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  1. mprhoodlum

    mprhoodlum Inmate

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    Hello to everyone - I registered on May 7 and just noticed last night that people normally introduce themselves up front. Oh well, nothing unusual for me to do something bass-ackwards.
    About me: I have a degee in Mech. Engr. and my career was with Bellsouth Communications in Facilities based computers. I was with Headquarters Staff in Atlanta for almost 20 years. Loved it! This month I will be 60 yrs young! I moved back to Tennessee in 2003.
    In 1970 (jr. in high school) my father helped me to buy a 1967 Barracuda coupe. It was blue, black int.,buckets, 273/4bbl, Auto trans, Chrome reverse wheels and G60 tires. Man, I thought I had arrived!I kept the car 2-3 yrs, seems longer, and hit a big tree head-on. OOps. I partially put the car back together but it never was the same.
    In 1973, I bought a 1970 340 'Cuda. I had arrived! The car was dark green, black int., auto trans., limited slip, rally sport wheels, rally rocker panels, and trunk-mount luggage rack. Beautiful car! I sold it in 76 for $1600 because of energy crisis and gasoline costs (0.56 /gallon).
    Then came a long procession of MG ownerships. Five to be exact. The first and main one was a 68 conv. Fun, fun cars! Next, was a 72 BMW Bavaria, blue, buckets, 4spd. Fast! Then came an 84 Buick Regal. My one and only new car. It was stolen and I got a 91 Firebird with 3450 miles on it. Still got it.
    In the meantime, I bought a 1970 L-46 Corvette coupe. It is Laguna Gray, 350/350, 4spd., All power, air, and trunk-mount luggage rack. Still got it. There were a myriad ofcars and trucks In between these cars. These were just the most notable.
    I just purchased a 68 Barracuda coupe. Maroon, white bench seat w/armrest, Blown-up 318, 4 whl 10" drum brakes, auto trans., 14" steel wheels w/ wire hubcaps. The 318 is removed, am waiting to pick up 5.2L Magnum from a 2001 Ram 1500 pickup. I also plan to upgrade front brakes to discs and 4.5" bolt pattern, rear wheels to 4.5" bolt pattern. Bench seat is gone, replaced by gray cloth buckets, soon to be dyed to burgundy. The body is straight with a little rust in unusual places. All rust thru spots are up high on the body: roof and trunk lid drain channels.
    I've bored you enough for now. Thanks for all information, tips and advice ahead of time.

    Jim
     
  2. plum crazy dart

    plum crazy dart Well-Known Member

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    Welcome :)
     
  3. Swinger803

    Swinger803 1973 Dart Swinger 225

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    Welcome to the site, you'll find a great deal of information here.
     
  4. OldmanRick

    OldmanRick Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to FABO. Damn you're old.....lol. Just kidding, 54yrs here :D. Nothing wrong with having other brand experience, i think the majority of us do. Have fun here, we can all learn from each other. :thumleft:
     
  5. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome to FABO. There are quite a few "greyheads" around here and I fit into that catagory. I will turn 58 in a week. I met a nice gent today with a beautiful 68 Barracuda convertible. He was still having fun and was 20+ years older. I hope we all can enjoy are cars well into our 80's tmm
     
  6. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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    Welcome aboard from the northwest corner of Tennessee Jim! You'll enjoy it around here and soon be just as addicted as the rest of us. :-D Post up some pics of that '68 when you get the chance. I don't know about those other old guys up there ^^^ [duckin behind Toolman's Mac truck lol] but I'll still be grinnin' and shiftin' long after they have to pry the keys from my cold dead fingers.
     
  7. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome from the northeast corner of Arkansas
    Looking forward to your posts, I have been around here for years and you will not find a better bunch of folks and great tech's to help and cheer you on
     
  8. 68gtxman

    68gtxman I used to reMember FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome from a fellow old timer BSME!
     
  9. MOPARMITCH

    MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome to the site from the East Coast.
     
  10. 383Duster

    383Duster Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from TX..........surprised no one has hit you up to post some pictures!
     
  11. cudavert

    cudavert DARTAHOLIC

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    Hey there....welcome to the forums! Post up some pics if you get a chance!
     
  12. WRB426

    WRB426 Insane 4 Mopars FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome! Should I be keeping an eye on my 2001 Ram? If the motor goes missing I'll know. lol.
     
  13. grassy

    grassy Well-Known Member

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    ..welcome... I did MGs to MOPARS as well...would like to see some pics..
     
  14. DRENO

    DRENO Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the circus young man. :D We really need to see that fish because everyone here likes Barracudas the best. Wait a minute..........................................no, that,s right. :blob:
     
  15. Oklacarcollecto

    Oklacarcollecto Life is an experiment

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    Greetings from Oklahoma.
     
  16. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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    Yep, you've got that right. << duckin behind DRENO >>
     
  17. cadboy

    cadboy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from across the pond, England.
    This place is great help getting these older cars running.
     
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