DodgeCharger.com Forum
December 17, 2017, 01:41:25 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: DodgeCharger.com decals are available here!
 
   Home   Help Calendar Login Register Chat  
Pages: 1 ... 9 10 [11] 12   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Oldcarnut's Superbird Clone  (Read 49273 times)
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #250 on: November 09, 2015, 09:06:41 PM »

I got a chip put in the glass from a little flexing while handling it so much on and off the blocks and plug


* 12187991_10204963672106767_853690053224008846_o.jpg (37.8 KB, 541x960 - viewed 883 times.)
Logged
Swampwing2
Junior Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 57


« Reply #251 on: November 10, 2015, 07:23:28 AM »

 

I'm getting ready to put on the nose to start mocking up some thinks and got a question about the latch tray bracket to radiator support connection.  I saw on originals where it was spot welded on about every 2 1/2".  How did you others do yours?  I was thinking of just drilling and bolting it on across from the bolts on the latch tray side.  Any foreseeable problems or different recommendations?

I have 5, 1/4-20 bolts and nuts holding the bracket to the core support on my car. Over the past 20 years, it has crossed many a railroad track, speed bump and pot hole without any issues. I also have ac so the condenser lines come through the top of the latch tray on the passenger side.

Project looks great.

Logged
Stevearino
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,621



« Reply #252 on: November 10, 2015, 06:31:02 PM »

@%*&$23#%  brickwall I got a chip put in the glass from a little flexing while handling it so much on and off the blocks and plug
Wow. Might want to tape up those edges with a couple of layers of masking tape while you are working it to  the steel. Twocents
Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #253 on: November 10, 2015, 10:56:12 PM »


[/quote]
Wow. Might want to tape up those edges with a couple of layers of masking tape while you are working it to  the steel. Twocents
[/quote]
Yep I have now right after seeing that.  It happened while setting it on the wood though but I hope maybe a glass shop can work some magic on it.
Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #254 on: December 26, 2015, 06:18:14 PM »

Thought I'd crank it up and check the air flow through the nose opening.  Seems to draw up pretty good to me considering there are no seals in place and no body panels in place.  What you guys think?https://youtu.be/gqmBnq1n4zw

This is the complete stock exhaust on it for now but it don't sound too bad for being quite and corking it up a little.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_iKIP96dF0
Logged
mpdlawdog
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 470


Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.


« Reply #255 on: January 14, 2016, 05:19:11 PM »

Sounds great!!  Looks like your getting close!!
Logged

"Life is Tough...It's even tougher when you are stupid"  -John Wayne-
tan top
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28,863


69 R/T SE -A47-Y2-CRX-V1T-V88


« Reply #256 on: January 14, 2016, 07:40:44 PM »

 coolgleamA good stuff  yesnod popcrn
Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #257 on: April 15, 2016, 02:36:22 PM »

For anyone interested or know somebody that may be, I've put the steel plug and hood ext in the classifieds
Logged
Seabeckredneck
New Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 14


« Reply #258 on: September 09, 2017, 03:10:06 AM »

 New to this and a year too late, I'm guessing the window plug has been sold?
Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #259 on: September 09, 2017, 04:17:40 AM »

New to this and a year too late, I'm guessing the window plug has been sold?
Hi and yep it's gone.   Pretty much had to give it away for somebody to take it and the hood extension.   Janeks was a lot less work to install and I should have just stayed with it to start with.  That steel piece was going to have  way too much rework to fit.  Looks like I also need to do some updating on this project also.
Logged
Seabeckredneck
New Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 14


« Reply #260 on: September 09, 2017, 04:55:31 AM »

 Thanks for the reply and I look forward to your updates. I'm learning a lot on here.
  Keep posting and we'll keep reading...

  Chris
Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #261 on: October 07, 2017, 02:14:26 AM »

I felt I should get an update done.  So much has been happening around the home, time for the car gets pushed back and then difficult to remember what all I've completed. Went thru an ordeal on the tranny somebody on the forum built for me.  Backed it out the driveway under its own power for the first since it was installed and it made some bad clunking and didn't have park.  Discovered the parking pawl was left out when it got built so I had to relocate another and get it installed. Ended up with one just barely out enough that it didn't quite engage so one more time I put in another (the right one). Well at least it engaged in all gears now but when pulling forward into the garage or little tap of gas, still had a bad clunking and grind noise so again another drop of the valve body to see that the sun gear assy was way to loose like shims were missing or something not right.  By now Im frustrated and have no faith in the rebuild I got done so I took the whole tranny to a local shop and had to pay for another rebuild.  The 2nd builder showed me how much stuff was set up incorrect or missing with the first job that it would've grenade on me very soon. Anyway all my mechanical s, drive train, and suspension has all been replaced, beefed up, and ready to go.  My fenders have been cut and modified so next was the rear plug. As mentioned earlier I kept Teds fg plug and used it.  It has been paneled bonded in place and came out good.  Still needs final bonded in but I was waiting until I welded in the sub frame connectors.  I completed that yesterday. http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,124863.0.html



Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #262 on: October 07, 2017, 02:44:16 AM »

Next was the hood mods.  Kept Teds fg piece and panel bonded in place


* IMwwwG_0577.JPG (74.09 KB, 640x480 - viewed 334 times.)

* IrrrrrMG_0579.JPG (46.16 KB, 640x480 - viewed 328 times.)

* IMjjjG_0580.JPG (37.6 KB, 640x480 - viewed 335 times.)

* IMGhhjk_0578.JPG (58.53 KB, 640x480 - viewed 334 times.)
Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #263 on: October 07, 2017, 04:36:02 AM »

Took all the window regulators out front and rear and completely rebuilt them.  Ordered all new door fuzzies, weatherstripping, and window seals.  While the glass was out, I had some ceramic tint applied.  Also bought new chrome frame and vent window assys and buffed and polished all the stainless door trim. Had them stashed in the living room for a week or so much to the wife's dismay.


* IMefedfG_0750.JPG (60.24 KB, 640x480 - viewed 334 times.)

* IMG_gtgngh0760.JPG (68.38 KB, 640x480 - viewed 333 times.)

* IMG_0749.JPG (59.93 KB, 640x480 - viewed 333 times.)

* IMG_20170807_151747112-800x600.jpg (93.9 KB, 800x600 - viewed 326 times.)
Logged
Daytona R/T SE
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5,285



« Reply #264 on: October 07, 2017, 06:29:25 AM »

Looking good. cheers
Logged




It started out as a rusty, green '69 R/T SE.

Now, it's well on it's way to being a Daytona.

A fake Daytona, that is.
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #265 on: October 07, 2017, 06:48:43 AM »

Looking good. cheers
Thanks, hopefully be able to load up some more tonight till I get caught up
Plans were to get the doors, jams, under hood with some paint.  Removed all the old seam sealer in the rain gutters and resealed them and painted over.


* IMG_20170706_105040551-800x600.jpg (105.58 KB, 800x600 - viewed 323 times.)

* IMG_20170802_224549986-600x800.jpg (78.24 KB, 600x800 - viewed 321 times.)

* IMG_20170727_224330172-600x800.jpg (116.14 KB, 600x800 - viewed 318 times.)

* IMG_20170630_212435494-800x600.jpg (114.56 KB, 800x600 - viewed 320 times.)
Logged
XS29L9B2
Senior Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 914


dodge charger 440 rt 69


« Reply #266 on: October 07, 2017, 10:15:07 AM »

Very Nice
Logged

dodge charger 440 R/T match
dodge charger 70 projet daytona
Swampwing2
Junior Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 57


« Reply #267 on: October 07, 2017, 06:44:35 PM »

Progress looks good.
Tough to tell from the photo, but did the glass tinter leave enough of an untinted edge around the back window to install the glass. That might be a big mistake to have the tint between the glass and the urethane.
Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #268 on: October 07, 2017, 10:06:43 PM »

Progress looks good.
Tough to tell from the photo, but did the glass tinter leave enough of an untinted edge around the back window to install the glass. That might be a big mistake to have the tint between the glass and the urethane.
Yes its a little too close, maybe 1/4" - 3/8" around.  I'll probably see how much is involved in trimming back some.  I'm hoping to be making a one piece stainless trim for the whole window to cap it off with.  Just figuring it out how I will attach it.   Here's the pics of doors and panel color scheme.  Ill be adding the rest of the cat whiskers, weatherstripping, and new trim later. 


* IMdfghG_0641.JPG (68.59 KB, 640x480 - viewed 290 times.)

* IMbfffG_0640.JPG (62.88 KB, 640x480 - viewed 291 times.)

* IMG_0hghb646 (800x600) (800x600).jpg (229.72 KB, 800x600 - viewed 286 times.)

* IMGzcv _0645 (600x800).jpg (255.26 KB, 600x800 - viewed 289 times.)

* IMG_20170919_105559687_HDR (800x600).jpg (246.8 KB, 800x600 - viewed 296 times.)
Logged
tan top
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28,863


69 R/T SE -A47-Y2-CRX-V1T-V88


« Reply #269 on: October 08, 2017, 04:54:39 PM »

looking good  2thumbs coolgleamA popcrn
Logged
XS29L9B2
Senior Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 914


dodge charger 440 rt 69


« Reply #270 on: October 09, 2017, 06:36:46 AM »

Perfecte
Logged

dodge charger 440 R/T match
dodge charger 70 projet daytona
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #271 on: October 11, 2017, 08:19:42 PM »

Starting to get the front end fitted.  How big of a gap is the usual along the fender and hood to nosecone?


* IMG_20171011_220227982-1024x768.jpg (153.36 KB, 1024x768 - viewed 189 times.)

* IMG_20171011_220050613-768x1024.jpg (83.64 KB, 768x1024 - viewed 193 times.)

* IMG_20171011_220950790-1024x768.jpg (201.48 KB, 1024x768 - viewed 194 times.)
Logged
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #272 on: October 25, 2017, 09:22:29 PM »

Started installing some interior to see how it would coordinate togethor. A before and start of the after.


* FB_IMG_1508950725039.jpg (33.33 KB, 640x480 - viewed 162 times.)

* IMG_20171025_225533057-800x600.jpg (93.12 KB, 800x600 - viewed 157 times.)

* IMG_20171025_225700087-800x600.jpg (120.88 KB, 800x600 - viewed 163 times.)
Logged
alfaitalia
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,368



« Reply #273 on: October 26, 2017, 04:46:50 PM »

Very nice...not sure about the wheel though. Where you have no other wood in there it looks a little out of place to my eyes. Normally when you have a wooden wheel there is wood in the dash or doors to tie it all together. Just my POV of course. Love the seats and door cards though. 2thumbs
Logged

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you !!
oldcarnut
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2,237



« Reply #274 on: October 26, 2017, 08:12:54 PM »

I'm on the fence with the simulated wood in the wheel. Looks better in person without camera flash changing it some but the nice thing is that the wheel trim can be changed out with a multitude of styles and colors anytime for low cost..  I got woodgrain because the original woodgrain wheel in it.  However, there was no other wood in dash for it either from the factory, just the wheel trim.  Legendary made the color changes in stick design for me.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 9 10 [11] 12   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.061 seconds with 16 queries.