Step 4. The beginning of the end...
At least for this particular '69 Charger. Work began immediately upon returning from Indiana on ripping down the car. Now, keep in mind that building a Daytona is no easy task. First off you have to source the right parts, mainly the correct nose cone, 1970 Charger front fenders and hood, the rear window plug and last but not least the king schwing wing!
For this I turned to Mike Goyette of Official Dayclona.com. Mike is wing car NUT and is one of the ONLY people who really know there stuff when it comes to wing cars, how they're made and what the process is. I had explained to Mike what I wanted to do with the Daytona and what my vision was... he loved it and jumped right on board.
Now I turned back to the Charger itself to begin the dismantling process. Now for those of you that don't know, I live in Queens, NY. What that means is that space is limited... VERY limited. I have a garage where I keep my '68 Charger/"MR. ANGRY" and then a big ole' driveway, this is good... cause' you need the room.
Aside from that may I also suggest buying a cheap work van. Why you ask? Cause' your going to need it because when you start taking any '68-'70 Charger apart you'll find that EVERY part is at least 6 feet long. Seriously, these are BIG cars with BIG parts that take up BIG space. Do this and life will be exponentially easier. Oh yea... make sure you buy a few boxes of zip lock bags and a good sharpie maker. LABEL EVERYTHING!!!! I can't stress how important this is because a loss of even one part on these cars can make the reassembly process a living hell.
What I am showing you here is VERY small portion of the dismantling process. So just make sure you keep checking back because I will be updating this page little by little so that everyone can get the full idea of what it's like to REALLY build a car.