After a lifetime of waiting, I just bought my first classic car

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  1. RAT ROD AL

    RAT ROD AL I know just enough to be dangerous FABO Gold Member

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    :welcome: from SW FLORIDA.
    Nice FB.
     
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    • 67fish383S

      67fish383S Well-Known Member

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      Thanks! Wow, you guys are all over it. You are the second person to reinforce my short list (first was getting rid of the bench seat). I'm all about modernizing the suspension. I will post some specs as I go through it. It does at least have factory discs in front and seems to stop well, at least on dry, straight pavement. I'll try my best to keep it between the gutters in the meantime.
       
    • Demonracer

      Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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      Good late model shocks, sway bar & good front tires will help without breaking the budget.
       
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      • RedFish

        RedFish FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        I regret removing the bench with fold down arm rest from my 67 notch. I forfeited my comfort and good amount of my money to gain another little storage compartment and another ash tray in otherwise useless center console. Mine is automatic though. If it had been bench with 4 on the floor I don't think I would have changed it.
         
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        • Dartnut

          Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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          Welcome to the site, and thanks for the compliments.
          Enjoy the car and fix it up to your tastes as you go, and enjoy it.
          I measure my fun in smiles per gallon......
           
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          • Slowswinger

            Slowswinger Well-Known Member

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            Nice looking car!
             
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            • Woody'sScamp

              Woody'sScamp FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              Welcome from Upstate NY. Nice story and a nice fish. If I ever finish this car, my next one will be a 4 speed!
               
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              • Car Nut

                Car Nut Mopar Master

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                :welcome: aboard!

                Nice first classic car choice!
                 
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                • missing linc

                  missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                  Welcome, awesome looking ride!
                  I really think you made the right choice, get your cake and eat it too! Enjoy it while you decide what you want to address first to make it what you want. Far too often people get overwhelmed in big projects and lose interest.
                   
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                  • matthon

                    matthon Well-Known Member

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                    Bench seat rules!

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                    • diymirage

                      diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                      welcome from the lakeshore


                      yes sir they do
                      nothing like a good sharp right hand turn with the missus on the front bench
                       
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                      • Oldschool

                        Oldschool Well-Known Member

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                        Welcome. Sweet Barracuda! I love those fastbacks....
                         
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                        • Mopar-Mitch

                          Mopar-Mitch Well-Known Member

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                          Welcome from Kentucky! :welcome:
                           
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                          • 3406pk

                            3406pk Well-Known Member

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                            Welcome and great find there. Looks really sweet.
                             
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                            • Machmeter1

                              Machmeter1 Well-Known Member

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                              Welcome from Ohio, and congratulations on that rare car.
                              I just got my 69 Barracuda on the road again. Please keep posting pictures.

                              Cheers,
                              Wolfgang
                               
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