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1969 Dodge Charger by nancorocks 1969 Dodge Charger by nancorocks
There were two different 383 engines available for the 1969 model year: 2-barrel and 4-barrel. The 2-barrel was rated at 290 hp. The four barrel engine was rated at 330 hp and was identified by the "pie tin" on the air cleaner as "383 / FOUR BARREL". The 330-hp engine was unique to the Charger model in 1969. While this engine was available with an un-silenced air cleaner option, it differed internally from the 335-hp 383 "Magnum". In 1969 the B-series engines were all painted turquoise with the exception of the 383 four speed, 440 Magnum and 426 Hemi which were painted Street Hemi Orange. The 335-hp 383 Magnum engines were also painted Street Hemi Orange. The 383 Magnum motor was used in Road Runners and Super Bees, but did not appear in a Charger body until 1971. Differences between the 330-hp 383 4-barrel and 335-hp 383 magnum were mostly internal. Both versions used the Carter AVS carb and the larger exhaust manifolds from the 440 Magnum engines, but the Magnum had a windage tray in the oil pan, a different camshaft profile, and different valve springs.

The 1969 model year brought few modifications. Exterior changes included a new grille with a center divider and new longitudinal taillights both designed by Harvey J. Winn. A new trim line called the Special Edition (SE) was added. This could be available by itself or together with the R/T, thus making an R/T-SE. The SE added leather inserts to the front seats only, chrome rocker moldings, a wood grain steering wheel, and wood grain inserts on the instrument panel. A sunroof was added to the option list, but was ordered on only 260 Chargers. The bumble bee stripes returned as well, but were changed slightly. Instead of four stripes, it now consisted of a wide stripe framed by two smaller stripes. In the middle of the stripe, an R/T cutout was placed. If the stripe was deleted, a metal R/T emblem was placed where the R/T cutout was. Total production was around 89,199 units.

The television series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985) featured a 1969 Dodge Charger that was named The General Lee. "The General" sported the Confederate battle flag painted on the roof and the words "GENERAL LEE" over each door. The windows were always open, as the doors were welded shut. The number "01" is painted on both doors. Also, when the horn button was pressed, it played the first 12 notes from the de facto Confederate States anthem "Dixie". The car performed spectacular jumps in almost every episode, and the show's popularity produced consumer interest in the car.

ALL the credit for the model goes to the respected author/authors. I did the mats/scene/rendering/post work. Love it or hate it, choice is yours.
3ds Max + Photoshop.
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bls35mm Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
1969 .... They year this OLD man graduated (THIRD in a class of TWO) from high school ....

WONDERFUL work above!
nancorocks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
super Entwurf, 1A
nancorocks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke schön =)
OmegaEGG-RS Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
nancorocks Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JTank87 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not much of a Charger guy myself, but this is beautiful! Great job!
nancorocks Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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