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« on: April 09, 2006, 01:09:25 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 01:47:57 PM »

Thanks for posting that. Some really nice pics there. I really like the idea of a charger convertible, and I already have the perfect candidate for the conversion - a 68 Charger 318 car that I've had wasting away in the barn for years...now if I could just find a SOLID 68 Coronet convertible to build on...I'd be in business... Roll Eyes
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It started out as a rusty, green '69 R/T SE.

Now, it's well on it's way to being a Daytona.

A fake Daytona, that is.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2006, 03:55:45 PM »

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1956 Plymouth Savoy 227 V8 Powerflite
1967 Plymouth Fury III convertible 383 auto
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 4 speed
1968 Plymouth Barracuda S/S clone 426 Hemi auto
1969 Fargo Custom 100 shortbox 383 auto
1969 Dodge Deora pickup clone 318 auto
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
1972 Dodge C600 318 4 speed
1979 Chrysler 300 T-top 360 auto
2001 Dodge RAM Sport Offroad 360 auto
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed
2014 RAM Laramie 5.7 Hemi 8 speed
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2006, 06:53:15 PM »

There seems to be a groundswell of enthusiasts who are building convertibles out of cars that never were. Obviously there was a 1970 Roadrunner convertible, which makes building a Superbird convertible a relatively simple procedure.
A Charger Daytona convertible is a might bit harder...
To those who have successfully achieved this task, my hat is off to you!
At this time, I'm going to post all the pictures that I have of these cars (over 110 shots), and encourage each of you to go through your picture collections and do likewise!
Or, send them to me...I'd appreciate the effort, and guarenteed, I will share them with the world!

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The link is below:

http://flickr.com/photos/83413973@N00/sets/72057594102789490/

I do beleive i know the convertible superbird in your picture. looks like a fella I know in kansas. if that car has a 528 hemi in it then its the one I know of.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2006, 07:28:47 PM »

The work that it takes to build a Charger convertible,is a lot more involved,than what is required to build the Superbird convertible. Although I didn't build mine as a wingcar,it still required quite a bit to metal fabrication,to fit the rear clip! The car is a blast to drive,and gets a lot of attention. It was worth all the labor!
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2006, 08:31:41 PM »

Chargervert,
 Your are the guy that built the Orange 70 RT convert, Right?  I Remembered reading that article in Mopar Action a few years back and always thought that was a cool car, and I want to say you did some awesome work. I always like when people build "what might have been cars". Like the guy that build a 71 Daytona. Do you have a web site with photos or anything I would like to see some in progress pics.  This might sound silly, A custom project that comes to my mind I would like to do in the future (although not as complicated or expensive) And would fit my budget... I think when I finish the RT I want an A body project, I like Dusters and 68 Darts... so I thought about building a 68 Demon... You know take a demon/dart sport shell, Put a 68 dart nose, round sidemarkers, and maybe grafting in 68 charger taillamps,to go with the 68 "round" theme. and Putting in a vent wing window in the demon doors. Use 68 Dart cluster and interior patterns. It may sound silly but I thought it would look pretty cool.

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2006, 08:40:54 PM »

Nice green superbird convert.I helped a friend with a parted out superbird.And a original 70 FM3 satellite conv >Back in the early 90-s .Put together a superbird ragtop with all real parts down to the rallye dash
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006, 10:12:13 PM »

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1956 Plymouth Savoy 227 V8 Powerflite
1967 Plymouth Fury III convertible 383 auto
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 4 speed
1968 Plymouth Barracuda S/S clone 426 Hemi auto
1969 Fargo Custom 100 shortbox 383 auto
1969 Dodge Deora pickup clone 318 auto
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
1972 Dodge C600 318 4 speed
1979 Chrysler 300 T-top 360 auto
2001 Dodge RAM Sport Offroad 360 auto
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed
2014 RAM Laramie 5.7 Hemi 8 speed
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2006, 10:08:46 AM »

hi
 i like the superbird convertable, very cool. the charger convertable looks like alot of work. thanks for sharing the pics.
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2006, 02:34:08 PM »

Hey Dave isnt that the car that almost burned in a garage fire! If I remember correctly that car was damaged slightly,by the fire.
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2006, 02:53:02 PM »

Hey JAAK, I did build the orange 70 Charger convertible,and my car was the inspiration for the 71 wingcars that my friend Gary built! The 71 wingcar info,was given to me by a friend of mine(Mike G @ Dayclona)and was obtained from Doug @ DSAC. When Mike gave me the info from Doug,I showed it to Gary,and Pam,who are very good friends of mine,and only restore 71 B bodies. Gary and Pam helped me complete the Charger convert,and liked the attention that a one off Mopar recieved! So as soon as I saw  those photographs that Mike gave me,I showed them to Gary,and told him that,These cars are what you have to build,and after we put a nose and wing on a model of a 71 Charger,and we loved the look,I told Gary that I would ask Mike to fab up the aero specific parts to build the 71 aero cars! I introduced Gary and Pam to Mike,and the rest is history!
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2006, 08:23:33 PM »

I will be building a daytona conv soon. and it will be very different than anyone else's as i am starting with a 67 Satellite conv and graft a charger sheet metal off some of my parts cars on to it. The reason I am going with earlier car is the rear window area is straight across [heres some pics] and would look better with the charger trunk lid lines unlike the curved 68 to 70 B Body convs. this project is a ways away as I have to finish my sunroof Superbird and My Superbird Conv first.


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70 Sunroof superbird clone
70 Superbird conv
69 Daytona 4X4 clone
68 GTX conv
71 Challenger conv pace car
70 Swinger Conv
2 78 Aspen Super Coupes
78 Aspen Super Coupe Sedan Delivery
80 Aspen Load Runner wagon
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76 Aspen R/T sunroof
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40 Dodge Tk street rod
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2006, 08:26:43 PM »

Yes thats friend mikes pink superbird we built.We had met and talked with Pete V .Who brought out his daytona convertible to many shows.And Mike wanted to do the suprerbird convertible
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1969 R4 Daytona XX29L9B410772
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23UOA174597
1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2006, 10:45:18 PM »

Hey Sunroof Superbird,that would be a different approach,but I think it would be a lot more work than I would want to do! The 68 to 70 b body has the same curvature on the top of the rear quarterpanels as the Charger,and the 66 - 67 b body is too straight across the top of the quarters. Also the top frame is taller,and would look too tall,and square to flow with the Chargers curving bodylines. I used the 68 Satelites body line on top of the rear quarter to simulate where the fin would be,and faded it at the spot where the fin would have ended on the hardtop,I thought it made it look like a Charger! That Satelite convertible that you have would make a great replica of the 67 GTX that David Spade drove in the movie Tommy Boy! I would look for a 68 - 70 convertible to do the other project,thats my input,having already done one.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2006, 04:03:59 AM »

Here is my friends 70 FM 3 satelite superbird convertible with all real factory parts .As chargervert mentioned ist was in a garage fire seen in the background .Only needs paint and top


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1969 R4 Daytona XX29L9B410772
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23UOA174597
1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2006, 04:08:54 AM »

 un likely i know but any of them a real wing car
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2006, 04:21:49 AM »

There is a real white superbird formerly owned by Pete V .That had a sunrooof.But alot of what your seeing are replicas.I was thinking why doesnt someone do a charger station wagon 70 charger nose on a b body wagon Ive seen 70 RR and GTXs done before .Or a 70 4 door satelitte and splice 2 together.For a superbird limo
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1969 R4 Daytona XX29L9B410772
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23UOA174597
1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2006, 04:37:59 AM »

 yeah ( nascarxx29)  i remember reading about that  white superbird with a sunroof , didn't the owner use a roof of a charger or something .
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2006, 05:18:03 AM »

Yes there was


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1969 R4 Daytona XX29L9B410772
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23UOA174597
1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2006, 09:44:37 AM »

yeah thats the one,  ( Nascarxx29) also didn't  some one take the vinyl off a original superbird and painted it Petty blue all over. or was it a clone,can't remember . it looked real nice though with no vinyl top .
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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2006, 02:32:12 PM »

At this time, I'm going to post all the pictures that I have of these cars (over 110 shots), and encourage each of you to go through your picture collections and do likewise!
Or, send them to me...I'd appreciate the effort, and guarenteed, I will share them with the world!
Nice pic collection! thumbs
By chance, do you know the story on this Charger? I stumbled on some pics of it myself a couple months ago, but don't know the story. Judging from the bent hood, it's the same car.

The 3rd pic is the only one I've got that I don't see in your collection. Wink



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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2006, 02:35:55 PM »

Also, I didn't see these pics in your collection. They were posted my another member here about a month ago in another thread. I don't know any history on the car.



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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2006, 02:36:26 PM »

Hey Dave,your buddy was very lucky that his Superbird convertible survived that fire! That sunroof that was in Petes Superbird,came from a friend of mine,his 70 Charger R/T SE was totaled in an accident.
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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2006, 02:44:40 PM »

Its nice to see a few more convertible Chargers out there,I really enjoy mine! I just hope that 69 wasn't an original R/T.
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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2006, 02:55:08 PM »

You can see the article on Pete's car here... http://host219.ipowerweb.com/~1970char/pictures/Charger_Vert.html

The Charger below is from e-town. I think it belongs to Howie, and he said it's some sort of factory proto-type. I have my serious doubts though. I'm sure a few of you know the car. That top is  Shocked


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