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#2568070 - 10/22/18 08:53 PM Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare
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Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - quite rare
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183489712608
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#2568071 - 10/22/18 08:58 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: Vert]
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Hardtop conversion is my guess.

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#2568073 - 10/22/18 09:00 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: Vert]
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Could of been converted over by a member that use to do this kind of stuff.
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#2568081 - 10/22/18 09:14 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: Vert]
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No convertibles from LA, so modified or ?

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#2568114 - 10/22/18 09:49 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: Vert]
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Yup: Slightly modified.
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#2568128 - 10/22/18 10:15 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: Vert]
ragtopdodge Offline
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too bad they hacked a real R/T car.

No mention of conversion.

Smells like intentional deceit if you ask me.

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#2568204 - 10/23/18 03:00 AM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: Vert]
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I bet it has a swapped VIN.

Whats up with the rear shock mounts?
Would a 383 RT Challenger have torque boxes?

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#2568217 - 10/23/18 06:59 AM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: A990]
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Originally Posted By A990
I bet it has a swapped VIN.

Whats up with the rear shock mounts?
Would a 383 RT Challenger have torque boxes?


Nope it used to be a hardtop.

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#2568227 - 10/23/18 07:51 AM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: crocha617]
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Originally Posted By crocha617
Originally Posted By A990
I bet it has a swapped VIN.

Whats up with the rear shock mounts?
Would a 383 RT Challenger have torque boxes?


Nope it used to be a hardtop.


I have a hard time believing it was a hard top converted. He even says the top is original and has small tears.
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#2568263 - 10/23/18 09:09 AM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: kwhmopar1]
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Originally Posted By kwhmopar1
Originally Posted By crocha617
Originally Posted By A990
I bet it has a swapped VIN.

Whats up with the rear shock mounts?
Would a 383 RT Challenger have torque boxes?


Nope it used to be a hardtop.


I have a hard time believing it was a hard top converted. He even says the top is original and has small tears.


Added tube steel frame connectors & a hardtop spare tire hold down in the trunk.

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#2568269 - 10/23/18 09:36 AM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: crocha617]
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Maybe just swapped out the dash at some point in its life?

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#2568354 - 10/23/18 12:15 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: kwhmopar1]
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Originally Posted By kwhmopar1
Originally Posted By crocha617
Originally Posted By A990
I bet it has a swapped VIN.

Whats up with the rear shock mounts?
Would a 383 RT Challenger have torque boxes?


Nope it used to be a hardtop.


I have a hard time believing it was a hard top converted. He even says the top is original and has small tears.


Says top is original, doesn't say it's original to this particular car...
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#2568359 - 10/23/18 12:19 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: Vert]
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Sure would like to see some details photos of the windshield frame!

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#2568385 - 10/23/18 01:04 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: Vert]
BS27R1B Offline
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Love the notched floor in the trunk for shock access. The trunk floor looks to be quite a mess around the wheel houses.

Ask about the hidden numbers or ask straight up if it was converted.

The wording of the ad seems to be clear "It started out as a 383 Magnum R/T car." also " 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Style Convertible ".

He also has listed the VIN so you could not go back on him. Seems somewhat up front about what the car really is.
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#2568475 - 10/23/18 03:47 PM Re: Convertible Challenger JS23 vin - rare [Re: BS27R1B]
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A simple picture of the rear wheelhouses in the trunk will likely show the absence of the caps.
Back when people were doing early backyard hardtop conversions, these were seldom used.

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