1968 Dodge Charger Restoration on the Cheap: #3 Installing Headers

By | January 21, 2016

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So I finally got the brackets on the 360 and everything fit.
 
Next I started on the Headers by trying to fit the ones that came out of the truck.
 
I knew they likley wouldn’t work (they didn’t) but I had to try.
 
I stated looking on eBay for some headers which were pricey at around $400-$1000.
 
Next I tried Craigslist and found a set of headers that came off a 1970 Dodge Duster.
 
The Charger is a B-body and the Duster A-Body so I was unsure if they would fit.
 
After reading online I found that it would be a toss up if they would work or not. It simply depends on who built the Headers if they would work.
 
The Craigslist seller had a no-return policy but they did look like pictures of 68 Dodge Headers on eBay.
 
After a short debate I decided to get them and got the seller down from $100 to $75.
 
Luckily they worked after a lot of effort I got them in.
1968 Dodge Charger Restoration on the Cheap Headers 1
 
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One of the biggest hurdles was (for these style of Headers) I had to remove the steering bar on the driver side so it could slide through the middle of the Header.
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I also had to jack the engine up, push it over to one side as far as I could, and than fight to get them in. Mainly the driver side.
 
If I had to do it over I would definitely drop the headers in and tie them to the side before dropping the engine in.
 

The next thing I looked at was the transmission linkage which looks like it got bent. Will be starting on it next.
 
Next Starting the Body Work

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