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#948619 - 03/11/11 03:45 PM My 70 Charger R/T project - home from paint 11/25/17
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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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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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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]
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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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#948639 - 03/21/11 11:21 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Front valance...


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#948640 - 03/21/11 02:03 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Great looking project... fantastic color combo! and a 4 speed to boot! How could you go wrong???

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#948641 - 04/02/11 10:56 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Been working on some of the non body items while the body and paint work is underway. Motor is a 70 440HP...built to 6 pack specs. Still have to add some accessories but making progress!


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#948642 - 04/02/11 10:57 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Fan blade is ready to mount!


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#948643 - 04/02/11 10:58 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Pulleys...


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#948644 - 04/02/11 10:59 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Date coded HP manifolds!


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#948645 - 04/02/11 11:00 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Clutch/brake pedal assembly restored.


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#948646 - 04/09/11 11:50 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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very nice to see the progress, Keep up the great work and enthusiasm.

I have an FY1, 70 Charger R/T, 4spd, trak pak car that is a CA car. pretty solid, but is waiting its turn.


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#948647 - 04/09/11 12:27 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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I love the combo, 440/4sp/dana cars. fj5 with white intior---cool

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#948648 - 04/09/11 04:32 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: barrycuda]
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Very nice car to restore and very cool color combo too. Congratulations on saving another Mopar from the scrap heap!

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#948649 - 04/09/11 10:24 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: Mopar Grandpa]
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Here is one in the next town over I saw about a year ago,to keep you motivated...


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#948650 - 04/11/11 08:48 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: BEEQUIK]
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Thanks for all of the compliments guys. I am going to keep working strong on all of the bolt on stuff. The body & paint work will take quite some time.
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#948651 - 04/11/11 08:17 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: BEEQUIK]
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Quote:

Here is one in the next town over I saw about a year ago,to keep you motivated...


I don't think that garage is dirty enough to "properly" restore that car ...

Anyway, progress is lookin good on yours, and a little picture motivation does help the ego.
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#948652 - 04/12/11 07:45 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: ef8Cuda340]
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very nice to see the progress, Keep up the great work and enthusiasm.

I have an FY1, 70 Charger R/T, 4spd, trak pak car that is a CA car. pretty solid, but is waiting its turn.




I also have an FY1 70 Charger R/T SE 4 speed track pack car thats waiting it's turn. What a coincidence! Mine just got bumped back a spot,when I aquired a 70 V code Charger R/T last April.
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#948653 - 04/12/11 09:44 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Nice project and it will be a looker. I have never heard of removing a good roof in order to clean it. Interesting.
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#948654 - 04/12/11 10:40 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Alrighty Joe !!!!! It's going to be nice watching yours... good luck on the resto. and keep having fun...

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#948655 - 06/13/11 12:26 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: hemi68charger]
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Time for an update.

I just placed my AMD order for quarters, trunk floor and extensions. The replacement work should get started soon. I hope to have some new photos in a week or so.

Here is the trunk floor before removal.


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#948656 - 06/13/11 12:28 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Someone robbed the 4 speed hump and front driver floor in the past. I purchased a new AMD section for the replacement. Also picked up an original 4 speed hump that will be used.


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#948657 - 06/24/11 12:30 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Stopped at the shop today to see what progress has been made. They are moving along quite well. Here is a shot of the trunk sheet metal removed. They were part way through sand blasting the rails outdoors when some rain blew in.


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#948658 - 06/24/11 12:38 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Quarters have been partially removed. Complete quarters will be put on. However, they wanted to ensure the fit will be good before removing the entire panel. Decided today to go with new outer wheel houses as the lips were not as good as expected on the originals.


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#948659 - 06/24/11 12:39 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Front frame rail repair is nearly complete where the Z bar mount area had been torched out.


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#948660 - 06/24/11 12:41 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Cowl has been tacked in place. Finish work on welds still required.


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#948661 - 06/24/11 12:48 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Tail panel work is also in progress. Original lower valence is being repaired and will be re-used. Tail panel will require a few patches but is overall pretty decent. We decided today to order new lower valance end caps as the originals were going to need too much repair. There will also need to be a few patch panels made for the bumper reinforcement mounting area.

For those wondering the entire car will be plastic media blasted after the sheet metal repair has been completed. They are spot sand blasting where required to make the sheet metal repairs. I am fairly confident this will be a good decision.

Doors, fenders, hood and some other items have already been delivered to the media blaster. It is nice to finally see some momentum. I hope we can keep it going.


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Edited by 70gtx440dana (06/24/11 12:52 AM)
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#948662 - 06/24/11 01:24 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Awesome!! looking good, Love your project!!!

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#948663 - 07/30/11 01:57 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: johnscudashop]
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The long road will pay off some day. Keep the faith!


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#948664 - 09/04/11 09:35 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: Frankenduster]
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Been awhile since I last posted. Been making some progress on console restoration and some of the interior trim items. Also about ready to start on the exterior trim polishing and restoration. I will post some more photos soon.
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#948665 - 09/06/11 08:45 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
cdp Offline
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V-code, Lime Light, and 4spd, I'm not sure if it can really get better! Keep the good work coming!

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#948666 - 09/08/11 03:46 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: cdp]
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Body work is going slower than I had hoped. The front clip is down to bare metal and the parts look awesome. No rust repair required on the fenders or hood. A few dings to repair but nothing of any significance. Photo #1.


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Edited by 70gtx440dana (09/08/11 03:58 PM)
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#948667 - 09/08/11 03:47 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Front clip is sitting loosely in place....


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#948668 - 09/08/11 03:49 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Left front fender...the plan has changed to have the body shell completely plastic media blasted before any more new sheet metal goes on. Should be going out to the media blaster soon.


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#948669 - 01/03/12 11:39 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Body work is pretty much at a stand still at the moment. But thought I would post a few photos of some of the parts I have aquired and been working on. Hope to have some progress on the body work in the near future.

My new six pack carb set!


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#948670 - 01/03/12 11:42 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Dash speakers freshly restored. AM 8 track is out for restoration with Big $ Lewis. I should have it back in a month or so. I am having a hidden IPOD jack added but the radio will be stock specs otherwise.


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#948671 - 01/03/12 11:44 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Passenger side seat track set restored. I completed the six way several months ago.


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#948672 - 01/03/12 11:45 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Hi/Lo horn set restored.


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#948673 - 01/03/12 11:47 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Have the console body prepped and ready for paint. Will start working on the attaching parts in the coming weeks.

Before photo!


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#948674 - 01/03/12 11:50 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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More console parts prior to restoration!

Hope to be back soon with more updates on the progress. Looks like my orginal goal to have her on the road in 2012 is slipping.


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#948675 - 01/04/12 09:41 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Looking good! What company did you use to restore your speakers?

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#948676 - 01/04/12 10:00 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70440+6bbl]
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Looking good! What company did you use to restore your speakers?




Jackson Speaker Service in Jackson Michigan:
3921 Pine Crest. Ct.
Jackson, MI 49203
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#948677 - 01/04/12 05:14 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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I can't wait to see the pictures of it completed, that is going to be a very nice looking car!

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#948678 - 01/05/12 09:03 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: XS29L8]
68427vette Offline
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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

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#948679 - 01/05/12 12:34 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 68427vette]
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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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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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Quote:

Quote:

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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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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#1929720 - 10/10/15 04:14 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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All welding is completed.......Here a few photos just after media blast this week. Body work will be started right away.


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#1936789 - 10/22/15 02:17 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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A couple more photos......primer & seam sealer will be going on soon!


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#1936821 - 10/22/15 03:03 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Is the car still at Vance's?

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#1936968 - 10/22/15 07:44 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Nice project, i know where you are coming from with starts and stops. Mine just came home from 3 years at the welding stage. Waiting to get media blasted now and sealed before bodywork in the spring?
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#1937001 - 10/22/15 08:39 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: mopar4don]
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Originally Posted By mopar4don
Is the car still at Vance's?



No......I have it at another shop. Pretty happy to have the project moving forward.
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#1937039 - 10/22/15 09:26 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Did the media blaster vacuum/clean it up after they were done or did you?
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#1937149 - 10/23/15 02:38 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: Q5_Ed]
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Originally Posted By Q5_Ed
Did the media blaster vacuum/clean it up after they were done or did you?


Think leaf blower rotisserie and you will still have media fall out from time to time.
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#1937466 - 10/23/15 05:53 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: Q5_Ed]
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Media blaster did it........we will use a leaf blower as well prior to paint.

Originally Posted By Q5_Ed
Did the media blaster vacuum/clean it up after they were done or did you?
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#1971122 - 12/16/15 07:46 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Bump, any progress lately? up
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#1974321 - 12/22/15 12:31 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Car is coming along... I will get some more photos up soon. Been working on front suspension rebuild & plating and detailing of small parts.
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#1983376 - 01/04/16 10:18 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Both sets of wheels are done 15x7 steelies and 15x7 Rallye's.....


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#1983378 - 01/04/16 10:20 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Hood is in primer and ready for the last of the body work. This hood was mint to start with so not too much left to do on it.


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#1983379 - 01/04/16 10:22 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Some of the bolt on parts in primer.....


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#1983388 - 01/04/16 10:31 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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K frame, A arms and torsion bars freshly powder coated.


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#2138927 - 08/22/16 07:47 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Finally some color......hopefully the progress continues.


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#2139000 - 08/22/16 09:23 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Originally Posted By 70gtx440dana
Finally some color......hopefully the progress continues.


Some color !!!??? That is a lot of loud awesome green !!! thumbs
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#2139568 - 08/23/16 08:07 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
jughed Offline
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WOW!!! wish i had a project car like yours. The '68-'70 Charger R/Ts are the epitome of muscle cars (imho).

up...keep the updates coming.


Originally Posted By 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.... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/whistling.gif" alt="" /> instead of by the hour.... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/whistling.gif" alt="" />

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.


Good call going with full 1/4s. I did the patch panel thing on the '68 Dart 20 years ago because full 1/4s were not available (except $$$$ NOS). It held up well, but have recently installed AMDs full 1/4s...so much nicer.

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#2193012 - 11/09/16 10:53 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Any updates?

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#2193356 - 11/09/16 04:05 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Couple more photos.......exterior will be in paint soon.


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#2194022 - 11/10/16 12:28 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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lookin' good.

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#2209253 - 12/07/16 09:26 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Some more progress. Panels have been fitted, body lines being finalized and final block sanding in progress. Will be disassembled soon to start putting color on the engine compartment, inside areas and then finally the exterior panels.


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Edited by 70gtx440dana (12/07/16 09:27 AM)
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#2209502 - 12/07/16 04:23 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Nice, Nice, Nice.......... thumbs
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#2278965 - 03/30/17 02:10 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: hemi68charger]
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Any updates?

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#2329695 - 07/01/17 11:28 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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A few more progress photos of base coat......moving along....slowly.


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#2329752 - 07/01/17 01:13 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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boogie

Yeah buddy !!!!
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#2330658 - 07/03/17 11:16 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: hemi68charger]
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Looking awesome.
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#2383976 - 10/08/17 03:07 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: hemi68charger]
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A couple more photos....wet sanding the main body. I should be picking the car up to bring home in November. Can't wait!!!


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#2410228 - 11/28/17 03:23 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Finally home!!!!! Loaded it up right after shooting these photos Saturday.

Can't wait to start installing all the parts. Been a long time coming. But, sure worth waiting for!


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Edited by 70gtx440dana (11/28/17 03:26 PM)
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#2410229 - 11/28/17 03:27 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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A few more pics....the upper rear quarter panel STRIPE was too short on both sides. Had to re-order from the vendor.


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Edited by 70gtx440dana (11/28/17 06:13 PM)
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#2410237 - 11/28/17 03:36 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Originally Posted By 70gtx440dana
the upper rear quarter panel was too short on both sides. Had to re-order from the vendor.


You mean you had to reorder the entire quarter panel? Or do you mean the quarter extensions?

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#2410309 - 11/28/17 06:14 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: mopar4don]
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Originally Posted By mopar4don
Originally Posted By 70gtx440dana
the upper rear quarter panel was too short on both sides. Had to re-order from the vendor.


You mean you had to reorder the entire quarter panel? Or do you mean the quarter extensions?


My bad.....quarter panel stripe was too short....you will see it missing in the photos.


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Edited by 70gtx440dana (11/28/17 06:15 PM)
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#2410367 - 11/28/17 07:48 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Amazing! Great job.

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#2411290 - 11/30/17 11:35 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: JRepucci]
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Looks awesome. I love a Lime light Green anything. The H.I. colors of the 70's rule.
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#2411545 - 11/30/17 08:39 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: 6PKRTSE]
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Great to see the update ! Wondering how things were going with this car, sounds like it's been a long road..

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#2411990 - 12/01/17 07:03 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project is finally underway [Re: N9671X2]
70gtx440dana Offline
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Originally Posted By N9671X2
Great to see the update ! Wondering how things were going with this car, sounds like it's been a long road..


Hey Paul! Hope all is well. It is amazing how much time has gone bye since the start. I hope the final assembly phase goes quickely. It would be great to have it on the road in 2018. Fingers crossed!!
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#2532226 - 08/06/18 10:05 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project - home from paint 11/25/17 [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Been awhile since I posted. Progress is slow but still moving forward. Here a couple photos. Hope to have fuel system installed later this week and then the rear axle and suspension shortly thereafter.


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#2532567 - 08/06/18 09:18 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project - home from paint 11/25/17 [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Who says it isn't easy being green?? smile

Looks awesome!

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#2538887 - 08/20/18 07:37 AM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project - home from paint 11/25/17 [Re: cdp]
hemi68charger Offline
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Man, that looks awesome !!!

Is that a Sassy Grass Green '71 in the background on one of the pictures you posted?
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#2539343 - 08/20/18 09:39 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project - home from paint 11/25/17 [Re: hemi68charger]
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Originally Posted By hemi68charger
Man, that looks awesome !!!

Is that a Sassy Grass Green '71 in the background on one of the pictures you posted?



Thanks....hope to post every few weeks with more progress.

Yes.....71 FJ6 Super Bee that is being restored.
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#2572226 - 10/31/18 02:10 PM Re: My 70 Charger R/T project - home from paint 11/25/17 [Re: 70gtx440dana]
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Some more progress......all under-hood stuff is installed. Brake system, fuel system, Dana 60 and most all of the rear end of the car is completed. Hope to have it rolling on rear wheels by Saturday. Going to get the engine dyno'd in a few weeks and then hope to install the engine and front suspension shortly thereafter. Slow and steady!!!


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