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    building a rwd daytona

    im looking for pic's and if anyone has any plans to build the frame work.I was given a very clean 87 Daytona that was gutted but all parts are there but motor and trans. I have a built 360 and 4spd,to put in it.Any help would be great.dodgeman137@yahoo.com thanks

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    It's on the other forum, but here is a thread with lots of pictures. This guy does amazing work.

    http://www.turbododge.com/forums/f11...e-daytona.html

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    Kenny Exline at www.exlinecustomauto.com used to build them. Last time I talked to him he wasn't planning on making any more, but you could always ask. He does excellent work.

    Here's the build thread on my car. Almost the same as a Daytona.

    http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...ght=FRAME+TIES
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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead24-7 View Post
    Kenny Exline at www.exlinecustomauto.com used to build them. Last time I talked to him he wasn't planning on making any more, but you could always ask. He does excellent work.

    Here's the build thread on my car. Almost the same as a Daytona.

    http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...ght=FRAME+TIES
    hello gearhead24-7,just got done looking at your pics of the build very nice.did you build the rear frame and the front frame what rack did you use I have a sweet rack from my dirt stock car that im going to try also thinking about putting a quick change rearend in it.I see you used a 9" did you have it narrowed.My car is 1987 shelbyZ,was given to me it was gutted no motor,and front seats are gone.My plan for this car is sleeper,i have a 440 for it and a 727 trans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead24-7 View Post
    Kenny Exline at www.exlinecustomauto.com used to build them. Last time I talked to him he wasn't planning on making any more, but you could always ask. He does excellent work.

    Here's the build thread on my car. Almost the same as a Daytona.

    http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...ght=FRAME+TIES
    hello gearhead24-7,just got done looking at your pics of the build very nice.did you build the rear frame and the front frame what rack did you use I have a sweet rack from my dirt stock car that im going to try also thinking about putting a quick change rearend in it.I see you used a 9" did you have it narrowed.My car is 1987 shelbyZ,was given to me it was gutted no motor,and front seats are gone.My plan for this car is sleeper,i have a 440 for it and a 727 trans. thanks luckyrat.

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    Thanks, it was quite a project. Kenny fabricated the front crossmember and the rear subframe to my specs. It uses a Mustang rack, just because they're cheap and readily available. The rear end is actually a stock 8 3/4 Mopar out of a 73 Challenger, I'm just using spacers to change the bolt pattern until I have the new axles made.
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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    by chance do you still have the specs or the plans for the rear frame.

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    It was just sketched out on a piece of notebook paper, I don't think I kept it.
    '88 Lebaron convertible. RWD 408/A500/8.75" 466hp/511tq. First pass coming soon.... '05 Magnum R/T. 13.79@102 Member SWPA-SDAC. The Steel city chapter.

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    starting to round up the stuff I need to start on my 87 Daytona,I got lucky and found a new complete factory RWD conversion kit it has every thing hubs,rotors,calipers,frame,trans mount,motor mount frame,I have got a 8.25 rear dif.it is 54" between backing plates,i know it is small but the thing can be built up you can use the compete disc brake assembly from 92 jeep gran,it will bolt right on and it is 5x4.5 on the axles,can also use the sure track pos.unit I will start posting pic's as soon as I get it in the shop

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    And so it begins.........

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    Nice build.

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    My factory rwd conversion kit is being shipped now I can't wait to get it I got the deal of a life time the complete factory rwd conversion kit with everything for $800 all brand new I will post pictures when I get it to my shop

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    That's an amazing steal! $800 is a good buy!

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    Pics when you get a delivery!

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    got pics on my phone im trying to load them

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    been long time gotten busy with work and have not been able to work on my project. just sold my house and getting things packed up for the big move to Klamath falls my son and I are going to start building the front frame to convert to v8,i have the complete kit to go off of and im just wondering if anyone will be interested in buying frames after we start building them, we will be selling them painted black or for extra money we can powder coat them in colors,I also have list of parts for the hubs, spindles,rotors.

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    Quote Originally Posted by luckyrat View Post
    been long time gotten busy with work and have not been able to work on my project. just sold my house and getting things packed up for the big move to Klamath falls my son and I are going to start building the front frame to convert to v8,i have the complete kit to go off of and im just wondering if anyone will be interested in buying frames after we start building them, we will be selling them painted black or for extra money we can powder coat them in colors,I also have list of parts for the hubs, spindles,rotors.
    I was just saying to myself someone should reproduce those Mopar v8 conversion kit K-frames in tubular chromoly steel or whatever appropriate material.
    I think you'd fine some interested folks.
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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    Quote Originally Posted by luckyrat View Post
    been long time gotten busy with work and have not been able to work on my project. just sold my house and getting things packed up for the big move to Klamath falls my son and I are going to start building the front frame to convert to v8,i have the complete kit to go off of and im just wondering if anyone will be interested in buying frames after we start building them, we will be selling them painted black or for extra money we can powder coat them in colors,I also have list of parts for the hubs, spindles,rotors.
    I may not be able to buy one in the near future, but would like to know details and potential price point

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    Re: building a rwd daytona

    See if you can improve on the MOPAR design like Kenny Exline did. The MOPAR conversion kit leaves a bit to be desired for suspension geometry, especially the Ackermann due to the relocation of the steering.

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