Challenger restored to its glory days — SFGate

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Challenger restored to its glory

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It is a common inspiration classic car lovers — the to relive the glory days of youth by driving the cars you from that time.

For Jones. muscle cars are of that inspiration, and he knew what he wanted when he searching for his 1970 Dodge His ’70 has a 440 with a 4-speed power steering and disc

Though it initially debuted as a edition of the Coronet sedan only in 1959), the Challenger was popularly manufactured by Chrysler 1970 through 1974 and by Mitsubishi Motors from before being revived by again in 2008.

When Jones found Challenger, he got an official inspection by the mechanic at the shop where it It was no surprise there were issues on the classic muscle including needing a new clutch, an issue, some rust as GAP Racing’s Tim Palazzolo said, on the engine that could did.

With that report, negotiated with the owner for a price for the diamond in the rough and it over to Palazzolo and his team at GAP in

GAP Racing owners Palazzolo and his George, sat down with and worked out their vision for the Jones was most interested in what he described as a dependable machine, retaining all the old-school while subtly blending in amenities.

Once again, the team at GAP disappoint. When the car arrived at the they discovered there more problems than had anticipated. The transmission was far beyond while the paint, dash, interior, weatherstripping and metal all in need of serious repair and

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The guys at GAP stripped the car, blasted it and replaced the majority of the metal work before prepped it for its fresh new white job.

When it got back to GAP, installed a new Hotchkis Suspension and a Feel gear box, and rebuilt the rear end and installed brakes on its four wheels. rebuilt the 440 engine with a crankshaft, six connecting rods, pistons, Edelbrock aluminum shaft-mounted roller rockers, Street cam and a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed Powertrain transmission. They installed 17⁄8-inch TTI headers, exhaust, an aluminum radiator, fans and an MSD ignition.

The interior was tricked out with material, a Vintage Air system, new all new wiring, power windows, rebuilt gauges, dash, steering, leather seats and a shifter.

Outside, the last of a new grille, lights and hardware, handles, bezels, antenna and a bumper brought it all together.

said the final touch was on some 15-inch slot mag with BF Goodrich tires. it is a stunning ’70 that make anyone nostalgic for a when these were on the road and in your driveway.

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