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#1980020 - 12/31/15 07:54 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 12/29/2015 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Thanks, Cory. You were the one I recalled. I made contact with Jeff and did an order.

I Two won't work! Will keep you in mund.
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#1980038 - 12/31/15 08:35 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 12/29/2015 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Looks like fun! up Love the old Indiana plate, wish they would have kept the designation on the plates, it was always cool to see where people were from. work
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#1980127 - 12/31/15 11:14 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 12/29/2015 [Re: HoosierTA]
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What Rhinodart is referring to is the 53 at the beginning, which immediately designates the County. As a LEO it was a great tool, especially if a car left a scene. If a witness could get the county designation, and it was from a neighboring county, we could anticipate possible escape routes and intercept them.

Now with so much revenue for all the specialty tags, there is no longer a unique designation on the numbers.
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#1982320 - 01/02/16 07:49 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/02/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Some work around the windshield frame today. There are bad spots, but a lot of guys are putting together a lot worse.


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#1984157 - 01/05/16 11:29 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 12/29/2015 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Going back original color? (Looks like K5?)



Tim
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#1984237 - 01/05/16 01:19 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 12/29/2015 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Originally Posted By HoosierTA
Thanks, Cory. You were the one I recalled. I made contact with Jeff and did an order.

I Two won't work! Will keep you in mund.


sounds great!

corey
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#1984917 - 01/06/16 12:20 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 12/29/2015 [Re: I_bleed_MOPAR]
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Originally Posted By I_bleed_MOPAR
Going back original color? (Looks like K5?)



Tim


Yes going beck to FK5 and vinyl top. I sold it to a friend at one point. In the mid 80's before the rage caught on, he repainted it white to match the Vanishing Point ride. Got a lot of attention when it was first painted. Now its going back to original, other than I am really tempted to make the interior burnt orange, rather than black.

I am also really struggling with putting a shaker system on it.
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#1985522 - 01/07/16 10:35 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/07/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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The crew is working around the back window. was looking kind of scary with the rear trim in place. It will likely need a new dutchman panel.


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#1985524 - 01/07/16 10:37 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/07/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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I hope you guys are enjoying these. As I said, Tab and Rick move quickly, so there are always frequent updates.


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#1986205 - 01/08/16 09:24 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Santa came a week or so late, but with the new sheet metal, it's full steam ahead.

A little bit more sanding to begin repair on the rear window...


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#1987110 - 01/09/16 05:16 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Entire core support, proceed with caution. Maybe just replace the rusted part by the battery and leave the rest original.

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#1987481 - 01/10/16 09:53 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: NANKET]
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Be sure to use the original upper radiator core support. It has the partial vin number stamped in it from the factory.

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#1992882 - 01/17/16 04:40 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 12/29/2015 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Originally Posted By HoosierTA
Originally Posted By I_bleed_MOPAR
Going back original color? (Looks like K5?)



Tim


Yes going beck to FK5 and vinyl top. I sold it to a friend at one point. In the mid 80's before the rage caught on, he repainted it white to match the Vanishing Point ride. Got a lot of attention when it was first painted. Now its going back to original, other than I am really tempted to make the interior burnt orange, rather than black.

I am also really struggling with putting a shaker system on it.


White top or black? K5 with a white top is pretty sharp but black will do. wink Can't go wrong with a shaker. up
My sister-in-law had a '70 Challenger SE, 383-4v, auto, ac, ps/b, K5 with white top and burnt orange interior (early 80s). I wanted it bad but she wouldn't sell it. Several years later my wife and I drove up to her parents house in time to see a guy driving off in it. She had bought a Prelude and sold (practically gave it away) the Challenger to help pay for it. "I forgot that you wanted to buy it." eyes
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#1994861 - 01/20/16 10:39 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 12/29/2015 [Re: HoosierTA]
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It is originally a black top with black stripe. I have been thinking about going white.

Plenty of pics coming. The entire front end had to be replaced. They are going to be getting it on a rotisserie pretty soon. Then the quarters will be replaced.
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#1995997 - 01/21/16 08:57 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/21 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Not letting me edit the update dates on earlier post, so those wh are following will just have to check on replies i suppose.

Engine builder says things are good on the engine, aside for a need to bore out a bit. Shoild be done soon.

Complete front had to be replaced, and some challenging rust on front firewall area were water ran to the vent area.


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#1995999 - 01/21/16 08:59 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Few more. More work done this weekend.


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#1996047 - 01/21/16 10:23 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Nice progress!
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#1997122 - 01/23/16 02:04 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/23 [Re: HoosierTA]
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On the rottisorie and som floor pan replacement


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#2000403 - 01/28/16 10:23 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Quarter Panel time! My engine is ready for pick up. had to get a different crank, as the thruster was damaged.


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#2000647 - 01/28/16 04:41 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Looking good! up
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