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Offline Carlwalski

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #90 on: October 11, 2005 - 04:31:46 PM »
I've found the 71-2 B bodies to be the tightest old mopars, very nice driving, well built cars.


He's just kidding........what he MEANT to say is E-Bodies..... lol


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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #91 on: October 11, 2005 - 06:26:40 PM »

He's just kidding........what he MEANT to say is E-Bodies..... lol


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LOL, yeah, thats what i meant!

Really, they are as a rule very tight cars...at least the several I've owned have all been, and i;ve heard the same from other Mopar people.

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #92 on: October 11, 2005 - 06:48:34 PM »


I still don't believe you.................

Send it this way and I'll give it a test run. My address is.....
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #93 on: October 11, 2005 - 09:56:46 PM »
I'll send it to you via post...might take a few packages!

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #94 on: October 11, 2005 - 10:40:09 PM »


lol....don't forget the pink slip!
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #95 on: July 22, 2006 - 02:25:29 PM »
Well speaking of a mad scientist  :stirpot: I have cloned my Charger as an R/T.

Now I am straight up with everyone about that too.  I do have a problem about others who try to pass it off as an original.  My car has gone through more owners than I have shoes my whole life.  My car has been left for dead multiple times and was in near crushing condition when I bought her. 

Originally a 318 car, she had a barely working 440 in her when I got her.  Originally a column gear selector car, a previous owner changed it to the console, transplanting a Coronets console in it.  When I bought her I liked having full freedom to modify and change whatever I wanted to.

On my car show pics, I brag of the fact I have made an R/T because I did it myself and am happy with my handiwork.

So do I like clones? YES! as long as they didn't destroy a numbers matching car and they are straight up about it.

At least they saved one from the crusher and now it reflects them even more.

Michael
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #96 on: July 22, 2006 - 02:52:10 PM »
  :iagree:I just bought a 1972 Satellite with 49,000 miles on it for $500.  It has a 400 and runs with cold air.  It was a good deal.  I am going to make it look like a Road Runner.  I can have fun with it and not worry about it.  It's kind of foolish to drive a real 6 pack car and just leave it somewhere.  This "Road Runner" clone can be a second driver in case my daily goes down.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #97 on: July 22, 2006 - 02:53:15 PM »
Nice deal!! :clapping:
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #98 on: July 22, 2006 - 03:42:11 PM »
 :iagree:


Super deal !!!!

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #99 on: July 22, 2006 - 04:13:21 PM »
Wait a minute....


   You bought that car, with no visible rust, for $500?????? 

   What a find!!!!   :worshippy  :worshippy  :worshippy

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2006 - 04:22:49 PM »
Wait a minute....


   You bought that car, with no visible rust, for $500?????? 

   What a find!!!!   :worshippy  :worshippy  :worshippy

  Mike

Looks like one of those deals of a lifetime!
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2006 - 05:35:49 PM »
No rust.  LOL.  I wish.  It is not too bad.  It has bondo in it.  It was redone by a cheap place in the 80's by the original owner.  The second owner ended up with it as a payment for a debt and had no interest in it.  He was going to sell it to guys for an Enduro race.  I grabbed it first.  The trans slips. It has a rusty fuel tank from sitting around.  The A/C is cold though.  It is the original color. FY1. It needs work; but is usable as is.  Pictures are decieving.  The original upholstery does tell the story on the mileage.  I and the car got lucky. My deal of a lifetime is the $7,000 I have in my 440+6 Cuda bought almost 3 years ago.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #102 on: November 29, 2006 - 08:58:57 AM »
Well.... I have no probelm with one.  (short of someone being deceptive for money ...as many have already said)  Really if you take a 318 out put a 340 in you have just cloned a 340 car...so what is the difference if you add the stickers and paint?If you simply repaint a car are you going with original or a new better paint?


I would be most pleased to take a nasty green plain 74 and convert it to look like a 72 340 ...heck HEMI car!

just the same I would rather own a clone 71 HEMI Cuda that I could drive than to have a real one I was afraid to get rained on....how sad is it to have a car you can't, won't, or fear driving!

one day the slant/six 74 will be worth a fortune...because there will only be 3 unmodified versions left  :blah:
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #103 on: December 17, 2006 - 11:32:53 PM »
I have no problems with clones, i doing one myself of a banged up 69 Charger :bigsmile:
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #104 on: December 18, 2006 - 07:30:16 AM »
I'm glad this car isn't original.I wouldn't want to touch it!  I wanted a car to make my own-what I wanted. It's not the original motor but date correct 340. I love the built small block.Better on gas,handles better in the tight stuff. It's a perfect cruiser.    I had a guy come up to me and ask if I drove it everyday. I said "Whenever I can".   He said:"that's too bad,If it was mine I'd park it in the garage and look at it."  My response came quickly.......    I like it more than that!!!!!   I'm not a collector,I'm a driver.
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