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Author Topic: Don's 69 Charger Rust Belt restoration  (Read 145682 times)
mopar4don
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« on: September 01, 2013, 07:34:55 PM »

I am in the process of restoring a 1969 Charger.
I have never done anything like this with a car or truck so it should be a blast!
Hey, what can I say, I need a project. And I think I'VE GOT A PROJECT!! scratchchin

Just so everyone knows, I started this resto last year (will be trying to get you caught up)
Any and all comments, suggestions are welcome


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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 07:37:04 PM »

Nice project  drool5
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 09:52:41 PM »

Looks a lot like my rustbelt '70!  Have fun, you have more work than you think in store for you!  cheers
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 12:05:40 AM »

I'm jealous!  I now have a shop but need to save for my own project.

Plans for this car?
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 06:08:18 AM »

 2thumbs  popcrn  whats the plan ? stock type rebuild  , color combo etc or ??
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 07:42:10 AM »

Looks like it was originally a Q5 turquoise car. Not a common color.  drool5  Did the car have a fender tag or a broadcast sheet to tell you what the options were?

Good luck and keep the pics of progress comin'.   yesnod
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 06:50:12 PM »

Plans for this car, I really like the classic stock look, with a little bit of restomod  thrown in!
It will be a 4 speed car, I have a 440, and a 383, so not sure which way I will go there.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 07:02:33 PM »

I decided to build a chassis jig or body jig.
I liked the idea of everything being tied down and being able to reference back to factory specs.
I know it can be done by putting the car on jack stands (or other methods) but for me, (a beginner) I thought this would be the best way for me to go.

So I built a body jig to hold the car securely during disassembly.
The jig was originally a 4x8 table that I picked up at the local scrap yard. It was cut in half horizontally then put end to end to give me 4x16
Its made from 2x2 tubing with wall. And has leveling screws at every leg.


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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 07:17:32 PM »

next I cut the quarters off to gain better access


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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 07:32:22 PM »

Wow, diving right in!  I will be watching your progress and definitely keep up the good work!

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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 08:29:06 PM »

Wow you all in thats for sure. Keep the pictures coming and remember tag and bag everthing. 2thumbs
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 10:02:40 PM »

Fast progress.   popcrn
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 05:07:08 AM »

yep good on ya , love these type of threads , really inspiring , well done  2thumbs
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 11:59:22 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2013, 06:55:06 PM »

the outer rockers are toast! icon_smile_blackeye


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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2013, 06:55:40 PM »

wow before i even have a chance to blink you already have it stripped and cut up NICE  2thumbs
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2013, 04:21:21 AM »

wow before i even have a chance to blink you already have it stripped and cut up NICE  2thumbs
This was done back in the early spring..... I am trying to get this thread "caught up"
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2013, 10:31:37 AM »

Trunk pan was shot! So out it came.


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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2013, 10:40:00 AM »

 hack hack hack  popcrn
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2013, 05:05:15 AM »

The outer rockers are toast! icon_smile_blackeye  From what I can tell the inner rockers don't look much better  icon_smile_blackeye icon_smile_blackeye



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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2013, 05:16:38 AM »

Looks like it was originally a Q5 turquoise car. Not a common color.  drool5  Did the car have a fender tag or a broadcast sheet to tell you what the options were?

Good luck and keep the pics of progress comin'.   yesnod


About this Q5 turquoise color, How rare of a color was this? Can someone tell me where I can get info about this? Or all of the stock colors used in 1969
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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2013, 07:48:44 AM »

Send a pm to Ghoste.  He has the info from the 69 Registry where this info is located. cheers
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2013, 03:52:59 PM »

Send a pm to Ghoste.  He has the info from the 69 Registry where this info is located. cheers

   yesnod iagree

heres the 69 color chips  yesnod


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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2013, 02:33:42 PM »

Looks like it was originally a Q5 turquoise car. Not a common color.  drool5  Did the car have a fender tag or a broadcast sheet to tell you what the options were?

Good luck and keep the pics of progress comin'.   yesnod


About this Q5 turquoise color, How rare of a color was this? Can someone tell me where I can get info about this? Or all of the stock colors used in 1969
Thanks


It was one of the more uncommon colors of the year. Also one of the coolest.
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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2013, 02:39:25 PM »

If I had a Q5 turquoise colored car, I would leave it.
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