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Neon ACR

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:54 am
by charger440neon2.0l
97 Plymouth Neon ACR Two Door Coupe

Its got four Wheel non abs disc brakes, passenger side mirror delete, radio delete, fast ratio rack and pinion, Koni struts (all four are blown) DOHC, five-speed transmission tag number 04670234234AC, 8K tach instrument cluster. manual windows, manual locks, but it does have a heated rear window and air conditioning! I picked it up for $100 after some vandals beat the crap outta the hood and fenders and broke out the rear window, they also sprayed graffetti across the rear of the car which is why the owner painted over it with black spray paint to hide it. The interior was taken apart when I got it, but it is all there and in great condition except for the front door panels. they also stole the wheels and left it on cinder blocks. The hoods obviously been changed since the paint don't match what red is left on the car, the grill is from a second gen and looks kinda cool in there, and I had to put a set of wheels I had to make it moveable, otherwise it all looks stock and left alone.

My plans for the car are to fix the body damage I parted a red 95 not to long ago and have all but the fenders. I've got an 87 Dodge conquest rear wheel Drive independent suspension subframe that will be going into the back and I'm building a Twin-Turbo 3.0L engine from a 95 Dodge Stealth, that will be backed by a Borg-Warner T-5 five speed transmission. I've been planning, measureing and collecting parts for a while, my goal is to be on the road with it by September. Starting off I'm gonna run stock manifolds and turbos, with a stock stealth computer (wireing will be a bitch!!) and an AEM boost controler. My brothers 95 Stealth R/T TT AWD made 390hp at the wheels with a boost controler k&n filter and custom exhaust. his car weighs 4430 lbs with him inside it and runs 12.70 in the quarter. I wonder what I can do with probably half the weight, and rwd only.

Here it is day one:
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The new parts start coming together \/
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And the new roof
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Love it or hate it, the wing came off a customers 95 Mitsubishi 3000 GT N/A I Love how well it follows the neons body lines and fits so damn nice.
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Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:00 am
by charger440neon2.0l
The slicks do clear everything when bolted on. I'm going to finish the roof just like I did on my green Neon. No major putty work, just enough to cover my work. I welded steel into cover up the seams.
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Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 11:31 am
by Tyler
awsome work, but you have alot ahead of you. Whyd you choose such a beat up neon to start with?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:29 am
by charger440neon2.0l
This was the only two door car in my area that I could find after looking for 9 months with a good title and under $500. At last this one came around I drove for 1.5 hours to see it and paid $100.

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:27 pm
by mahifish
Dude I would of sold you my neon and its a reliable car. The bumpers and hood are just fucked up.

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 2:31 am
by charger440neon2.0l
Dude I would of sold you my neon and its a reliable car. The bumpers and hood are just fucked up.
Damn wish I'd have known, but your not local (by local I mean less than a two hour drive) that would have sucked for me to go get.

This ones reliable after I put a clutch in it. It runs perfect. Until I stripped the interior and cut the roof off, I started driving it everyday (I do have a god pair of fenders for it but they are not in any of the pics, why? I do not know how they just seemed to be off every time I took a picture). I'm happy now though, besides its a real ACR, so I can say I own one.

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:34 am
by charger440neon2.0l
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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:25 am
by charger440neon2.0l
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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:39 am
by charger440neon2.0l
The slicks do clear the rear bumper, I can fit my hand between the tire and bumper. with 215/60 R14 tires on, it sits 3/4" taller than stock in the rear. The slicks are Mickey T ET Drag 29x9 14 and the rear of the car is 2.25" taller than stock. I'm thinking once all my sheet metal work is done, I get the interior, battery, and fuel cell mounted it will be a lot closer to stock. My plans are to use an aluminum 15 gallon fuel cell with safety foam. I held the mufflers up with the jack stands to see how it would look.

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:41 pm
by AllMotorWes
Keep up the good work, interested to see it come together more.

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:37 pm
by charger440neon2.0l
Had it at the body shop for a week I've got some trimming to do on the rear bumper but I'm holding off on it till I decide if that is the rear bumper I want or if its getting changed. Next step is the 8-point roll cage.
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Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:06 am
by RumbleFish
interesting project for sure, but im more interested in all the dodge trucks sitting around. that dually is awesome, and i'd love to dd the lowered d150.

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:42 am
by charger440neon2.0l
We do a lot of lowered dodge pickups. our shop specializes in dodge truck lowering kits and Dodge stealth R/T T/T Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4
If you want to do a lowered ram check out our website at www.midamericacustoms.com You can see our work in Sport Truck magazine July 2009 featured article Muscle Trucks.

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:14 pm
by RumbleFish
sounds familiar, these yours?

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Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:00 pm
by charger440neon2.0l
The white and black ones are Keith Flanerys The red one is my brother Erics. The black one Keith, sold and now the new owner is talking about a crate motor. The white one has a 390 horse 360 crate in it (actually dynoed at 408 hp) now has a 125 shot of nitrous with an 833 four speed out of a 69 road runner. The black one currently is all stock 3.9l v6 with a nv 250 five speed The Red one has a stock 340 casted in 1973 unsure what it was in originally, and has a 727 torqueflite.

Keiths trucks were the ones in Sport Truck.
soon we'll be doing a 69 Dodge sweptline truck with the front subframe from a late 80's Volare (large sway bar, transvese mounted torsion bar suspension, and 11" disc brakes from the factory) and do a flip kit in the rear, it has a good 440 in it but I'd like to put the 1998 Dodge truck 8L V10 thats sitting on the floor in our shop in it.