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Offline skid440

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Old Newbie
« on: July 31, 2005 - 05:46:21 pm »
Hello fellow E-Body friends,

So, I am very fortunate to still own my first car and that happens to be a 1970 Challenger which I bought from the original owner 21 years ago.  Ive been restoring it since the late 80s off and on.mostly off.  Some of you can relate to marriage, kids, jobsrelative priority.

When I was 17, my dad wouldnt let me buy something with a V-8 for the fuel economy, so I found this car through a friend for  $1,000.  It had a /six in it and it was fun to drive but I had V-8 envy from the beginning.  AlI wanted to do was put a big-block in it.  Now it has one.  Sometimes I wish I left the six in it but not that often.  Its not been fired yet but I am starting to get closer.  It was a well optioned six with very little rusterruntil Friday when I had the windshield removed.  Enclosed pic.  I hope I can get this repaired without taking the fender off.

The wife has been pressing me to either get it done or else.So, Ive been working on it more.  It needs the brakes and exhaust to be finished.  Then button up the top end. 

I just bought a digital camera yesterday and now I have the ability to post pics which will help greatly with technical questions.   I am looking forward to that as I am stuck in a few places.  I have learned so much already on this  web site.  Well thats all for now.  Thanks to the moderators.  John   




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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005 - 05:51:08 pm »
Welcome to the forum Skid.  Glad to hear you are almost finished with your Challenger.  Not all of us can say that we still have our first car.  Good for you!!!!!

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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2005 - 06:43:17 pm »
Skid,
Nice that you still have the car after all these years. That windshield channel rust is nothing that we have not seen before, not too bad to fix. Good luck with your challenger, you've come to the right place for help if you need it.

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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2005 - 08:57:44 pm »
Thanks for the words of encouragement.  Its nice Hemi71 that I see you have one of each...  I'm waiting for the dashpad to get done at Ultimate Rides and I needed to r/r the windshield so I thought putting it back in would be made easier with it out.   

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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2005 - 09:53:43 pm »
Welcome to the board Skid!!  Glad you got that digital camera...we like pics here!  Looks like a great looking car and I look forward to all the project pics. 

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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2005 - 10:01:00 pm »
Welcome aboard Skid.  :thumbs:

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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2005 - 09:13:28 am »
Welcome to cc.com skid!!  Great place here for all muscle car owners!!  Sounds like you have been busy with your challenger!  Have alot of people here that have been very busy with their cars so you'll fit right in!!   Hang out and enjoy!!   :dogpile: 

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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2005 - 11:23:24 am »
welcome skid,nice to have yah awesome place here.good luck :thumbs:

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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2005 - 12:03:57 pm »
Welcome dude :beer:
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Re: Old Newbie
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2005 - 08:30:58 pm »
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