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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #120 on: February 06, 2010 - 09:52:51 am »
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 :poopoke:

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? :thumbsup:

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 :misbehaving: :faint:

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Russ
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #121 on: February 06, 2010 - 12:02:11 pm »
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It looks great man.  I would love to have a true 70 R/T SE in a high impact color none the less.

Keep up the good work. 

To be honest in lloking at the add and you first pictures I wanna say it may have seemed steep at the beginning, but to be honest i think you got a decent deal considering the market even now-a-days. 

I thought paying what I for my Bee in 2000 was steep at first too, but now I realize it was avery good deal.   
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #122 on: February 06, 2010 - 12:09:48 pm »
Hang in there ,before you know it you will be driving it on a warm summer day and all the hassles will be a faint memory.
Keep at it  :2thumbs:
Dave

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #123 on: February 06, 2010 - 10:09:09 pm »
and finally blasting my original leaf springs. ShelbyDogg, i haven't forgotten the measurements you asked me for years ago

Russ, stick with it, do a little everyday and next thing you know, you're driving!
I have since took my Mopars Perf. XHD springs, took off the top, crappy Mexican steel top spring off, and replaced it with a good old American :wavingflag: steel top leaf from a used set of mine. All of it is now under my Pace Car project.  I'm still interested in the measurements though to see if they compare. I threw away my original A36 option springs and now wonder if my new ones measure the same.
Rob

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #124 on: February 07, 2010 - 12:57:54 am »
Thanks guys, I wasn't wanting to sound whiny, it's just slow going and my thoughts became less than positive.

I'm still interested in the measurements though to see if they compare. I threw away my original A36 option springs and now wonder if my new ones measure the same.

As soon as i'm around my disassembled leaf srings again i'll obtain those measurements.

Dave that pic is scary close to my car. Swap the black stripe for white and the the shoes for chrome magnums/Cooper Cobras and it's an exact duplicate :2thumbs:
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010 - 01:11:03 am by RusTy/SE »
Russ
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #125 on: September 26, 2010 - 03:28:27 pm »
Man, I was so optimistic, had so many road trips planned but now nearly four years in my car is in an unfinished, roller state back in a storage unit. I expect she'll remain there for three years, give or take.

To be continued... :sadwavey:









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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #126 on: September 26, 2010 - 03:44:07 pm »
Sorry to hear this Russ. I'm in a bit of a hold pattern myself. Hopefully that'll change soon.

Perhaps its time to see Tony?
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #127 on: September 26, 2010 - 04:39:36 pm »
Sorry to see it Russ,

 I was hoping Carlisle 2007.    :grinyes:

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #128 on: September 26, 2010 - 05:08:01 pm »
Sorry to hear this Russ. I'm in a bit of a hold pattern myself. Hopefully that'll change soon.

Perhaps its time to see Tony?

Way too soon but a good idea :money: :money:
Russ
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #129 on: September 26, 2010 - 05:10:46 pm »
Sorry to see it Russ,

 I was hoping Carlisle 2007.    :grinyes:

I'll be there in my Challenger one of these years :2thumbs:
Russ
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #130 on: September 26, 2010 - 10:07:15 pm »
I'll be there in my Challenger one of these years :2thumbs:

  I'm right behind ya Russ....maybe '13 will be the lucky year.
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