What makes Mopar owners have such a bond?

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  1. DrEamer

    DrEamer I suffer from cars on the brain!

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    I got thinking about this last week when I met another Mopar owner to look at some headers that they had for sale. We just talked about our cars for awhile, and when it came to talk about price on the headers, he said they were going to a good cause and took a decent amount off. I don't think it is just because we just like Mopars, there seems to be something about helping each other out that stands out to me. Part of it could be we understand how much harder we have to work to get parts, or good information. Whatever other reasons there are, I'm glad to be part of the Mopar brother/sisterhood. Don't get me wrong, I think other car owners stick together, but is nowhere near as special as we have going.
     
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    • Dana67Dart

      Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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      I think you are on to something, I think we are the underdogs of the big 3 and as such have to help each other out when we can.
       
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      • fishmens67

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        Because we are different. lol at least I am. lol
         
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        • 67 gt

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          Some good answers I find it being part of brotherhood Some thing that lacks in other brands and you do tend to look out for each other.i like some other brand models but the mopar brand it’s something that has a place from child hood which has been with me stronger today .
           
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            I've found the whole community at the dragstrip is so willing to borrow tools, parts, or lend a hand to help.... the competition... if you will. I think the MOPAR thing is there are so many GM fans, that each opportunity to give a "hey" is taken.
             
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            • Joey4speed

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              I always tell my Chevy acquaintances, "its easy to build a Chevy, thats why you see them everywhere".
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              • gdrill

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                • DrEamer

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                  I always liked something different even as a kid. My parents gave me a Car Craft subscription when I was 13. After seeing so many articles on how to build a Chevy whatever, I got sick of seeing them. I actually can relate to Pontiac/Buick/Olds owners better because they know what it is like to suffer to get their parts.
                   
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                  • RustyRatRod

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                    Probably because we all feel sorry for each other because we don't have the best of everything like Chevy guys. When you see an old Mopar going down the road, a lot of work has had to happen somewhere. You can build a BRAND NEW 69 Camaro from the ground up with ALL new parts. Think about that for a minute. When you see a Mopar, you not only see a car, you see blood, sweat and tears......and a LOT of time and money scrounging parts. All Chevy guys have to do is mail order everything in. Where's the work in that?
                     
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                    • circlepilot

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                      Like in the original post...A lot of stuff is hard to get, but there is always a "MOPAR DUDE" out there that has what you need or steer you in the direction to find it. I've had Chevy race cars (circle track) and my first car, a 50 Ford flathead. But I've had more MOPARS than any other. Bought my first 65 Barracuda in 1966 when it was six months old.
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                      • Jerry Hall

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                        My first new car was a Mopar. Most everyone else were GM with an occasional Ford. I was ridiculed by so called friends and challenged a lot in the beginning, then when I found ways to beat them with my in there opinion POS, they sort of shied away and didn't like me around. All that did was make me closer to the brand and the people who have them.
                         
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                        • Blainethemono

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                          I agree...... reminds me of many, many beers ago, when I was 14, and my Dad had just bought a 1967 Honda Dream 150, and was looking for a 2nd bike so he and I could go riding the backroads together. On the advise of a Friend, I talked my Dad into a 1969 Kawasaki GTR120.... Everybody had Hondas, and Yamahas.... they went 8 track, I went cassette.... The history of Kawasaki is well known...the GTR120 was ahead of its time, just like MOPAR, & imho, they had to earn their chops the hard way.... they have always been the Underdog... but as history shows they were ALWAYS in the hunt.. and pioneered many innovations in the automotive world.....
                           
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                            I had heard a years back, might have been someone who worked for Carlisle or one of the parts mfgs- Mopar people are different form other makes - Ford, Chevy. He said Mopar folks are into all the Mopars, as opposed to Camaro guys just like Camaros, Mustang guys just like Mustangs, Torino guys just like Torinos, etc. I know there's exceptions to the rule of course. For myself, I've owned A, B and C bodies, liked them all.
                             
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                              We're the cool kids! :lol:
                               
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                                Mopar people have always been the smaller group, representing a smaller car company with fewer repop parts, fewer cars at bone yards, less of most everything, everything harder makes for more $ spent and work....learned to be a brotherhood and stick together. There tends to be a different mindset and type of pride.
                                 
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                                • TrailBeast

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                                  Now if we could just find a bond like this with the people of the rest of the world instead of a single brand of motor vehicle.
                                  I have always said humans need to have their ass kicked by aliens, and then maybe we would find a common bond instead of fighting over things like borders, race and religions.
                                   
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                                  • rumblefish360

                                    rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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                                    Sure wish that “Good fella” feeling was around here more. Bunch of wolves around here.

                                    I have a few “MoPar” friends around here. It’s the car to start but it’s the head and heart that make the brand of car worth zero. The level of the MoPar brotherly bond we have is huge. A recent example, a discussion of how I miss shifting gears cams up and that I was gathering parts for it. My MoPar breathern turned and said, take my 4 spd, it’s a spare, collecting dust. The one and only thing is if his breaks, LMAO, he is asking for it back. And of course, if I break it, well yea, I gotta fix it, no brainer there right? LOL, I’m cool with that. That was huge of him. On smaller notes, we often just throw each other parts. “You need what now? Oh crap, hold on, I got it right here on the wall, come get it!”

                                    When your a “Goodfella” and your “Right” in the head and heart, my world is your Oyster. Just ask, you can probably have it. I’m at your house in a flash for that second hand.

                                    When your “NOT RIGHT”, I don’t even sell to you, much less speak to you. Your dollar is worthless.
                                     
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                                      Wish I could afford to just give away any part a fellow Mopar bro needs, but seems like I have to sell off some parts I paid $$ for, to continue to work on my projects.
                                      Back years ago, I had lots of parts off parts cars I bought, I would trade parts for some labor from young guys building them a car.
                                       
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                                      • rumblefish360

                                        rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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                                        Spare parts is one thing, any part is another.
                                         
                                      • robert flippo

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                                        I don't know about the rest of the country, but most moonshiners from the Appalachians mountains in my area used Mopars to run away from the police because also the Dodges and Plymouths held up so much better when abused , myself i had a GTO, nothing but trouble, then a Mustang , nothing but trouble, then a Chevelle, nothing but trouble, then a Superbee, raced all weekends, drove it to work all week, and RPM wise and shifting , i used no pity, never a problem except a clutch on occasion. The local dirt track in my area has banned all Mopars recently, because out of about 20 cars on feature race each weekend , 90% of time a Mopar won, and all the GM and Ford drivers would do is cry to the track owners . So i said all that to say most Mopar guys have a bond because in my part of the country poor folks drove Mopars and helped one another while the talking heads looked down on us.
                                         
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                                        • K.O. SWINGER

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                                          So there are many reasons as people have mentioned, but I believe one of my biggest draws for 1 was family my grandfather had a 413 New Yorker push button torqueflite that thing was a beast. Then my best friend had a 383 pistol grip 70 Roadrunner we would street race constantly and it could handle just about everything but the fastest Big Blocks, I could go on and on but everybody in their shiny Mustangs and Z28 and GTOs would just kind of deflate when that solid lifter big block Mopar rolled into the parking lot. And the same was true in the small-block world with the 340 cars this is where the talking ends boys, those are great times
                                           
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                                          • Blainethemono

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                                            Yeah one of the fastest cars in my Home town back in the day was a Metallic Blue, 69 Swinger GTs with a 383 in it...... Crap, that thing was faaaaaaast...
                                             
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                                              Bond ! Mopar Bond !
                                               
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                                                I have found most Mopar people are hoarders of parts, and sometimes cars.
                                                 
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                                                • 318willrun

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                                                  I've seen where my stuff is worth .52 cents when I want to sell, but when I need to buy it expect 520 bucks... decimal seems to slide a few places... LOL
                                                   
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