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Offline Tdvffjohn

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73 Challenger interior
« on: October 19, 2019 - 01:01:26 pm »
New member and first post. I have a 73 Challenger. Putchased new by me at age 18 so a one owner car. The interesting thing and am wondering if anyone else has run across this. The car was built in July and has a 74 interior in it. Obviously being the only owner, there is no doubt it was not changed by anyone




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Re: 73 Challenger interior
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019 - 05:38:09 pm »
Please school me on the difference's between 73 and 74 challenger interiors.  I've not noticed a difference. 
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Offline jimynick

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Re: 73 Challenger interior
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019 - 08:58:34 pm »
Me neither and I own a 74. My buddy's got a 73 and I'm looking forwards to finding out the diff.  :cheers:
By the way, welcome to the site and congrats on keeping the old gal!

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Re: 73 Challenger interior
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019 - 12:05:35 am »
Did the 74 have the pressure seat starter delay thingy? 
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Re: 73 Challenger interior
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019 - 03:43:46 am »
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/1973-74-dodge-challenger-rallye/

Yes according to this article the front seat did have the no start interlock switch in the seat to prevent starting.

Just in time for the 1974 models was the federally mandated interlock passenger restraint system that prevented the car from being started until the front seatbelts were secured; a weight-sensitive electric switch in the seat determined which belts needed fastening. From the article
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Re: 73 Challenger interior
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019 - 10:46:44 am »
that interlock suck so bad.  It is still installed on my 74 charger.  Totally sucks. 
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Re: 73 Challenger interior
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019 - 12:33:06 am »
It seems to be no longer working on my 74.  :bigsmile: