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Offline Challenger III

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Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« on: March 03, 2010 - 08:12:29 pm »
Hi folks. I've been following quite a few of your projects here, so I thought I'd start one of my own. I have quite a bit of tear- down and some repairs done already, but I think I'll start from the Start. Wish me luck!
Here's when I bought it:

Here's at the beginning of teardown:

Here's what it looks like today:

I've done quite a few rust patches / repairs in the process, will post them here later.
Mike.
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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010 - 08:19:39 pm »
That looks like one Challenging project.  Good luck and keep us informed of your progress. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010 - 12:11:29 pm »
Working on the right side. rebuilt the rear of the inner rocker, front lower wheelhouse and fender lip. Didn't have anything to go by, so I shot from the hip. This entire area was gone from rust.



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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010 - 01:10:20 pm »
Nice looking work. My Challenger came with that same hood restraining device!!! And here I thought it was rare!  :bigsmile:
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010 - 01:36:24 pm »
nice work on the rocker repair  :2thumbs:    serious project you`ve got there....  :jumping:   keep going, in the end there`s just sweetness to harvest  :burnout: :bigshades:
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010 - 01:42:33 pm »
Nice looking work. My Challenger came with that same hood restraining device!!! And here I thought it was rare!  :bigsmile:
Thanks.. Yep, we are the fortunate ones to have the "antique european sportcar hood tie downs" option.  :clapping: Started working on this mess last night. Whoever removed the roof skin used a cutoff wheel and a crow bar. That, with the rust outs, is another area I have to guess what it needs to look like when it's finished.


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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010 - 01:54:17 pm »
Try to copy/paist the "img" link instead of the "http" one you've been using on your photobucket pics.

Good luck with the car. :thumbsup:   

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010 - 03:10:12 pm »
nice work on the rocker repair  :2thumbs:    serious project you`ve got there....  :jumping:   keep going, in the end there`s just sweetness to harvest  :burnout: :bigshades:
Thanks, Dutch. I hope to end up with something nice when it's done. Having lots of fun getting it there!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010 - 11:31:44 am »
I think I got the rear half of the right side window frame done last night :dunno:. the drip rail seems to fit o.k.


Heading into the weekend... I plan on getting alot done. I have the same stuff to do to the other side of the car.
Mike
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010 - 10:34:44 pm »
Looks like a great project.  What engine/trans?  Was that a dana rear axle, or... keep us posted.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010 - 12:42:11 pm »
Looks like a great project.  What engine/trans?  Was that a dana rear axle, or... keep us posted.
The car was a 318 / 904 with 7.25 rear. It was also originally an S.E. Have a 410 Dana 60 Power Lok on the floor next to the car. Going the 426 fuel inj. and 6 speed route. Also changing the suspension front and rear .... once I have a body to work with, that is! Honestly cant wait to get into the mechanical part of the project. I'm not a body man.
Got more repairs done over the weekend. Fixed the structure over the right side windows and made a quarter window pivot channel.


Learned a valuable lesson.... Wire wheel everything clean in the area you are working! Did some patch work, and when I thought I was finished, wire wheeled the surrounding area and found more holes. Won't do that again! :swear:
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2010 - 11:36:46 am »
More progress. Rebuilt the back of the rear wheelhouses and the back 1/3rd of the package tray. Starting to get the hang of this! :crazy:
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2010 - 01:19:48 pm »
 :bigshades: :2thumbs:
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2010 - 01:47:48 pm »
Looks like the wire wheel and welder are you best friends for the next couple months. Good start!
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2010 - 04:50:23 pm »
Thanks again for the encouragement!
Looks like the wire wheel and welder are you best friends for the next couple months. Good start!
When I fall asleep at night I can still see my grinder and my mig gun!
Mike    Yakima, Washington

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