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#2045188 - 04/03/16 09:49 AM Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727
70B5Cuda Offline
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
This 69 Charger was originally from my hometown of Newton, Kansas. The 2nd owner bought it in 1978 and drove it to high school and college and even took it on his honeymoon to Colorado. He took it off the road in 1985 and parked it as his parents house in a tiny town of about 300 people which is 12 miles east of me. It sat there, stored inside, for 20 years. The owner then began leasing a building for work and moved the car there for the next 10 years. I asked my father in law (who lived in the tiny town) if there were any cool old Dodge/Mopar cars. He thought there was a red Dodge Charger parked in a chicken coop but he hadn't seen the car in years. Since my father in law is not a car guy I was incredulous but I got the owners name and tracked him down. I stopped by the owner's house (now in Wichita, Ks) and the owner's wife answered the door. I said, "I'm sure the car is long gone, but my father in law said you used to have a red Dodge Charger but he had't seen it in 15 years. Is there any chance you still have it?" She said, "We just moved it into our garage. Would you like to see it? It was so cool to see! The owner was at work and we spoke on the phone several times. He was torn about what to do with it as far as restoration but he was adamant he was going to keep it since he'd owned it for 38 years. I told him not to repaint the car because the paint was quite nice. I told him to just rebuild the brakes and suspension and enjoy it as is. I told him that if he was ever interested in selling to please call me. 6 months later I see that he has viewed my profile on LinkedIn and he requested to connect on the site. I accepted and the next day I get an email through Linked In. He had lost my number but he might be interested in selling. We made an arrangement to meet on Saturday. I showed up with cash and a trailer and was again blown away with the condition of the car. It is VERY original. It has its original 383 that has never been out of the car. The 727 has been rebuilt. The interior is all original except for 2 things. The carpet was replaced and when the instrument panel clock broke, he replaced it with a tach. The body has door dings but it is 90-95% original paint!! The dutchman's panel showed a little rust at the corners in the early 80's so he had the corners leaded in and only the dutchman's panel was repainted. He also had a dent on the leading edge of the hood that was worked out, and then paint was spotted in. It has 110K miles but it looks like 50K. The headliner is in great shape and the entire trunk floor is still R6 red!!!!

More pictures soon, but here are a few....






Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 12:45 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2045191 - 04/03/16 09:52 AM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS







Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 12:50 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2045206 - 04/03/16 10:13 AM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 04/19/09
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Loc: Montgomery, Alabama
That's crazy nice.

Congratulations. up

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#2045220 - 04/03/16 10:39 AM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS




Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 12:53 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2045221 - 04/03/16 10:39 AM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: RusTy/SE]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Originally Posted By RusTy/SE
That's crazy nice.

Congratulations. up


Thank you!
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2045251 - 04/03/16 11:21 AM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda]
GY3 Offline


Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 2296
Loc: Wichita
I got to see this car firsthand yesterday. It is a spectacular original example!

Of course it happened to be less than 3 miles from my house! realcrazy

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#2045285 - 04/03/16 11:50 AM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda]
Keepat Offline
mopar

Registered: 02/23/13
Posts: 468
Loc: Maryland
Very very cool, great story, great car, congratulations awesome fine!
Pat

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#2045574 - 04/03/16 03:49 PM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda]
smokes Offline
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Really nice car! I am hoping you just fix the broken things and give it a good detailing. That is too nice to do a rest on smile Very nice find!
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#2045584 - 04/03/16 04:05 PM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: smokes]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Originally Posted By smokes
Really nice car! I am hoping you just fix the broken things and give it a good detailing. That is too nice to do a rest on smile Very nice find!


I'm with you. Although the factory paint crazed and shows wear, it's too nice to do a restoration on. There is NO WAY I could bring myself to pull it apart for a restoration. My plan is to have it professionally cleaned and detailed. I will overhaul the manual brakes (drums all the way around) and replace the fuel tank/sending unit since the fuel is really old and smells. The only thing I'm seriously considering is upgrading the front drum brakes to front discs.....I've got a set of front disc brakes from a 69 Charger R/T that I bought a couple days ago off craigslist. I plan to occasionally drive this to work and back (35 miles each way) and 4 wheel drums would scare me.
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2045768 - 04/03/16 09:01 PM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 123
Loc: Kentucky
That is a great find! Your homework paid off. I would do exactly to the car what you have planned. I love survivor cars and own a 70 Duster 340 survivor car now. Enjoy!

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#2046037 - 04/04/16 03:53 AM Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 5678
Loc: Detroit
Wow What a great find! Congratulations! That looks like a great color combo. I'd def. drive it as is.
KID
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This pic. is before the resto.
V2 Hemi orange 69 1/2 Super Bee black buckets console 4spd radio delete.
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1987 Buick GN 11,000 miles

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#2046097 - 04/04/16 08:37 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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oh that's just a column shift car..not worth bothering with ..I'll be right over and take that off your hands..... whistling and what lotto numbers do you play?
sweet find! and don't let the four wheel drums scare you. I've been driving Chargers and road runners with 4 drums since '83, and never had a problem. just R&R, keep adjusted properly and they work fine.
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1969 Plymouth road runner post 383 4 speed F8
1981 Dodge D150 360 auto

1991.5 W250 Cummins auto for sale

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#2046174 - 04/04/16 10:32 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: basketcase]
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Registered: 08/27/03
Posts: 8592
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Excellent !!!!! A real nice find indeed... Hopefully the trunk pan is as good as the rest of the car. With the air and 383, that would be a real nice car to drive... Hope your intention is to preserve the car.......

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#2046223 - 04/04/16 11:29 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: hemi68charger]
GY3 Offline


Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 2296
Loc: Wichita
Originally Posted By hemi68charger
Excellent !!!!! A real nice find indeed... Hopefully the trunk pan is as good as the rest of the car. With the air and 383, that would be a real nice car to drive... Hope your intention is to preserve the car.......

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The trunk pan is PERFECT! It doesn't even have surface rust!

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#2046232 - 04/04/16 11:43 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
5carguy Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 1848
Loc: Lee Co. Fla.
You are a lucky man,great car

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#2046334 - 04/04/16 01:52 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
70B5Cuda Offline
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Thanks everyone! The last couple days I walk out to the shop a couple times a day to make sure I'm not dreaming.....and to open the door and take a deep whiff of the Mopar scent;)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2046455 - 04/04/16 04:25 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 5carguy]
GY3 Offline


Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 2296
Loc: Wichita
Originally Posted By 5carguy
You are a lucky man,great car


Luck has nothing to do with it!

Kelsey is hard core Mopar and beats the bushes to get deals like this. It's amazing what he digs up locally by following up on leads!

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#2046923 - 04/05/16 07:55 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 11/19/13
Posts: 407
Loc: Nashville, Tennessee
Nice!

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#2048792 - 04/07/16 10:51 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
wally426ci Offline
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Registered: 07/26/07
Posts: 2514
Loc: Maryland
Holy crap man; such a great find. So happy to hear of someone getting a car like this who has good plans for it.

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#2049182 - 04/07/16 06:30 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 9068
Loc: Brantford Ontario
That is quite the car...congrats thumbs

Dave

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#2056356 - 04/17/16 06:24 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
70B5Cuda Offline
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
A few pics of the trunk floor






Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 12:54 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2056357 - 04/17/16 06:28 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
I pulled the fuel tank today, which has never been out of the car. The fuel strap J bolt threads were still covered in factory undercoating. There were no holes in the tank so i may restore the original at some point and install it again. I bought a new replacement to use in the mean time. Here are a few pics of the rear frame rails. I CAN'T BELIEVE this thing was kept in a chicken coop with dirt floors for 20 years....




Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 12:54 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2056440 - 04/17/16 09:19 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
Tempest Offline
mopar

Registered: 11/19/13
Posts: 407
Loc: Nashville, Tennessee
Awesome!

That masked undercoating area near the shackle looks exactly like a 50,000 mile RR that I own.

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#2056582 - 04/18/16 01:06 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
csk Offline
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Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1018
Loc: KATY TEXAS
What an AWESOME car !!!!

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#2058153 - 04/20/16 12:24 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: basketcase]
keith airgrabber Offline
Right in the Nutz!!!

Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 420
Loc: wisconsin united states
Originally Posted By basketcase
oh that's just a column shift car..not worth bothering with ..I'll be right over and take that off your hands..... whistling and what lotto numbers do you play?
sweet find! and don't let the four wheel drums scare you. I've been driving Chargers and road runners with 4 drums since '83, and never had a problem. just R&R, keep adjusted properly and they work fine.

4 drums stop plenty fine.What an awesome car. Very nice

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#2060723 - 04/24/16 09:36 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
Crycho Offline
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Posts: 1019
Loc: klienburg, ONT
Originally Posted By 70B5Cuda
I pulled the fuel tank today, which has never been out of the car. The fuel strap J bolt threads were still covered in factory undercoating. There were no holes in the tank so i may restore the original at some point and install it again. I bought a new replacement to use in the mean time. Here are a few pics of the rear frame rails. I CAN'T BELIEVE this thing was kept in a chicken coop with dirt floors for 20 years....

Congrats, my Friend, don't touch the paint! get it lightly polished and that's it.



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#2060782 - 04/24/16 11:19 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
cdp Offline
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3454
Loc: MO
A thorough cleaning, detailing, and putting some original tires, hoses, belts, and its ready for the Survivor tent at the Mopar Nats.

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#2060787 - 04/24/16 11:24 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3454
Loc: MO
There was a 68 Survivor in Osawatomie, KS I looked at about 15/16 years ago before chargers took off. Charger red, can't remember interior color, but it was a extremely solid car with similar miles. The owners dad bought it new if I remember right.

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#2060885 - 04/24/16 02:28 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
I spent some time going through the fuel system yesterday. I replaced the gas tank, fuel pickup, fuel filter, all soft fuel lines, and the fuel pump. I ordered a carb rebuild kit, which should arrive early this week. Next up is a complete brake overhaul and tires.

I rinsed the car off too so I took some pics






Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 12:56 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2060984 - 04/24/16 06:23 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
cdp Offline
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3454
Loc: MO
looks like an early car, no head rests. Great car!

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#2078820 - 05/23/16 12:01 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
I replaced the master cylinderr and all 4 wheel cylinders. My buddy Mark (GY3 here on moparts) was nice enough to rebuild the carburetor for me. He found that it was clean with new gaskets (30 years old but never used) and that the two needles had different diameters and were reversed so the plungers were bound up and didn't work at all. Mark is guessing that the carb was rebuilt and wouldn't run so that's why it was parked! Swapping those different diameter needles may have been the reason for the car being so well preserved!!

I started the car up and it ran nicely but it ran hot so I pulled the radiator and took it to a local shop. The radiator was plugged and had multiple leaks so I had it recored by a local radiator shop. Good radiator sops are getting hard to find, but this was a father and son that are pretty old school. The only thing I didn't like was that they use a glossy black radiator paint so I told them just to leave it unpainted. I ordered some satin radiator paint from Eastwood's and sprayed it yesterday in the back yard. I replaced the water pump and thermostat while I was at it.





Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 12:57 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2078822 - 05/23/16 12:02 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Got the radiator, water pump, and thermostat installed Saturday afternoon and took my two oldest daughters out for the first cruise. It ran and drove great! Can you tell I like to drive Mopar products?




Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 03:48 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2078931 - 05/23/16 03:26 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 01/13/04
Posts: 9066
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What a neat cruiser... Unbelievable find... Enjoy and have fun with it..

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#2107503 - 07/10/16 06:59 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Posts: 310
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Don't get any better than this!
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#2111631 - 07/17/16 08:34 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
UCUDANT Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: New Mexico
up up I have to give you a third thumbs up up

That's a great car, congrats

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#2111753 - 07/17/16 11:41 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Killer Charger!!
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69 Roadrunner 383 4 speed
69 Mod Top Satellite 383 auto
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#2118309 - 07/26/16 03:34 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
It's been awhile since I've updated this thread. Replacing the alternator was the last mechanical fix I've made. I had a local guy polish the original paint for me, clean/treat the vinyl top, and clean the interior.

Here are a couple early pics to show the contrast. Some better finished pics coming in a few minutes.





Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 03:49 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2118311 - 07/26/16 03:40 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
70B5Cuda Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
The professional detailing made a world of difference.






Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 05:36 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2118900 - 07/27/16 08:22 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
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Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 445
Loc: Chicago
Looks great!
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#2119273 - 07/27/16 05:37 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: rocksmopar]
GY3 Offline


Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 2296
Loc: Wichita
It's like you walked onto a used car lot in ~'72 and bought this car. It's that clean!
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#2119522 - 07/27/16 10:24 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: GY3]
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Registered: 01/13/04
Posts: 9066
Loc: Eugene, Oregon
Originally Posted By GY3
It's like you walked onto a used car lot in ~'72 and bought this car. It's that clean!


Now that brings back some memories......

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#2122591 - 08/01/16 11:42 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: GY3]
hemi68charger Offline
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Registered: 08/27/03
Posts: 8592
Loc: Houston, Tx
Looks fantastic !! thumbs
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#2123075 - 08/01/16 10:23 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: hemi68charger]
70B5Cuda Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Originally Posted By hemi68charger
Looks fantastic !! thumbs


Thanks! It's been a lot of fun. The first 40 miles were spent doing 30-40mph and it's a joy to drive. Since it has been reliable, I finally ventured onto the highway for the first time and if I go 55mph or faster it runs hot. When I slow down it cools off quickly so I think my exhaust is so restricted, it's forcing the exhaust back into the engine. It's 2 into one exhaust with one solitary glass pack....so I guess new exhaust is up next!!
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2123907 - 08/03/16 08:38 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
Rhinodart Offline
Rhinotruck

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 36175
Loc: Round Lake Beach, Illinoisy
Been a while since I have been in Newton! wave Check the lower radiator hose and see if collapses when accelerating, seen this a few times. Just have someone stab the accelerator when you are looking at the hose in your driveway. wink
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#2124164 - 08/03/16 03:20 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: Rhinodart]
70B5Cuda Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Originally Posted By Rhinodart
Been a while since I have been in Newton! wave Check the lower radiator hose and see if collapses when accelerating, seen this a few times. Just have someone stab the accelerator when you are looking at the hose in your driveway. wink


It has been a long time since you've been here-maybe 4 years already??? I will check the radiator house out-thanks for the suggestion!
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2125917 - 08/05/16 04:18 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
ChryCoGuy Offline
master

Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 5429
Loc: Canada
Man, that's the kind of find that most of us only get to dream of. Congrats!

I love what you've done to keep it original. Thanks for posting, it gives the rest of us hope that there are more out there waiting for us to find them... thumbs

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#2126321 - 08/06/16 12:44 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
JcodeCharger Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 212
Loc: CA, USA
Looks amazing!
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68 twin turbo Dart
70 Swinger 360
69 Roadrunner 383 4 speed
69 Mod Top Satellite 383 auto
69.5 A12 Super Bee 4 speed
74 Duster 318 4 speed
70 T/A Challenger
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#2131101 - 08/12/16 12:08 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
crlush Offline
pro stock

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 1215
Loc: Michigan
Sweet car! Amazing find! up

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#2131527 - 08/12/16 08:14 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
Mr Gorsky Offline
member

Registered: 04/23/15
Posts: 101
Loc: NV
Great find, great story.....looks like a keeper!!

I'm a fan of discs too, though the drums are perfectly suitable for the driving you plan to do.
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#2281333 - 04/03/17 12:21 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
70B5Cuda Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Our fifth baby arrived last week. Her first ride home was in the survivor 69 Charger....of course! My amazing wife and daughter are doing well.




Edited by 70B5Cuda (02/25/18 05:37 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2281519 - 04/03/17 11:44 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
Keepat Offline
mopar

Registered: 02/23/13
Posts: 468
Loc: Maryland
Very cool!! Now you can never sell that car ;-)
What is her name?
Congrats!
Pat

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#2281777 - 04/03/17 05:04 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: Keepat]
70B5Cuda Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Originally Posted By Keepat
Very cool!! Now you can never sell that car ;-)
What is her name?
Congrats!
Pat


Her name is Grace/Gracie. She joins Ella, Katelyn, Chloe, and Olivia....five of a kind!
I don't plan to ever sell the car!


Edited by 70B5Cuda (04/03/17 05:04 PM)
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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2282501 - 04/04/17 08:22 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
RusTy/SE Offline
member

Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 72
Loc: Montgomery, Alabama
Congratulations on your latest addition smile

The Charger looks great beer

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#2457494 - 02/25/18 05:40 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
70B5Cuda Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 787
Loc: Newton, KS
Finally rebuilt the thread after the photobucket extortion attempt. Here's a few new pics...







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Looking for a solid 70 base charger to restomod

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1970 Roadrunner V code 440/4 gear/dana 60
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed

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#2459237 - 02/28/18 11:50 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
BigMoneyLewis Offline
master

Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 4050
Loc: Alabama
Awesome story . You are a lucky man in so many ways .
Thanks for sharing.

Greg
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#2459276 - 03/01/18 05:14 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
OhioMopar Offline
master

Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8175
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Wow. That car is impressive! Great find. It appears there are still some out there!
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#2483410 - 04/15/18 11:05 PM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
dmoore Offline
super stock

Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1037
Loc: Virginia's Eastern Shore
SWEET!

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#2503832 - 06/03/18 09:06 AM Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda]
TrackPack Offline
member

Registered: 05/12/18
Posts: 19
Loc: Minnesota
Beautiful Charger. I really like how you are bringing it back to life and preserving it a the same time.

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