I’ve been waiting to see this car come together. And several of you have too. The mixture of Dodge Magnum wagon, modern widebody Charger body parts, and Jeep Trackhawk powertrain are slowly beginning to take the shape of a vehicle. For the last bit, we’ve been showing you the fabrication that has been needed to bring this car to life. And there’s quite a bit of work that has gone on to blend the original LX roof line into the shapely lines of a late-model Charger’s skin. This isn’t like swapping a Chrysler 300’s front clip onto a Magnum, it’s much more in-depth than that. Fabrication, bodywork, detail work…it’s all there and this might be the halfway point at best.
But what a way to celebrate the halfway point than to roll the car out wearing the bumper caps and lights to get that visual that you’re time, work and effort are not in vain, and that you are indeed making progress. It would be a struggle to push the car back into the shop at this point. You just want to look everything over in the sunlight, to make sure every last item is correct, to make sure that you are going to be happy with everything you are doing.
Now, push it back inside and get straight to the painting!