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Title: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on July 12, 2005 - 08:25:37 pm
Howdy folks,
 Just came across this site recently and just signed up. Havin a blast checkin things out on here....Im livin in Alaska currently but planning on moving within the next year or so.....Headin to Michigan for awhile, got some cars to fix and things to take care of....I've been a Mopar fanatic since my Uncle bought his brand new 69 RoadRunner. I bought my first Mopar at the age of 15, a 70 Satellite.....and it has gone up from there. Anyways, I will save my stories for later....Just wanted to say "hey"!
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Troy on July 12, 2005 - 08:29:44 pm
Hi!  :wave:

Troy
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Carlwalski on July 12, 2005 - 09:02:07 pm

Welcome to C-C.C Lemon Twist.  :D :thumbs: You have some lovely cars.  :drool: Any photos?  :beer:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Tropicalcats on July 12, 2005 - 09:25:34 pm
Hey. welcome to the board.

You have a nice stable of cars..

Hope to see them soon.

 :worthless:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 360 'CUDA on July 12, 2005 - 09:37:29 pm
Hey LT

Sounds great, can't wait for the pics....
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 4Cruizn on July 12, 2005 - 09:54:42 pm
Welcome to cc.com!  Great place here for everyone!!  Where in Michigan are you heading??  Have a house secured already??  Sure would love to see some of them pics!!  Hope you enjoy the site!! 
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Rev-It-Up on July 12, 2005 - 10:37:51 pm
Welcome to the site LemonTwist!! You have quite a collection of cars  :o  Would love to see them  :thumbs: 
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: RedLine on July 12, 2005 - 11:12:21 pm
welcome lemon twist.  looking forward to seeing what horses you have in that stable
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on July 13, 2005 - 12:03:28 am
Thanx for the welcome! I will try to get some pics posted in the future....I wish that my stable included the ones that did get away though....
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Moparmatt on July 13, 2005 - 01:14:00 pm
Welcome, LT!
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: mopar_guy333 on July 13, 2005 - 02:24:05 pm
hey welcome to the site,awesome people here. Eric
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: hemi71 on July 13, 2005 - 02:54:26 pm
Welcome to the best Mopar site on the net!

and.........

 :worthless:

Pics PLEASE!

 :beer:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: inot2old on July 13, 2005 - 03:09:00 pm
Welcome to the site.  How did you get hold of all those Cudas?  Most people on this site would love to have even 1 '70 Cuda project. 
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: AprilsPink72Cuda on July 13, 2005 - 03:31:01 pm
Welcoe to the board Lemon Twist.  I would love to camp out on your garage floor with all of those cars!  Can't wait to see some pics!  Let me know if you need any help posting or resizing pics.
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on July 13, 2005 - 05:22:41 pm
Well, the first Cuda that I bought was the Cuda Convertible 340 4 speed(BS27H0B......)it was in a junkyard in Upper Michigan. It was in a wreck and what wasnt damaged was stripped. I got the car for $100.00, and brought it home on Mothers Day in 1986. My Mom wasnt too happy with my new present! HEHE HEHE (this is the first ongoing project)

The Second one is one that I bought when I first got to Alaska.....a 70 318 auto car. Sold it in 1989 for $1000.00 I kept track of the whereabouts of this car and seen it go from a driver to a parts car, though I could never get anyone to sell it back to me. Finally after much perseverance, I bought it and another 70 parts car for about $100.00.

My latest acquisition is another parts car/project 70 383 4 speed car(BS23N0B......) got it from a lady for nothing along with a 73 318 3 speed Cuda.

Gotta be in the right place at the right time with the cash, or just know the right people!
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: whitesatinmopar on July 13, 2005 - 05:42:11 pm
 :thumbs: Welcome, and it sure sounds like you have been in the right places at the right times and knew the right people,lol Looking for the pics, please.  :tongue:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on July 13, 2005 - 07:32:43 pm
welcome aboard mate!! nice people awsome cars greatest website out there!!
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on July 13, 2005 - 09:35:22 pm
here are some pics.....
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 4Cruizn on July 13, 2005 - 09:41:59 pm
Whoa nice runner dude!!  Gotta love ma mopar!!  Whats the story on the e-bods??  Thanks for the pics!   (http://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/4.gif) 
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Carlwalski on July 13, 2005 - 09:43:16 pm

Lovely Runner and it looks as though you have some work ahead for the E-Bodys!  ;)
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on July 13, 2005 - 10:04:47 pm
The black one is the best together of the 3.....I will get some of the 383 4 speed car soon, and the Convertible is going to have to wait!
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on July 21, 2005 - 10:10:36 pm
Welcome to the site, Lemon_Twist!!!  It's pretty cool to know you originally lived in the same area I am in.  Enjoy your stay. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on July 22, 2005 - 12:34:48 am
Not afraid of the work on the cars, just the cost! Thanx for the welcomes! S_C73....I will try to hook up with ya when I get things taken care of when I head back that way!
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Andrew on July 22, 2005 - 01:17:42 am
i like the black one :thumbs:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: RedLine on July 22, 2005 - 06:09:03 am
Thanks for the pics!  it must have been a good feeling to retrieve one of your cars and stop its destruction.  was it the grey one?  that trunk wide opening feature allows for really big things to be put in there  :-)
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: mopar_guy333 on July 22, 2005 - 10:20:54 am
thanx for the pics,i love that roadrunner!!beautiful :thumbs:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: greengochallenger on July 22, 2005 - 11:18:26 am
 :) Sweet Runner dude! Welcome to the site
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on July 22, 2005 - 02:01:12 pm
No, the one of the two Cudas that are in the pics that used to be mine was the black one....the thing that is getting me down most about getting it back is that the VIN tag is missing, as is the dash pad and the cluster....not much of a biggie, as I am soon to be parting out a 73 Cuda and will get the dash pieces for my black Cuda from the 73....I rescued the black one once from a junkyard in 1987 and put it back on the road....looks like 1987 all over again! This time with more expensive parts to obtain and quite a few more to add to the list! If anyone is in need of some parts from a 73 Cuda let me know and if I dont need them, I may be willing to sell some depending on the condition of the parts....I'm hoping to have that car in my driveway sometime real soon.

Thanx for the words on the RoadRunner! She is pretty! I recently got a chance to obtain a air grabber hood for it....a friend has a 69 that he didnt want the air grabber for it, and instead is using a Satellite hood on his car....I just have to get the air grabber hood painted for mine....HEHEHE
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: mopar_guy333 on July 24, 2005 - 10:42:58 am
 :laughing: thats cool though should look good,i love it! it orange too  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on August 10, 2005 - 07:55:43 am
I finally got a pic of the Cuda Convertible scanned....it aint the best pic in the world, but its the best for now.....
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 4Cruizn on August 10, 2005 - 09:46:27 am
Whoa . . . .looks like that one will need alittle attention . . . . but it will probably buff out just fine!!   :beer:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 12, 2005 - 12:06:13 am
 :wave:
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on October 02, 2005 - 07:42:24 pm
Finally, I got a better pic of the latest car....my 70 383 4 speed car....
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 426HEMI on October 14, 2005 - 09:52:33 pm
I have had some of your being in the right place at the right time in the past.  I am hoping and my son is also that I can come up with either a Barracuda or Challanger for him.

I am a newbee also but I have had a lot of Cuda's and Challagers and a lot of other mopars that I wish I still had.

Take care and if you hear of a good parts car Barracuda I would be interested.  You can see my project on this site under the scopes m46.

Gordon
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on October 18, 2005 - 07:42:30 pm
good luck thanks for the pics car looks to be fairly solid!!
Title: Re: Another Newbie to the site
Post by: 71GTX on October 19, 2005 - 08:17:04 am
I must say, the cars that I have up here don't look the best, but they are fairly solid. The nice thing about winters in the Fairbanks area, is that the state doesn't use salt on the roads....ie....NO ROT FROM SALT!

When I pulled the carpet outta the silver Barracuda, I was surprised.....Most of the floor was almost clean enuf to eat off of....Gotta put a drivers side floor underneath the front, as when I got the car, there was not a window in it....the rain/snow had pooled in that one area, thankfully its just in that one area though......Frame is not rotted, nor any serious bends or twists....The front is tweaked a bit as it appears to have been in a accident at one time. Both rear quarters and tail light panel gone.

I crawled underneath the black one and it is as I got it in 1987....clean, no rot or rusting, drivers side floor has a few pinholes in it, and will be fixed. The front on this one is also tweaked a bit as it appears to have been in a accident at one time. No biggie though.....Right rear quarter needs replacing.

When I got the 383 4 speed car, whoever took the car apart, was a freak (thankfully) about labelling what each part was and labelled all of the screws as well....I can't look at it as a major problem, but as a restoration that is in the beginning stages! Now I just hope that all of it is there or at least easily attainable! I still have alot of work to do in the form of dents, surface rust, and just about everything else, but as 4C said, "but it will probably buff out just fine"!