Chrysler Engineering Charger Daytona #88 restoration at Big Iron Garage

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    Details… Lanyards. Splitter also can be seen in nose.
    Frame actually mounted upside down. Lined right up with the holes and vintage pics proved it.
    original lanyards 200 mph run dc-93 nascar dodge daytona 88 1969.JPG lanyards redone dc-93 dodge daytona 1969 nascar 200 mph run.JPG
     
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      720D4B24-752B-451C-8F58-78C824194BD4.jpeg Lining up the original stainless steel headers and NOS dumps.
       
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          There is a photo of this car in Don Whites color scheme in the random Charger photos thread in the 68 to 70 Charger section.
           
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          Don drove a #3 Daytona for Nichels Engineering in 1970. That car went to Butch Hartman at the end of 1970 !! It wasn't DC-93...

          When Don got DC-93, aka#88, at the end of 1970 from Chrysler, it was still blue. He painted it pale yellow, black roof and wing and numbered it "5". He was driving for himself, not Nichels anymore, in 1971 and later.

          DC-93 was also numbered #9 in 1972, skinned to a 1973 Charger, and finished up as #93, sitting in the field behind his shop in Keokuk, Iowa.
           
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          The photo is of the number 3 Daytona, very interesting to find out that Don White actually raced two different Daytona's.
           
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            Don had one car in 1971, DC-93.
            He'd take the wing off and put a "500" front end on it for short track racing.
             
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            Easy to be confused with the same color scheme!! One was his, one wasn't!
             
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            Any updates?
             
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            Chrysler Engineering serial number EX-144. Was in the car in Feb. 1969 when it was a Charger 500.
            EX-144, DC-93 original engine 1.JPG EX-144, DC-93 original engine 2.JPG EX-144, DC-93 original engine 3.JPG EX-144, DC-93 original engine 4.JPG
             
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              I thought the engine was already in? Is this a different engine or older photos?
               
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                Older pics. Should have posted them earlier! Been busy.
                 
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                  The high end Nichels Engineering stock cars had some carpeting in them.
                  The door carpeting was easy to redo. The original snap holes were there in the side bars of the cage.
                  Floor carpeting was done using vintage pics. Don had modified the pans and then Iowa rain did its thing from 1976 until 1998.
                  DC-93 left door carpeting.JPG DC-93 right door carpeting.JPG DC-93 left front floor carpeting.JPG DC-93 carpeting under seat.JPG
                   
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                    Here's what's meant by fender "droop".
                    Fender drops above the wheel, going forward.
                    Here's the original right #88 fender versus a production fender. I lined them up at the rear, as you can see.
                    Oddly enough, there are no cut and weld marks on the drooped part.

                    Maybe something that Nichels Engineering tweaked from a skin?
                    race Daytona fender - drooped.jpg drooped race Daytona fender.jpg
                     
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                      Are the fenders curved more than stock or is the rear edges of the fenders tweaked to make them angle downwards more?
                       
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                      The fender drops around the scoop area.
                      Scoop to rear, all stock. Back edge facing door, all stock.
                       
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                        Truly awesome Greg!

                        You should get an award from NASCAR for finding and rebuilding this ultimate Mopar!
                        Your attention to detail is beyond perfection.

                        Best wishes from lockdown Limey
                         
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                          Nope. Just sitting.
                           
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                          Hi Greg, Its that time of year when we think of warm weather and blue skies!
                          Rolling down the road in our wonderful Mopars and lapping up the admiration from others...:lol:

                          But all we can do is polish the paintwork and fire the 'old girl' up and dream...:drama:

                          But late March will bring the glorious 200mph day/week very soon.
                          Seagrave in 1927 on the 29th (at Daytona) and many years later the Daytona on the 24th...:usflag:

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