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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2016 - 11:08:23 am »
Awesome job. Did you paint your steering box or is it natural finish with some type of sealer on it? I debated what to do with mine and ended up just painting it satin black like the K member.




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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2016 - 11:14:08 am »
Thanx, I sent it to firm feel so they tumbled it or something as it was clean with no rust.  I primed and painted it with Eastwood's cast iron paint.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2016 - 10:13:17 pm »
Busy weekend in the shop. Here are some pics.













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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2016 - 10:25:55 pm »
A few more pics.






What a great job on the front suspension: a thing of beauty!
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2016 - 10:27:32 pm »
Thanx 340

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2016 - 11:49:33 pm »
Man it is really coming together and looking good.
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2016 - 11:51:34 pm »
The car is due back in 4 weeks. I want to make this time count and be ready to install.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2016 - 11:57:01 pm »
great plan and in a way it helps you focus on the micro than having everything there. It will definitely make assembly smoother.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2016 - 11:58:48 pm »
I am really enjoying this time. To see the transformation from old ugly to beautiful. It's very rewarding.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2016 - 12:31:43 am »
I know the feeling.  :bigsmile:
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70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2016 - 06:16:50 pm »
My Dana is ready to install. Sporting new wilwood disc brakes...
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2016 - 07:41:51 pm »
I'm getting ready to do the same brake set up.
Shouldn't the calipers be mounted on the rear with the E Brake cables coming in from the front ?
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2016 - 07:49:05 pm »
Yes, I thought the same thing but the instructions show the caliper to the front. But no orientation to which is fwd. I will call Wilwood this week to make sure. It's not a big deal to swap them around.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2016 - 10:03:48 pm »
I called Wilwood with the same question reguarding the front calipers and they weren't much help.....basically they said I could mount them whatever is best for my application :screwy:
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2016 - 10:10:10 pm »
I thought I read somewhere you get best braking performance with the caliper on the fwd side of the wheel. ???

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