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70 plum crazy 4 speed rt field find.

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  1. spoolinhard

    spoolinhard Well-Known Member

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    No pics, sorry. I've been buying chargers from a personal collection, there's about 13-14 challengers out in this field as well. All super rough, most wrecked/rotted missing parts 318 cars.
    I noticed one shell painted black with rt stripes. Turns out it was originally a 383 4 speed plum crazy r/t with white side stripes and white vinyl top. Fender tag and dash tag are there. Interior is gutted other than dash frame. Has all glass, doors and decklid. Front k member is there. Few odds and ends, but mostly stripped out. Super rough, lots of rust, but restorable. If this can be picked up in the 2500-3500 range is it worth it? Theres also a good chance that I can purchase parts off the other cars and completed allot of it.
     
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    spoolinhard Well-Known Member

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    A pic of the place for your consideration. I was busy pulling parts and didn't think to snap a pic of the rt

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  3. budascuda

    budascuda Well-Known Member

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    That place is the HEAVEN!
    You know it's hard to say anything without pics.
    It basically comes down to what you consider fair.
    But if you are excited about it and this is not your first rodeo then get busy.
    After you make your purchase, could you please tell us the name of the business. I rather have original sheetmetal then repop, especially when no repop of what you are looking for is available.
    At any rate, get us some pics and the guys will give you a good idea. Oh, and the best of luck!
     
  4. Rich G.

    Rich G. Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a lot of good parts out there too.
     
  5. jeff968

    jeff968 Well-Known Member

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    I would base it on the cowl and frame rails. If they are super rough then maybe not.
     
  6. spoolinhard

    spoolinhard Well-Known Member

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    It's not a business. It's a personal collection. It was difficult to get my foot in the door and build a repor. I'm going on about 8 years into that and am to the point where they will sell me what they don't need.
     
  7. spoolinhard

    spoolinhard Well-Known Member

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    Most of the body stuff is shot or would require work to use. There are some gems out there. Lots of interior and trim. I got a grill/bumper brackets for my 70 challenger along with a complete set of 70 buckets.
     
  8. spoolinhard

    spoolinhard Well-Known Member

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    The rear rails needed the back half replaced. The fronts looked useable. I'm sure the torsion support was shot, along with the floors/ rockers. Didn't pay a whole lot of attention to the cowl. I just thought it was too cool to be left to rot the way it was
     
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  9. spoolinhard

    spoolinhard Well-Known Member

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    I'm more of a charger guy, I have a challenger but it's taken a back seat to my chargers. I know that if it were a 2nd get rt charger, there would be people lining up to pull it out of there and restore it. Just not sure the desireability of a challenger in this shape.

    And to answer an early comment, no this is not my first rodeo and yes, I'm excited about it!
     
  10. 340challconvert

    340challconvert Well-Known Member

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    $2500-3000k would be, I think for a shell based on your description, a fair price.
    Could be a good deal if you can get parts from the other cars to complete the RT.
    Replacing all those missing parts gets pricey!
    1972 Dodge Challenger Cuda Body 1970 1971 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda 440 426 Hemi | eBay
    Here is a 72 Challenger shell that is for sale on flea bay for 2599. (high IMO)

    A 70 RT (worth more then a 72) should be worth the price if it has a title, fender tag and some documentation.
    Get as many missing parts; it would be worth it.
    Good luck with your idea. Always great to save another RT.

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  11. budascuda

    budascuda Well-Known Member

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    "I'm more of a charger guy, I have a challenger but it's taken a back seat to my chargers."


    So you might put it up for sale After you get it?
     
  12. spoolinhard

    spoolinhard Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. I'm a sucker for RT's and four speed cars.