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« Reply #1750 on: January 24, 2017, 10:30:59 AM »

Congrats on making the magazine!
A well deserved project for the story!
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« Reply #1751 on: January 24, 2017, 10:50:37 AM »

Somehow managed to miss this thread!!! Just spent a long while reading just about the whole thing....truly amazing. Trouble is I don't know whether to be inspired, as far as my own far more humble project is concerned, or depressed that I have to make do with far less in the way of skill (and equipment!) than you have and just get on with it!! lol
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« Reply #1752 on: January 24, 2017, 10:51:15 AM »

Congrats Steve!

 cheers   2thumbs
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« Reply #1753 on: January 24, 2017, 11:19:21 AM »

Congrats! You deserve it!
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« Reply #1754 on: January 24, 2017, 12:52:11 PM »

Congrats! Great job on the car.

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« Reply #1755 on: January 24, 2017, 01:50:43 PM »

perfect steeve

would you fine me one for me?
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« Reply #1756 on: January 24, 2017, 03:06:48 PM »

congratulations !! Great stuff  cheers cheers 2thumbs coolgleamA
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« Reply #1757 on: January 24, 2017, 07:04:48 PM »

Thanks once again for all the kind words and support. You guys have been great.  2thumbs
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« Reply #1758 on: January 24, 2017, 07:11:12 PM »

WOW Steve.. aneurism.... never. Was a great follow and some absolutely wonderful workmanship!!  yesnod 2thumbs
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« Reply #1759 on: January 24, 2017, 08:24:09 PM »

One of the things I love about your build Steve, is that you didn't take a rustfree example only to cut away most of the body. You took a so so example of each due to the other being wrecked and made a great result! Aneurism averted.
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« Reply #1760 on: January 25, 2017, 10:59:17 AM »

Beautiful car Steve I was a bit skeptical at first with the old and new thing but with the quality of the work  there was no way it could suck..... even for the purists and i think we all looked forward to its completion but given the quality of the build didnt wanna see it end either !

Maybe you should build a Plymouth next ? Ill be looking out for that Mopar magazine ,might even hang it up in the garage ..... Dave
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« Reply #1761 on: February 03, 2017, 08:02:22 AM »

 drool5 popcrn drool5 popcrn drool5 AWesum car an coverage,congrates Steve   2thumbs 2thumbs


   NEW CHALLENGE take the 68 unabody an build a copy of a on track DAYTONA race car ? ? ? mass roll cage with new skin hung on it?/   this mission will self destruct in 10 seconds,HA HA HA 

      looked at magazine cover several time before noticing the 4dr image below it. AWESUM car an was great reading an following the build,,THANKS for that...   lattter DJ way out west   2thumbs 2thumbs  cheers
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« Reply #1762 on: February 15, 2017, 02:13:05 PM »

A little late to the party, but I simply HAD to say congratulations!  cheers  Having a nice write-up in a magazine, at the end of this long road is the icing on the cake. Very cool!
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« Reply #1763 on: February 24, 2017, 02:08:03 AM »

A copy arrived to me too - allways takes some time to ship it to northern Europe but here it is and immediatly read the article.
There was something about how your car will be received among the quite nitpicky Daytona/Superbird crowd.
Where is the strict and cautious Aero crowd ?
Not here anyhow - I have only seen praises about your build !

And, well deserved praises they are !
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« Reply #1764 on: February 24, 2017, 03:38:53 AM »

Nice one!

If it looks like a Daytona, sounds like a Daytona, smells like a Daytona, ITS a DAYTONA, or is it?
Who really cares, you took four years to create your DREAM!!! pity

WELL DONE SIR-STEVE...some of us will never manage that ourselves. (Wingcar dreamers like me)

If Mother Mopar had any BALLS left, she would have built a TWO DOOR Charger for the 21st Century! RantExplode

Not leave it to a few Diehards to build there own Modern Mopar!!! 2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs
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« Reply #1765 on: February 24, 2017, 06:18:34 PM »

WOW Steve.. aneurism.... never. Was a great follow and some absolutely wonderful workmanship!!  yesnod 2thumbs

Thanks birdsandbees.

 
One of the things I love about your build Steve, is that you didn't take a rustfree example only to cut away most of the body. You took a so so example of each due to the other being wrecked and made a great result! Aneurism averted.

I would never harm an example of a sought after car of any kink Charger-Bodie. As a matter of fact if I had to do it all over I would just buy the sheet metal from AMD and not bother with an original car at all. I wish other Mopars had as much metal available as the second gen Charger. There would be a few others I would like to do this with.


Beautiful car Steve I was a bit skeptical at first with the old and new thing but with the quality of the work  there was no way it could suck..... even for the purists and i think we all looked forward to its completion but given the quality of the build didnt wanna see it end either !

Maybe you should build a Plymouth next ? Ill be looking out for that Mopar magazine ,might even hang it up in the garage ..... Dave

Good luck finding that issue or Mopar Muscle in a store or on line. Not only did I not get a comp copy of the magazine, I had a hell of a time finding it on news stands or in stores. I did manage to get a few copies but Mopar Muscle never replied to two inquiries about buying multiple copies from them directly. Not like I was asking them to send them free. Pretty disappointed about that aspect. Oh well. Life in the big city and all that.


drool5 popcrn drool5 popcrn drool5 AWesum car an coverage,congrates Steve   2thumbs 2thumbs


   NEW CHALLENGE take the 68 unabody an build a copy of a on track DAYTONA race car ? ? ? mass roll cage with new skin hung on it?/   this mission will self destruct in 10 seconds,HA HA HA 

      looked at magazine cover several time before noticing the 4dr image below it. AWESUM car an was great reading an following the build,,THANKS for that...   lattter DJ way out west   2thumbs 2thumbs  cheers

They are building a replica of Bobby Allison's wing car at Steve Levitt's shop in Morresvile N.C. so that is being done DJ. Yeah I really liked the mirror shot with the 06 and 69 together. I inquired about getting a high quality print of that and got no response.  Would be nice framed.


A little late to the party, but I simply HAD to say congratulations!  cheers  Having a nice write-up in a magazine, at the end of this long road is the icing on the cake. Very cool!

The response to the car build from the articles posted on the Hot Rod Network was overwhelming. I have heard nothing in response to the magazine. I guess what they say about print media being dead is true or the car has been over exposed. Thank you for the congratulations. It has been a very rewarding experience Charger_Fan.


A copy arrived to me too - allways takes some time to ship it to northern Europe but here it is and immediatly read the article.
There was something about how your car will be received among the quite nitpicky Daytona/Superbird crowd.
Where is the strict and cautious Aero crowd ?
Not here anyhow - I have only seen praises about your build !

And, well deserved praises they are !



I appreciate the praise Fin Day. The hardest thing for me to do was to keep the writer of the article from going overboard with things but that is what they do to sell copies of the magazine. You have to hype things up a bit. I have had surprisingly little blow back of the negative type. Very fortunate considering how ill tempered folks can be about just about anything these days.


Nice one!

If it looks like a Daytona, sounds like a Daytona, smells like a Daytona, ITS a DAYTONA, or is it?
Who really cares, you took four years to create your DREAM!!! pity

WELL DONE SIR-STEVE...some of us will never manage that ourselves. (Wingcar dreamers like me)

If Mother Mopar had any BALLS left, she would have built a TWO DOOR Charger for the 21st Century! RantExplode

Not leave it to a few Diehards to build there own Modern Mopar!!! 2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs


Thank you Jon. I understand the car we currently know as the modern Charger was developed with another name badge and Charger was applied at the last minute. The fact that the newer models got more styling cues from the original gen 2 just goes to show that Chrysler really had no idea it would be such a big deal to so many people. I think the Challenger's re introduction in 09 was an attempt to right that wrong. When you see a Challenger or a Modern Charger on the road they really stand out against a back drop of jelly bean cars so building them both was a big risk for a relatively small company. Just glad they did so I did not have to build my Daytona using a Crown Vic.  smilielol smilielol
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« Reply #1766 on: February 24, 2017, 07:50:44 PM »

I know it's still early and all, but whats next? where do you go from 68 charger welded to an 06 charger and dressed as a daytona? A 71 challenger welded to a totaled hellcat?  coolgleamA
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« Reply #1767 on: February 25, 2017, 07:08:35 AM »

I know it's still early and all, but whats next? where do you go from 68 charger welded to an 06 charger and dressed as a daytona? A 71 challenger welded to a totaled hellcat?  coolgleamA

Unfortunately my wallet and my dreams are a mismatch. I have things I would like to build but time and dollars do not permit. I had thought of building to sell but seeing that this type of conversion has been done about a dozen times in the last ten years and have been seen by the public I don't see a real market for it.  Over a lifetime I have been stuck with more than a few of my "great ideas". Just ask my wife.
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« Reply #1768 on: February 25, 2017, 07:29:00 PM »

Steve i did find the mopar mag.its going up in boys room above garage by some other bird pics. under my nose cone (wall art for now ) renovating now building a bar etc. but as soon as thats done itll make the mopar wall for sure ... nice build i hope you enjoy it!
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« Reply #1769 on: February 26, 2017, 01:35:42 PM »

Steve i did find the mopar mag.its going up in boys room above garage by some other bird pics. under my nose cone (wall art for now ) renovating now building a bar etc. but as soon as thats done itll make the mopar wall for sure ... nice build i hope you enjoy it!

I am honored dave14. Thank you and I already am. 2thumbs
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« Reply #1770 on: August 04, 2017, 08:58:39 AM »

Whats up?

Put a Demo in that thing already!
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« Reply #1771 on: August 04, 2017, 07:11:52 PM »

Whats up?

Put a Demo in that thing already!

I would need a hood bulge.......Oh yeah and a wallet bulge too.
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« Reply #1772 on: August 05, 2017, 02:04:44 PM »

How many miles do you have on it now, Steve?
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« Reply #1773 on: August 05, 2017, 06:07:38 PM »

How many miles do you have on it now, Steve?

I have put about 1,000 miles on it. Not much for being done for a year. I have been babying it and working out some issues. I had re do the door panels because I used the wrong glue but they look good now. Been working on the window seals getting the wind noise down. Had a pro work on the exhaust. The drone under power would make your ears pop. It is better now. One of the pipes was  bent from the donor car crash and was banging against the rear end. That is sorted. Tightened up some rattling components in the doors. I had the throttle body go out on the highway and replaced that.Scary. I still need to get the check engine light taken care of. Looks like the prior owner used regular gas and cooked the O 2 sensors in the catilytic converters. Had the air conditioning worked on. I still have to bring it to the dealer and get another key.  I thought something was wrong with the transmission as it would not shift out of first gear but it turns out I did not know it has a slap shift option and I must have hit the shifter sideways by accident. I have taken the car mainly to cruise in's as I really don't have the time to go to 2 or 3 day car shows right now so mostly local stuff where I can buzz in and stay a while and take off. I have gotten brave and taken it to breakfast on the weekends. Parking lots give me a lot of anxiety. Itching to start something new but time, money and other obligations are keeping that from happening anytime soon. Probably to much info but thanks for asking.


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« Reply #1774 on: August 06, 2017, 06:40:59 AM »

Obviously your hands have been touched by God!  Your skill and artistic view are second to none of those guys I've seen on TV.
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