Dad and I decide to purchase and restore a 1974 Challenger...


#141

My dad’s friend from his old neighborhood growing up offered to paint the car cheap if we do the more major repairs/prep where he just has to make some small tweaks/smoothing and spray this thing. Finally convinced dad it was time to replace the exhaust, so we did stainless longtubes and 2.5" header-back from summit.

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Then dad yanked all the trim and weatherstripping, fenders, and a few other things and we trailered it over to the guy’s shop.

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then we pulled the hood and hinges, since dad knew there was some fuckery hiding at the mounting points for the hinges.

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yes, that’s foil tape and brush on undercoating hiding a big ol’ fucktastic botch job

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So I cut all that shit out to take over to my shop and make up patch pieces to weld in and linish smooth. I’ll get to that probably next week sometime.

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#142

Nice work, I want one of these in such a bad way!!!


#143

Welded in the patches I made off-site last night and made dad grind them smooth

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Little filler and sanding and they’ll be good to go.


#144

Looks great!


#145

Amazing choice