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Title: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 23, 2016 - 04:55:15 pm
I thought I would start my own thread. I will add pics as I locate them.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 23, 2016 - 05:02:37 pm
Can anyone identify this panel?


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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on February 23, 2016 - 05:32:45 pm
Believe goes behind the grille of something... looks familiar but cannot place it.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: anlauto on February 23, 2016 - 05:49:16 pm
I think that's a grill bracket for a 72-74 Challenger
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: dodj on February 23, 2016 - 06:03:41 pm
I think that's a grill bracket for a 72-74 Challenger
I think so too!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on February 23, 2016 - 06:56:32 pm
I think so too!

I'll take their word for it... I know it doesn't belong on a 70...
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: Sid on February 23, 2016 - 08:05:16 pm
ANLAUTO you are correct ! I have two of them.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 23, 2016 - 08:10:01 pm
Thanx guys. Does the 70 have its own type of bracket?

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: YellowThumper on February 23, 2016 - 08:15:11 pm
I did not want to be first to chime in because of the 70 but it does remind me of the center section tying header panel to core support bracket on my 74.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on February 23, 2016 - 08:20:29 pm
Thanx guys. Does the 70 have its own type of bracket?

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Yes, but it is riveted to the grill so typically it stays with the grill
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 23, 2016 - 08:35:51 pm
Thanx, I need to find my tear down pics. Lol

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 25, 2016 - 04:15:31 pm
That's what I thought. Thanx

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 27, 2016 - 05:16:13 pm
A few more pics..

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 27, 2016 - 05:16:59 pm
Left side

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 27, 2016 - 05:17:37 pm
Welding the quarters on

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on February 27, 2016 - 05:20:27 pm
The deck filler gaps were way off. So I sliced it back a bit then welded the panel back together.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 68427vette on March 06, 2016 - 01:33:52 pm
great project, moving along well. :wow: i look forward to your progress,,dont get discourage!! :bricks1:


any before pics?/ and cool options? n96? 4sp?D21
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 06, 2016 - 02:08:51 pm
Thanx, Yes to the 4-speed the hood is just a dual scoop.  I am assembling the front end now with a few upgrades.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on March 06, 2016 - 02:13:42 pm
The deck filler gaps were way off. So I sliced it back a bit then welded the panel back together.

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Been There, Done something similar... Nice work!!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 06, 2016 - 04:52:55 pm
The body went to the paint shop so thought I should get going on the suspension.


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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 07, 2016 - 11:30:37 am
Looks very nice.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 17, 2016 - 12:54:50 am
A few more pics.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 7212Mopar on March 17, 2016 - 01:19:25 am
Looks good. It appears a few of us here are working on the suspension. I got mostly the same stuffs you have, except my PST strut bars came in gold anodized and my tie rods links came in silver. I did not know you get to pick finishes  :bigsmile: you are further along than me though.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 17, 2016 - 01:28:21 am
Thanx.. I ham happy how it is coming together. I should have the sway bar parts back from powder coating on Fri.

I bought my strut bars years ago. I see they have them in gold. I did request black tie-rod adjusters but I didn't know they had other colors.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 18, 2016 - 06:12:59 pm
Very pretty..
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: roadman5312 on March 18, 2016 - 06:16:45 pm
                      Saweet.     :2thumbs:                :rebel:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: redo1973 on March 18, 2016 - 08:15:22 pm
Very nice.  I'm at about the same spot.  I'm still trying to get a body guy.  Are you planning on painting the steering box with paint or clear coat?  I haven't decided but have leaned towards Detail Gray. I'm doing a restoI'm mod so trying to minimize rust for the next generation to enjoy.    :clueless:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 18, 2016 - 08:22:29 pm
Lol the steering box, tie rods, spindles and lower ball joints are painted with Eastwood's cast iron paint.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: redo1973 on March 18, 2016 - 09:09:31 pm
Thanks.  I went black on the ball joints and tie rods but I really like your combination of colors.  My son just smirks when I tell him all the plans.  He's 23, should I be concerned? :)
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 18, 2016 - 10:31:41 pm
I appreciate that. Nah he just wants the finished product lol.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: Challenger in NC 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.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack 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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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 20, 2016 - 10:13:17 pm
Busy weekend in the shop. Here are some pics.
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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 340challconvert on March 20, 2016 - 10:25:55 pm
A few more pics.

([url]http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Mobile%20Uploads/20160316_221736_zpsjr2hssrl.jpg[/url])

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What a great job on the front suspension: a thing of beauty!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 20, 2016 - 10:27:32 pm
Thanx 340

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 20, 2016 - 11:49:33 pm
Man it is really coming together and looking good.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack 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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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 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.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack 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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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 21, 2016 - 12:31:43 am
I know the feeling.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 23, 2016 - 06:16:50 pm
My Dana is ready to install. Sporting new wilwood disc brakes...
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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: anlauto 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 ?
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack 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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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: anlauto 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:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack 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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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 24, 2016 - 12:39:26 pm
I called Wilwood the caliper is installed aft of the axle.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: anlauto on March 24, 2016 - 02:37:53 pm
So hanging on the back ? That's what I was thinking... :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 24, 2016 - 02:48:40 pm
Yes that is correct.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 24, 2016 - 02:49:53 pm
I was thinking the same but I wasn't sure. I swapped them this morning so all is good.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 25, 2016 - 06:24:42 pm
A big day the engine is mounted on the K-member. It's been 11 years.
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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: roadman5312 on March 25, 2016 - 06:43:58 pm
                  Nice.   :woohoo:  the fun has just begun.   :2thumbs:          :rebel:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: AARTA340 on March 25, 2016 - 11:06:40 pm
Nice!! :cooldancing:  Good things come to those that are patient.  :cheers:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 25, 2016 - 11:33:41 pm
I know it feels great seeing the progress.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: Beekeeper on March 26, 2016 - 12:20:42 am
Nice work! I am hoping to start my 70 RT this summer and after seeing your progress as you move along, it makes me want to start a thread like yours when I get started. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 26, 2016 - 02:11:55 am
Awesome, I love seeing these cars saved for the next generation.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 27, 2016 - 09:16:42 pm
Plugging along, I took some metal scraps and made a crude fixture to hold my dash frame. I hope soda blast this week and paint next weekend.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 28, 2016 - 03:54:44 am
I spent some time cleaning my tail-light buckets tonight. I'm not sure how the original finish is suppose to look, but I think this is close. What do you guys think?

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 31, 2016 - 12:00:44 am
I made some good progress on the dash.
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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 31, 2016 - 12:13:24 am
Very nice  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: usraptr on March 31, 2016 - 11:10:05 am
Very nice work!  :2thumbs:  Can I ask what kind/type/brand engine paint you used? Also, did you use a primer first?   hope to be painting my engine soon when it returns from the machine shop. 

Nice work on the dash.  Your dash stand turned out much better than mine.  I went the cheap route and it started to collapse after I put the new dash pad on it.   :banghead:  Ended up finishing it on the work bench.  I'm waiting for my radio restoration to be finished before I install the dash back in the car. 
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 31, 2016 - 11:24:36 am
Very nice work!  :2thumbs:  Can I ask what kind/type/brand engine paint you used? Also, did you use a primer first?   hope to be painting my engine soon when it returns from the machine shop. 

Nice work on the dash.  Your dash stand turned out much better than mine.  I went the cheap route and it started to collapse after I put the new dash pad on it.   :banghead:  Ended up finishing it on the work bench.  I'm waiting for my radio restoration to be finished before I install the dash back in the car.

Here is the label on the can. I used Omni base clear.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 31, 2016 - 12:09:38 pm
FORD???  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 31, 2016 - 12:14:59 pm
Lol that's what it crossed over to. The color is definitely right.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 750-h2 on March 31, 2016 - 12:17:39 pm
I made some good progress on the dash.
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Mobile%20Uploads/20160330_215448.jpg)


Can you tell me where you got your dash pad and are you happy with it?  I need to buy one soon.
Thanks
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 31, 2016 - 12:22:49 pm
I got mine from Just Dashes back in 2007. I am very happy with it. The padding is smooth and uniform. All the stitching looks great.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 31, 2016 - 01:23:01 pm
I got mine from Just Dashes back in 2007. I am very happy with it. The padding is smooth and uniform. All the stitching looks great.

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 :iagree: I have a new pad from JD for my Cuda, looks very nice. Definitely not quick to get however.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 750-h2 on March 31, 2016 - 02:28:43 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 31, 2016 - 02:30:52 pm
Really nice instrument/dash.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 31, 2016 - 03:25:10 pm
Thank you, I sent everything out to various venders over the years to have a quality restoration.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on March 31, 2016 - 03:40:00 pm
Thank you, I sent everything out to various venders over the years to have a quality restoration.

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Good to go  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 31, 2016 - 05:16:14 pm
Anot her pic of the dash progress..
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Mobile%20Uploads/20160331_154601.jpg)
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: roadman5312 on March 31, 2016 - 05:23:00 pm
               Nice     :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 340challconvert on March 31, 2016 - 05:31:38 pm
The dashboard redo looks really really good.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 31, 2016 - 05:55:30 pm
I soda blasted  the dash frame, glove box door and ash tray. I really like the look of the suede paint.

I have had all these parts done ready to go for a long time. It sure is fun seeing it look like a car again.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: Challenger in NC on March 31, 2016 - 06:05:22 pm
I soda blasted  the dash frame, glove box door and ash tray. I really like the look of the suede paint.

I have had all these parts done ready to go for a long time. It sure is fun seeing it look like a car again.

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I'm kinda in the same boat, had the dash recovered from Just Dashes back in 2008 and the instrument panel done the same year. Painting dash now although just using a smooth satin. I like the stand you are using, makes things accessible all around.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on March 31, 2016 - 06:06:56 pm
Thanks thanks, the table is just a utility cart I made on wheels and I welded some scrap steel to the table to hold the dash while I put it all together.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on April 02, 2016 - 08:57:56 pm
 I cannot install the ashtray yet because I am waiting for a plating kit from Caswell. I am stripping the cad off of the headlight buckets, hood latch and rod, ash tray and trunk latch. Then I should be ready for plating.

Here is how the dash is now. I ordered a new reverse light mine was pitted.
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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: brads70 on April 02, 2016 - 09:04:30 pm
Beautiful dash!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: bokkie on April 02, 2016 - 09:37:00 pm
I know I'm off topic but it's my first time posting & I'm looking for some guidance & help so please excuse me for jumping in here. I'm wanting to do a body off resto on a Cuda conv. Am in Cali but it's too expensive here. Looking to do it in another state as it's more affordable.
Do you possibly have any recommendations, possibly a semi retired guy somewhere ??
Suggestions are most welcome please.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all advice I can get.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: anlauto on April 02, 2016 - 09:59:53 pm
I know I'm off topic but it's my first time posting & I'm looking for some guidance & help so please excuse me for jumping in here. I'm wanting to do a body off resto on a Cuda conv. Am in Cali but it's too expensive here. Looking to do it in another state as it's more affordable.
Do you possibly have any recommendations, possibly a semi retired guy somewhere ??
Suggestions are most welcome please.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all advice I can get.

Save 30%, send it to Canada :canada:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on April 02, 2016 - 11:42:11 pm
I know I'm off topic but it's my first time posting & I'm looking for some guidance & help so please excuse me for jumping in here. I'm wanting to do a body off resto on a Cuda conv. Am in Cali but it's too expensive here. Looking to do it in another state as it's more affordable.
Do you possibly have any recommendations, possibly a semi retired guy somewhere ??
Suggestions are most welcome please.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all advice I can get.

Cuda's (like most Mopars) is a unibody, meaning you cannot remove the body from the frame like a Chevy. That said, there are a lot of good shops throughout the country and in Canada (Alan for example). Just shop around, but understand it will not be cheap regardless of who/where you go. You need to make sure you have realistic expectations. Also, I recommend you start your own thread for this, you will get more specific advice.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: mauls on April 02, 2016 - 11:58:19 pm
A few more pics.

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What set up is this?  looking to do the same to my 70
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on April 03, 2016 - 12:00:20 am
QA1 uppers, lowers and strut rods. PST tie rod adjusters.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on May 11, 2016 - 10:10:31 am
Hello guys, it's been a while since I gave any updates so I thought I would post up a couple pics. My body guy has informed me the doors and fenders are ready for paint. He is now working on the body. I hoping to reassemble the first week in July.

Here is my dash complete with ashtray. I stripped the zinc plating off the inner tray and rezinc plated. I also replated the hood latch assembly and headlight buckets.
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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: usraptr on May 27, 2016 - 04:38:15 pm
QA1 uppers, lowers and strut rods. PST tie rod adjusters.

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That K-frame and components looks killer!  :2thumbs:  Can I ask what kind of shocks you are going to run?
Dash is also looking great!  Better than new! :ylsuper:  I also had JD do my dash pad.  I just got my radio/8 track back from being rebuilt so hopefully my dash will be going back in the car sometime in the next couple of weeks after I do a cosmetic restoration on the radio face plate.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on May 28, 2016 - 08:34:55 am
Thanx it's exciting see it come together. I am leaning towards qa1 adjustable shocks. I need to do more research.

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: rhamson on May 28, 2016 - 08:43:44 am
I know I'm off topic but it's my first time posting & I'm looking for some guidance & help so please excuse me for jumping in here. I'm wanting to do a body off resto on a Cuda conv. Am in Cali but it's too expensive here. Looking to do it in another state as it's more affordable.
Do you possibly have any recommendations, possibly a semi retired guy somewhere ??
Suggestions are most welcome please.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all advice I can get.
If you cannot afford it don't do it. You will always look at the cost and not the fun of it.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: wantone on June 15, 2016 - 03:03:04 pm
Can't wait to see this start to come together!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: cudamadd on June 16, 2016 - 02:40:00 am
Great job cannot wait to see the finished product. :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: larry4406 on June 16, 2016 - 05:48:25 am
Nice job!

Did you do the plating yourself or have it sent out?  If you did it, details of the kit please.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on June 16, 2016 - 08:28:26 am
I did the plating myself. I used the Caswell zinc plating kit. And bought a cheap power supply off of Ebay.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on July 10, 2016 - 11:34:46 pm
It has been a while since I have updated my progress. So here are some body work pics.

(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Dodge%20Challenger%20Restoration/7328_zps1ckiwq7a.jpeg)

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(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Dodge%20Challenger%20Restoration/7071_zpse1qmahsi.jpeg)

(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Dodge%20Challenger%20Restoration/6911_zpsdmafuige.jpeg)

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Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on July 13, 2016 - 10:50:47 pm
More progress...

(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Dodge%20Challenger%20Restoration/20160712_194521_zpscnnydfh7.jpg)


(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Dodge%20Challenger%20Restoration/7633_zpsz8d5dyxz.jpeg)


(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Dodge%20Challenger%20Restoration/7621_zps4rh0cu5u.jpeg)

(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Dodge%20Challenger%20Restoration/20160712_203222_zpsyz2gb3eg.jpg)

(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv152/70challengerrt440/Dodge%20Challenger%20Restoration/20160712_194353_zps9h7ezfxn.jpg)


Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 340challconvert on July 15, 2016 - 08:52:53 am
Looking good!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on July 17, 2016 - 10:39:56 pm
Thanx, she will be getting final paint in 2 weeks. I'm so excited to get her back!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: usraptr on December 03, 2016 - 11:57:36 pm
Well??   Any progress??
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on December 19, 2016 - 08:00:30 am
Sorry for going missing but my body guy ripped me off and tried to steal my car. I have not known the where abouts to my car for the last 6 months. I finally found it sitting outside my body guys friends house. It has been in the elements for the past 6 months. He took my money and bailed. Now the car has surface rust popping through in different areas. And there is rust between the sheet metal panels. I don't know what to do.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: dakota on December 19, 2016 - 09:34:09 am
Sorry to hear about the attempted theft of your car.   Glad you got it back.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on December 19, 2016 - 10:54:17 am
Thanx, I slept so much better knowing it was home.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on December 19, 2016 - 12:40:06 pm
I hadn't read the last two pages of your thread.. Kinda missed it as you made progress..... Then I got to the last few posts & I feel sick... Sorry you had to deal with that, glad its back home & now I wanna kill another bodyman/painter.....  I've already had a few of my own that needed killin'....
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: usraptr on December 19, 2016 - 07:52:31 pm
It's hard to believe that people still pull that crap! :swear:  Sorry for your troubles but glad you got your car back.   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: Beekeeper on December 19, 2016 - 08:56:49 pm
There are too many stories like that sadly. There should be a special place in hell for people who would steal something so dear to another person. You put a ton of yourself into this car just to get it to that point.

Is the guy still doing body work? If so, be nice to know his name so the rest of us can avoid him in the furure.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: 70chall440 on December 19, 2016 - 11:52:00 pm
There are too many stories like that sadly. There should be a special place in hell for people who would steal something so dear to another person. You put a ton of yourself into this car just to get it to that point.

Is the guy still doing body work? If so, be nice to know his name so the rest of us can avoid him in the furure.

Completely agree!
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: FJ5Trackpack on September 20, 2017 - 02:50:40 am
Well, i am getting back on track. The body is going back to the sand blaster soon. I hope to be making forward progress next month.
Title: Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
Post by: RusTy/SE on October 28, 2017 - 10:42:50 am
Good to hear. Sucks what happened, looking forward to your progress :thumbsup: