FULL REBUILD: Upgrading A 1970 Dodge Challenger Restomod From The Inside Out

Publicerades den 21 apr 2021
Detroit Muscle goes on the hunt for their next big build: Project Ultra Violet...a 1970 Challenger. This Mopar is in serious need of a sand blaster! The team salvages a rotted out '70 Challenger with how-to weld in a new metal roof, drip rails and A-pillars. Then, chassis guru Jeff Schwartz brings in his G-Machine chassis to convert uni-body Challenger to a full frame. We show you how to weld in a new trunk pan and fabricate a front cowl panel from scratch before the guys graft the world's first low deck, all aluminum Hemi and T56 six speed gearbox.

Then, it's step-by-step tech on how-to mini tub a muscle car rear end to create clearance for massive tires and celebrity builder Chris Ryan shows how-to lay down metallic paint and graphics on our very purple Challenger. The guys get into how to refurbish an expensive grill, insulate a uni-body plus tips on reassembling brightwork before fabbing a high flow EFI fuel system, serpentine belt drive and dual fan cooling system. Finally, the Mopar interior gets upgraded with performance seats, and a custom dash insert.

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  • Kinda looks like it's mov-in

  • That rebuild was so interesting and amazing thank you for sharing with us.

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  • Tkhis was a great video!!! Keep 'em coming... Love the color and the graphics.

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  • you guys should do a charger next

  • I like both these guys separately but they have zero chemistry as cohost together. It was almost distracting during the build there’s a couple times it seemed like they genuinely hated each other on camera..

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  • I wish I could do stuff like this, amazing work all around guys.

  • What a beautiful car. I'm not crazy about the white interior, but that's just my opinion.

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  • I would like more rust-free cabin

  • Wow they did this build in like 2 hours and a half. Pretty incredible! Grats guys.

  • I'd put money on an original kickin the ass of that butchered clunker. Body lines are off. Trunk doesn't line up. Piece of shit.

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  • Letting that spot light bracket spin... i was like wtf.

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  • I'm in my late 30s, this car, in original purple, has been my DREAM CAR since I was in middle school. I've always dreamed about rebuilding one from the ground up, and y'all just made a 20+ year fantasy come true.

  • Think they should've scaled down the white stripes a bit, especially the upper part where the contour of the body almost disappear.

  • You could play a great drinking game with this video. Drink anytime they get a replacement part from Classic Industries Drink anytime they drill out spot welds Drink anytime they crack out the airhammer Drink anytime the hosts are passive aggressive to each other

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  • Starts out a normal video looking for a car then when it comes time to assemble new parts it turns into a bunch of sponsored ads when assembling the car. Car looks good overall though. Just something that stuck out to me while watching the build

  • I had a 70 Challenger years ago. I would like to see how much $$$ they put into it.

    • Probably not much. Car was probably sponsored fully by all the company names they read off. If me or you tried to build one. Probably would cost over $100k+

  • My first car was a 1970 Challenger bought used in 1982 for $650 bucks. 318, slap stick auto. Restored it with my buddies and right before the paint job wrapped it around a telephone pole. Miss that car.

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  • I like literally everything except the wheels. You don't need 14" brakes on a 500HP Hemi car, and you for sure should've used Rallye Wheels on it, but whatever...

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  • That turned out really nice! Only thing I don't like is the low profile tires. Curves and potholes are not good for those. Thanks for sharing this awesome build!

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  • How much do you figure you got in this rebuild? After all, you spent a sh!t-load to make it perfect. And, as an old-school MOPAR fanatic, God bless you for all of your efforts! Now, assuming I'm a Saudi Prince with enough billion-dollar camel chips from a herd only a King can have, how much would you price the car to me? ...lol. Sorry fer askin...but...let's face it, it's all in the numbers!

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  • I'm guessing the dislikes are from Ford/Chevy guys because your video is outstanding. I've done all this and your video taught me so tricks I wish had known 30 years ago!

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  • When is a restoration not a restoration? This car is like Trigger's broom. It's been in his family for generations. The handle's been changed 14 times, and the head's been changed 17 times. They literally just built a new car from scratch.

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  • The amount of work that had to go into this is absolutely insane!

  • Not as Dodge Challenger anymore. Barely used any of the original car. LOL. Beautiful skin on a brand new car.

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  • I never thought I would watch a video in SElists that is almost 3 hours long 😯😯😯