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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2021 - 11:31:11 AM »
The only differences that come to mind are

70 has a different side marker than 71-74
72-74 could have the provision (holes) for the faux fender scoop

Other than that I cannot think of any differences and have swapped a lot of fenders around over the years. Not saying that there isn't any other differences but I cannot think of any.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2022 - 10:51:16 AM »
two newbies on two threads have posted with links at the bottom of their posts that have nothing to do with the posts.  I suggest no opening the links at the bottom of the posts. 
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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2022 - 07:16:16 PM »
Good call
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2022 - 10:09:58 PM »
The only differences that come to mind are

70 has a different side marker than 71-74
72-74 could have the provision (holes) for the faux fender scoop

Other than that I cannot think of any differences and have swapped a lot of fenders around over the years. Not saying that there isn't any other differences but I cannot think of any.

In addition to the marker light differences, the 70 and 71 have mounting panels in them for the headlights and the 72-74's don't.  :cheers:

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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2022 - 10:14:13 PM »
Good catch/addition
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2022 - 10:41:56 PM »
"In addition to the marker light differences, the 70 and 71 have mounting panels in them for the headlights and the 72-74's don't"

Would the 70 and 71 Challengers headlight mounting panels mean they would have less room for the headlamps as compared to the 72 - 74s? I'm looking at installing Dapper 575 projector lights in a 74 and there seems to be a difference in the available headlight space for different year Challengers.  :banghead:

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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2022 - 11:00:09 PM »
I don't think there'd be a large difference. After all, they still had to mount 4 bulbs in the same area and the headlight mounting buckets and retaining rings are all the same. But, with a 72-74 car the fibreglass header rather limits the available space. I have heard of people mounting LED lights in both models, so it's likely possible. Sorry, best I can do.  :cheers:

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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2022 - 11:53:30 AM »
Yeah it's definitely possible. The weird thing is some people say they have installed these lights in a Challenger without modifying the sheet metal while others claim otherwise. Be nice to know before spending the $400 on the lights since I'm not crazy about cutting a hole for them.

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Re: Challenger fender differences.
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2022 - 08:34:36 PM »
I believe you're right, people have installed a/m lights and I seem to recall that it's doable. You may have to clearance the buckets some and I think you have to change the pigtail/socket, but that's not a huge task either. Call the manufacturer if possible or the vendor, perhaps they can shed more light on the subject?