My Name Sake.

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Project by charger1966 posted 04-03-2008 04:25 AM 2534 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK Guys, Here is the pictures of my Name Sake. I bought this car in Nov. of 1976. I rebuilt it twice since then and this is what it looks like today. It’s a 1966 Dodge Charger, 383 cu in with an automatic tranny. It has 323;1 gears in it and it will make you crap your pants when I jump on it. It ran undefeated in 1977 and 78 at the local drags and I’m please to say it will live on. My son is now the proud owner of it since I lost my eye sight. Enjoy the pics.

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#1 posted 04-03-2008 04:28 AM

looks like a fun ride!!! thanks for sharing this and all your projects…welcome to LJ’s…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 04-03-2008 04:30 AM

Great car. I was (& am) a CHEVY fan, but any muscle car from the golden years gets my juices flowin again.

Thanks for posting the pic’s


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#3 posted 04-03-2008 04:40 AM

oooohhh…. Charger….. fuuuuuuunnnnnn….

My brother had a Buick Regal that he dumped a 327 into with a t350 auto that he put a shift kit in.. Was a wicked car..

Always wanted a Road Runner myself… Or a Delorean.. Neither of which I’ll ever have.. ;)

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#4 posted 04-03-2008 05:00 AM

Looking back at the sixties, when I was a teenager, I am continually amazed at the unbelievably powerful cars ( of EVERY make) that were turned over to teenage boys full of testosterone. It’s a miracle that most of us transcended that era alive!

I never had a muscle car. My parents owned what may be the ugliest car ever made – a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere. I got to drive it a little. My best friend, though, had a Buick Skylark Grand Sport convertible, that was almost impossible to keep on the road if you ‘really got on it’. He swore that he occasionally was passed by his own rear end !!!

Ah, well . . . . . . back to this century and more sawdust.

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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#5 posted 04-03-2008 10:42 AM

I always liked the Chargers, and most of the Mopars. Had a buddy with a Hemi powered 68 Swinger that went like stink. My ride was a 68 Mustang rag-top…..sure wish I still had it.

Nice that your son now gets your car, even though under these circumstances.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 04-03-2008 11:59 AM

I always wanted one of those when I was in high school.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 04-03-2008 01:13 PM

((passing the tissues to the memory-holders))

My husband owned a ‘Cuda but his dream car was a Chevy Nova. never did get to own one though

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 04-03-2008 01:33 PM

very nice! I am a mustangs fan myself (hince the name runngt <run>) I have owned and modified a 1989 gt, 2003 gt and my one true love my 1966 289 hard top. Have since sold them all thinking wood working would be a cheaper passion…...boy did I go wrong there!!
I just told my buddy the other day I have been watching pinks on speed and the barrett jackson car auction and man does that make you want a new hot rod or what! I love the old cars with gas sucking big block power, but there is something to be said now days for a 500hp super charged EFI car still getting close to 20 mpg!

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#9 posted 04-03-2008 02:18 PM

What kind of wood did you use? What color of stain? How did you joint the body panels? My first muscle car was a 1965 Chevelle Malibu. Not an SS because the SS weighed over 700 lbs more than the straight Malibu. And, I’ll date myself, ordered new, my senior year in high school, 327 CI, 350 HP, 4 speed, posi. It was a sleeper and would move. Especially after a few little tweaks here and there.

That is really a sweet ride, I always did like the very early Chargers. There is a guy down the street from me that has a “stock” ‘66 Charger, in the original white paint. The car sits outside in all kinds of weather, uncovered. Dumb-*ss.

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#10 posted 04-03-2008 02:20 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! I remember my dad had a ‘67 Charger when I was a kid. I loved that car. It was set up the same as yours. I always told him that I wanted that car when I started driving, but unfortunately a guy on a motorcycle hit the left front fender and my dad lost interest in the car and sold it to a friend of his for….. $750.00 :( When I was old enough to drive a couple of years later, my friends and I were poking around the local wrecking yard and came across the car there all beat up and ready for the scrap heap. I went home and told my dad about it and asked if we could buy and restore it, but he said no it wasn’t worth it. I know now that my dad isn’t the handiest guy in the world and that is probably why he didn’t want to tackle it. I think I’m going to be a lot more supportive of my son’s dreams.

Thanks for sharing the pictures and bringing back fond memories of my dad’s ‘67,


-- If you're walking on eggs, don't hop!

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#11 posted 04-03-2008 03:52 PM

I love the tails on these things.

-- He said wood...

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#12 posted 04-03-2008 08:36 PM

Great looking mopar! I like the 68.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 04-04-2008 02:56 AM

I grew up liking Chevy, but over the years started liking Mopar. Now I like all american made that do not have a blue oval on the front (I have had a few through the years and they have had too many problems to list.) I guess the only thing that could improve your 66 would be a HEMI.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#14 posted 05-22-2008 02:58 PM

As a muscle car lover and former owner of a 1969 Ford Torino GT with a 428 cobra jet and a 1966 mustang GT 289 hi per I still loved the chargers and cuda’s.
Great looking car and your son should be proud to have it, as I am sure he is.

Have fun and be safe…..

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#15 posted 06-15-2008 07:18 PM

My first car was a ‘68 Plymouth Road Runner that I bought in 1975 …..383 ,4bbl carb , 4 speed , posi rearend also with the 323 gears….It was the best $150.00 that I ever spent !! Damn how I miss that car !!! Thanks for posting this nice flashback : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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