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Offline Rev-It-Up

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Any Young Guns out there?
« on: April 29, 2002 - 10:13:41 am »
I read in another post that there were a pretty good number of people on this forum who were under the age of 25 (I, unfortunately, am no longer in that class). I remembered a cover story in a back issue of Mopar Muscle (February 2002 issue) about a show that sponsored a "Young Guns" category specifically for people under the age of 25. It was the Mopar Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. This year's show will be August 9-11, 2002, again in Columbus. The article was short, but right on in their philosophy. Here is an excerpt from the article...

"It's hard for us baby boomers to admit it, but the day will indeed come when we're (and, man, we hate to admit this) "too old to carry on the Mopar hobby." That being said, we have a fervent desire to keep the mechanical bloodline pure before we end up wearing Depends. None of us want to let the Hondas and other so-called performance cars from overseas corrupt the minds of the next generation. Seriously, as the hobby itself ages, the goal is to find ways to get young people more involved in cars, domestic Chryslers in particular, and to give them a place to do it. So was born the Young Guns program."

I was wondering if any of you young guys entered that show in that category; or better yet, were any of you featured in this article. They featured about 10 of these Young Gun's cars and they were pretty awesome.
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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2002 - 11:51:50 am »

Hey Rev... I was at the Nats last year and talked with one of the kids in that category... he had a '73 (??) Challenger (from what I remember), hemi orange... real nice kid and his dad... spent about 5K on his engine build up... 340 (I think) with lots of goodies!!!  ;D ;D

If I weren't going to a Boy Scout trip over the summer (week of Aug. 8-15), I would be attending the Nats again this year... I wanted to take my 'Cuda... oh well, looks like I gotta wait until next year....

Oh, btw, I'm 16, so I think I fit right into that category!!! LOL...

Later,

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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2002 - 06:18:37 pm »
That would be cool to have my car in a mag, but they don't tend to place work in progress cars. Hopefully I'll get it done while they still consider me a young gun.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2002 - 07:48:57 pm »
Same here rchurch Its hard to go to a show when the cars up on blocks maybe next year or the year after that

This is what i started with:
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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2002 - 06:01:25 am »
Hey SemiHemi, that looks like a great project to start with.  What have you done to it since you got it?  I understand it can take a while to get it finished.  We've been working on our Challengert for 2 years now, but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel...if we could ever get it out of the body shop.
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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2002 - 07:09:23 pm »
So far we've stripped most of the paint and stuff like that.

But what has really confused me is how to get the dash board out. After that we can pull the engine and get off the rest of the paint with a sandblaster. My dad was like we can take this paint off easy, it shouldn't take to long. It would have worked fine if there weren't ten coats of paint. See the car was originally Sublime Green and for some reason they painted it maroon I like maroon on cars but i think Sublime Green is the best color for cruising.

The car is an SE with a 4 speed I want to say its a 340 but the car has been through 3 engines in its life so i don't know whats in it.

oops thats an awfully big picture, it shouldn't have come up that big.

I want the car to look like this in the end:
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2002 - 07:07:32 pm »
I feel your pain on the multiple layers of paint.  I pulled off the rear valence panel below the bumper to work on a few of the dents that are in it. It took 2 days to get all the paint off. Top coat was a primer gray, then below were as follows yellow, blue, "brown," another yellow, the original green, then the primer. The lower layers were completely immune to paint stripper. I had to get them off with sand paper & elbow grease (my buddy that owns a sandblast was gone that weekend). By the time I got the paint off, I had just enough time to take a can of spray paint to it (matches the rest of the car from when I bought it) to protect the metal, put the panel back on & drive it to my class the next morning. number of dents removed ...zero. Layers of paint removed 7.
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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2002 - 08:39:00 pm »
My Duster should be fairly easy then! It was originally red and I painted it red again, then yellow.

So yellow,primer,red,primer,red,primer. At least 6?

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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2002 - 08:55:48 pm »
Well that all depends on what part of the car you're working on.  We had to strip the underneath of our hood by hand because the body guy said that blasting it could warp the metal.  We only had 3 coats of paint on it...1 primer and 2 red metallic.  Because of the intricacy of the hood it took us 40 long, gruelling, painful hours.  This truly was a labor of love.  Here's the before picture..
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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2002 - 08:56:37 pm »
And here's the after picture..
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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2002 - 02:40:01 pm »
Wow that looks like it was a job and a half!!!  Looks good though!!!

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2002 - 04:48:39 pm »
Wow! You did a fantastic job!

I guess you can't beat old elbow grease after all.  ;D
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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2002 - 09:57:47 pm »
Rev-it-up that hood job looks familiar, say does it go with this car:
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2002 - 11:54:49 pm »
Yep, that's our baby.  I see you've been to our site.  How did you like it.  One day we'll actually be finished with this project.
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Re: Any Young Guns out there?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2002 - 10:20:34 am »
Its a very good site, i especially like what you did to the 383 engine that sure looks sharp.
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