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Old 04-03-2011, 11:25 PM
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1st: In 1979 I was 18. 1968 Satellite 383 727. Paid $300. Drove and sold for $500.

2nd: In 1983 1969 GTX 440 mag, 4-speed Dana rear 3.55: Paid $3200 sold for $3800. 1 Had to sell 4 years later for a Caravan when children were born. I still have repeating dream of finding this car in my garage covered with canvas. The car I find is in tough shape and I'm shocked and concerned. Then I wake up.

If I only new. I would have kept the car and my kids could have walked!

The only Dodges I have owned is my truck and the mini van. All cars were/are Plymouths. Not sure it means anything, but just something I noticed.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:30 PM
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My first Mopar was purchased yesterday. It's a 65 Fury I.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:50 PM
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My first Mopar was the family 69 Fury 2 door slanter... 3 on the tree and a single hole holley. Then I started drivin' my Dads 74 newport sedan with a 318, sweet cruiser. Ah... the good old days... I had a Grand caravan in the 90's when the kids showed up and later a 300M after the 1st wife went insane and left... freedom was good. I also have my good old 95 Dak 4x4 that I will never part with, my huntin' truck. Now my fairly sane 2cnd wife lets me tinker with the 69 charger in the garage to my hearts content, says it's better than a mistress!
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:19 PM
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Mine was a '48 Dodge 5 passenger coupe, that I purchased in 1958.

I cannot post a link, 'cause I'm new here, but if you google "lilredex webshots" it will bring it right up, along with about fifty years of other stuff.

Still drivin' those Mopars today.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:04 AM
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What was your first MOPAR and why are you still hooked??
First Mopar- 1961 Lancer; ugliest car I ever loved! Bought it in 1969 for $150 and drove it from Kansas to Woodstock when I was 14! Some semi-rich kid backed his Ford truck up onto my trunk and (short version)- he bought another guys 1964 Barracuda and gave it to me for trashing my Lancer. To this day my favorite car is the 64-66 Barracuda.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:12 AM
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Default First Moapr

My first was 1977 Dodge Charger SE with a 318ci, which after blowing the motor, we dropped a 71 383ci out of a Polara Wagon.

Currently own a 67 Dodge Dart woth a Built Slant 6.... See profile pic
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:57 PM
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Mine was a run of the mill copper colored (orig) 74 Charger. Previous owner repainted yellow w/bumble bee stripe. Bought it for a cool grand with a non-original 440 in the trunk. My dad and I bought a 69 block and put it in it. Had loads of good times in the front and back seats of that car!
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:46 AM
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Just started buying it now, a 1967 Dodge monaco 500, my first classic car! nice two door model straight body no rust good interior, with a running 383 v8, i love it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:31 AM
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My first Mopar was a 68 ply Sport Fury white with red int. great looking car.
the 2nd mopar is my 67 Hemi Charger that I still have.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:23 PM
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first mopar was 1966 sport furry 383 4/speed dark green,second was plymouth1973 scamp 318 yellow with black vinal top,third was 1966 plymouth belverder with a hp 318,installed 4 speed trans.340 cam ect.fourth was a new 1978 aspen r/t swaped in a 340 4 speed with overdrive ,2.92 read got 30 mpg.now 1973 duster 340 2/4barrels 4 speed,with overdrive 4.56 rear.also f/body stock car raced at potomac speedway md(.does a 1996 daytona count?)
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:30 PM
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dont know if mine qualifies, but i bought myself a 318 engine off a 77' m886. incredibly rare find in my neck of the woods. american vehicles are exceedingly rare, and even if there are some left, almost all have the gas motors swapped out for jap diesels.
so yeah.... thats my 1st MOPAR,... an as-of-yet non running 318/727/np203 which i hope to build up soon.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:45 PM
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First was a 1930 Dodge Brothers 3 window Coupe

Now a 1952 Dodge B 3 YX, 2 speed single axel road tractor, with 331 dual carb 6, with Snyder Saddle Tanks and the 30 ton FRUEHAUF Carryall that was purchased new with the truck. Back then Dodge dealers also sold Fruehauf and other trailers.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:29 AM
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My first Mopar was a 74 Plymouth gold duster with a slant six. It ran good, but wanted a charger. owned a couple of dodge trucks since and currently and last night after almost 20 years of waiting I finally scored!!! I am now the owner of a 1973 Dodge Charger!!! Gonna make it a custom 440. any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated...
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:52 PM
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in 2000 I knew nothing about muscle cars at all. I knew what a mustang and camaro looked like and that was it. growing up my brother and I loved the Dukes of Hazzard, and i made a vow that i would own a general lee one day. bought a 69 charger with a 440 in 2001 and outta luck it had a new orange paint job on it. saw a magazine one day with a charger on the cover, and bought it to just check out the charger. the magazine was mopar muscle, and when I opened it I fell in love on every page. road runners, challengers, darts, dusters, cudas, demons, and even a wheel standing A-100 truck! never had I seen these cars even at 20 years old. fell in love with the brand, and went crazy about auto mechanics and performance work. I now own a 67 belvedere street strip car with a 440, a duster 340 street car, and a 71 dart swinger drag car with a 408. I drag race every weekend and love being the only guy there with a mopar. makes it even sweeter that I've led the points most of the season this year. hope to win the championship and add another trophy to mopars credit. I still love mopars because they over engineered there drive trains to the point of almost can't break one if you properly maintain them. over 300 passes on the belvedere with 4.30 gears, and still runs 7.60s in the eighth mile, and have not had to touch a thing. How can you not love that?!
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:22 AM
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Mine was a 74 duster with a slant six which i just finished restoring. And now im working on a 69 coronet rt matching number 440 and 4 speed.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:53 PM
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First car was a POS Pontiac 6000LE.. wrapped it around a pole.

6 months later (6 months without a car btw) and my dad felt bad for me. He gave me a 67 VIP 4dr H/t with 383. Body had plenty of filler, but looked decent. Mopar was definately tired, but it really helped me cut my teeth on turning wrenches (I had to learn as I had no funds and the car had plenty of issues). But I fell in love with the big C-Body platform, the over and under headlights, the massive grill, couch seating, and glowing green gauges.

I've not looked back since... oh the memories.

Unfortunately, the old VIP is now sitting in the weeds, home to many critters. I don't see it ever being restored, but it has provided many parts for my restored 67 Fury III Convertible and 67 Sport Fury Fast Top.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:39 AM
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1971 Dodge Power Wagon in 1976. Still have it today. Has a 383 in it now. Came out with a sweet 318. Swapped engines from free or cheap junkers for years to keep it going (pulling home an old car was cheaper that parts back then). The 383 came from a Polaris someone left it at a car dealer for ten years. Evidently after they had several thousand dollars worth of work done on the car. They must have decided they did not want the car anymore. The dealer gave it to me to get it out of his lot.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:17 PM
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first mopar was 1966 sport furry 383 4/speed dark green,second was plymouth1973 scamp 318 yellow with black vinal top,third was 1966 plymouth belverder with a hp 318,installed 4 speed trans.340 cam ect.fourth was a new 1978 aspen r/t swaped in a 340 4 speed with overdrive ,2.92 read got 30 mpg.now 1973 duster 340 2/4barrels 4 speed,with overdrive 4.56 rear.also f/body stock car raced at potomac speedway md(.does a 1996 daytona count?)
I'm the current owner of a white '66 Sport (383/727) and a convert to the C bodies.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:34 PM
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Default 1956 Plymouth with 318 Poly Stroker power

My first car from High School is a 1956 Plymouth that I purchased in 1968. I still have it and am currently rebuilding it from the ground up.

The drivetrain is updated and the engine is still a Poly, abeit, a Stroker Poly that should be a suprise for extra HP.

Gary
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:37 PM
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Pictures of my car.

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Old 10-02-2011, 02:14 PM
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Pictures of my car.

Gary
Looks like new again......you CA guys are so lucky!!
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:49 PM
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73 Plymouth Satellite w
318 lots of fun to learn and work on
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:06 PM
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my first car was a 1966 dodge coronet 318,@ 49 years of age i just sold my 1999 mustang gt and bought a 1966 dodge coronet 500 / 318 poly , love it!
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:48 PM
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Default 71 Cuda

I've had mine for 12 years and finally have some time to work on it. Just put poly bushings, sway bars and had Firm Feel rebuild the steering gear(stage 2) it's like a new car. Last year I put a set of MB Old School 17x9.5 wheels with 275/40-17 all around and now I'm building a 372 stroker from a 340 block for it. It gets way more looks/fans than a Camaro or Mustang and the value just keeps climbing.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:39 AM
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'67 light blue Charger. 318, auto. I talked my Dad into ordering this car for the family ride in '67. I was 12 years old and already a Mopar gearhead fanatic. He traded it two years later for a 69 Fury III. Bought it back two years later from the people who bought it when he traded it in. Everybody in the family hated to see that car go and we were glad to see it come back. I drove it through high school and college right up to the time that I got married. Traded it and a '72 Demon on a new '79 Omni.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:41 AM
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'67 light blue Charger. 318, auto. I talked my Dad into ordering this car for the family ride in '67. I was 12 years old and already a Mopar gearhead fanatic. He traded it two years later for a 69 Fury III. Bought it back two years later from the people who bought it when he traded it in. Everybody in the family hated to see that car go and we were glad to see it come back. I drove it through high school and college right up to the time that I got married. Traded it and a '72 Demon on a new '79 Omni.
An Omni, ouch that's gotta hurt. You probably couldn't give a perfect Omni away these days but a Charger and a Demon is another story. LOL hindsight is always 20/20.
I got hooked on the Cuda watching those old Phantasm movies as a kid and wanted one ever since.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:00 PM
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My first car I bought was a 65 Cuda. This photo was in 69.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:30 PM
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My first year with a license I got a 71 dart swinger special 225 auto on the column. followed closely by a 70 dart swinger v8, a 68 gt no engine and the family 67 dart 270( my fave!) W/ 273 guts -steel crank, rods, solid lifter cam and x heads in a 318 with 2bbl, auto 727, Ltd slip. She would just light both tires up till you quit. She was killed by a drunk lady r.i.p. my sweet little dart. That still breaks my heart 22yrs later. still stuck on mopar!

ps all 2door hard tops
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:01 PM
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1. 1968 Plymouth Satellite Sport 383ci. Bought 1978 Sold 1979.
2. 1969 Plymouth GTX 440ci. Bought 1985 Sold 1990
3. 1970 Plymouth Cuda 904ci (Project) Bought 2004 Still own
4. 1974 Plymouth Duster 451ci (10 sec Drag car) Bought 2006 Still own
5. 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins 5.9L Bought 2007 Still own
6. 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 383ci Bought 2012 still own
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:08 PM
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Default My first Mopar was a '65 Valiant Signet

My first Mopar was a '65 Valiant Signet I paid $400 for in 1972. It had a 170 (later bored .030 over with .1" shaved off the head) and three-on-the-tree. It was yellow with black bucket seats and interior. I upgraded the suspension so it was very similar (at least in my mind) to a Formula S "Cuda. When Uncle Sam thought I should see the Far-East, I lent it to my little brother -- he didn't take very good care of it, and it was gone. Man, I wish I still had that car.
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