Can you supply me with pics of the engine and engine bay? I am looking to see what paint colors were used for various parts under the hood. My '73 has a 400 2bbl, the engine is a medium blue color (not Petty or Corporation Blue)..... Can I also see pics of the trunk and some of the grille?
My engine bay, restored as stock appearence. is 4bbls but 2bbls are the same look but with single snorkel air cleaner
I didn't found Chrysler blue, is ford blue ( impossible to buy and get air shipped cans and enamels ) but really looks the same
Grille... this is a SE kind. My car is rallye ( called R/T down here in Venezuela ) but on 74 Venezuela Chargers were SE grilles equipped with chromed edges and red insert to make differences from 73 down here. SEs weren't assemblied
More pics about my car in my signature link... is an amateur resto mostlky done by myself and is my first car
LOL how easy would it be to remove the SE window louvers and make them the Rallye Charger "boomerang" windows? I know it is a plug of some sort, but is it easy to do or should I just leave it be?
Is mostly easy if you find the donor parts car. The harder part is remove B pillar post and elongate the roof drip rail, same as make a Jam cut on door opening area to the glass be hidden when you are rolling down.. I would preffer retore that one unless is a piece of crap... you allways will have WP29 on VIN. Parts related Beside the body job mentioned:
- Regulators if you want a hardtop rolling down glass car ( WH23 ) . If not you can allways go for a Coupe option ( WL21 ) with fixed glass attached with a special bracket on to of inner quarter frame. If that's the case, then you will need also a donor parts car, but less parts needed.
- ALL channels and brackets related ( same, if you go for rolling down glasses ). If you go with coupe, of course you won't need.
- THE RIGHT GLASS ( coupe or hardtop ) glass and vertical molding.
- Inner Sail panel.
- Upper inner panel... with crank hole if is hardtop or without hole if is coupe or powered glass hardtop.
- sides headliners moldings.
- roofrail molding and weatherstrips.
- Of course, Boomerang molding.
- Outer quarter glass weatherstipp, and inners of interior panels are damaged or missed.
-quarter Jam seals
About vinyl top... of course moldings related if you go with canopy or full vinyl top ( halo )
That's all I can remember right now.
I will also need quarter panels, and a drivers side front fender, as well as a pass. side lower fender patch panel, and a nice trunk lid and the body will be ready to be sanded and primed for paint. It has some very slight surface rust on the top of the fenders and a scarce amount on the hood, can that be completely removed by sanding or does it need to be treated with a rust inhibitor?
Everything is valid depends of how bad it is. Rignt now there is no quarter panels available, at least good ones.
Mine is B5 Blue w/ a white top and B5 blue interior... but it won't be that way when I'm done. I kind of want to make the bumpers fit more flush w/ the body like the '71s, there is a light grey rubber like thick gasket/molding between the bumper & body... what do I have to do to remove it so the bumpers fit more flush? Or should I just get '71-'72 Bumpers? Will they bolt right up? Thanks for any advice & help guys!
on front bumper is enough removing and getting closer to body, and if is needed enlarging the brackets to frame rails holes to get it MORE closer.
On rear you will need 71/72 bumper brackets since they are not adjustable.
I would love to know conditions of your rubber bumper fillers since I like and mine even they are not A LOT badlly, I would like at least find a center front one better than mine.
NOTE: 73 and 74 differences are related with seatbelts ( 3 points double retractor on 74 front ones ), wiring is not interchangeable at least without modifications on Underdash and Engine harnesses for teh interlock seatbelt system. Trunk floor has a hump for vapor separators gas tank on 74, for a while 73 is flat. Gas tank is bolted on front on 73 and earliers and straps are hooked on front. 74 are reversed.