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Title: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 27, 2013 - 09:23:17 am
 greetings....I just dragged this home...its a 72 340 4 speed yellow car originally....now ugly rootbeer brown....its going to be our father father son project...cant wait to get started!!
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: jimynick on September 28, 2013 - 12:57:21 am
Welcome to the site and good luck with your project! It looks pretty well complete and in decent shape and that'll save you tons.  :wave:
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: ChallengerHK on September 28, 2013 - 09:21:35 am
Welcome to the site, and post lots of pics as you go  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Super Blue 72 on September 28, 2013 - 04:11:48 pm
 :wave:  Welcome!

Looks solid and like a fun project!

Feel free to ask questions!  Lots of nice people around here!

Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 12, 2014 - 09:44:48 am
had to add these pics...our hillbilly motor extraction :naughty:.....pulled her out of her winter home and put her into her new garage home...Well it was 70 here in Ohio yesterday.....had to take the day off so I could get some work done....on the car of course!!  Its 35 and starting to snow now  I HATE OHIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Worked on getting the frontend removed....had to cut the torsion bars to get them out...that was fun....K frame is ready to be dropped so I can rebuild the front end..and get it all nice and perty.....paint the engine bay...get the motor put together and put back in....and hit the road!
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 12, 2014 - 09:53:44 am
wish I could keep it this low!!  motor is on the stand waiting to get put together....
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: dfrazz on March 12, 2014 - 09:57:23 am
Great family project!
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Super Blue 72 on March 17, 2014 - 10:54:37 pm
Nice progress!  :thumbsup:

At least you didn't pull the engine out the way these guys did!  :roflsmiley:

World's Fastest Engine Removal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pe8gQpUbMU#)
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Cudaragtop on March 17, 2014 - 11:03:08 pm
Looks like fun. :2thumbs:
I need to find one like that for a father son project...
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Sleepychallenger on March 18, 2014 - 01:15:16 am
lol. Isn't that burnt orange when it gets old
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Oldschool on March 18, 2014 - 09:15:30 am
Welcome aboard... :wave:  Looks like a great family project. Keep us informed as you move forward. And post pics all along..  we love pics....    :picture: 
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 18, 2014 - 02:25:28 pm
wow I thought us using a tractor was bad!!! 

the front end surgery went easy....had a harder time pulling the cotter pins out of the king bolts than actually taking the ball joints and steering parts apart.....
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Moparal on March 18, 2014 - 06:15:33 pm
welcome even tho im a  :newbie:  why did you spring for low compression pistons?  70/71 would have been funner for the hillbilly runner.
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: 4Cruizn on March 18, 2014 - 06:24:47 pm
welcome even tho im a  :newbie:  why did you spring for low compression pistons?  70/71 would have been funner for the hillbilly runner.

Ummm with over 12000 posts. . . . Newbie you are not!  Welcome to the site!   Sweet challenger!   Rallye dash, pistol grip!   Awesome! 
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Moparal on March 18, 2014 - 07:33:41 pm
Well, im kind of a newbie, been missin in action for a while :cooldancing:  still that challenger is going to be a great f/s project.
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 18, 2014 - 09:27:43 pm
welcome even tho im a  :newbie:  why did you spring for low compression pistons?  70/71 would have been funner for the hillbilly runner.

Unfortunately I'm not a motor guy....(if you couldn't tell by my tractor extraction). I wasn't sure what I had.....and still don't.... :banghead:.....I was told that they were the high compression ones..... :dunno:.....I had the machine work done.....a lunati cam put in with the heads done to work with the hotter cam.... It's bored .30 so I'm told...I figured they couldn't be the stock 73 ones....I really don't know......I have never driven the car or heard it run....the bottom end was toast when I got it...that's just great :pullinghair:.....well it might end up slow but that's so the chicks can check out my big pistol grip as they pass me in their civics
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Moparal on March 18, 2014 - 10:31:28 pm
Look at your engine then at these pistons

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-set-8-340-pistons-1972-1973-Cuda-Challenger-Dart-/370589459264?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5648da6340&vxp=mtr#ht_351wt_722 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-set-8-340-pistons-1972-1973-Cuda-Challenger-Dart-/370589459264?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5648da6340&vxp=mtr#ht_351wt_722)




http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-340-TRW-Forged-Pistons-030-Oversize-/221393306572?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item338c11c3cc&vxp=mtr#ht_101wt_959 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-340-TRW-Forged-Pistons-030-Oversize-/221393306572?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item338c11c3cc&vxp=mtr#ht_101wt_959)

The stock hp higher compression piston were 2 valve reliefs and left and right :2thumbs:  Ask the bullit how well his 73 runs. It is a strong engine you will still enjoy your build.
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 19, 2014 - 09:20:14 am
thanks......a little disappointed but at least I know.....hopefully with the cam, intake, headers and other goodies she will get down the road  :burnout:......and heck its a 4 speed and will be set up to handle so Im sure I will be happy :bigsmile:
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 21, 2015 - 09:38:07 pm
Wow haven't posted here in a while...decided on switching it to a 70 ta clone/emax clone...scored a ta hood...grill...fenders...side marker lights...

Working on the inner fender braces and decided to try on the fenders...well set them on...(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/21/fed5767c1b01087bac4a7eaccd2fb394.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/21/fbd62217f9aa7ad98f1cf7ad89c23d50.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/21/cf2a1d0571cb2fde7e103a6ffefe130a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/21/6a5098fb803f7fc24d7b35bd3934eea9.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/21/5433a21341a94b36ffb876a171f4ab12.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/21/40f31aa32deea04bebb363d9833392e0.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: brads70 on August 21, 2015 - 09:40:12 pm
Nice looking grill!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: 72rtchallenger on August 21, 2015 - 10:02:54 pm
looks good nice project ,
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: 734406pk on August 21, 2015 - 10:47:47 pm
Wow! What a project! Good luck with the resto!
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: 69ChargerRT on August 25, 2015 - 10:14:47 am
looks like its really coming along!  be sure to keep us updated!  I love the resto pics like these
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: dodj on August 28, 2015 - 10:19:59 am
Nice!
With what you have so far,  how much do you think the '70 nose job is going to end up costing?
 :cheers: lawdog

How is that colour choice going?  Lol.
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 28, 2015 - 09:08:37 pm
Hey Scott!  Well you know me...I switch colors more than Bruce Jenner changes panties!!  I decided on making a emax clone...soooo yellow it is....for this week anyway!  Well as long as my wife doesn't see this post...here is what I have in the parts so far

Grill and side marker lights $500
Ta hood...$425 (still trying to see if it's an origional)
Tail lights...$340
Good fenders$400

I've gotten lucky and found nice stuff from great sellers!

Luckily the stuff off of my 72 was nice...I basically sold I all of it and bought the 70 stuff minus the hood....I still need the rear valance (no cut outs), headlight bezels, and tail light panel...and the patches for the rear side marker lights...I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of little things

I'm actually selling my excursion to free up some money to get her finished....

I'm working on getting the front done and working back...a friend has a engine stand to help me break in the motor...but that's this winter....
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 28, 2015 - 09:12:09 pm
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There's my ex....it's on eBay...hopefully somebody snatches it up....anyway I just love the look of that emax!!!


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: brads70 on August 28, 2015 - 09:28:11 pm
Here is when you can get the lights? https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/4412A (https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/4412A)

I got mine from there. You will need to slightly notch the bucket and make a simple wiring harness but other than that it's a easy swap.
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 29, 2015 - 08:00:24 am
Thanks brad...I was wondering what they were exactly!
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: dfrazz on August 29, 2015 - 12:24:33 pm
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There's my ex....it's on eBay...hopefully somebody snatches it up....anyway I just love the look of that emax!!!



Hotchkis had clearance issues with the TA exhaust running under their subframe connectors.  I believe they removed it for a while and eventually went to a flat tip and bent the exhaust pipe around the subframe connector.

Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: 734406pk on August 29, 2015 - 07:28:28 pm
Hotchkis had clearance issues with the TA exhaust running under their subframe connectors.  I believe they removed it for a while and eventually went to a flat tip and bent the exhaust pipe around the subframe connector.

I believe it, their sub frame connectors hang down very low.
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 30, 2015 - 12:06:39 pm
Thanks for the heads up.....I wondered why some pics had it with square tips...they are not on my car yet...and luckily the one thing I do have around here is a good exhaust guy!  I kinda liked it with the square tips....what do you think about using an original square tips off a challenger...just coming out the side??


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Cudaragtop on August 30, 2015 - 12:47:03 pm
what do you think about using an original square tips off a challenger...just coming out the side??
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Might look cool but my gut says Funky...  :2cents:

Maybe stock tips out the back and electric cut-outs...  :naughty:  :dunno:
No need to use the TA/AAR mufflers. I like the sound of the exhaust out the back but the cutouts you could dump under or route to the side with tips of your choice.  :aarg:
A good exhaust guy is a big plus.
Title: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 30, 2015 - 12:50:28 pm
I can't go stock out the back I sold my rear valance lol!  I'll figure something out when I get there....since nobody wanted to buy my wheels and tires I plastidiped them....the actually look better in person!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/30/8b682eb9e9126a8e7b9467a0bd5337ad.jpg)

That stuff is amazing!!
But now I'm gonna have to go disk on the back...there goes my budget again

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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: dano73 on September 04, 2015 - 08:45:25 pm
Hey good project here's mine one piece driver mine was 340/4 speed when born I wish mine was still stock it is fun tho 400/auto/ 323.gotta love the electronic ignition and disk brakes. Dano73
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 05, 2015 - 12:37:33 pm
 :rebel:t
Hey good project here's mine one piece driver mine was 340/4 speed when born I wish mine was still stock it is fun tho 400/auto/ 323.gotta love the electronic ignition and disk brakes. Dano73

Wow that color pops!!!  Nice looking car!  If the pedels are there if have to switch it back...I love the pistol grip! :burnout:
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: plycuda67 on September 05, 2015 - 07:23:23 pm
I like root beer my 70  duster is root beer welcome and good luck with mellow yellow :crazy:
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 18, 2015 - 07:21:52 pm
Grill done...check;).  I have painted a lot of crap but wow I'm really impressed with Sem products!!!!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/d37402913313e7e8c8b13f190fc0dbed.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/aecde785a910ba6ee561ea39294ee68e.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/cb5e2a4ca75a2d6d46b041d80ad902ae.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/95eddcd98514bb6db43d876a09ab3b6b.jpg)

Just need to order the emblem from Dave!!


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 18, 2015 - 07:27:30 pm
Really trying to figure out the front rims and tires....I put the rear..275 50 17...17x9.5 inch rim with 5.25 back space.....I obviously know the tire is way to big height wise....but I think I can put a 275 40 17 under there...or 275 35 17.....gonna have to roll that lip though!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/fa4df6e3956beb55c975eefa3c25953b.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/a2b1b63b3980ad1876feac301eb20deb.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/aee5bd987b51609878f958f13977dd16.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 20, 2015 - 12:00:19 pm
Console done...check(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/20/5db26de1c17ac79605de2707deb4d1de.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/20/75eb6df924404b07cd0e643675ca6e74.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/20/715db7ad00c69767d3eddb0d27247d8b.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: AARuFAST on September 21, 2015 - 06:58:25 pm
 :2thumbs:  "GET ER DONE"   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: 734406pk on September 21, 2015 - 08:50:17 pm
Looks good!
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on December 05, 2015 - 07:47:44 pm
Update...getting closer to making her the emax clone!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/05/3d3b87ba5656d4e35b7be7e39702b71a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/05/1d2e2ebaf11c5f2fe61cad695442d9b3.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on December 08, 2015 - 11:48:08 am
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Getting there!!


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on January 11, 2016 - 08:23:25 pm
Bought the seats👍....I had the same seats in my 68 charger....they are out of a 05 Acura rsx....very comfortable...not too heavy (both manual)...now to make up the brackets(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160112/1edf453a26647984bb49fbfddbab8266.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160112/f505fe8b43ac2f783bf1d2e3dcaf12ec.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160112/12956dc4af624e7ff9c2f5dd33df25aa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160112/8ceab9eaa10624f764148bc72e6078e5.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Rdchallenger12 on January 17, 2016 - 01:41:49 pm
What did you use on the console? It looks awesome now!
Title: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on January 17, 2016 - 02:52:27 pm
The pic of the seats were in my 68 charger...I sold the charger a few years ago....i bought a same set of seats to put in my challenger..just showing what they look like in a car..

I stripped the wood grain off my challenger console....painted it with sem trim black...if that's what you are talking about...


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Rdchallenger12 on January 17, 2016 - 03:53:26 pm
It is, thanks for the reply!
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 12, 2016 - 02:30:57 pm
Before and after....my first attempt at body work as far as cutting out a piece and welding it in so go easy;)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160312/cd5b4aa75d8c5d965b2b07a41a978952.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160312/cf13a1bc99e1bb0be419af3e50e116cd.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Brillo1974 on March 15, 2016 - 08:24:43 am
Your car is looking good, I thought by the time I got to the end of the thread it would be finished.  :bigsmile: Like someone else said the burnt orange looks like rootbeer once it gets old and faded. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 19, 2016 - 11:16:49 pm
Sooo how do you know your 14 year old is into cars??  You show him how to do some basic body work on his 69 dart fender and he's out sanding on it at 1115 pm while his dad is in bed!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/d147a38fa3b76fb95346456717c13402.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Cudaragtop on March 20, 2016 - 12:06:50 am
 :clapping:   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 26, 2016 - 05:32:21 pm
Got the air cleaner done today....it was a mess but turned out ok(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160326/d89487d3c1cf990d67257e51675e1e7f.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: dfrazz on March 26, 2016 - 08:54:14 pm
Got the air cleaner done today....it was a mess but turned out ok.

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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 02, 2016 - 01:13:47 pm
Test fitted the seats today...still working on the brackets....more body work done on the inner...almost ready for paint...finished the inner fender welding as well. I know I'm not the best but she's sturdy!!!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/aea8a581937ea4b3f6b995de40100fae.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/c18f444538bb6027db9ee191d2e0245e.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 02, 2016 - 01:14:56 pm
Oh and got the wheels!  Thanks dfrazz!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/c90ea5340c254508d4dcfc3c6e0e04ca.jpg)


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Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: jimynick on April 02, 2016 - 10:08:13 pm
The car's coming along nicely! I see you had a firewall like mine. Amazing just how and where these cars rot, eh? It'll be a beauty when you're done!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: usraptr on April 03, 2016 - 07:25:57 pm
The seats look really good as do those wheels.   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: dfrazz on April 04, 2016 - 09:24:38 am
Oh and got the wheels!  Thanks dfrazz!

Congrats!  Can't wait to see them your car!   :ylsuper:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mopar Mitch on April 04, 2016 - 12:33:38 pm
MPDLAWDOG -- Nice work and project!  My T/A is actually a 72 318 Rally car... converted to a 70 T/A back in the late '70s.... grille, rear tail light panel, side marker lights (cut/grafted ~6"x10" panels), etc.    I did it solely for SCCA Solo II race class rules (at first for F/Stock class, and later I changed over the E/Street Prepared class where I have remained and highly competitive);  I originally bought the car as a daily driver while in college (mid-'70s), but quickly discovered and got hooked on the autocross racing.. and made my intention to become serious with the sport.. with the Challenger (Mopar or No Car!)... and realized that it HAD to become a T/A to be nationally competitive... which I did (my best friend is a master body shop worker/painter - he helped me tremendously... and he's a Mopar guy!   There's lots of Shelbys, Z28, etc which are not actually factory cars.. just clones.... and... WE keep up their images and reputations of their heritage .. while the originals stay under cover and not driven or raced, etc.   Driving/racing the cars is so much more fun!!! instead of just sitting and showing.

You probably know that the Hotchkis T/A is not a factory T/A... they just added the T/A hood, spoilers and stripes/decals (was a 318 car?)... I applaud them for campaigning the car... and truly racing it!
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 70chall440 on April 04, 2016 - 04:49:47 pm
Nice work, coming along well. BTW the Hotchkiss car is running a single 4BBL, at least it was when I saw it a few years ago at the MATS. That said, the 6 pack is much nicer.

Mitch - nice car, love the look and effort. I really want to get into auto X locally.
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: whitewatersky on April 05, 2016 - 12:15:56 am
Hey good project here's mine one piece driver mine was 340/4 speed when born I wish mine was still stock it is fun tho 400/auto/ 323.gotta love the electronic ignition and disk brakes. Dano73


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THESE WHEELS LOOK COOL !
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mopar Mitch on April 05, 2016 - 02:39:09 pm
70 Chall -- T/Anks for the comment.... I suggest that you seek and find whatever sanctioned clubs/events are commonly held in your area for AX'g... might be pylon events, or HSAX/HPDE road course events... various marque clubs (Mustangs, BMWs, Mazdas, Porsche Vettes, etc) usually welcome others to join in with them.

The SB 6-pack complete setup (w/air clnr) weighs 60 pounds (heavy)... as compared to an aluminum mfld 4-bbl setup (w/air clnr) that weighs half... ~30 pounds..... and that's front-end weight that can be removed by using the 4-bbl setup.   When I ran serious SCCA Solo II AX, I ran the lighter weight 4-bbl setup... but, years later, when I've come out just for car shows and social AX/HSAX/HPDE... and everyone asked "...where's the six-pack?"... I decided to put it back on.... and I run the ProMax setup... great tuning... runs perfect!

I've sen the E-Max yellow Chall with both the 4-bbl and 6-bbl setups.

Mpdlawdog -- Do you intend to eventually get involved with AX?... pylon and/or HSAX/HPDE events?  If yes, then while you're building the car, consider all ways to keep the weight reduced; also, consider following a rule book for any club's classes that you may get involved in.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 70chall440 on April 05, 2016 - 03:06:35 pm
70 Chall -- T/Anks for the comment.... I suggest that you seek and find whatever sanctioned clubs/events are commonly held in your area for AX'g... might be pylon events, or HSAX/HPDE road course events... various marque clubs (Mustangs, BMWs, Mazdas, Porsche Vettes, etc) usually welcome others to join in with them.

The SB 6-pack complete setup (w/air clnr) weighs 60 pounds (heavy)... as compared to an aluminum mfld 4-bbl setup (w/air clnr) that weighs half... ~30 pounds..... and that's front-end weight that can be removed by using the 4-bbl setup.   When I ran serious SCCA Solo II AX, I ran the lighter weight 4-bbl setup... but, years later, when I've come out just for car shows and social AX/HSAX/HPDE... and everyone asked "...where's the six-pack?"... I decided to put it back on.... and I run the ProMax setup... great tuning... runs perfect!

I've sen the E-Max yellow Chall with both the 4-bbl and 6-bbl setups.

Mpdlawdog -- Do you intend to eventually get involved with AX?... pylon and/or HSAX/HPDE events?  If yes, then while you're building the car, consider all ways to keep the weight reduced; also, consider following a rule book for any club's classes that you may get involved in.

Thanks, I intend to investigate it, just have to get off my A$$ and do something.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 06, 2016 - 10:33:01 am
Id love to have the 6 pack but no way Im spending that much money on that set up!!  I have the 4 barrel set up ready...I got a 69 1/2 b body "six pack look alike" air cleaner :bigsmile:....

Well heck yea mitch Im gonna run this girl!  Im going to get into the same class you are...so maybe when you get the engine done in yours we can go play together!!  Im only like 4 hours from you!!  I have read most of the scca rules regarding the class you are in...I think I can swing that!  Im modeling my car off of yours (remember you gave me the idea to swich my car over to the 70 ;)

As far as weight....I have fiberglass bumpers...t/a hood with no springs....going to split the bumper brackets 1/2 the weight right!  I put the battery in the trunk....I took the heater box out...running the 340.....I didnt go with the racing seats..went with acura rx seats (I like them as far as comfort, not heavy, and they recline)...not sure what else I can do! 
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 70chall440 on April 06, 2016 - 11:25:03 am
Have you stiffened the car up?
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 06, 2016 - 11:40:34 am
Have you stiffened the car up?

1.12 torsion bars....hotchkis subframe connectors.....inner fender braces....lower radiator braces....so far... debating the front torque boxes...I heard the rear boxes cause issues with the hotchkis subframe connectors....
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 70chall440 on April 06, 2016 - 11:44:33 am
Nice! That car should handle very well. I have done all that and more to my Cuda, I know it is exceptionally stiff. I did add the torque boxes as well as a rear end brace in addition to building a new exceptionally rigid lower radiator support and welding in the K frame. I probably went over board but this car is a rolling science experiment.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 06, 2016 - 12:14:32 pm
Nice! That car should handle very well. I have done all that and more to my Cuda, I know it is exceptionally stiff. I did add the torque boxes as well as a rear end brace in addition to building a new exceptionally rigid lower radiator support and welding in the K frame. I probably went over board but this car is a rolling science experiment.


YES THEY ARE!!!  I thought about doing the Kframe but its all painted and perty.....Did you drive the car before doing the Kframe?  I wonder if its worth doing??  Ill probably do the sector support on the steering box....
http://www.firmfeel.com/e_body_mopar_sector_support_kit.html (http://www.firmfeel.com/e_body_mopar_sector_support_kit.html)

Ive never driven my car so I cant make comparisons..but, I want to do it "right"....I go off of what everybody says here on the site...which has helped me a bunch!

My wife is from Oak Harbor by the way.....
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 70chall440 on April 06, 2016 - 12:35:51 pm
I did drive the car a little before the work, but I was more worried about keeping it running than how it handled. However, I do have a 70 Challenger RT without all of stiffening efforts, so I think I can compare them.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on April 12, 2016 - 06:02:45 pm
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There's lots of Shelbys, Z28, etc which are not actually factory cars.. just clones.... and... WE keep up their images and reputations of their heritage .. while the originals stay under cover and not driven or raced, etc.   Driving/racing the cars is so much more fun!!! instead of just sitting and showing.

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ll heck yea mitch Im gonna run this girl!  Im going to get into the same class you are...so maybe when you get the engine done in yours we can go play together!!  Im only like 4 hours from you!!  I have read most of the scca rules regarding the class you are in...I think I can swing that!

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If yes, then while you're building the car, consider all ways to keep the weight reduced; also, consider following a rule book for any club's classes that you may get involved in.

Mitch, you are the 'Pathfinder' for all of us that want to put our cars on the track!  Thanks for all your sage advice.  Hopefully I can get mine put together and compete with you and Mpdlawdog!
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mopar Mitch on April 13, 2016 - 02:40:04 pm
EB3 -- T/Anks for your comment... truly, one of the most difficult decisions for any one to make, strategically, is how much to mod their car.   There's lots we can do,,, endlessly doing this, that, and more.. more... but its easy to just mod and spend $$.  I've seen so many racers enter the scene (pylon AX/HSAX), and THEN they discover "rules/classifications" that counter-act to their desires... again, so easy to just keep modding and spending $$.   Welding/re-inforcing etc is great, but.. some clubs "rules" don't allow it, and others do.. within limits.

As an example of "club/classification rules", I suggest to look at the SCCA Solo rule book ... see how they first break up into categories (Stock, Street Prepared, Prepared, Modified .. and some others)... then they further break up the categories into classes.   See what mods are respectfully allowed per category.

Also, you can look at another club's rules -- NASA or MCSCC (www.mcscc.org (http://www.mcscc.org))... see how they have differing rules/ allowed mods, etc.   Some of these clubs apply "points per modification" to separate your car into different categories (I'm not a fan of "points per mods".. as they can be arbitrary and mis-leading, not equal mods per differnt cars, etc... BUT... as the saying goes -- "When in Rome, you have to do as the Romans do."... in other words, lay by the sanctioned groups/clubs chosen rules... and good luck EVER trying to change any club's rules.

Although I've previously setup my car for national-level competition with the SCCA, E/Street Prepared category, and following those class rules of allowed mods was very straight forward (either "allowed" or not allowed.. no "points per mod") I really enjoyed the end result.. and provbed myself and the car as a top-level competitor (won my region class champioinships repeatedly through the 1980s, and place high at the national finals).   BUT... the SCCA has changed some of the rules... allowing some additional mods... but also allowed certain newer cars to be withe clas (AWD Subaru XRTs? Mitsubishi AWD, etc.. and they are beginning to dominate against the traditional pony cars of E/SP... many ppl are complaining... but.. again.. change is difficult.

SO... I've been looking at the SCCA's new CAM-T (T=traditional older pony cars)... and its a cool class... but.. the rules are almost "anything goes as long as its licensed, insured, street legal (?), and with tires of 200 TW or higher, and no, less than 3000 pounds.... the class is NOT an recognized "national competitive class" by the SCCA, but instead, it welcomes local regions to have the class as part of their wknd events .. and the SCCA has "invited" certain racers to come to the September SCCA SOLO Nats for competition... but without a "national recognition" of the results... the CAM class/category is intended more for fun.. attracting the ProStreet type of builds, etc.  Fact is, a high-level E/SP car will beat out most CAM-T car at every event... with the exception of the highest pro-built CAM-T cars by professional race car companies promoting their businesses.

I'm in the process of rebuilding my Challenger now... and carefully deciding what further mods to make... looking at the different clubs/classes, etc... I've become a club member of the MCSCC (www.mcscc.org (http://www.mcscc.org)) as they're local for me... and they have a hotly contested and very popular HSAX competition "series" for year-end championship awards, etc.   I hope to become a season champ i one of their more popular classes - B/P or S/S (similar to SCCA's E/SP but with more allowed mods)... see their rules, etc on their web-site.   I love the pylon AX m (avg MPH ~45), but I also love the high-speed HSAX/HPDE road course events (avg MPH ~75-80... hitting trpl digit speeds on the long stretches ~100-115...pending different track sites.

I hope to be back "on-track" with my car for the Spring/summer of 2017.

Anyone interested ... I'll be helping as an "HSAX instructor" this Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, Rockton, IL (just NW of Rockford, IL)... come on out and join the fun!!!    BHF is a 2-mile twisty road course... nice overall site!
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 13, 2016 - 03:49:24 pm
If only my car were done!! 

It looks like we would fall into the CAM-T or CAM series...sounds like a basic road/street car set up....allowing a lot of mods....
http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/013/622/2016-3-25_appendix_B_Classic_American_Muscle.pdf?1458925210 (http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/013/622/2016-3-25_appendix_B_Classic_American_Muscle.pdf?1458925210)

It looks like they lump all the CAM-CAMT-CAMC classes together?? 

I honestly just want to have some fun....I dont have the money to be super "competitive"....Ill be paying off the parts to get this thing running for a while :bigsmile: 
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on April 13, 2016 - 06:24:38 pm
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If only my car were done!!     

I honestly just want to have some fun....I dont have the money to be super "competitive"....Ill be paying off the parts to get this thing running for a while :bigsmile:   

You are farther along than I am! I have pieces/parts left over from the GC build, and from a previous project that never got going; so with a parts car shell that I got, but never cut up, I plan on keeping it low cost (a friend is giving me a running, slightly built 318 plus a 4-spd that I already have), I have most all the pieces to put it together and get it running.  I just need seats, steering column, pedals, and a roll cage. 

That why I really like Mitch's approach, to find a set of rules that I can work with budget wise, and have fun.  if I get competitive, well that is just a bonus!  I looked at the CAM-T rules, and came to exactly the same conclusion that Mitch saw.  its a great way to get guys (and gals) in the door to club racing that have an already personally modded car. 

This is cool stuff.  Thanks again Mitch for your guidance!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 72rtchallenger on April 21, 2016 - 07:21:12 pm
Nice work, looks like a great car
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 22, 2016 - 08:43:43 pm
It's been a tough week for me...had to put my retired partner,khan, down....he was 11 but was in great health up until a month ago...occupied my time with the kids and finally spent some time in the garage....the engine bay is ready for primer....and now have all the parts except the carb...going with the hhr fan set up, electric fuel pump and so on...spending money apparently made me feel better one night......(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/d57b724b4ccfa45450a85c694028268e.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/847c1ced266ec0d476a795ee8340809e.jpg)


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Post by: 734406pk on April 22, 2016 - 10:36:29 pm
It's been a tough week for me...had to put my retired partner,khan, down....he was 11 but was in great health up until a month ago...occupied my time with the kids and finally spent some time in the garage....the engine bay is ready for primer....and now have all the parts except the carb...going with the hhr fan set up, electric fuel pump and so on...spending money apparently made me feel better one night......([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/d57b724b4ccfa45450a85c694028268e.jpg[/url])([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/847c1ced266ec0d476a795ee8340809e.jpg[/url])


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You have my condolences,  I've been there myself. You are doing the right thing by staying positive.  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: dodj on April 23, 2016 - 11:20:59 am
Sorry to hear about your loss. Condolences.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: js29no on April 23, 2016 - 11:25:20 am
Sorry for your loss! like losing A your best friend or A family member.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: dfrazz on April 23, 2016 - 12:04:00 pm
 :iagree:  after 11 years, and being a partner on top of that, it is impossible not to get attached.  Sorry to hear.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 70chall440 on April 23, 2016 - 12:08:55 pm
My condolences, may he be in a better place.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Chryco Psycho on April 23, 2016 - 02:22:24 pm
Sorry for the loss , dogs do not live long enough comparitively
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: roadman5312 on April 23, 2016 - 02:42:11 pm
                    RIP Khan.   :angelwings:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on April 23, 2016 - 08:21:33 pm
sorry to hear of your loss with Khan.  Our GSD left us at 10, way to early. They are awfully good companions.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: redo1973 on April 23, 2016 - 08:45:29 pm
Sorry for your loss.  They certainly are great companions.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: YellowThumper on April 23, 2016 - 11:30:56 pm
Sorry for your loss. They are definitely family
Title: Re: howdy..new guy....72 ralley 340 4 speed yellow challenger
Post by: AussieMark on April 24, 2016 - 01:43:18 am
Look at your engine then at these pistons

[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-set-8-340-pistons-1972-1973-Cuda-Challenger-Dart-/370589459264?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5648da6340&vxp=mtr#ht_351wt_722[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-set-8-340-pistons-1972-1973-Cuda-Challenger-Dart-/370589459264?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5648da6340&vxp=mtr#ht_351wt_722[/url])




[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-340-TRW-Forged-Pistons-030-Oversize-/221393306572?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item338c11c3cc&vxp=mtr#ht_101wt_959[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-340-TRW-Forged-Pistons-030-Oversize-/221393306572?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item338c11c3cc&vxp=mtr#ht_101wt_959[/url])

The stock hp higher compression piston were 2 valve reliefs and left and right :2thumbs:  Ask the bullit how well his 73 runs. It is a strong engine you will still enjoy your build.
Not all 4 valve relief pistons are low comp the Sealed power 428P are for 68-71 340 and have 10 to 1 comp with 4 valve reliefs. I think how far the piston sit below the deck when parked on TDC has more to do with comp the valve reliefs.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mopar Mitch on April 25, 2016 - 02:08:12 pm
MPDLAWDOG -- My thoughts are with you... man's best friend, always.
Title: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on May 03, 2016 - 07:36:06 am
Well was delt a another blow...my wife Lisa took her own life Sunday.  Words can explain how I feel.  She had so much to live for.  No one know why she did it.  My world is just crushed.  She was my best friend....the only girl I ever meet and knew I was going to be with.  I've never known what broken is until now. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160503/42b40b1628f034e65608f317b99bae8d.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160503/709e4683daa71af6243b0abe63c6a253.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160503/ca5d7e4d2468d9be0207caca6e8d90da.jpg)


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Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: moprr on May 03, 2016 - 08:32:39 am
My condolences
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Post by: brads70 on May 03, 2016 - 08:40:04 am
oh my.... I'm so so sorry to hear this. Cars are one thing people are another. I  lost my little brother and Mother to suicide. Even with that I can't even to begin to understand what you must be going through....... :( 
Our condolences just don't seem "enough"  Let us know if we can help in some way?
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Post by: ammo on May 03, 2016 - 08:52:12 am
Prayers to you and your family
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: dfrazz on May 03, 2016 - 10:12:01 am
So sorry to hear this man.  My prayers are with you and that beautiful little girl, be strong for her. 
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: YellowThumper on May 03, 2016 - 10:29:36 am
Please accept my truly heart felt condolences on your loss.
I come from a family that has also had its share of selfish acts.
Trying to understand is natural. We all need answers but most likely they will never be.
Based on your pictures you have children. They are now your current life and need you as much as you needed her.
Hug them and keep focus on them.
One day, one hour at a time your loss will ease and direction will come.
You are not alone. Seek help and advice for perspective.
Whatever you need. Ask.

Mike
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mopar Mitch on May 03, 2016 - 10:32:29 am
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Very sorry to hear;  we are your friends to try to help keep you strong.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: CUDA JAS on May 03, 2016 - 12:58:16 pm
Oh man I am truly sorry to hear that.

As Brad said, our condolences do not seem to be enough in times like this.

There are some great people on here and although we are a bunch of gear heads and most of us have not meet in person, we are also people.

If you need anything, even if it is a place to come and vent what ever emotions you are feeling at the time. don't be afraid to do it here. 

All the best.

Jason


Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 70chall440 on May 03, 2016 - 01:30:53 pm
Np words can provide comfort, solace or understanding; I/we can only offer hope and support. Stay strong and look at the larger world and the future and hopefully deal with the pain one day at a time until it is manageable.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Sleepychallenger on May 03, 2016 - 02:30:46 pm
I know that Im far away but Im here if you ever need an ear to bend. Im sure that Im not the only one here that is always willing to listen.

My thoughts are with you and your family.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: js29no on May 03, 2016 - 05:18:19 pm
Prayers to you and your family
  X2 so sorry for your loss!
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on May 03, 2016 - 06:36:27 pm
 :iagree:  All of the above. Words are no enough, but you have my prayers for you and yours.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 734406pk on May 03, 2016 - 08:29:03 pm
OMG! I am so sorry for you my friend! I have lost a few friends the same way and could never understand this. Be strong for that little girl! you are an example of strength to her now and that is important IMO. God be with you.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Challenger in NC on May 03, 2016 - 09:30:32 pm
I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: dodj on May 03, 2016 - 09:32:10 pm
So sorry for your loss LawdogCan't think of words to say. I can't begin to comprehend how hard this must be.
Stay strong and keep your daughter close.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
 :sadwavey:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: ragtopdodge on May 04, 2016 - 03:06:43 am
My heart hurts for you man.  That has got to be one of the worst things to ever happen to someone.

 :'(
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: rhamson on May 04, 2016 - 08:21:43 am
So sorry for your loss my friend. I hope things work out for you and your family.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Swedee on May 04, 2016 - 02:31:19 pm
Sorry for your loss.


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Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: whitewatersky on May 04, 2016 - 11:39:10 pm

so sorry to hear.
take care, mate.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Bullitt- on May 05, 2016 - 12:28:05 am
So sad & such a lovely lady... Hang in there Bother..I can't even imagine it..  :sadwavey:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: redo1973 on May 05, 2016 - 08:39:35 pm
So sorry for your loss.  I'm sure there are no words to ease your pain.  I hope that you keep the faith and be strong for yourself and your loved ones.  God Bless.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: spamtank on May 05, 2016 - 10:56:39 pm
I'm so sorry for you loss.  I can't even begin to grasp the courage it takes to share this information.  But this group is, if nothing else, a compassionate and extended family.

I sense you'll redirect that courage to draw your family closer, and carry them through this difficult time.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Lbs on May 06, 2016 - 12:11:58 am
I am so sorry for your loss lawdog, I have no words, only prayers for you and your family.


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Post by: Mpdlawdog on May 31, 2016 - 12:03:17 pm
Thank you for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers....I really can't explain any of this....she was my best friend and the love of my life...what really sucks is because I do what I do our state law enforcement agency had to investigate it...the more we look at it, the more it looks like an "accident"...regardless I can't bring her back...


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Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on May 31, 2016 - 12:04:09 pm
Anyway today I finally got the engine bay in primer....(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160531/8b49e67585ba67ac9383dc99ebfc73af.jpg)


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Post by: lulurocks on May 31, 2016 - 12:45:03 pm
 :ylsuper:      Nice !   It's a nice change of pace when u get things  one color , you can almost seeing it come together..   Nice job keep your head up ,thoughts and prayers....


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Post by: js29no on May 31, 2016 - 01:13:11 pm
looks good!!! what color are you going with. :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: dfrazz on May 31, 2016 - 01:48:42 pm
That looks solid!  Hang tough and keep looking forward! 
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: YellowThumper on May 31, 2016 - 05:18:46 pm
Thank you for the update (s).
Sounds like you have "some" answers.

Best wishes it helps you. Stay focused on what matters.

Mike.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 734406pk on May 31, 2016 - 08:01:13 pm
Looks great! I like those US CARTOOL braces and lower rad support! You have my condolences on your loss and I commend you on your courage my Mopar brother! :working:
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on June 01, 2016 - 09:14:04 am
looks good!!! what color are you going with. :2thumbs:

Thanks!  Im making the emax clone....so yellow it is!!  I might have to paint the engine bay black because of money (I know I know but I already have the black paint and will not have the money for a while to paint the car)......I really want and NEED to get it on the road ASAP...I have all the other parts to get it on the road so assembly should go rather quickly....
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: IMNCARN82 on June 01, 2016 - 09:36:48 am
paint the bay yellow.     Under the circumstances, I'm sure we here at CC.c can come up with what it would take to get you the paint you need.   Let me know the code you want.     

R/T
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: dfrazz on June 01, 2016 - 11:06:08 am
paint the bay yellow.     Under the circumstances, I'm sure we here at CC.c can come up with what it would take to get you the paint you need.   Let me know the code you want.     

R/T

Excellent idea!  I'm in!
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on June 01, 2016 - 12:25:51 pm
I knew I would get some crap if I did that :)  I actually like the look of LBS cuda.....I spoke with him a while back...he said the paint code was a GM yellow 5728 but couldnt remember the brand..its a bright yellow....if anyone knows or has a hook up to get it cheap for me.....that would be great! I would rather have it yellow but money is really tight now...Lisas funeral and attorney fees to get temporary custody of her girls wiped out my savings....now Im about to get into a legal battle with her exes parents over custody....things just keep getting worse....
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Post by: 70chall440 on June 01, 2016 - 01:53:38 pm
TCP Global has some of the best prices I have found. I have bought 3 gallons (2 x green and 1 x black) and it seems to be good paint.
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Post by: js29no on June 01, 2016 - 07:25:14 pm
Excellent idea!  I'm in!
     :iagree:me 2
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Post by: Lbs on June 01, 2016 - 10:41:33 pm
Hi Lawdog, good to see you around the forum again, :clapping. I checked into that paint a few minutes ago and got the answer. The brand we used was PPG, it's GM  yellow code# 5728 and was two stage paint. Hope this helps, and I'll see you around. 👀


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Post by: Lbs on June 02, 2016 - 01:04:51 am
Just so you know.......I went the cheaper route. Got to pick the spots where you spend your money. Ha(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/3f2f65255262d770cf76f3fcd215e1ce.jpg)

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Post by: IMNCARN82 on June 02, 2016 - 08:55:21 am
The cheaper route is always more costly.     WoW that black engine bay looks terrible.  :walkaway:   ok so. PPG  GM#5728.   You thinkn base/clear or single-stage?
I'll send you a PM and get some info.   

R/T
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Post by: 734406pk on June 02, 2016 - 09:55:44 pm
     :iagree:me 2

Me 2. Let me know. :wavingflag:
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on June 08, 2016 - 08:51:20 am
I wanted to say thank you guys for all the offers.....It means a lot to me and given me some motivation to get back in the garage  :working: 
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Post by: YellowThumper on June 08, 2016 - 04:08:22 pm
Had serious issues in my life and the car has always been great therapy.  It will always wait for you...
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on June 11, 2016 - 08:28:26 am
Well...I've been busting my butt to get this thing together....thank you guys for the motivation!!!!!!!  Spent last night spraying the black (since it's a t/a clone). Used sem which is an amazing product....I'm not a painter for sure but man it lays down nice!!!!  I also got a present from IMNCARN82;)  thanks sooooo much!!!!!!  (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160611/205ea95b0245343a1e896dfe86770af4.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160611/0ba58dd6c16138053f4e6825e2105343.jpg)


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Post by: Lbs on June 11, 2016 - 09:16:36 am
YES.........let the fun begin. Always fun when the color starts going down. It looks great, so post some pics when you get some color in that engine bay. 👍


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Post by: js29no on June 11, 2016 - 09:53:49 am
 :2thumbs:
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Post by: YellowThumper on June 11, 2016 - 12:16:17 pm
:2thumbs:
:2thumbs:
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Post by: dave73chally on June 12, 2016 - 01:01:38 am
Good stuff! Keep on it. What sem did you use? Aerosol or spray gun?
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Post by: dodj on June 12, 2016 - 06:51:15 am
 :clapping: :clapping:
Awesome IMNCARN82!
 :ylsuper:              :ylsuper:
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Post by: 734406pk on June 12, 2016 - 01:02:11 pm
:clapping: :clapping:
Awesome IMNCARN82!
 :ylsuper:              :ylsuper:

 :iagree: Looks Good!  :2thumbs: :2thumbs:
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on June 12, 2016 - 09:21:22 pm
Good stuff! Keep on it. What sem did you use? Aerosol or spray gun?
I actually just used the rattle can.....I had some left from when I did another project and I was like why not!  I called sem and asked them about it...they said in 48-72 hours it will be cured and tuff....no clear needed....will see!  My buddy is on his way to look at my engine bay body work to make sure it's ready to spray.!!!  Getting there!!!!


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Post by: Mpdlawdog on June 21, 2016 - 10:17:33 pm
Ok well thanks to IMNCARN82 and my buddy Jan...the engine bay and door jams are painted;). It's been a LONG three months for me and my family.....this really made me smile.....now to finish the brakes and get the Kframe under her!!!!  I'll post better pics tomorrow but it came out amazing!!!


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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on June 21, 2016 - 10:27:23 pm
Looks great! I'm really excited to see some Lemon Twist back on my car again, I bet you're stoked!
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Post by: brads70 on June 21, 2016 - 10:37:17 pm
 :2thumbs:  nice job!
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Post by: 734406pk on June 21, 2016 - 10:52:30 pm
Looks great!
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Post by: AU6pack on June 22, 2016 - 02:43:37 am
Looks awesome. Mega engine bay improvement  :thumbsup:
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Post by: dfrazz on June 22, 2016 - 10:31:15 am
Ok well thanks to IMNCARN82 and my buddy Jan...the engine bay and door jams are painted;). It's been a LONG three months for me and my family.....this really made me smile.....now to finish the brakes and get the Kframe under her!!!!  I'll post better pics tomorrow but it came out amazing!!!

That really came out nice!  Great work!!  :2thumbs:
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Post by: js29no on June 22, 2016 - 11:55:45 am
That really came out nice!  Great work!!  :2thumbs:
:iagree: :2thumbs:
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Post by: dave73chally on June 22, 2016 - 03:19:39 pm
 :ylsuper: big milestone!
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Post by: Challenger in NC on June 22, 2016 - 08:32:49 pm
That looks super, just wait until you get the engine bay filled back up again. :ylsuper:
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Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on June 22, 2016 - 09:47:24 pm
Nice!! :cheers:
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on June 27, 2016 - 01:31:57 pm
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Post by: dave73chally on June 27, 2016 - 03:21:37 pm
Looks good man! Is the kframe and engine built and ready to go in??
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on June 27, 2016 - 05:55:05 pm
Looks good man! Is the kframe and engine built and ready to go in??

somewhat!  putting the viper brakes together....the engine was rebuilt years ago so its been waiting to come to life for awhile...I have the new rear springs to put on but that shouldnt be too hard....Im only missing a brake booster and master cylinder as far as parts go.It shouldnt take too much to get her on the road...assuming I dont have any major issues....big time fingers crossed...the car hasnt ran since at least the mid 80's so who knows what grimlins are hiding in the wiring and what not....a friend of mine has a run stand so we can get the motor drop in ready...Im really getting excited!!!
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Post by: brads70 on June 28, 2016 - 07:28:13 pm
Hey!  :thinkerg:   Maybe it will be done in time for Carlisle and we can chase each other around on the auto x track!  :stirpot:
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Post by: whitewatersky on June 28, 2016 - 11:02:38 pm
:clapping: :clapping:
Awesome IMNCARN82!
 :ylsuper:              :ylsuper:
:burnout:
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on June 29, 2016 - 12:17:13 am
Felt like the right thing to do,So I did it.   And I haven't forgotten those also willing to help out.   Switching banks. I'll figure it out and send some PM's.    Not a big deal. Just wanted those who offered to be able to do so.     

Yellow looks good!!  Came out nice!!  The nut and bolt stuff goes pretty quick once you get going. I bet you're gettn excited!!    :crazy:    Keep up the good work!!!

R/T
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Post by: YellowThumper on July 02, 2016 - 12:40:59 am
Double thumbs up to all parties here...
Mopar family without the drama...
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on July 30, 2016 - 01:54:06 pm
For the first time in a about a year she's back on all fours!!!!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160730/9583218b5c045463cb4af913d3d5bafa.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160730/93c079ac8dc3d1de178d769585a78f53.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160730/c594fc60ebdaf265daf42b466304cdfe.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160730/74ac3a19c9e911dc57c558a083f978e2.jpg)


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Post by: dfrazz on July 30, 2016 - 02:01:35 pm
Nice!!!
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on July 30, 2016 - 02:45:58 pm
Ok question....its been so long since I put the fenders on....my car was hit in the dr side front years ago I assume...does the inner part of the fender go behind the radiator support or in front??  The passenger side went on easy behind....the drivers side is giving me fits!!i just stuck them on so I can get them out of the way so I can start working on the rear of the car.....(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160730/337a8df60c4b166b8820545f298899e2.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160730/bdb477029157265e8ae53aeec6b4cc46.jpg)




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Post by: 70chall440 on July 30, 2016 - 03:48:34 pm
in front
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Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on August 01, 2016 - 07:57:42 pm
Quote
...Im really getting excited!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmlnltVzksg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmlnltVzksg)
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Post by: dodj on August 01, 2016 - 08:02:25 pm
in front
:iagree:
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 02, 2016 - 08:24:44 am
Oh. I'm guessing the damage from the past crash and the fact they are fenders off another car are causing the issue....but they are "on" the car....onto the back!!!  Dropping the rear and putting the new rear leaf springs and shocks....sure am glad I bought all this stuff before I got married!!! (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160802/ea1506cda3a9921325d5291d54d9b142.jpg)


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Post by: Lbs on August 03, 2016 - 03:37:43 pm
Man, that car is coming along great. You can already see how badazz it's going to look with those rims on it.

To bad you got yellow paint all over that engine bay.........haha.

Keep going and keep the pics coming.

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Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 05, 2016 - 06:14:56 pm
Hey!  :thinkerg:   Maybe it will be done in time for Carlisle and we can chase each other around on the auto x track!  :stirpot:
Id LOVE to!!!  I'm really trying....my friend gave me a "hope you feel better soon present" and sent my steering box to steer and gear....went with the level 3 with the ta rebuild....one less thing I need!  The rear end is up and coming apart nicely....I'm really resisting the temptation to scrape all the original undercoating off and make it perty....but I'm not...getting her on the road is the goal!!!!


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Post by: 734406pk on August 06, 2016 - 07:45:27 pm
Hey!  :thinkerg:   Maybe it will be done in time for Carlisle and we can chase each other around on the auto x track!  :stirpot:

Now that's a race i want to watch!!
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Post by: dave73chally on August 06, 2016 - 08:51:36 pm
Id LOVE to!!!  I'm really trying....my friend gave me a "hope you feel better soon present" and sent my steering box to steer and gear....went with the level 3 with the ta rebuild....one less thing I need!  The rear end is up and coming apart nicely....I'm really resisting the temptation to scrape all the original undercoating off and make it perty....but I'm not...getting her on the road is the goal!!!!


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Nice! I had the same thing done to mine by steer and gear. Nice guys, good work and less expensive!

Can't believe you beat me to putting the car on all fours!
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Post by: redo1973 on August 06, 2016 - 10:29:20 pm
Keep the momentum.  It is looking really good.  I think you're going to get on the road before me and I'm looking forward to the start-up. :popcorn:
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on August 07, 2016 - 04:51:43 pm
Nice! I had the same thing done to mine by steer and gear. Nice guys, good work and less expensive!

Can't believe you beat me to putting the car on all fours!
Yea I live 30 minute from them so no shipping! 
Well, the rear end just came out today so a quick clean...paint job...and new springs and it's going back under her...I'm not messing with scraping the factory undercoating off again...however a nice set of new disc brakes would look soooo good!!!


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Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 03, 2016 - 12:02:55 pm
Great day!  Football and the challenger!  Getting there!


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Post by: YellowThumper on September 13, 2016 - 12:42:59 am
Ahhhh Football...and progress!
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Post by: dave73chally on September 13, 2016 - 03:54:47 pm
Wheels look good! I know you posted specs on the wheels and tires but I forget where to look back, what are they/where can I find them?
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on September 14, 2016 - 12:04:30 am
Moving right along over there!!  Looks good too! The yellow pops.   And I agree the wheels are a great choice!  Down on all fours again!!   Won't be long now and you'll stab that engine back in there.  Keep up the fine work!      Dig those bull horns !  ha.    And a black velvet Elvis !!   SweeeeT  !   :2thumbs:

R/T
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 30, 2016 - 08:59:26 pm
Wheels look good! I know you posted specs on the wheels and tires but I forget where to look back, what are they/where can I find them?

They are us mag ramblers....I found the best deal was on eBay....fronts are 18x8 255 35 18 rears are 18x9.5 275 35 18....no rubs....discount tire had the best price on the tires. I took them down and had them out on....hope that helps...
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 26, 2017 - 04:12:36 pm
Haven't posted for a while but I've been working away....installed the rear spoiler today....I never liked the way you could see the body color between the spoiler and the rear trim so I moved it back...haven't adjusted the trunk yet...carpet is in....I'm waiting on my buddy to put my green bearings on so I can do the rear brakes....I'm taking dash out to do rewire and detail paint....radiator is in also...steering box was rebuilt to level 3 by steer and gear....slowly getting there!!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/36dd4fd127e8b3cae840ae91d7e05203.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/9208992afebbd20ca15d8f9d675ef9db.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/43dccf416bda64128bdb253f29a383fc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/201830e63cc77ca5070efb1762a71734.jpg)



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Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 26, 2017 - 04:23:52 pm
I do have a few questions....my steering column doesn't seem right....is there something that goes where my finger is pointing?? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/e54a235a680fbb09e4856e35b4177e51.jpg)

Also I have the adjustable rear sway bar...I can't tell where the mount attached to the frame...the instructions suck....does it attach where the factory one went???  Does the bar go parallel then attach it???sry for the crappy pics(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/1b89953d3216c51e2ee80074171564a6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/629ec655d1e27a3f44cff59ec663853b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/0c4fc29988b290f8baed081c32bb5ea3.jpg)


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Post by: brads70 on March 26, 2017 - 04:54:00 pm
Column looks good, I adjust the shaft so it's centered in the tube when steering column is assembled into the car.
The sway bar needs brackets welded to the frame. Here is mine.
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Post by: usraptr on March 26, 2017 - 07:40:53 pm
I do have a few questions....my steering column doesn't seem right....is there something that goes where my finger is pointing?? [IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-

Can't tell from the picture, but do you have the foam insulator installed on the shaft?  There are two, one larger one that goes where your finger is pointing and a smaller one that goes on the steering shaft itself.
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Post by: dave73chally on March 27, 2017 - 10:33:32 am
I put a new bearing in the steering shaft where you are pointing, I think its model ER16 from a durango? It's in my thread:

http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=104629.135 (http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=104629.135)
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Post by: dodj on March 27, 2017 - 12:27:51 pm
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=91398.0 (http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=91398.0)

Here's what you are looking for
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Post by: dave73chally on March 27, 2017 - 03:55:47 pm
[url]http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=91398.0[/url] ([url]http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=91398.0[/url])

Here's what you are looking for


Yup, thats what I did. Cheap and easy, works good too!
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 27, 2017 - 11:36:05 am
I've been working here and there....got the steering colum bearing upgrade done and it's painted...the dash is almost ready to go back into the car...all rewired...working on getting the gauges set....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170427/320386a9177f589d8c56cb12d4fe426a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170427/3dcce134e78538abc05e0834857515b6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170427/e2488be5b738bdb7a273e2b2eb53a0a4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170427/c2e4c1c2f72a190d5f7a66ec9ee11805.jpg)


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Post by: dubs chops on April 28, 2017 - 11:02:25 am
Tried to PM you, but your inbox is full. Would you consider selling me your old fiberglass grill?
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 30, 2017 - 08:26:27 am
Sorry...I cleaned it out and sent you one


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Post by: redo1973 on May 01, 2017 - 08:43:49 pm
Is that a Champion radiator you put in?  Did you paint it? It turns out that my stock 26" has a hole.  I bought a champion but don't like the aluminum look.
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 02, 2017 - 10:07:05 am
Is that a Champion radiator you put in?  Did you paint it? It turns out that my stock 26" has a hole.  I bought a champion but don't like the aluminum look.

Fwiw I scuffed and shot my Champion radiator.

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Post by: Mpdlawdog on May 02, 2017 - 10:22:34 am
Yep that's what I did as well....used Eastwood radiator paint :thumbsup:....
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Post by: Challenger in NC on May 02, 2017 - 12:59:48 pm
Yep that's what I did as well....used Eastwood radiator paint :thumbsup:....

Looks a lot better painted
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Post by: joes74challenger on May 02, 2017 - 03:59:53 pm
 :popcorn: looks like you're making great progress!
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Post by: redo1973 on May 02, 2017 - 10:45:38 pm
Awesome, thanks. I'm just not won over by a shiny radiator.  I have a couple cans of that radiator paint so looks like a project for tomorrow night.  How did you "clean" the fins just a Pre-paint spray?  Also, I've heard that the paint should be shot from the side so not to risk clogging the fins.  Did you do anything special?

BTW - great progress on your project.
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Post by: Mpdlawdog on May 03, 2017 - 08:53:10 am
Awesome, thanks. I'm just not won over by a shiny radiator.  I have a couple cans of that radiator paint so looks like a project for tomorrow night.  How did you "clean" the fins just a Pre-paint spray?  Also, I've heard that the paint should be shot from the side so not to risk clogging the fins.  Did you do anything special?

BTW - great progress on your project.
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I just scuffed up what I could then used used some prepsol and cleaned it off...I used two cans with light coats of the Eastwood radiator paint...I did the radiator in my 68 charger the same way...it looked great for the two years I owned it!
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Post by: redo1973 on May 03, 2017 - 07:08:46 pm
Thanks.  I'll give it a go.
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 03, 2017 - 08:04:57 pm
Awesome, thanks. I'm just not won over by a shiny radiator.  I have a couple cans of that radiator paint so looks like a project for tomorrow night.  How did you "clean" the fins just a Pre-paint spray?  Also, I've heard that the paint should be shot from the side so not to risk clogging the fins.  Did you do anything special?

BTW - great progress on your project.

I used a scotchbrite on the polished areas and wiped it down with acetone. I did not treat the fins with anything and it seems to have stuck well. I kept a decent distance over the core and shot from every angle to get a good color change. I used engine primer and engine satin.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 13, 2017 - 11:42:46 am
Engine is finally in...fenders and doors back on...having a hard time lining it up but getting there...headliner and rear seat are in...paid insurance for the 4th year and still haven't driven the car!  I sold my jeep and bought her a garage friend....needed something that was more fun to drive to tide me over until the challenger is on the road!  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/01249542694ad26d37b246fdc8eb876e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/d1bbc58e093ea3d30c40227d8f0f1602.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/5b6b791bb8e59c2a1e5f990ba9f2805c.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/654205f888c0a746558254ae9be35e11.jpg)


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Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: redo1973 on September 13, 2017 - 09:31:09 pm
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: 70chall440 on September 14, 2017 - 02:56:51 pm
is that black car a parts car.... the wheels might fit...  :roflsmiley:

Nice work on the Challenger.
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mopar Mitch on September 16, 2017 - 10:57:22 pm
Very nice!  Did you change the tail light panel yet?   I see you changed the quarter panel side lights (cut and welded new sections???).
Title: Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
Post by: Mpdlawdog on September 20, 2017 - 01:44:48 pm
Very nice!  Did you change the tail light panel yet?   I see you changed the quarter panel side lights (cut and welded new sections???).

Sure did!  I think there are pics futher back in the thread...the marker lights were the new weld in type...I had a friend do the work...I didnt trust myself to cut the line straight!  The rear tail light section was easier and less stressful for sure! 

Just need to get the brake booster set up so I can put the dash back in...then the interior can be finished!  Getting there for sure! 

The mustang is just driver for me....Its alot nicer and more fun to drive than my jeep....couldnt pass it up for the money with only 46000 miles on it...

Parts car?  I wonder if I could swap that motor and trans into my challenger  :naughty:...I do love the short throw shifter in it!!!