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Ok last one... Car Restore Poll...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Rack Bauer, May 14, 2006.

  1. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Which one do you like best?


    1968 Charger

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    1969 GTO

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    1970 GTO

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  2. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    that 68 charger is sweet
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I like the 70 GTO but not in red. Every red car my family has owned has been involved in a wreck. That's why I stick with Blue or Silver :D
  4. Aikmaniac

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    Rack, I'd go after the Charger.

    The best GTO years, IMO, is '65 and '66. 4-speed, 389 tri-power. high 14's in the quarter. Plus they looked great.

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  5. Rack Bauer

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    Yeah I'm favoring the charger heavily right now. I already have my sights set on one that I might be purchasing by wednesday. It's a '68 Charger R/T (with a 440).


    Do you know a lot about rebuilding cars, Aikmaniac? How much of the engine can I rebuild myself? How much body work can I do myself?

    I think I'll let a shop handle the interior. I don't plan on going "All orginal" with the interior anyway. I'm gonna want it to be a bit more "modern". I'm not restoring this car as a show car, it's gonna be a driver so I'll want as many luxuries (cd player, seats with lumbar support, possibly electric adjusters on the driver's seat, etc...) as I can get in the interior.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    The 440 is a great engine. You can do so much with it. Good choice. That was my vote.
  7. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    My dad and I restored our '67 RS/SS Camaro.

    As far as the expense goes for the engine, it really depends on what you want to do. You mentioned that this will be a daily driver. Well, for one thing, reliability will be a concern the more extreme you go performance-wise.

    I hear from the mopar guys that the 440 is a very good engine. Depending on the work involved and your preferences on how far you want to go, I think anywhere around 5-6k to be where you want to.

    That'll allow for a nice carb, manifold, headers, and exhaust.

    I could help you more if you let us know exactly what you're looking for.

    It's definitely an expensive hobby as Hostile can probably tell you...but man is it fun.
  8. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    Can someone teach me how to convert the 440's into modern day language and vice versa like taking a 5.7L v8 into a 432? or something like that. I dont have a dad to do this thats why im seeking some help
  9. Rack Bauer

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    Kowboys, you should check this forum out. Lots of people there with a lot of automotive knowledge.
  10. Rack Bauer

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    Ok it's official... I am the proud owner of a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T.


    Can't wait to get started on it!
  11. Yeagermeister

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    :bow:
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Congrats.

    Now get ready to spend some serious time and money to keep it looking and running sweet.

    Congrats again.

    Nothing like old american muscle.
  13. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I hear orange paint and rebel flags cost a lot to keep up :D
  14. Duane

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    Awesome man. You should post some pics when you get a chance to let us see what it looks like now and as it gets restored.
  15. Rack Bauer

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    I need to spend some serious time and money to GET it looking and running sweet first. :D




    No General Lee's for me. I was thinking of doing the same thing only with an american flag instead and "President Bush" on the sides of the flag.


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    Definitely. Gonna take tons and tons of pics throughout the whole process.
  16. Rack Bauer

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    Just thought you guys would like this. It's a site created by some guy in Sweden (I think) that is in the process (almost done) of restoring a 1968 Charger R/T. He has taken TONS of pictures from start till now.


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    Click the "Body" link. You have to wait and let the pics load (56K beware, there are over 300 pics), then scroll all the way to the bottom and work your way up. He has the beginning pics at the end and the recent pics at top.


    I can only hope that my Charger ends up looking as good as his.


    There's also other links to other restored cars (all Chargers I think) under the "Support" tab.
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Nice...so is that going to be your "how to" guide for inspiration?:cool:
  18. Rack Bauer

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    This will get bleeped out but... **** YEAH!
  19. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Ok... what is missing from this picture?


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  20. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    One liter equals 61 cubic inches... thus, a 5.7 liter V8 is a 350 CID... a 427 CID V8 would be a 7.0 liter... amd the 440 in Rack's new/old 68 Charger would be a 7.2 liter...

    FWIW, CID refers to Cubic Inch Displacment...

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