Classics 1967 Dodge Charger: High-End Restomod with Original Mopar 383 Power

19:07  14 may  2020
19:07  14 may  2020 Source:   hotrod.com

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Thus far, most of the Readers' Rides submissions we've featured here on hotrod.com have been of the homebuilt hero variety—as in, someone who saved up and bought parts when they could, using hard work and automotive ingenuity to build their dream car. There is another way to get to a similar end goal, but it also involves plenty of hard work and time.

Ted Ahern from Dorchester, Massachusetts, took this route. After building up wealth working in the real estate industry, Ted finally got the chance to have his perfect 1967 Dodge Charger built.

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Ted purchased the Charger out of Oregon back in the late 2000s. It spent the next decade getting bounced from shop to shop without being completed. Then, in October 2017, Ted found Troy Krane, a one-man car builder out of Massachusetts. Troy does everything from paint and body to brakes and suspension, all from his shop that sits adjacent to his home.

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One month after their initial contact, Ted had the 1967 Dodge Charger on a trailer along with a van full of parts headed to Troy's shop. Oh, and he brought another entire parts car, too. The goal, according to Troy, was "to have a basically original example of the '67 Charger with all the modern comforts of a new car."

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After sorting through the parts and getting the body on a rotisserie, Troy took about a year to complete the paint and body on the Charger before moving on to the rest of the build. In the meantime, the original Mopar 383 engine and 727 Torqueflite transmission were rebuilt and upgraded by Coughlin Machine in Norwood, Massachusetts. Then, completing the drivetrain, Troy rebuilt the 8-3/4 rearend with a Trac-Lok limited-slip and 3.54:1 gears and added a Gear Vendors overdrive unit behind the 727.

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Underneath the Charger, the stock k-member was replaced by an aftermarket setup from Riley Motorsports, and Viking coilovers were used along with rack and pinion steering. In the rear is a Riley Motorsports Street Lynx system with disc brakes at all four corners.

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The interior was designed to follow the same theme, making it functional and modern but retaining an original look. This was accomplished with custom sewn leather seats and door cards done by New England Trim in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Troy then added a modern speaker system from RetroSound, complete with Bluetooth control.

"From the exterior," Troy said, "the only 'tells' are the wheels," which are 20-inch Ridler 645 chrome wheels measuring 8 inches wide in the front and 10 inches in the rear. As for the rest of the Charger, Troy achieved his goal of making the car appear original, saying, "The interior and under hood look OEM at first glance, then the car draws you in and you notice little things—like peeling an onion, the car reveals that it's not just a sweet looking stocker."

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Looking to build your own Restomod Mopar? Here's all the build details of Ted Ahern's 1967 Dodge Charger:

  • Mopar 383ci engine with "440 hp heads," Comp Cams camshaft, Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley Sniper EFI, Hyperspark ignition, Hedman headers, and full custom stainless polished exhaust system
  • 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission backed by a Gear Vendors overdrive unit
  • Mopar 8-3/4 rearend with Trac-Lok limited-slip and 3.54:1 gears
  • Riley Motorsports AlterKation k-member with Viking coilover shocks and rack and pinion steering, Riley Motorsport Street Lynx 4-bar system in the rear
  • Wilwood disc brakes front and The Right Stuff disc brakes rear with a Hurst line-lock and Wilwood adjustable proportioning valve
  • House of Kolor Jet Black paint with Kosmic Klear clear coat
  • Ridler 645 Chrome wheels, 20x8 inches front and 20x10 inches rear
  • Stock seat frames and door panels covered in custom leather upholstery, CNC aluminum trim, suede headliner and sun visors
  • Vintage Air climate control system, RetroSound Bluetooth head unit and speakers with 12-inch Kicker subwoofer and amplifier

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