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« Reply #100 on: July 18, 2013, 10:37:07 PM »

Twocents Circa 1970 Dodge dealer and the factory collaberated and created this custom charger
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,77887.0.html
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« Reply #101 on: July 19, 2013, 08:25:17 AM »

The question is Dave, is the sunroof on the car in question a factory sunroof, or an aftermarket installation?




Joe all the "factory" sunroofs are "aftermarket", all were performed by ASC off line, a car could be also be retro fitted as a dealer done item later, plus ASC had authorized installation shops around the country, one could just drive to, and have an installation done, that would appear "factory"....but I know you may also mean an actual aftermarket unit that is not "factory" appearing,...I've gone to look at cars that people claim are "factory sunroof" cars, only to find an aftermarker pop up style glass panel brickwall



Understood Mike. I should have clarified what I meant by aftermarket. Unfortunately without a fender tag or build sheet, it would be tough to completely verify if it came with the car originally.
Of course if it's the "pop-up" type, it should be  a no brainer...  Grin
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« Reply #102 on: July 19, 2013, 08:47:13 AM »

Love it ~ Looks awsome  drool5 drool5 drool5
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« Reply #103 on: July 19, 2013, 03:20:33 PM »

Mike was the original car  pic snapped in Detroit , or somewhere in Michigan?
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Joe,...the photo that was eventually made into a wall poster by the Chrysler photo studios was shot in Chrysler's Hamtramck rear holding yard, often where vehicles that were pulled off the line for "special" purposes were held, be it dealer specials, execs cars, promos, etc

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And all the black & white photos were in a manilla file marked "McCurry's Car".

I know, I saw it.

They were the only thing in there...


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« Reply #104 on: July 19, 2013, 04:23:49 PM »

Mike was the original car  pic snapped in Detroit , or somewhere in Michigan?
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Joe,...the photo that was eventually made into a wall poster by the Chrysler photo studios was shot in Chrysler's Hamtramck rear holding yard, often where vehicles that were pulled off the line for "special" purposes were held, be it dealer specials, execs cars, promos, etc

mike


And all the black & white photos were in a manilla file marked "McCurry's Car".

I know, I saw it.

They were the only thing in there...



I showed Bob McCurry copy's of those photos of the green 70 Daytona and told him that it said "McCurry's car" on the folder.  He said he never saw the car or knew anything about it.   Then he said that the Daytona was known as "My car"    He went on about not building any Charger's at the Hamtramck Plant in 70 and the liabilities of building a 70 Daytona and why they didn't..  Pretty sharp for a guy that was uber high up at Dodge.  

The first time I met Captain Crunch was at our local Lexus Dealership.  I had the Daytona on the rack getting the tires balanced and McCurry walked out of Rin Rooney's office and he said.   Hey,  you got one of my cars.   I asked him if he had a Daytona and he said.  Yes,  About 500 of them.    slap

Another funny thing was Mr. McCurry wanted some Dodge Scat Pack stickers.   I got him some and he put them on his 1/4 glass of his LS 400.   He would get a new Lexus every 6 months and I would keep supplying him with the decals...      I know....off subject but I thought it was funny.

Greg,   I also got Bob to sign my air cleaner lid.    He wrote,    "The name of the game is win.....Bob McCurry"   Sound familiar?   icon_smile_big    I gave him a copy of Frank Moriarty's book  "SUPERCARS"    Bob looked at the photo of him on your cars dash and said,  "man, I've lost a lot of weight."    Then I showed him the page with Baker and Glotzbach sitting on the wing and he pointed at Baker and said,  "that guy drove me nuts, he would brake everything."    
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« Reply #105 on: July 19, 2013, 04:31:34 PM »

Ever see this story on Bob MC Curry
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,52004.msg568685/topicseen.html#msg568685

Another Bob Mc Curry archive item


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« Reply #106 on: July 19, 2013, 04:34:39 PM »

the toyota letter is a little off on its info if i'm reading it correctly???
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« Reply #107 on: July 19, 2013, 04:47:50 PM »

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=45274&Main=45274
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1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
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« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2013, 05:03:55 PM »

this video shows the wreck of Maynard Troyer and looks like he is thrown from the car at about 1:50 but they say he recovered and raced again, the car almost rolls of the item/person and then its open season for the rest of the drivers to run it/him over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vyx1pCXKzo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maynard_Troyer
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« Reply #109 on: July 19, 2013, 09:34:19 PM »

Mike was the original car  pic snapped in Detroit , or somewhere in Michigan?
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Joe,...the photo that was eventually made into a wall poster by the Chrysler photo studios was shot in Chrysler's Hamtramck rear holding yard, often where vehicles that were pulled off the line for "special" purposes were held, be it dealer specials, execs cars, promos, etc

mike


And all the black & white photos were in a manilla file marked "McCurry's Car".

I know, I saw it.

They were the only thing in there...



I showed Bob McCurry copy's of those photos of the green 70 Daytona and told him that it said "McCurry's car" on the folder.  He said he never saw the car or knew anything about it.   Then he said that the Daytona was known as "My car"    He went on about not building any Charger's at the Hamtramck Plant in 70 and the liabilities of building a 70 Daytona and why they didn't..  Pretty sharp for a guy that was uber high up at Dodge.  

The first time I met Captain Crunch was at our local Lexus Dealership.  I had the Daytona on the rack getting the tires balanced and McCurry walked out of Rin Rooney's office and he said.   Hey,  you got one of my cars.   I asked him if he had a Daytona and he said.  Yes,  About 500 of them.    slap

Another funny thing was Mr. McCurry wanted some Dodge Scat Pack stickers.   I got him some and he put them on his 1/4 glass of his LS 400.   He would get a new Lexus every 6 months and I would keep supplying him with the decals...      I know....off subject but I thought it was funny.

Greg,   I also got Bob to sign my air cleaner lid.    He wrote,    "The name of the game is win.....Bob McCurry"   Sound familiar?   icon_smile_big    I gave him a copy of Frank Moriarty's book  "SUPERCARS"    Bob looked at the photo of him on your cars dash and said,  "man, I've lost a lot of weight."    Then I showed him the page with Baker and Glotzbach sitting on the wing and he pointed at Baker and said,  "that guy drove me nuts, he would brake everything."    


Good stuff!  When I got the "Melontona" pics, the guy kept the folder they were in...  Had I known 25 years later folks, including Bob himself, wouldn't believe it, well, I guess I messed up!   Who would have known...                Yeah - watch for that McCurry photo in the future in it's place of honor!!  2thumbs 
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« Reply #110 on: July 19, 2013, 10:06:32 PM »

the toyota letter is a little off on its info if i'm reading it correctly???



If you had seen the rough drafts of the McCurry interview that Randy and Wolfe had done for MCG on the 70 Tona mystery before his death...McCurry was flipping  and flopping on what was what regarding his own facts and statements, one couldn't blame him, as he was up in age, poor health, and a LOT of things had transpired thru the decades for a man of his accomplishments to recollect a small period of time, esp a particular car, or cars 


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« Reply #111 on: July 19, 2013, 11:01:41 PM »

We're lucky he was at Dodge at the right time.
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« Reply #112 on: July 19, 2013, 11:52:24 PM »

Good stuff!  When I got the "Melontona" pics, the guy kept the folder they were in...  Had I known 25 years later folks, including Bob himself, wouldn't believe it, well, I guess I messed up!   Who would have known...                Yeah - watch for that McCurry photo in the future in it's place of honor!!  2thumbs 
[/quote] 2thumbs  That is Awesome.  When that is done.  I have to show his very close personal friends Rin Rooney and Rueben Q here out west at the local Lexus Dealer.  There is a picture on the wall there of McCurry leaning on my Daytona wing.    IIRC Rin left Chrysler with Bob and the rest is Toyota history.  Another McCurry note.  About 5 months before he passed he said he had a few boxes of mementos and photos from his years at Chrysler.  He said he had not opened them since he left.    Bob said I could have them after he went through them and would bring them to CA when he came out for the winter.  Never happened. brickwall    His summer home was in Rehoboth Beach Delaware.   I have a picture of him here somewhere wearing big rabbit ears at a party.    lol
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« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2013, 02:45:58 PM »

this video shows the wreck of Maynard Troyer and looks like he is thrown from the car at about 1:50 but they say he recovered and raced again, the car almost rolls of the item/person and then its open season for the rest of the drivers to run it/him over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vyx1pCXKzo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maynard_Troyer

duh, i meant to say that i looked for the parade lap cars and got sidetracked with the wreck............ slap
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« Reply #114 on: May 24, 2014, 03:02:21 PM »

Did anything ever become of the wing that was found last year?
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« Reply #115 on: September 25, 2017, 09:50:41 PM »

The wing I spoke of turned up on ebay last week:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Dodge-Charger-daytona-WING-CAR-WING-THE-Watermelon-WING-70-DAYTONA-PROTYPE-/142511932769

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