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Couldn't resit it, will be a big money pit no doubt but I do love them.

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Excellent, John!  Is the bodywork mostly done?

I see it has a half cage in it.  What's the drivetrain going to be - and what are you going to build it as?

If you don't already have a copy, Gary Bridger's 'Hey Charger!' will be required reading.  I met Gary a couple of years ago at a swap meet near Pukekohe, we was a very nice bloke.

More pics required.

 

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At this stage the Engine and trans will be 3rd Gen Hemi with a 5 speed auto, maybe a T56 but I see this as more of a cruiser. I have Garys book, great read. I will most likjely do a rack and pinion conversion and some for of big brake upgrade. Rear end is a Dana 60 so big HP will be no trouble. I has had some tin worm and it is in the process of having new sheet metal put into the floors. Comes with Grill, Dash, door cards etc.

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Not going to modernise it? 

Friend of mine is just finishing off his 2 owner 69 Camaro with a 600hp LS3 from a Pontiac G8 (Holden).

Huge amount of work done in the US while we were at the Embassy. Car might already be back in NZ. Nelson based. 

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Yes will likely have a Gen3 Hemi V8 and rack and pinion steering. 69 Camaro's are lovely looking cars, like the E Body Mopars one of the best looking muscle cars ever. I personally think the Charger is the best looking Aussie Muscle car but do have a soft Spot for XB Falcon Coupes and A9X Torana Hatch backs. 

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@Funkyflynz this is an area of expertise for you, mate

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I have looked at the bolt in front ends, would need an A body version though.  Went through a lot of this with my old Charger and after a lot of research decided this was the kit to go for. https://www.hemiperformance.com.au/shop/power-assist-rack-pinion-steering-conversion-kit-from-manual-steering-box.html

 

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How can you own a charger and not put a 440 in it?

 

So much bragging rights.

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10 hours ago, zero said:

How can you own a charger and not put a 440 in it?

 

So much bragging rights.

Modern Hemi makes more power and is a HEMI!

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7 hours ago, Young Thrash Driver said:

Be different, put an N46 in it.

 

Oh, ok, I'll leave now...

In the back of my mind I keep thinking BARRA!

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12 hours ago, Young Thrash Driver said:

Be different, put an N46 in it.

 

Oh, ok, I'll leave now...

If you slap 2 of them inline its straight 8 and retains muscle car status. Im sure it will easily fit.

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Subbed.  Great to see another charger being restored / modded.
I started a VJ Charger; brought in a 5.7 Hemi from USA for it then sold it all. Possibly one of my bigger regrets! 

 

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On 4/1/2020 at 6:07 PM, Herbmiester said:

In the back of my mind I keep thinking BARRA!

Well at least it's not LS 😴

Nice project, is that yours sitting next to it too? 

Have you had any dealings with Mike B. from NW Auckland? A lot of knowledge and contacts for parts.

I'm pretty sure the Charger is still the most successful touring car in NZ.

I have this VG, in the process of stripping down engine. 245 and 30 thou over. Managed to find a Hemi 6 4bbl manifold so will go Holley Sniper EFI (at this stage). And re gear from 3.23 to 3.7. 

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No not mine next to it. Sorry dont know Mike B. I really like VG's classic shape the EFI options sounds great let me know how that works out. I have been offered a rebuilt 265 and it will be a whole lot cheaper than the V8. 

 

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Cool to see another bimmer enthusiast who is also into Mopars 👍🏻

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