Friends, these are the pictures of the Challenger Shakedown we built for SEMA this year. Time from start to finish is @2years.
The idea was to create the ultimate expression of a vintage Challenger with all modern drivetrain and components. (crate 392!) grille, tail lamps, headlamps, suspension, wheels, tires..
I am pretty sure that the idea was spawned from checking out all the resto mods and the Optima Challenge cars..
The build was handled locally here in Detroit.
Shop name upon request. (I have to scrub this with our PR team)
I'll try to explain as much as I can along the way.
What we started with
Basically at this point, it was a body in white.
We adapted the modern Shaker cover to a vintage hood, and had our way with it.
All the bumpers were heavily shaved and brought back to the body. (Sectioned two or more inches per side, moved rearward to the body at least 2".
I think we started with 70 bumper brackets, (but I'm not sure)
I'm not sure what sheetmetal they had to replace, but I think they started out with a pretty solid car.
More to come!
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