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« on: June 11, 2017, 10:35:14 PM »

I'm restoring a 70 440+6 track pack Vitamin C orange with burnt orange guts and a GATOR grain top 70 Road Runner for a friend (he used to own my charger and sold it to my dad in 1997 and I bought it from my dad in 2013) and in exchange he is giving me a 70 Challenger convertible. He has owned the car since the mid 80's. He drove it for a few years and then stripped it all down, had all the body work done, all the jambs were painted and it just needed final primer and then paint but it never happened. It got pushed off to the side and never got finished... and here it sits. That was 1987 (the year I was born ) it's 100% rust free. He was the 3rd owner and knows the entire history of the car. It's been all over the world as owner #1 and #2 were navy boys. Will be a fun project. Ill probably keep it mostly stock but with a big inch hemi, a stick and some suspension upgrades. And maybe a shaker hood. I guess I'll have a fleet of orange mopars with luggage racks



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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 10:37:26 PM »

He has all the parts to reassemble the car along with lots of NOS stuff he's collected over the years. He added the buldge hood and has a rallye dash to go with it. It will be a neat project. I've always wanted an E body convertible.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 05:37:35 AM »

That's sweet Kyle, congrats 
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 09:00:10 AM »

Hehe, time to get that new shop dirty.  Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 11:16:04 PM »

What a pair of fantastic showcases for your incredible skills Kyle! The E-body will look great parked in the stable by your Charger!
 
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 12:21:42 PM »

Congrats Kyle, nice score!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 09:33:17 AM »

    I always wanted a first gen Challenger.  Should be a great project.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 02:57:11 PM »

AWESOME!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 11:15:15 PM »

I bought a ' 70 Challenger when I was 18. At the time, I also owned a '69 Charger. My Dad rode me hard about being car poor.I eventually got rid of the 69 Charger,opting for the Challenger. I restored the Challenger during the 80's, eventually finishing about 1987. It was a pretty hot car. 440, Torker, 850 double pumper
4.56 rear. With Slicks, it would pull the wheels a good foot foot anyways.I think I remember my best time in the 12's
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 11:28:38 PM »

My Dad rode me hard about being car poor.
In 1977, I was told by the old man that I wanted to buy the Charger from and by my Dad when he saw the Charger, they both said the same thing, "Boy, that car will kill you." Well it didn't ...yet.
  Dealer D. that should be a fun ride. What, 1987, I feel old now.
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 07:50:18 AM »

Friend had a 70 R/T SE 440 6-Pac 4spd car in the mid Eighties.. Man that car was a Monster!!

I have kept my car, even if it wasn't running. Pop's was, and is giving me a hard time about my car... It cost me next to nothing to keep it and it only goes up in value... Mean while he goes out and buys a Driver Jaguar E-Type, talk about a money ho..
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 07:11:16 PM »

Actually I should correct the pulling the wheels a foot at launch statement. It would pull 1 wheel a foot. I didn't have frame connectors, so the car would twist and only pull the other wheel about 4", and just for a second. I used to break motor mounts until I put a torque strap on the engine. I loved that car and wish I never sold it. I got $10k for it in 1990. Good on you Kyle. I suppose your probably not going to use the 318?
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 08:39:46 PM »

My Dad rode me hard about being car poor.
In 1977, I was told by the old man that I wanted to buy the Charger from and by my Dad when he saw the Charger, they both said the same thing, "Boy, that car will kill you." Well it didn't ...yet.
  Dealer D. that should be a fun ride. What, 1987, I feel old now.

So I shouldn't mention I was born in November of 1987

Actually I should correct the pulling the wheels a foot at launch statement. It would pull 1 wheel a foot. I didn't have frame connectors, so the car would twist and only pull the other wheel about 4", and just for a second. I used to break motor mounts until I put a torque strap on the engine. I loved that car and wish I never sold it. I got $10k for it in 1990. Good on you Kyle. I suppose your probably not going to use the 318?

More than likely will be a big inch hemi. I have a Washington state personalized plate that is    "70 HEMI" so I have to have a 70 Mopar with a hemi in it at some point! It's currently registered on my dads 97 dodge truck just to save it
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 07:07:42 AM »

Pictures of the Road Runner and a build thread..
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 12:48:41 PM »

My Dad rode me hard about being car poor.
In 1977, I was told by the old man that I wanted to buy the Charger from and by my Dad when he saw the Charger, they both said the same thing, "Boy, that car will kill you." Well it didn't ...yet.
  Dealer D. that should be a fun ride. What, 1987, I feel old now.

So I shouldn't mention I was born in November of 1987

Actually I should correct the pulling the wheels a foot at launch statement. It would pull 1 wheel a foot. I didn't have frame connectors, so the car would twist and only pull the other wheel about 4", and just for a second. I used to break motor mounts until I put a torque strap on the engine. I loved that car and wish I never sold it. I got $10k for it in 1990. Good on you Kyle. I suppose your probably not going to use the 318?

More than likely will be a big inch hemi. I have a Washington state personalized plate that is    "70 HEMI" so I have to have a 70 Mopar with a hemi in it at some point! It's currently registered on my dads 97 dodge truck just to save it






 I'm sure that car will have an unbelievable second life thanks to you, to bad that's a Washington State plate and not NY I know someone that might be able to use it!


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