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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2008 - 04:09:17 pm »
welcome aboard. glad you found us. great bunch of folks here. but we are picture crazy so we need some more please  :crazy:




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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2008 - 08:57:14 pm »
Very Nice!!! :2thumbs:
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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2008 - 09:11:27 pm »
Do you have pics of the intereior or options that makes your car a wss.
Nice car !!! Im interested in seeing the different trim package.

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2008 - 12:45:45 am »
Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been replying - I just got back from a three-day business trip. It's late so I'm going to bed, but I promise to post some more pics soon!  ;D

As for the options that make it a WSS - it's actually an option code on the fender tag that identifies it as such (code A91). It basically has the same trim as an SE, except without the overhead console, small back window, or SE badges. It also had decals on the rear quarters that read "Western Sport Special". There's more info here: http://www.kellyscars.net/challenger/1970/wss.html
1970 Challenger Western Sport Special
(B7 blue,white top,blue int.,318/904 - for now)
1973 Duster
(B5 blue,black & white int.,340/727)
1966 Chevy C-10 short/fleetside
1965 VW Beetle
2006 Grand Caravan SXT (for the wife...)

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2008 - 03:39:35 pm »
OK, here are a couple more pics. These are from a year ago when I first received the car, so they don't reflect any of the work I've been doing. I'll take some updated ones soon, but in the meantime, these will have to hold you over.
Blue interior:

The rompin-stompin 318/2v:

(Yes, the engine is leaning to one side - this pic was taken before I replaced the motor mounts)

As you can see, it needs a lot of TLC, which I'm now giving to it. When I got it it had the original paint, vinyl top, complete interior, engine/trans, etc., so I guess you could call it a survivor...
1970 Challenger Western Sport Special
(B7 blue,white top,blue int.,318/904 - for now)
1973 Duster
(B5 blue,black & white int.,340/727)
1966 Chevy C-10 short/fleetside
1965 VW Beetle
2006 Grand Caravan SXT (for the wife...)

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2008 - 01:09:11 pm »
And here are a few more pics  :bananasmi:

At my folk's house, about a year before I got it. (I scored a replacement center cap for the Magnum wheels at the Mopars at the Strip show in Las Vegas earlier this year.):

Close up of the original WSS decal:

Unrestored door panel showing the "wood" trim:

Interior/dash during installation of new carpet, showing more "wood" and the rimblow wheel (with non original horn button  :-\ :

1970 Challenger Western Sport Special
(B7 blue,white top,blue int.,318/904 - for now)
1973 Duster
(B5 blue,black & white int.,340/727)
1966 Chevy C-10 short/fleetside
1965 VW Beetle
2006 Grand Caravan SXT (for the wife...)

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2008 - 05:26:21 pm »
Looks like it has alot going for it!! Very unique! :ylsuper:
1972 BS23 H code Cuda, B5 blue, 340 streched to 416 cu in, 727 w/ 8 3/4 rear, 7.23 in the 1/8 mile and 11.38@117mph in the 1/4 on drag radials   Under restoration! Coming soon... 440cuin R3 Indy SMALL BLOCK monster!!!!


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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS *More Pics Added 9/26/08*
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2008 - 11:52:46 pm »
Welcome to the site!  Looks like a cool car!  Enjoy and post all you want!   :wave:

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS *More Pics Added 9/26/08*
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2008 - 12:59:42 am »
Welcome to the site. Nice Challenger! Wish my e bodies where in that good of shape. Your Duster reminds me of the one used on the Dazed and Confused movie.
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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2008 - 08:40:56 am »
It does my heart good to see a Challenger with the flat hood and body side protective mouldings still intact.  :wave:

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS *More Pics Added 9/26/08*
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2009 - 07:56:52 pm »
Nice WSS! Ignore my question from BIG's bench seat thread. First one I've seen that was Blue/Blue with a bench.

I saw the infamous T/A WSS at a show near Buffalo years ago, but don't recall much about it.

Anywhoo, welcome to CC.C!


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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS *More Pics Added 9/26/08*
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2009 - 01:49:03 am »
Thank Steve! I don't know about her being "nice" just yet - I've still got a lot of work to do!  :working:

At least she came to me with the original paint & interior, so I know what I'm starting with. I replaced the carpet over the summer and re-dyed the door panels & rear side panels, and no rust or nasty surprises at all under there! The only rust on the whole car is an apple-sized hole in the trunk floor, but compared to some of the cars I see people resurrecting nowadays, I feel lucky!  ;D

1970 Challenger Western Sport Special
(B7 blue,white top,blue int.,318/904 - for now)
1973 Duster
(B5 blue,black & white int.,340/727)
1966 Chevy C-10 short/fleetside
1965 VW Beetle
2006 Grand Caravan SXT (for the wife...)

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS *More Pics Added 9/26/08*
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2009 - 02:05:55 pm »
Very Cool Challenger. Thanks for the pics, I've never seen that WSS decal before.

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS *More Pics Added 9/26/08*
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2009 - 03:24:41 am »
Hi ,nice WSS,Just seen your pics,i have a sublime wss with white interior bench seat also,good to see another on the forum,not alot left now as were made in limited nos,nice color combo and good to have kept in family,good to see a nice original example cheers Paul :nzflag: :wavingflag:
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1970 Challenger W.S.S
1965 Chev Impala SS
1969 Chev Camaro RS/SS
1972 Chev Corvette Roadster
1975 Pontiac Trans Am
1985 Chev Corvette

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Re: Newbie with a '70 Challenger WSS *More Pics Added 9/26/08*
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2009 - 12:51:25 am »
Hi ,nice WSS,Just seen your pics,i have a sublime wss with white interior bench seat also,good to see another on the forum,not alot left now as were made in limited nos,nice color combo and good to have kept in family,good to see a nice original example cheers Paul :nzflag: :wavingflag:

Thanks for the kind words. The production figures I've seen say around 3000 were made, so given the rate of attrition over the last 40 years there can't be very many left now. I know I had never heard of the WSS before seeing this car, and most (non-Challenger) people I've meet have no idea what it is. Before I got the car, others had tried to buy it to hot rod or build an R/T clone, but I like its uniqueness as it is, even if it is only a footnote to the more popular models. If I make any changes to this car they'll be well thought out mechanical or electrical improvements, will be subtle, and reversible.

Cheers! :cheers:
1970 Challenger Western Sport Special
(B7 blue,white top,blue int.,318/904 - for now)
1973 Duster
(B5 blue,black & white int.,340/727)
1966 Chevy C-10 short/fleetside
1965 VW Beetle
2006 Grand Caravan SXT (for the wife...)