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#2409412 - 11/26/17 09:32 PM What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto)
Triggerfish Offline
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Thought I'd post this for a friend who'se restoring a 70 Challenger convert & was puzzeled by the double rear seat bottom mount clip & the rear seat belt mount. Which seat mount should he remove & is something funky with the seatbelt mount, too? Thanks.


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#2409435 - 11/26/17 10:14 PM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: Triggerfish]
kenz Offline
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My 71 Challenger convertible is exactly the same as your pics.
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#2409490 - 11/27/17 12:46 AM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: Triggerfish]
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Mine is the same, has 2 sets of clips. I was told once that all floors came with the seat clips for a hard top and the second set was added on the line for the verts, hence the wire welded clips vs spot welded and 2 on each side. twocents

I wouldn't remove any of them, that is the way it rolled off the line.

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#2409493 - 11/27/17 01:11 AM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: 1971 Gran Coupe]
Triggerfish Offline
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Thanks much for the info & I'll relay that to my friend. Its a 6 cyl convert that's on its way to being a Hemi clone.

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#2409498 - 11/27/17 05:55 AM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: Triggerfish]
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Your friend could not buy one of the many E Body Convertible Hemi Clones that have been for sale over the last few years. You do not see many Slant Six E Bodies anymore but now a days it is all about the Value of a Mopar at the end of a restoration.
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#2412978 - 12/04/17 07:31 AM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: Triggerfish]
Gavin Offline
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Yep, that's how they came, mine too....
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#2413065 - 12/04/17 11:23 AM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: Triggerfish]
ChallengerGary Offline
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Seen it on all 6 convertible Challengers I have owned in the past as well

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#2413075 - 12/04/17 11:41 AM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: ChallengerGary]
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I believe this is due to the wheelbase difference between Challenger and Barracuda convertibles. Challengers are 2 inches longer. Challengers use one,and Barracudas use the other to clip the backseat in.
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#2413104 - 12/04/17 12:39 PM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: Triggerfish]
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My 70 cuda vert only has the one attached towards the rear

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#2413167 - 12/04/17 02:54 PM Re: What's wrong with this picture? (Challenger convert resto) [Re: hemicar1971]
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Originally Posted By hemicar1971
Your friend could not buy one of the many E Body Convertible Hemi Clones that have been for sale over the last few years. You do not see many Slant Six E Bodies anymore but now a days it is all about the Value of a Mopar at the end of a restoration.


Very true but my thought is he can probably build his car for 1/3? of what he would have to pay for someone elses clone. work



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