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Offline FJ5Trackpack

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #90 on: June 16, 2016 - 08:28:26 am »
I did the plating myself. I used the Caswell zinc plating kit. And bought a cheap power supply off of Ebay.




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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2016 - 11:34:46 pm »
It has been a while since I have updated my progress. So here are some body work pics.





















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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #92 on: July 13, 2016 - 10:50:47 pm »
More progress...















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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #93 on: July 15, 2016 - 08:52:53 am »
Looking good!
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #94 on: July 17, 2016 - 10:39:56 pm »
Thanx, she will be getting final paint in 2 weeks. I'm so excited to get her back!

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #95 on: December 03, 2016 - 11:57:36 pm »
Well??   Any progress??
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.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #96 on: December 19, 2016 - 08:00:30 am »
Sorry for going missing but my body guy ripped me off and tried to steal my car. I have not known the where abouts to my car for the last 6 months. I finally found it sitting outside my body guys friends house. It has been in the elements for the past 6 months. He took my money and bailed. Now the car has surface rust popping through in different areas. And there is rust between the sheet metal panels. I don't know what to do.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #97 on: December 19, 2016 - 09:34:09 am »
Sorry to hear about the attempted theft of your car.   Glad you got it back.
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #98 on: December 19, 2016 - 10:54:17 am »
Thanx, I slept so much better knowing it was home.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #99 on: December 19, 2016 - 12:40:06 pm »
I hadn't read the last two pages of your thread.. Kinda missed it as you made progress..... Then I got to the last few posts & I feel sick... Sorry you had to deal with that, glad its back home & now I wanna kill another bodyman/painter.....  I've already had a few of my own that needed killin'....
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #100 on: December 19, 2016 - 07:52:31 pm »
It's hard to believe that people still pull that crap! :swear:  Sorry for your troubles but glad you got your car back.   :2thumbs:
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
(Edited 8-1-17)

"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.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #101 on: December 19, 2016 - 08:56:49 pm »
There are too many stories like that sadly. There should be a special place in hell for people who would steal something so dear to another person. You put a ton of yourself into this car just to get it to that point.

Is the guy still doing body work? If so, be nice to know his name so the rest of us can avoid him in the furure.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #102 on: December 19, 2016 - 11:52:00 pm »
There are too many stories like that sadly. There should be a special place in hell for people who would steal something so dear to another person. You put a ton of yourself into this car just to get it to that point.

Is the guy still doing body work? If so, be nice to know his name so the rest of us can avoid him in the furure.

Completely agree!
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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #103 on: September 20, 2017 - 02:50:40 am »
Well, i am getting back on track. The body is going back to the sand blaster soon. I hope to be making forward progress next month.

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Re: 1970 Challenger R/T restoration
« Reply #104 on: October 28, 2017 - 10:42:50 am »
Good to hear. Sucks what happened, looking forward to your progress :thumbsup:
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