Hi all, I am a new member to this forum, but have been coming here for a long time for advise and trouble shooting.
This summer I was able to pick up a 1972 Plymouth Duster that needs a lot of TLC. I wanted an in depth build that was going to take a few years to finish and keep me busy in my free time.
My dad raised me to love muscle cars and Mopars especially. My first car was a 1973 Plymouth Duster 340 that I bought when I was 17 (39 now). I bought it for 1400 bucks and had to tear the engine down to the heads, because it had a burnt valve. After that I was hooked. After a few years and several sets of rear tires, that car was sold and allowed me to restore a 1969 Coronet. I cloned that car into a Superbee, but like an idiot eventually sold it.
I got into modern muscle (loved the modern amenities and reduced hours of tuning) that included a 92 GTA Trans Am, 89 IROC, and a 2007 Dodge Charger R/T. However, something had been missing ever since I sold the Coronet. I still crave cars from the original muscle car era. The lines, the sounds, the smells... it is just perfect. The car I had missed the most was my Duster.
This summer my wife gave me the green light to pick up another project. I found this 1972 Plymouth Duster for sale locally and it was exactly what I wanted (meaning the body was very straight for a Utah car... Salt ruins everything here) and it needed most everything else. I always preferred the 70-72 styling of the Duster and it has been a dream to restore another for the last 20 years.
As of now I have finished up a complete overhaul of the front suspension, steering, wheels and will be tackling the install of the new leaf springs this week.
I really just want to share my project with like minded folks and hopefully inspire or help people out with similar builds.
Thanks for the read!