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Author Topic: POSTING PICS AND UPDATES THE RESTORATION AS IT UNFOLDS ON MY 69 DAYTONA CLONE  (Read 20083 times)
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« Reply #350 on: July 01, 2018, 10:45:05 PM »

I will email them its not the end of the world but they should know
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« Reply #351 on: July 01, 2018, 11:23:36 PM »

Also Sean is keeping the templates for the z brackets and trunk to make metal z brackets and a Daytona trunk if anyone is interested.  scratchchin They are copies of the originals  He's one the the honest guys I have ever met.


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« Reply #352 on: July 02, 2018, 06:19:38 AM »

z brackets need the turn signal holes cut out, before you can no longer get to them to do so



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« Reply #353 on: July 02, 2018, 07:04:47 AM »

Yes Sean will cut them them out.  The z brackets are in there for the fitting and placement.
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« Reply #354 on: July 02, 2018, 07:21:02 AM »

The rear portion of your Z bar where the latch tray bolts to is slightly parallel to the bottom edge, not as angled as in your pic, your latch tray will not fit properly, if at all?


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« Reply #355 on: July 02, 2018, 05:22:11 PM »

I will tell Sean thanks for the info
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« Reply #356 on: July 02, 2018, 05:34:00 PM »

Yes Sean will cut them them out.  The z brackets are in there for the fitting and placement.

The z brackets I have made are not finished as of yet.  I am still mocking up the new fiberglass nose cone for fitment and will do all finishing touches prior to final body work and primer.
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« Reply #357 on: July 02, 2018, 05:35:52 PM »

The rear portion of your Z bar where the latch tray bolts to is parallel to the bottom edge, not angled as in your pic, your latch tray will not fit properly, if at all?


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I have access to two original Daytonas and have taken all measurements from them as to ensure yhist everything I am doing is 100% correct.  But thanks for the info.
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« Reply #358 on: July 02, 2018, 05:42:57 PM »

I went back a few pages and did not see these
They are brackets that bolt to the Charger bumper bolt holes in the car frame and come straight forward and the bottom of the Z bracket bolts to them

These are the ones that came with my parts ( back of metal parts in picture U channel shaped but have a step in them as the car frame has a step in the same location )


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« Reply #359 on: July 02, 2018, 05:48:57 PM »

I went back a few pages and did not see these
They are brackets that bolt to the Charger bumper bolt holes in the car frame and come straight forward and the bottom of the Z bracket bolts to them

These are the ones that came with my parts ( back of metal parts in picture U channel shaped but have a step in them as the car frame has a step in the same location )

This I know as well and have fabricated a set already and are bolted to the original bumper bracket location on the frame rail and the bottom of the z brackets.  Once again thanks for the info.
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« Reply #360 on: July 12, 2018, 08:47:18 AM »

More work on the nose cone, Sean has re-enforced the nose cone inside, and expanded the fiberglass on the outside to look and fit properly.  Also the hood pin holes where in the wrong spot and have been welded shut.


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« Reply #361 on: July 12, 2018, 09:37:33 AM »

Nose looks good now. But there is no excuse in supplying it as it was really. I was not really fit for purpose and you should not have to do what I would call fairly extensive reworking just to get it to fit the car it was designed for. You would expect to have to enlarge holes and finish edges etc.....but reshaping?Huh Typical aftermarket I'm afraid. Love following this thread and its nice to see her getting there.
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« Reply #362 on: July 12, 2018, 09:51:01 AM »

Nose looks good now. But there is no excuse in supplying it as it was really. I was not really fit for purpose and you should not have to do what I would call fairly extensive reworking just to get it to fit the car it was designed for. You would expect to have to enlarge holes and finish edges etc.....but reshaping?Huh Typical aftermarket I'm afraid. Love following this thread and its nice to see her getting there.

Unfortunately this is the case with some aftermarket parts and especially fiberglass.  I do agree that it should have had a better first right out of the box but that was not the case with this one.  I however do intend on sending pics to the supplier and see what they have to say.
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« Reply #363 on: July 12, 2018, 12:14:15 PM »

Nose looks good now. But there is no excuse in supplying it as it was really. I was not really fit for purpose and you should not have to do what I would call fairly extensive reworking just to get it to fit the car it was designed for. You would expect to have to enlarge holes and finish edges etc.....but reshaping?Huh Typical aftermarket I'm afraid. Love following this thread and its nice to see her getting there.

Unfortunately this is the case with some aftermarket parts and especially fiberglass.  I do agree that it should have had a better first right out of the box but that was not the case with this one.  I however do intend on sending pics to the supplier and see what they have to say.



They won't care, they've been making this nose for about 10 yrs+, if they haven't changed it by now, they won't in the future, that's why I warned you guys earlier in the thread about using the Stinger nose, along with the other issues it will/could develop after install/aging...

FYI when you drill the hood pin bezels the Daytona screw orientation is a "+" configuration on the hood, not an "X"
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« Reply #364 on: July 12, 2018, 01:23:30 PM »

Nose looks good now. But there is no excuse in supplying it as it was really. I was not really fit for purpose and you should not have to do what I would call fairly extensive reworking just to get it to fit the car it was designed for. You would expect to have to enlarge holes and finish edges etc.....but reshaping?Huh Typical aftermarket I'm afraid. Love following this thread and its nice to see her getting there.

Unfortunately this is the case with some aftermarket parts and especially fiberglass.  I do agree that it should have had a better first right out of the box but that was not the case with this one.  I however do intend on sending pics to the supplier and see what they have to say.



They won't care, they've been making this nose for about 10 yrs+, if they haven't changed it by now, they won't in the future, that's why I warned you guys earlier in the thread about using the Stinger nose, along with the other issues it will/could develop after install/aging...

FYI when you drill the hood pin bezels the Daytona screw orientation is a "+" configuration on the hood, not an "X"

If they have enough people saying something to them about it then there is always a possibility that they might.  In the long run it was a better choice than having to spend a countless hours trying to revamp the cobbled up metal one that was on it originally.

As for the hood pins and there stainless grommets I fo have pics but thanks for the info.
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« Reply #365 on: July 15, 2018, 07:24:42 PM »

I dunno why stinger has that horizontal flange around the headlight openings. It ain't factory. Here's the nosecone molds I use molded straight from a Real Daytona...no horizontal flanges., and ya I'm in Canada.


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« Reply #366 on: July 15, 2018, 07:27:13 PM »

I dunno why stinger has that horizontal flange around the headlight openings. It ain't factory. Here's the nosecone molds I use molded straight from a Real Daytona...no horizontal flanges., and ya I'm in Canada.




Judging where the two moulds are put together is exactly where the seams are one the stinger nose cone. 
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« Reply #367 on: July 16, 2018, 12:49:27 AM »

Exactly? whats the measurement across your nosecone top corner to top corner prior to the additional 'glass. I'll measure my mold for comparison.
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« Reply #368 on: July 16, 2018, 06:39:42 AM »

Exactly? whats the measurement across your nosecone top corner to top corner prior to the additional 'glass. I'll measure my mold for comparison.

It will be different now as I have already started reshaping the stinger nose cone.
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« Reply #369 on: July 16, 2018, 07:07:21 AM »

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« Reply #370 on: July 16, 2018, 07:42:49 AM »

I dunno why stinger has that horizontal flange around the >>>>>>headlight openings.<<<<<< It ain't factory.











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« Reply #371 on: July 16, 2018, 08:43:32 PM »

prepare the garage for the Daytona


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« Reply #372 on: July 21, 2018, 02:56:37 PM »

More pics of car all the body metal works is done.


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« Reply #373 on: July 21, 2018, 09:17:22 PM »

more and garage almost done


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« Reply #374 on: July 28, 2018, 01:39:39 AM »

More pics.


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