Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

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Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:10 pm

1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Coupe
Numbers Matching 318 V8 / 727 3spd Automatic.
Triple Green (Green car, green vinyl roof, green interior)
Totally complete, everything this car came with from the factory is there, sans the original 2bbl carb and intake and valve covers. Those have been replaced with a 4bbl Edelbrock Carb and an Edelbrock Performer Intake, and some nice black wrinkle finish Mopar Performance Covers.

It needs a ton of work, but its all there, and thats what counts to me!

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Pics from September 24th, 2010, the weekend after I bought it:
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Edelbrock 4 barrel carb, dunno what size it is as I've never done any research about it.

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Torsion bar crossmember is bad at one end on the passenger side. I have an aftermarket replacement in a box in my basement:

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Passenger's fender

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Driver's Framerail, not that bad, but the passenger one is rotted all to hell. I have OEM rails that are mint, so I'm thinking of cutting out sections to replace the parts that are rotted out of mine:

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Pop out windows:

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Rust isn't too bad here, for a common rust area:

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Rocker rot much?

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Good ol' Quarter Panel rot:

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Doors and door panels are pretty much mint:

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Solid roof under the vinyl:

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Grille is in good shape:

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Last, but not least, my fendertag:

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I found this car in May of 2010. I had been casually looking for 1969 Coronets, but knew I couldn't afford one that was restored. I've wanted one forever, since I was somewhere around 10, so I was always on the lookout for a deal on one. This car is my dream car.
The problem, as most Mopar guys know, with looking at 69 B-Body Mopars is that even when they're total basket cases, people want big money for them.
My grandfather originally came across this car on Ebay, emailed me the link, and told me to see what happened with the auction. The guy lived in Southwick, a town almost in CT that is ~1 hour and 20 minutes from my house.
He had listed the car with a few crappy pictures, a relatively crappy description, a $1000 starting bid, and a reserve.
The auction ended, and nobody even bid.
I emailed him through Ebay, got his cell phone number, and called him about the car. He went over the basics with me, seemed like a nice guy, but then he had to go to work.
After that, I lost all contact with him. I'd call his phone and he wouldn't pick up, and he had no voicemail so I couldn't leave him a message.
It was frustrating, but I would try over and over again some days, in hopes of getting in contact with him., but I finally gave up.
Two weeks later, while browsing craigslist for Coronets again, I noticed that he had posted the car in the Western Mass section.
I immediately emailed the email address associated with the CL ad, and he emailed me right back.
Gave me a line about almost selling the car a whole bunch of times, having a messed up cell phone, not wanting any BS, and wanting $3900 for the car.
I couldn't swing that, I figured the car was probably worth close to it, but I couldn't afford that much, so I sent him an email back saying that I would have to pass on it.
3 weeks later, it was still on CL, so I emailed him and asked him if he would take an offer. He replied with a simple, "Sure, go ahead."
I offered him $2500 for it, which I considered to be too low, but it was the maximum I could afford to spend on the car, and to my surprise, he accepted it. On September 18, 2010 a couple of my buddies helped me use the 2006 Ram 2500 Hemi from my work and a rented 16' trailer to pick it up.

The engine runs pretty well and the tranny seems to shift great, but what it really needs is a ton of body work and a bunch of time, sunk into it neither of which I have found for myself since I bought it...

Slowly I am buying the necessary parts to fix it, and it'll get done eventually, whether I keep on by doing the work myself, or farm the bodywork out to someone else.
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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: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby 68383 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:46 pm

Nice! Is it F8? My Bee is F8, triple green.
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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: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:21 pm

I think its actually F5, though someone more talented than I at decoding fender tags would be able to tell you.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby 68383 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:12 pm

Looks really close to mine.
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Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby dge467 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:54 pm

Nice project. I like that year.

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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby ply30 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:58 am

VERY nice project car!! I am glad you found your dream car!! Right now I am looking for a 70-73 challenger that is my dream car!
Good luck on your build!

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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby 68383 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:01 am

ply30 wrote:VERY nice project car!! I am glad you found your dream car!! Right now I am looking for a 70-73 challenger that is my dream car!
Good luck on your build!


About a year or so ago, my brother sold the old 73 Challenger I used to own. It used to be my daily driver, then was his first car in high school. It was a rough 318 car.
68383 / Dave

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: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby 68383 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:48 pm

Why look for a 4 door or wagon when you could sink the coin into this to get it on the road?

Sometimes too many projects splits attention and funds, then nothing gets done.
68383 / Dave

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: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 Post Coupe

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:55 pm

Because I'm a man with project creep and I'm a little bored with my current dead reliable Concorde daily driver.
I'd really like a classic driver and in my current situation this car could never be one for me, I'd be too worried about it. I'm also partial to 4 doors for my dd duties, again, a requirement that this car doesn't fulfill.
Plus, the car needs too much right now for me to just get it done and be able to drive it. It's a shame, but it's the truth. I'd need to sink thousands and thousands into it, and I'd really prefer to do as much of the work on the car by myself as I can, and that certainly can't happen right now.
We'll see, nothing is set in stone yet for my plans.

I still haven't found the right wagon or 4 door, whereas I have picked up parts here and there for this car, so that's progress at least. I'd also be willing to dump the classic DD once it came time to do a serious build on this car.
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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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