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#1614681 - 05/01/14 05:58 PM Modern Bullitt build
Keepat Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
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I started the restoration of my 1968 Dodge Charger with a plan to build a modern Bullitt. The outside of the car will look like the movie car with exception to the wheels, tires and a lower stances.
Iím planning on a set of one off 17Ē wheels to match the look of the hubcaps use on the Bullitt Charger. This will allow larger brakes and wider tires. This hubcap was made to look like a mag wheel and now
Iím going to have a wheel made to look like a hubcap. The motor will be a gen III Hemi 6.4 or the new Hellcat if it would fit under the stock hood? And a 6 speed manual trans. I have a lot of details to work out but for now
I will bag and tag the parts and get the car media blasted.
Thanks
Pat





This how car looked when I bought it a 1 Ĺ years ago.




And now the parts start coming off!

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#1614682 - 05/02/14 10:39 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Turbo224 Offline


Registered: 02/03/14
Posts: 42
Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
Looks like a pretty clean car to start your project with. Looking forward to pictures!
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#1614683 - 05/02/14 01:39 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Turbo224]
burdar Offline
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Registered: 10/31/06
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Loc: Iowa
I like the concept! I'll be watching.
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#1614684 - 05/05/14 10:47 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Duster08 Offline


Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 5
Loc: Texarkana tx
Sweet ride

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#1614685 - 05/21/14 08:07 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Duster08]
Keepat Offline
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Still bagging and tagging the charger so I can get the car to the media blaster. Overall the car is in great shape with all of its original sheet metal and no accidents. The front fenders have never been off the car as I had to remove the great factory undercoating to get to the fasteners for the splash guards. The media blaster Iím sure will uncover a few surprises. But for now here is the Good the Bad and the Ugly to date.
The Good, all of the frame rails are in excellent condition with only one small area of rust on the right side trans cross member and no accidents front or rear.

The Bad, a little rust on the driverís side floor that will take an 8Ē x 12Ē patch panel








And the Ugly, I knew I would be replacing the trunk floor when I bought the car, but the back yard patch job is Ugly! On the good side both trunk drop and frame rails are rust free.





Thanks
Pat

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#1614686 - 05/21/14 09:06 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Keepat Offline
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I received the 1st rendering of the custom wheel Iím having made to look like the hubcaps used on the Bullitt Charger. There are a few small changes that need to be made, such as the center emblem is not orientated correctly. There will be a tool that will fit the emblem which will allow access to the lug-nuts. Iím very happy with the 1st drawings of this one off wheel and look forward to seeing them made.

This is the original hubcap


And here is the custom version of the hubcap






Thanks
Pat

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#1614687 - 05/22/14 06:47 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
bobbyb Offline
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Registered: 04/28/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: New Kent, Va.
Cool I like the wheels.
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#1614688 - 05/22/14 11:25 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: bobbyb]
69charger440_6pa Offline
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 1521
Loc: Oakley CA
Great job on the wheels, I like them alot!! Can't wait to see this car come together. I loved your last car, lots of inspiration for my current build is coming from your old ride.
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#1614689 - 05/23/14 08:21 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: 69charger440_6pa]
Keepat Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
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Loc: Maryland
Quote:

Great job on the wheels, I like them alot!! Can't wait to see this car come together. I loved your last car, lots of inspiration for my current build is coming from your old ride.




Yeah I enjoyed that first charger so much I decided to do it again, this one I'm sure will be a lot easier because the first one was a basket case as it was already disassembled before I bought it.
Thank you!
Pat

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#1614690 - 05/23/14 09:51 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
ihv800 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 117
Loc: CO
I've dreamt of building a Bullitt Charger for a long time. I've tossed plans around on what to do about wheels. I like the looks of the wheel covers, but am a bigger fan of styled wheels. I always thought how awesome it would be to have some custom wheels made that mimicked the full wheel covers. Those will be sweet, and in my opinion make the look of the car! Look forward to all you do to it.

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#1614691 - 05/24/14 10:24 AM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: ihv800]
Keepat Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
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Loc: Maryland
I have been trying to restore the parts as I remove them instead of at the end of the project. The left side vent box is the last item I did and it cleaned up nicely. Here are a few before and after pictures.
Thanks!
Pat












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#1614692 - 05/27/14 09:54 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Keepat Offline
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Received a few more wheel drawing with the logo upright and the black around the cut outs removed. Next drawings will have the extra material remove that was black as I think it may look better??


This is the front wheel 17x9 with a 5 ĹĒ back space





And this is the back wheel 17x11 with a 6 ĹĒ back space
Thanks
Pat

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#1614693 - 05/28/14 06:15 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Keepat Offline
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This is the final design of the wheel and the order is in! No black in the openings and the openings are larger. I should see them in 6 to 8 weeks.
Thanks!
Pat




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#1614694 - 05/28/14 06:22 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
hemidart1 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 1959
Loc: Moncton, New Brunswick
Very cool
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#1614695 - 05/28/14 08:51 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
RUNCHARGER Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 15263
Loc: Chilliwack B.C. Canada
Love the wheels and restoring the parts when pulling them is the best strategy to avoid getting overwhelmed when the car is all apart and everything is dirty. That's why projects sit for years and then get sold.

Sheldon

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#1614696 - 05/29/14 06:29 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: RUNCHARGER]
Keepat Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
Posts: 418
Loc: Maryland
Disassembled both doors so I can send out the vent window and door handles for re-chroming. Here are a few picture of the left doors hardware cleaned and painted along with the right doors hardware as it came out.






I remembered from my last 68 charger that reproduction the tail light gaskets didnít fit well. This time I was able to remove the original gasket without much damage and used an upholstery steamer to expand the foam. Then I sprayed a few coats of Plasti-Dip to fill in any damage. They should work like new!

Thanks
Pat




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#1614697 - 06/08/14 08:50 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Keepat Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
Posts: 418
Loc: Maryland
Still removing and restoring as I go, but not much photogenic stuff to post. One of the things I restored was the rearview mirror and I took a few pictures of my sons 68 mustang with it.











Soon my Charger will look as good as his Fastback but it will be a lot faster ;-)
Thanks!
Pat

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#1614698 - 06/13/14 05:55 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
Keepat Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
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Received my tires yesterday, 255/45 and 335/35. Hope to get the wheels in a few weeks, then I can test
fit the front wheel/tires but will have to wait until I mini tub the rear to see the back wheels/tires under the car.
Thanks!
Pat






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#1614699 - 06/18/14 04:35 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: Keepat]
mickm Offline
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Posts: 3964
Loc: California
those 355's are massive! how do you plan on getting them under there, are you going to mini tub it?
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#1614700 - 06/20/14 06:10 PM Re: Modern Bullitt build [Re: mickm]
Keepat Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
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Loc: Maryland
Quote:

those 355's are massive! how do you plan on getting them under there, are you going to mini tub it?




Yes, mini tub and RMS 4 link. As the trunk is rusted and is the only part of the floor that needs to be replaced that'll give me the room to work in the tubs with the old floor out.
Thanks
Pat

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