1968 Charger, Ray Barton 528 Hemi, Pro-touring.

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    Started installing the uscartools bracing kit.
    It took some time to get a nice fit but atleast subframe connectors are tacked in place.
    Wirebrushed and rustprotected.
    Also decided to seam weld all critical places.
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      When I ordered the Uscartools bracing kit they managed to send me two pcs of driver side front fender braces. Talked to them and they sent me a new passenger side brace, at least that's what I thought.. turns out they sent me one more driver side.. so now I have three driver side braces..

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      All braces fitted except the front inner fender braces.
      Seam welding done underneath and rustprotected before fitted.
      Decided to turn the car upside down when installing the front braces. Just have to seam weld everything firar.

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        Very nice work.
         
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          • Jarven1977

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            There were some issues but it could be due to an old damage in the floor. Needed some trimming but still well worth the price! I'd do it again..
             
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              Fitted the driver side front brace after I had cleaned and seam weld all weak points I could think of.
              Fitment was poor. I had to cut it up and make a bend to get it to line up properly.
              But now it's there. Just have to get the passenger side brace fabricated out of the water jet cnc

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                Did some cleaning up of old damage and seam welding on the front passenger side. Still waiting for brace.. stood a long time contemplating with the grinder in my hand if I should start cutting away that inner fender hump, but I chickened out:wetting:

                But I did modify the front fender brace to give me more room for pushing wheels higher up and outward inside the front fender.

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                  So, today I bit the buller, what have I done!!
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                    Uscartools treated me nice and sent me a new passenger front brace, should arrive tomorrow!
                    So, I cut up the rear wheel well to "de-hump" it.
                    Getting close to have it done on the passenger side but I didn't enjoy it through..
                    Tried some mock-up wheels to see what it looked like, ignore the tires, need more rubber!
                    Upside down photos look weird?

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                    • Riverdawg

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                      Good thing you chopped the top or it wouldn’t fit under the ceiling. :lol:

                      car is really coming along. Great work!
                       
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                      • Jarven1977

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                        Found these rotors locally and I think they will fit the Mustang Brembo 4-piston (14") brakes I bought a while ago? Anyone who knows the mopar b-body hub dimensions from the top of their head?

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                          Finished passenger side and started cutting up driver side wheel well. Can't wait to start more interresting stuff..

                          The poverty dishes for the steel wheels arrived!

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                            Nice work!
                             
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                              Wow, really like the stance if that is what the finished product is going to be like:thumbsup:
                               
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                                Got the passenger side front brace fitted and some work done on the driver side rear wheel well. Almost ready "de-humping"!
                                Merry Xmas everyone!
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                                  Tried out some Led-strips in the rear lights. Looks ok imo, just have to figure out how to increase the wattage for the stop and direction lights. Not sure if just adding more strips will help or if I need to add some more powerful leds.

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                                    Playing around with LED-strips in the rear lights.
                                    Normal light and brake/turn lights.
                                    What do you think, bright enough?
                                    Is it possible to upload video?
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                                      Feels good to add restored stuff on the shelf.
                                      Just need to complete them with the LED-strips and wiring with new connectors first.
                                      I had one extra rear light, might as well do that one to but skip the LED upgrade.

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                                        Ordered a set of chemicals from Classic plating in the UK. Set up a corner of the basement in the workshop and tried out the different methods for zink, blue and yellow chromate and black passivate. First batch of Charger parts turned out great!

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