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Title: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: elevenssc on February 21, 2008 - 10:05:08 pm
Hello everyone!  Wanted to take some time to introduce me and my Mopar.  I love all the info on this site! I'm sure that I'll be using it as my project progresses...

I've inherited my living fathers 1970 tripple black 1970 Plymouth Barracuda.  Dad has too many projects and dosent have the time to give the car the TLC it needs.  Dad bought the car back in 1973, and I remember the day he drove it home...that's another story.  It was an original 318 3-spd car.  The car was driven year round till bout '79 when the timing chain broke.  Dad debated selling the car, but in the end, he decided to fix it up.  During the first restoration, Dad replaced the 318 3-spd with a 340 4-spd with pistol grip shifter.  It is a fun car to drive, and I consider myself very fortunate to now own it. 

I am in the process on giving the car it's second restoration.  The years of Minnesota winters took their toll on the car.  I'm currently replacing floor boards and upgrading to leather interrior.  I have plans to turn it into a Cuda clone.  I've got the hood, rear exhaust valance, exhaust tips ect...  I've already replaced the cooling system (you can see evidence of the leak in the photo).  I'm gonna upgrade to front disk brakes too. 

This car has been in my family for a long time.  There are alot of good memories and sentimental value is off the chart.  I'm looking forward to giving her a third lease on life.  I'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions down the road.

Till then...thanks for reading.

Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: 4Cruizn on February 21, 2008 - 10:10:07 pm
WOW dude . . .your car ROCKS!!  You are a very lucky person to be given a great car like that!!   :worshippy   :worshippy   :worshippy  Welcome to cc.com . . glad you found us!  Hope you enjoy the site and keep the pictures coming!!  Got any with the top down?? 

Welcome!!   :wave:   :wave:   :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: elevenssc on February 21, 2008 - 10:18:02 pm
Thanks for the compliment!  It does get attention when I drive it...

I've got some top down photos, but they need to be resized.  I'll post them after resizing...
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: FJ5_440 on February 21, 2008 - 10:20:59 pm
 :2thumbs:  That is a nice looking car!  What color is the interior going to be?  I once saw a black drop top with a red interior and red stripe.  It was clearly not stock, but was an extremely cool combo.
Keep the pics coming!!
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: 4Cruizn on February 21, 2008 - 10:30:21 pm
Found one.   
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: 71bigblock on February 21, 2008 - 10:34:31 pm
Sweet car man, I love it!   :drool:

Are you in the Twin Cities area?  I'm just across the border, would love to meet up! 

 :ylsuper: :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: NoMope Greg on February 22, 2008 - 12:40:24 am
Sweet car!  Welcome to C-C.c - lots of good people here and LOTS of help for your restoration. 
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: 71340RT on February 22, 2008 - 02:08:54 am
Nice looking Barracuda and welcome to cc.com. You will have one great ride when your done and I hope we can help out with any questions or problems you may have.
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: hezzel on February 22, 2008 - 02:25:01 am
Welcome :wave: Nice ride you got  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: Red R/T on February 22, 2008 - 09:14:16 am
Welcome and I know you will get a lot of help here because I have already.  Beautiful car!!
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: Super Blue 72 on February 22, 2008 - 01:05:36 pm
Hi, elevenssc!  Welcome!  :wave:

Not many people can inherit a car like that!  You must be thrilled!  :grinyes:  :thumbsup:

First Mopar I got from my Dad was a '82 5th Ave, far cry from a Barracuda!  :bricks1:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: elevenssc on February 22, 2008 - 01:12:33 pm
Here are more photos.  Supprisingly, I dont have many with the top down.  Guess I'll have to fix that when the snow melts.

I'm planning to keep it a tripple black car with the 340.  I'm gonna put a flat black 340 hockey sticks on it too...subtle is good :-)  I'm also putting 15" rims on it...just gotta buy the tires.  I'll be sure to take more pics this spring
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: Super Blue 72 on February 22, 2008 - 01:17:10 pm
Very nice pics!  :thumbsup:

Yeah, the 15" tires/wheels were the first thing that pops in my head that'll really up the cool factor.  :thumbsup:  The Hockey stick in flat black will be cool too!

I was going to say keep the flat hood but a shaker looks soooooo right on those Barracudas....  :grinyes:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on February 22, 2008 - 06:24:13 pm
Welcome to the site! :wave:  Very nice '70 drop top!  Good luck with the second restoration. :cheers:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: 71bigblock on February 22, 2008 - 06:38:30 pm
Soooooooo,

Where in Minnesota?   :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: flmopars on February 22, 2008 - 09:02:20 pm
WELCOME TO THE SITE AND YOU WILL ENJOY EVERYONE HERE AND ALL THE GREAT INFO THAT YOU CAN GET FROM THEM.

AMANDA
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: kvollmer on February 22, 2008 - 11:19:54 pm
Awesome car!  Nice that your Dad was able to give you a head start into Mopar.  I'm sure he'll be grinning almost as much as you when you finish it!!  Have fun with it!       K
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: hooD on February 25, 2008 - 01:19:36 am
Welcome to the gang!  Triple black and a convertible....great combination!  Looking forward to seeing more pictures.   :bigshades:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: moparman11 on February 25, 2008 - 11:21:53 pm
Welcome, What a great car, John
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: Rare_T_A on March 04, 2008 - 05:54:58 pm
 :woohoo:  Another someone local member. Welcome aboard and you have a great story as well as car!
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: R71CUDA on April 09, 2008 - 06:11:00 pm
Welcome to C-C.com from another Minneeesoootan.

From one (former and hopefull) ragtop guy to another - Go Topless! 

Will we see you at Mopars in the Park this year?
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: alphabuck on April 12, 2008 - 11:12:02 pm


I'm planning to keep it a tripple black car with the 340.  I'm gonna put a flat black 340 hockey sticks on it too...subtle is good :-)  I'm also putting 15" rims on it...just gotta buy the tires.  I'll be sure to take more pics this spring
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are those wheels the valueless puny 14 inch models????

how much you want for them?  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: hemiken on April 13, 2008 - 08:16:33 am
Welcome to C-C.com  :burnout:

Love the rag top and the color scheme is awesome. :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: cudadave72 on April 19, 2008 - 10:58:46 pm
Sweet!!! Enjoy the site! :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: Aussie Challenger on April 24, 2008 - 05:57:08 pm
  Welcome, great looking car, you certainly have been give a good kick start, enjoy it, maybe Dad will reposes it when it is finished..   :roflsmiley:   :woohoo:   :burnout:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: elevenssc on April 27, 2008 - 09:16:55 pm
Already sold the 14" rims and tires...

Just waiting for Ma Nature to decide winter is over so I can take it out and enjoy it again.  I've put alot of work in over the winter, and It's time to enjoy  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: hemiken on April 28, 2008 - 04:05:13 am
Would love to see more pictures of your car............ :drool:     Please.
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: jims70cuda on May 01, 2008 - 03:05:19 am
Aweome ride...Triple black is sinister!!! :wow:

Welcome to the site.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: cudagirl4406pk on May 01, 2008 - 03:10:09 am
welcome to the site and nice car.
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: elevenssc on May 08, 2008 - 09:47:31 pm
Here are some more pics of my Cuda.  I gave her a bath yesterday to get all the winter grime off.  Changes over the winter...15" wheels and tires, new drivers side floor pan, repaired pass side floor pan, new carpet, new leather interrior, new wood grain pistol grips...

Changes "on deck"...Cuda hood, rear exhayst valence, exhaust tips, pass side rear view mirror.

Future mods...front disk brake upgrade, then I'll get into the engine:-)
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: NoMope Greg on May 08, 2008 - 10:03:50 pm
Ahh, springtime.  When a car guy's thoughts turn to cruising with the top down in your b!tchin' 'vert.   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: Cuda Wuda on May 08, 2008 - 10:06:54 pm
Wow .... That is a wicked ride. :droolingbounce: Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: Black340 on May 09, 2008 - 12:31:13 am
Would love to see more pictures of your car............ :drool:     Please.

 :iagree: and welcome
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: hemiken on May 09, 2008 - 06:42:20 am
Thanks heaps for sharing the pictures buddy.................... Car looks absolutely amazing. :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: R71CUDA on May 09, 2008 - 10:27:19 am
 :burnout:

Nice job!  Your car looks awesome.  Hope to see it in Anoka on the 24th if you can make it.
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: 71bigblock on May 09, 2008 - 01:38:32 pm
:burnout:

Nice job!  Your car looks awesome.  Hope to see it in Anoka on the 24th if you can make it.

Whats then? 
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: blown74 on May 09, 2008 - 04:51:47 pm
Nice car Wow it still looks better then mine and your restoring again. Good luck and keep the pics coming
Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: elevenssc on May 10, 2008 - 01:40:28 pm
Well, It's not so much a restoration in the traditional sense, but rather a "freshining up".  Cars always photograph good.  The paint on the car is almost 20 years old and has cracks and scrtatches (but dont we all)  The undercarrage has some work to do as far as getting at the rust that has built up over the years.  The car is almost 40 years old, and I have some ideas as to what I'd like to do in order to ensure it makes it another 40 years.

BTW...Anoka, MN has a River Run from May 17 to Sept 13.  Folks drive their classics and park them down by the river.  there is a band, food and such. 

Here's a link  http://www.ci.anoka.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B07CF9817-D860-4ED2-99AE-ED712F1458F3%7D (guess you'll have to cun-n-paste into google.  Cant figure out why the link didn't take...)

If you are in the area...stop by...




Title: Re: Hello from Minnesota!!!
Post by: mopardave on May 12, 2008 - 08:51:03 pm
welcome.