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    Bronze Barracuda Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone glad to be here.
    I have always been a B-Body guy (1970 Charger) I"ve always wanted one sinceI was a little kid. I remember standing in the back seat of my step fathers 1970 Charger R/T with my arms wrapped around the high back buckets looking at the dash and asking him to make the needle go up to 80 (speedometer) as I learned it was called. Fast forward to spring of 2018 the price of mopars seemed to high to ever get my hands on one let alone a 1970 charger. when along came a buddy from work who called me up one Saturday morning and said he had a truck his brother in-law wanted to get rid of for free. It was a 1968 ford f250. So I went over had a look and brought the old ford home. I fixed her up replaced floorboards mild engine rebuild changed fluids and put her for sale or trade on CL Some guy called me up and asked if I'd be interested in a trade 1968 Barracuda for my F250... :) I jumped at the opportunity.
    The car came with a spare 8 3/4 rear end, brand new steering column, and a never been rebuilt spare 383 out of a 1967 barracuda. He said it had the original 318 in it with the 904 and 7 1/4 rear end. I pulled the valve cover off one head and discovered someone must have done a head swap minimum as it had 273 heads on it casting number 2465315. Anyway thats my intro to For A Bodies Only.
    I love this car I never really was an a body guy but damn I will NEVER let this Barracuda leave me till I pass it on to my son later in life.
    Now the fun begins...
    1968 Barracuda
    Original
    Interior: Black/White
    Paint : Turbine Bronze Metallic
    Engine 318
    Transmission 904
    Rear 7 1/4
    Some things will change. :)
     
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      Car Nut Mopar Master

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      :welcome: aboard!
       
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        Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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        Welcome to FABO, there's lots of great people and info on here.
        Love the story!
         
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        • halfafish

          halfafish 66 Valiant, hot-rod in training FABO Gold Member

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          We need pictures!

          And are you in Vancouver WA or BC?
           
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          welcome from Canada, and ya WA or BC, living in BC myself
           
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          • Stephen Hotz

            Stephen Hotz FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            Welcome

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            • Bronze Barracuda

              Bronze Barracuda Well-Known Member

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              Thanks everyone. I will upload some photos in a few days.
               
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              Bronze Barracuda Well-Known Member

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            • Bronze Barracuda

              Bronze Barracuda Well-Known Member

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              OK here are a couple of pics who ever owned it before the guy I got it from painted it orange. I plan on putting it back to its original colour Turbine Bronze Metallic with a white stripe and white seats door panels and black upper painted door, dash, console, and carpets.

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              barracuda bum.jpg
               
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              • Bronze Barracuda

                Bronze Barracuda Well-Known Member

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                • Bronze Barracuda

                  Bronze Barracuda Well-Known Member

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                  BC:canada:
                   
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                  Thanks
                   
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                  Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                  Great looking car, welcome aboard from Alberta.
                   
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                  Bronze Barracuda Well-Known Member

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                  Thanks the pics don't show but the rear quarters need to be replaced along with lower front fenders rear valance and possibly drivers side rocker and trunk drop offs
                   
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                  66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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                  Welcome to the madness of FABO!
                   
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                  • halfafish

                    halfafish 66 Valiant, hot-rod in training FABO Gold Member

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                    Nice car! We were almost neighbors, at least for a short while - I'm just outside of Vancouver WA.
                     
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                      Welcome! From Kentucky! :welcome:
                       
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                      Bronze Barracuda Well-Known Member

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                      :canada::usflag: Thank you, friend
                       
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                      • 65Val

                        65Val Average Length Member

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                        Welcome in...from just across the water. Maybe see you at Mopar Madness this year?
                         
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                        Yeah I haven't been to that in a decade. Its still in Langley?
                         
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                        Yessir...George Preston Rec. Center.
                         
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                        ohh when is that, never been
                         
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                        July 12 Must Go
                         
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                        • Tarek Baratta

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                          will do, thank you very much
                           
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