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Offline FJ5Trackpack

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #75 on: March 31, 2016 - 06:06:56 pm »
Thanks thanks, the table is just a utility cart I made on wheels and I welded some scrap steel to the table to hold the dash while I put it all together.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #76 on: April 02, 2016 - 08:57:56 pm »
 I cannot install the ashtray yet because I am waiting for a plating kit from Caswell. I am stripping the cad off of the headlight buckets, hood latch and rod, ash tray and trunk latch. Then I should be ready for plating.

Here is how the dash is now. I ordered a new reverse light mine was pitted.


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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #77 on: April 02, 2016 - 09:04:30 pm »
Beautiful dash!  :2thumbs:
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My restoration thread 
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http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #78 on: April 02, 2016 - 09:37:00 pm »
I know I'm off topic but it's my first time posting & I'm looking for some guidance & help so please excuse me for jumping in here. I'm wanting to do a body off resto on a Cuda conv. Am in Cali but it's too expensive here. Looking to do it in another state as it's more affordable.
Do you possibly have any recommendations, possibly a semi retired guy somewhere ??
Suggestions are most welcome please.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all advice I can get.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2016 - 09:59:53 pm »
I know I'm off topic but it's my first time posting & I'm looking for some guidance & help so please excuse me for jumping in here. I'm wanting to do a body off resto on a Cuda conv. Am in Cali but it's too expensive here. Looking to do it in another state as it's more affordable.
Do you possibly have any recommendations, possibly a semi retired guy somewhere ??
Suggestions are most welcome please.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all advice I can get.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #80 on: April 02, 2016 - 11:42:11 pm »
I know I'm off topic but it's my first time posting & I'm looking for some guidance & help so please excuse me for jumping in here. I'm wanting to do a body off resto on a Cuda conv. Am in Cali but it's too expensive here. Looking to do it in another state as it's more affordable.
Do you possibly have any recommendations, possibly a semi retired guy somewhere ??
Suggestions are most welcome please.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all advice I can get.

Cuda's (like most Mopars) is a unibody, meaning you cannot remove the body from the frame like a Chevy. That said, there are a lot of good shops throughout the country and in Canada (Alan for example). Just shop around, but understand it will not be cheap regardless of who/where you go. You need to make sure you have realistic expectations. Also, I recommend you start your own thread for this, you will get more specific advice.
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #81 on: April 02, 2016 - 11:58:19 pm »
A few more pics.






What set up is this?  looking to do the same to my 70
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2016 - 12:00:20 am »
QA1 uppers, lowers and strut rods. PST tie rod adjusters.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #83 on: May 11, 2016 - 10:10:31 am »
Hello guys, it's been a while since I gave any updates so I thought I would post up a couple pics. My body guy has informed me the doors and fenders are ready for paint. He is now working on the body. I hoping to reassemble the first week in July.

Here is my dash complete with ashtray. I stripped the zinc plating off the inner tray and rezinc plated. I also replated the hood latch assembly and headlight buckets.











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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2016 - 04:38:15 pm »
QA1 uppers, lowers and strut rods. PST tie rod adjusters.

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That K-frame and components looks killer!  :2thumbs:  Can I ask what kind of shocks you are going to run?
Dash is also looking great!  Better than new! :ylsuper:  I also had JD do my dash pad.  I just got my radio/8 track back from being rebuilt so hopefully my dash will be going back in the car sometime in the next couple of weeks after I do a cosmetic restoration on the radio face plate.
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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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #85 on: May 28, 2016 - 08:34:55 am »
Thanx it's exciting see it come together. I am leaning towards qa1 adjustable shocks. I need to do more research.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #86 on: May 28, 2016 - 08:43:44 am »
I know I'm off topic but it's my first time posting & I'm looking for some guidance & help so please excuse me for jumping in here. I'm wanting to do a body off resto on a Cuda conv. Am in Cali but it's too expensive here. Looking to do it in another state as it's more affordable.
Do you possibly have any recommendations, possibly a semi retired guy somewhere ??
Suggestions are most welcome please.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all advice I can get.
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #87 on: June 15, 2016 - 03:03:04 pm »
Can't wait to see this start to come together!
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #88 on: June 16, 2016 - 02:40:00 am »
Great job cannot wait to see the finished product. :2thumbs:
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #89 on: June 16, 2016 - 05:48:25 am »
Nice job!

Did you do the plating yourself or have it sent out?  If you did it, details of the kit please.