My boss was itching for a Mopar and I found him a sweet deal on a Turquoise '69 Charger with a 383 Magnum. Hell, if he hadn't bought that car, I would have. But if I had, then I wouldn't have this carů.

SlantBert

How many '69 Chargers have you seen with a factory slant 6 engine? I've only seen 1 other (and one '71 Charger with a /6) besides this one.

I bought it from a friend whose family simply out grew it. I needed a new ride (since my now EX-wife got our '92 Sundance <may it rest in pieces>) and a deal was struck. The car is Turquoise with a white interior and a white vinyl top. I'm running a replacement engine & trans right now (with a late model 2 bbl setup), and I will be rebuilding the original drivetrain to re-install when I do the bodywork. Oh, did I also mention that it will be EFI & turbocharged? Sure, that's non-stock too, but I won't screw up the car with anything that can't be easily reverted just in case I get a "purist bug" up my ass. J

One day, the right lower control arm bushing broke loose and was making a terrible squawking sound. Since I already had a rebuild kit for the front suspension, I tore into it. Now it drives wonderfully nice and handles like a car is supposed to.

Summer 2000 - OOOH! I actually got to work on it a little bit! Here's a pic of the new fender. I replaced the other side too, but can't seem to find the picture I took....

I must be a glutton for punishment, because no one else in their right mind would remove the headlight bucket just to straighten a fender. Then again, no one ever called me sane.....  ;-)

June 2004 - Finally the time has come to jump into this project feet first. And as you can see, it's quite a mess.....

 

 

7/8/04

 

7/12/04

 

7/14/04

The right side 1/4 panel had been replaced some time in the past, but they mounted it 3/8" too far forward, so the passenger door rubbed on the edge. So I decided to shorten it a little bit.

POR-15 paint on the roof and 160 holes drilled in the replacement trunk panels later....

 

7/23/04

14 patches to repair the rear window opening......

If only it really were this easy....

 

It's 1/4 panel time!!!

I got tired of all grey. Time for some color!

The right hand 1/4 panel had already been replaced at some point in the past. Here's a picture of the part number.......

 

The time has come to pick up the paint gun and start spraying. Not too shabby!

Rebuild the numbers matching engine...

..... but not quite stock. Here's the intake/header flange after a day of machining.

Hmmmmm...... it seems to fit....