1968 Charger restomod

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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by 68reaper » 14 Jun 2017, 22:19

Ready to install!
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 15 Jun 2017, 20:52

68reaper wrote:Ready to install!
Yep, but first installing the Ridetech 4 link and the rest of the suspension and get it off the casters.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 21 Jul 2017, 04:08

Rear brakes
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by 68reaper » 21 Jul 2017, 13:58

nice!
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 22 Jul 2017, 19:43

Restoring my dash switches. This is the dome/dash light dimmer switch.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 23 Jul 2017, 05:26

I finished the gauge cluster.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 07 Oct 2017, 09:03

Factory spindles blasted and powder coated and the front brakes that are going on it. I also bought an intake from one of my buddies.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 27 Oct 2017, 03:44

Rear wheels and tires.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by Mr. Lee » 29 Oct 2017, 14:12

Dikke 10J Vectors :good:

Wat is de backspacing? Blijven ze een beetje binnen de wielkasten? En de voorkant 8.5J?

Looking good in ieder geval :good:

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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 29 Oct 2017, 17:59

Thanks :)
I don't know what the back spacing is, I never measured them. They are made by American Eagle wheel company and have a larger off set than the 15"x10" American racing Vectors. In this picture you can see how they fit on a factory width rear axle.
My car is getting a Ridetech 4 link, which will lower the car 2 inches. The wheel well lip has been rolled over to get more clearance. If it turns out that they still rub the inside of the fender well, the rear axle will be shortened to make them fit.
Front wheels are the 15"x8,5" Vectors in the picture.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 09 Nov 2017, 12:45

:)
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by 68reaper » 09 Nov 2017, 23:01

Nice!
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 11 Nov 2017, 12:45

The Ridetech 4 link that I bought didn't fit as nicely between the frame rails as it should, so it was cut up and made fit perfectly. It's welded on to the car, not bolted.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 12 Nov 2017, 03:58

The rear axle is going to be shortened 2 inches on each side to make the wheels fit inside the wheel wells.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by Crash » 17 Nov 2017, 11:45

See for your rear axle you have quite the additional suspension parts why your not installing tubular lower and upper control arms then keeping stock ones right?
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 18 Nov 2017, 01:26

The 4 link rear suspension with coil overs is far superior over the factory leaf spring suspension. To upgrade the factory rear suspension to some what modern standards would cost about the same amount of money as the 4 link cost... and it would still be performing less good.

Maybe somewhere in the future I'll buy a complete tubular and coil over front suspension set up, just for the "cool factor" but (in my opinion) on a street car it is wasted money. For now, we welded braces on the lower control arms and pressed "off set" bushings in the upper control arms and braced and completely welded the K frame. With those upgrades I achieve the same as what tubular upper and lower control arms would do (except saving weight).... and it costs about $75.

I might save about 10 pounds of weight by using tubular upper and lower control arms, but that isn't worth $800+ dollars to me right now. I'd rather spend that on the 6 speed manual transmission and the 800 hp engine that are going to motivate this car. :)
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 01 Dec 2017, 07:41

Shortened the rear axle 2 inches on each side. The wheels fit perfect inside the wheel wells now.
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by Dickdale » 01 Dec 2017, 10:12

Awesome!
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by gransedan » 01 Dec 2017, 20:57

Those vectors look perfect on the car!
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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Post by blade » 02 Dec 2017, 06:34

Thanks guys. :) Less than 2 years ago it looked like this:
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