First Real Drive in 3 Years. YAY!

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  1. harrisonm

    harrisonm Well-Known Member

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    After three years of work, I finally took my first real drive today. It has been painted for several months, but life got in the way, and it took a while to finalize mechanicals to be able to drive. I've had it for about 25 years. I restored it myself after I bought it, and it looked real good. But after 20 years of driving, it was starting to show its age. So I blew it apart 3 years ago and re-did it again. It is a 340 4 speed, and it is a blast to drive. I did all the work myself including paint, rebuilding the engine, auto to 4-spd conversion, 4-spd rebuild, body work, interior, suspension, AC install, etc. Today was probably the best drive I have ever had.
     

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  2. Ters

    Ters Mopar infected...

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    Great looking Barracuda! May you experience lots of trouble free miles in that beauty.

    Ters.
     
  3. jos51700

    jos51700 Well-Known Member

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    That color is awesome! Great work!!
     
  4. ZooKypr

    ZooKypr Well-Known Member

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    Job well done!!!...ENJOY!!!
     
  5. COdartman

    COdartman Well-Known Member

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    Great looking car! You should be very proud of all your hard work:cheers:

    Dave,
     
  6. Dodge72

    Dodge72 Odd one out

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    Nothing like taking it all apart and hearing it start up after putting it all together again. Great job, awesome Barracuda!
     
  7. 4spdragtop

    4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Awesome car! Congrats on the job well done!
     
  8. acpat

    acpat Well-Known Member

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    damn and I was off work lol Topeka is small wonder we did not run into each other. I was out in the valiant all day :burnout:
     
  9. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    Great lookin car. I cannot blame you for the 4 speed conversion. Automatics are a bore.
     
  10. PhillH

    PhillH Well-Known Member

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    Good for you! It looks AWESOME!
     
  11. Abodybomber

    Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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    Congrats! That is ONE BEAUTIFUL AUTOMOBILE!.. Always loved ,the dark green with white call out stripes..
     
  12. 66fyssh

    66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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    Great accomplishment!! A lot of work done in only 3 years! Congrats!
     
  13. Divenut

    Divenut Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Sweet ride.

    Pat
     
  14. xLURKxDOGx

    xLURKxDOGx "An angel fat, at satan's feast"

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    Very nice!!!!


    Jake
     
  15. MOPARMITCH

    MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Looks Great !! What Color is that? Really Like it.
     
  16. Dartnut

    Dartnut I'm H.R. Shovin'stuff

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    Very nice car.
    You do excellent work, and it must be very satisfying to say you did it all yourself.
    And hey, it's dark green, my favorite color!
     
  17. WRB426

    WRB426 Insane 4 Mopars FABO Gold Member

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    Great job. Can't put a price on the feeling you have when driving your Barracuda.
     
  18. Mopar Tim

    Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Like the dark green. Another cool Mopar on the road. We get these on the road one at a time!
     
  19. mguner

    mguner How many is too many?

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    Smiles per gallon!
     
  20. MoparsRule

    MoparsRule Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Congrats & many more smiles & miles ahead!
     
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