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Title: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: penski61 on September 04, 2017 - 08:19:45 pm
Well figured I'd start a build thread but not sure if it goes here or resto mod . Plan is to put in a built 6.4 hemi with 6 speed, gerst coilover front suspension and custom 4 link rear with double adjustable coilovers and built Dana 60.
Here is what I've got so far , took the 60 out of the duster I was building , got the frame plated and got the lower coilover mounts on the axle . Need to cut the brackets off that were for the duster then once the frame mounts show up I can get those welded in
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Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Beekeeper on September 04, 2017 - 08:39:07 pm
This looks interesting. Can't wait to watch your progress.
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on September 04, 2017 - 09:16:37 pm
I hope you have something more substantial then the stock shock crossmember in mind to connect your coilovers to....
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: penski61 on September 04, 2017 - 09:29:18 pm
yeah ill probably have to cut it out and make a tube cross member or figure out a good way to re-enforce since it bends by hand   but for now its good for mock up
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: penski61 on September 06, 2017 - 11:36:19 pm
got the frame mount brackets delivered today  but are not going to work like I planned , Ill have to shorten the upper links in order to clear the floor at full bump by doing this it doesn't allow the brackets to line up correctly from frame side to axle side .plan is build a sort of sub frame if you will that the upper links will attach to then that subframe will have supports that tie back into the upper coilover mounts . it will be more work than cutting the upper brackets off the axle and starting over but should turn out decent , hoping to start on all that this weekend . already got the original shock mount cross member cut out but will have to pull the axle for more working room
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Beekeeper on September 07, 2017 - 12:15:20 am
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: 70chall440 on September 07, 2017 - 12:21:47 pm
yeah ill probably have to cut it out and make a tube cross member or figure out a good way to re-enforce since it bends by hand   but for now its good for mock up

I did the same thing for my cuda; I removed the cross member and cut out and rebuilt the area where the shock actually bolts in. I also added a number of gussets across the member, also added supports and gussets where the member meets the frame.
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: penski61 on September 07, 2017 - 10:23:40 pm
more progress , shot of the shock cross member cut out and new cross member for the upper link mounts . the new cross member for the coilover will tie into this cross member for even more support
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Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: 70chall440 on September 07, 2017 - 11:20:54 pm
 :wow:
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Beekeeper on September 07, 2017 - 11:31:25 pm
Very nice. Looking forward to more pics as you move along.
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: penski61 on September 09, 2017 - 09:21:51 pm
got more done today  , the hoops legs go thru both sides of the frame and are plated on the inside of the frame .tomorrow ill see if I can make the upper coilover mounts off the hoops 
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Challenger/Challenger/i-rJjtRT9/0/b4910d23/M/IMG_0705-M.jpg)
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Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Beekeeper on September 09, 2017 - 10:19:06 pm
I know very little about these suspension upgrades so not sure what is normal or not but I really admire metal fabrication stuff like this. Love the pics! Keep em coming please.
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: 70chall440 on September 09, 2017 - 10:19:50 pm
Nice work for sure.
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: penski61 on September 17, 2017 - 11:42:42 am
Just about wrapped up with the 4 link
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Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Katfish on September 17, 2017 - 11:57:44 am
 Very nice!  Looking forward to your updates, Gen III Hemi is my long term goal
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Beekeeper on September 17, 2017 - 12:41:33 pm
That came out great!
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on September 17, 2017 - 02:48:30 pm
Yeah, thats a little more substantial.... Looks good! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: penski61 on October 08, 2017 - 11:11:15 pm
gerst k member , test fit with hemi and cutting of the floor for tr6060
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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Challenger/Challenger/i-MTc7cwW/0/52beba8f/M/challenger%20hemi%201%20-M.jpg)
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Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Beekeeper on October 09, 2017 - 05:06:12 am
You do nice work!
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: AARuFAST on October 09, 2017 - 07:12:21 pm
 :worshippy
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: penski61 on October 11, 2017 - 08:06:29 pm
Got the trans tunnel patch cut and fitted for the tr6060 had some "help" today  :lol:. Need to tack it in and do a little adjusting then cut the hole for the shifter

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Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: 70chall440 on November 03, 2017 - 12:29:05 pm
Nice progress/work.  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Beekeeper on November 04, 2017 - 04:40:14 pm
Last pic must be part of the routine inspection process. Judging by their smiles, it must have met with their approval.
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Zach1018 on November 05, 2017 - 03:28:31 pm
Awesome work on the rear suspension, and the trans tunnel looks like she'll come out clean looking as well. I definitely appreciate good fabrication work after what I've done so far on my '70. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Penski61 73 challenger
Post by: Cudaragtop on December 03, 2017 - 02:09:25 pm
Very cool build and awesome metal fabrication.  :clapping:
Nice work!  :2thumbs: