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#2097607 - 06/24/16 08:04 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Originally Posted By HoosierTA
PAINT!!!! FINALLY!!!!!! due to go to the booth in a week or so. Vinyl top guy is scheduled to come pretty soon too.

going with a white rather than original black. Suggestions on white stripes, or just RT badge on fenders with maybe white bumble bee an the butt?

A little reluctant to add the black out on the hood- I NEVER saw a Challenger with that back in the day. Must have been a super rare option. Same as the dust trail on the 70 "runner. Never saw them back then, and I was a big time fan of the car back then.


I have owned upwards of 30 Challenger R/Ts and only one ever had the black hood treatment. The car was FY1.

I don't care for it and I'm glad my 70 R/Ts don't have it.

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#2100259 - 06/28/16 09:07 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: Morty426]
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Almost makes me wish I lived in Sacramento. wink up

Black top with black-out looks better than I thought it would (even if it's a 'vert). work







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#2104966 - 07/06/16 01:05 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Fuel tank and brake lines going in.


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#2104967 - 07/06/16 01:07 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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priced at set of 383 magnum hood emblems. wowee! about 3X what I expected.


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#2104968 - 07/06/16 01:08 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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a few more. No work on when it is going into booth, but it will be soon.


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#2104970 - 07/06/16 01:10 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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last for now. I am sure more will be done this week. The builder works at our local GE plant. Just announced it will close the doors for good this year.
He has enough time to retire so gets in the OT while it is there.


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#2105683 - 07/07/16 12:47 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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One curious issue came up when replacing the front bushings on the leaf springs. The part we got was too big. Got the smaller diameter bushing, which according to the supplier, goes onto the hemi leaf springs.

I have known the previous owners of the cars, and am certain there was never a switch out of leaf springs. I suspect they ran out on the line that day, or the assembler just didn't care what went in it.
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#2106079 - 07/08/16 01:54 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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The Hemi springs would be on something with an axle package

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#2106448 - 07/08/16 06:01 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: Morty426]
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Okay. Nothing special there. an 8 3/4 with 3:55 ratio.
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#2106459 - 07/08/16 06:12 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Originally Posted By HoosierTA
Okay. Nothing special there. an 8 3/4 with 3:55 ratio.


That would be an axle package so you should have the 'Hemi" type springs

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#2111434 - 07/16/16 09:15 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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No pictures with update. Lot of wet sanding this week. Sent a burnt orange sun visor off for dye matching of interior parts.
Will likely be in the booth next week.
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#2114707 - 07/21/16 10:25 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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Car is on the way to the paint booth. The weather will determine when the spray begins.

They took the car into the sunlight. This engine bay hasn't seen this good a color since the early 70's


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#2117061 - 07/25/16 01:54 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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What kind of paint are you using?

The color looks pretty good and that is not an easy color to get right. Most companies formulas are too light

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#2119465 - 07/27/16 09:15 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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More tomorrow. Loading on my phone


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#2119466 - 07/27/16 09:15 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: Morty426]
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I will find out on the paint
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#2119665 - 07/28/16 07:54 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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When it is done I hope to see it at a show in Chicagoland..
Paint looks really good.
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#2119872 - 07/28/16 01:16 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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rocks, not sure if I would ever have something happening up that way. Might be a fun drive as long as "Chicagoland" would mean something that doesn't require driving through Chicago to get to! I had enough of those toll roads passing through a few weeks ago.


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#2119876 - 07/28/16 01:21 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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The paint is Spies Hecker (that is the text, so auto correct and phonetic may play into what it is- maybe you can get the gist, of that isn't the correct spelling.

the clear is Nason medium solid I have no idea what these are, but if you are a paint guy maybe the description makes sense.


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#2119877 - 07/28/16 01:22 PM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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a few more taken the same day


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#2120587 - 07/29/16 11:26 AM Re: Hoosier TA's 70 Challenger RT restoration Update 01/08/2016 [Re: HoosierTA]
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additional body parts painted. The hood and fenders are new AMD.


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