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« 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


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« 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.

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


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

Sounds great!!  Looks like your getting close!!
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« Reply #256 on: January 14, 2016, 07:40:44 PM »

 coolgleamA good stuff  yesnod popcrn
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« 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
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« 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?
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« 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.
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« 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...

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« 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



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

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


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« 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.


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

Looking good. cheers
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« 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.


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

Very Nice
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« 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.
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« 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. 


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

looking good  2thumbs coolgleamA popcrn
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« Reply #270 on: October 09, 2017, 06:36:46 AM »

Perfecte
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« 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?


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