- 1968 Dodge D100 (D100)
- 1978 Chrysler New Yorker (the large barge)
- 1980 Chrysler LeBaron (woody)
- 1977 Chrysler Cordoba (cordoba)
- 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 (Dodge Coronet)
- 1948 Chevrolet Deluxe (sparky)
- 1948 Ford Super Deluxe 8 (x)
- 1937 Terraplane Model 71 (gramps)
- 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 (truck1)
- 1965 Ford F-250 (truck2)
- 1963 Dodge Town Panel (ugly)
- 1978 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham (Salon)
- 1979 Chrysler New Yorker (NY)
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I have a bad habit of picking up project cars. I see the potential in them. My latest, a '77 Cordoba with a 400 and automatic (no Corinthian leather, damn!) has a puking tranny front seal that pisses out fluid as fast as you can put it in when the car is running. Traded a 383 and automatic for the car, and it is tagged and titled! It sits in the shop, waiting for me to spend a day to pull the tranny and put a new seal in it.
The car prior to it is a '48 Ford Deluxe 8 two-door sedan. It's a roller only. My first thought with it was to put that body on a mid-'70s big Bronco frame and running gear and build a mudder or lake truck from it! It, too, sits waiting...
Another one I had to save was a '65 F250 4x2 big-block truck. Actually got it running in May, after owning it for over two years and doing absolutely nothing to it! So it sits, awaiting a brake job and an exhaust to be drivable on the street...
Think that is enough? Oh,no! I also picked up a 1980 Chrysler T&C wagon. Bought it just for the wheels that were on it, but I grew a bit attached to the car. Got the 225 running without problems, so now I have a fairly decent woody wagon that runs; plus with gas getting near four bucks, that little one-barrel 225 would get decent-enough mileage to be a driver!
So. I have four projects, three of which could be put on the road with a weekend's worth of time and a few dollars in parts. Along with that, my wife's Chrysler needs a power steering pump and my Coronet also needs a front seal in the transmission. My Terraplane needs the running boards attached and the paint color-sanded and buffed, too! Too many things going on at one time.
I have what I call "Garage ADD". I'll be working on one car, turn around and look at one of the others and then start working on it,instead of finishing what I was working on in the first place!
Can't afford to actually GO anywhere, so I suppose I'll have my own little "car show" in my shop, every time i go out there...Guess I'll just have to deal with that!
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