1970 Challenger Convertible is it DEAD or ALIVE?

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #617 by fast eddie
fast eddie created the topic: 1970 Challenger Convertible is it DEAD or ALIVE?
1970 Challenger Convertible is it DEAD or ALIVE?

Buying a project car sight unseen has it's pros and cons. Especially from your own website. The original listing:

www.edsswapmeet.com/garage/detail/44/chr...llc/dodge/Challenger
The Deal:
  • Well It was garage kept for the past 9 years!
  • 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 Pro's:
  • The car is off the market and mine
  • I think that's about it...
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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....
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Cheers...
Fast Eddie
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3 years 5 months ago #618 by fast eddie
fast eddie replied the topic: Getting a better Idea of the condition
Getting it out in the sunlight didn't do much to help the prognosis. Lots of cancer...
















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Fast Eddie

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #619 by fast eddie
fast eddie replied the topic: Decision Time - is it DEAD or ALIVE?
Well it's pretty messed up but it HAS to get back on the road. Stay tuned as we build this car online with video, pix and write ups in our blog.
We've got loads of great sponsors to help us build a Pro-Touring 1970 Challenger Convertible
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So out with the old and in with the new!





That's what is left of the replacement floor pans laying on the floor after having been surgically removed.


Replacement dog house


Replacement dog house with rust removed and a new paint job!











Cheers...
Fast Eddie
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3 years 3 months ago - 3 years 3 months ago #1007 by fast eddie
fast eddie replied the topic: 1970 Challenger Convertible - New metal going in

Cheers...
Fast Eddie
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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #1009 by fast eddie
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...





Cheers Fast Eddie

Cheers...
Fast Eddie
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