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Talkiemoparjr
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Its like a barn find everytime we open the door ;)


« on: May 19, 2020, 03:52:53 PM »

May 19, 1970. 
50 years ago my mom and dad brought home their Bird. Well let me rephrase that. The fact is that mom picked it up. It had to be delivered from Indy to the dealer in Southgate Kentucky.
When Dad got home from work there was this beautiful green car sitting in front of their apartment,  all locked up. Dad said give me the keys but Mom says no get in lets go for a ride, I'm driving. They went to the gas station and then White Castle. When they made it back to their apartment their friends and neighbors Kathy and Joe came out so mom took them for a ride. Dad still hasn't driven yet. When they returned mom held the keys out and said "I know what you want and it's not me".  He finally got the drive is car after more than an hour.

The next day on Dad's way to work he saw something orange in the mirror trying to catch up with him it was an orange GTO and he wanted to race.  But dad's exit for work was coming up so he went to work.  Maybe next time.


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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 04:19:25 PM »

 cheers
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Mopar John
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 04:24:45 PM »

Congrats to Rick and Sherry on the ownership milestone!
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 04:33:04 PM »

Fantastic story.  Made me realize mine too by my parents, but in early March. But nowhere near as cool a car.

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 04:35:02 PM »

Nice, so glad we all got a chance to meet over a squeaky alternator!!  lol
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 05:07:12 PM »

Very cool!  Congrats on the 50 years!
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 05:08:01 PM »

Very cool!  Congrats on the 50 years!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 06:47:55 PM »

Thanks for the congrats. 50 years is a LONG-LONG time. Car was always driven, never on a trailer. That is the best way to have the most fun.                   Thanks again,  Rick. smilielol lol rant blahblah blahblah blahblah
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 06:57:30 PM »

Love it Rick

Time flies when having fun.  That car has to be one of the highest mileage unrestored cars going. And a good portion of it is still original paint
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020, 03:46:42 AM »

Yes, congratulations Rick and it's always great to see that car out being enjoyed the way it was meant to be.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 07:03:46 AM »

Great story & pictures, thanks for sharing
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 07:36:56 AM »

Bloody awesome !  yesnod 2thumbs
So which one is you in the back seat ?  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2020, 07:38:53 AM »

That is terrific- thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2020, 08:20:57 AM »

You can see Rick's got his left arm out the door.      He wore the paint off the top edge of the door over the years.     


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Its like a barn find everytime we open the door ;)


« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2020, 08:25:54 AM »

Bloody awesome !  yesnod 2thumbs
So which one is you in the back seat ?  icon_smile_big
I am behind mom, 2 brothers and dad driving (The Original talkiemopar)

Imagine that crew driving from northern Kentucky to Los Angeles for a national meet and back!  No air! 3 boys!
I think dad took a month off work.
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2020, 08:47:14 AM »

An amazing and pretty unique story... 2thumbs
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2020, 09:12:48 AM »

 congratulations !!!  awesome stuff !! thanks for sharing  yesnod 2thumbs cheers
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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2020, 12:55:03 PM »

Bloody awesome !  yesnod 2thumbs
So which one is you in the back seat ?  icon_smile_big
I am behind mom, 2 brothers and dad driving (The Original talkiemopar)

Imagine that crew driving from northern Kentucky to Los Angeles for a national meet and back!  No air! 3 boys!
I think dad took a month off work.

Wow, a month off from work!  Not everyone could do that back then.
That's some trip, good thing the rear windows went down  icon_smile_big
Kudos to Mom for dealing with all that testosterone !  yesnod angel
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2020, 01:11:13 PM »

Very cool, Congrat's!

Always a hoot to spend time with you guys at the meets.
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Its like a barn find everytime we open the door ;)


« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2020, 03:46:04 PM »

You can see Rick's got his left arm out the door.      He wore the paint off the top edge of the door over the years.     

50 years of driving and over 164,000 miles this is what you get.  Some of his  DNA in the paint and some paint in his DNA!


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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2020, 05:04:38 PM »

That left door is famous
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2020, 08:13:05 AM »

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