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1970 Dodge Phoenix

Leon Betts

One man's trash is another man's treasure...

Never a truer word has been spoken when it comes to this pile of 'old junk' which cost the owner of this 1970 Dodge Phoenix well over $1,000.

Parts don't present a problem when you decide to build a classic Mustang, Camaro or Chevy Tri-Five. However, stray away from the mainstream and the only source of parts may be the wrecking yard.

This was the case with this build. Not because the car is rare, but because it is not a popular model. Plenty of reproduction parts are available for the 2-door Phoenix, but this is a 4-door. When we tried to source parts for the doors...windows, internals, rubbers, weatherstrips, etc...no reproduction parts didn't exist.

We ended up finding a car being wrecked in Victoria. The parts weren't great, but they can be refurbished. And the rubbers and weatherstrips? Well we will make our own using whatever we can find that looks close.

As the old saying goes, 'where there is a will, there's a way'.

Cheers Leon