1968 Barracuda Fastback 340 Formula S?

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  1. 70 mopar

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    I've found a '68 Formula S w/ 340, 4 speed trans. Seriously thinking of grabbing this one. Everything is there, and all original, and it will run and drive. Have a few questions though. It has rust, bottom of doors, under the lip of the trunk lid (not on the edge), quarters (new ones included with the car), and I a bit on the front fenders (not too bad). Common rust areas for this car? Any places unique to this car that I should be checking? Frame rails are solid as are the floor pans and trunk pan. Wondering what would be a fair price to pay for something like this? I have no pics to post unfortunately. Any input would be helpful.
     
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    Car have fender tag and build sheet? Place to check for rust on the front frame rails is in between the 2 welded on tabs where the upper A-arm bolts to. There is about a 6" or so pocket inbetween the tabs where dirt just gathers and sit in the pocket. Then stays wet and rots out the top of the frame rail. I think you could fix it if need be. Price??? What's he asking? Doesn't sound like the car is to bad. Westlake NY?
     
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    The fender tag is there. No idea about the build sheet yet. I can get the car for $2000.
     
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    Buy it, an S car 340, 4 speed for $2-k with minimal rust and no major unibody damage or rust..you need to jump on that especially if it's all intact.
     
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    The paint is bubbling (rust issues) on the fenders behind the tires, quarters are kinda bad (hence the replacements). Bottom of the inside of the doors also where the skin rolls over and crimps down (explained well enough??) All of the car is there, absolutely everything. I'm a little nervous cause I've ended up with the dreaded rust bucket more than once. I fell in LOVE, and we know love is blind as can be sometimes. Trying to keep a cool head this time, LOL. Thanks for your input.
     
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    I agree a complete "S" for 2k....whaddya waiting for??
     
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    WOW, i was thinking $3-4-5-6k before you said 2k. What are the colors? I too wouldn't think twice on that car/price. It would have been in my driveway before i posted here. My post would have been "Look what i found for only $2k!!!!!" You could likely sell the complete motor/trans for that kinda $$. I'm looking at buying a complete '69 340 motor, air cleaner to oil pan, exhaust manifolds, with #'s matching auto trans for 3k and i gotta drive 15 hours 1 way to get it!!!......OH did i SAY i was crazy???????
     
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    buy it
     
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    Check for rust on inner fender wells, door striker, and on the frame near the torsion bar mounts. Also check floor boards and spare tire well and sides of trunk near bottom of rear quarters.

    $2k If it is nice and you pass, let us know...
     
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    +1

    Just be prepared to actually change the quarters to get the car the way it should be (and probably some other metal in the wheel well, truck extension, rocker)

    Its do-able with some determination and lots of welding! not for the weak at heart!
     
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    Looked again today. Took a pic and will try and upload later. Fenders could end up with issues. Hopefully i can dig up somw if needed.....
    And....I heard it crank and run today! I'll update later. Ill pass it on if i pass on her, but i may have a keeper for me. Thanks all!
     
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    Looked again today. Took a pic and will try and upload later. Fenders could end up with issues. Hopefully i can dig up somw if needed.....
    And....I heard it crank and run today! I'll update later. Ill pass it on if i pass on her, but i may have a keeper for me. Thanks all!
     
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    Unless this is a deal worked out between friends, I would give him some good faith money first, and ask questions later! 2k for that car condition that runs would be a find, especially if it is all there. Just be patient and do the car up right.

    Waiting patiently for pics. Nice find!