Original Dodge Challenger

Original Dodge Challenger

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newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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Great rear end, Ive toyed with the idea of moving the car on to try and realise my dream for a early Ram Air TA, but the fact it would take a big chunk of my savings, create a load more work??, add to the fact the Dodge Drives so unbelievably well, so much fun, gets nothing but positive comments every where the car goes,

Nah she's a keeper..................................................................................................................................






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rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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newsatten said:
Nothing not to like there , BIG regrets selling mine , She's a KEEPER smokin, they are a long time gone take it from me.

Mark_Blanchard

328 posts

222 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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I got mine ceramic coated.

Matt Harper

6,106 posts

168 months

Monday 28th December 2020
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https://youtu.be/Jd0io1zktqI

The legend of the Black Ghost - 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T SE

mercedeslimos

1,151 posts

136 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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Matt Harper said:
https://youtu.be/Jd0io1zktqI

The legend of the Black Ghost - 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T SE
Came across this earlier. Added to my Watch Later list. By God, it sounds lovely!

rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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mercedeslimos said:
Matt Harper said:
https://youtu.be/Jd0io1zktqI

The legend of the Black Ghost - 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T SE
Came across this earlier. Added to my Watch Later list. By God, it sounds lovely!
There's a quite in- depth 7 page article on the car in this months Octane magazine of all places.

Very rarely do they mention yank tanks .

mercedeslimos

1,151 posts

136 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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rat rod said:
There's a quite in-depth 7-page article on the car in this month's Octane magazine of all places.

Very rarely do they mention yank tanks.
Is that the copy with a Ferrari on the cover? Rarely buy it, the one with the Gypsy Rose was lovely.

rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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mercedeslimos said:
rat rod said:
There's a quite in-depth 7-page article on the car in this month's Octane magazine of all places.

Very rarely do they mention yank tanks.
Is that the copy with a Ferrari on the cover? Rarely buy it, the one with the Gypsy Rose was lovely.
Ye that's the one, a 250 SWB February edition, That's the problem having such eclectic taste, Get Octane delivered but then there's

Auto Italia, Classic and Sports car, Motor Sport,Classic Car,Classic American, Custom Car, Evo , not to mention 2 or 3 American Hot Rod

Mags a month, Then there's the books video's and cassettes , Do you get the picture , been doing this since i was 14 with Hot Rod and

Motor Sports going back as far as 1955 . Sad part is with all the car related" You Tubes "i don't get round to reading them .

Even my Therapist says there's no hope and has changed his phone number. ,



newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Friday 5th February
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My Challenger circa summer 2006 Ace Cafe.....................................
Im guessing this is why Barry hit his garage wall parking the car , laugh


aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Friday 5th February
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newsatten said:


My Challenger circa summer 2006 Ace Cafe.....................................
I was probably there that day smile

rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Friday 5th February
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newsatten said:


My Challenger circa summer 2006 Ace Cafe.....................................
Im guessing this is why Barry hit his garage wall parking the car , laugh
Difficult to make out the colour with the glare from the sun, purple, black ,blue, am i near.

newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Friday 5th February
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laugh

It was a sort of Plumb Crazy, i say sort of as it was a BeeMer colour!

rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Friday 5th February
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newsatten said:
laugh

It was a sort of Plumb Crazy, i say sort of as it was a BeeMer colour!
Just after i sold the sublime Challenger i went to see a plum crazy car with black vinyl roof with white interior,

Think the guy had the car for a while but memory not as good as it was , I think it could have been around the Northwood,Watford

Middlesex/ Hertforshire area but not sure, was a R/T ,can't be many around in those colours,

I ended up buying a scuffy GTO Judge just up the road from the Challenger on the same night because i'd never had one.

Small world if same car.

newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Saturday 6th February
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Yeah its possible? the guy i brought it from, brought it in 2002 ish, when i brought it he lived in East Grinstead, but obviously could have moved!
back in 06 it would have been 7 years since it was restored , but from what Barry told me it held up really well for the first 10 years then it started to deteriorate, i got it early 17' and it was looking very tired !
The rest is history , its 50 next month, probably looks better now than when it was 5 ! plus its a 4 owner car, which is far from unique but unusual for the type of car .........................................................................

rat rod

2,444 posts

32 months

Saturday 6th February
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newsatten said:
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Yeah its possible? the guy i brought it from, brought it in 2002 ish, when i brought it he lived in East Grinstead, but obviously could have moved!
back in 06 it would have been 7 years since it was restored , but from what Barry told me it held up really well for the first 10 years then it started to deteriorate, i got it early 17' and it was looking very tired !
The rest is history , its 50 next month, probably looks better now than when it was 5 ! plus its a 4 owner car, which is far from unique but unusual for the type of car .........................................................................
Timing sounds about right,I sold the sublime Challenger around 02 ,can't remember what mouth but think it was summer as remember

going to the Guildford cruise in my Saab with a pocket full of money in the hope there may be something there for sale.

Had my Challenger for around 2 years and remember picking my lad up from school in it when 911 hit the news on the radio..

I'm pretty sure it's the same car because i remember thinking i'm going backwards engine size wise as i really wanted

a 440, mine was a 383, Even back then there was hardly abundance of Challengers about and thought i'll go and have a

look anyway and if it wasn't for the Judge being for sale i probably would have bought it.

Maybe it was fate because if i had you may not own it today,

Funny part is after the Judge i bought the 440 Pimal Scream Kowalski Challenger just out side East Grinstead

Maybe things do happen for a reason.

newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Saturday 13th March
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Finally got around to fitting my rear spoiler, nice period piece , down side its heavy and now the trunk dont stay open! laugh

This car is fitted with a single trunk torsion bar lift, i'l move it to increase tension , but deffo dont want to over stress it and break the rod!
So i may have to source a Broom Handle ! laugh




aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Saturday 13th March
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I hope you'll paint the broom handle to match the car, wouldn't want it to look out of place wink


newsatten

1,137 posts

81 months

Saturday 13th March
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"know what they say Del" look after ya broom ..............................................................

Finished that Rod Yet???? ...............................thumbup

Athlon

4,385 posts

173 months

Saturday 13th March
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newsatten said:
This car is fitted with a single trunk torsion bar lift, i'l move it to increase tension , but deffo dont want to over stress it and break the rod!
So i may have to source a Broom Handle ! laugh
You wont break the rod but be careful, they are under some serious tension, especially in slot three!