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Offline FJ5Trackpack

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2016 - 12:39:26 pm »
I called Wilwood the caliper is installed aft of the axle.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2016 - 02:37:53 pm »
So hanging on the back ? That's what I was thinking... :2thumbs:
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2016 - 02:48:40 pm »
Yes that is correct.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #48 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #49 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2016 - 06:43:58 pm »
                  Nice.   :woohoo:  the fun has just begun.   :2thumbs:          :rebel:

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2016 - 11:06:40 pm »
Nice!! :cooldancing:  Good things come to those that are patient.  :cheers:

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2016 - 11:33:41 pm »
I know it feels great seeing the progress.
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 #53 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!

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2016 - 02:11:55 am »
Awesome, I love seeing these cars saved for the next generation.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #55 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #56 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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2016 - 12:00:44 am »
I made some good progress on the dash.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #58 on: March 31, 2016 - 12:13:24 am »
Very nice  :2thumbs:
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #59 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. 
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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"usraptr" = United States raptor - bird of prey = United States Bald Eagle.  FYI, somebody else thought of it first so I had to drop the "O" in raptor.