Custom parts all over

Above: A few custom milled and designed engine parts

Every car builder regardless level of profession knows that to get from idea to finished product craves different amounts of own development. In team Powered By Johan`s Dodge Charger RTR project a ton of details creates the complete product, all from Johan´s own ideas of function and design. All detail design is also truly worked trough with high focus of function and performance. All you hobby builders out there know how easy it is to create hundred of hours  on a tiny detail in your goal to reach your level of perfection. That´s also the case here at PbJ.
If wanted, please share with us of your own car hobby details that more often than less, turns to hour eating monsters but often developes to what we want them to be. The is no short cut to perfection, just hard work!

Below you see a few different details that will be or already are mounted on the car.

Above: Unique door mirror design for the RTR

Above: “One of a kind” rim under production designed by PbJ

Above: subframes for both engine and powertrain for the RTR project.

A milestone is reached!

Full speed ahead in the garage 24/7 pays off and is so much needed to be able to get the project in phase according to where it needs to be to attend the Bilsport Performance and Custom show in a few weeks. The team lays all their effort and soul to get the job done and right now several tasks is solved simultaneously on both body, chassi, engine and more.

The body is now lifted so the final touches can be done effective and precise as Johan demand. Soon the last part of the paintjob starts to give this brutal gem the shine it deserves.

The roll cage is now installed and the heavy duty transmission tunnel really takes it place inside the cockpit.  Above that there is a bit of final welding here end there and after that one more task can be marked “checked” on the to do list.


Safety is everything

As the RTR stands for Road, Track & Racing the project can´t only focus on performance and cool design without attending the safety matters in a serious way. One of the most important features is the roll cage. It is designed to fit and work as the ultimate protection against outer impacts in case of the worst to happend. Let´s hope it never needs to come in use but with the power this car will produce it feels good to add the safety features we can. 

Hard work pay off

In a small town in the middle of Sweden where the snow lay white and sub zero temperatures  is the reality outside, Power By Johan gives birth to a uniqe beast, the Dodge Charger RTR by PbJ. If the team isn´t satisfied with the progress of todays work, they stay during the late hours just to keep the build on track and as sheduled. Still a lot of focus on fitting and style in the engine room is taking place. But in order to stay ahead all other tasks to ready make the build is also attended by the team. Since a time ago we have really shifted up in to top gear to be able to show you the progress from last year on the Bilsport Performance & Custom show in Jönköping, Sweden the 25-28th of march 2016.

Welcome to Turtle Wax stand on the show to say hello and check out our work!


Headers mock up!

As the Dodge Viper V10 is a pretty fullsize engine from the beginning the clearence space rapidly vanish in the same pace as more custom parts are mounted. All the modifications and one of a kind solutions on the RTR project will eventually create a high performance beast of machine perfectly suited to the RTR emblem. This weeks challenge is to solve that the headers will fit perfectly in order to be able to take the next step.