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    Re: David's 74 Dodge Challenger Restoration
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    Sweet project. Looks like you have your work cut out for you!

    I know a guy in Idaho who is a MOPAR fanatic and he may be able to answer some questions for you if have any. He probably has parts for your car also. I know he owns a lot of the classic mopar stuff.
    He goes by MOPAR Dan.

    Hit me up if you want his contact info.
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    That's an ouch and a half. I take it that it was originally a vinyl top? I had some rust in my bird's upper roof structure, but nothing near that! You may want to do a full tear down (driveline, all suspension, doors hood fenders) and set the bare uni-body up -- measure it all out then brace the door openings and across the interior before removing and welding that much inner structure back in. It doesn't take much to lose a door or window opening dimension. Even what's been removed so far with the weight still on it may be enough to cause things to shift.
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    Thanks everyone. Yeah I'm a bit worried about things shifting as well, which is why I haven't taken the rear quarters off yet. I really should jack it up and level it off before I proceed any further. I'd love to do a complete teardown, but I need to keep this within a budget, so some things will be done "just good enough" if you know what I mean. Engine and driveline will be a project for next year. I want to get the body finished up first.

    Yes Xbird, it did originally have a vinyl top.

    Send me that guys contact info Lug-nuts... never know if I'll need some help.

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    PM sent
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    More progress:

    "College fund?? HAHAHAHA!"












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    It turns out that restoring a muscle car is much harder than building buggies

    Removing the gas tank with my little helper.


    Rotten rocker panel that needs to be removed.


    It took me 4 hours to make this patch


    Removed a section of the rotten floor.


    What I feared the most... holes in the frame rails


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    It's getting serious now!


    Exhaust - gone.


    Rear drivetrain - gone!






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    I'm not the safety police but she should have eye protection on. I've been under lots of Rusty hot rods , the stuff that falls in your eyes is nasty!

    You definately have a project ahead of you.
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Thanks for the concern. It was just a staged photo, but you're probably right about the glasses.
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    Oh Man! The first photos when you got it did not look too bad. Now we see that there is way more rust repair needed. Hope you don't lose motivation from all the sheet metal work you will do before the real fun happens. Keep it up!
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