1968 Charger / 1969 Daytona - /BIG MUSCLE Garage
The 1968 Dodge Charger and the 1969 Dodge Daytona. Two cars based off the
same platform with very different personalities. These two old sleds are
different though, 'cause well, they belong to me (your host) and they're
the reason that BIG MUSCLE exists today. These are not show ponies,
cruisers or weekend projects, but two warhorses that have been run in some
of the toughest long distance and performance events in the United States.
Built for reliability, power and performance, they are not technological
marvels, but old school resto-mods that have been updated for one reason
and one reason only - to put smiles on the faces of all those who see them.
1969 Charger R/T Clone Restored Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1969 Dodge Charger R/T
This Car Was Restored From 1987-1990
Full Body Off Restoration
Everything on this Car Was Replaced Inside and Out
This Car Was Done to Show Quality
Previous Owner Had Since 1980
Won Over 200 Shows From 1990-2002
This Car Was at The 1991 Mopar Nationals in Newark, Ohio at The National
It Was Picked and Pictured in The Chrysler Car Enthusiast Magazine Issue in
1991 for its Appearance, Color of Paint, and How Well it Stood out From
Some of The Other Cars at The Event
A Professional Body and Paint Restorer did the Car
The Car Looks as Good as it did when it was Restored Over 20 Years ago.
This Car runs and drives awesome no disappointments
Super Solid all Metal
The Drive Train is a Date Coded 383 Motor with 727 Torqueflite
391 Posi Rear End
Tic-Toc Tach ( inoperable)
150 mph Speedometer
Car is a Real Eye Catcher.
This car will not last Call Tom today
"Big Time" '69 Charger
We are all finished with the 69 Charger build. We had to take this one out
to see how she ran before we sent her home.
Dodge Charger 1968
1968 Pro-Street Charger
528 Hemi crate motor.
Schumaker motor mounts.
Be Cool Radiator and electric fans
March pulley system with power steering
Keisler 5-speed, dual disc and hydraulic clutch.
MCR custom carbon fiber dash and console
Custom braided hoses
Wilwood cross-drilled and vented front and rear brakes.
5 link rear suspension
MCR custom fabricated rear axle housing
Auto Top shop custom interior with hand made door panels
Custom-stitched bucket seats
Dynamat sound deadener on interior.
MCR fabricated roll cage and wheel tubs
20 X 18 inch rear wheels!
Two thumps up for this car
Dodge Charger 1968 blown hemi
this is Nick suckow's car in September 2008 before it was stolen. If you
have any information about this dodge charger please let me know.
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/33732019.html# Back in 1984,
high-schooler Nick Suckow bought himself a '68 Dodge Charger. He was gonna
fix it up and roar down the road. Nick was born a gearhead. A hot rod. From
the first time he drove, he drove hard. The redline was always at hand.
When he joined the Army out of high school and shipped to Germany he got
hooked on the autobahn, where you could ease over to the left lane, stomp
the foot-feed flat, and shoot, they just let you go. "Fast," Nick likes to
say, "isn't the same as reckless." All that racing around, and then life
served up a grim little joke: The day Nick Suckow wrecked - the day his
life changed forever, the last day he ever stood on his own two feet - he
was going 35 miles per hour with his seatbelt on. He'd been married two
weeks. He and his wife were on their way home from their Wisconsin
honeymoon, making the run back to Texas in Nick's Gran Prix. They were
towing a rusted-out Ford Bronco - Nick always had his eye out for a cheap
beater, and he had found one up north. On a rough stretch of road Nick
crawled in the Bronco to keep it straight. The front tire hooked a pothole.
The tie rod snapped. The seat belt broke. He landed in the ditch. The
Bronco landed on his neck. Nick says he remembers the sun in his eyes. Then
the darkness closing in. A lot of years, then. Hospitals. Home. Hospitals.
The marriage ended. Back to Wisconsin. Rehab, and more hospitals. The speed
demon, not going anywhere fast. But eventually he had them drag that
Charger out. Arranged to get it in the shop. Whenever he had a little
money, he'd get some work done. "They whittled away at it," he says. "I
told my mom, if I die, dump my ashes in the fuel tank, and I'll go down the
drag strip one last time." Seventeen years. Seventeen years of learning how
to live from the neck up. Seventeen years of whittling. Hed show you the
latest pictures - a quarter panel here, a shot of primer there, a couple
tires. He'd get down to the shop, supervise in person when he could. He
couldn't run the wrenches, but he could run the show. He'd sneak out for a
little speed fix sometimes - once a paraplegic friend strapped Nick's chair
to a motorcycle sidecar and they blew down the road, one good pair of arms
between'em. Nick says it was good to feel the wind on his face. On a sunny
day in October of 2006, Nick Suckow's pals helped him slide from one set of
wheels into another. They strapped him in the passenger side, and you could
see the anticipation on his face, even behind the mirrored shades. The car
cruised out of the lot, and then picked up speed, the blower making a Mad
Max whine as the wheels warmed to the road. After a nice easy ride, the
Charger pulled to a stop on an isolated little stretch of blacktop. There
was a quiet moment, before the driver wound that 426 fuel-injected blown
Hemi up tight. Then Nick Suckow gave the nod and went fishtailing down the
blacktop on a journey that had never really ended.
Classic Recollections: 1969 Dodge Charger Project
We stop in hot rod shop, Nostalgic Auto Body, in Island Lake, Illinois and
chat with owner Kevin Fielder on the progress of a build-in-progress custom
1969 Dodge Charger 440.
Produced by: Prestige MotorCar Photography
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