It absolutely had lots of new sheet metal as advertised
The interior and small parts seemed to be accounted for
Who needs a suspension and drive train anyway?
The Whirly Jig it was mated to was complete and like new
The car is off the market and mine
I think that's about it...
[/ul] The Con's:
When negotiating the deal I planned for the worst and that's what we ended up with
Good metal welded to rusted was prolific
E-body convertibles are notorious for not having readily available and affordable sources for parts
Due to incorrect bracing the car was shaped like a banana
The first evaluation of the car begged the answer to "Is this car a Dead issue or is there enough Life still in it that the effort and dollars be put forward to bring it back to a life on the road." as a Frankenstein of the Mopar Classic car world?
What I should have done BEFORE we closed the deal - Run like hell....
fast eddie replied the topic: Challenging Challenger-Headed to Carlilse Chrysler
2016 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals - Debut of our Challenging Challenger project car. Hundreds of guests stopped by to comment and take notes about how this car is going back together. Our sponsored restoration shop Ace Automotive had gotten the the car square again and the sheet metal from our sponsor AMD fit fantastic. loads of experienced E-body folks were nice enough to hang around and offer us some do's and don'ts advice acquired during their experiences restoring their e-body project cars.
What a wonderful way to meet great folks with a common passion.
Our Frankenstein Challenger has a front clip donated by a 1971 Road Runner. I wonder what the horn will sound like when its hooked up...