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Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 04 Feb 2019, 21:44
by blade
EDWIN wrote:
04 Feb 2019, 17:56
Komt best goed zo te zien. :yeah:
Die Borgeson zal ik eerdaags ook eens aanschaffen. Helaas hier niet te verkrijgen, maar wel een nuttige aanschaf.
Over the years I've heard and read nothing but positive things about the Borgeson box.

People that had bought an original upgraded steering box from Firm Feel or another company and changed to a Borgeson after that, said that they should have spent their money on the Borgeson in the first place.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 05 Feb 2019, 20:18
by jeffrey.....
Ik heb ook een borgeson liggen. Deze heb ik bij sixpack besteld.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 06 Feb 2019, 00:23
by blade
jeffrey..... wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 20:18
Ik heb ook een borgeson liggen. Deze heb ik bij sixpack besteld.
Great choice! :good:

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 10 Feb 2019, 09:48
by Mr. Lee
Wat is het verschil dan tussen de Borgeson en die aangepaste box van Firmfeel?

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 10 Feb 2019, 15:38
by blade
The Borgeson conversion box has a 14:1 quick ratio, firm modern power steering feel, drastically increased header clearance and a 10 pounds weight savings over a factory power box.

My car is not on the road yet, so I don't have any experience with it. But many people that have switched from an upgraded Firm Feel box to a Borgeson said that with the Borgeson it feels like steering a new car.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 11 Feb 2019, 04:14
by blade
Clutch master cylinder kit, brake proportioning valve and hand made brake lines with a line lock in.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 11 Feb 2019, 10:02
by Dickdale
:good:

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 12 Feb 2019, 17:40
by blade
Boring video, but I'm happy that my radio is finally done after 6 months. This guy is very busy and has a long waiting list for converting classic radios.

My factory 1968 radio has now am/fm with blue tooth, usb, 4 X 45 watts, auxiliary input and sub woofer/amplifier output.


Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 17 Feb 2019, 11:53
by Mr. Lee
I've seen that before and it's awesome :good:

I'll stick to my original 8-track, and original dash speakers.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 06:28
by blade
Mr. Lee wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 11:53
I've seen that before and it's awesome :good:

I'll stick to my original 8-track, and original dash speakers
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I have those for my '69. ;)

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 12:47
by Dickdale
Welke motor gaat er in, Blade? 3gen hemi?

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 17:02
by blade
Dickdale wrote:
18 Feb 2019, 12:47
Welke motor gaat er in, Blade? 3gen hemi?
Yes, with a 2.8L. Kenne Bell screw blower on top of it.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 19 Feb 2019, 08:05
by Dickdale
blade wrote:
18 Feb 2019, 17:02
Yes, with a 2.8L. Kenne Bell screw blower on top of it.
5.7/6.1 of 6.4?

Welke controller ga je gebruiken? Hotwire, mopar kit, MegaSquirt?

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 19 Feb 2019, 20:22
by blade
I don't know the answer to either of those questions yet.

Either my buddy Chris is going to build a 5.7 into a forged 6.1 stroker, or I'm going to buy a complete forged long block from Modern Muscle motors.

As for which controller and wiring harnesses will be used... that will be up to Chris to decide. He's the brains behind the operation.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 08:48
by Dickdale
Why not a Hellcat engine?

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 16:11
by blade
Because a hellcat engine will cost at least 16k.

I bought the brand new Kenne Bell for 3k. (normal price 7k) and if I buy a Modern Muscle motors long block it will cost me 9k. and if my buddy builds my engine, it will be cheaper than 9k... and both will make at least the same amount of power as the Hellcat engine.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 21 Feb 2019, 06:18
by blade
We put the grill in today. It still needs a bit of tweaking, but it fits pretty good considering that the hood and fenders are fiberglass.

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 21 Feb 2019, 10:39
by Dickdale
Waarom fiberglass? Gewicht?

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 21 Feb 2019, 17:07
by blade
When I bought the car in 2004, the fenders and hood that were on it were full of dents, bondo and rust... and nobody reproduced steel ones back then.

I bought the fiberglass fenders and hood for $450 that same year. I also bought the fiberglass trunk lid for $125.

If they don't hold up nicely and start cracking, I'll buy steel ones... but for now we just used what I had in my storage for all those years.

I also bought a pair of VFN fiberglass doors a year ago, just in case I'm catching the racing bug at some point. A steel door with everything in and on it weighs 75 pounds.

The weight difference is significant. Here is a list of parts we had on Chris' digital racing scales.
(I don't know why the pictures are sideways on the forum, they are straight on my phone.)

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 21 Feb 2019, 19:57
by Ed
Wat een dik project Lennard..........helemaal TOP

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 21 Feb 2019, 20:44
by blade
Ed wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 19:57
Wat een dik project Lennard..........helemaal TOP
Thanks Ed :good:

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 24 Feb 2019, 20:47
by panther-pink
Lynyrd Skynyrd car………..haha..... :lol: :good:

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 25 Feb 2019, 02:59
by blade
panther-pink wrote:
24 Feb 2019, 20:47
Lynyrd Skynyrd car………..haha..... :lol: :good:
:P

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 25 Feb 2019, 18:23
by panther-pink
Lennard …….muscle cars at the strip......is dat nog wat???

Ben 3 keer bij mopars at the strip geweest maar werd ook minder volgens mij....
Springfling in LA was ook gaaf maar er gaat niets boven Carlisle ; moet je een keer geweest zijn als mopar liefhebber!!

Re: 1968 Charger restomod

Posted: 25 Feb 2019, 19:15
by blade
Muscle cars/Mopars at the strip is still about 95% Mopars. I think because it used to be Mopars at the strip for 10+ years, Chebby and Furd owners aren't really attracted to it.

What I like about it is that they have drag races and auto cross all weekend, next to all the vendors, swap meet and car show. Would I fly over from the Netherlands to go visit it?... no. But since I live 1.5 hours away, I go every year.

The Spring and Fall fling Mopar shows in Van Nuys - California are always nice to visit. They are completely different than the Vegas show. It's in Woodley park, so everything is on the grass, no drag race and auto cross and there is always a big swap meet. Bigger than in Vegas.

I've never been to Carlisle. Mainly because I'd have to go on a plane to get there because driving would take about 4 days. When we go to the meetings/shows in Vegas and Southern California, we usually drive there in a couple of Chis' Chargers.