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Offline Challenger_7

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Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« on: May 23, 2006 - 09:01:39 am »
Hi all.
This site was indicated to me by a member in the "Dodge Forum". I am new here and new to muscle cars too. I collect classic cars but this is my firestreal muscle. I live in Lebanon and just found and bought this beauty. I know very little about it but have learned a lot since the last 3 weeks (thats when I bought the car). It is a rare 71 convertible, 383 Magnum 4 manual gears.
Much has been done to the car by the past owners, and I am trying to learn as much as I can in order to put the car in its best original form. Imagine, the previous owner had changed its gear with that of a charger automatic. Fortunately, he still had the car and agreed to swap back. The change has already been done, and what a difference.
Please help me by directing me to photos, sources of info and parts suppliers, otherwise can I just shoot my many questions to this forum? If yes, where exactly would be the pest place in this forum to ask questions.
Thanks all. Here is a photo.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2006 - 09:06:44 am by Rev-It-Up »
71 Chally Conv 383 Magnum Manual - Hurst
71 Chally Auto 383 Magnum R/T 100% Orig
71 Chally Auto 400
70 Chally Auto small block
72 Charger SE Manual - Hurst
73 Plymouth Satellite "Sebring Plus" 100% Orig
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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006 - 09:09:13 am »
Welcome to the forum!!  Looks like you found a beauty!  You can ask any question you'd like and I'm sure it will be answered.  Go down to the "Tech Section" and place your question in the appropriate topic....engine, transmission, etc.

We're glad to have you on board!!
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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006 - 09:22:16 am »
Welcome aboard Challenger_7!   :wave:  Glad you found us..   :grinyes:  Looks like a great car for sure...     Ask away when you need info, and someone here will take care of you.   :cheers:   :cooldancing: 

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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2006 - 09:41:24 am »
That is a beautiful car. Take good care of her.


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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006 - 11:23:04 am »
Welcome, hope we can be of help to you.   You say your in LEBANON? like in the mid-east?  :wave:
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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006 - 11:28:46 am »
Welcome, awesome looking Chally...are those Mustang red leather seats? Post more pics, great looking car!

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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2006 - 12:03:04 pm »
Welcome, Challenger_7 !

Definately post more pics!  We can help you with your questions.  Looks like a real nice car!
« Last Edit: May 23, 2006 - 12:07:29 pm by Super Blue 72 »
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2006 - 12:05:03 pm »
Welcome, hope we can be of help to you.   You say your in LEBANON? like in the mid-east?  :wave:

I think so...  I don't think it's Lebanon, NH in the USA.

Interesting, look at the antenna.  It's on the right rear quarter panel, like the export models.

The letters across the hood look like '72-'74 models.  Bumper looks like '73-'74 models.
Were these export items?
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1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2006 - 06:27:04 pm »
Welcome aboard and ask away.
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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2006 - 09:05:53 pm »
Welcome to the site Farouk!

T/Ake care,
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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2006 - 09:37:54 pm »
Welcome to cc.com!  Great looking car!  Love to get some more details on it!  Hope you enjoy the site!   :wave:

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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2006 - 11:17:48 pm »
Welcome to the site. Nice looking Challenger and you came to the right place to ask question and get the right answers.


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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2006 - 03:18:01 am »
Hey guys, thank you so much for your heart warming welcome. You are even better than what I was told you would be like. I appreciate all your comments and indeed you have lightened my heart.
Yes I am from Lebanon, Middle East (where, unfortunately, all the action is these days >:().
The car, as I had previously mentioned has undergone quite a few transformations, including "Recaro" seats and steering wheel. The previous owner has painted - literally - everything inside in red, a horrible sight to look at. The seats look good but the rest of the inside does not.
Yes the bumper, hood and so many things, I have no clue what they are supposed to look like, and that is why I need information fom you experts.
One source confirmed that only 41 were known to have been shipped, but how many were actually produced? Any idea? Vin is definately 71.
As I also mentioned in my previous post, I have completed the change over to its original 4speed gear, but recently discovered that the engine was also swapped with a 400? The owner before the previous one, whom I hunted down and was able to locate, confirmed that he has the original 383 Magnum. He promised to gather all its parts and pass it on to me. How can I confirm that? What should I look for?
Ok, as suggested by "Rev it up", I will post more questions in the tech section, and hope to meet you all there.
By the way, you all have awsome, mouth dripping, gorgeous cars. :droolingbounce: Glad to make your aquaintance. Some more photos (one is of me next to another muscle I found and bought yesterday, 71 Trans Am 455HO).
« Last Edit: May 24, 2006 - 07:31:58 am by Rev-It-Up »
71 Chally Conv 383 Magnum Manual - Hurst
71 Chally Auto 383 Magnum R/T 100% Orig
71 Chally Auto 400
70 Chally Auto small block
72 Charger SE Manual - Hurst
73 Plymouth Satellite "Sebring Plus" 100% Orig
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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2006 - 06:11:59 am »
OOooooo...I have a soft spot in my heart for for the early '70s Trans Ams!  Nice find!  Even with the original striping!
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

Phil in New England-Massachusetts  Always thank God for what you have!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/456046/1972-dodge-challenger

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Re: Rare Challenger 71 Conv 4 gear
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2006 - 07:38:06 am »
Now that's a lot of red!  :grinyes:  Do you have the broadcast sheet for your challenger?  Do you have a fender tag?  That will help you know what you need to do to return it to original. If you need help decoding it, you can post it here and we can help you decipher it.  Here is a thread where we have compiled a list of websites to companies that you might need in the future for parts.  http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=17112.0 

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