Reader’s Rides: Jim Barrett’s 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Check out this cool 1868 Dodge Charger R/T from Lancaster, Massachusetts. Jim has owned this purple B-body for 15 years. It’s powered by a 440 stroked to a 496 with oversized heads, mild rise intake, disc brakes, an X pipe and a tranny cooler. More pics after the jump!

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Retrofitting Shoulder Belts

It’s always a good idea to try to make our old Mopars a little safer. There are lots of options for just about any era or style of car. Allpar ran a good article on adding shoulder belts to the back seats of a 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z. I’ve had good luck with this kit from Julianos on a B-body hardtop. Or you can go whole hog and add seats with integrated belts like this guy at forabodiesonly, who used front seats from a Cadillac CTS in his Dodge Dart.

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General Lee Places Second in Car and Driver’s Movie Car Comparo

Back in 2007 Car and Driver rounded up some of the most iconic movie cars of all time for a little comparison test. The cars included the Batmobile, the Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino, the Back to the Future De Lorean Time Machine, the Mad Max Ford Falcon Interceptor and of course the General Lee.

The particular General Lee they used for the test was built and owned by John Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the show. John had built the car to drive with a “511-cubic-inch old-style Hemi V-8, Brembo four-wheel disc brakes, a Hotchkiss suspension upgrade, and a Gear Vendors overdrive behind the three-speed automatic transmission.” With 550 hp it had plenty of get up and go. Car and Driver was not impressed by the brakes, though, and it ended up getting second to the Batmobile, because, well, I’m not sure why. Read the full story at Car and Driver and see more pics after the jump!

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Yet Another Weird Daytona Conversion

Ok, so we’ve seen a few odd Daytona conversions lately. There was this 1974 Dodge Charger “Daytona” on Craigslist. Then there was this 1973 Dodge Charger “Daytona” on eBay. But those were both fairly recent. This is an older conversion. It looks like they started with a 1969 Dodge Coronet or Super Bee. This one is seriously 70s funky. These pics are old and no one seems to know what happened to the car. More barn pics after the jump! Via Moparts and Scale Auto Magazine

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Handful of Mopars at York US 30 Reunion

Ford was the featured manufacturer at this year’s York US 30 Reunion, but that didn’t stop a few Mopars from crashing the party. I have a few more B-bodies plus a very cool Sox and Martin Barracuda after the jump, but be sure to check out the full story and gallery over at BangShift.

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1967 Plymouth Belvedere Gasser Project

After seeing the crazy red 1967 GTX gasser in Mark’s pics from Mopars in the Park, I got curious to see if I could find any other 66-7 B-body gassers. Well, I found one: this cool Belvedere 2-door sedan. These pics are from 2012, not sure what kind of progress has been made since then but it sure looks cool. More pics after the jump! Via gasserhotrods.com

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