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My '73 Charger build (For Jake)

Well, I am going to start a thread to update those who might give a damn. For those that don't know the story, I lost a great friend last month and I sold my Impala to buy his Charger that he loved. It was in an accident in 5 years ago and needs some work to get back on the road.
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=70928

I will start this thread with my new pics from this weekend.

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^ Check out the Student Driver sticker! :D What a character Jake was.

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^ I forgot that Jake found a new bumper and good news it has Grills and they are in great shape just need to be painted.

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^pardon these pics I was in the car when I took them.

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^ from the wreck

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Just reaffirms I am making the right move turning it into a Super Bee tribute.

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Look at those floors! Cali Cars FTW!

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^ I know the rims need to go!

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^ This was cool! In 8th grade shop class we made tool boxes. This is Jakes tool box that he made. I have one just like it. it is now mine and will stay with the car.

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Look how clean this car is! Most mopars of this era were rust buckets under here.

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And it wouldn't be right if Scotty didn't give his trademark pose.

~HJ
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Wow, that thing looks good for its age. I thought I'd see way more rust. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Wow, that thing looks good for its age. I thought I'd see way more rust. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
This car came from southern California. Never seen salt or winter. It was so darn clean when Jake bought it. It was seriously the cleanest original (it had a repaint but otherwise original) charger I have ever seen. even with the body work it needs it is a great project car.

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looks good man, good luck on the build!
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looks good man, good luck on the build!
You want to come up here and use your mad Fab skills to straighten out that sheet metal on the driver side fender well?
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props, can wait to see your touch to it

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haha, me and sheet metal dont jive yet... keyword yet, because i want/need to get better at it.
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Oh BTW, I ran the codes on the Data tag and it was originally a big block car (400) which means it has the big block torsion bars already. It might even have a 727 tranny. Big block cars got a 727, but it having a small block I just assumed it had the weaker 904 tranny.

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also, I thought I'd share this. When I was tracking the car down, all I knew was he sold it to someone he worked with, and one person said his boss. I Called his last job (he was laid off about 6 mos ago) and the secretary sent me to his boss' voicemail. I left a message with my story and that I was looking for the car.

The boss had no idea what I was talking about, but well he was listening to the voice mail some one was in the room who remembered that Jake sold it to this Ted guy. Well it seems Ted got laid off as well at the same time (union Shop). That started a chain of phone calls that led to the owner. He then called me and Agreed to sell it. If that isn't divine intervention I don't know what is.

Also, I was driving back to MN on friday night to sell my impala. I was doubting whether that was a good idea or not. I really liked that car. Well I saw 7 different Chargers from a 69 to a 73-4. If that wasn't a sign I don't know what is.

Maybe, I am reading too much into it, but I like to think Jake was helping me the whole way.

~HJ
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good luck with that im sure it will be nice..i remember reading your story about your friend i just wanna let you know ur a very good friend for doing a tribute like this..ahh i just realized we dont live to far away from eachother either im from aberdeen idk if you have heard of it or not hah jk..
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haha, me and sheet metal dont jive yet... keyword yet, because i want/need to get better at it.
we jive, but its more like MMA with us...
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i think my 6.1l v8 would be to much hp for it just kiding it would be nice if you can get one
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Congrats on getting the Charger, you made the right choice. I like those Chargers, not felling the color though.
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I love my Rangers , but my First love is Mopar ! I used to have a '78 Magnum ,two Plymouth Fury's , An 88' Chrysler Fifth Avenue (rwd ,not that Mitsubishi stuff) and my current(my wife's car )an '01 PT Cruiser . PLEASE keep us posted w/ lots of pics! Oh I also own a 84 Dodge tow truck (for all the chevy owners out there,i know you will need it )
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Please ,please, please don't ruin it with those gay 24+" rims everyone is putting on cars today. Everytime I see a old Cutlass ,Regal, or other classic I die a little inside that car is sweet!!!! thats a lucky find!
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Wow I can't get over how clean that is ! Look at those floor pans!
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Please ,please, please don't ruin it with those gay 24+" rims everyone is putting on cars today. Everytime I see a old Cutlass ,Regal, or other classic I die a little inside that car is sweet!!!! thats a lucky find!
Dammit there goes plan A Seriously not my cup o soup. 15" American Racing Vector SE FTDukesofHazzardW!
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Good luck on the build John i know you can get it done!
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Good look with it. I can't wait to see it as it gets rebuilt.
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Maybe, I am reading too much into it, but I like to think Jake was helping me the whole way.

~HJ
Keep that on your mind and do this ' right '. When its done, I suggest a ' visit ' and tell him not only about the car, but everything. It will help.

Peace unto you.
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Great car man and I agree he was right there with you helping you along the way. Good luck man your a great friend to do what your doing
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I can't wait to see this thing done. Good luck on the build man! You are quite the friend to be doing something like this. I know my best buddy Dave would do the same for me and my truck, and vice versa.

And like D. said, a 'visit' would be a wonderful end to this story.
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too bad u arent closer...im pretty good with body work, ive worked in a body shop for 4 years
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318 car?

Careful with the air shocks on those things, they have the tendency to severely damage the upper shock towers that aren't designed to take the entire weight of the vehicle..
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mopar or no car. sorry for your loss, but good luck with the rebuild
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