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Yes the 1970 - 1974 4 speed Challengers had Pistol grip Hurst shifters
Well, that gives me another point to consider: Ball shifter or the more "correct" pistol grip. Although I'm sure there were plenty of aftermarket ball shifters on the classic Challengers, one advantage of the pistol grip is I could find one that would match the wood trim, which ought to look pretty nice.
 

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And good lord, I just looked at the Mr. Norm's. What the heck is that handle made of that it's almost as much as the entire Barton shifter?
 

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Well, went ahead and picked up the Norm's shifter handle. Still need to get the Barton shifter. I also ordered a skip-shift eliminator. I may go ahead and grab the Mopar quads, too. Get all of them installed at once.

I was also looking at louvers. Seems to be a lack of good options for aluminum louvers that don't have that godawful gap at the bottom. Dale's Cuda and Mr. Norm's seem to be the best-fitting aluminum louvers. But good lord are they expensive. Also, the Norm's only come in a hinged version...
 

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...And does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes a larger Challenger script logo that would correctly fill the rear plate? The fender logo is honestly too small to properly fill it.
Have you tried Year One?
 

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Those scoops look like they could have come on the car (y)

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Agreed, I like the look of the scoop, plus I like the Pentastar badge shown in another post.
 

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So I'm quite a ways off from even considering this, but I figure it's never too early to at least plan for it:

What do you guys think as far as wheels? I was thinking either the Foose 323, or maybe the Foose Nitrous 202 with the traditional lip. I understand they're a bit on the pricey end, but both styles seem to have more of a retro flare. The question would be what diameter would I want for the rims? I think I've seen a lot of people preferring an 18" rim as opposed to the larger 20" the stock comes with.

I was also thinking of staggered wheels, with an oversized rear tire (not excessively so, but visibly) for that old school muscle car look. In which case, would I want to use a 12" rear with maybe a 9 or 10" front? Or keep 12" on the front and would it be possible to squeeze a 15" on the rear? I presume regardless of the width of the wheel, I'd use the same diameter front and rear, using a tire with a taller sidewall on the rear.
 

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Have you tried Year One?

Might try calling them to see if they can give you a measurement. But since they deal with people rebuilding the classics I'd think it would be the size your looking for.
 

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The Foose will set you back about 6k and they Suck poor chroming on them.
Well, that's disappointing. Any other recommendations for original-style rims?


Might try calling them to see if they can give you a measurement. But since they deal with people rebuilding the classics I'd think it would be the size your looking for.
I sent them a message to see what the dimensions of the decklid badge are, thanks.
 

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Year one is OEM Licensed and to Spec that is what they do. They are OEM certified and have rights for full Reproduction for restorations to the absolute detail.
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If those two badges are the same size this comparison highlights my point: The light divider is bigger on the current Challenger, so the badge needs to be enlarged to more proportionately fill the space.
 

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Try to understand if your going for scale accuracy then your gonna have to custom order a Emblem by a company who does that could run you a few hundred bucks.
The Originals were designed for what they had Modern for what they have and no one makes an in between off shelf stock for such a thing. So choose lesser of the two being off.
Center the Original so its evenly framed around the emblem.

Here is one company who custom makes them....
 
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