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Modern Mopar Magazine

[MMM] From Grocery Getter to Custom “Chargum”

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When you think about a station wagon, pure modern muscle is HARDLY the first thing that comes to mind. More like the Griswold’s family vacation. When I first saw the Dodge Magnum, I knew that was one stereo-type that was just BEGGING to be broken. Having just opened the doors at The Chop Shop’s new location, and in serious need of a real head-turner to showcase what I do, I set out on my quest to turn an ordinary grocery-getter into something a bit more unique!

Working closely with Ken from 3Gcustomz, I started stockpiling all the parts that I needed to complete my vision. Vertical Doors, exhaust, suspension, lights, I thought I had everything covered I could possibly want! I had almost everything done to the car, when I decided on a complete change of course.

One of the goals of this build was to be unique. So off-the-grid different, that it would stop people in their tracks. Even with all the mod’s I had already completed, the mag was still lacking the wow factor I was looking for. Scratching my head for a few days….it finally hit me. I decided to combine the magnum, one of the sexiest cars Dodge ever made, with the mean looking front end of Dodge’s other flagship muscle, the Dodge Charger. The end result was a Chargum, dubbed The UnNatural Disaster. I had seen only a couple of Chargum’s in the past, and knew the look was exactly what I was going for.

In the 2 years since the build, the Chargum has taken me places I would never have thought possible. From one end of this country to the next, I have made lifelong friends and family, all brought together by the love of our cars. The culture, the excitement, the pure addiction to something as simple as a car, and as modern as a Mopar.

Ross Stumpf

Mod List:Custom steel Chargum conversion fenders by The Chop ShopFlat Black exterior with custom green jams by The Chop ShopGrip Tuning front fasciaTruFiber 1” cowl induction hoodAAC Bling Ringz Green LED halosAAC CCFL Green gauge cluster halosUS Speedo Green custom gauge overlay22” Foose Nitrous Staggered, 9’s and 10.5’sPirelli Scorpion rubberDMH Low-Pro electric exhaust cut-outsTenzo 2” lowering springs4-Door Vertical Door conversionCustom fitted box w/2 12”Shaved hatch wiper and handle85mm Ported Throttle BodyAirhammer gen1 stainless intakeFull underhood dress-up kit by 3GCustomzDiablo Predator programmer

All work performed by Ross Stumpf and Sheldon Stoskopf at The Chop Shop in El Dorado Kansas.

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I wished MMM would ditch the infatuation with Lambo doors. Not interested in buying or subscribing quite frankly because of this.

 

 

The car looks mean - too bad they had to spoil it with the lambo door and those garish fluorescent green door jams.

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I wished MMM would ditch the infatuation with Lambo doors. Not interested in buying or subscribing quite frankly because of this.

 

 

The car looks mean - too bad they had to spoil it with the lambo door and those garish fluorescent green door jams.

 

 

I don't think MMM has an infuation with Lambo doors. This article is from the YOUR story section where readers write their own story and submit it to the online site for MMM lol

 

MMM didn't seek them out to make this article. It is the same as if you wrote your own story and sent it to MMM :)

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