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Body Shop / Re: Side to side hood movement
« Last post by Solarguy on Today at 04:48:27 AM »
"Those are some really nice gaps...pretty tight" Yep, and that is why it hits. These cars are "flexiflyers" and they came from the factory with gaps that averaged 5/16- 3/8" and there's a reason for that, as you're discovering. The unibody structure is :loose" enough that the addition of subframe connectors is common, in an attempt to tighten them up. At the end of the day, either the fender or the hood corner have to move OR the substructure becomes stiff enough to fight the wiggle; your call.  :cheers:

You are correct there for sure.  I'm thinking that since I rebuilt the suspension a couple years ago, any slop in movement there just got transferred elsewhere.  The hood always wiggled a little, just now wiggling a little more.  I'm going to put some rubber pads on the cowl where those 3 rear bumpers touch and see how that goes. 

Thanks everybody for the input.  I appreciate it
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Body Shop / Re: Side to side hood movement
« Last post by Solarguy on Today at 04:40:52 AM »
The only thing I can say is, I know the rear of the hood will come down if you raise the 'nose' of the hood hinge. As you know, this will mess up your panel alignment with the fenders. Maybe as a test, put some kind of rubber shim in there on top of the existing bumpers and go for a drive over some bumps?

Thanks,  That's exactly what I was thinking about trying
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The car hobby is not going away anytime soon, maybe someday they will ban gasoline powered vehicles and they`ll be stuck in museums but that won`t be for another 20-30-50 years. I see plenty of biulds going on from stock restos to big dollar Pro Tourers to low budget drives by all age groups. One thing I have noticed is many more newer cars at shows and cruise nights, I think either some have sold the old musclecars for a newer one or have both and just prefer to drive the new one more while the old ones sits in the garage.
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Your Restoration project (ROSEVILLE MOPARTS) / Re: 1970 FE5 'Cuda Build
« Last post by FE5CUDA on Today at 01:59:30 AM »
All your missing now is the vapor line clip, I got mine from Mike at BEA Parts.
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Cars For Sale or Wanted / Re: 70 Challenger 440/6 4 speed NM
« Last post by chris NOS on Today at 01:51:10 AM »
i can't understand this , 100 same pictures of the outside , no engine bay, interior , trunk ... :dunno:
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Would you guys do those of us who do not know the thousand details a favor and maybe point out more of the mistakes that are made.  I'm trying to learn these cars.  Challengers are so different than cuda's. 
  I participate over on FCBO, those guys pick apart Cbodies with precision and the amount of options and difference's are staggering.  I wish yal would do that with the ebodies.   I'm quite impressed with yals knowledge and I'm not poking fun. 
I truly enjoy all of @MasonDaniel7 's cars for sale posts as I get to read everyones opinions about the car. 

are the paint problems that were mentioned the fact that the bottom of the car is painted? over-restored?
Alan, I would like to know some of the thousand details.   I can only find but a few.   

This car has some really awesome options.  red on red with vo2 ew1 v9x is just a really cool combo.

Most of the details are not challenger specific.

Its just not the level of resto for a $70K 383 4spd car.

Black painted hood levers
Body painted hood spring
Ex manifold heat stove missing
Parts store pcv and non painted pcv and grommet

Black spray bombed:
Rear end drop out
Yolk and universal joint
Driveshaft
LCAs
Entire transmission
Shifter linkage
Brake drums
Spindles
Strut rods
Clutch dust cover


No black undercoating on car at all especially in wheel wells
Lacking blackout behind grill has some I think... should be more
No cowl blackout

Aftermarket tubular tie rod adjusters


Undercarriage factory tie down brackets painted over body color including bolts

4 terminal ballast resistor
 
Spark plug wire routed incorrectly
Spark plugs wire holders not painted
Non repro spark plug wires
No reproduction battery

Air cleaner missing hoses
Wires and hoses routed incorrectly in engine compartment
Wrong washer bottle cap



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General Topics / Re: Funny pictures, memes, video's
« Last post by Topcat on March 06, 2021, 11:29:46 PM »
Does this bring anyone to mind here?   CP?
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Would you guys do those of us who do not know the thousand details a favor and maybe point out more of the mistakes that are made.  I'm trying to learn these cars.  Challengers are so different than cuda's. 
  I participate over on FCBO, those guys pick apart Cbodies with precision and the amount of options and difference's are staggering.  I wish yal would do that with the ebodies.   I'm quite impressed with yals knowledge and I'm not poking fun. 
I truly enjoy all of @MasonDaniel7 's cars for sale posts as I get to read everyones opinions about the car. 

are the paint problems that were mentioned the fact that the bottom of the car is painted? over-restored?
Alan, I would like to know some of the thousand details.   I can only find but a few.   

This car has some really awesome options.  red on red with vo2 ew1 v9x is just a really cool combo. 
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Yeah it was pretty good
I took the satellite out
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Well I am a 27 year old who is tackling down a 70 Challenger SE model. It's been a dream of mine since I was younger to have me an ebody. I spent 7 yrs going to college,  graduated from grad school, and my father decided to provide me with a project car as a gift. I've been working on it for a year and a half now. I continue to put in a ton of hours in it before it becomes a back burner for if and when I get married and start having children. Once that happens, i know it would delay the hell out of the project, hence the reason I work on this car mostly daily. I want my dream to come true ASAP if able! Now I know it's not the major "want" in a 70 Challenger in regards to RT, matching numbers, yadda yadda, which is why I decided to make the car how I would like it. Keeping it with the original look (interior and exterior) of course to my liking, but have a modern drive to it. Now I grew up hating working on cars for my father in his body shop, which was minimal stuff; i could've cared less on learning how to do body work. But since this car has came into my life, i enjoy the hell out of restoring it so far. But, GEEZUS is this hobby expensive and laborious. Haha if it weren't for my father's body shop equipment, i would have NEVER entered this realm unless I bought one "ready." But by gosh I have learned so damn much about body work. I never knew how to weld until now. I've repaired and patched up all the rust that was present initially, hired body man to install the new parts on, and I took over from there trying to make it as perfect as I am able to make it.

I'm no where near done, but I've made some good progression so far. I have to give a HUGE thanks to this forum and everyone that has helped me through this journey so far.

P.S. my car came with a 71 grill for some reason. Still available for sale if anyone is interested.

And if anyone wants to donate parts, feel free to do so as well. Haha but seriously though. I'm tired of spending money on this thing. Haha
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