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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2014 - 07:10:45 pm »
Awesome project! I will be following this build as this is the route I am going with my 70 Challenger.

On my Alterkation frame, Bill moved the engine mounts forward about an 1.5" to help minimize modifications to the trans tunnel. Is yours done that way?

Other than the cross member needing to be removed for the Nag to clear, were any other tunnel mods needed?

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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2014 - 10:52:57 pm »
Nice work! Keep posting them pictures up!

Btw, where abouts in Michigan is this guy?

He is in Howell Michigan. His name is Keith. He does some great work. Especially on my car.
Thanks , Keith
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2014 - 10:57:25 pm »
Awesome project! I will be following this build as this is the route I am going with my 70 Challenger.

On my Alterkation frame, Bill moved the engine mounts forward about an 1.5" to help minimize modifications to the trans tunnel. Is yours done that way?

Other than the cross member needing to be removed for the Nag to clear, were any other tunnel mods needed?

We did not move the engine. It was on the table, but it worked out better by not moving it. Problems with the rack and the oil cooler I think were the main reasons.
The tranney tunnel clears except for the dipstick tube. He is going to make a different one going to the side. The crossmember area was not big enough to clear that flange for the driveshaft,. He has a few ideas for the shaft with the slip yoke. I will post what he decided on when I know.
Thanks , Keith
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Build Thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=97569.0
71' Roadrunner Stock restored 383 4spd
08 Charger SRT8 Super Bee


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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014 - 01:48:28 am »
Awesome project!  :2thumbs: Your fabricator does awesome work!  :ylsuper: :bananasmi :cheers:
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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"usraptr" = United States raptor - bird of prey = United States Bald Eagle.  FYI, somebody else thought of it first so I had to drop the "O" in raptor.

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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014 - 09:14:43 pm »
 :cheers:  Good JOB   nasty looking wiper motor.   Passion4Mopars rebuilds them

could use some advice on how you removed the chrome trim over windshield...........
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2014 - 10:17:20 pm »
:cheers:  Good JOB   nasty looking wiper motor.   Passion4Mopars rebuilds them

could use some advice on how you removed the chrome trim over windshield...........

That's just a mock up wiper motor. He was concerned about clearance so he borrowed one from a friend.
I have a restored one already here for the car done by Bruce Somer. It's a beautiful motor  :woohoo:
Thanks , Keith
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014 - 10:23:47 pm »

Woot! Resident status!

This guy is closer to detroit than the extended family over in the sticks of Plainwell.


He is in Howell Michigan. His name is Keith. He does some great work. Especially on my car.
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2014 - 11:47:48 pm »
Looks great.  I'm in !!!


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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2014 - 02:09:22 pm »
:cheers: 

could use some advice on how you removed the chrome trim over windshield...........

Chrome was off when I got the car. Had a nasty dent in each side, common on convert trim. My stainless guy got them out with no signs of them being there.
One thing I do know, you need the windshield out. There are screws in the frame under the windshield chrome and you cant get to them with the window in.
Thanks , Keith
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Build Thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=97569.0
71' Roadrunner Stock restored 383 4spd
08 Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2014 - 05:08:25 pm »
Keith,
This is one mean build and will be following along like the others.  :ylsuper:
I'm trying to get to my cuda convert build if it would ever warm up.

Great job so far!!!  :2thumbs:
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2014 - 10:39:49 pm »
More pics. Rear end welded up and brake rotors to get backspacing measurements.
Thanks , Keith
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Build Thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=97569.0
71' Roadrunner Stock restored 383 4spd
08 Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2014 - 10:42:32 pm »
trans crossmember finished
Thanks , Keith
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2014 - 06:34:23 am »
Looking really good.

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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2014 - 10:30:05 pm »
More pics with the exhaust trial fitted. It's from TTI and It looks like it is fitting great!!!
Thanks , Keith
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Build Thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=97569.0
71' Roadrunner Stock restored 383 4spd
08 Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2014 - 10:31:34 pm »
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Thanks , Keith
71 Challenger Conv (Being Restmodded)
Build Thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=97569.0
71' Roadrunner Stock restored 383 4spd
08 Charger SRT8 Super Bee