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« Reply #75 on: September 06, 2016, 02:54:28 AM »

How many finds do you have. ?  Not fair  brickwall

There are still quite a few cool cars out there to be bought, but it takes a lot of effort and persistence to find a car and pin a deal down. I've decided that there are very few good deals on ebay/craigslist. By the time it makes it to one of those sites, it's too late. For the most part, I refuse to travel more then an hour from my hometown because I've wasted a lot of time and been disappointed too often. You just have to talk to EVERYBODY local and ask the same questions over and over and over. You need to build up some cash and have it ready. When I look at a car, I show up with cash and a trailer! On a couple of the cars I own, I've worked on owners gently (but often) for several years!

Very true, the online deals are ultra rare.  I found a 69 Charger in 2013 on Craigslist, solid car in storage for years for $12,000.  By fluke I was the first caller as the ad had just gone up.  I was assured the car was as described (ex father son project - the father was selling it) and we made a deal on the phone that I'd buy it if all was true. 

But the car was on another property that he had to get it off and it was being towed to the owners house in a couple days where I could view it.  The owner did not feel comfortable with me going to see it on the property that was not his so I had to wait.  After two days I called him back and he apologetically informed me the tow truck driver he hired to move the car saw it and bought it on the spot.  It's been 3 years, I never found another one. 
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« Reply #76 on: September 06, 2016, 03:36:24 AM »

Some people are gutless assholes with zero integrity.
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« Reply #77 on: September 13, 2016, 09:35:41 AM »

How many finds do you have. ?  Not fair  brickwall

There are still quite a few cool cars out there to be bought, but it takes a lot of effort and persistence to find a car and pin a deal down. I've decided that there are very few good deals on ebay/craigslist. By the time it makes it to one of those sites, it's too late. For the most part, I refuse to travel more then an hour from my hometown because I've wasted a lot of time and been disappointed too often. You just have to talk to EVERYBODY local and ask the same questions over and over and over. You need to build up some cash and have it ready. When I look at a car, I show up with cash and a trailer! On a couple of the cars I own, I've worked on owners gently (but often) for several years!

Very true, the online deals are ultra rare.  I found a 69 Charger in 2013 on Craigslist, solid car in storage for years for $12,000.  By fluke I was the first caller as the ad had just gone up.  I was assured the car was as described (ex father son project - the father was selling it) and we made a deal on the phone that I'd buy it if all was true. 

But the car was on another property that he had to get it off and it was being towed to the owners house in a couple days where I could view it.  The owner did not feel comfortable with me going to see it on the property that was not his so I had to wait.  After two days I called him back and he apologetically informed me the tow truck driver he hired to move the car saw it and bought it on the spot.  It's been 3 years, I never found another one. 

I've had a few deals go this way too. It's pretty discouraging but keep your head up. I don't even bother looking at CL anymore because I can't react fast enough with a full time job, kids, etc. Keep asking everyone you know over and over....
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1968 Charger- 6.1L, A518, Dana 60
1968 Charger Bruiser-440, 4 speed, Dana 60
1969 Charger Survivor-R6, 383, 727.....WRECKED
1970 Barracuda-6.1L, 6 speed, 4.10 S60
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« Reply #78 on: April 02, 2017, 10:15:28 PM »

Our fifth baby arrived Friday March 24th. Her first ride was in the survivor 69 Charger....of course! My amazing wife and daughter are doing well.



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1968 Roadrunner-6.1L, 6 speed, 3.91 Getrag, IRS
1968 Charger- 6.1L, A518, Dana 60
1968 Charger Bruiser-440, 4 speed, Dana 60
1969 Charger Survivor-R6, 383, 727.....WRECKED
1970 Barracuda-6.1L, 6 speed, 4.10 S60
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« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2017, 10:19:45 PM »

That is AWESOME!!!  2thumbs

Here's to a healthy mother & baby and you of course.  cheers cheers
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« Reply #80 on: April 02, 2017, 10:27:09 PM »

Way to go dad! 2thumbs Congratulations!
AND MOM, of course!! 2thumbs
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« Reply #81 on: April 02, 2017, 10:27:53 PM »

Congratulations 2thumbs LEON.
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« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2017, 05:28:09 AM »

Fifth child!!!? You really want to get a hobby.....yeah.... another one apart from that! smilielol
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« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2017, 06:25:33 AM »

Fifth child!!!? You really want to get a hobby.....yeah.... another one apart from that! smilielol

Corrective measures have since been taken!
But my grandpa used to say that his 6 kids were his best investments. My theory is that with 5 maybe one of them will take me in when I'm old!
Thanks for the kind words all!
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1968 Roadrunner-6.1L, 6 speed, 3.91 Getrag, IRS
1968 Charger- 6.1L, A518, Dana 60
1968 Charger Bruiser-440, 4 speed, Dana 60
1969 Charger Survivor-R6, 383, 727.....WRECKED
1970 Barracuda-6.1L, 6 speed, 4.10 S60
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« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2017, 06:29:16 AM »

LOL!
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« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2017, 07:46:41 AM »

Great find, what an awesome car. Congrats  2thumbs
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« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2017, 11:55:43 AM »

Very cool!! Congratulations!! 2thumbs
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« Reply #87 on: April 03, 2017, 11:56:17 AM »

Congratulations and a great picture. Just a pretty cool thing having the Charger as the car going to and coming from the hospital.
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« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2017, 09:08:11 PM »

My first thought when I read "Our fifth baby arrived..." Was, WOW! This guy has 5 Chargers now!
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« Reply #89 on: April 04, 2017, 03:48:19 PM »

Congrats  cheers.
are you coming to Bass Pro in Olathe for the HPAC car show June 10th ?
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« Reply #90 on: April 04, 2017, 04:43:13 PM »

Congrats  cheers.
are you coming to Bass Pro in Olathe for the HPAC car show June 10th ?

 I have not planned that far out! I don't go to many car shows since extra time on the weekends is pretty hard to find with five kids/job/etc. it's getting harder and harder to find time for tinkering on my stuff! I may have to check it out though. Plus Joe's KC is right there...a hear a Z-man sandwich calling my name...
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1968 Roadrunner-6.1L, 6 speed, 3.91 Getrag, IRS
1968 Charger- 6.1L, A518, Dana 60
1968 Charger Bruiser-440, 4 speed, Dana 60
1969 Charger Survivor-R6, 383, 727.....WRECKED
1970 Barracuda-6.1L, 6 speed, 4.10 S60
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« Reply #91 on: April 04, 2017, 04:56:58 PM »

Wilson County is only about 2.5 hours away  cheers
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« Reply #92 on: April 09, 2017, 01:44:54 AM »

Looks great. I had the same color combo but on a '70. I'm surprised the vinyl top is in such good shape. No rust lumps underneath it?
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« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2017, 09:38:07 PM »

Looks great. I had the same color combo but on a '70. I'm surprised the vinyl top is in such good shape. No rust lumps underneath it?

I did find out that the vinyl top was replaced in about 1982.
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1968 Roadrunner-6.1L, 6 speed, 3.91 Getrag, IRS
1968 Charger- 6.1L, A518, Dana 60
1968 Charger Bruiser-440, 4 speed, Dana 60
1969 Charger Survivor-R6, 383, 727.....WRECKED
1970 Barracuda-6.1L, 6 speed, 4.10 S60
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« Reply #94 on: February 24, 2018, 10:16:14 AM »

Well, I finally got motivated to rebuild this thread after the photobucket extortion attempt...and add a couple of cool pictures!



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1968 Roadrunner-6.1L, 6 speed, 3.91 Getrag, IRS
1968 Charger- 6.1L, A518, Dana 60
1968 Charger Bruiser-440, 4 speed, Dana 60
1969 Charger Survivor-R6, 383, 727.....WRECKED
1970 Barracuda-6.1L, 6 speed, 4.10 S60
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« Reply #95 on: February 26, 2018, 07:12:52 AM »

 coolgleamA 2thumbs cheers popcrn
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« Reply #96 on: February 26, 2018, 12:20:41 PM »

Thanks for fixing your pics! cheers

Love the rear shot with the lights on, those great tail lights are one of the coolest features of the 69/70 Chargers. Cool license plate too!
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« Reply #97 on: March 03, 2018, 05:22:42 PM »

What was the fate of the Superbees that donated the garage wall art?
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« Reply #98 on: March 03, 2018, 08:08:39 PM »

What was the fate of the Superbees that donated the garage wall art?

The super bee decals were cut from some modern (2008-2012) Charger SRT8 Super Bees I parted out.
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1968 Roadrunner-6.1L, 6 speed, 3.91 Getrag, IRS
1968 Charger- 6.1L, A518, Dana 60
1968 Charger Bruiser-440, 4 speed, Dana 60
1969 Charger Survivor-R6, 383, 727.....WRECKED
1970 Barracuda-6.1L, 6 speed, 4.10 S60
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« Reply #99 on: March 04, 2018, 04:37:19 AM »

Well, I finally got motivated to rebuild this thread after the photobucket extortion attempt...and add a couple of cool pictures!





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