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#948619 - 03/11/11 03:45 PM My 70 Charger R/T project - home from paint 11/25/17
70gtx440dana Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
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The fun has begun!!!!!!My goal is to have this finished by spring of 2012. I hope I make it. Body work is just getting under way. It is being handled by Vance Cummins out of West Michigan. My project is a 70 Charger R/T 440-4 speed. FJ5 with white bucket/console interior. I do not have the matching # drive train so I am going with a 440-6 instead. 70 440 HP Motor is done and ready to install. I will try to post every few weeks with some progress photos. The first few are shortly after I dropped it off for start of body work.


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Edited by 70gtx440dana (11/28/17 03:16 PM)
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#948620 - 03/11/11 03:47 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Ready to get started on metal replacement...needs trunk floor, extensions, driver front floor, quarters and a few other repairs. Car was out of Montana so has great looking underside.


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#948621 - 03/11/11 03:49 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Roof skin was removed to have it chemically stripped. Someone along the line DA'd some of the outer panels and never primed them. The metal was pitted so we chose to strip the roof. Also replacing the upper cowl with a mint original. It is laying in place in this photo. Mine had some dents, dings as well as some rust thorugh in the lower window channel.

You can alos see in the photo that someone robbed the Z bar mounting bracket and part of the frame rail with a cutting torch. They also removed the 4 speed hump and a large section of the DS floor pan. This will all be repaired shortly.


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#948622 - 03/11/11 03:53 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Trunk lid was chem stripped/dipped and has been primed. One very minor metal repair was required on this original lid.


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#948623 - 03/11/11 03:55 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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We are about to order the quarters, trunk floor, extensions & dutchman panel from AMD. The major metal replacment work shoud start very soon afterward.


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Edited by 70gtx440dana (03/11/11 04:02 PM)
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#948624 - 03/11/11 04:10 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Trunk lid before chem stripping...


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#948625 - 03/11/11 04:15 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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You can see evidence of the original black C stripe in this photo.


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#948626 - 03/11/11 06:21 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Grand Rapids MI
Very cool Will enjoy following this one, and what a COOL color combination

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#948627 - 03/11/11 10:30 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: N9671X2]
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#948628 - 03/13/11 08:12 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70440+6bbl]
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Wow that is gonna be a great project. Have you seen another car like it with its combo of options? It always amazes me when you wonder what other cool cars were "parted" out back in the day.

Good luck with the resto, I can't wait to see the progress

Dave
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#948629 - 03/13/11 08:18 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 69_SIX_PACK]
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I bet that car is going to be striking in that color combo. Very cool project.
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#948630 - 03/13/11 11:01 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 69_SIX_PACK]
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Quote:

Wow that is gonna be a great project. Have you seen another car like it with its combo of options? It always amazes me when you wonder what other cool cars were "parted" out back in the day.

Good luck with the resto, I can't wait to see the progress

Dave




I have not come across another with this color combo yet. Lots of FJ5 cars....mostly with black interior and top...still looking for another with white interior and black C stripe. I suspect this is a fairly rare combo. I plan to go with the hood black out treatment as well.
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#948631 - 03/13/11 11:12 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Definetly a very nice car, with very nice paint code ... Always was a sucker for "high impact" colors

Good luck, i'll definetly be watchin for updates!!
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#948632 - 03/13/11 11:30 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: The70RTChallenge]
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I had a '70 R/T charger back in the early '90s that was FJ5 with black int and c-stripe, hood black out and no vinyl top. the white int will set yours apart!
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#948633 - 03/13/11 12:50 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: LastChanceGarage]
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Thanks for all of the compliments guys! The color combo is the main reason I went after this car. It is a major project but I think it will be a real head turner when it is done. It should look awesome parked next to my FJ5 and black 70 Road Runner. I will try to keep the post updated as best I can over the coming months.
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#948634 - 03/15/11 03:17 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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great seeing another Charger saved
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#948635 - 03/15/11 07:01 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: basketcase]
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It's great to see another project under way and don't be shy with the pics.
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#948636 - 03/16/11 05:50 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: Superfreak]
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I agree that the color combo will be awesome!

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#948637 - 03/21/11 11:18 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: Finoke]
70gtx440dana Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
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Grille is restored and ready to install when the time comes..


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#948638 - 03/21/11 11:20 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Other parts awaiting finish work:


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