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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2017 - 01:01:43 PM »
I believe this is what he's looking for.... Personally I never cared for it & seeing the huge holes you have to cut in the fenders theres no chance I'd ever install it.... But to each his own...
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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2017 - 01:10:02 PM »
I believe this is what he's looking for.... Personally I never cared for it & seeing the huge holes you have to cut in the fenders theres no chance I'd ever install it.... But to each his own...

Ah gotcha, I think they repop the hood piece but not the fender pieces? Or is it the other way around.
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2017 - 01:13:12 PM »
Ah gotcha, I think they repop the hood piece but not the fender pieces? Or is it the other way around.
Other way, fenders are PG Classic, I've found no hood pieces.

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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2017 - 01:19:26 PM »
Other way, fenders are PG Classic, I've found no hood pieces.


Your right  just found them
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Brad
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Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

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 My handling upgrade post
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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2017 - 01:30:22 PM »
Must be a reason to repop the fenders but not the hood. But no idea why they don't make complete sets.

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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2017 - 01:42:58 PM »
Worked with the car a little yesterday and found someone had glued two sets of carpet over the original set. That's a lot of carpet!
Anyone know what a set of hood periphery molding cost these days? Would think it would brighten up the front on this car

I believe there's a guy here selling a used set for a ridiculous amount of money...check the parts ads.
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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2017 - 03:31:37 PM »
Must be a reason to repop the fenders but not the hood. But no idea why they don't make complete sets.

I agree, makes no sense to me either? They would likely sell a pile more if they were a complete set. Even if you could easily find the hood piece it would look "off" sitting next to 2 new shiny new ones? 
Brad
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Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

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 My handling upgrade post
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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2017 - 10:56:06 AM »
Spent some time on it yesterday. Added wheel moldings, stripe, and mirrors.
Needs a heater core and appears to have a bent valve. Time for a valve job.
Dave

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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2017 - 10:59:07 AM »
Also removed the wide side molding and replaced it with a narrower one.
When they installed the molding they drilled a lot of holes, that will be taken care of when I do the repaint.
Don't like the molding but it will have to do for now.
Dave

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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2017 - 11:07:15 AM »
I believe this is what he's looking for.... Personally I never cared for it & seeing the huge holes you have to cut in the fenders theres no chance I'd ever install it.... But to each his own...
Not sure I follow on the huge holes. Looks like they attach with three screws thru the top.
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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2017 - 12:32:28 PM »
Not sure I follow on the huge holes. Looks like they attach with three screws thru the top.
Dave

I looked for a photo, couldn't find it... My buddy's 71 Challenger vert had the wide hood moldings, on the fenders the screw actually goes into the lower piece of metal, the cast trim part has a 3/8" boss that passes through the outer fender metal so those three screws actually have 1/2" holes if the fender....
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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2017 - 08:29:08 PM »
 :bigsmile:    Looking Good Dave!

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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2017 - 12:13:12 PM »
A 71 340 auto car .
I cant seem to find any good production numbers for this car.
Anyone one have break down of how many with 340 convertible, and auto?

Is your Challenger a USA Specifications car? On Data Plate: third line up from bottom, left to right second bit of info "U"

Although, there is no specific break down of how many 1971 Challenger 340 convertibles, here is what I have in the Registry:

46 total JH27H1B

USA
2 D13 3-speed
12 D21 4-speed
24 D32 Auto
4 unknown transmission

CANADA
1 D21 4-speed
2 D32 Auto

INTERNATIONAL
1 D32 Auto


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1970-71 Plymouth and Dodge E-Body Convertible Registry
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Re: 1971 Challenger convertible
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2017 - 12:41:50 PM »
Hi Ola
 Tried to load picture of the tag, but unfortunately the picture  size is limited to 500 KB.
It is a USA car.
I'll check out the registry.
Thanks
Dave
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