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#2389153 - 10/18/17 04:15 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
Morty426 Offline
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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]
Matt M Offline
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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]
Matt M Offline
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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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#2542414 - 08/28/18 10:07 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: jeff968]
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Pretty much finished with the car. I've been driving it to get some break in miles on it and it seems to run down the road nicely. I have just a few more things to do and that's it.


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#2542415 - 08/28/18 10:08 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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The red with the white pops.


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#2542437 - 08/28/18 10:39 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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Originally Posted By biggE
The red with the white pops.


it sure does, Love the color combination

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#2542769 - 08/28/18 08:30 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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It looks awesome.

Have you been able to find the WSS graphics?

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#2542780 - 08/28/18 08:42 PM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
It looks awesome.

Have you been able to find the WSS graphics?


Year One used to carry the decals.... my father and I have another off the radar WSS Challenger... FK5 inside and out with a white top and a 318.
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#2542918 - 08/29/18 07:40 AM Re: "70 Challenger A66 Western Sport Special, ex 80's custom [Re: biggE]
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I love the white top/stripe! smile

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