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Thread: Lucky Paul's Christine build

  1. #21
    Here are a few pics! Pulled the motor... getting ready to strip her down!









    And I got my donor spindles from this lol



    And I'm in love with this axle! Just wish it w asnt shortened so much... Going to have to think this on through...




  2. #22
    Looks like a nice car to start with. Doing the full bore "Christine Conversion"? Interested to know what power plant your planning on using! :)

  3. #23
    Yup! Going Christine with the build. I almost have all the parts I need. I have a 1978 RV 440 that's going into this car. It's getting a dual quad so it will still look real similar to Christine's motor.

    Only issue I have run into is I'm using 15 inch wheels to clear the disk brakes so I can't use the original 58 hubcaps. I'm still trying to figure that out.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by cloverdragger View Post
    Yup! Going Christine with the build. I almost have all the parts I need. I have a 1978 RV 440 that's going into this car. It's getting a dual quad so it will still look real similar to Christine's motor.

    Only issue I have run into is I'm using 15 inch wheels to clear the disk brakes so I can't use the original 58 hubcaps. I'm still trying to figure that out.
    Smaller calipers??
    Captain Keep-On-Thread strikes again!!!

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by cloverdragger View Post
    Yup! Going Christine with the build. I almost have all the parts I need. I have a 1978 RV 440 that's going into this car. It's getting a dual quad so it will still look real similar to Christine's motor.

    Only issue I have run into is I'm using 15 inch wheels to clear the disk brakes so I can't use the original 58 hubcaps. I'm still trying to figure that out.
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    Hmmm. One way is to trim the wheel lips off of a set of 14" wheels and weld them to 15" wheels. I think there are some youtube videos on this. Or pick up some 1970 Plymouth full wheel covers and to make them look more authentic; use the centers of some 1958 caps using industrial grade adhesive. You can do it!

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    "She'll Start, You'll Need These."

  6. #26
    I heard you could use 15" beauty trim rings with the 14" cap but don't remember where I heard it.

  7. #27
    Yup, I think I have found about the same information. I could weld a 14 inch wheel lip on to the 15 inch wheel, or I did see the 14 inch beauty ring trick too somewhere. It's not a deal breaker to use a 15 inch hub cap but I want to try to keep it as "christine" as possible LOL

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  9. #29
    SO talking with the FuryJim, the 1971 Plymouth 15" hubcaps are REALLY close to looking like the original 14" 58 caps. I sold off all 5 58 caps I had (Marc got 2 of them) and I got 4 71 Plymouth caps from Jim.

    On a side note, I was able to find and purchase the final Bumper wing I needed!! Photos to come! NOS for the win!!

  10. #30
    Thank again!
    "She'll Start, You'll Need These."

  11. #31
    Show us those hubcaps matey!!
    Captain Keep-On-Thread strikes again!!!

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