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Offline FJ5Trackpack

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #15 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #16 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

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #17 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #18 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #19 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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Offline 70chall440

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2016 - 11:30:37 am »
Looks very nice.
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Offline FJ5Trackpack

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2016 - 12:54:50 am »
A few more pics.




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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #22 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.
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Offline FJ5Trackpack

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2016 - 06:12:59 pm »
Very pretty..
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 #25 on: March 18, 2016 - 06:16:45 pm »
                      Saweet.     :2thumbs:                :rebel:

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #26 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:

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #27 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #28 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? :)

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2016 - 10:31:41 pm »
I appreciate that. Nah he just wants the finished product lol.

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