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Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« on: April 08, 2018 - 12:31:04 am »
Drove to CA to pick this up on 3/24
Dylan and I left our house at 5:30 AM on Saturday, got to our Hotel near Vallejo around 7:00 PM
Arrived to look at the car at 10:00 AM Sunday, Had it on the trailer and headed home around 1:30 PM and pulled up at home on Monday at 5:30 AM, exactly 48 hours after leaving for CA Saturday. 
318, 904 AT Bucket seat console Rallye Dash, V5X (Side Molding Black) V1W (Vinyl Roof White), H6K4 Burnt Orange Seats, EK2 Go Mango Orange Paint, 6 Way Manual Driver's seat, new front suspension, new Wilwood front disc brakes, new dual exhaust, Seat Covers, Roof Skin, Vinyl Top, Carpet, Bodywork and paint is less than 2 years old.
Body and paint look outstanding. The original owner was restoring the car but did not finish before he passed away leaving it to his sister. A year and a half later she decided it was time to get her garage back and now it's mine. Wasn't looking but a professional aquaintense call me and told me about the car and the person selling it happened to work for the same company as me. He was helping the owner sell it. The Stars were aligned. The timing worked out.
Going to fix a few things, drive and enjoy it for a while and then we'll see...

Need a 4 post lift so I can park the Cuda and Challenger in the same bay and give Mama her spot back... :bigsmile:
















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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018 - 12:38:25 am »
Congratulations. Car look great  enjoy  :aussie:
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018 - 12:41:27 am »
Nice score! Looks like it might have A05 protection group...  Pretty rare steering wheel too..
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018 - 12:57:32 am »
It looks awesome. My Challenger was originally EK2 but I changed it to EV2, I have thought about that many times. Nice addition.
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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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018 - 01:19:01 am »
Nice score! Looks like it might have A05 protection group...  Pretty rare steering wheel too..

What would be included in that?
It has V5X side molding, Front Bumperettes with rubber pads and the rear bumper rubber pads?
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018 - 02:17:05 am »
floor mats, hood pad, bumper guards frt & rear with pads & the side moulding with rubber insert... Also the chrome door edge moldings but they were normally just in the package in the trunk...
JS27N0B 70 Challenger R/T Convertible  FJ5 Sublime, Show Poodle w/90,000 miles since resto
WS27L8G 68 Coronet R/T Convertible  PP1 Bright Red, Project
RM21H9E 69 Road Runner Coupe R4 Performance Red, Sold...
5H21C  65 Falcon 2 dr Wagon... Dog Hauler...

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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018 - 09:15:00 am »
Car looks great !
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018 - 09:53:21 am »
floor mats, hood pad, bumper guards frt & rear with pads & the side moulding with rubber insert... Also the chrome door edge moldings but they were normally just in the package in the trunk...
Cool, unfortunately there is no fender tag or build sheet. Over a hundred pictures going back to the 70's but that's it.
I have not taken anything apart to look for the BS yet. Looked under the driver and passenger seats with my camera in my phone. Just see nice springs and new burlap. Fear that they reupholstered and just tossed the BS with the old seat fabric...
There are also pictures of the original back seat out and they do not show a BS in the bottom or the back.
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018 - 10:43:10 am »
That's a great looking car . . . orange is one on my favorites!  Very cool!   :bigsmile:

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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018 - 11:02:01 am »
Randy - I just realized this was your thread.... I see you are diving in to the hobby full on..  :bigsmile: Great score on the car, I suspect it wasn't all that cheap, hopefully not too bad. What are your plans for the car?
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: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2018 - 09:02:34 pm »
Congrats on your score! That's a great looking car and I wish you the enjoyment of it.  :cheers:

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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018 - 01:45:41 am »
Randy - I just realized this was your thread.... I see you are diving in to the hobby full on..  :bigsmile: Great score on the car, I suspect it wasn't all that cheap, hopefully not too bad. What are your plans for the car?

 Well Mike, Just could not pass it up.
First I'm going to enjoy it for awhile at least :bigsmile: while fixing a few of the things that bug me...   :working:
Paint the engine the correct Blue and get rid of that Ferd Blue  :puke:
Or should I dress it like a 340 and paint it orange? Hmmm???  :dunno: :clueless: :drunk: ... Keep it stock! Nah spice it up. Keep it stock... just clean it up.
I'll start with just cleaning it up.  No need to dump a bunch of money into it. I have 2 other cars to do that with.  :money:  :money:
Engine compartment and Trunk could use a little TLC.
A little help here and there to get the rest of the car up to the level of the really nice exterior.
Dash Pad, Kick panels, console, dash frame, steering column all need some clean up and paint.
Would like some tunes but not sure if I want to go full on aftermarket or go for the "Stock" look sleeper hidden tunes.
All easy stuff that is more time than $$
Wifey says I can keep it! She likes it too! Need to get a 4 post storage lift so I can stack my E-Bodies.  :2thumbs:
Looked at BendPak but don't want to have to supply it with Air...
This one would fit nicely in the bay where I park the Cuda.
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018 - 01:34:22 pm »
That's the great thing about living in America, you can do what you want with it. If it where me, I'd definitely spice it up if for no other reason than to make me happy.Id probably paint the engine hemi orange, but maybe not. I would seriously consider putting a TA hood on it as I never liked the flat hoods. Basically I wouldn't do anything that was permanent but at the same time make it mine.

Great buy, should be a lot of fun.
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2018 - 08:44:45 pm »
That's the great thing about living in America, you can do what you want with it. If it where me, I'd definitely spice it up if for no other reason than to make me happy.Id probably paint the engine hemi orange, but maybe not. I would seriously consider putting a TA hood on it as I never liked the flat hoods. Basically I wouldn't do anything that was permanent but at the same time make it mine.

Great buy, should be a lot of fun.

Great minds...
T/A Hood and Hemi Orange engine paint are a couple things that I been thinking about.  :2thumbs:
I bought 2 cans of 70 318 Blue but Hemi Orange is still a possibility. I already had the Orange.  :bigsmile:
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2018 - 09:47:43 pm »
T/A Hood with V5X?

Hmmm.  :bigsmile:

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