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1969 Dodge Charger - General Lee #22

General Lee replica #22

Of all the General Lee replicas we have done at Scotlea Hot Rods, this one traveled the farthest to get here, and arrived in the most pieces - literally stripped to the bare shell and sitting on the floor of a trailer, full of parts. This car traveled from Oregon to get the Scotlea makeover, so watch as we transform this 69 Charger into a modern cruiser full of 392 Hemi power!!!

Arrived and right on the rotisserie since it was already stripped.

Subframe connectors and rear suspension crossmember added, then entire undercarriage sealed and undercoated.  4-point roll bar added, console mounts welded in & firewall holes welded up, floors coated in Por-15 and Dynamat.

The rear suspension is completely modern - no leaf springs here. A triangulated 4-link with Viking double adjustable coil-overs holds the 3.55 posi in place. Stopping will happen due to 4 wheel disc brakes controlled by a Wilwood master cylinder up front.

Time for bodywork. This car is sporting all it's original sheetmetal, and is as close to rust-free as we've seen in a long time. Prior sheetmetal work was done to replace a panel here and there before we got it. Time for sanding and blocking. The entire engine bay will be smoothed out - eliminating about 30 miscellaneous holes in the inner fenders and firewall.

Now it's orange - 1969 V2 Hemi Orange to be exact.   Front suspension and crossmember painted, ready for an engine... And here is it - a 2014 6.4L (392) Hemi - rated at 475hp

Undercarriage about done - 2.5 inch ceramic coated headers and exhaust feedinig into Flowmaster mufflers with electric cutouts. Custom alumimum fuel tank with in-tank pump and filter system.  Trunk finished out - battery box relocated here simply because there wasn't room under the hood anymore! Box includes shutoff switch and external charging ports.

Under dash wiring and harnesses in place. Engine computer mounted on passenger side kickpanel, Vintage Air heat/defrost in middle, Painless Performance fuse block on left side. Every single inch of wire in this car is new.  Dash customized with ThunderRoad gauge panels and Autometer gauges.

Super bright LED sequential taillights installed, Dixie horn hidden under front fender, Pushbar mockup done, door and decklid decals + correct 80's Teardrop antenna attached.  Plus the truck is carpeted and finished ...

 

FINISHED!!!  With full General Lee decals, dixie horn, correct tear drop antenna - and a beautiful "Dukes tan" interior this car is seriously beautiful - and will move too!!!