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#2112867 - 07/18/16 09:01 PM "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom
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Found this car locally. Back in the 80's Car Craft magazine use to do a show called the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals that I was always at. This car was at several of them through out the years in the Sacramento CA area. Kind of funny when it comes to all mods the guy did to the car. My plans are to just return the car back to how it was originally. Nice original sheet metal. There is no rust at all even the original vinyl top is super nice. Original drive train and a color combination that I really like, red on red with the white vinyl top and white bumble bee stripe.


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#2112886 - 07/18/16 09:14 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Here is what it looked like when I got it.


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#2112909 - 07/18/16 09:34 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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#2112914 - 07/18/16 09:38 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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custom interior complete with shag carpet


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#2112922 - 07/18/16 09:49 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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#2112930 - 07/18/16 09:53 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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1984 Corvette wheels gone


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#2112935 - 07/18/16 09:57 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Original paint trunk floor


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#2112939 - 07/18/16 10:01 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Original paint drivers floor


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#2112946 - 07/18/16 10:06 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Gutted, the guy had added a T/A box that I discovered when I was cutting the headers out.


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#2113431 - 07/19/16 03:52 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Thats a sweet car. Some customs from the 80s I really liked. This one not so much.
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#2113484 - 07/19/16 05:15 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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You forgot to mention that it's an A66 Western Sport Special

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#2114877 - 07/21/16 01:40 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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OK, now you have my attention, which plant is it from?

Very few known so far.

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#2115219 - 07/21/16 09:33 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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Yes Barry, Chris is correct. It's a Los Angeles built car. The A codes on the tag are A63, A66 and A91. What's your guess as to how many of these are out there?

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#2115956 - 07/23/16 12:29 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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There is no way to know that for sure, but I do try to keep track of them as they surface.

A bit out of date now, but some information here at http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbt...hallengers.html

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#2116044 - 07/23/16 09:25 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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Thanks for the info Barry. The car is also codded for a white bumble bee stripe, V9W. Do you think that it would have gotten the WSS decals on the car also?

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#2116085 - 07/23/16 10:21 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Yep, it should have.

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#2117059 - 07/25/16 01:46 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Originally Posted By biggE
Yes Barry, Chris is correct. It's a Los Angeles built car. The A codes on the tag are A63, A66 and A91. What's your guess as to how many of these are out there?


So Eric this is a Challenger 340 Western Sport Special Deputy?

What kind of plugs are in the rear interior panels?

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#2117105 - 07/25/16 06:23 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Deputy would be A93.

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#2117838 - 07/25/16 11:13 PM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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so, it has the A63 "moulding package"
sill mouldings & bumper guards (or are they added?)

& NO wheel lip mouldings work what mirrors did it have G31/G33?
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#2117893 - 07/26/16 12:46 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
Deputy would be A93.


I couldn't remember if Deputy was A91 or A93. After I posted I started to think it was A93 so thanks for the correction.

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#2117895 - 07/26/16 12:47 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: 6bblgt]
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Originally Posted By 6bblgt
so, it has the A63 "moulding package"
sill mouldings & bumper guards (or are they added?)

& NO wheel lip mouldings work what mirrors did it have G31/G33?


I think the previous owner removed the wheel lip trim

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#2117999 - 07/26/16 09:42 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: Morty426]
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Mirror code is G34. The A66 deleted the wheel lip moldings and the A63 and A91 packages did not include them. So no wheel lip moldings. Sill and bumper guards were included in one of the packages.


Edited by biggE (07/26/16 09:48 AM)

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#2120601 - 07/29/16 11:40 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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#2121738 - 07/31/16 04:33 AM Re: "70 Challenger 340, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Originally Posted By biggE
Mirror code is G34. The A66 deleted the wheel lip moldings and the A63 and A91 packages did not include them. So no wheel lip moldings. Sill and bumper guards were included in one of the packages.


Then why were you trying to buy that set of NOS wheel lip molding I got in LA?


oh


The sunroof car ... never mind

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#2157297 - 09/19/16 10:00 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Heater box and dash are back in.


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#2159490 - 09/22/16 01:55 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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The lower edges of the dash pad look awful black. I noticed that in the text you sent me.

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#2162714 - 09/27/16 10:16 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: Morty426]
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The darkness in the lower areas of the dash are just due to the lighting or shading.

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#2206787 - 12/02/16 10:49 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Any updates?
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#2215284 - 12/16/16 05:29 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: BloFish]
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Most of the interior is in. Hopefully paint will be finished this Spring some time. Still waiting on machine shop to get the engine done.


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#2215289 - 12/16/16 05:37 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Also have a nice rimblow for it.


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#2216052 - 12/18/16 12:09 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Also got some work done in the engine compartment. The blower motor has the original plating on it.


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#2216135 - 12/18/16 09:22 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Nice work


...just an FYI, a gel cell battery can save your paint when a voltage regulator goes bad. I know

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#2221206 - 12/26/16 02:17 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Nice car and find. A previous owner did a lot of work on that car, too bad it was all in the wrong direction. I thought those were 'vette wheels in that first pic! Love to see it when it's done.

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Hi Bob, how ya doing?


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#2371668 - 09/16/17 10:12 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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How is the project coming along?

I have a WSS 340, 4 speed car with factory AC.

Could you please help me understand what the difference is between the two different versions of the WSS decals are? There are two different styles of script for the word "Western" that were placed on the Dart and Challenger. I have one type, but haven't put it on the car yet because I am not sure it is the correct one.

Thanks for your help.

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#2374863 - 09/21/17 11:33 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Nice. How the hell do you get Corvette wheels to fit a mopar ? Re Drilled ?
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#2382369 - 10/05/17 10:52 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: ozymaxwedge]
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Finally got the car back from paint. I can't seem to find a paint and body guy that can get anything done in a reasonable amount of time. This car was as easy as it gets in terms of getting something done, I mean no rust and just lite body work needed. I mean even the guy that did the work said it was an easy car. Hopefully I can get it up and running before we get into winter. I am happy with the results, the car is straight and the paint looks good.


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#2382372 - 10/05/17 10:55 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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One more


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#2382528 - 10/05/17 02:54 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Nice!

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#2382756 - 10/05/17 09:35 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Nice job, and too cool..... an A66 WSS, I bet I'll never see another one of these.

Hey wait, I do know where there is a MINT sublime A66 hiding in a a garage in Southern NM. How do you tell if it's a WSS?

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#2382853 - 10/06/17 06:42 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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By the option codes.

A91 = WSS

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#2389153 - 10/18/17 04:15 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Where are the DODGE letter hood holes?

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#2389854 - 10/19/17 01:07 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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that is going to be an awesome challenger.

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#2390157 - 10/19/17 11:56 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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wow...the six eyes were creepy....nice project
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#2465724 - 03/13/18 10:49 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Got a little side tracked, but finally started moving ahead on the car again. I was going to try and save the original vinyl top but decided it was to far gone so it's getting replaced. Here's a picture of what was underneath the vinyl. The original factory red paint and roof looks like it was done yesterday. Kind of cool to see how they did the paint for the cars that got vinyl tops.


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#2465725 - 03/13/18 10:51 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Original engine and trans back in.


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#2465937 - 03/13/18 04:59 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Looking good!

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#2466029 - 03/13/18 07:24 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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Man Eric,
That car has a great body on it.

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#2466535 - 03/14/18 04:35 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Originally Posted By biggE
Kind of cool to see how they did the paint for the cars that got vinyl tops.


Actually, the big difference was how they handled the seams. On a non-vinyl top car they leaded the seam which held up great. On the vinyl top cars they used a kind of plastic filler that often bubbled up. Just another example of early cost cutting which resulted in less quality. I can't tell if your car has the filler and I don't see any bubbles. I remember looking at an FJ6 AAR back in 1984 that was for sale in my area with only 5k miles on it. It was a former race car and had beautiful original paint but I always remember seeing those bubbles under the vinyl top at the seam. A shame.
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#2468517 - 03/19/18 09:41 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: jeff968]
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Just found this thread.
Very cool and rare Challenger; 340 car with the Western Sport Special package.
Your work on it is exceptional and it is looking good!
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#2481372 - 04/11/18 10:19 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: 340challconvert]
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Some more progress. The engine compartment is close and the front end is about wrapped up.


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#2483160 - 04/15/18 03:10 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Eric

Looking good man.

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#2491707 - 05/03/18 08:02 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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New vinyl top installed.


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#2491739 - 05/03/18 08:57 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Eric
That is one good looking Challenger
Top looks awesome.

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#2492123 - 05/04/18 04:20 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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I hate red on Challengers but boy does that white top and bumble bee stripe make the car. Fantastic. And a great stance too.
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