The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of American automobiles produced by Dodge. From 1969 to 1974, the first generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform, sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda.  The Challenger was described in a book about 1960s American cars as Dodge's "answer to the Mustang and Camaro. The 1972 grille and tail-light arrangement was carried over for the 1973 (and 1974) models, and the mandatory 5 mph bumpers were added. While the 225 cu in six-cylinder engine was dropped, (leaving just the two V-8s), all option lists otherwise were carry-overs from 1972. For 1974, the 340 cu in (5.6 L) engine was replaced by a 360 cu in (5.9 L) version offering 245 hp (183 kW; 248 PS), but the pony car market had fallen off and production of Challengers ceased in late April 1974. The A/C was not available with the 3-speed manual.

For the 1973-74 season of the TV show Mannix the title character drove a 1974 Challenger Rallye, which was specially ordered and built for the show. The car had every option available including the 360 4-barrel engine and the rare factory sunroof.


This car came in to get a paint job and some engine work.

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The 1974 Charger as it arrived in the shop.


On this car we pulled the engine and components in the engine compartment and then had the body media blasted so that we can do our discovery on the condition of the body to determine to what extent the body work needs to be done.  Upon discovery we determined that we needed new floor pans, trunk pans, quarter panels, 1 inner fender, back frame cover, replaced the firewall, inner & outer fenders.
The final stage will include applying body filler in the necessary areas, completely sanding the body, glazing the body, re-sanded, 2 coats of High End PPG paint applied along with 2 coats of clear coat, wet sand the body and then buff to a pristine shine.

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Making progress.... the new interior fenders and firewall are complete!

Got the engine bay painted a bight, shiny blue! 

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Finished up our part of this beauty, she got loaded up and went home. 

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