View Full Version : "Vanishing Point" - 1970 Dodge Challenger SE


DrumRocker442
11-20-2008, 02:23 AM
Here ya go boys.. (especially Sinister)

Not my daily driver, snow=salt and sand..

I helped my Dad Restore this the year before I turned 16..

440BBL
4spd Hemi trans
Dana 60 (4.72 diff pumpkin)

Feel free to ask if you have more questions.. :D

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I'll post the other project and my truck in the next couple days..

Take it easy!
-DR

GTR
11-20-2008, 02:26 AM
http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/2444_drooling.gif

Yours?

t3ku
11-20-2008, 02:28 AM
Mmmm Challenger, one year off the Charger my dad owned...very nice indeed.

Kracka
11-20-2008, 03:29 AM
Here ya go boys.. (especially Sinister)

Not my daily driver, snow=salt and sand..

I helped my Dad Restore this the year before I turned 16..

440BBL
4spd Hemi trans
Dana 60 (4.72 diff pumpkin)

Feel free to ask if you have more questions.. :D


Whats a hemi trans?

Who would've thought transmissions came with cylinder heads.

nfslover101
11-20-2008, 03:59 AM
Amazing car! My uncle had a Plum Crazy R/T and he that thing tuned up pretty hardcore with the 440. He ate Corvettes in that thing. Too bad he swerved to miss a drunk driver and rolled it down a embankment. I would love to have a Challenger.
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Nik.
11-20-2008, 04:01 AM
Venom will love you.

DodgeBoy
11-20-2008, 05:38 AM
Not bad. Of course the Vanishing Point Challenger was a R/T model. Not to mention Rally wheels and a hard top.

osa_mah91
11-20-2008, 08:40 AM
awesome ride mate.

Bl0cks
11-20-2008, 10:16 AM
Dammmmmmmmn.

Killua
11-20-2008, 02:35 PM
More members with awesome rides...

Sick car dude, I just saw my first Challenger the past weekend in an auto show. It must sound beautiful. :)

Lotec
11-20-2008, 03:22 PM
Nice Challenger!

BTW, I used to live in Rochester!

ricersHA
11-20-2008, 03:31 PM
i want one like that one someday

Civic_Undercover
11-21-2008, 08:17 PM
Wow.... that's one awesome Challenger! Looks like you did a great job restoring it! That 440 must really pull too..... very torquey engine.

Sage
11-22-2008, 12:21 PM
good to have another muscle car on here :)

Speedfast
11-25-2008, 05:54 PM
Nice classic muscle car and is it powerful? Do you know the 0-60 mp/h time for it? Are you going to throw in more mods?

Jon 944S2
11-26-2008, 03:31 PM
What an awesome car I've always loved the Dodge Challenger and that one looks to be in great condition too. I don't really see many muscle cars where I live though but we do get lots of Supercars.

DrumRocker442
11-28-2008, 01:01 AM
Hey guys,

Sorry for the massive delay..

Thanks for the praise!

@ Kracka - The 4 speed they had in the Hemi option cars, ie some SE's most R/T's and a handful of RT/SE's had a different gear ratio'ed transmission.. i happen to have one..

@ DodgeBoy - The only difference between mine and the R/T is the Vinyl top, the motor, the second side mirror and the plate in the back window.. the VP challenger is a Alpine White car.. mine's Egg Shell white.. but oh well! its still fun.. ;)

@ Civic - I was lucky, my dad kept the car indoors for almost its entire life, and the motor wasn't too bad of a rebuild to make.. still working on a few quips with it.. and yes.. its quite torquey.. its easier to launch in 2nd without spinning than in 1st.. haha

@ SpeedFast - I have no idea the 0-60, its plenty powerful.. not exactly a race car, but its still good fun, unfortunately it's NOT like Sage's Cougar, in PRISTINE condition.. but its still a hell of a joy to drive.. goes sideways quite nice, and spanks new mustangs, cobra's and saleens.. bahaha.. the only mods i've been thinking of are a new intake(possibly) a new carb, and maybe a manual steering box.. the power steering in this thing is ridiculously light.. i can counter steer with my pinky finger.. and its quite loose.. otherwise.. i need new tires soon.. haha

I'm quite glad you guys enjoy my Mopar! the next project is getting my dad to sign over the pinks for the '60 Impala 4 door.. mmm 396BBL and Turbo 400 shift kit.. :D

MuscleCarFreak
11-28-2008, 02:14 PM
Not a bad car. I like the AR 200S rims you got on her.


Always nice to see more classic Mopars. You've probably got the best car on this site by default, due to it being a Mopar Muscle Car.

What would really set that car off would be to replace that base model hood with a R/T Ralley Scooped Hood.

DrumRocker442
11-28-2008, 02:37 PM
I think instead of the R/T hood i'm gonna get a T/A hood with a latch.. pop's had a fiberglass one with tube lock hood pins.. WARNING NEVER BUY THEM! one day he was playin around near stewartville, mn and the hood pins gave way.. we still have the scoop part of the hood in the attic.. :( bad times.. but yea.. a T/A hood or and R/T hood would be nice..

And dad bought those wheels in 1982.. haha my favorite is the American Scientific Tach, and the Ansen Ground Grabbers traction bars.. you'll prolly never find another car that has either of them.. haha

Thanks for the Praise MCF.. :) you have a hell of a ride too if i recall..

Dark Stealth_Hunter
11-28-2008, 09:24 PM
wow i am speechless man, that is an awesome ride u got there

F.R.
11-28-2008, 10:44 PM
That's a nice muscle car DrumRocker442;) Do you have any videos of it?

Speed911
11-28-2008, 11:13 PM
You got proof this thing is really yours?

DrumRocker442
12-01-2008, 01:20 AM
no vids unfortunately.. and speed 911 i'll take your proof pic tomorrow.. that kid in the bucket hat holding up the rawkfist is me like 4 years ago at car craft nationals in st. paul, mn..

nfscars.com and my username on paper right? haha

MuscleCarFreak
12-01-2008, 04:12 AM
ehh... Dont mind 911.... Its quite common for younger kids to inherit their families classics.

To alot of people, it sounds stupid, and sometimes pisses others off that they werent given cool shit, but damn, I doubt there is a kid here that wouldnt say no to a member of their family if they were given a car.

Only thing is.... The car is never truely yours til you have put your time and money into it, and Im not just talking a rim here and a painted part there.

RedTwentyFour
12-01-2008, 05:31 AM
reminds me, i seen an 18 years old turk with a brand new M3 the other day, happy daddy pays?

GTR
12-01-2008, 06:16 AM
reminds me, i seen an 18 years old turk with a brand new M3 the other day, happy daddy pays?

yo don be hatin on turks mang, I'm half turk. :P

Kracka
12-01-2008, 11:56 AM
yo don be hatin on turks mang, I'm half turk. :P

Sorry to hear that.

Speed911
12-01-2008, 03:52 PM
ehh... Dont mind 911.... Its quite common for younger kids to inherit their families classics.
Wow... I'm just asking for proof, is that so wrong?

"Its quite common for younger kids" to come in here and act all high and mighty because they say they have a car when they don't really have.

I must say it is a very nice car. I like it a lot though.

xXmuscleonlyXx
12-01-2008, 05:40 PM
Nice challenger
how much hp

DrumRocker442
12-01-2008, 11:13 PM
No no.. dad bought it in '82 for $1300 and we went budget on it.. he's a mechanic by day.. and mom doesn't make a killing either.. and i completely understand for proof.. just sucks when its covered in the back of the garage for winter..

I'm lucky dad has my name on the title.. only because i've bled for the beast.. :)

and we're pushin around 450-480 at the wheels we believe.. hasn't been on a dyno since the rebuild.. (no monies for that) :(

oh and rick, i lived in the bay area for three years.. i know all about rich lucky kids who have never been told in their life.. unfortunately, i'm not one of them.. i've been lucky enough to have a job since i turned 14 and worked for nearly everything i'm lucky enough to call my own.. :)

xXmuscleonlyXx
12-02-2008, 07:34 AM
thats still a beast of a car nice job on it

Sage
12-02-2008, 12:55 PM
bah, covered in the garage... my cougar spends 97% of its time sitting in my garage with the hood up. its a shame good cars like this only get driven three or four times a year, but it puts a big smile on your face for those few times you do drive it. :)

Dark Stealth_Hunter
12-02-2008, 01:01 PM
bah, covered in the garage... my cougar spends 97% of its time sitting in my garage with the hood up. its a shame good cars like this only get driven three or four times a year, but it puts a big smile on your face for those few times you do drive it. :)

3 or 4 times a year? thats one reason y u don't want some bastard comign thru an intersection totalling ur car

xXmuscleonlyXx
12-03-2008, 08:45 AM
yeah cause as much moeny u would have put into your cars
then sum jackoff t-bones u

GTR
12-03-2008, 09:33 AM
Sorry to hear that.

Oh don't be. I said "half", so I can live with it.

Kind of...its not like the other half is anything better either.

Dark Stealth_Hunter
12-03-2008, 12:59 PM
yeah cause as much moeny u would have put into your cars
then sum jackoff t-bones u

my point exactly, bro

Sage
12-03-2008, 02:16 PM
i highly doubt i will be getting t-boned at an intersection anytime soon... especially considering i only drive it on narrow backroads where other cars are rare to come by.

xXmuscleonlyXx
12-05-2008, 08:55 AM
stuff happens man