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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2004 - 10:24:28 PM »
It will look VERY cool Street!!  ;D
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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2004 - 05:12:09 AM »
Still working on 70 Challenger, white ,360 auto. Currently part way thru disc brake conversion then refit rebuilt engine, strip off vinyl roof & repaint  & maybe add some stripes as well.

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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2004 - 06:34:50 AM »
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       I like the Idea  about dropping another motor in but will that keep it original. I what to keep it Original but I trying to make it for show, but people tell me not to change anything  like putting on header, or slick for the street, Money is no object because I want to do it right the first time  I late to go back and do it over again  that is why I ask  for people that has one of them so I can get Idea I would like to drop in a 440 6 pack and had the cop catch me should I change the wheel to  the new style or leave them alone

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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2004 - 10:12:30 AM »
To NZ440RT
       I like the Idea  about dropping another motor in but will that keep it original. I what to keep it Original but I trying to make it for show, but people tell me not to change anything  like putting on header, or slick for the street, Money is no object because I want to do it right the first time  I late to go back and do it over again  that is why I ask  for people that has one of them so I can get Idea I would like to drop in a 440 6 pack and had the cop catch me should I change the wheel to  the new style or leave them alone


Hey BoB,
No it will not keep it original, BUT if that's what you want to do there's nothing wrong with that. If you want it to be an original show car keep the 318 - they are a good little block done right. People who tell you not to change anything are in some cases correct, however putting headers and slicks on will NOT decrease the value of your car, it will enhance the value. Mine for instance is an all #'s matching car, however I will be adding headers and an exhaust, these can be taken off if sold or to be judged, but most enthusiasts would think it's the way to go as it helps the engine breath and they can be taken off - it's not perminent  ;)


Here's what I would do in your shoes with your thoughts on how you want it:
I would stay with the 318 work on it a litte, new carb, manifold, headers, exhaust etc and get it to respectable numbers 300hp is fine and it's still the original block and ALL mods can be removed.
Changing the steering wheel is fine, but you should stay in the mopar tune, buy a Tuff wheel there awesome and look good.
Also I'm guessing your hood is flat? If so you can change that to give it a meaner look, must remember to keep ALL the original stuff - very important  ;)
Make the interior orginal looking but keep to the same year, for instance don't buy the wrong year seats etc.

The more you change the less original it will become, but if everything can be changed back that usually keeps the enthusiasts happy,
but hey it's not there car  ;D

As long as your happy and you enjoy it, that's what it's about build the car for you but remember you might not be the last one to own this car and that's why keeping the original items are important, to keep these Mopars on the road in original condition for ever.

The reason I said stay with the originbal engine is thats what you wanted, plus it will make you feel better because you know it's a numbers matching car that you've made your own.

Hope that helps  :)

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Carl



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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2004 - 12:12:37 PM »
74 Challenger, non matching #'s 318/904/292's+-

Color: Black... maybe Red or Gun metal silver...   ???

Soon to have 380 horse, 360 crate motor, built 727, 3.55 sure grip, and some fatty wheels.....  no vinyl.. 8)


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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2004 - 04:23:06 PM »
Drink heaps of beer and piss everywhere lol!!  ;D
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good point NZ maybe ill try that   ;D ;D
the beer part might just work to not make me care about the snow  lol   ;D
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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2004 - 04:31:19 PM »
If you've seen Jackass, pee+snow=throw up lol!!!  ;D
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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2004 - 05:47:21 PM »
Anyone else have a project going??? Check out page one to see how the list has grown!!  :o  :o  :o  :o

Lots of cool MOPARS on this board!!  8)

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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2004 - 05:50:30 PM »
Wow  :o  This board probably has more resto's going on the finished cars!  
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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2004 - 06:02:44 PM »
Well it will be a car under construction. I am getting a Convertible Challenger from Fla to do the paint and body to next week.  Replace both quarters and do the rest of the car. Complete paintjob in Citron yella. Dont know about stripes but thats up to the customer. Will put them on if he buys them. Will post pics as I go. Other than that have no idea of eng ect.

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Re:cars under construction
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2004 - 10:31:58 PM »

Wow!!  There's a whole lot of restorin' going on!

Great work folks!!

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« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2004 - 10:49:08 PM »
Yeah, I looked at the list and am stunned at how many projects we have going on....That's a huge list of some awesome cars!!!! :o 8)
1973 Dodge Challenger......................The ongoing project. (00/----\00)
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin-Turbo....The sunny day cruiser (RTBoost)
1990 Toyota Celica GT Liftback...........The new daily & winter driver.
All-American Muscle: 'Cudas and Challengers...Still the Elite and always will be.

                                                                                             
                 
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« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2004 - 01:19:33 AM »
1970 Barracuda convertible-plum crazy, white interiro top and stripes, gull-wing, dana rear. baer brakes, ARE TTII's and the list goes on...
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« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2004 - 02:52:20 PM »
I like to see what choises people make for their projects!  I noticed that we have alot of different colors and I think yellow and purple seem to be very popular!  I saw 1 orange challenger but nothing pink or silver.  Silver isn't too popular but I'll tell ya I have a die cast of a silver AAR that is very cool!!  Silver and black mix very well together and yet hide from the cops alot more than any high impact color!   Bet they didn't make too many silver AAR's.  ::)  Alot of different engine combos too and I think 440 seems to be most prevelant.  Any hemi cars being done??  

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« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2004 - 08:47:09 AM »
 :o ;D BigMike is building a monster Hemi to drop in his 70 Challenger, something like a 528, I'm definately considering stock in the tire industry,lol.  ::) ;D
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