SSmoothie-1968 Charger

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    Well I thought I would start a thread on my 68 Charger I picked up a month ago. Hopefully not to get burned out and can complete it. I do have my 68 Roadrunner to run around in in the mean time.
     
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    Here’s a pic of the RR, 383 auto, matching number block, original steel. Hotchkis suspension. More pics in my garage.

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      Some pics of you the Charger when I brought it home.

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        • SSmoothie

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          Pics of under carriage and parts that came with it. Plus auto trans, and 4 speed with peddles and Hurst shifter new in box.

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          • SSmoothie

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            Started tear down a few weeks ago.

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              More tear down

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                After the window was out you can see the original color.

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                  Looks like great project... Love the RR!
                   
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                  • SSmoothie

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                    Plans are: Hopefully, deep black paint, bright red interior, built 440 with console 4 speed. Haven't decided on which suspension yet but will be new K-frame bolt up with adjustable shocks and disc brakes all around. And also adding A/C.
                     
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                    Car also has factory rear defogger as an option on the tag. Originally Metallic Green, 727 trans and vinyl roof.
                     
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                    I've always wanted to do a '68. Just can't seem to find one for what I consider a decent price.

                    Looks like a great project, look forward to seeing what you do with it.
                     
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                      Thanks, yes finding one for an affordable price is not easy.
                       
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                        Looks like a solid project car. I am looking forward to watching your build.
                        I love these 68 chargers. Keep up the good work.
                         
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                        Ok, one man project here, rolled the Charger over to the slab, to pull engine and tranny.

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                        Got my castors today, pulling K frame this weekend.

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                        looks pretty solid and complete ...

                        keep up the good work and the update(s) coming
                         
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                        Disconnect the torsion bars, upper arm bolts, shock nuts, and the lower k frame bolts, a little crow bar on the arms and it will roll right out, then bolted on the castors.

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                          Purchased the castors from JMC Equipment, great to deal with, was at my door step in a few days, they also called a made sure I happy with them.
                           
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                          Front and rear measurement.

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