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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby 68383 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:55 pm

This was my second Mopar, a ratty, 73 Challenger that I bought around 2000.

It was my year round daily driver for two or three years. Just a 318 auto, but it was a lot of fun.

Favorite memories of it-

Driving to a fancy wedding in upstate New York. I was in the wedding party and had to valet the car (rust and all). I remember telling the valet not to spin the tires. And when I was leaving to get into the car, I overheard someone say, "Who is that guy?!"

I also loved driving it with studded snow tires in the winter, slowly chugging up hills, and passing 5.0 Mustangs that had spun out and off the roads.

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And here's a model I built of it.

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Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby dge467 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:26 pm

That is cool Dave! The model too. Sometimes a old car that is a little rough around the edges is funner than a restored one.You can drive it and park it anywhere!

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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby 68383 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:39 pm

Exactly!


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Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby moparmike » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:44 pm

Nice car Dave and excellent job on the model as usual
70 'Cuda|89 Shelby Daytona T-Top|63 Belvedere

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Members' Mopars

Postby 68383 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:37 pm

Thanks. I had fun making all the rivets for the missing side trim.


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Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby ricks_RR » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:40 am

that's awesome

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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:11 pm

68383 wrote:What about Ryan? We haven't heard much from him lately.

Would be cool to read his car history.


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Ask and you shall receive:

Here's my first Mopar story.
Not a classic, but this is what got me started.

I am a young guy - just turned 28 on Wednesday of last week.
So I didn't start driving until 2005.

I started working when I was 14 - hoping to save for my ideal Ram pickup and get a jump on college.
By the time I was 16, I had almost enough for a 8-10 year old Ram in good shape.
My parents, however, balked - they didn't want me in a truck as my first car.
In retrospect, I could have probably forced the issue, but I was a good kid and decided that I really liked the 2002 Dodge Intrepid.

I bought my 2002 Intrepid ES on May 19, 2005 (4 days before I could even get my license!) at Brookfield Motors, the local (at the time) Dodge Dealership.

They didn't even have it listed for sale on their website, their head salesman was driving it after it had been traded in to them.

It didn't have all the options I wanted, but it was clean and had 35k miles on it - and most importantly, the dealership was willing to deal on it.
My father did some great negotiating on my behalf and we walked out with a 3 year old car for $10,500.00.

Here it is on the day I picked it up (and an interior picture from about that time):
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And here it is in July after claiming first in its class at Carlisle and a best of show award from my car club (and some older, but still relevant interior shots):
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The car was my DD in high school, then I generously was given my father's 1997 Taurus, then my grandfather's 1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight after each car was retired from their use. After those cars were well used (rusted in the Taurus's case, totaled [not my fault] in the Eighty Eight's case), I bought a 2001 Chrysler Concorde LXi and then replaced that with my 2004 Chrysler 300M Special that is my current DD.
I drove a combination of those through college and then law school.
They saved me money and saved the Intrepid from winters, so it is proudly pretty rust-free.

Along the way I drove the Intrepid during the occasional summer and sometimes, if I couldn't afford to insure it, then it sat through the summer. My grandfather let me park it in one of his garage stalls, then in one of my parents' garages, and now stored in the town I grew up in each winter as the wagon has stolen its garage stall for the winter months.

Now that I have a little more money, I keep it insured and have turned it into a fun summer car and occasional show car. I also, obviously, had it liquid wrapped in a color called radioactive green metallic in a semi-gloss finish in early July.

It isn't anyone's idea of the typical show car - and I've heard grief about it from different corners - but I have a lot of fun with it and I really enjoy the car.

Without the Intrepid, I wouldn't have half of the friends I have right now - I probably wouldn't live where I currently live (as I met my roommate and the influence on me moving to the Town of Dedham through my car club), I wouldn't go to Carlisle ever year, I wouldn't have truly found classic Mopars and become interested in them, I wouldn't go to the junkyard every couple of weeks, etc.

So, in a strange way, the simple purchase of the Intrepid and the joining of the car club related to it have really shaped my life.

That's one of the things that makes it so special to me and keeps me interested in it - and prevents me from selling it each time I've thought about it.

Obviously I have more Mopars, but that's the story of my first one. I'll post about the others soon.
Ryan - Northeast Mighty Mopar Site Administrator
1969 Plymouth Satellite Wagon | 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Coupe | 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger
2002 Intrepid ES | 2004 300M Special | 2001 Concorde LXi

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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby ricks_RR » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:11 am

good story ryan that's what this is all about the mopar world is really a big family so with every story you make a friend and the family grows .
who is next

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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby torredcuda » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:17 am

I`ll post when I have a little more time.

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Re: Members' Mopars

Postby 68383 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:50 pm

Nice story, Ryan.


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Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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