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#941965 - 08/13/12 08:51 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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Interior shot


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#941966 - 08/13/12 08:52 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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LOOK... There was a dead snake hanging from the dashboard!!!

Haven't found any live one's YET!!!


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#941967 - 08/13/12 08:54 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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This is not the original motor but I do have the 340 motor for it... This is a 318... but engine compartment looks good


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#941968 - 08/13/12 08:55 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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This is the floorpan looking towards rear on drivers side...
Sub frame is solid... I can hardly believe it...


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#941969 - 08/13/12 08:56 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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This is the rear, typical holes in rear floorpan but once again I am suprised by the condition after sitting in woods for so long


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#941970 - 08/13/12 08:57 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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This is a view at drivers side front, will be hard to tell exactly what I am dealing with until after I start disassembly next weekend.


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#941971 - 08/13/12 09:04 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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Fender Tag... From what I can make out it is..

N85 R11 V6X 26 EN2
G36 J54 M08 M21 N41 N42
FE5 U A57 B41 C16 G56
FE5 A6X 000 423 344267
55 D21 JH23 JH23 H3B 45_209

73 Ralley Challenger 340 4 barrell with heavy duty 4 speed transmission, bright red with black horizontal stripe...
It's a start!!!

Can't wait to get started


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Edited by Motoman172 (08/13/12 09:10 AM)

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#941972 - 08/14/12 03:01 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
Scotts72Rallye Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Finally got the car!!! I am actually suprised that after sitting for 20 yrs it is not in worse shape...



Congrats Brian! Now comes the fun part, teardown!
Scott
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#941973 - 08/14/12 04:08 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Scotts72Rallye]
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sweet car. i have a friend who used to cruise around w/ me who has a 72 340 4 speed challenger rallye and it has also been sitting for years rotting away. i never thought he would be that guy. he keeps telling me when he is ready to sell i will be the first to get the call. hopefully there is something left. he see's my 74 challenger rally and says he wants his car to look the same but the guy has no money or ambition. sucky situation. great project you have though.


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#941974 - 08/15/12 12:13 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Black 69 Beeper]
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Beautiful car you got there copper...
Funny thing about this car is that I rode in this car when I was 15... thats 30 yrs ago and this thing was super clean... It's amazing how they deteriorate over the years...

Similar story with this guy, just no money or time to do anything... He left this thing at his brothers for 20yrs in the woods for 10... Would never sell... Many people stopped by but he wouldn't budge... his brother even told me I would be wasting my time asking him to sell...
He was suprised when he did... I basically told him another few years and the car will be done forever...

Also made him a deal where if I ever decided to sell the car he would have first dibs...

The rest is history... now it's my turn to turn it around...

The car is a mess for sure but like I said I have seen worse...
Biggest thing is it's out of the weather... Tear it down and just complete it a piece at a time... Im not rich but I am sure I can afford a part or two every few months...

I have the desire!!!

Thanks again for your post

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#941975 - 08/16/12 08:54 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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Well I figured I would post pictures as I disassembled her...

I am actually pleasantly suprised at the condition considering where I got her from...
Only goes to show that you might get lucky in the barn/field finds...

The hood was garbage... Trunk lid I can probably save.
The driverside floor is gone as well as the passenger side rear floor...

And E body with a Trunk left? unbelievable...

Only found 1 dead snake, a dead bird and a dead mouse...


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#941976 - 08/16/12 08:55 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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Passenger side


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#941977 - 08/16/12 08:56 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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Back seat


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#941978 - 08/16/12 08:57 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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Left Trunk
LOOK the entire factory Jack retaining spring and all
WOW...


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#941979 - 08/16/12 08:58 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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Right side Trunk


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#941980 - 08/17/12 07:12 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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Well my story and this car made it in this weeks featured saves
on carsinbarns.com

See link here
http://www.carsinbarns.com/new170.html

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#941981 - 08/17/12 04:18 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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I seen that. Good job!
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#941982 - 08/18/12 07:58 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Revhard]
scatcity Offline
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Registered: 04/12/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Morningside, Long Island
Nice save! Can you varnish that snake skeleton or put in a jar of formaldyhyde (sp) or something..That's sick!!!


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#941983 - 08/19/12 11:16 AM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: scatcity]
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I have not removed the dash yet or the snake... How sick would it be to make into an ornament to hang on rear view mirror LOL

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#941984 - 08/19/12 08:08 PM Re: 73 Challenger [Re: Motoman172]
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I have not removed the dash yet or the snake... How sick would it be to make into an ornament to hang on rear view mirror LOL


Think it would make or a really cool conversation pc

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