices :P

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:38 am 

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i agree. i will eventually drop it a little. the only ones who would ride in the back are my 2 kids, 1 and 4 years old. not too much weight there.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:01 pm 
If there are bottoming issues, there are a few easy fixes if it comes to that. Good quality new shocks would help a lot. Dump it in the weeds! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:57 am 
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How are you progressing with this? It's just like mine, just an American version.
I can't drop mine at all, all four wheels rub now. But I have widened my track by 6 inches, here's some pics of mine.
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