After talking things over i feel much better about the whys and wherefores now. The hood hinge areas are all good as well
Using a driver quality tail panel trim piece enabled the fitment and attaching holes to be lined up out back. Also signs that would give a way the trunk floor as a two-piece unit are disappearing. Fyi, a difference between one and two piece Challenger trunk floors are that the holes for the gas filler tube and various plugs are not in place in the two piece; they are there in the one piece. Right, thank you Professor Obvious
No doubt about it, the longer my own car's resto has before i can start driving, the more i get caught up in everyone else's resto threads - here, dodgecharger.com, moparts.com, and other forums i'm a member of. I am constantly measuring my car while trying to keep in mind no two cars are the same. Sometimes i loose track but many times i do indeed borrow other's methods and suggestions, mix them with my own, and hopefully come out with a nice end result. Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, right?
I'll be at the sandblasting cabinet this afternoon prepping some of the remaining small pieces - some to receive color, others clear - and finally blasting my original leaf springs. ShelbyDogg, i haven't forgotten the measurements you asked me for years ago