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Updated on May 06, 2012
Welcome to my 1968 Charger Restomod page. This car belongs to a friend of mine and it's getting ready to go from a well used and stock 1968 Charger to a protouring restomod muscle car. Before we get into the vision of the car, let's get into what the car is now. And that'd be one tired Charger...
The interior, like the rest of the car, is well past it's "Showroom New" smell. In fact, I don't even think a few of those "new car scent" trees would do it! The dash is in overall good shape as well as the door pads and a few other parts of the interior. Other parts though, not so much.
Rust is mainly the typical rust you see on the 68-70 B-Bodys: the rear window channel leaked, which rotted out the trunk, which rotted out the lower quarters, which rotted out the lower valance. Darren's car also has some rust in the door corners as well. All repairable, and we really won't know the full extent of metal replacement until the car is stripped down.
Yup, no fender tag. But we did find a broadcast sheet under the rear seat so we know all the options the car came with. Fender tag is gone but with the broadcast sheet, we can get a repro one made. So what's optioned on the car? Darren's car is equipped with an H-code 383, 727 Auto, 3.23 open rear, Built March 29th, 1968 (Hey, that's my Wife's Birthday!!!), with Air Conditioning, AM radio, Power Steering, 3spd wipers, wheel lip moldings, buddy seat, and an underhood sound deadening pad. You can also see a 26" radiator for the max cooling package. It's a typically optioned Charger to start with. So what's the plans?
Well, hopefully in about two years I'll take this photo again standing in front of a Silver/Black, RT badged, 3G Hemi, 5spd, Dana equipped, road hugger with an entire XV suspension and a stance and rumble to make young girls weak in the knees and old ladies run for cover. Unless you're into the MILF and Cougar thing, then you might want to check with your insurance to make sure you're covered for unexpected heart attacks! Teardown begins this month. More to come...
Page #2: Engine, suspension, rear axle out Page #3: Fenders, doors, and interior removal started Page #4: Down to the shell, on the rotisserie Page #5: Undercoating removed Page #6: Chassis Stiffening Page #7: Old metal removal Page #8: Trunk floor, tail panel, and rear valance fitted Page #9: New trunk metal welded Page #10: More metal, quarters, tail panel Page #11: More metal part deux! Page #12: Front suspension tear down Page #13: Aaaaaand, more metal work Page #14: Trunk, and roof rust repair Page #15: Blasting and priming Page #16: Ready for Welding Page #17: Welded, undercoated, and final tweaks Page #18: Grille Repair Page #19: Grille Repair #2 Page #20: K-Member reinforcements Page #21: Dash Page #22: More dash, final grille assembly, and a prime Page #23: Dash done
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Impressive seems so in appropriate......GREAT project!! 5*'s!
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