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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-21 9:42 PM (#572139 - in reply to #539179)
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bought some "potential" seats from a 2004 Cadillac Deville.

Over the winter I will decide. I had to grab these before someone else did, I got the fronts, backs, console and seat belts for 160$ out the door...

Power leather even heated seats. They have the computer attached. and the console has a fan in the back for the passengers... cant be strong though...

Oh and they have cigarette lighter plug ins at the bottom also. I can easily sell them for more than I paid if i dont use them.

I am thinking turquoise around the outside, blue/pattern in the centers.  When the console is set correctly is almost looks like a bench seat.  I will bump up the cushion a bit also, although these are pretty comfortable already.

So I get safety, comfort and functionality while giving up originality.  I can actually use lap belts, head rests also in the back seat and comfort if I put them in.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-23 2:12 PM (#572225 - in reply to #539179)
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wow bad paint job but basic concept



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-11-02 2:32 PM (#572801 - in reply to #539179)
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okay consolidating projects... I think its going to be a 57/58 regal lancer... Willow Green on White... or White on Willow Green...

I will keep the 57 front end I guess? You can swap at will.

I think I like the 58 front end better



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Posted 2018-11-02 2:43 PM (#572802 - in reply to #539179)
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Posted 2018-11-02 2:50 PM (#572803 - in reply to #539179)
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Just a little rot going on there If you have a Regal Lancer, it would be better to keep the trim with the car. But a willow green Regal does look pretty good. One thing I don't like about the Regal is the hooded headlight chrome from the '58 Windsor. I think it looks a lot better with the standard Dodge trim. I recently found out that the headlight bezels could have been painted body color as a springs special option. That's pretty cool, and I am going to do that with mine. I have always preferred the '58 grille too, but lately, the '57 is really growing on me.
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Posted 2018-11-02 3:08 PM (#572806 - in reply to #572803)
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-11-02 3:18 PM (#572808 - in reply to #539179)
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Im thinking I like option 2 better...

I dont have a regal lancer,  just the trim.

This would be a clone



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Posted 2018-11-02 4:37 PM (#572815 - in reply to #572808)
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If you don't use the Regal Lancer trim ( I hope you do) I would love to be the new owner of it! If you were thinking of selling it of course...

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-11-02 4:44 PM (#572816 - in reply to #539179)
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hah dude its take a lot of money and time to get a complete set of regal lancer trim You couldn't imagine

I picked up the last NOS pieces off Len Dawson. I think he has one quarter panel and one fender piece left.

 

I think this is it, 60 Willow Green on White, turquise interior.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-01-16 1:03 PM (#576875 - in reply to #539179)
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I bought a willow green desoto to check the color, looks pretty good.

I got the paint from TCP, single stage eurethane. I will see how it goes. I am really thinking willow green and black, but I already have the white put down... uhg…

Im moving the 58 Plymouth to have some room to work so i completely rewire the car with a modern harness.







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Posted 2019-01-17 7:46 AM (#576917 - in reply to #539179)
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Go Mike Go!

Cant wait to see your Dodge car get a color. I recon the black looks better, just seems to make the car and the green jump out!


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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-02-04 11:07 AM (#577821 - in reply to #539179)
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I will probably paint it white, then next year paint it black
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-02-11 12:35 PM (#578075 - in reply to #539179)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxZ3BtSAGek

Just did a short video on my Hemi
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-02-12 8:18 PM (#578123 - in reply to #539179)
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Picked up a set of vintiques smoothie rims at summit clearance... I tried to figure out a reason not to buy them... but bolt pattern, paint perfect, offset, 6 inches wide... 100$ uhg I can use them to store the cars with later if I switch...

And picked up an alternator off a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee to experiment with. It is a 3 wire so it will work. Externally regulated, 160 amp, internal fan...

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=357981&cc=1430895&jsn=429



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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-02-13 7:12 PM (#578180 - in reply to #539179)
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Rofl now that I have nearly all the 59 front end parts... Voila... the worlds only soon to be "57", "58" and "59" Dodge Regal Lancer...

I might as well paint the 59 parts and have them ready. I can get the 59 bumper chromed later. I already have the 57 and 58 front end ready to go.

I will need to swap over the trim though on the 59.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-02-15 11:01 PM (#578274 - in reply to #539179)
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Regal Lancer trim collection complete! hah... wow that took a while...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-02-22 9:55 PM (#578534 - in reply to #539179)
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let the 59 Grill collecting commence!

I think im going to have them chrome painted...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-03-21 1:50 PM (#579669 - in reply to #539179)
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got some inner seat material...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-03-24 7:28 PM (#579845 - in reply to #539179)
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outer seat is marine vinyl turqouise... brand new batch stinks, had to air it out...







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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-04-17 8:14 PM (#581051 - in reply to #539179)
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welder up the door trim holes, im going to double sided tape the regal lancer trim on, no more leaks!





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Posted 2019-04-17 8:36 PM (#581055 - in reply to #539179)
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Now you'll just have irreplaceable trim fall off in the heat & wind.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-04-17 8:48 PM (#581057 - in reply to #539179)
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hah yeah i might drill some small holes... well see... i am painting backs of doors and under the hood tomorrow! testing willow green...

I will make sure they are secure, a full length 3m double sided tape 1/2 wide would be hell to remove i think.

Ive scrapped the idea of using a EFI carb setup... just to many issues.

Ill get a holley 4 barrell.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-04-18 5:45 PM (#581113 - in reply to #539179)
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scuffed and repainted back of doors and hood... im seriously looking at some black... maybe 3 tone... black white and willow green...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-05-04 11:55 PM (#581789 - in reply to #539179)
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working on custom power steering bracket







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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-05-10 12:56 AM (#581988 - in reply to #539179)
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welded up all the trim holes... I may 3m double sided the regal lancer trim... maybe...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-05-20 1:35 AM (#582305 - in reply to #539179)
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reshot the fender liners, wanted them with a bit of shine, the rust protection didnt really shine...





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Posted 2019-05-20 7:24 AM (#582308 - in reply to #581988)
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mikes2nd - 2019-05-10 12:56 AM

welded up all the trim holes... I may 3m double sided the regal lancer trim... maybe...



Maybe not a bad idea, as the trim holes is usually where it starts to rust. But I would make at least one bolted connection, just to be sure. Nice project btw, I always thought the Regal Lancer is one of the best looking cars ever build. It must have been "fun" to source all the trim for this project!
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-05-20 8:59 AM (#582313 - in reply to #539179)
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I am drilling holes for the end pieces. It was a royal pita finding this stuff. I got lucky honestly and found the ends. They weren't cheap of course. I will be making two front fender pieces out of normal trim, a 57 quarter panel just happens to be a upper regal lancer fender piece since it is curved.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-05-20 8:00 PM (#582338 - in reply to #539179)
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painted door jams and firewall...



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Powerflite
Posted 2019-05-20 8:51 PM (#582345 - in reply to #539179)
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That's the way I like to paint them too. Remove doors and paint entire jams, firewall, cowl, maybe floor at the same time. I didn't do it this way on my black '57, and now I regret it because it makes for more work later.
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Posted 2019-05-21 7:49 AM (#582357 - in reply to #582338)
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mikes2nd - 2019-05-20 8:00 PM

painted door jams and firewall...


That is a nice color! Are you building a Regal Lancer in seafoam green?! That is awesome.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-05-21 10:53 AM (#582366 - in reply to #539179)
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yeah hah 3 tone.. i think 3 tones are too much but im doing it for now, I can always reshoot the roof/trunk black if i absolutely hate it i guess.

black stripe/willow green regal with white roof/trunk

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