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#941945 - 03/03/11 12:48 PM 73 Challenger
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 40
Loc: MD
Hello Moparts family... I am not new to Mopars but am about to embark on my newest project...
1973 Challenger 340 4speed...

I will start the post with pictures of what car looked like in 1984 and what it looks like now...

This car has not been on the road since 1992
The guy I bought it from has been a friend since High School, typical story, he wanted to restore it but just never had the funds.

Car sat in someone's garage awaiting quarter panel work for 10 yrs, then it sat outside at his brothers driveway for another two years before being pushed off to woodline where it has sat ever since.

The car ran when it was parked 9 yrs ago but it hasn't been touched ever since.

I am planning on getting it out of there over the next few weeks (Delicate process)

Gonna use 2 4x4's across the width and using 4 bottle jacks get her up to change the tires...

Any suggestions would be appreciated, Car is complete but I have no idea how bad the bottom is...

Enjoy


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#941946 - 03/03/11 12:50 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 40
Loc: MD
Here is where she sits now


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#941947 - 03/03/11 12:51 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Motoman172 Offline
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Loc: MD
Interior


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#941948 - 03/03/11 12:52 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Motoman172 Offline
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Another shot from 1984


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#941949 - 03/03/11 12:52 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Motoman172 Offline
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and today

notice the tree growing up


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#941950 - 03/03/11 02:16 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
burdar Offline
Owens' Dad

Registered: 10/31/06
Posts: 6296
Loc: Iowa
Good luck with it! I hope the under side is in decent shape. When you get it home, post the SPD and MDH code on the door sticker.
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#941951 - 03/03/11 02:30 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: burdar]
Motoman172 Offline
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Loc: MD
Absolutely... Ill post all the tag info and pics as we raise her from the grave

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#941952 - 03/03/11 07:43 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Scotts72Rallye Offline
top fuel

Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 2086
Loc: Third Stone from the Sun
Welcome to Moparts Brian! Glad to see that tree grew beside the car and not through it.
Scott
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1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye
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#941953 - 03/03/11 08:28 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
19cuda73 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 1297
Loc: Washington
Quote:

Here is where she sits now




Good luck with your new endeavor. Looks pretty complete everything appears to be there. Thats a good start in itself..

Dennis
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1966 Charger 383 4 speed (Black with Red interior) 1973 Cuda 340 4 speed (Lemontwist) 1972 Corvette

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#941954 - 03/03/11 08:49 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: 19cuda73]
Superfreak Offline
master

Registered: 11/08/08
Posts: 3623
Loc: the great wet north
Welcome aboard and good luck on the project, we like lots of pics.
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"Too much to do and not enough time to do it"

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#941955 - 03/04/11 08:45 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Superfreak]
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 40
Loc: MD
I just ordered 4) 20 ton bottle jacks today and will pick up some 4x4's this weekend... still searching craigslist for some wheels and tires to move her... 14/15" dont really care what shape they are in as long as they hold air and roll...

If anyone has any suggestions Im in Southern Maryland, Car is in PA

Thanks

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#941956 - 03/05/11 09:03 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
451 D*O*D*G*E Offline
mopar

Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 576
Loc: Hr up from KCK
Why put them on right there?Hook a chain round the k-frame and drag it out (slowly) where you can work on it.Chain saw,4x4 and little tcl you'll have up and out of there.. ...but thats a killer project..i see the filler inthe quarters but that car doesnt say "rot" to me.You are a lucky man.I want it!
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#941957 - 03/05/11 10:01 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: 451 D*O*D*G*E]
Mapandjlp Offline
mopar

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 506
Loc: York, PA
Where at in PA? If it's close, I'll be glad to offer a hand...I'm in York.

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#941958 - 03/10/11 10:52 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Mapandjlp]
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
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Loc: MD
Car is close to Allentown... In business of looking for some wheels and tires and also find someone with a car trailer and winch... My buddy just fried his winch...

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#941959 - 03/10/11 10:54 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: 451 D*O*D*G*E]
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 40
Loc: MD
Thanks for the advice... I appreciate it...
Raining really bad here now so it will probably be a few weeks before I head up

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#941960 - 03/10/11 05:54 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
The70RTChallenge Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 333
Loc: Vandergrift,PA
Just goes to show, there's still some good stories out there. Keep us updated on your project. You can start by showing us some pictures during the process of diggin it outa the dirt and gettin it on the trailer!!
Good Luck
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70' Challenger R/t-"SE" , FC7 , 383 78' Corvette, 350 4-speed

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#941961 - 08/13/12 08:44 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: The70RTChallenge]
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 40
Loc: MD
Finally got the car!!! I am actually suprised that after sitting for 20 yrs it is not in worse shape... There is plenty to do but I have seen worse from some of you all and your projects...

Old BIAS Tires pumped right up!!!!

Enjoy the pics


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Edited by Motoman172 (08/13/12 12:34 PM)

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#941962 - 08/13/12 08:46 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 40
Loc: MD
Pulling her out


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#941963 - 08/13/12 08:49 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 40
Loc: MD
On trailer and heading home


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#941964 - 08/13/12 08:50 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Motoman172 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
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Loc: MD
At home and on the lift she goes


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