Original Dodge Challenger

Original Dodge Challenger

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vpr

3,286 posts

205 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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newsatten said:
Just look at that dodgy glass sunroof!
we fitted a ton of em, and although they were very popular at the time, its now turns out we actually ruined every car that had one laugh

I had a CJ muzzie at one point that had a dual glass roof, plus a very trendy piece of mood lighting in the centre, Chic smokin

Lol any one restoring that car now would be so p------d, Skinning a roof is a mission !!!
God yes, a major selling point “free glass sun roof”

aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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Yes, I smiled (grimaced) when I spotted the hideous glass sunroof.

They were so popular back then though. Some very nice RS Escort's were equally ruined by those hideous items back in the 80's.

Anyway, might as well chuck up the other mighty Mopars from the same event..... smile






techguyone

2,575 posts

109 months

Tuesday 25th August 2020
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Heh haven't seen exterior gauges for a while, wonder how they stood up to our weather.

newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Saturday 5th September 2020
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Got 500 miles on the car now, its just so usable , and all my insulation stuff is fabulous , still got things to do,like wheels/tyres, properly line the boot area,
And at some point, new fuel tank/sender, belt and braces electric fuel pump override,

Chrysler definitely hit the spot with the Challenger, and im guessing the Barracuda would have driven pretty much the same, these must have been outstanding when they were new,

Now looking for a second car, which im guessing is going to be a bit of a mission as my budgets not great!
laugh

rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Saturday 5th September 2020
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newsatten said:


Got 500 miles on the car now, its just so usable , and all my insulation stuff is fabulous , still got things to do,like wheels/tyres, properly line the boot area,
And at some point, new fuel tank/sender, belt and braces electric fuel pump override,

Chrysler definitely hit the spot with the Challenger, and im guessing the Barracuda would have driven pretty much the same, these must have been outstanding when they were new,

Now looking for a second car, which im guessing is going to be a bit of a mission as my budgets not great!
laugh
Great photo and background. What wheels where you thinking of.

newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Sunday 6th September 2020
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Depends on a few things really lol.........
sort of hanging on to see whats happens at work, and if i can find a second car to do, so money really ,
If a cant find a car, i'l spend a few quid and thinking a old school ARE's and new BRG's , and also buying some big rims and sports type boots Then i can just swap them around as the feeling takes me!

Like everything these just keep going up in price, if i keep them nice if the need arise's i could just flog em!
Once this is done , i'l restore my 14inch Rally's , and trims, these i'l keep as i always keep stuff so it can be retro fitted later if needed,

Its all a bit weird at the moment, plus i'm still on part time hours, so earning sod all laugh

just out of interest what does your Challenger run on?????.........................................


HD Adam

4,657 posts

151 months

Sunday 6th September 2020
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I went with 17" classic Torque Thrusts for the RR.

Seems to fit the bill.


newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Sunday 6th September 2020
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A Tad to bling for my tastelaugh
im thinking proper old Skool grey spokes and polished rims, and Jet Black Big Rims, probably 18's and as ive got weenie disc rotors and rear drums, the bigun's would have to be a lattice type pattern with no large holes to help conceal my brakes lol...................

The Ghetto they call Herne Bay ...........................



Got those's Roll bars on yet lol.

Edited by newsatten on Sunday 6th September 20:27


Edited by newsatten on Sunday 6th September 20:28

aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Sunday 6th September 2020
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newsatten said:
A Tad to bling for my tastelaugh
im thinking proper old Skool grey spokes and polished rims
yes

Satin rims preferably, not even polished ones....and not bigger than OEM 15" either, you don't want to ruin a nice car!!

vpr

3,286 posts

205 months

Sunday 6th September 2020
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Agree with Aeropilot.

15” max for me cruises ride as well as looks.

15” but get them filling those arches

I deliberated for ages with my Stang.


rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Sunday 6th September 2020
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newsatten said:
Depends on a few things really lol.........
sort of hanging on to see whats happens at work, and if i can find a second car to do, so money really ,
If a cant find a car, i'l spend a few quid and thinking a old school ARE's and new BRG's , and also buying some big rims and sports type boots Then i can just swap them around as the feeling takes me!

Like everything these just keep going up in price, if i keep them nice if the need arise's i could just flog em!
Once this is done , i'l restore my 14inch Rally's , and trims, these i'l keep as i always keep stuff so it can be retro fitted later if needed,

Its all a bit weird at the moment, plus i'm still on part time hours, so earning sod all laugh

just out of interest what does your Challenger run on?????.........................................

Not sure if directed to me if so past tense but if interested the Sublime R/T was on old skool centre lines but i had the original wheels as well
and the red 440 was on Torque Thrusts but was previously on Turbo Vecs which it was on when the video was made.

Like you i prefer a polished rim with a mat finish in the centre ,either silver or anthracite depending on the colour of the car

HD Adam

4,657 posts

151 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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newsatten said:
Got those's Roll bars on yet lol.
Nope.

Hotchkiss now say delivery by the end of September.

I'm driving it around with the shocks dialled up quite stiff to compensate but it's already miles better.

Pity I'm in the US as I have a perfect set of 15" Rallyes that I can't use that would go great on yours.

newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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As i said depends on funds, lol

Period Rims with 60 series BFG's, seem favourite ...............................

Still like big black rims , were in Lyndhurst in a few weeks so was going to call into North Hants, but according to there web page the showroom is closed, which is a bummer !
Coz i would have liked to see the different ones/colours in the flesh, its not a big deal plus winter isn't far off now so no panic
laugh





newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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rat rod said:
Not sure if directed to me if so past tense but if interested the Sublime R/T was on old skool centre lines but i had the original wheels as well
and the red 440 was on Torque Thrusts but was previously on Turbo Vecs which it was on when the video was made.

Like you i prefer a polished rim with a mat finish in the centre ,either silver or anthracite depending on the colour of the car
Yeah apologies for the confusing lol.....................

Whatever i do regarding rims the Rally's are staying , the beauty rings need some work but overall for the age they aint to shabby!


aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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newsatten said:
Still like big black rims

Chav.....

laugh

roscobbc

1,647 posts

209 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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Many years ago when I owned a 5 year old '68 AMC Javelin 343 I was in convoy with a buddy in his Challenger 440 on the M1 Santa Pod bound. I managed to eventually creep up to an indicated 123 mph in the Javelin and 'cruised' for a few miles at the speed. Buddy with 440 decided to show me how weedy my Javelin actually was - he drew alongside and level with me - with a wave and kick-down on the gas pedal the front raised-up a couple of inches and he simply accelerated away and over the next crest a few miles ahead.............memories!

newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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[quote=HD Adam]

Nope.

Hotchkiss now say delivery by the end of September.

I'm driving it around with the shocks dialled up quite stiff to compensate but it's already miles better.

Pity I'm in the US as I have a perfect set of 15" Rallyes that I can't use that would go great on yours.

Lol.................

Looking forward to hearing about the package when complete, the Runner looks great,


rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Tuesday 8th September 2020
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vpr said:
Agree with Aeropilot.

15” max for me cruises ride as well as looks.

15” but get them filling those arches

I deliberated for ages with my Stang.

Was offered a set of brand new 17" Torque Thrusts boxed the other day at a very tempting price but declined the offer as along with spoiling the already hard ride and if you want the perfect stance would need lowering again.
15" definitely more period and as you said just got to fill those arches up.
Not sure what wheels you have on the Mustang but do look the part,I had Superlights on my Falcon Sprint and as much as i love Torque Thrusts they did make a change . More Goodwood than Santa Pod

Edited by rat rod on Tuesday 8th September 02:11

vpr

3,286 posts

205 months

Tuesday 8th September 2020
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rat rod said:
vpr said:
Agree with Aeropilot.

15” max for me cruises ride as well as looks.

15” but get them filling those arches

I deliberated for ages with my Stang.

Was offered a set of brand new 17" Torque Thrusts boxed the other day at a very tempting price but declined the offer as along with spoiling the already hard ride and if you want the perfect stance would need lowering again.
15" definitely more period and as you said just got to fill those arches up.
Not sure what wheels you have on the Mustang but do look the part,I had Superlights on my Falcon Sprint and as much as i love Torque Thrusts they did make a change . More Goodwood than Santa Pod

Edited by rat rod on Tuesday 8th September 02:11
Yeah these are minilites

As you say, TT’s look nice but everyone on the planet owns a set.

newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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Time for a revisit laugh
Got a good few miles on the car now, obviously all the lockdowns aint helping, but got out a bit!
Finally got my TA rear Duck tail spoiler, very very good moulding, hav'nt got around to fitting as yet, but its joining a few bits under the spare bed!