First of all, I'm very happy to be a member here now and I have been getting a lot of great information here over the past few months as I pull my car together. I thought I would share where I've been with car up until now and then track the progress in the future. I owned lots of old A body Mopars back in the '80s (and a few B bodies) and the one I loved most was my F8 green '69 Dart GT. I always said that if I found another one that I would buy it. In late June of this year I found one listed for sale by pure chance and decided to get it. That's where this story begins... The car was listed by Fast Lane Cars in St. Louis. It had 72k original miles and factory AC. I decoded the fender tag and the VIN and verified that it was what they claimed. The car had a 360 magnum engine in it but very little else was known about where it came from or what had been done to it. I could tell from the videos I requested that it had a healthy cam but that was about all. I checked out the dealer, did some face-time inspection of the car by video and requested very specific pictures of certain details. Everything seemed good, so I made the deal and had it shipped to me without having actually looked at the car in person (yikes!) and held my breath until it arrived. Below are the pics of what it looked like before it was shipped and coming off the truck when it got here. Once it arrived I discovered that it was running like total crap but otherwise was exactly as represented. In the next few posts I will try to walk through what I figured out about what the car was, where it had been in it's life and what I've done to it so far.