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Author Topic: My V 10 Charger Project  (Read 47279 times)
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« on: March 15, 2009, 08:10:55 PM »

Photos will be posted as work progress's
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 08:54:02 PM »

Welcome. I am looking forward to seeing those pics. It looks like you are already underway in the project!

Cheers,

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 11:23:25 PM »

Excellent - Love the fact that we have another guy here doing the same swap!  Feel free to trade stories and Q/A.  I just finished my mock up and will be tearing mine back down to finish up the body work.

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 07:14:20 PM »

this is how I received the car after it was shipped from Alabama to CT


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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 07:17:45 PM »

Then some tear down and a good inspection of the car found that all the key structural parts were in good condition


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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 07:19:48 PM »

A dolly was made so the car can be moved around


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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 07:21:17 PM »

Here is the Car after Soda Blasting


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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 07:24:25 PM »

I was able to find a  2004 Gen 3 engine and transmission with only 4000 miles on it


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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 07:32:40 PM »

Then a viper rear clip became available and I couldn't pass it up


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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 07:36:36 PM »

before I removed the rear frame of the car I re installed the doors to make sure I still had good gaps


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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 07:39:55 PM »

A lot of time was spent measuring and test fitting


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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2009, 07:45:57 PM »

A lot of time test fitting the engine in diffrent positions in the car, I didn't want to cut the fire wall out but I decided it would be the lesser of the evils. I did not want to put the radiator in front of the support. Beside the car will drive better with the engine further back


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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2009, 07:52:01 PM »

Now the fun begins, custom motor mounts, the car did not want me to to have steering, exhaust and a mount on the left side again lots of time spent here, the mounts will be fully welded and reinforced when the the car is broken down


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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 07:53:40 PM »

Now a hand made trans cross member


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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2009, 08:00:29 PM »

I think I currently own every configuration of header and exhaust manifold from a viper and srt 10 truck. I though for sure that I would use headers from a srt 10 truck but I would have clearance issues with the passengersside floor.  The solution was to use the stock Viper manifolds/headers and cut out the elbow making the look sort of like a late 60's Chevrolet Rams Horn style piece


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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2009, 08:20:14 PM »

Very, very nice work.
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2009, 03:53:13 PM »

 Shocked wow.

keep it up!
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2009, 05:57:51 PM »

Shocked wow.

keep it up!


VERY IMPRESSIVE! Keep up the good work.... And keep up the pics!  cheers icon_smile_big icon_smile_cool popcrn
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2009, 06:04:30 PM »

Holy crap  Shocked  Looks good  2thumbs
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2009, 06:55:22 PM »

Not able to do much this weekend,  I was only  able to devote Sunday to the car, I started by dropping the engine and trans to work on the torsion bar cross member.  Who ever designed these cars so that the engine and trans can drop out the bottom of the car gets a gold star!!!!!!


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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2009, 06:56:34 PM »

spent some time plugging and filling holes in the torsion bar cross member.   Later on I will go over filled holes with a coat of All Metal to make it nice and smooth.


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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2009, 06:57:17 PM »

Then I focused on the area over the transmission were I had to cut a section of the torsion bar cross member. I have seen cars were part have this cross member was removed and the ends were not re-connected.    Since I am using a coil over kit in the front this cross member won’t be under as much of a load as if the torsion bars were being used.  All I did was contour a piece of 1/8 inch flat and once I got the shape I wanted I reinforced it with some ¼ inch round stock




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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2009, 07:55:29 PM »

Back on the car this weekend,  Pop-ed out the engine and trans and started by trimming the fire wall, I cut the majority of the fire wall out and left a 3/4 inch lip were I could so I have something to attach the new on to.  I filled in the the area were the wiper motor used to be. I am going to mate up a street rod wiper kit to the factory linkage.  When I get back on the car this weekend I will be fitting the passengers floor, once the floor is in I will start fabbing a fire wall


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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2009, 11:41:49 PM »

That is one hell of a project. 2thumbs

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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2009, 01:38:18 AM »

Very nice work! you have big cohones!
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