Author Topic: 1970 Challenger SE  (Read 26527 times)

Offline dfrazz

  • 1970 Cuda - 1968 Charger
  • Resident
  • *****
  • Posts: 4076
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2015 - 07:48:16 am »
Great background story on this car!  Can't wait to see pics.




Offline BAM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 205
  • www.FindCyprus.org
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2015 - 01:16:44 pm »
Ok, here we go...

We finally met the original owner of the car, had some coffee and listened to the best story ever. They owned also a charger (which i actually tried to buy early this year at a local auction) that they sold 20 years ago, a 1930`s Bugatti which was actually scrapped etc etc etc.

The original engine of my challenger was removed back in the `70s as it got damaged from the kerosene they were using... guess what...this was scrapped also.

Below, a picture with the car back in `74 and the sweet lady owner.

Unfortunately due to size limitation i cannot upload any picture in here....

Offline dutch

  • Sr. Resident
  • ******
  • Posts: 6948
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2015 - 02:10:11 pm »
...scrapping a 30`s Bugatti.....  :eek2: :faint: :misbehaving:
*** Bart ***


Offline 340challconvert

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 438
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2015 - 07:23:58 pm »
I noticed some challenger Special Edition items: the chrome trim on the hood, fenders and doors and outside of the car, the seats look like the optional cloth interior seats.  Was the car an "SE"?
Just curious.  Good luck with the build.
1970 A66 340 Y-1 convertible

Offline BAM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 205
  • www.FindCyprus.org
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2015 - 01:52:38 am »
Yes the car is a SE but the interior was not cloth

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk


Offline BAM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 205
  • www.FindCyprus.org
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2015 - 09:38:51 am »
is there any way i can find this part of the rear fenders? I don`t really want to replace the whole thing.


Offline TelisSE440

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1743
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2015 - 04:02:36 pm »
is there any way i can find this part of the rear fenders? I don`t really want to replace the whole thing.
That's a tough one, I haven't seen being sold individually yet. I think you won't find the piece by itself. You could make one if you have a good fabricator - sculptor (an excellent fabricator). But in your shoes, I would change the whole quarter to be on the safe side...

Offline dutch

  • Sr. Resident
  • ******
  • Posts: 6948
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2015 - 04:06:05 pm »
maybe someone who used ht panels for a vert...  :dunno:
I can make it for you but I would need the part that comes out for the shape.
*** Bart ***

Offline anlauto

  • Permanent Resident
  • *******
  • Posts: 12346
  • I'm Alan G...I'm a Mopar Addict
    • Alan Gallant Automotive Restoration
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2015 - 04:17:39 pm »
I would think anybody replacing the whole quarter panel at the factory seams would have that original piece leftover...the one they removed from the car....I can't count how many rusted quarters I've cut off and thrown away where that section was still solid. :2cents:
I've taught you everything you know.....but I haven't taught you everything I know !
www.alangallantautomotiverestoration.com

Offline BAM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 205
  • www.FindCyprus.org
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2015 - 02:41:18 am »
OK, the problem is that bringing the whole rear fenders from USA will cost me a small fortune. i can`t see any shipping method for less than 5-600$ which is just nuts.
I will try to find a way to fabricate them or maybe someone will show up with this 2 for sale or donation (as nobody is using them anyway) :)

Offline TelisSE440

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1743
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2015 - 02:06:44 pm »
Continue the restoration focusing on other parts of the car, the part may come. BAM are you ordering from Cyprus or Romania? If I order this from Greece, the shipping cost is 370 $

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1971-MOPAR-CHALLENGER-FACTORY-STYLE-QUARTER-PANEL-RH-/170994318247?hash=item27d00e3ba7:g:oacAAOxyQj9RJl7h&vxp=mtr

Doesn't this add show a price?
« Last Edit: November 05, 2015 - 03:03:03 pm by TelisSE440 »

Offline BAM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 205
  • www.FindCyprus.org
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2015 - 02:42:24 pm »
Continue the restoration focusing on other parts of the car, the part may come. BAM are ordering from Cyprus or Romania? If I order this from Greece, the shipping cost is 370 $

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1971-MOPAR-CHALLENGER-FACTORY-STYLE-QUARTER-PANEL-RH-/170994318247?hash=item27d00e3ba7:g:oacAAOxyQj9RJl7h&vxp=mtr

Doesn't this add show a price?


it shows 535$ and 175.63$ shipping. no picture but it mentions RH side only

Offline TelisSE440

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1743
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2015 - 03:10:56 pm »
The shipping is less than that in my country. It's far lower than 500$ but the part's price is huge indeed. After all, it's a full quarter panel...

Offline BAM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 205
  • www.FindCyprus.org
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2015 - 04:00:41 pm »
The shipping is less than that in my country. It's far lower than 500$ but the part's price is huge indeed. After all, it's a full quarter panel...

ok, but in this case i can get a new one even cheaper from Germany. anyway...i want to keep as much as possible from the original parts

Offline BAM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 205
  • www.FindCyprus.org
Re: 1970 Challenger
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2015 - 04:07:40 pm »
Anyway...latest updates:

Because there are no decent garages that can handle a correct restoration here in Cyprus, I decided to open my own garage! i rented a small 60sqm garage and started to get it ready. Obviously, the budget is a problem and I`m moving a bit slow but we are getting there...

I found a great professional that can handle any metal work... the guy has a good background in Australia.

Now, I`m looking to get a used hoist and getting ready the paperwork.

The "beast" is already moved in there and the place is secured.

Will keep you updated with what`s going on in there :)