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How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... #2698830
09/18/19 11:55 PM
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...to Paradise from ParaICE !
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Help! I've fallen and can't get up!
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...to Paradise from ParaICE !
.... for the new muscle OR a complete redo (and I mean COMPLETE) of their 60’s or 70’s junk to a Pro Touring or RestroMod?


...... oh I’m UP ... BIG TIME ... alive and well ... the Noble Crusader !
Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2698836
09/19/19 12:17 AM
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Not this guy!


It doesn't really matter whether you win or loose...
as long as you look good doing it!

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‘69 Barracuda
‘06 Mega Cab 2500
‘14 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: BloFish] #2698840
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Nope. I'm building what I have and plan on enjoying them for a few more years. Then my sons get them.

Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Jim_Lusk] #2698850
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Me?
HELL No. I'm a lifer, I'm a baller.
I weld, I paint. I build and I drive. I live and breath these cars. I have parts and I have desire. I set the tone and walk the walk.
I rule, others drool.

Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2698853
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I don't know if mine is considered pro-touring, restomod or whatever, but I sure do like it! boogie

Great power, good range/mpg, I drive it anywhere from 30° days to 105° days, it stops well, turns well and all I do is just keep putting gas in it and changing the oil every now and then.

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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2698860
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I don't know about doing it for reasons you stated, but I always encourage my older friends who have major caches of parts to offload them. Market for old parts and old cars that need massive investment are going down every time a new Challenger or Camaro is produce, just a fact. More than once I've helped guys unload their old parts directly into dumpsters, which years ago could have been sold for decent coin, because their housing or health situation changed. Ever wonder what all those added parts to the market would do for prices, thus impacting new generations of interest?

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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2698862
09/19/19 06:56 AM
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Puttin' on the foil in Charles...
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Sold the cars, sold all of my spare parts, don't plan on buying any more cars. I do have my 82 F250, but that's just my semi-nice beater truck that I use for doing truck things. The hobby was/is no longer fun for me, so I figured why keep the cars and parts? Someone else can enjoy them and put them to good use, and I won't stare at them in the garage and be annoyed that I have no desire to drive them.


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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Frankenduster] #2698874
09/19/19 08:07 AM
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Western Md.
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Originally Posted by Frankenduster
Me?
HELL No. I'm a lifer, I'm a baller.
I weld, I paint. I build and I drive. I live and breath these cars. I have parts and I have desire. I set the tone and walk the walk.
I rule, others drool.


iagree

Nailed it...

3 running and driving and two more on deck...

Looking for another if the right one pops up...


Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 2 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 6 years...biggrin
Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: skicker] #2698877
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I like my old classic cars to be old and classic! up

That's why I drive them, to feel the raw, rough power of the drive at the time.
If I want modern, refined, smooth power, I drive a modern muscle. It's fun but in a completely different way. In a new Challenger, the ride is the same whether I'm cruising at 45 or 110 mph - smooth, quiet, but fun. In an old Challenger, the faster you go the louder it sounds, the more it shakes, and the more work it is to keep it in a straight line! And it's still fun! grin

That's why I'm fortunate enough to have both. beer

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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2698880
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Absolutely not. If anything, the new stuff makes me want to keep my old stuff more. I may be in the minority here, being that I'm 38 years old and do not care for hot rodding newer stuff very much. I have done it, but got away from it.


CHIP
'70 hemicuda street car...8.91 at 150.5 mph w/ 4.10s, 8.97 at 152.5 mph w/ 3.54s so far
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2698888
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Well, it looks like I am the exception so far. I would probably have gotten rid of most of the parts that I have if it weren't so much trouble to do so. I don't have any immediate plans to sell the Cuda, but my son isn't that interested in it and I can see the day coming where I just don't want to work on it anymore. Driving it is still a joy, but I do not look forward to working on it like I once did. I am one major break down away from Mopar retirement.


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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: DaveRS23] #2698889
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Puttin' on the foil in Charles...
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Originally Posted by DaveRS23
Well, it looks like I am the exception so far. I would probably have gotten rid of most of the parts that I have if it weren't so much trouble to do so. I don't have any immediate plans to sell the Cuda, but my son isn't that interested in it and I can see the day coming where I just don't want to work on it anymore. Driving it is still a joy, but I do not look forward to working on it like I once did. I am one major break down away from Mopar retirement.


Same here. I used to love working on my cars. Now, I dread even having to wash them. I'm glad so many people still enjoy the hobby. It's a lot of fun, it's just no longer for me.


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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2698891
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Nope, no plans to do so. Still working on my '68 Cuda to get it where I want it to be. Enjoy having it around now, and will enjoy it more then... if it works out as hoped of course. I tell my wife all the time that one day she'll be the one who gets to make that choice and will get to pocket the $$$ from the sale.

Last Mopar show I went to was interesting though, and probably illustrates this whole issue well. There were actually more new Chargers and Challengers at the show than there were old muscle cars. While I don't go to shows to look at new cars, it's obvious the market is speaking. Evidently it's speaking pretty loudly in this regard. For me, that's alright, it is what it is... there will always be an old car in my life regardless. That is just part of who I am.

I can also understand not everyone wants the hassle of dealing with them, chasing parts, building and rebuilding them, etc.

Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: rrbrucea] #2698900
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I am downsizing the fleet.I had 28 two years ago, I am down to twenty. I would like to get down to 10 project /old school Mopar cars, and two modern muscle cars. We have the 09 Challenger R / T classic that my wife bought new,and I would like to sell off some more cars,and buy a used Hellcat Challenger 6 speed. I just sold a 71 Charger SE, and I have my 70 Charger R / T 440 Sixpack car for sale currently. When I finish getting the 70 Charger R / T ready to list on ebay, I will be getting the 71 Charger R / T 440 Magnum 4 speed car ready to list next. Then I will have to decide what to sell next. I have two Little Red Express trucks, so I will probably sell one of those.

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70 Charger R/T SE 472 Hemi 70 Charger R/T convertible 70 Charger R/T V Code Sixpack 69 Charger R/T SE Sunroofcar 68 Charger 383 68 Charger 318 71 Charger R/T 70 Challenger convertible 71 Challenger convertible 71 Cuda 340 09 Challenger R/T Classic
Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: chargervert] #2698914
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I have an attic full of old stuff...One day I should actually take an inventory so I know what I have.

Some day....


14 Months til retirement................
Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: chargervert] #2698917
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I know a guy who had a nice 3rd gen charger with a tough sounding 440 and never drove it. He sold it and used the money to buy a new Challenger figuring it would be less work and he would drive it more than the old one. FF years later and the new one sat in the garage just like the old one did and it was on Craigslist a few weeks back. That was his last ditch effort to be a car guy so he's probably done.

Guys are still bringing new GM and Ford cars out to the shows each year. Mopar guys not so much anymore. No longer a Mopar club and guys who are into project car and parts hoarding will do that.

I won't build a pro-touring ride. Don't like the big wheels, fender flares, carbon fiber parts and the rest of it. I'd build a throwback car with a bass boat flake job and white headers way before following whatever the car magazines are pushing.

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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2698927
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Right now I am keeping what I have. Though I'd love to get rid of all my extra parts. I don't have anything big money and super collectible, but good usable parts. So its low dollar stuff that doesn't move the needle much on bank balance. Also, its a bit of work to list, respond to emails, package and ship and my job keeps me busy most of the time. Plus we bought a nice express cruiser boat a few years ago and stay on the boat a lot in the summer so even less time at home in the garage. This winter I will try to clean up the garage and make some progress on one of the project cars. If not, I'll just resign myself to the fact I wont work on it and probably sell them off. The interesting thing is a friend of mine has a 1970 Z/28 that I have always wanted. He finally has hinted to wanting to sell. I am actually not as enamored with it as I once was. I like some of the more modern cars much more. Who knows.


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69 Road Runner w/472 Hemi & 4 speed.
70 Challenger R/T SE EF8 w/ V9J, U - A32 - Major Project
Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: RoadRunner] #2698939
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Nope keeping what I have and maybe getting one more in the future. Just got rid of my Scat Pack Charger, it was fun but you only can drive so fast on the street. Actually looking at getting something with a slant six.


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Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: moparpollack] #2698945
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Everything I want in the classic market is to damn $$$$
I just cant justify spending the money on them and then be afraid to drive it.
You have to have a climate controlled vault to keep anything safe & nice.
Trying to sell what parts I have left.


Remember when cars were FUN?
Re: How many are considering BROOMING OUT their old stuff .... [Re: roadntrack] #2698948
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Puttin' on the foil in Charles...
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I will say this much...though I have no plans to buy another, there are 2 cars out there that, if they became available, I would strongly consider purchasing. One belongs to a Moparts member, and the other belongs to a local friend of mine. Either of those cars would potentially rekindle my enjoyment of the hobby, but then again, I have no idea if one or both will actually become available. Unless they do, I am confident that I'm finished with the old car hobby.

My wife would like an MG or Triumph at some point, a nice little 2 seat convertible, but if she were to get one, it wouldn't be for at least another 6 years, when our younger one finishes high school.


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