Tinkering with cars is something that needs a more hands on approach. You cannot get the desired result, if you are afraid of getting your hands dirty. At Moparclubco, we decided to do a customization of our favorite Dodge Charger-the 1969 General Lee-, which is a popular car among not just mopar, fans but the public too.
One of our members had a model in splendid disrepair, which is what we would love to have. The more rundown a car is the better options you have to tweak it and get it back into shape. And this is much more fun than sitting inside the office and contemplating about tackling the paperwork before you.
1969 Dodge Charger
Many dodge and Mopar fans have fond memories of the 1969 Dodge Charger, which rose to fame after being featured as General Lee in The Dukes of Hazzard. Actually more than one Charger had played the role because many of the chargers were wrecked during the filming. Dodge Charger 1969 classic version is available in various ranges of trims other than the base version.
For those who look for a luxurious Dodge ride, the Special edition is an apt choice. If you are looking at a hot performing model, the 1969 R/T version is ideal. The Daytona and Dodge Charger 500 are other racing variants, which have won several rounds at NASCAR. All 1969 models have two-door feature with hardtop. The grille’s central divider present vertically and horizontally positioned taillights are the two main features that distinguish the 1969 model from the rest.
The 1969 model had two types of engines, a 2-barrel, and 4 barrel engine. The two-barrel type had 290hp, while the other was capable of 330 hp. This latter model is a unique one for the 1969 Chargers and it had a magnum version of 440 hyp and a Hemi model of 426 hp all of which were in Street Hemi Orange hue.
While the Super Bees and Road Runners had the magnum motor variety, it did not feature in the regular Charger cars until 1971. Both the 383 4 barrle engine and the magnum had internal variations mostly such as different camshaft profile, valve springs and windage tray The big exhaust and Carter AVS carburetor were the few similarities present in both.
Although the model we had didn’t look like it had been doing the rounds with the Duke Cousins, we still had plenty of work to do on it to give the muscle car the superb blast we expect from the mopar car.