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Offline dubs chops

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #180 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #181 on: April 30, 2017 - 08:26:27 am »
Sorry...I cleaned it out and sent you one


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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #182 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #183 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #184 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #185 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

Offline joes74challenger

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #186 on: May 02, 2017 - 03:59:53 pm »
 :popcorn: looks like you're making great progress!

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #187 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #188 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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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #189 on: May 03, 2017 - 07:08:46 pm »
Thanks.  I'll give it a go.

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #190 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.
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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #191 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! 


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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #192 on: September 13, 2017 - 09:31:09 pm »
Congratulations!

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #193 on: September 14, 2017 - 02:56:51 pm »
is that black car a parts car.... the wheels might fit...  :roflsmiley:

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Re: Changing my 72 to 70 ta clone...emax style
« Reply #194 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???).
Autocross/road racers go in deeper... and come out harder!

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