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Pictures of my "easy to do" Charger from HLPAG

Started by AirborneSilva, October 02, 2005, 06:58:42 AM

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Roth68rt

Absolutely wonderful job, you are doing great.  Kudos to your courage to tackle such a big task.  Awesome!!!!!  Keep it up, the whole job is just one step after the other.  You have started with the hardest part and conquered it.  You are the man. 

Steve

AirborneSilva

Thank you, I anguished over the first weld for quite some time then decided I had asked enough question and just needed to do it.  I think it turned out well.  Thank you again.

Charger74

Awesome work Airborne.   This is a big step.  So how are things down that way?  Hope it isn't too bad for ya.  So when are you moving away?

AirborneSilva

Thank you Charger 74, yeah it was a big step that took a long time to take, anyway, it is done.  Things down here are drying out, we will be leaving one week from today.

AdamMopar

I haven't been on here for quite a while.  I'm glad to see you got started on it.  Good luck with it.

Adam

sixpack70

Awesome job! Its a great start. I can't wait to get into my car and do the floorboards and trunk. My welding skills suck to so it should be interesting. The pictures are great. I hope you get a nice garage. Thats the only thing I am worrying about when I buy my next house.
1966 Falcon
1969 Mustang Mach 1
1970 Charger R/T 440+6 4spd

AKcharger

Make SURE you put together a scrap book when you go to shows...NO ONE would believe it

hemi-hampton

Did you make the move Yet? Any progress/update? Congratulations on getting the frame rails in. :2thumbs: LEON

suntech

Nice work!
Havent seen this tread before, and know i fully understand why everybody has the opinion they have about HLPAG. I saw "shot on sight", and "law-suit" earlier!! :2thumbs:
At some point they will do it to the wrong person, and then................ :flame:
Since we only live once, and all this is not just a dressed rehearsal, but the real thing............ Well, enjoy it!!!!

AKcharger

Hey Silva...any updates?  I just noticed the piece of wood in the springs on the 1st photo :smilielol:

BMOTOXSTAR

73' Dodge Rallye Charger 400/4BBL
06' Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4X4 HEMI
15' Dodge Dart 2.7 SXT

hemi-hampton


CharlieCharger

 i m curious to see how the work is comming along as well.
Earth. Even the word sounded strange to me now... unfamiliar. How long had I been gone? How long had I been back? Did it matter? I tried to find the rhythm of the world where I used to live. I followed the current. I was silent, attentive, I made a conscious effort to smile, nod, stand, and perform the millions of gestures that constitute life on earth. I studied these gestures until they became reflexes again. But I was haunted by the idea that I remembered her wrong -Solaris

LeeBoy

This car is an inspiration and gives me hope for when I start mine. Please post updates.  :drool5:
My 68 Charger build http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,41318.0.html
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005 HEMI Ram( totaled with only 27,000 miles on it!), 1977 Power Wagon (Sold), 1977 Plymouth Trailduster, 1974 360 Cuda, 1973 Satellite Sebring Plus, 1973 D200 Adventurer Sport, 1968 Charger (sold), 1965 Dart (sold)

westcoastdodge

hi silva,been following this thread a while now,like you i also got burned buying my '68 rt off ebay.was wanting to import my own into the uk,found one that looked just the ticket advertised as wanting a few welding repairs to the floor,front and rear frame rails the pictures of the best parts were taken and looked great !so i thought thats the one for me!!so put in a bid and finally won the car for $8800 which i think was about 5000 English pounds at the time.got the shipping organized and took two months to finally arrive(think hurricane katrina was going on at the time).when it finally arrived at my door i was devastated to say the least,frame rails were like yours,no floors at all,inner rockers,outer rockers,front torque box all rotted badly...did not know what to do so just put it in the garage and left it while desiding what to do :brickwall:.finally plucked the courage up and started cutting and welding spent a fortune with year one,and she finally started coming together,been at her for 2 years now and last peice of welding was completed this week,thought it would be the death of me early on but she finally come together,just the motor and bodywork to sort out now.
trust me your doing the right thing,just stick at it and it will come together,also when your finished your welding skills will be outstanding.double bonus... :2thumbs:
I don't care what is is designed to do,I want to know what it can do.
Gene Kranz

Back N Black

Quote from: ray on January 08, 2008, 02:01:31 PM
hi silva,been following this thread a while now,like you i also got burned buying my '68 rt off ebay.was wanting to import my own into the uk,found one that looked just the ticket advertised as wanting a few welding repairs to the floor,front and rear frame rails the pictures of the best parts were taken and looked great !so i thought thats the one for me!!so put in a bid and finally won the car for $8800 which i think was about 5000 English pounds at the time.got the shipping organized and took two months to finally arrive(think hurricane katrina was going on at the time).when it finally arrived at my door i was devastated to say the least,frame rails were like yours,no floors at all,inner rockers,outer rockers,front torque box all rotted badly...did not know what to do so just put it in the garage and left it while desiding what to do :brickwall:.finally plucked the courage up and started cutting and welding spent a fortune with year one,and she finally started coming together,been at her for 2 years now and last peice of welding was completed this week,thought it would be the death of me early on but she finally come together,just the motor and bodywork to sort out now.
trust me your doing the right thing,just stick at it and it will come together,also when your finished your welding skills will be outstanding.double bonus... :2thumbs:


Welcome and pics of your project please.  :2thumbs: in a new thread of course. :icon_smile_big:

tan top

hello & welcome  :wave: (  RAY) 
love  to see pictures  of your charger also   :popcrn:  ............................ :2thumbs:
Feel free to post any relevant picture you think we all might like to see in the threads below!

Charger Stuff 
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,86777.0.html
Chargers in the background where you least expect them 
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,97261.0.html
C500 & Daytonas & Superbirds
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,95432.0.html
Interesting pictures & Stuff 
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,109484.925.html
Old Dodge dealer photos wanted
 http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,120850.0.html

69bronzeT5

Quote from: hemi-hampton on November 26, 2007, 12:46:04 AM
Anybody home :scratchchin: :shruggy:

I think he gave up on the car, put it on a tow truck, went to HLPAG, unhooked the cables, put the deck of the truck up and pushed it through their front window into their "showroom" :smilielol: :smilielol:
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1969 Charger: T5 Copper 383 Automatic
1971 Charger R/T: B5 Blue 440 Automatic
1971 Charger Super Bee: GY3 Citron Yella 440 4-Speed
1970 GTO: 400 Ram Air III 4-Speed
1973 Plymouth Road Runner: 440 Automatic
1973 Plymouth Duster: 340 Automatic

Hemidog

he was last active today, so it's pretty odd that there's no update in this thread.

69bronzeT5

Quote from: Hemidog on January 10, 2008, 06:39:50 PM
he was last active today, so it's pretty odd that there's no update in this thread.
Look at me though, I'm on ALMOST EVERYDAY but do you see updates on my resto thread...not that much :Twocents:
Feature Editor for Mopar Connection Magazine
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1969 Charger: T5 Copper 383 Automatic
1971 Charger R/T: B5 Blue 440 Automatic
1971 Charger Super Bee: GY3 Citron Yella 440 4-Speed
1970 GTO: 400 Ram Air III 4-Speed
1973 Plymouth Road Runner: 440 Automatic
1973 Plymouth Duster: 340 Automatic

Ghoste


375instroke

Quote from: 69bronzeT5 on January 08, 2008, 04:49:06 PM
Quote from: hemi-hampton on November 26, 2007, 12:46:04 AM
Anybody home :scratchchin: :shruggy:

I think he gave up on the car, put it on a tow truck, went to HLPAG, unhooked the cables, put the deck of the truck up and pushed it through their front window into their "showroom" :smilielol: :smilielol:
They'd have more window than car to sweep up if that's true.

six-tee-nine

Give Silva a break guys....

He did a great job so far but not everybody has time to do a 5 month resto job. I'm pretty sure he'll hang in there and post some pics when he get's along.....
Greetings from Belgium, the beer country

NOS is nice, turbo's are neat, but when it comes to Mopars, there's no need to cheat...


CB

wonder what happened to AirborneSilvas Charger, any updates??
CB
1968 Dodge Coronet 500

tan top

Quote from: CB on August 01, 2008, 03:32:50 PM
wonder what happened to AirborneSilvas Charger, any updates??
CB

yeah was wondering also  :yesnod:  ...prolly still  welding & grinding ....  love to see some progress pictures though    :popcrn:  ...
Feel free to post any relevant picture you think we all might like to see in the threads below!

Charger Stuff 
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,86777.0.html
Chargers in the background where you least expect them 
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,97261.0.html
C500 & Daytonas & Superbirds
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,95432.0.html
Interesting pictures & Stuff 
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,109484.925.html
Old Dodge dealer photos wanted
 http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,120850.0.html