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74 Charger Rallye 440 TX9

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Time to introduce my quadruple black 74 Charger Rallye U code. One of 208, TX9, black vinyl, stripes, and interior.

I pulled this out of a huge old tobacco warehouse in Fuquay-Varina NC back in August of 2020 for the Craigslist bargain price of $4000. Story was that the man that lived in and took care of the warehouse owned it and in the late 80's blew the engine and pulled it. He passed away a couple years later and it has sat in the warehouse since. Super straight and rust free. The original engine was nowhere to be found but I got a complete 76 440 in the deal. Here is how I found it and loaded up to come home.

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All the trim was in the back seat and trunk. Spot putty every where! Every little scratch had some on it. Old masking tape on the trim was dried out but the trim under was preserved.

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Interior is really nice, just the front seats need covering, and the dash pad replaced. I have both ready to go on.

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Found three broadcast sheets, 2 in mint shape. Hood pins, AM-FM stereo with rear speaker, light package, and road wheels are original

Started by de-trimming and pulling the bumpers so it can get a fresh coat of TX9. I also fit up a new AMD front and rear valance as the originals were beat to Sh&^%.


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Once I had the AMD valance fitted up I checked the bumper guard frame mounts would match the 71 style valance and test fitted the original bumper with 71 brackets.

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Very sharp and an awesome purchase. Gonna look fantastic when you're done.:thumbsup:
 
Really nice! I had one, was an SE 400 4 bbl with dual exhaust and tips, black on black with black vinyl top. We yanked the original 400 and put a 440 in it. Car is still running around here somewhere.
 
The original rear bumper guard holes were off compared to a 71-72 bumper guard. Also 73-74 rear bumpers did not have a jack slot like the 72's so I ordered a AMD 71 rear bumper and used my SE's bumper as a pattern to drill out the holes for the 71 style guards.

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The original front bumper is in nice shape so I will reuse it. I wanted to fit up the 71 bumper guards and retainer along with slotting the brackets and tucking it in prior to sending it off to Tri-City for chrome.

I reused the reinforcement and 74 grill brackets. The bumper guards fit correctly in the same holes ad the big *** 74 ones unlike the rear. I bolted it all together with the retainer and drilled the holes to mount the retainer to the brackets.

I then enlarged mounting holes by 3/4" bby drilling a new hole forward or the originals and trimming out for the slots. Bumper slid right into place with a little adjustment.

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Engine compartment is a mess. It was a leaker back in the day and at one point the engine was changed out. Instead of swapping the oil pan on the new engine it was "hold my beer" as I torch the k-frame so the 402 pan does not hit! LOL. I have another BB k-frame that will go in.

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Looks like you are getting right with the program.
But that steering wheel looks like it belongs on a Newport or something.
 
Looks like you are getting right with the program.
But that steering wheel looks like it belongs on a Newport or something.
It's the correct wheel for a 74 but I have a mint tuff wheel stashed for this.
 
Once the bumpers were done and I got all the trim striped it was off to my body guy. The car was straight and rust free so it was lots of blocking. 3 months and $7500 later it was delivered with fresh base, clear TX9.

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