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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2018 - 11:46:59 pm »
Looks perfect to me! That's definitely where I would be headed. Looks like a sleeper. There is a picture floating around of the prototype TA, the picture is BW but doesn't have the TA side stripe, I always loved that picture and the car. It had a butt stripe (bumble be) which I am not a real fan of, but other than that, the car is bad!!
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 #16 on: April 14, 2018 - 07:28:54 pm »
Pulled the console out, disassembled, and put a couple coats on.
Raining outside so drying in the living room.
Turns out Duplicolor Filler Primer FP102 is a very close match to the original Burnt Orange.
The bottom piece of the console door I left original natural just cleaned.

Should I put satin clear on to give a little shine? Just don't want it to be too shiny.
Flat does hide the imperfections a little better...  :dunno:



Received new AMD Bumpers, Bumper Bolts, Metro Front Bumper Filler Ends, Rear Bumper Guards, Rear Bumper Rubber pads,


Inner Gas cap for under flip top, Trunk Lid Rubber Bumpers, Sill Plates, Dash Speaker Grill, Fuel Filler Neck to trunk seal.

Scored another 1970 WA State License Plate, XYZ 123, May put it on the 'Cuda when it's time to renew. It has "70-CUDA" personalized plates now but I'm getting tired of paying to license it every year and paying extra for the personalized plate.

« Last Edit: April 21, 2018 - 09:53:39 am by Cudaragtop »
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2018 - 08:09:54 pm »
test fire the satin clear on the backside of the lid (the part that gets hidden when assembled) and see how it looks. You can always respray if needed. Looks pretty good overall though.
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 #18 on: June 16, 2018 - 03:56:55 am »

Interior back together after some repairs and painting.



Getting ready for the car to go in for paint for the Engine Bay, Under the Hood and trunk.



Underside of the hood











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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2018 - 10:43:16 am »
Randy - you have been busy... looks really good. Are you going to put an overlay on the instrument cluster? I put one on my 70 Challenger and it really changes the way it looks.

Just drove my 70 last night, I cannot believe how much better it starts and runs with the EFI.
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 #20 on: June 16, 2018 - 03:00:59 pm »
Randy - you have been busy... looks really good. Are you going to put an overlay on the instrument cluster? I put one on my 70 Challenger and it really changes the way it looks.

Just drove my 70 last night, I cannot believe how much better it starts and runs with the EFI.
That's awesome Mike. I love that 6-pack setup! :drool:  :cheers:
Would love the 340 6-barrel version for my Cuda. Oh wait, you have that too on your Cuda.  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :burnout:

Where did you get your overlay? Is it a Walnut grain vinyl decal? Would like to avoid the cost of the replacement.
Thought I might try to use some touch up on the scratches... Part of the problem is that there is hard black bed liner type overspray on it. Ugh! Mainly on the switch panel though.


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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2018 - 12:29:02 pm »
Yeah that EFI system is so much better than the carbs its hard to comprehend; fires right up, goes to a nice idle, crisp throttle response, etc. On top of all that the engine is behaving like a 440 should; trying to spin the tires off the rims...  :bigsmile: which is directly attributable to the computer and finite control of the AF mixture and timing.

I have bought several overlays, the one I have on my Challenger is from Detroit Muscle. I called him and he is exceptionally knowledgeable about this subject, he says for 70-71 the grain is "Kashmir" (aka Teak) and that Walnut is for 72-74. His overlays are very well done and once installed hard to tell they are even there.

https://www.detroitmuscletechnologies.com/woodgrain-carbon-fiber-overlays/

I also have an overlay that I bought from PG Classic (I think) but I haven't use it yet (not sure I will). Its ok but not as nice as Detroit's.
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 #22 on: June 17, 2018 - 06:31:15 pm »
https://www.detroitmuscletechnologies.com/woodgrain-carbon-fiber-overlays/

Thanks Mike!
Ordered from their E-Bay store.
Same price as their web store but free shipping and faster checkout.  :burnout:
Maybe I'll get one for the Cuda too... the original isn't as bad as the Challengers though.
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018 - 08:18:00 pm »
No worries Randy, I think you will really like the results. It can be a little intimidating to do, but if you research it and think it through it will be fine. I used a lot of windex and a squeegee to get it positioned correctly.
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 #24 on: June 18, 2018 - 05:22:05 pm »
Thanks, will do.
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2018 - 09:10:27 am »
Getting there. Some of it is just test fitted in the picture. Will try to get it back under it own powe this weekend.

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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2018 - 12:09:37 pm »
Nice work, looks factory.
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 #27 on: June 27, 2018 - 11:19:17 pm »
Nice work, looks factory.
Thanks Mike.  :cheers:
A number of aftermarket items from the PO but I'm okay with clean even if not actually "Correct".
I set a budget limit and trying to stay within it. Pretty happy with how well it's turning out so far.
Will probably end up selling eventually but look forward to enjoying for a while maybe longer.  :bigsmile:
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2018 - 11:36:41 pm »
Well its looking really nice. Why in the world would you sell it?
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 #29 on: June 28, 2018 - 12:13:25 am »
That was the reason for buying it... But it's such a nice car I may end up keeping it. My problem is limited garage parking.
Really need to move to some property with a shop.
Don't want to leave it outside but going to have to give wifey her spot in the garage back this fall/winter.
A lift is needed so the Cuda and Challenger can stack in the Cuda bay. Not ideal but will do for a while.
Really need to be able to park 4 cars inside but can only fit 2 in our 3 car garage now. Will raise that up to 3 with a lift.
I just sold the rotisserie so that $$ can go towards a 4 post storage lift.

Next house number 1 requirement for me is a 40'x60' shop. I'll take the lift with me.
 

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