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  1. Bryan68Barracuda

    Bryan68Barracuda “The commercial fisherman”

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      68gtxman I used to reMember FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome from another Bryan with a ragtop Barracuda!
       
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      Welcome; what’s the story behind finding such an old car in decent shape?

      Are those turn signal lights mounted on the top side of the hood? Do they work?
       
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      Bryan68Barracuda “The commercial fisherman”

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      Yeah. They’re turn signals. Driver side works. Just need bulb in passenger side. The guy I bought it off of had it given to him in high school from his grandmother so basically one owner/ one family whatever you want to consider it. He got the car in 72’ as a bday gift for his 16th birthday. The only problem I have is a 1/4” up to 1” gap when the windows are up all the way. Need thicker weather stripping. Bringing it to the place the original owner had top done at to ask them wtf is up that
       
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      68gtxman I used to reMember FABO Gold Member

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      Yes, mine is a 1967. It is a 20 footer. Had a poor repaint and then it looks like it got hit in the right quarter panel. The repair included drilled holes, slide hammer and bondo. Then it was topped with poor paint. But, I still love it. It is fun to drive and my wife likes it. It was reasonably priced when I bought it as a non-running project. All told, I probably have about $13K into buying and fixing it. That doesn’t count buying the 340 engine, machine work and 6 pack setup that I haven’t installed in the car yet. So for now, I just drive it with the original 273.

      FYI, the windows and window tracks are adjustable. So maybe the top is OK and the windows just need to be properly adjusted on yours?
       
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      Dartnut I'm H.R. Shovin'stuff

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      Welcome to the site.
      Love the car, especially the color!
       
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      Bryan68Barracuda “The commercial fisherman”

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      That’s the first thing I checked with the windows. They’re all the way up as far as they can possibly go. Meeting with the guy who did the work Friday.
       
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      Thanks a lot Pete. Happy I found this site.
       
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      halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome from PA!
       
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