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Author Topic: HEMI68CHARGER Press Release #614 426 HEMI Charger 500 Restoration  (Read 23983 times)
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« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2019, 11:35:26 AM »

So share the drip rail tip please, I've used the old style can opens in the past with success?
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« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2019, 11:49:45 AM »

So share the drip rail tip please, I've used the old style can opens in the past with success?

I will tonight when I get home.. But, basically a nice square piece of wood to place against the lower lip of the molding, 3 to 4" in width and a small hammer... You want to push the lip up from the bottom.. Don't use the can opener..... I'll take a picture and post it here...
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« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2019, 12:32:28 PM »

Update for you Mark.. Tada !!!

Pretty much done with the disassembly of the ole girl. Have to wait about 2.5 weeks for the blaster I am going to try. Gent says he has a system of stripping the car to include the very resistant factory sound deadening undercoating. I will take him one of my extra fenders that has the same undercoating and see how that goes before I take the complete car there. I want to reduce the chances of something happening to the car during multiple transportation. While I am waiting I will start taking out the whiff-wham attempt to repair the rusty trunk floor back in the 80's and all the window clips.. Thanks to my buddy Julius for enlightening me on another technique for removing the drip rail molding, had one side off in two minutes and the other side in 30 seconds, perfectly..

Bottle opener?
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« Reply #78 on: July 24, 2019, 01:10:10 PM »

Bottle opener should have been my term not can opener, basically the rounded end not the pointed end but I have seen damage when not done carefully, I like what Troy is saying and sounds like he'll elaborate more this evening.
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« Reply #79 on: July 24, 2019, 02:14:23 PM »

Is this the salvage yard picture?


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« Reply #80 on: July 24, 2019, 06:55:08 PM »

Those back wheel studs look long .Was it raced
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« Reply #81 on: July 24, 2019, 07:23:58 PM »

Is this the salvage yard picture?

Not the same car
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« Reply #82 on: July 24, 2019, 08:22:07 PM »

Is this the salvage yard picture?

Looks to be the one that was in the West Coast of I am not.mistaken.. Looks to be California based on the ground cover, terrain and the apparent rust free condition of the car..
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« Reply #83 on: July 25, 2019, 03:06:48 AM »

I found this picture and I thought of Troy's 500.
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« Reply #84 on: July 25, 2019, 04:08:14 AM »

It also appears to have a tan seat hanging out the window, or maybe it's aged white. I remember bone yards back in the day but dang that car sure don't look like it belong in one. drool5
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« Reply #85 on: July 25, 2019, 09:38:18 AM »

It also appears to have a tan seat hanging out the window, or maybe it's aged white. I remember bone yards back in the day but dang that car sure don't look like it belong in one. drool5

  Dealing with salvage yards in the early 70S I have seen quite a few stripped out bodies that were scrapped out sad as it is..
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« Reply #86 on: July 25, 2019, 10:03:41 AM »

Is this the salvage yard picture?

Looks identical, I will give ya that...… both apparently in current V2 paint... Would be interesting to know if it was this car.. This is one of the 2 PR C500's that went to California. Most had the Monoco 15" wheel covers, but this one had the steelies…….

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« Reply #87 on: July 26, 2019, 02:29:48 PM »

Here is documentation when the previous owner to me bought the 500 in the early 80's... $200 !!!!!

A place called Cars Plus in Chesaw, SC

What a return on investment in that one.. I paid him $90,000 !!!  Shocked


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« Reply #88 on: July 26, 2019, 05:49:11 PM »

I will say it again because no one seems to notice. The above picture of the bare car, is 100% not the car Troy now has. That picture was taken around 2007-8. I know with absolute certainty that the car Troy now has was not in the Southwest at that time.

Again NOT THE SAME CAR!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #89 on: July 26, 2019, 09:44:07 PM »

I will say it again because no one seems to notice. The above picture of the bare car, is 100% not the car Troy now has. That picture was taken around 2007-8. I know with absolute certainty that the car Troy now has was not in the Southwest at that time.

Again NOT THE SAME CAR!!!!!!!!!!!

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I will 2nd that... The car, as creepy as it looks like mine, isn't.... My car was sitting on the premises of the previous owner for a VERY long time in Indiana, by way of South Carolina, Tennessee before that, etc.... 
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« Reply #90 on: July 27, 2019, 07:35:24 AM »

Is this the salvage yard picture?

Looks identical, I will give ya that...… both apparently in current V2 paint... Would be interesting to know if it was this car.. This is one of the 2 PR C500's that went to California. Most had the Monoco 15" wheel covers, but this one had the steelies…….

3 cars went to CA!!!

“You’ve got to hand it to the Chrysler guys. If they race it, they also sell it.”

Those kudos began Steve Kelly’s road test of the Charger 500 for the Feb. 1969 issue of Hot Rod. Three Hemi-powered Charger 500s were readied for the test, though one, a four-speed car, was “‘borrowed (by person or persons as yet unconvicted) and most of the parts liberated.” That’s why Kelly spent his evaluation time in an automatic version. He liked the car’s roominess, did not like the trunk lid made tiny by Creative Industries’ rear-window conversion (“it’s about as big as a glovebox door”), said the TorqueFlite “was the way to go on the street,” and called the Charger 500 “the kind of car you make excuses to drive.” 

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« Reply #91 on: July 27, 2019, 05:58:23 PM »

I was not sure if it was your car Troy, So I posted the picture because I just retrieved pictures from my 12 year old dead laptop and that picture was the last file to load. I knew Danny would know where it came from because I sure couldn't. Wink
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« Reply #92 on: July 27, 2019, 08:20:51 PM »

Man oh man... Quality !!??

Man, today I started removing the window molding clips, good and rusty..  Noticed something extremely weird, every clip location on the rear window plug has another hole drilled above it !!!!
Talk about a source location for a water leak..


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« Reply #93 on: July 28, 2019, 02:17:28 AM »

Extra clip holes drains.Back window bottoms seems to retain water and rot
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« Reply #94 on: July 28, 2019, 03:31:00 AM »

Almost looks like they may have started two other holes above and to the left & right of the top hole.
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« Reply #95 on: July 31, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »

Another one
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?topic=132672.0
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« Reply #96 on: September 03, 2019, 05:14:21 AM »

Operation rotisserie 4 Charger 500..
Well, thanks to Bob for helping with the adaptor brackets and Dave Points for the rotisserie and help, for the old girl fitted today on the ole rotisserie for the future blasting and paint. It worked !!! Some shots of it and the special hemi-car body components. Now need to get the logistics of the blasting and paint shop.


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« Reply #97 on: September 03, 2019, 07:16:06 AM »

Rotisseries make a restoration fun. I'm sure you already know this, but just make sure the trunk lid's closed before you rotate it upside down.


Don't ask me how I know.
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« Reply #98 on: September 03, 2019, 08:05:03 PM »

Glad to see you reinforce the door jambs, most people don't do that & these car are quit flexible & bendable with out subframe connectors, ect, ect. LEON.
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« Reply #99 on: September 04, 2019, 12:32:46 PM »

 coolgleamA   looking good   yesnod  2thumbs
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