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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #195 on: November 29, 2015 - 02:22:14 pm »
70 Challenger hands down. RT or RT options, pistol grip and rally hood (never liked or cared for the shaker).

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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #196 on: November 30, 2015 - 02:54:12 am »
Would love to build a Frankenstein, with 70 challenger dual front h/lamps , grille & valance pnl with t/signal lamps, but 72 Cuda rear for the round taillamps & Cuda rally hood. Wonder if that's do-able ?
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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #197 on: November 30, 2015 - 12:27:01 pm »
anything is doable with a plasma cutter and welder.... whether it will look good or not is another question.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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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: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #198 on: November 30, 2015 - 03:29:36 pm »
anything is doable with a plasma cutter and welder.... whether it will look good or not is another question.


It will look awful. I had the idea of buying a '72-74 Challenger (because they are a bit cheaper than '70/71) and then put the front grille from 70/71 model. I thought it was a brilliant idea until I saw one yellow Challenger for sale with that exact Frankensteinery. It just doesn't work.

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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #199 on: December 01, 2015 - 01:05:34 am »
It will look awful. I had the idea of buying a '72-74 Challenger (because they are a bit cheaper than '70/71) and then put the front grille from 70/71 model. I thought it was a brilliant idea until I saw one yellow Challenger for sale with that exact Frankensteinery. It just doesn't work.

Check out the ad at http://www.autoscout24.hr/Details.aspx?id=275097237&cd=635739295760000000&asrc=st|fs

"Frankensteinery" I like it, that might be my new favourite word.  :roflsmiley:
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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #200 on: December 01, 2015 - 04:01:27 pm »
When I was a kid I knew a pair of brothers that built a "Frankensteinery" . It was a convertible with a 70 Challenger in the front and a 70,71? Cuda in the rear. I always wondered what happened to that "creation" ?
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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #201 on: December 01, 2015 - 04:32:47 pm »
I remember a pink one at Carlisle in 1993. It was half Cuda, half Challenger...no pictures...sorry
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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #202 on: December 01, 2015 - 05:33:39 pm »
This sounds like those bad trash movies "Frankenfish", "Dinocroc", "Gatorcroc" etc. :-D


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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #203 on: December 01, 2015 - 06:31:17 pm »
I remember a pink one at Carlisle in 1993. It was half Cuda, half Challenger...no pictures...sorry

This would have been in the mid/late 70's early 80's. I can't remember the colour though.
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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #204 on: December 05, 2015 - 09:41:45 am »
I thought it was a brilliant idea until I saw one yellow Challenger for sale with that exact Frankensteinery. It just doesn't work.
Looks fine to me. Should finish the tail panel, but other than that...
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Re: Favorite year for Challengers, and favorite year for Barracudas.
« Reply #205 on: December 06, 2015 - 11:30:58 pm »
1970 for me  challenger. And cuda . In 1971  cuda very nice but with the extra driving lamps just a little to much . But great looking cars cheers





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