Who: Duane Reimer
Where: Casper, Wyoming
What: ’70 Dodge Challenger R/T hardtop
Duane—a longtime Mopar Muscle subscriber—built his Challenger with help from our advertisers (especially Year One, R/T Specialties, Tony’s Parts, SSBC, and Gary’s Steering Wheels) resulting in a Top Ten finalist in last year’s Mopar Online Top Eliminator contest.
He started with a rust-free, numbers-matching original that was his daily driver during high school. After graduation, it was parked at his dad’s shop until 2005, when he started work on it.
He removed and stored the OEM 440 Magnum, replacing it with a 500-inch stroker from 440Source, that includes Ross pistons, Edelbrock heads (ported by Muscle Motors), and a Pro-Flo II multi-port fuel injection, plus a 3-inch exhaust with ceramic coated headers from tti. The stock 727 was rebuilt with a B&M shift kit, and the 3.91-geared, Sure Grip–equipped 8¾ rear got a rebuild, too.
Also going on were Wilwood disc brakes and BFG-shod 17-inch Boss wheels front and rear, a complete performance suspension from Just Suspension Inc., and XV Motorsports’ subframe connectors.
Inside are Legendary’s repro seat covers, while Just Dashes redid the dashpad and interior panels, and Auto Instruments Inc. restored the dash gauge cluster. Outside, new bumpers from Denver Bumper accent the Hemi Orange paint.
Who: Don Cawley
Where: New Columbia, Pennsylvania
What: ’67 Plymouth Belvedere GTX hardtop
Don wanted to re-create the ’67 GTX he bought new. He found this one (originally white with a white-and-red interior) through a friend’s brother, and proceeded to turn it into the B5 Blue/black interior B-Body seen here.
Don did all the re-assembly work on the 440 Magnum, as well as rebuilding the front suspension and polishing all the original chrome trim, while son Wayne (whose rides were featured here a few years back) did the bodywork and paint.
Once finished, it joined a 440/four-speed ’68 GTX in his garage that he bought back in 1974.
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