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#948679 - 01/05/12 12:34 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 68427vette]
70gtx440dana Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
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awsome car,, why full, 1/4s??? they looked decent??

looks great,,, i hope you got a "set" price on all the metal work.... instead of by the hour....

jc




Full 1/4 panels were chosen in lieu of replacing the lower sections. The lowers were rusted/rotted pretty much from the front of the wheel openings to the rear of the panel. Also had some rust in the areas around the bottom of the rear window corners. With the improved quality of the newer replacment AMD full quarters we opted for this choice verus piecing all the new metal in these areas. We could have gone either way. However, I trust Vance's judgment on this as he is well recognized in the Mopar community as a top notch restorer.
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#948680 - 01/05/12 07:35 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Registered: 12/27/03
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Thought I would post some more photos of detail items that I have procured or had restored. First is an NOS headlight motor.


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#948681 - 01/05/12 07:36 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Picked up this date correct original dual point 440 6 pack 4 speed distributor. Needs a bit more detailing but is very nice.


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#948682 - 01/05/12 07:39 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Wiper motor restored......thanks to Kim at Passion for Mopars.


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#948683 - 01/05/12 07:41 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Deluxe seat belt set completely restored.....thanks to Bill Edwards one of our fellow Moparts members.


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#948684 - 01/05/12 07:43 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Another shot of the seat belts.....Bill does awesome work at a very affordable price!


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#948685 - 03/09/13 08:21 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Hard to believe it has been so long since I posted. The body work has been on hold for some time and has finally started to progress again. I am hoping the momentum is just starting to pick up. Here is a photo of the full trunk floor and trunk extensions in place.


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#948686 - 03/09/13 08:22 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Another photo of the trunk floor...


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#948687 - 03/09/13 08:25 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Work is continuing on the rear valance and tail light panel. Looks like the AMD lower valance corners are going to need quite a bit of modification to fit properly. Once the tail panel is squared away repair of the outer wheel houses will be completed.


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#948688 - 03/13/13 09:08 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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awsome car,, why full, 1/4s??? they looked decent??

looks great,,, i hope you got a "set" price on all the metal work.... instead of by the hour....

jc




Full 1/4 panels were chosen in lieu of replacing the lower sections. The lowers were rusted/rotted pretty much from the front of the wheel openings to the rear of the panel. Also had some rust in the areas around the bottom of the rear window corners. With the improved quality of the newer replacment AMD full quarters we opted for this choice verus piecing all the new metal in these areas. We could have gone either way. However, I trust Vance's judgment on this as he is well recognized in the Mopar community as a top notch restorer.








A wise decision, much better to replace the ENTIRE qtr,than play with patches, that regardless of how well they were done, will come back to haunt you many years down the road....it's going to be a killer car when completed

Mike

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#948689 - 03/15/13 04:57 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: DAYCLONA]
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Great work so far!!! Good luck!
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#948690 - 04/24/13 03:51 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: bschargerse]
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Some more progress to report. The roof skin has been re-welded in place. fitting of the PS quarter panel is underway and the tail panel is still being completed.


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#948691 - 04/24/13 03:55 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Quarter is being cut to fit and aligned with adjacent panels. Just fixtured in place right now. Looks like the AMD trunk extension is going to need some cut & fit to mate properly to the AMD quarter panel wheel opening area. The outer wheel house lip is also being replaced.


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#948692 - 04/24/13 03:56 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Inner wheel house repair on PS side has been completed and trunk floor is fully welded in place.


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#948693 - 04/24/13 03:59 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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View from the back seat area.


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#948694 - 04/24/13 04:00 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Progress is slow but still moving along. Hope to be back soon with some more updates.


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#948695 - 04/24/13 09:03 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Looks like the AMD trunk extension is going to need some cut & fit to mate properly to the AMD quarter panel wheel opening area


That's been my experience as well.
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#948696 - 04/24/13 10:10 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 5wndwcpe]
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Several yrs. ago ( cant remember how many ) I looked at a Charger just like this one (maybe the same car ) in Billings , MT for a member here, it was on a Podunk car lot for 10 G. It still was running, driving, I think with a 413??, I remember the trunk floor was badly rotted but still a real restorable car. Is this the same car??

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#948697 - 04/25/13 12:04 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: stateline]
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Several yrs. ago ( cant remember how many ) I looked at a Charger just like this one (maybe the same car ) in Billings , MT for a member here, it was on a Podunk car lot for 10 G. It still was running, driving, I think with a 413??, I remember the trunk floor was badly rotted but still a real restorable car. Is this the same car??




This car did come out of Montana. Came into Michigan several years ago as just a rolling shell. That is how I bought it. If it is the same car it must have been parted out at some point. I do not have any real history on it. PM me if you have any details you can share. Thanks Joe
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#1929717 - 10/10/15 04:12 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Registered: 12/27/03
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Finally go this project moving forward again. if all goes well the car will be painted before year end. looking forward to assembly this spring. I already have many of the bolt on items restored or purchased new.
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