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70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod-6.1 Hemi
« on: December 07, 2014 - 02:23:00 pm »

Just started taking my car apart so its time to start this thread. I dont have an exact plan for it right now, but my immediate plan is to get the suspension and brakes on the car and try it out to see if this is what I want, or if I need to do further modifications. I listed some parts I bought for the car below. The only thing I did so far is mounted the subframe connectors, and it was a big improvement. I hope I will be happy with the suspesion, steering and brakes.


 I will start with taking the engine/tranny/K-frame package out from under the car, first time for me, I removed engines from my 5 earlier e-bodys numrous times, always from the top, so this is gonna be fun.


When finished, I think it will be a black R/T clone, with a Hemi in it, old or new Hemi, I dont know. For now, upcoming couple of years I will use the 340/727, maybe with a supercharger, or an SFI system just to spice it up a bit. The plum crazy paint is good, so Im not gonna touch that right now. (and my wife loves it)
I dont think it has a any bad rust, except for the trunk floor that has a few bad spots. I would really like to have it in perfect shape, and a rotisserie restoration is on my wishlist, but right now I do not have the space, time or money for that. Its an AC car with no AC parts left, a broken fan motor and a leaking heater core,  so I bought a Vinage air system for it.


I guess its a resto mod, since Im changing a lot of parts to non OEM. I really like the OEM restos that people here do though, I hope I can get that quality in my work. Im saving all original parts for later.


Just checked my VIN numbers on the cowl and behind the radiator, all OK.
Some pictures will follow.


/Ken


Parts bought
Body reinforcement
  • Kit from US Car Tool, subframe connectors, inner fender braces, Core support.
Suspension Parts from Firmfeel
  • HD Street/Road Race/Track leaf springs
  • Suspension Rebuild Kit
  • Upper Control Arms 
  • Front Sway Bar Kit 1-1/8   
  • Rear Sway Bar Kit 3/4" (AAR/TA design)     
  • 1.00 Torsion Bar: HD/ Street app             
  • LCA reinforcement plates     
  • LCA Greasable Pivot Pins
  • Bilstein Shocks     
  • Selector support kit                         
  • Fast ratio pitman arm       
  • Fast ratio idler arm         
  • Firmfeel steering Stage II             
  • K-frame reinforcement plates
  • Drum spindles (used)
Brakes
  • Wilwood front Kit 12.88 6 piston           
  • Wilwood rear kit                     
  • Hydraboost system 
  • Wilwood Master Cylinder                                   
Rear Axle Parts from DrDiff   
  • Green bearings              
  • 8 3/4 Third Member 3:55
  • Pinion snubber & Seals   
Exhaust
  • TTI shorty headers
  • Dynomax Mufflers
  • new 2,5 TTI exhaust system
Misc
  • AC system Vintage Air       
  • Canvas Top kit w. glass window                             
  • New Instruments (bought a Rally dash on e-bay, will either get it done by Redline or put Speedhut gagues in it)
« Last Edit: February 13, 2016 - 08:36:04 am by soundcontrol »
/ Ken
Restoration thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=102525.0
topic=108917.new#new




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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014 - 02:28:00 pm »
Starting out!


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/ Ken
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014 - 02:29:48 pm »
Gonna be nice to clean up this mess.


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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014 - 02:31:48 pm »
My grill is a bit screwed up, wonder if this is anyting I can fix myself?


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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014 - 07:43:16 pm »
Can't go wrong with better brakes and suspension.  Looks like the car is already in great shape too.  Beside the gauges, are you going to make any mods to the interior?

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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014 - 08:06:49 pm »
Can't go wrong with better brakes and suspension.  Looks like the car is already in great shape too.  Beside the gauges, are you going to make any mods to the interior?


I had thoughts of replacing the seats for more modern ones, but I don't know, I really like the look of the stock interior, maybe I just get legendary leather seats and try to add some foam for a firmer seat with more support, if it works. A 6 way electric seat would be nice if I can find a bottom part that will fit. hard with the 2 level floor pan on the e-bodys. The rest of the interior will be stock but restored, I also need a nice stereosystem with subs in the trunk.Gonna try to soundproof the car as much as possible, get all the rattles out of doors etc.
/ Ken
Restoration thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=102525.0
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014 - 08:30:19 pm »
From the looks of all those boxes, you gonna be one busy Scandinavian!  :2thumbs:
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014 - 08:50:23 pm »
 When you get a chance, can you give part #s for these:

Wilwood front Kit 12.88 6 piston           
Wilwood rear kit                     
Hydraboost system
Wilwood Master Cylinder                                   


Looking to buy a similar setup, thanks!
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014 - 08:58:40 pm »
When you get a chance, can you give part #s for these:

Wilwood front Kit 12.88 6 piston           
Wilwood rear kit                     
Hydraboost system
Wilwood Master Cylinder                                   


Looking to buy a similar setup, thanks!

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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014 - 09:03:38 pm »
When you get a chance, can you give part #s for these:

Wilwood front Kit 12.88 6 piston           
Wilwood rear kit                     
Hydraboost system
Wilwood Master Cylinder                                   


Looking to buy a similar setup, thanks!



Sure, here you go:
Wilwood front Kit 12.88 6 piston - Manufacturer's Part Number:140-12282-DR

http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/wil-140-12282-dr/overview/
         
Wilwood rear kit  - Manufacturer's Part Number:140-7144-DR
http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/wil-140-7144-dr/overview/
   
Hydraboost system - model # 3670 Base with the PS line set

Wilwood Master Cylinder -  Wilwood 260-8556P


Doublecheck the master cylinder part # with Hydratech though, so it fits, I remember there was some kind of choise there when it came down to ordering one, so I got it thru Hydratech to make sure it was the right one, and they gave me same price as Summit. And I can't find the final invoice from Hydratech right now.
/ Ken
Restoration thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=102525.0
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2014 - 12:26:56 pm »
Found my Hydratech invoice, that partnumer in my previous post is correct, and I paid $239,95 for it.
/ Ken
Restoration thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=102525.0
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2014 - 12:48:10 pm »
Thanks  :2thumbs:
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2014 - 12:55:10 pm »
Your chally looks great already so your off to a great start.  :2thumbs:

I hope to finish my vert project by spring.

I look forward to seeing the progress on your baby here.
Keep us posted and pics are always a great thing.  :bigsmile:
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2014 - 07:01:07 pm »
Just found this thread.  Nice car!  :2thumbs:  Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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Re: 70 Challenger Conv. Resto Mod
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2015 - 12:44:28 pm »
Not a lot of progress lately. Starting to disassemble. Got my K-frame stand done. I cant get the T-bars out, I loosen the LCAs and moved them back a bit, I can see the T-bar move in the LCA socket, so the LCA moves back but the T-bar seems to be stuck in the crossmember, I tried to use a pipewrench on the T-bar and hit it backwards with a hammer but all I do is scratch it. Can I move the LCA even further so it pushes the T-bar out of the rear socket? or is there any other trick to this? (I did take out the snapring in the crossmember socket).
/ Ken
Restoration thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=102525.0
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