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  • I got my dream car!

    Well, I've been looking for one for a while now and finally found it. For those that don't know the back story, when I was born, my Mom and Dad had one and brought me home from the hospital in it. Obviously not the same car, but it's close enough for me. It's a a 389 Tripower car with a 4 speed. We picked it up in Maryland on Tuesday and drove it back to Ohio on Wednesday. We brought it home to Michigan this morning. Big shoutout to Chris Rhinehart for checking it out for me and to Mopar Jim for looking at one for me in Minnesota. Here she is. Also, one pic is from it's first car show on Saturday.
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    I R Bob
    You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
    2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

  • #2
    Congratulations, that’s a very cool car!
    Jim & Cathy North Mankato, MN Long Haulers '04,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14 Short Haul '05,'15,'17,’19 WST '14,'15,'16,'17,’18

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    • #3
      A year or three ago there was a bronze colored four door 66-67 for sale on IIRC craigslist for a good price and it was in good shape. Was tempted to buy it. Don't need any more cars.

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      • #4
        Nice looking car

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        • #5
          Congratulations Bob - Happy for ya !!
          Phil / Omaha

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          • #6
            Need to bleach the blue cooler so it matches! Beautiful find!
            Patrick & Tammy
            - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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            • #7
              Awesome find .. congratulations Bob !

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              • #8
                Great looking car AND a drop top... NICE!
                1967 Chevrolet C10 SWB - 350/700R/3.73
                1965 Ford Mustang - 289/T5/3.25
                1968 Pontiac Firebird - Project Rusty Chicken

                2014 HRPT Short Haul; 2015, 2016, & 2018 HRPT Long Hauler

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                • #9
                  Congrats; my dad was very jealous when he popped in to check it out!
                  I saw it while passing by on the way to work one day and it seems immaculate...
                  2003 Marauder (HRPT 2014, 2018)
                  1962 C-10 (2019 HRPT - now sold)
                  1991 Country Squire (planning for 2020 HRPT)

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                  • #10
                    Congrats boB, nice find.
                    Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                    HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


                    Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

                    The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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                    • #11
                      Any plans to add some Cragar’s boB? Also, do you have a picture of your dads car?
                      Last edited by moparjim71; June 23, 2021, 06:37 AM.
                      Jim & Cathy North Mankato, MN Long Haulers '04,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14 Short Haul '05,'15,'17,’19 WST '14,'15,'16,'17,’18

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by moparjim71 View Post
                        Any plans to add some Cragar’s boB? Also, do you have a picture of your dads car?
                        Actually, I was going to buy a set of Rallye 1's for it but the deluxe wheel covers are growing on me. Sorry, no pic of my Dad's car but it was Nightwatch Blue with black interior and black top.

                        Thanks for the kind words everyone. I did a little bit of work on the car yesterday. The wood steering wheel had gunk all over it so I had to clean that. Now I have to find some sort of sealant/protectant to put on it. Anyone with a wood wheel have any recommendations? I adjusted the trunk latch so the body lines line up. I put the top boot on, but it has a couple holes in it and some rips in the mounting tabs. I'll get a new one soon. I need to put a new side mirror on it as well since the one that's on it kind of flops around. The door windows need to be realigned. They don't fit well and have gaps Oh, and the trunk leaks in the rain. Gotta figure that one out too.
                        Last edited by BluLightning; June 23, 2021, 07:36 AM.
                        I R Bob
                        You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                        2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by a_d_a_m View Post
                          Congrats; my dad was very jealous when he popped in to check it out!
                          I saw it while passing by on the way to work one day and it seems immaculate...
                          Yeah, we stopped at your Dad's house when we saw your car. The car isn't immaculate, but it is a very nice driver and that's what I wanted. It's not going to be a garage queen.
                          I R Bob
                          You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                          2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BluLightning View Post

                            Actually, I was going to buy a set of Rallye 1's for it but the deluxe wheel covers are growing on me. Sorry, no pic of my Dad's car but it was Nightwatch Blue with black interior and black top.

                            Thanks for the kind words everyone. I did a little bit of work on the car yesterday. The wood steering wheel had gunk all over it so I had to clean that. Now I have to find some sort of sealant/protectant to put on it. Anyone with a wood wheel have any recommendations? I adjusted the trunk latch so the body lines line up. I put the top boot on, but it has a couple holes in it and some rips in the mounting tabs. I'll get a new one soon. I need to put a new side mirror on it as well since the one that's on it kind of flops around. The door windows need to be realigned. They don't fit well and have gaps Oh, and the trunk leaks in the rain. Gotta figure that one out too.
                            Make it your own Brother! Appreciate it and enjoy it!
                            Here's an idea, but watch the video first...Tung Oil

                            I like these wheels, they fit the stock look, but offer room for brake upgrades and shorter sidewalls for handling...
                            https://www.cokertire.com/wheels/pontiac-rallye-i.html
                            Last edited by silver_bullet; June 23, 2021, 08:40 AM.
                            Patrick & Tammy
                            - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the video, Patrick. Those are the wheels that I was looking at before I got the car.
                              I R Bob
                              You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                              2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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