72 Plymouth valiant

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    My son tells me this morning that he pulled into the local McDonald's last night and some older guy walks up to him and complimented him on his 71 valiant 2dr. His daily driver, so he gets approached on it all the time by guys trying to buy it, or reminisce about the day they had one like it. But this time he gets asked if he wants to buy a 72 valiant 4 door. Running driving car less a wheel bearing and spindle possibly. Said his son forgot to tighten the lights after replacing a bearing and tire came off on the freeway. No major damage, no body damage at all. Drum brake car, I've got a big bolt disc brake parts car. So my son got his number, but told him wants to sell it cheap as it's at his sons apartment complex and landlords threatening to have it towed, current tags. He will have it towed to my house free of charge. So we looked at it today, cool old dude. Clean, straight, new tires, recent paint,really good interior. Clean title, he said. I asked him what he wanted, he says "cheap," I say $300? He says no, you guys are the right ones for it.( As my son is crawling all over and around, under and inside the car.) He says, "$200 and it's yours if you promise to love it. Slant six engine, 7.25 rear, automatic working a/c car. I told him done deal. I am going to disc brake it, and cruise the heck out of the car. I'll post up some pics when it gets here. I have the stripped dart parts car on the hauler so cant haul it home until tomorrow after I drop the dart carcass at scrap.
     
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      That is real nice of the guy. Not many people like that around anymore.
       
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        WOW !!
        Guess that's what it will take for me to get into another project---------
         
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          Yeah, he is a very nice guy. Said he and his son used to work on the car together, but his son just lost interest in it after getting a new girlfriend. She told him after it lost a tire on the freeway that she wanted a new car. So it's just been sitting for weeks.
           
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          Well the new beauty queen is home. 20180913_112327.jpg 20180913_112339.jpg 20180913_112359.jpg 20180913_112419.jpg 20180913_112451.jpg
           
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            That looks nice & straight, congratulations!
             
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            Good find! Cool! Love it.
             
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            Thank you guys for the compliments on it. I am really thinking about it being my new daily driver. While we are going into the rainy season of the year. It just doesn't seem right to park it in the shop for the next 6 months. Lol, especially when I probably only drive 20 miles a month. Though my wife said if I do put insurance on it and drive it that I better be willing to haul our great Dane in it. 20180127_142339.jpg l think I'll keep using my xtra cab ranger for that. He can ride in the back seat of the truck.
             
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              Good deal on the car. I Love the car culture in that area. Was sad to hear Draggin the Gut in McMinnville got canceled.That was a great time.
               
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              I went to high school for 9th and 10th in mcminnville. Used to cruise it hard core. Then came up to Salem and cruised the commercial street guy every weekend. Met my now wife there lol. Then when the cops stopped that kids tried to get it going elsewhere, but it just didn't survive. Too bad, I wish my kids would have got to be part of that experience.