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Author Topic: Saw a 1970 Bronze Charger CONVERTIBLE today. Guy said took 7 months to build  (Read 535 times)
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« on: August 02, 2020, 10:23:31 AM »

Just finished, guy brought to cars and coffee. I have pics, but this site is awful to post. Will try though... Anyone else see this car in the Dulles VA area?  Twocents
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 11:18:11 AM »

Would like to see Pics. Yes, this site is a pain in the ass to add pics too it unfortunetly brickwall brickwall brickwall brickwall
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 12:02:14 PM »

Usually these vert customs are based on a Coronet vert.  body.   Twocents

Still a lot of work.   2thumbs
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Black Betty:  1969 Charger R/T - X9 440 six pack, TKO600 5 speed, 3.73 Dana 60.
Project Sinnamon:  1969 Charger R/T - T5 440, 727, 4.30 8 3/4 high school sweetheart.
Fiddynein:  1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 12:48:58 PM »

I built mine from a Satellite vert back in 1981!  WINGNUT


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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 01:21:23 PM »

Usually these vert customs are based on a Coronet vert.  body.   Twocents

Still a lot of work.   2thumbs

The Satellite body works better. I have built them from both.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 11:15:20 PM »

.....Yes, this site is a pain in the ass to add pics too it unfortunetly brickwall brickwall brickwall brickwall

One of the easiest things to do here on DC.com is post pictures. I must be a rare breed. Now keep in mind this is from my desktop and not a phone.

 cheers
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 04:19:11 AM »

I built mine from a Satellite vert back in 1981!  WINGNUT


Did you use the Satellite ownership or Charger ownership ?
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 05:56:28 AM »

.....Yes, this site is a pain in the ass to add pics too it unfortunetly brickwall brickwall brickwall brickwall

One of the easiest things to do here on DC.com is post pictures. I must be a rare breed. Now keep in mind this is from my desktop and not a phone.

 cheers
Not if you want to post the same picture again another time. The software is strange in that it won't let you do so without changing the name of the file. No other site that I have been on requires that. At the very least, they increased the size of the file you can link up from 200 to 400.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 06:17:20 AM »

7 months? A lot of work for that amount of time. Did he have a team on it full time?
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 03:55:28 PM »

Usually these vert customs are based on a Coronet vert.  body.   Twocents

Still a lot of work.   2thumbs

The Satellite body works better. I have built them from both.

I've seen it.   Much respect!  2thumbs
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 04:37:19 PM »

Usually these vert customs are based on a Coronet vert.  body.   Twocents

Still a lot of work.   2thumbs

The Satellite body works better. I have built them from both.
     
 The plymouth is shorter than the dodge, how does that work out better ?
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 07:28:12 PM »

The difference is in the spring hanger.
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2020, 07:37:59 PM »

The difference is in the spring hanger.

Thanks,, the E body rear floor pans are shorter on the Plymouth Cuda, was not sure how they shortened the wheel base on the B bodies.
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« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 02:38:50 PM »

Pics or it didnt happen!!! Wink
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« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 03:43:10 PM »

I would rather not see a butchered up Charger.  It ruins the look. 
There was a idiot here some time ago who thought building a 4 door Cuda would be the monalisa. smilielol smilielol
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« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 04:43:24 PM »

I would rather not see a butchered up Charger.  It ruins the look. 
There was a idiot here some time ago who thought building a 4 door Cuda would be the monalisa. smilielol smilielol
Don't speak ill of the dead.
He was a true craftsman. I didn't like the look of the car but I respected the work that went into it.
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« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 06:52:33 PM »

Kerndog, What do you mean dead ?  He died ??
Update.. His name was dave walden owner of ecs automotive concepts. Died at 58.  That sucks, way too soon.
My apologizes.
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« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 07:17:23 PM »

Yeah, Dave and I shared a common trait. Alpha personality with a quick temper. His skill level far exceeded mine but we both were the type that didn't run from a fight.
He was strong, able and confident. He was a proud man and a gracious one. I have PMs from him where he thanked me repeatedly for defending him against the critics. It really pissed me off to see people bash him when many of those that did had shitty cars and zero talent to make them any better.
Yeah, he spent a bunch of money to make an ugly car. He knew that the factory went with the 2 door for a reason. His mission was to recreate a car that might have been and if you have seen the car, you'd agree that the workmanship is top notch. His company is still going, producing factory correct decals, glass, carpet and other high quality restoration parts.
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« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 08:27:47 PM »

Any idea of what took his life ?
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« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 09:36:56 PM »

Brain Cancer.
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« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 10:19:08 PM »

Yeah, Dave and I shared a common trait. Alpha personality with a quick temper. His skill level far exceeded mine but we both were the type that didn't run from a fight.
He was strong, able and confident. He was a proud man and a gracious one. I have PMs from him where he thanked me repeatedly for defending him against the critics. It really pissed me off to see people bash him when many of those that did had shitty cars and zero talent to make them any better.
Yeah, he spent a bunch of money to make an ugly car. He knew that the factory went with the 2 door for a reason. His mission was to recreate a car that might have been and if you have seen the car, you'd agree that the workmanship is top notch. His company is still going, producing factory correct decals, glass, carpet and other high quality restoration parts.


 I agree Dave was a great guy, was sad to hear  he died.
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