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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2474474
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Since I wanted better handling and easier servicing, I did a lot of work checking into these suspension and used the best sources and tech that would have made this a better than stock driving. The weak part in these suspension is primarily the k-member. If you look, it is formed sheet metal that has some welds and engine mounts on it, nothing more. So strengtening it will require more than quick fix items. Welding is required and a clean surface is best, so off to a chem bath to remove any contaminants.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2474484
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As you can see, welding from the factory was not up to current standards and lots of gaps and ok'ish spot welds through out.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2483505
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Thanks for sharing the build process - I like the direction it's headed with a noticeable improvement in the handling department up

Do you plan to 'box' the control arms?

Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: RusTy/SE] #2980485
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Been awhile since I posted on my Charger. Long story short, friend I had doing the work had a disagreement over the project and added covid worries, was forced to put it in storage in 2019. I will be posting updates from prior posting from another forum I belong to.

Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2980489
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Now most folks would have started welding, but that was not the best way to work with the metal k-member. Though it might seem over kill, I started with having the k-member heated up to nearly glowing and slowly let it cool for a full day. This removes any impurities left from the chem dip and helps strengthen the metal in the unit. This was done two more times during the week, making for stronger metal and having it ready to for welding. Tech from FFI made the brackets for reinforcing the k-member easier then than doing it myself and make for quick work, brackets and reinforcement work to be done correctly, it was then taken to Magnum Force Racing and one of their certified welders did all their magic to make this unit super strong and rigid. Clean and great welding can be seen where there were gaps and media blasting final prep before off to powder coating.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2980490
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new Magnumforce chromemoly tubular control arms, and they had their new powder coating semi-gloss black on them, which is to me more resistant to chips than previous blend they carried.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2980498
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Magnum Force did the powder coating and came out very nice.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2980500
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final bodywork before primer sealer.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2980503
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primer and will sit for awhile before being painted.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2980505
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Color testing paint, looking at how it will look on mirrors first.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #2981992
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Good looking stuff! cool


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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: DynoDave] #3087666
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update images and pictures coming in 2023.

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popcorn


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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: DynoDave] #3096278
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locked away since 2020 because the guy working on it gave up after my money he had me spend didnt get parts to him fast enough so it went into storage. hope to start again next year.

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Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: migsBIG] #3096663
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Originally Posted by migsBIG
primer and will sit for awhile before being painted.


What I want to know is, why do your photos show both a 1971 early production spec hood (solid line of cowl vents) and the 1972 spec hood (cowl vents divided in the center)? scope

Are you covertly restoring your 1971, too?

Re: Finally started! 1972 Dodge Charger Rallye project. [Re: GB5andGY8] #3096681
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It's a great looking car. Can't wait to see the progress.


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