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    started a topic DIRTY WHITE BOY'S 68 charger BUILD edit

    DIRTY WHITE BOY'S 68 charger BUILD edit

    i am transferring all my resto-mod info to this site so it will no longer be a link to a different mopar site.it may take awhile so bare with me.thanx charlie keel

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    hey to everybody, just to let ya'll know, I CANT SPELL, so heres my charger story,it was 1967,i was 5 years old,was standing in my driveway & look next door & sitting in their driveway was a jj1 black top, 383 2b bucket seat, console,ac,power stg 68 charger & i still remember the feeling of awestruck at how the lines & look of that car made an impact on me,just the best lookin car EVER ,funny how still love these cars but not in poop gold,anyhow move to about 1976-77 ,had met a guy around the corner that had a bannana yellow 68 charger 318 he could drive i was to young ,& i was always lookin in the paper.green sheet cars for sale,found an ad at a used car lot off us59 for a black 68 charger,my buddy took me to look at it 150.00 was the price & all i had was my 10 speed bike that i had built from the trash that people threw away it was a schwinn frame, well they were going out of buisiness & he traded me for my bike & towed it to the apartments that i lived in,it did not run & right front torsion bar was out & someone had hammered the rear hex of frame so i couldnt put it back in, at that time i had no clue what to do,so i put a jack stand under it so the apartment managment would stop threatining to tow it away,anyway it had R/T on car but was a 383 h code i did some odd jobs & got a carb kit & rebuilt that old avs carb,put points & cond & got the car to run,not bad for a 13 year old,well the torsion bar issue i couldnt get help to fix & the apartment people wanted it gone so i sold it, cant find any pics of it,but have a pic of the yellow 68 of my friends

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    this is an example of the 1st charger i had seen,and what my project looked like when it was new

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    well then i got a 67 Pontiac tempest for 40.00 got it running then my mom said we were moving & the car was not comin with us ,so lost my car

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    my older brother was still freinds with our old neighbors that owned the jj1 gold charger & he wanted to buy the car & so did I ,mom said no to me but we made a deal that when my brother was done with the charger he would sell it to me,well i knew where that was going my brother tore up every car he ever had, i worked on that car tune up ,motor mounts, wash wax thinking that it would be mine some day,well he wrecked it all over,dents everywhere,he drank & did lots of drugs, about a month went by hadent seen my brother or car & he shows up & i ask where's the charger,he tells me it stopped running & he left it somewhere & it got towed away,so much for my dream car,a good buddy of mine had a 69 super bee that we played in the streets with & sold it to me on credit,wasent able to pay for it so gave it back to him,then found a 69 coronet h code for real cheap did some work to it got it running then mom says we are moving to dallas i said oh no,she went & i stayed here, coronet got towed off, one more lost, 1979,stayed with freinds & lived on the streets,got a job at hilo auto supply in 1980 & a customer had a 1968 gts 383 that he had taken apart & i bought it for 100.00 put it all together & had a cool car that was all mine,got a 70 road runner & painted it,that was my daily driver,about 83 got married ,sold both cars to buy a house,i wonder if the old gts still lives

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    the last pic of my dart was after i sold the car it was at houston international

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    my 70 road beater

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    that was the end of mopars for along time ,got involved with racin chebies

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    so as the story goes in jan 2011 sold my chevy dually & had my 85 iroc z that had been sitting for 6 years that i decided to get running 350 roller tpi,ported heads,small comp roller cam,well started putting money in to it & could not stop,it snowballed ,then i had a thought, i really want to sell the z & get a old mopar & started looking,old mopars are pricey i soon found out, saw a poop gold 68 on craigs list in texas, it was just like the very 1st 68 charger i ever saw i thought it was to pricey,still kept workin on z & spent about 6500 on it & im an auto tech,so thats all parts,fast efi system,self tuning i love it,any how still gotta get it sold to finish my charger,june 2011 got diagnosed with cancer & MS so i said thats it sellin my awsome hotrod 125 rear wheel hp 95 cid harley,couldent ride anymore, found the poop gold 68 charger in north texas was for sale again, the guys buyer fell through,went to look at the car & it was an identical twin to the one my brother lost, bought the car ,not much rust,very happy with the car,pretty much all original been sitting since 1981,needs complete resto,went through my cancer surgery & all good on that,thank GOD,sooooo been workin on my dream 1968 charger resto mod, having my charger in the garage was and is the best physical & mental therapy a man could ever want,the MS is a daily battle,but my life is in GODS hands & i have a 68 charger in my garage poor old iroc sitting on flat slicks

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    skid plate

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    race craft bump steer kit for rack & pinion,now it has very little bump steer & turning radius is lock to lock

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    left side motor mount bolted so the mount wont separate.

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  • Cranky
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    Man, those look heavy!! I'll have to post a pic of one of mine lol

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  • cdr
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    thanx guys.

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  • dodgeboy8
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    Your doing a great job!

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  • Old_Demon
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    Real nice work!

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  • cdr
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    boxed my lower arms ,painted

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