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DNA that sired our Challengers

Discussion in 'Pre-Millennium Dodge Challenger Discussions Forum' started by JaxHemi, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. JaxHemi

    JaxHemi Well-Known Member

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    A couple of guys I know have original Challengers. One is a '70 440 R/T, the other is a '72 340 Rally. The '72 is undergoing a resto, i'm doing the mechanicals. If I could afford to buy and restore one of these, I probably wouldn't be driving a new one!
     

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    Here's a shot of one of the ultimate Challengers, a '70 T/A 340 Six Pack with 4-speed. I checked the front fender lips, it's the real deal.
    Jack
     

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    That '70 440 R/T is a beauty. But I have to say, I really like the looks of the new Challenger, and wonder what that '70 would have looked like if they had our modern manufacturing abilities back then.
     
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    I love the looks of the older cars. The newer ones are really impressive though. I am thinkng like Dave, how would they have looked if they had the abilities of today. I think they would look just like the car we have now. Really a good looking car.
     
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    I know with the originals being about 6 inches lower, in the condition my back & knees are in, I would have a HELL of a time getting into an one right now. The new models...JUST right. But just maybe I could get used to it.hahahah
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    IntimidatorR/T Challenger Life Moderator Staff Member Ride of the Month

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    Man what I would have given to own one of those back in the day.:oldtimer: Even in those days they were out of my reach in price. But I got one now!!
     
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    whats even worse is having owned a number of them over the years
    and gotten rid of them before prices went through the roof.

    although the B body i restored over 15 years was just as much fun and if not for an offer of STUPID money from a guy from Sweden i would probably still own it.
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  8. JaxHemi

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    The build quality would certainly be tighter. Remember when it was a feat getting an engine to last 80.000 miles? Nowadays if you don't get 200K you're disappointed. Yep the technology and metallurgy has taken quantum leaps since then.

    Jack
     
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    But who could turn down STUPID money? :D
     
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    I checked the front fender lips, it's the real deal.
    Jack[/QUOTE]

    Just to show my lack of Challenger knowledge, what does this mean?:shrug:
     
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    exactly, i paid off my house ( i didnt owe a million but it was enough) and had enough left over to buy a 78 corvette and $1500 worth of extra parts.:D

    many people over the years wanted to buy the car but none ever shows up with money, this guy asked so i gave him a number off the top of my head, next day i had cash in hand and probably a really stunned look on my face:surprised:
     
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    Just to show my lack of Challenger knowledge, what does this mean?:shrug:[/QUOTE]


    On the AAR Cudas and the T/A Challengers the lip on the wheel well opening is "rolled" or folded under to accomodate a larger tire without hanging up on the inside edge of the fender. Placing your hand on the inside of the fender at this spot, you should not feel an edge. There is some discussion as to whether or not some of the Hemi powered E bodies had this treatment also. As far as myself and the Mopar nut I was with could tell, all numbers matched and the car was correct.

    Jack
     
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    Thanx Jack. I'll be looking for that next time I happen to see one! Great info.
     
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    This car has my drool all over it LOL
     

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    yours and everyones elses too. that car was sweet!!! :thumbupleft: :thumbupleft: :thumbupleft:
     

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