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Offline FJ5Trackpack

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #60 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2016 - 12:09:38 pm »
FORD???  :roflsmiley:
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #62 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2016 - 12:17:39 pm »
I made some good progress on the dash.



Can you tell me where you got your dash pad and are you happy with it?  I need to buy one soon.
Thanks

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #64 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #65 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.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2016 - 02:28:43 pm »
Thanks!

Offline 70chall440

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2016 - 02:30:52 pm »
Really nice instrument/dash.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #68 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #69 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:
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #70 on: March 31, 2016 - 05:16:14 pm »
Anot her pic of the dash progress..

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2016 - 05:23:00 pm »
               Nice     :2thumbs:

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #72 on: March 31, 2016 - 05:31:38 pm »
The dashboard redo looks really really good.
1970 A66 340 Y-1 convertible

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #73 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #74 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.