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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Oxford, Ohio
This kind of project is easy to imagine from the front end, but as you will eventually learn it can quickly become quite the nightmare.
Once it is up and running, will this buddy of yours be there to service/repair it when things wear out or break as they eventually do? Many repair shops will steer clear of such work because they have no baseline for what was and was not done right during the conversion.
A big thing to remember is that no matter how much money and time you invest, it will never be anything more than an "X" year old car with beau coup upgrades. You might consider holding off a bit, and picking up a nice gently used Charger with the 6.4L 485 hp engine. This way, you have a warranty and you KNOW what you have.
The last thing most of us would want is a car that is unreliable. I had a really nice '72 Camaro from 1985-1996. It got to the point that every time I wanted to drive it on a nice day, I had to spend half a day getting it up and running.
2004 Flame Red Dodge Durango SLT Hemi AWD 3/26/10
2014 Billet Silver Dodge Charger R/T Hemi AWD 10/27/16