Friday, January 9, 2015

SlamCharger - 1968 Dodge Charger by Muscle Rod Shop

Too subtle to really see without a stock car next to it, the Charger has quarters widened 2.5" at the wheel, tapering all the way up thru the door. Its biggest mod is the channel job that sets it 2.5" lower over the front suspension and 3.5 inches lower in the rear. With a little bit of extension to the rockers, it now sits just a tiny bit off the ground, yet has full suspension travel and ride. An E body rear axle pushes the 20x12" widened Centerlines out to the bulged fender lips and opened-up outer wheel houses provide the travel space needed for the tire. To finish it off, Cuda wheel openings were fitted in a raised position to sleek out the body.

Of course, channeling a car means lots of stuff moves from factory locations. When setting the body lower over the front suspension, a side effect is that the engine and trans, and the entire front frame section, are higher in the body. New front floors were made, and new inner fenders alongside the engine. Mods to the radiator support and bumper brackets were performed. In the rear, spring boxes extend up into the trunk and under the rear seat. The tranny tunnel and console are raised to clear the driveshaft, but the seats remain in their stock location. 



Engine:    383
Trans:    4-speed
Rearend:Chrysler 8 3/4
Suspension F/R: Factory / channeled
Brakes:    Baer
Wheels:    Centerline 20x12 / 18x8
Tires:    Nitto NT555 / Drag Radials
Paint:    Custom Mix House Of Kolor "Toxic GYZZ"
Key features:    Widen 2.5", Channeled 3.5", Custom Steel Hood, Dropped Rockers, and Raised Wheels Arches

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