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March 01, 2002

Just before beginning the restoration process

As of "phase 4" of the pre-restoration period, much of my Charger's original equipment has been traded out for better/straighter parts. The original dented-up rear valance is gone, and a repro one is in its place. The rear deck lid has been replaced. The 2.96-geared 7 1/4 rear end gave way to a 8 3/4 3.23 geared unit from a '65 Coronet wagon. The factory steering box has been replaced by a firm-feel chuck from a Dodge Diplomat police car. The 10 1/2"x 2 1/2" drum brakes (currently on all four corners) will give way to '76 Aspen front discs and '69 Newport 11" rear drums. I continue to buy parts whenever I can, storing them until the time is right for installation.

Posted in 1987-2004 | BEFORE RESTORATION


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