1969 Dodge Charger
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1969 Dodge Charger

First launched in 1966 the Dodge Charger was an instant hit. With the fastback fad of the mid 1960's the new Charger's were a streamlined Coronet with rich interior and plenty of power. From the get-go the Dodge Charger could be had with the all mighty 426 Hemi, and with the Muscle Car Market in full explosion Mopar fans rushed with enthusiasm to purchase the new Charger. The 1969 Charger still used the same body as the previous year but the received a divided grille and new taillights. The base Chargers had the 225-cid slant-six and the 318-cid V-8 as standard engines. The Charger R/T had the 440-cid V-8 as it's standard engine. You could get a Charger SE which was a mix of sport and luxury that had all of the standard Charger features plus leather and vinyl bucket seats, simulated woodgrain steering wheel, deep-dish wheel covers, hood-mounted turn signal indicators, simulated woodgrain instrument panel, and the light group option. The Charger 500 was based on the standard Charger but differed in the flush-mounted grille, fixed headlights, and a flush-mounted rear window glass for lower wind resistance. To compete in NASCAR and to comply with the newly set standards, Dodge produced a limited number of Charger 500s but soon they realized that they were not providing an advantage over Ford. As a solution, the Daytona Charger was introduced. With a unrmistakenable roof-high spoiler, elongated nose made of fiberglass, these cars could charge down the speedway at nearly 200 mph. The re-design paid off as Bobby Isaac won the Daytona 500 in February 1969. Approximately 1000 Dodge Daytona Charger's were produced and along with the 500 have become two of the most desirable of all Chargers. Factory Specifications & Production
Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Base Line - Six-Cyl
XP 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,020 3,103 lbs Note 1
Base Line - V-8
XP 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,126 3,256 lbs Note 1
Charger R/T
XS 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,592 3,646 lbs 20,057
Charger SE / 500
XX 29 2 Dr SE Hardtop $3,860 3,671 lbs 503
XX 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,860 3,671 lbs 392
Notes: The combined production of Models XP29 was 69,142 . There was 462 with six-cylinder, and 68,647 with V-8. Additional Charger R/T Information: The "HEMI" engine was installed into 232 hardtops. The Charger Daytona had 70 hardtops with the "HEMI" and 52 Charger 500s had the "HEMI". Chassis Specifications From 1966 to 1974, the Charger was based on the Chrysler B platform.
Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Track Rear Track Tires
Charger 6-Cyl/V-8 117 in 207.9 in 77 in Not Available Not Available 7.35 x 14
Charger R/T 117 in 207.9 in 77 in Not Available Not Available F70 x 14
Options & Accessories
Description Description
383-cid 2 BC V-8 Sure Grip Differential
383-cid 4 BC V-8 Music Master AM Radio
440-cid 4 BC V-8 AM/FM Radio
426-cid 4 BC V-8 "HEMI" AM/FM Multiplex Stereo Radio
TorqueFlite Transmission AM/8-Track Stereo
4-Speed Manual Transmission Automatic Speed Control
Air Conditioning Sun Roof
Power Steering Rallye Suspension
Power Brakes Woodgrain Steering Wheels
Power Front Disc Brakes Tilt Steering Wheels
Power Seats Vinyl Roof
Power Windows Chrome Stamped 14 in. Wheels
Electric Clock White Sidewall Tires
  Engine Options The location of Engine Code on a 6-Cylinder - Right front of block, below cylinder head; Small Block V8 - Left fron of block, below cylinder head; Big-Block V8 - Left rear of block, near oil pan flange. Available Transmissions 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 2.71       x            
2.76       x x x        
2.93   x                
2.94 x x x x x       x x
3.23 x x x x x x x x x x
3.54             x   x  
3.55   x   x x   x   x  
3.91   x     x          
4.10             x   x  
  Interior and Exterior Paint Chips 1969 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. 1969 Dodge Interior Paint Codes 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.  
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