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    Change Matchbox...need rust free doors & hatch...glass all around, stock bumpers

    Looking to do a change to Matchbox, wanting rust free door with roll up windows, hatch with glass, and stock bumpers. Reason being...I want to do a turbo swap on it too and drag race it in the National Muscle Car Association World Street Finals in September, a True Street Class....won in my PT Cruiser GT, want to win a world title in the Matchbox.

    Also wanting a turbo swap. At its current 1910 lb weight only 200 hp is needed to run in the high 12s...would need more than that after these heavier items are added. Also will put in a passenger seat and belt so the current future Mrs. Taylor can ride in it...not to mention A/C! Getting old and hate hot weather!
    [SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000]47 Time NHRA/IHRA drag race champ-----84 Plymouth Horizon/1 of 84 HO equipped from the factory/1910 lbs, 2.5 with carb, nearly 315,000 miles-----04 SRT4/S2 with S3 turbo/12.17 @ 119/DOTs/93 Octane/SOLD-----2003 PT Cruiser GT, won a True Street class at the 2017 National Muscle Car Association World Street Finals-----2010 Toyota Prius/my delivery truck, 77.9 mpg best and NOT A PLUG IN, nearly 230,000 miles and way over 5600 miles per month! [/COLOR][/SIZE]

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    Re: Change Matchbox...need rust free doors & hatch...glass all around, stock bumpers

    That's a lot of weight you're adding.

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    Re: Change Matchbox...need rust free doors & hatch...glass all around, stock bumpers

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    That's a lot of weight you're adding.
    Agreed. And honestly, a lot of work. Why not just find another car to start with?

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    Re: Change Matchbox...need rust free doors & hatch...glass all around, stock bumpers

    Swapping doors on an L body is a crap shoot. Both halves of the hinges are welded. I've seen fit differences or a quarter inch or more.

    The car you're planing to build sounds like the GLH I want to sell.

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    Re: Change Matchbox...need rust free doors & hatch...glass all around, stock bumpers

    It is a sentimental thing...as far as adding wt, plan is to add hp too. Another option is to just put added hp and then only add glass to my current doors and hatch. Id love another car, but have three already and I would loose a fiancée if I added one more.
    [SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000]47 Time NHRA/IHRA drag race champ-----84 Plymouth Horizon/1 of 84 HO equipped from the factory/1910 lbs, 2.5 with carb, nearly 315,000 miles-----04 SRT4/S2 with S3 turbo/12.17 @ 119/DOTs/93 Octane/SOLD-----2003 PT Cruiser GT, won a True Street class at the 2017 National Muscle Car Association World Street Finals-----2010 Toyota Prius/my delivery truck, 77.9 mpg best and NOT A PLUG IN, nearly 230,000 miles and way over 5600 miles per month! [/COLOR][/SIZE]

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