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Offline v8440

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2006 - 05:34:22 am »
But it actually ran a few seconds - first time in at least 12 years.


Well, that means it wasn't frozen really solid, maybe not frozen at all.  Pretty much everything internal ought to be all right with a rebuild.  Hell, it's even POSSIBLE it would run ok without a rebuild.  I'd expect to go through the motor if I were you, but you may get really lucky.  Regardless, you have eliminated the possibility of the engine being a boat anchor-it wouldn't have run at all in that case.




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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2007 - 11:52:51 am »
  The rear bumper and valence have been removed as well as the gas tank and gas filler tube; some pieces of replacement sheetmetal ordered and received. The passenger side trunk opening where the weatherstripping goes has received some initial straightening as well. The plan is to work back to front, test fitting as progress is made  :thumbsup:
  Joey spent a few seconds with Meguiar's Mirror Glaze (3# i think) on a driver side spot of the tail panel to bring out some of the original FC7. This rear most bracket that holds the driver side of the back bumper to the body will need replacement... :working:









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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2007 - 04:41:00 pm »
Slight rust issues just below the windshield area... :working:









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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2007 - 05:00:01 pm »
Did you say "slight" rust? ;)
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2007 - 07:50:20 pm »
Thats slight, mine was completely gone there!   :roflsmiley:  I never had to repair a b-body cowl!
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2007 - 10:52:13 am »
Looking good, Russ. :2thumbs: :cheers:
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2007 - 10:45:02 pm »
To quote my dog "Ruff"
 Can`t waiit ot see it fixed up  :2thumbs:

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2007 - 01:36:57 pm »
Is that part for holding the headliner on the picture marked with red arrow supposed to be on all challengers or only in 70 rtse? I didn't have the headliner on my 73 when I got it so I have never seen all the parts under it so I'm thinking that am I missing that one? I have that lower headliner support panel though.
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2007 - 04:19:49 pm »
My '73 does not have the upper(red arrow) only the lower.
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2007 - 05:17:46 pm »
  It took me four hours to realize i was looking at a picture of my interior, Kapteen. Whoa, for a second there i felt like Ensign Chekhov :rofl: I can't say for sure as that's how i received the car back in early '94. Maybe one of our SE owning members could shed some light on this. Good question :thumbsup:

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2007 - 06:59:06 pm »
Looking good Russ. Keep us posted on its progress.  :thumbsup:
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2007 - 03:25:44 pm »
the SE cars use a totally different inner roof / headliner so the extra bracket is there  to support the fiber roof panel so only formal roof cars would have it

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2007 - 07:10:02 pm »
A diamond in the rough, looks like a good project :thumbsup:
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2007 - 06:08:54 pm »
  The dash, steering column, grille, headlights, and front splash pan are removed. I've been assured the dash harness only needs rewrapping and minor repairs where necessary but i'm jonesing for all brand new harnesses where available as well as sending the gauges off. I just can't feel comfortable using nearly forty year old wiring even though i have complete faith in the abilities of the folks who are doing the work. I keep seeing myself broke down in the middle of Montana on the way to Chryco :nono: :( :working: ;D Whaddaya's think?
  I took a shot of the SW fuel pressure gauge mounted in the firewall. Street racing on Woodward, anyone??  :clueless: My original headlight bezels are smashed flat along the sides like many but i have a nice set of used replacements that will be buffed clean. Then we'll use my originals as a guide for the blacked out areas. Actually the entire grille assembly save for the bezels is in pretty nice shape.










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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2007 - 06:10:12 pm »
 :bigsmile:





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