DeltaV's '70 Charger 500; The Omen

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    Hi how's the project going?
     
  2. DeltaV

    DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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    Slowly, as I am unpacking moving boxes of car parts and tools. Also, I picked up another project that I couldn't pass-up. Man, I need to build shelves in the garage.
     
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    • 7necharger

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      Lol I understand I am in same position lol but got stuck with measurements.
       
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      so what is the "new " project ?
       
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      DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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      2004 BMW X5 E53 chassis with the N62 4.4 liter DOHC V-8 and ZF 6 speed steptronic transmission.
       
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      • moparnation74

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        That was a great find and I am sure that will stay with the car!

        The charger looks very solid.....Looking forward for some updates:thumbsup:
         
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        • DeltaV

          DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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          The handwritten info is from when I purchased the car. The ballpoint ink on the two door jam stickers was very faint in 1985 and has all but vanished to the naked eye now.

          The original owner purchased the car in N.J. and drove it to Dallas, Tx. Then, he went off on an all expenses paid trip to Vietnam. Fortunately, he made it back and spent the rest of his years in the Dallas area. Nice guy. I called him right after I bought the car from owner #2 and we had a long talk.

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          • DeltaV

            DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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            Sadly, my spare tire is from 1971 and is therefore not the original:(
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            Anyway, 6bblgt over at DC.com decoded the tire for me awhile back:

            MELD Y4A511

            ME = tire plant = Goodyear - Jackson, MS
            LD = tire size = F70-14
            Y4A = tire type = fiberglass belted w/RWL
            511 - tire date = 51st week of 1971
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            • moparnation74

              moparnation74 Well-Known Member

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              IMHO I would keep that with the car.......highly unlikely to find a correct NOS tire thats dated and your other alternative is a incorrect reproduction tire....So an original dated vintage tire is better than a reproduction...
               
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              • DeltaV

                DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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                Absolutely! That spare is staying with the car! Maybe I'll post some bumper jack jack images soon too. The jack will never be used either, but will stay with the car.
                 
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                • DeltaV

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                  The flip side of the handwritten page has state inspection sticker info; and a note for the odometer reading when I purchased the car. The inspection sticker is still in place.
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                  • Kern Dog

                    Kern Dog Life is full of turns. Build your car to handle. FBBO Gold Member

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                    Did I miss something? Are you selling the car?
                     
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                    DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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                    No to both of your questions.

                    I am just posting updates as I unpack and (try to) get organized.

                    If it ever stops raining here on the weekends, then I'll take some images of the car and post them here.
                     
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                    • Kern Dog

                      Kern Dog Life is full of turns. Build your car to handle. FBBO Gold Member

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                      Okay, good! I just read the part about the spare tire and thought maybe you were gathering up stuff to include with the "sale".
                       
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                      • DeltaV

                        DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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                        I believe that I am mentally prepared to let my '79 300 go to a new home, but the Charger is staying with me.

                        Before anyone asks about buying the '79 300, someone on FBBO already has first right of refusal for its purchase. I am cleaning it up before we discuss it further.
                         
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                        • 69bfan

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                          Does anyone know the history of the "Warranty Validation" sticker as pictured in post number 27 above. I had a customer send me pictures of the car they are working on, a 69 Charger RT and that car had the same sticker in door jamb as well.

                          I originally thought that it was possibly a dealer specific sticker as I do not see a part number or issue date as many of the factory issued decals and stickers had. I know that I have the dealer prep sheet for our 69 Charger, but it did not have this sticker.

                          Hopefully we can get more information on this sticker. It is great that this car retains all of the history that it was born with. I look forward to seeing more of this car as your time allows. It will be a nice piece to be starting with.
                           

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                          • DeltaV

                            DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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                            Clear, cool, and sunny today. So, I rolled the car out to get frame measurements for @7necharger thread.

                            A few pics taken this afternoon. The original trim rings are not unpacked yet.

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                            • vintage chromoly

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                              Wow! That car is really solid!
                               
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                                7necharger Well-Known Member

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                                • DeltaV

                                  DeltaV Endeavor to persevere FBBO Gold Member

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                                  Took a few pics this evening from underneath:

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