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FC7 R/T SE
« on: November 12, 2006 - 10:42:52 pm »
Today my Challenger was picked up to begin it's rebuild :woohoo: It'll be nicely done as a driver - here are pics of the beginning. When we got to the shop the vinyl top was removed; i was relieved to see the shape of the metal underneath.  Also i took a shot of what the bottom of the vinyl revealed - a date and manufacturer :cooldancing:












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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006 - 10:47:04 pm »
Just curious? Are you going to have to pay 30k for the resto? Or is it a mild rebuild?

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006 - 10:48:03 pm »
Looks like a good project.  Good Luck.
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006 - 10:49:31 pm »
Detroit car until January '94 when i purchased it through an add in Hemmings.








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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006 - 10:51:36 pm »









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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006 - 10:54:25 pm »
Early enough of a scheduled build date (January 9, 1970) to possess no tape over the exterior attaching screws for the rear glass insert  :sly:
Good work takes time but as progress is made i'll post the pics :thumbsup: :picture: :cheers:









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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2006 - 11:06:52 pm »
Looks like a good project.  Good Luck.

Thanks jacksboys :cheers:

Just curious? Are you going to have to pay 30k for the resto? Or is it a mild rebuild?

Above average rebuild is how it's looking. I'll lay out all the costs/parts and suppliers used when she'll be closer to being finished. At this early stage i'd say definitely less than 30k :bricks1:
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2006 - 06:46:34 am »
Less rust under the vinyl top than I would have expected.  Looks like your car is quite a bit less rusted than the 6 pack car was.  I'm glad to see your car is now going to get the attention it needs.

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2006 - 07:14:39 am »
Thanks Neil, it seems the worst areas so far are the quarters and bottoms of fenders. Being from Michigan, i'll bet the car had it's fair share of "fenderbergs" each year. Once the bad metal is removed, the wheelhouses can be assessed but so far, so good :)
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2006 - 07:20:04 am »
Yeah, thankfully fenders and quarterpanels aren't hard to fix.  Maybe not cheap parts-wise, but they don't present a unique challenge to the bodyman.  I took a ton of pictures of the other challenger to make sure the buyer knew what they were getting into.  I have not heard from the buyer since he sent two guys to come get the car, so I assume he's satisfied. 

Anyway, you should end up with a really good and unusual car when yours is done.  Lemme know if you need any help or advice on the drivetrain setup, since it won't be dead stock...

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2006 - 09:09:46 am »
 :jumping: :jumping: :jumping: :jumping:  That's great Russ!!  I know it's been a long time coming!  So, this means you now have 0, zero, nada, zippo, zilch in the way of old mopars at your house??  I believe thats a first in all the time I've known you!  :faint: 
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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2006 - 09:17:43 am »
Looks great Rusty!!  Gonna be a sweet car!!  Looks to me like most of that will BUFF out!   :bigsmile:

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2006 - 09:21:30 am »
  :woo: About Time Russ, guess you made enough off the R/T to get a good start  :money:

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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2006 - 08:56:58 pm »
Glad to see your off to a good start. Hope you don't run into many unexpected items during the restoration like my 71 Challenger RT. It was a Saint Louis, MO. car it's whole life and had all kind of issues from the hard winters it got drove in.


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Re: FC7 R/T SE
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2006 - 05:23:27 am »
:jumping: :jumping: :jumping: :jumping:  That's great Russ!!  I know it's been a long time coming!  So, this means you now have 0, zero, nada, zippo, zilch in the way of old mopars at your house??  I believe thats a first in all the time I've known you!  :faint: 

Lol, that's a first in all the time i've known me too. This car's been on 'static display' in my backyard since May '96 - a month after buying my house. Kinda weird with the empty spot back there now but i've been encouraged to come to the shop to take all the pics i want - i'll make sure not to be in anyone's way though ::) :thumbsup:

Looks great Rusty!!  Gonna be a sweet car!!  Looks to me like most of that will BUFF out!   :bigsmile:

The folks working on her have found so little rust considering where this R/T SE was sold new that even though i purchased the car out of Madison Heights in '94, they believe not all of it's past was in the Detroit area. I'm not totally convinced of that though  :sly: So yeah, hard as it may be to believe, most of the original sheetmetal probably will buff out :cheers:

Glad to see your off to a good start. Hope you don't run into many unexpected items during the restoration like my 71 Challenger RT. It was a Saint Louis, MO. car it's whole life and had all kind of issues from the hard winters it got drove in.

The people doing the work have both a frame rack and a rotisserie on hand. I'm looking forward to when it's mouted so we can see exactly what we're dealing with  :)

I was at the shop yesterday to bring over the few sheetmetal pices i'd accumulated over the years. Well as we're talking in the office i'm hearing what sounds like uncapped headers every few seconds. Turns out they were turning over the engine to see what shape it's in - is there hope or will it be another boat anchor ::) But it actually ran a few seconds - first time in at least 12 years. I'm really beside myself so far :faint: :cooldancing: :bigsmile:

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