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« Reply #350 on: September 25, 2021, 08:47:25 PM »

Interior trim cleaned up and refinished.


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« Reply #351 on: September 26, 2021, 07:44:36 PM »

It's finally home.


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« Reply #352 on: September 27, 2021, 04:45:28 PM »

Finally got it out in the sun


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« Reply #353 on: September 27, 2021, 05:13:16 PM »

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« Reply #354 on: September 27, 2021, 06:47:00 PM »

Nice !!
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« Reply #355 on: September 29, 2021, 06:22:32 PM »

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« Reply #356 on: September 29, 2021, 07:58:57 PM »

Since only one hole on the package shelf is a speaker hole and the other is for the defogger, I wanted the screw heads for the second speaker to sit flush so I cobbled together a tool to dimple the flat sheetmetal.


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« Reply #357 on: September 29, 2021, 08:14:11 PM »

When I realized that my spare was almost 30 years old, it was time to buy a new one for the next 30 years. Found a dealer in Texas who had one of these left and got it for $60, including shipping.


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« Reply #358 on: September 29, 2021, 08:40:52 PM »

I got the inside of the trunk finished. I found some carpet underlay and cut a piece to fit the package shelf, glued it on, and installed the shelf. Now, I'm not sure the order of how it's supposed to be assembled. I have the interior quarter trim on top of the package shelf but I'm wondering if it should go under.


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« Reply #359 on: October 05, 2021, 02:59:59 PM »

Nice. Hope to see it at Carlisle next year.
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« Reply #360 on: October 06, 2021, 08:09:21 PM »

Today was tailpipe day/exhaust tip day.


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« Reply #361 on: October 07, 2021, 12:27:39 PM »

Best looking tips around.  2thumbs
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« Reply #362 on: October 11, 2021, 07:50:24 PM »

Finally got the carpet in. I hate doing carpet.


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« Reply #363 on: October 11, 2021, 08:12:17 PM »

Installing the plastic sheeting is almost as tedious as installing the carpet.


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« Reply #364 on: October 14, 2021, 08:12:44 PM »

The headliner has been folded up in the box for a couple of years. Now to try and relax out the creases.



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« Reply #365 on: October 14, 2021, 08:14:36 PM »

Dodge didn't insulate the rear inner wheel wells. I had some leftover material from the '55 Plymouth wagon project so I put it to use.


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« Reply #366 on: October 14, 2021, 08:15:54 PM »

I saw in the seat belt section of the service manual a mention of anti-rattle washers. I didn't have any such thing so I improvised.


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« Reply #367 on: October 22, 2021, 08:17:41 PM »

Finally on the alignment rack.

I really screwed up my headliner installation. So, now I'm waiting on one backordered at Year One. I guess I will go ahead and fit all the trim to make sure it's good while I wait for the headliner.


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« Reply #368 on: October 29, 2021, 11:02:58 AM »

Up in the air for transmission filter change. One of the three screws that hold the filter snapped so I'm waiting on delivery of some 10-24 by 2.25" to finish the job. Likely, I'll put a few miles on it, then do it again to make sure to get out any sludge loosened by this change.


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« Reply #369 on: November 04, 2021, 12:55:58 PM »

Yesterday, I took it to Freestate Auto Repair in Frederick, MD and had the tailpipes modified so that the tips fit properly in the valance and got the A/C charged. Good work, fairly priced.

Still waiting for a back ordered headliner to replace the one I messed up.



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« Reply #370 on: November 04, 2021, 07:34:27 PM »

New style emblem looks good on there
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« Reply #371 on: November 04, 2021, 08:19:39 PM »

I bought three of them but decided to keep it simple and just put the one on the trunk lid. I bought one fender star in silver that came on Neons and put that on the right fender. Plus the modern Dodge emblem on the headlight door is all the external badging it's getting.
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« Reply #372 on: November 10, 2021, 11:28:16 AM »

After an accident back in '89 that partially collapsed the quarter panel and the recent quarter panel replacement, I couldn't get the driver side rear window top adjusted out far enough. I finally pulled the adjuster out of the car and flipped the sliding part around and gained about an extra 1/4" of adjustment. Just what I needed to get the glass where it needed to be.


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« Reply #373 on: November 25, 2021, 03:22:28 PM »

When I put the grille together, I was missing a headlight door bushing. I finally found another one in my stash and decided to put it in today. It was so much easier when the bumper was off the car.


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« Reply #374 on: February 12, 2022, 08:53:30 AM »

Warmer temps meant it was time to pull the Charger out of hibernation and take another run at the headliner. First, I have to remove the remnants of the first failed attempt.


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