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Charger

About this Mopar:

Year
1969
Make
Dodge
Model
Charger
Not for sale. My long term restoration project. I bought this car in 1995. I drove the car for a short thime then started the restoration by completely tearing the car down. Having never done a restoration before little did I know what to expect out of such an undertaking, time expense and patience. The car sat for several years then went through a complete rotisserie restoration. Time advanced, and I got married, gave my life to Christ, had kids, and the car took a back burner for many years just sitting in the garage unfinished. I unfortunately got divorced, and now trying to finish what I started as I am way too far into it to not finish it. Built September 8 of 1968, this 69 charger was one of the early risers for the model year. No headrests as the early 69's didn't have them and most likely had the turquoise colored 383 as it was built in 68. I am targeting that anyway as I think that is correct. Hard to tell when the car is older than I am by a couple of years. My research is telling me that is right anyway. Originally suited in F5 green, I bought it painted GM Iroc blue with aluminum mag wheels etc and a basket case of items missing and a 1974 440 engine. Originally a 2bbl car I will put a stock 4bbl carb on a 1968 coded motor and trans I have. Not numbers matching to the car but as close to the year as I can get without going overboard. Car will have period correct seat covers using the black interior option only OEM cloth seat covers which I have vs the leather coded on the tag. The car will appear bone stock with minor tweaks to what I want in a charger and still maintain it's factory OEM look. The car is painted it's original F5 Green and upgraded 3:55 gears and a suregrip from the 3:23 stock gears it had. Some NOS parts on the car are a full set of OEM tinted glass, full taillight assemblies (aluminum housings and lenses for a 70 but are perfect for this car), water valve and misc small parts. Every nut and bolt has been gone through or off this car at this time. Every wire looked at or purchased new so far. Not a 100 point car by Mopar Nationals standards but stands really tall in it's place locally. I'm not out to win over every person that sees it. I just want to do the best job I can on bringing this car back to what it once was and make it my own. This car has had a lot of history from owners and the stories are unreal that I can tell about my purchase of it etc. I got into the restoration part of it years ago when I thought it was way expensive, but now, I am far enough along and was already through the body shop before the prices went sky high on everything. The better part of waiting so long to finish is that many parts I needed years ago that were not in reproduction are now available so is actually making my restoration better than anticipated. Some things are worth the wait.

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Love the car and yes life throws wrenches at us. Get the car done and enjoy it. Life is to short.
 

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