Restoration » Eddie's 1970 Dodge Charger
The History of the Charger
Automakers explored different concepts to fit in between the "pony car" and "personal luxury" cars that were raging during this time period. But this also would be the last year for the second generation Charger.
The Chrysler B platform made a few cosmetic changes especially after 1968. Changes included a wraparound chrome bumper, an undivided grille, hidden headlights, and rounded tail lights. Interior changes included high back bucket seats, revised door panels and the ignition was moved from the dash to the steering column. Sales increased once the Charger hit the market again in 1970.
PETTY’S GARAGE BUILD PLANS:
Here at Petty's Garage we are bringing this second generation Charger back to life. We're tearing it down piece by piece to give it a fresher, brighter paint job. We also freshened up the motor and transmission to get everything tied together. Last but not least we added a little bit of customization with two twin matte black stripes. It's definitely an eye catcher!
Fender Tag Decoded
(Reading from the left to right and bottom line up)
E61 (Engine Code) 383 cid 2bbl
D32 (Transmission Code) 727 Automatic
XP29 (Model Type) Charger 500
L0G (1st Digit, Engine Code) 383 cid 2bbl
(2nd Digit, Model Year) 1970
(3rd Digit, Assembly Plant) St. Louis
6 Digit Production Number
FE5 (Paint Color Code) Medium Red
C5XA (Interior Trim Code) Charcoal and Black Cloth Buckets
TX9 (Door Frame Paint Color) Black
302 (Date of Production) March 1970
V1X Black Vinyl Roof
A01 Light Package
B51 Power Brakes
C55 Bucket Seats
G33 Left Hand Remote Mirror
H51 Air Conditioning
L31 Hood Mounted Turn Signal Indicators
M21 Drip Rail Moldings
M31 Body Belt Moldings
R22 AM/8 Track Radio
26 26" Radiator
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