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1970 A-66 Challenger Convertible

340challconvert

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Next and hopefully last sheet metal project
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Picked up an AMD front driver's side panel
Glad I bought the sheet metal several years back; with the parts difficult to find today!

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Plan is to cut the new panel to the center of the torsion bar support and short to the trans hump. This way the welding will be hidden inside the tb support. Plug weld the floor to the sill and fire wall. With this plan, the only weld that should show will be against the trans hump.
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Great job! Glad you had the energy and know-how to get this done!

Best of luck going forward!
 

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Will you do the engine yourself 340? I am very interested in the combination of the performance parts that you will be using in your build, I think your plan is close to mine, good performance but close to OEM.
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Wow that is awesome, looks fantastic :)

I hope mine turns out as nice as yours looks.

Mine is going to body/paint in Jan then all new interior/top

I picked my convertible up in 1983 but in California.
 

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Would like to see some pics of your vert!
The body on my A66 is decent, needed the quarter panel patches, one trunk extension on the passenger side, and the front driver's side floor from the firewall, only up to the torsion bar brace. I have two NOS fenders I bought back in 1980; both original fenders needed the lower dog leg patch so common on these cars,
Luckily, the frame rails were in excellent condition.
Thanks for the comments!
Wow that is awesome, looks fantastic :)

I hope mine turns out as nice as yours looks.

Mine is going to body/paint in Jan then all new interior/top

I picked my convertible up in 1983 but in California.
 

340challconvert

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Hey Buda, happy holidays.
Always appreciate your comments. :thumbsup:
I originally purchased the edelbrock aluminum heads made for the high compression 340 this year in May. I wait and they finally tell me they can not deliver the heads in October and they cancel the order. Minimal ridge on top of the cylinder bores; so for now, I wanted a fresh set of heads, a cam/lifter change along with a new timing chain and sprockets just to see the car running again.
It has been a long time since I rebuilt an engine. Will eventually tear it down and look at a very moderate overbore (20 over?) At this stage I would probably have new pistons fitted and the drive train balanced professionally, then assemble the engine myself.
Will you do the engine yourself 340? I am very interested in the combination of the performance parts that you will be using in your build, I think your plan is close to mine, good performance but close to OEM.
Thanks
 

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Hey 340, thanks very much and all the very best to you and yours, my friend.


God bless us, every one!
 
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