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1968 Dodge Charger

 

Old drag car-now being made into a pro-street type car with a

nostalgic theme that's getting a huge hemi, a custom cage with

removable door bars, and a wild custom paint job 70's style.

Rear end is in and now straight with 36" ladder bars installed.

Wheel wells are opened up to except the big tires. We cut the old

cage out and installed much heavier duty frame connectors and also

repaired the rear frame where it was modified years ago. Chrome

moly cage is tig welded in and we made the dash removable even with

the front bars only 1/2" away. As this car is probably going to

be primarily street driven the door bars were a must. The cage is

legal down to the 8.50's even with the door bars. With most of the

sheetmetal and frame work done, it now goes to get blasted

then will be epoxy primed and ready for body work. The car will be

getting a custom coil over front suspension with rack and pinion

powersteering. Cool Stuff!! Should make a fun car to drive. Can't

wait to see this one on the road.

Many hours of block sanding have gone into this car to make it laser

straight. The new quarters that were installed by another shop had

to be tweaked for proper alignment and panel gap. Proper

alignment, panel & style line matching is a must, especially with a

high dollar custom paint job that this car will receive. It is ready for

final sanding and the painting can begin. The under carriage,

inside the trunk, engine compartment, and interior of the car are all

painted now. Just the jams and outside sheet metal are left.

The car is now totally based in House of Kolor, Orion Silver, and now

ready to start masking for the custom stripes.

After many sprayouts, the customer has decided on his final

color selection and paint scheme. This paint technique requires

many steps with many hours of careful masking. First the stripes

are done in the brighter green with the "broken glass" lace, then

the darker green. It has a prism flake in it also for more effect.

While doing the greens, we discovered a new silver with more

"pop" than the Orion, so we used that on the final coats of silver.

Out in the sun it is blinding! This car will probably be outlawed

from driving due to the extreme brightness and wild colors.

It should have a warning sticker - Will cause watery eyes or

temporary blindess! After many hours the car is now totally

painted and clear-coated, only needing to be sanded and buffed.

After looking outside at the car, we decided the sail panel needs a

little more to go with the High Anxiety the owner chose to put in

that area. Due to the 572 inch Indy Hemi going in, this name

High Anxiety will fit the car very well! After the sails are finished

and the sanding and buffing is completed, then it's assembly time.

We will get it a roller, then it's off to it's home where the owner will

finish assembly.

While the cost of a car like this is overwhelming, it is one of one with

extreme "pop" that will draw HUGE attraction wherever it goes.