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Did someone make a '68 Charger convertible?


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#1 jaydar

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:51 AM

I would love to have one but so far i have only found hard tops.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:54 AM

A '68 Charger convertible, not even Dodge made a '68 Charger convertible "back in the day" but you can with your trusty razor saw.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:54 AM

Dodge never made a convertible Charger.

I'm sure it could be done in scale, and I seem to recall somebody on the dodgecharger.com forums was starting a 'phantom' one based on a Coronet convertible a few years ago....don't know if they pulled it off or not.

**EDIT** I remembered my id and password from the Charger forums, and did a quick search......here's one thing I turned up:
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The guy who posted the pic said it was for sale at a swap meet in Everett WA.

Edited by VW Dave, 27 December 2011 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:00 AM

Im High school, in 1969, My freind, Grady Stephensen, had a 69 Coronet R/T convertable. He wrecked it in the front. When it was repaired, He had them put a 69 Charger front end on it. It fit PERFECTLY, Flowed with the body lines, and was in fact a VERY beautiful car design! It's STILL a wonder to me WHY Dodge didn't go after this design. It was just a flat out BEAUTIFUL car!!! And I have NEVER seen another, not even in scale!!!

#5 Rob Hall

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:42 AM

I saw a really cool phantom Charger Daytona convertible in one of the Mopar mags recently...plan to do one like that in 1:25th eventually. I have a couple other phantom Charger convertible kit builds I've started using the Revell '69s...one was a kit that I bought new but had a crushed roof, so I'd like to do it similar to a show car that Chrysler had back then--a low-windshield 2 seat Charger roadster..the other is a conventional convertible using the boot from a Coronet.

Edited by Rob Hall, 27 December 2011 - 05:42 AM.


#6 SoCalCarCulture

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:03 AM

Something like this '70?...

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:09 AM

That would be an easier conversion, because there were factory '70 Satellite and RoadRunner convertibles

Edited by VW Dave, 27 December 2011 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:24 AM

You know I like phantom cars of all kinds but for some reason I don't like the phantom convertible Superbird. I guess I feel the aero stuff just doesn't work without the fastback roof. :unsure: It is a beautifully restored/modified car though. :)

#9 Joe Handley

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:36 AM

I'VE seen that car in person and used to be in e-mail contact with it's owner, from what he could find on that car, it was converted back in the 70's when nearly new with all factory parts that were stripped off a real Superbird so the dealer could actually get it to sell. The car's original owner found those parts behind the the dealer, bought them, and had them installed on his 383 Vert. It's really anice car and the guy who owned it is pretty nice too.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:04 AM

I'VE seen that car in person and used to be in e-mail contact with it's owner, from what he could find on that car, it was converted back in the 70's when nearly new with all factory parts that were stripped off a real Superbird so the dealer could actually get it to sell. The car's original owner found those parts behind the the dealer, bought them, and had them installed on his 383 Vert. It's really anice car and the guy who owned it is pretty nice too.


Interesting story, I shot those pics about 5 years ago at a show in SoCal.

#11 Joe Handley

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:41 AM

You probably shot those the year before he brought it out this way while here visiting family. Last I heard he bought and was running a garage of some sort not too long after he was out this way.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:05 AM

Never say never.........

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I took these pics at the Naperville, IL Mopar show in 2008. If I remember right it started life as a Coronet 500 and was reskinned. I haven't seen the car since, who know where it is today.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:28 PM

wow! I knew there wasn't a '69 but i thought there was a '68. What the heck was i thinking of?

thanks for the replies,

joe.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:59 PM

I like that Charger, but if the windshield was an inch or so lower and maybe laid back a few inches too then add a T-Bird like back seat like cover.............

Edited by Joe Handley, 27 December 2011 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:28 PM

That superbird just doesnt look right.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

That "Charger" convertible looks cool! I've never seen one done like that before, but I have to say it looks good!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

I like both the Charger and Superbird..both look factory.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:54 PM

I like phantom cars when they're done up as a 'what if' factory car....I recall seeing both a convertible T/A Challenger and AAR 'Cuda at Carlisle one year, and a guy from Canada shows up nearly every year with a 64-ish Plymouth wagon modded into a 2-door with a Hemi that looks factory; his vanity tag reads "1OFNONE."