71 Charger SE build

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Put my spare 70 air cleaner on till the weather warms up and I can get the 71 refinished. Engine compartment pretty much buttoned up.

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When you get the 71 air cleaner finished let me know if the 70 is still a spare. Lol . I need to redo the wrinkle paint on mine.

Will do. I like the VHT paint and it flows out nice in the sun on a South Carolina 95 degree day. LOL
 

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By the way, your car is beautiful.

Thank you. Its a home build so to say doing all the work myself. Should be ready for a show or two late summer. Looking to bring it to Carlisle in 2023.
 

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Glass showed up last week so I have been busy polishing the Stainless trim so its ready when the glass installer comes Friday for the front and rear glass.
First pic is pass one with a sisal wheel and black rouge. Second is green rouge on a medium wheel, and last is a loose wheel and a coat of Rolite to buff it out. Not perfect but happy with the results.

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That came out really nice! Did you install the glass yourself?
 

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I had someone with the right materials do it. $250 done. Glass came from Auto city classic and fit perfect.
 

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Alignment day. I use a Fast Trax caster/camber gauge and Gil smith racing turn plates. These things are slick, literately! I use a couple Crown Vic 18" spares tires that work well for alignments so I can get my arms around them to make adjustments.

Was able to get 5 degrees positive caster, -0.5 camber, and 1/8" in on the toe. Road test tomorrow as the weather is crappy today. Also going to toss in the drivers seat belts so I can go to the Run to the Sun show with it next Saturday.

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First fill up. It likes the 93 non ethanol. Happy with the alignment, drives nice and straight.

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Put it on an alignment rack to dial it in even though I like my baseline. Kid had no problem using my specs and nailed it. Man it drives nice now. Did have a rattle start in the right rear and found the aftermarket passenger exhaust hanger imploded. I installed the original 50 year old mount which was still in good shape.

Also added some bling based on the original measurements I took when dissembling the car.

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