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Offline redo1973

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #165 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #166 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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Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #167 on: September 03, 2016 - 12:02:55 pm »
Great day!  Football and the challenger!  Getting there!


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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #168 on: September 13, 2016 - 12:42:59 am »
Ahhhh Football...and progress!
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.

Offline dave73chally

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #169 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #170 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:

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #171 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #172 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!!



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Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #173 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??

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


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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #174 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #175 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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Offline dave73chally

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #176 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
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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #177 on: March 27, 2017 - 12:27:51 pm »
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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #178 on: March 27, 2017 - 03:55:47 pm »
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=91398.0

Here's what you are looking for


Yup, thats what I did. Cheap and easy, works good too!
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Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #179 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....


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