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1970 Dodge Charger

The 1970 Dodge Charger

1970 Dodge Charger

The 1970 Charger continued to use the same body as the in the previous year but received a few minor trim changes. You could still get the high performance Charger R/T.  The R/T featured a 440-cid Magnum V-8 and there was a Special Edition (SE) package was available to Charger 500s and Charger R/Ts.  Plus, a choice of Bumble Bee stripes were still available as in 1969. The 1970 Charger had concealed headlights and had either a 225-cid slant six or a 318-cid V-8 as base equipment.

The 1970 Dodge Charger featured new loop bumper, new front fenders and a new-lower priced version with bench seats and a more modes trim package.

Besides a new variety of colors including Top Banana, Panther Pink, Go Mango or Plum Crazy, a new HEMI hood cutout was an option for the 70’ Charger in which 440 or HEMI lettering was spelled out in block letter with silver reflective tape on either side and hood scallop inserts were painted black. 

1970 Dodge Charger Factory Specifications & Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Charger - Six-Cyl
XH 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,001 3,228 lbs Note 1
Charger - V-8
XH 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,108 3,363 lbs Note 1
Charger 500 - Six-Cyl
XP 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,139 3,228 lbs Note 1
Charger 500 - V-8
XP 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,246 3,362 lbs Note 1
Charger R/T
XS 23 2 Dr Hardtop $3,711 3,638 lbs 10,337

Notes:

  1. The combined production of Models XH29 and XP29 was 39,431.
  2. Additional Charger R/T Information: The "HEMI" engine was installed into 112 hardtops. The "440 Six-Pak" was installed into 116 hardtops.

Chassis Specifications

From 1966 to 1974, the Charger was based on the Chrysler B platform.

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Charger 6-Cyl/V-8 117 in 208.5 in 76.6 in 59.7 in 59.2 in F78 x 14 / G78 x 14
Charger R/T 117 in 208.5 in 76.6 in 59.7 in 59.2 in F70 x 14

VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were on the instrument panel, visible thru the windshield, and on the bottom line of a separate plate(fender tag) under the hood.

Dodge Fender Tag
First Symbol - Car Line
D - Dodge 122" W - Dodge 117/118"
L - Dart W - Charger/Coronet
J - Challenger X - Charger
Second Symbol - Price Class
E - Economy S - Special
L - Low X - Fast Top
M - Medium K - Police
H - High O - Superstock
P - Premium T - Taxi
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Type
21 - 2 Dr. Sedan 41 - 4 Dr. Sedan
23 - 2 Dr. Hardtop 43 - 4 Dr. Hardtop
27 - 2 Dr. Convertible 45 - Station Wagon 2-Seat
29 - 2 Dr. Sports Hardtop 46 - Station Wagon 3-Seat
Fifth Symbol - Engine
(B) 6-198 (N) 8-383
(C) 6-225 (N) 8-383
(E) 6-Special Order (R) 8-426 HEMI
(G) 8-318 (T) 8-440
(H) 8-340 (U) 8-440
(J) 8-340 (V) 8-440
(L) 8-383 (Z) 8-Special Order
Sixth Symbol - Model Year
6 - 1966 1 - 1971
7 - 1967 2 - 1972
8 - 1968 3 - 1973
9 - 1969 4 - 1974
0 - 1970 5 - 1975
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Lynch Road, Michigan (E) Los Angeles, California
(B) Hamtramck, Michigan (F) Newark, Deleware
(C) Jefferson, Michigan (G) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Belvedere, Illinois (R) Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

 

Options & Accessories

For 1970, you could order a special interior and exterior trim package called the Special Edition (SE) for both the Charger 500 and R/T. Among other things, it included deep dish wheel covers, hood-mounted turn signal indicators, leather bucket seats and a steering wheel and instrument panel woodgrain trim.

Description Description
Airtemp Air Conditioner Front Center Console
Automatic Speed Control Front Bumper Guards
Front Center Cushion Hood Performance Paint Treatment
Headlight Time Delay Hood Tie-Down Pins
Locking Gas Cap Simulated Walnut Sports Type Steering Wheel
Luggage Rack Sill Mouldings
Remote Control Left Outside Mirror Chromed Rallye Wheels
Right Outside Mirror Chromed Road Wheels
Power Brakes Deep Dish Wheel Covers
Power Steering Vinyl Roof
Power Windows Wheel Lip Moulding
Rear Seat Speaker White Sidewall Tires
Astrophonic AM Deluxe Radio Raise White Letter Tires
Solid-State AM/FM Radio 838-cid w/ 2 BC
Music Master AM Radio 383-cid w/ 4 BC
AM Radio w/ 8-Track Stereo Tape Player 440-cid "Six Pack"
Rear Shoulder Belts 426-cid "HEMI"
Rear Window Defogger TorqueFlite Transmission
6-Way Manual Driver's Seat 4-Speed Manual Transmission
3-Speed Electric Windshield Wipers 3-Speed Manual Transmission
Tinted Windshield Sure Grip Differential
Tinted Windshield & Windows Tachometer & Electric Clock
Undercoating & Hood Insulation Front Disc Brakes
Bright Tip Exhausts Heavy-Duty Drum Brakes
Color-Keyed Floor Mats Firm Ride Shock Absorbers
Door Edge Protectors Trailer-Towing Package
Electric Sun Roof Performance Axle Package
Radio Group XHD Rallye Suspension
Light Group Seat Belt Group

Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl - Right front of block, below cylinder head. Small-Block V-8 - Left front of block, below cylinder head. Big-Block V-8 - Left rear of block, near oil pan flange.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
B 6-198 125 180 TorqueFlite, 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
C 6-225 145 215 TorqueFlite, 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
E 6-Special Order Not Available Not Available TorqueFlite, 3-Speed Manual Not Available
G 8-318 230 320 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
H 8-340 275 340 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
J 8-340 290 345 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
L 8-383 290 390 TorqueFlite 2 BC
N 8-383 330 425 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
N 8-383 * 335 425 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
R 8-426 HEMI 425 490 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
T 8-440 350 480 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
U 8-440 * 375 480 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
V 8-440 390 480 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
Z 8-Special Order Not Available Not Available TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual Not Available

Available Transmissions

Transmission Location
TorqueFlite Stamped on the transmission oil pan rail.
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual Not Available

Identification Number Transmission Type
2892086 TorqueFlite
2892087 TorqueFlite
2892089 TorqueFlite
3410636 TorqueFlite
3410637 TorqueFlite
3410667 TorqueFlite
3410668 TorqueFlite
3410669 TorqueFlite
3410670 TorqueFlite
3410671 TorqueFlite
3410672 TorqueFlite
3410767 TorqueFlite
3410769 TorqueFlite
3410777 TorqueFlite
3410779 TorqueFlite
3515815 TorqueFlite
3515816 TorqueFlite
3515817 TorqueFlite

 

Axle Decoding

Location Of Axle Codes: A metal tag is bolted to the assembly, giving the axle ratio or tooth count (if tooth count - divide the larger number by the smaller number, this is the ratio.) Locking axles have a metal tag with the letter "S" on it.


Note: Since tags can easily be missing, the approximate ratio can be determined by marking both the a wheel and the driveshaft; turn the wheel one complete turn and the number of times the driveshaft rotates is the ratio. Locking axles can be identified by raising the complete axle assembly and turning one wheel; if the other wheel turns the the same direction it is a locking axle and if it turns the opposite direction it is a non-locking axle.

Charger Axle Ratios
Engine   6-225 8-318 8-383 8-426 8-440
Locking / Non-Locking   L NL L NL L NL L NL L NL
Ratio 2.45           x        
2.71       x            
2.76       x x x        
2.93   x                
2.94 x x x x x x        
3.21       x            
3.23 x x x x x x x x x x
3.54             x   x  
3.55   x   x x x x   x  
3.91         x          
4.10         x   x   x  

 

Interior and Exterior Paint Chips

  • 1970 Dodge Exterior Paint Codes.

    The first Paint Code identifies the roof or accent color. The second Paint Code identifies the body color. (For example, the combination W1-B3 on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent area is in White and the body is finished in Light Blue Metallic.) Paint code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel housing or the left fender side shield.

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A4 - Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4979L
"Centari" Code - 4979A
Dulux® Code - 4979D

Q3 - Light Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5082L
"Centari" Code - 5082A
Dulux® Code - 5082D

A9 - Dark Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4980L
"Centari" Code - 4980A
Dulux® Code - 4980D

R6 - Red
Lucite® Code - 4992LM
"Centari" Code - 4992AH
Dulux® Code - 4992DH

B3 - Light Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4981L
"Centari" Code - 4981A
Dulux® Code - 4981D

R8 - Burgundy Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5179LM
"Centari" Code - 5179AW
Dulux® Code - 5179DM

B5 - Bright Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4982L
"Centari" Code - 4982A
Dulux® Code - 4982D

T3 - Tan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5089L
"Centari" Code - 5089A
Dulux® Code - 5089D

B7 - Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4983L
"Centari" Code - 4983A
Dulux® Code - 4983D

T6 - Dark Tan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5090LH
"Centari" Code - 5090A
Dulux® Code - 5090DH

C7 - Plum Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5182LM
"Centari" Code - 5182AW
Dulux® Code - 5182DH

V2 - Hemi Orange
Lucite® Code - 5067LH
"Centari" Code - 5067A
Dulux® Code - 5067DH

E5 - Bright Red
Lucite® Code - 5092LM
"Centari" Code - 5092AW
Dulux® Code - 5092DM

W1 - White
Lucite® Code - 4996L
"Centari" Code - 4996A
Dulux® Code - 4996D

F4 - Light Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5085L
"Centari" Code - 5085A
Dulux® Code - 5085D

X9 - Black
Lucite® Code - 99L
"Centari" Code - 99A 
Dulux® Code - 93-005
F8 - Dark Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4988L
"Centari" Code - 4988A
Dulux® Code - 4988D
Y1 - Bright Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5180L
"Centari" Code - 5180A
Dulux® Code - 5180D
J5 - Lime Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5181L
"Centari" Code - 5181A
Dulux® Code - 5181D
Y3 - Antique Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4888L
"Centari" Code - 4888A
Dulux® Code - 4888D
K2 - Go Mango
Lucite® Code - 5065LH
"Centari" Code - 5065A
Dulux® Code - 5065DH
Y4 - Light Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5086L
"Centari" Code - 5086A
Dulux® Code - 5086D
K5 - Dark Burnt Orange Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5088LM
"Centari" Code - 5088AM
Dulux® Code - 5088DH
Y6 - Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5077LH
"Centari" Code - 5077A
Dulux® Code - 5077D
L1 - Beige
Lucite® Code - 4998L
"Centari" Code - 4998A
Dulux® Code - 4998D
F6 - Bright Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5078LH
"Centari" Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 5078DH

  • 1970 Dodge Interior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
GLOSS COLORS (note 2)
Autumn Tan Metallic
See Code T6 Baltic Blue Metallic
See Code B7
Bayou Green Metallic
See Code F8 Jewel Black
See Code X9
LOW GLOSS COLORS (note 3)
Dove White
Lucite® Code - 9608L
Not Available / See Note 1 Sunfire Orange Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9725LH
Not Available / See Note 1
Ivory
Lucite® Code - 9070L
Not Available / See Note 1 Bayou Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9601L
Not Available / See Note 1
Citron Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9772L
Not Available / See Note 1 Sierra Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9642L
Not Available / See Note 1
Puma Tan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9723LH
Not Available / See Note 1 Jewel Black
Lucite® Code - 99L
Not Available / See Note 1
SUEDE COLORS (note 4)
Citron Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9770LH
Bayou Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9778LH
Puma Tan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9772L
Baltic Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9777LH
Sunfire Orange Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9773L
Jewel Black
Lucite® Code - 9776L

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Three-Tone Black & Gray = 389-2076

 

Interior Paint Notes:

1. Low Gloss Colors require 2 ounces of DuPont 4528S Flattening Compound to a pint of unreduced color.
2. Gloss Colors Usage - Windshield Mouldings, Backlite Mouldings, Roof Rails, Quarter Panel Upper Garnish Moulding, Quarter Garnish Extension & Lock Pillar Upper, "A & B" Pillars and "B" Pillar Cap, Door & Quarter Upper Inner Frame and Upper & Lower Garnish, and Miscellaneous Suburban Parts.
3. Low Gloss Colors Usage - Roof Rails, Backlite Mouldings, "C" Pillar Cover, Console, Manual Seat Adjuster, Windshield Garnish Mouldings, Convertible Top Mechanism, Miscellaneous Suburban Parts.
4. Suede Colors Usage - Bucket Seat Hinge Cover, DeFogger Bezels, Instrument Panel, Steering Column and Components, Stereo Speaker Grilles, Tachometer Housing

 

 

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