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Author Topic: 71 Charger Restore - I need help!  (Read 2521 times)
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« on: October 22, 2007, 05:02:07 PM »

Long story short, the car I looked at on eBay and bought didnt show up the way it looked in the pics and I have to fix a hell of a lot more now.  Anyway, the doors need to be replaced (skins with the indents would look damn cool, but I cant find em) , the front renders (cant findany good metal repros), and the piece below the grill in front that lines up the fenders (no idea what its called nor where to look for it), and the trunk pan is fine, but the sides of the trunk are not even there.  Can you help me find some places that sell replacement stuff (or N.O.S. for this) please? 

The rest will be sheet-metalled and we will have to deal with it.  Any help given will be much appreciated. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 05:03:57 PM »

front valence ( where the parking lamps and licens plate are )

hard to find exterior sheetmetal to 3rdgens . sorry
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 05:06:09 PM »

Thanks Nacho.  youre my hero.   cheers
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 05:33:26 PM »

Nacho's right.
3rd gen sheetmetal= needle in haystack.
Try calling places like MoPar City 815-732-7751, Stephens Performance 256-247-1332, j&j Parts 904-964-5039.etc.
Watch e-bay, check out the ads and parts for sale in MCG.
You might be able to find a semi-rust free roller. Depending on what you want to spend.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 05:44:39 PM »

right now, just apparently 73/74 quarter panels sold by TBACO what looks nice... front floor pans available on autobody specialties... trunk extenison what look needs some extra job to fit. Thats I can recall right now
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 05:53:39 PM »

right now, just apparently 73/74 quarter panels sold by TBACO what looks nice... front floor pans available on autobody specialties... trunk extenison what look needs some extra job to fit. Thats I can recall right now

no idea what TBACO is, but I will look into it. 

Floor pans are good (suprisingly)  LOL

I "THINK" my car actually has trunk extensions given as "extra parts", but they look very small, as if they need to be sheet-metalled as well.

Thanks NHCharger for those numbers.  I will give them a call tomorrow.  Much appreciated. 

Just remember guys, this is my first MOPAR and my first RESTORE.  I am usually smart, but quite the idiot when it comes to this. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 08:59:27 PM »

sorry, I mean TABCO.... there is a thread about around on general discusion.

and now is your first Mopar and starting to restore you will notice why Mopar prices are raising up!!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2007, 07:06:35 AM »

I have a set of front fenders and a front valance.  I will be posting the the for sale section as soon as I can get pics uploaded.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008, 01:16:06 PM »

'71 - '74 Front Valences now available at Jim's auto parts.
http://www.jimsautoparts.com/body_parts_front.htm#71-74%20B%20Frt%20Valance
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008, 12:06:58 PM »

'71 - '74 Front Valences now available at Jim's auto parts.
http://www.jimsautoparts.com/body_parts_front.htm#71-74%20B%20Frt%20Valance

OMG!!!!  This was a HUGE help.  It has the things I "think I need for my trunk, but whats better is I found the front valance AND the replacement deck for the rear window!!!  That's just awesome!!!  I also found a bunch of other "new" products that are coming out soon that I may need to replace as well.  Thanks again!
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 12:30:40 PM »

I belive Jims auto parts is a big NO NO
Do a quik serch on them here in the general section!

71 Fenders and Quarter panels stand alone as does 72 panels
Nacho knows all the diffrences

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008, 12:36:17 PM »

what is a hug NO NO about it?  products?  service?
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008, 01:52:47 PM »

71 Fenders and Quarter panels stand alone as does 72 panels
Nacho knows all the diffrences
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between 71 and 72 only diff are sidemarkers

71/72 and 73/74 front valances are teh same on exterior so fits with fenders, hoewver some diff on inner attachments. Frame rail braces are diff length due the diff rail frames. Also the rear edge ( meeting with radiator core support ) is some curvy on 71/72 and flat o 73/74, but not a big deal.


what is a hug NO NO about it?  products?  service?

has been told since ever about bad service... here is the recent one:
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,41842.0.html
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2008, 08:44:33 AM »

thanks for the advice, and the warning about Jims. 
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2008, 12:59:06 PM »

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Just my opinion and all BUT any one playing with the 71-72 with Basic body skills wouldnt be able to modify either one by them selves to make into the panel they need. Thats why I say each one stands alone.

I personaly prefer the 71 marker lights and I have all the equipment to do the conversion but not enough experiance to do it or enough cash to have it done so....Going from 72 too 71 not me, Going from 71 too 72 that I might be able to do but I would look for the right panels first.

Its just my opinion

I wish My 72 wasnt so dam rare I would try, Perhaps when I find a 400 car I can afford with the same options
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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2008, 05:31:31 PM »

here is another place never used them just heard of them today though http://www.autometaldirect.com/index.php I check them out sounds to good to be true but I also heard that there making the rear quarter patch pannels for the 71 Charger and they will be out soon.  drool5 cheers
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2008, 09:56:05 PM »

I spoke with Auto Metal Direct on the phone. The lower valance that you spoke of buying from Jim's is coming from them if I'm not mistaken. He is advertising all kinds of their parts but he can't get them yet either. Might wanna check into that. They intend on making lots of parts and I've heard good things so far. I'm waiting on them to make several pieces for me now, and I will buy them once available. As of now, many of these sheetmetal parts are yet not available. Check Jim's part number I think his is one that is something like AMD something (numbers). Anyway, that's my 2 cents, hope I've helped a little.  Lyle
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2008, 11:31:10 PM »

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Just my opinion and all BUT any one playing with the 71-72 with Basic body skills wouldnt be able to modify either one by them selves to make into the panel they need. Thats why I say each one stands alone.

yes of course, and my post was in fact a positive REMARK about what you said... or at least was my intention
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2008, 11:48:41 AM »

thanks again for all the options.  i will look into them. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2008, 10:07:16 PM »

i have an extra set of doors from a 71 that i dont need.
they have good glass, a couple of small dents.
i didnt see any surface rust when we stripped and primered them.
if you are interested let me know and i will take pictures.
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