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Author Topic: My Protouring Daytona Clone Build by Holohan's hot rod shop Moorsville NC  (Read 12952 times)
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« on: September 28, 2015, 12:56:31 PM »

Well I have posted many pics of my Daytona clone over the years because i have had it for quite a long time.I started with a 68 charger that i wanted built and was devastated when my painter refused to paint it and put his name on all of the shoddy body work that was done on the car when i bought it. So I moved on and donated it the the Ronnie's Charger make a wish project it later became the Blue 1969 charger that was given to her Family. after donating the car i searched for a nice 68 charger that was not a fortune to add all the parts i had collected over the years then i came across a rust free 1970 base 318 charger so i bought it with hopes of building a clone Daytona and wow its been difficult researching what you need to buy and not to buy i often joked with guys on this site about making a guide book of parts and procedures on building a Daytona or Superbird which would be very helpful for people that want to build one but have no clue what it takes. Luckily for me two of my friends are some of the Best restorers of SuperBirds and Daytona's in the country so it Didn't take long to collect the parts needed to perform the task I even had great examples of real cars at my disposal. The problem was they were both too busy to perform the work so it sat idle for quite a while while collecting parts and deciding what to do with it. Then i had a dream or epiphany that it needed to be a pro touring Daytona low to the ground with big meats and a savage motor and super clean interior .I had a local builder start on it and before long it sat idle again with almost no progress being made. We made a mutual agreement to part ways and there the car sat once again we are talking almost ten years at this point i then started looking at professional build shops that could make my dream a reality.When it comes to Mopars  i have built some very cool cars over the years and i could have built this one but what i want is beyond most people's capability including mine. So i set out to find an awesome builder i looked and talked to several well known  shops in the mid west and finally narrowed it down to six shops that i thought would do quality work.
The super rod shop was one its  the guy who built the Green slam charger after talking with him on the phone I was not impressed by his knowledge of Mopar's in general His cars were cool looking but i thought the fabrication was shoddy something that i could probably do in my own shop .
The Roadster shop built awesome cars but was too expensive and wanted to quickly build the car.
Detroit speed and engineering was also very expensive per hour and also wanted to crank the project out quickly.
Greening automotive in Nashville builds some fine automobiles and was very easy to talk to and had knowledge in all makes and models he was in the process of building a sweet 69 valiant with a 392 fuel injected Hemi.
Goolsby custom cars was also in the running affordable and builds quality cars and was very eager to Do a mopar
And last but not least Holohans hot rod shop i had seen Dan Holohans work for years it just never really had his name attached to some of the cars i had seen . I had ran across his name one day looking on lateral g forums a pro touring car website and clicked on a project he was building the metal work was incredible and attention to detail perfect i later found out he had left his former employer for a job at Detroit speed and when that didn't work out he opened his own shop in Moorsville NC Home of nascar shops galore. Oh remember i had seen his name before somewhere and heard it many times before his former boss was none other than Troy Trepanier of rad rides by Troy and Dan was very instrumental in many high profile builds doing most if not all the metal work this includes the 1970 Cuda build for Joe Rogan or ( Sickfish) build as most of you know it. After talking to Dan two or three times we clicked he is a Great person and Fabrication skills are some of the best you will ever see so i chose his shop to perform the work on my dream Mopar My Daytona so we set down made a plan a 5 year build is where we set it then decided on an approximate budget. here is a photo album link to his shop and his work keep in mind the car is not for purists out there but this was my dream of how it needs to be built and that's what he is doing for Me hope you liked my story and Daytona Build its going to be Epic he is 1.5 years into it stay tuned for more progress . Facebook Bobs Daytona at  Holohans Hot rod shop
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.761440907243157.1073741835.101250329928888&type=3  popcrn
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 01:36:49 PM »

Sounds really cool! My Facebook appears to be down at the moment so I'll have to look at the pictures later.

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 04:50:45 PM »

Looks like a very bad ass Charger Daytona on the way. If the rest of the car comes out as good as his metal work you will have one top notch piece. yesnod yesnod coolgleamA coolgleamA 2thumbs 2thumbs
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 04:57:14 PM »

Thanks Stevarino i have been following yours as well Solid quality work and a lot of work a friend just done a 1964 ford ranch wagon that way he started with a 10,000 mile 98 mercury marauder and grafted the wagon on top its unreal all the little things he had to modify to make it fit. so i know first hand what your going thru.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 07:07:12 PM »

 Thanks for the compliment. I gotta say the way he is metal finishing all the welds is beyond what most would do. Not afraid to show the finish work in stark detail. He is also very careful not to distort the metal. Not easy to do.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 04:24:12 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2015, 01:43:58 PM »

The start


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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2015, 01:49:51 PM »

drivers Quarter work


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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2015, 01:52:29 PM »

smoothed the rear marker lights


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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2015, 07:08:33 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2015, 02:12:55 PM »

Some more pics of the Daytona Build. Dan Holohan Tig welds every weld then finishes it to perfection so there will be very Minimal body work needed in the final finish.  popcrn


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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2015, 02:22:22 PM »

Pics of the quarter panel finished out. Next pics building a frame rack slash jig so the ride height is established and the car does not move while many other tasks are done


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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2015, 07:43:22 PM »

WOW,  2thumbs  Is that TIG welding on the quarters ?
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2015, 10:10:01 AM »

Its now on the frame rack the tires were purchased to get the stance and ride height just perfect. There will be a whole new frame and floor in this car so the next pics are getting rid of the floor and jigging in the new front end no more K frame this is the third variation of front end i originally used stock K frame and had it built to use with air ride. Then sold it and went with RMS system after discussing it in length about how modified it would have to be i sold it as well and Dan opted for a detroit speed Muscle car Front suspension set up and full frame.


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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2015, 10:19:59 AM »

Cutting out the floor and Mocking up the new front suspension. Dan cut out the floor and rear sub frame that i had another shop do it was not right so it had to go.


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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2015, 10:34:15 AM »

The Power Plant  500 cubic inch Stroker motor built by Hensley racing Backed up by a Keisler 6 speed automatic overdrive transmission and Paddle shift the motor will now be equipped with Fuel injection and custom made intake and exhaust with twin  Nelson 72mm mirror image Turbo's.


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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2015, 11:44:49 AM »

WOW.

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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2015, 12:29:26 PM »

Holy guacamole that is sweet!!!   drool5

What size wheels are you going with?
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2015, 04:03:13 PM »

The sizes will be 19x12 front  20X16 rear you can see the mickey thompson tires in the back ground of the side shot of the car on the rack. i have a few wheels in mind although not for most of the old timers on here. popcrn


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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2015, 07:13:28 PM »

Holy Bejusus  drool5
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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2015, 04:38:24 PM »

Dan is cutting the sheet metal and Jigging up the front end then cutting out the rest of the frame and sheetmetal


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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2015, 12:05:25 PM »

Cutting out all the sheet metal in floor and frame to make way for a new custom made frame including cutting out previously done work. popcrn


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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2015, 10:11:52 AM »

Last Pictures for a bit until more are available Pictures show Dan cutting off previously done passenger quarter panel and then adding rust preventive coating to the underneath side and where the window regulator attaches
the next picture Dan has added weld or metal to the Bottom of the wing pedestal this is a Cast Dane version of the Daytona wing which is a quality product already. Dan Holohan Had decided to add material to make it look more finished out and a little wider 


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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2015, 10:29:02 AM »

Last pictures shows Dan Mocking up the rear end at ride Height and what the massive Meats will look like uner the car they are 20x16 mickey Thompson rear tires
next picture shows my rendering Paint color chosen is new Chrysler Patriot Blue with black stripe and black interior.

Stay tuned Dan Holohan has some cool tricks up his sleeve including making a Nose cone from aluminum sheet cant wait to share Those pictures.  popcrn popcrn popcrn popcrn popcrn popcrn

please if you want to follow the build directly like Holohans hot rod shop and follow Bobs Daytona and show him how much Mopars and Daytona's are loved He as a shop full of Chevy's and Fords and my Daytona is the lone wolf.


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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2015, 12:15:58 AM »

The sizes will be 19x12 front  20X16 rear you can see the mickey thompson tires in the back ground of the side shot of the car on the rack. i have a few wheels in mind although not for most of the old timers on here. popcrn

20x16!  Shocked  That is some serious tire. I like the wheel choice too.  2thumbs
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