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1970 Dodge Challenger - built by Bruning Auto Design

E-Tikit Challenger Concept: Stance is key with any build. Ultra-low ride height, maximum performance, and subtle body mods are underlying themes throughout the build.

- A Solid Foundation: We began by fabricating an elaborate tubular chassis constructed around Corvette C5 suspension and drive train components. The 5" of ground clearance at the lowest point of the car at ride height is achieved without the use of air suspension.

- Modern Muscle: Yes, Its got a HEMI An 800 horsepower twin-turbo charged 426 C.I.D Stroker based on the new generation 6.1L SRT-8 HEMI. One-off dual throttle body intake manifold, 321 stainless steel turbo headers and exhaust, aluminum oil pan, and new generation twin-plug HEMI valve covers are all hand-crafted originals.

- Body Mods: Subtle changes made throughout: fender openings which are moved forward 2 inches and up 1 inch; chin and deck lid spoilers; lower valance treatments; functional R/T Hood, modernized door handles; and lighting improvements.

- Industrial/Mechanical Finishes:The Challenger will live up to its R/T Road & Track MOPAR heritage. Show quality finishes with an emphasis on reliability and durability throughout the build. The ultimate driver that looks as good on track day as it does on display at a show.
 
Check out http://etikitchallenger.com for build and media details.

Renderings by Jason Rushforth

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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:48:26 am »
The car was media blasted and motor & suspension is on hand and ready to go.....

The wheels and tires in this picture are not for this build.  They are actually going on the Chevelle in the background.
Crate motor-
SRT 8 6.1 HEMI
370 cu in
10.3:1 compression
425 hp @ 6200 RPM
420 ft. lb torque @ 4200 RPM
forged steel crankshaft
aluminum intake
6400 rpm redline



Twin turbos will be added, but there is still a lot of research to do....

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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:49:14 am »
Next up was building a fixture/jig out of 60' of 2.5 x 2.5 .187 wall tubing.
All braced up and getting rid of the rot.

inner fenders going to need some "modification"

rear quarter cut out..  ride height mocked up using the donor 20" rim and tire


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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:50:14 am »
more...


new rear quarters...





Time to get the front & rear Corvette suspension components mocked into place....

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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:50:55 am »
New tires.  Fronts are 19's, rears are 20's.

Cutting out the rest of the rot & making room for 12" wide 20" rims, IRS Corvette Suspenion & rear mounted transmission.



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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:51:27 am »
Bellhousing... Not using the corvette Torque tube.



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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:52:00 am »
More on the bellhousing/adapter combo... Not going to use the factory Corvette torque tube because of size limitations (Too bulky and would have to be shortened anyway). The adapter & carrier bearing will make it possible to use a slip yoke driveshaft instead. The bearing was purchased at a specialty race shop in Portland.
Hopefully the pics will make more sense.



Can't wait to see it with baer brakes.....

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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:52:33 am »
Rear Corvette C5 suspension ready for mock up...



Arms are set to factory Corvette spec.  Chassis will be built from there...  The front will be the same process.


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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:53:05 am »
Ride height is set with a nice level body line in the rear.....





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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:53:34 am »
Tire pics...


245/40 ZR 19's in front


335/30 ZR 20's in the rear


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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:54:17 am »
Can't leave anything alone.....

Daily Driver...  22" Intro's on bags.

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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:54:48 am »
Wheel Choices....  Coming soon.  Some potential contenders..
 
Forgeline, DPE, & Enkreuz
 




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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:55:26 am »
Brakes arrived.... pics do not do justice.  Beautiful!





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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:56:33 am »
lots of dirty work....

Rockers: Gutted, pinch welds gone, fully prepped and epoxy coated



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Re: BAD Challenger.... C5 suspension, 6.1 SRT8 Hemi, 6 speed, etc....
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2007 - 02:57:08 am »
Rocker strength - pinch weld alternative...
 




The bottom of the rockers will be the lowest point on the car....