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The Body Shop / Re: Installing windsheid Challenger 70
« Last post by tomsa on Today at 01:57:37 am »
Hi
Both front and rear glass are mounted in the car and everything worked out just great.
I used primer that I borrowed från the "glass shop" in town.Me and my son did the job.
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The Body Shop / Re: Installing windsheid Challenger 70
« Last post by redo1973 on October 16, 2019 - 09:20:01 pm »
Here are a few pictures of the glass install.  I decided to use the pinch weld primer.  I dry fit the glass with the provided rubber spacers, about 5/16. The rear glass needed a little more TLC for a good fit.  Both are original glass so I used the 5/16 butyl tape and it came out pretty good. I used tape to align the glass as well as suction cups so that both of us could guide it into place.  I also laid the glass on the tape before removing the backing.  You have to be careful on the corners because the backing paper needs to be torn to lay correctly.
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The Body Shop / Re: Installing windsheid Challenger 70
« Last post by redo1973 on October 16, 2019 - 08:59:47 pm »
I very much agree to tape and cover all areas.  I use 5/16 butyl on my Cuda.  I also used a Butyl rubber cement primer as a precaution for a solid seal.  I have a pictoral sequence on how I did this to attain alignment in my thread 1973 redo round 2.  I'll try to attach pictures for you if you still need them.  I also agree that it is a two person job and use handled suction cups to locate the glass.  Another step I used was to put the butyl ribbon on the channel surface but leave the backing tape on it.  It is a little tricky on the corners but this step allows you to place the glass on it, keep the glass orientated to the tape markers and then remove the backing paper, a two person job.
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I can't supply a video, but can tell you how I did it. I simply cut the lock ring with a cut off wheel, almost all the way through. Then put a chisel in the groove and smacked it with a hammer. The lock ring split and it all falls off the shaft. Installed the green bearing with a press. Not very difficult. Just be careful with the cut off wheel...
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The Body Shop / Re: MIG welder opinion
« Last post by redo1973 on October 16, 2019 - 08:34:22 pm »
I had the same unit and it worked wonderfully.  I strongly suggest you use the gas feature.  I used CO2 instead of Argon mix.  It was a less expensive option. I'll be buying another soon.
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Cars for Sale / Re: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 4 speed 6 pack
« Last post by javakm70cuda on October 16, 2019 - 04:05:11 pm »
SOLD  :woohoo:
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Can anyone refer a good video on how to remove the old rear bearings and how to install new green bearings on a 8.75 rear end?
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The Body Shop / MIG welder opinion
« Last post by Challengerguy on October 16, 2019 - 01:07:03 pm »
Hey fellas....im going to start to take apart my Challenger and work on replacing the trunk pan and other small sections as i find them. After reading about welders....it seems like  MIG welder is the go to way for beginners like myself. I saw this welder on sale here locally for 300 bucks....would this be more than enough for a body panels? Keeping in mind this will be my first go at it when it comes to welding.


Lincoln Electric
140 Amp Weld Pak 140 HD MIG Wire Feed Welder with Magnum 100L Gun, Sample spools of MIG Wire and Flux Wire, 115V

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lincoln-Electric-140-Amp-Weld-Pak-140-HD-MIG-Wire-Feed-Welder-with-Magnum-100L-Gun-Sample-spools-of-MIG-Wire-and-Flux-Wire-115V-K2514-1/100670934

thanks for the help.

Jimmy
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Cars for Sale / 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 4 speed 6 pack
« Last post by javakm70cuda on October 16, 2019 - 08:22:37 am »
Selling my 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 4 speed. Car still has the original 4 speed but engine I could not confirm is original to call. No vin on lower block. I added a 6 pack with a pro max system to car and a VFN AAR hood & kept the original a/c. Has TTI 3 inch headers and exhaust. Car was original B5 blue with white top and blue interior. Car came from Portland Oregon and now reside in Prince Edward Island Canada.

Fender tag is as follows;
N41 N85 R11 V1W Y14
G33 H51 J25 M21 M25 M31
V1W A62 B51 C16 C26 C55
EB5 P6B5 000 B24 062464
E63 D21 BP23 N0E

Car currently does not have the lower rocker moldings on car but I have them and the original new clips to attach(Yes the clips were very hard to find).
Too many parts to list.

I have had the car since 2010. Currently car is legal for driving in Canada.
Price 40,000 USD

I will keep an eye on post but you can also reach me at 1michaeljohnston@gmail.com

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Interior and Gauges / Re: Nupar Horn Button
« Last post by jimynick on October 15, 2019 - 10:32:26 pm »
Good luck with your build, nice part, that should do nothing but enhance the interior and welcome to the site!  :cheers:
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