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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: DaveRS23] #2756131
03/26/20 10:11 AM
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buy it back and use the drivetrain in an early hot rod or 68-70 A or B body ! boogie drive
you will have everything needed to do the swap.
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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: moparx] #2756133
03/26/20 10:15 AM
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Definitely worth buying it back even if you part it out,and use the drivetrain.


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: General Leia bites the dust [Re: chargervert] #2756288
03/26/20 08:39 PM
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Buy back will be high and probably not worth it. It is repairable and will be sold at the insurance auction for half of what the insurance would want you to pay for it.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: AeroMonte] #2756332
03/26/20 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroMonte
Buy back will be high and probably not worth it. It is repairable and will be sold at the insurance auction for half of what the insurance would want you to pay for it.


And the insurance company will be paying the towing company thirty dollars a day for the privileged of storing it there. Make them an offer. They will probably accept, if they have any smarts at all.


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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: DaveRS23] #2756351
03/26/20 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveRS23
That is some significant damage. And as you pull it apart, more will likely show up. Usually, in this kind of situation, if you can do a lot of the work yourself and really, really want to keep the car, then buying it back can work. But if the car has a lot of miles, or if you have to hire too much of the work out, or if there is heavy underlying damage, etc, then it might be best to let it go. Only you can make that call. Just make sure that you understand the full extent of the damage.

Given it's age, there are a lot of those cars in the wrecking yards. But the majority of them are hit in the front, so front end pieces are the scarcest. And in case you didn't already know, sticking replacement parts on is the easy part. Getting the pieces to fit right and get the gaps right (or just acceptable) is the tough part. There will be all kinds of things that won't line up right. And in the end, although you may get it back on the road, it may never be the car it was and you just might not be happy with it.


Nice summary, and that is pretty much the conclusion we'd reached.The General has already gone to a dismantler up in the North Bay, so someone might end-up with a score or a headache, depending on what their plan is for the car.

Funny, but after her talking about possibly wanting a truck (bigger, safer), another Challenger, and even an EV ("cute," no gas bill), my wife asked me today about what it would take to get the 'Bee out of storage and put it back on the road so that she could drive it? She has a really short commute, and it would check the classic Mopar muscle-car block for her (and me)... I'd pretty much shelved this car the last few years after I stopped working to care for my parents. Since they've both now passed, it might be time to get moving on this one again.

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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: Runner2go] #2756393
03/27/20 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Runner2go


I know the new ones don't hold value like the old classics...
But that color (FF) does hold up better than any of the other non-numbered 2010 Challengers.
The Insurance company should have to take that into account...
If they disagree... ask them to go find a another FF car for sale & prove you wrong. whistling

That was an extremely unpopular color and actually penalizes the value when you go to sell it. I think we are at least another 10 years before that color becomes an asset and I wasn't waiting. It is unfortunate what happened to this car but we live in a throw away world.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2756428
03/27/20 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by GB5andGY8
Originally Posted by DaveRS23
That is some significant damage. And as you pull it apart, more will likely show up. Usually, in this kind of situation, if you can do a lot of the work yourself and really, really want to keep the car, then buying it back can work. But if the car has a lot of miles, or if you have to hire too much of the work out, or if there is heavy underlying damage, etc, then it might be best to let it go. Only you can make that call. Just make sure that you understand the full extent of the damage.

Given it's age, there are a lot of those cars in the wrecking yards. But the majority of them are hit in the front, so front end pieces are the scarcest. And in case you didn't already know, sticking replacement parts on is the easy part. Getting the pieces to fit right and get the gaps right (or just acceptable) is the tough part. There will be all kinds of things that won't line up right. And in the end, although you may get it back on the road, it may never be the car it was and you just might not be happy with it.


Nice summary, and that is pretty much the conclusion we'd reached.The General has already gone to a dismantler up in the North Bay, so someone might end-up with a score or a headache, depending on what their plan is for the car.

Funny, but after her talking about possibly wanting a truck (bigger, safer), another Challenger, and even an EV ("cute," no gas bill), my wife asked me today about what it would take to get the 'Bee out of storage and put it back on the road so that she could drive it? She has a really short commute, and it would check the classic Mopar muscle-car block for her (and me)... I'd pretty much shelved this car the last few years after I stopped working to care for my parents. Since they've both now passed, it might be time to get moving on this one again.


Is that a C Body convert next to the Charger ???

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: a12rag] #2756533
03/27/20 04:24 PM
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Is that a C Body convert next to the Charger ??? [/quote]

You mean docked next to the Charger!


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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: chargervert] #2756545
03/27/20 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by chargervert


Is that a C Body convert next to the Charger ???


You mean docked next to the Charger! [/quote]

I think the "C" stands for C-hris C-raft

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: a12rag] #2756616
03/27/20 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by a12rag
Is that a C Body convert next to the Charger ???


Yup. Brother's '70 Fury III. MigsBig on this board used to own it at one time.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2756621
03/27/20 08:30 PM
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Funny, but after her talking about possibly wanting a truck (bigger, safer), another Challenger, and even an EV ("cute," no gas bill), my wife asked me today about what it would take to get the 'Bee out of storage and put it back on the road so that she could drive it? She has a really short commute, a Since they've both now passed, it might be time to get moving on this one again. [/quote]

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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: hemi-itis] #2756663
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Insuring the Bee as a daily driver might be a problem. Most classic auto insurance doesn't cover daily driven stuff. The reason being if the car was driven to work, and road conditions changed while at work, the classic would still have to be driven home, causing a much higher risk of damage.

Other then the insurance problem, letting her drive the Bee is a great idea. Gene

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Originally Posted by poorboy
Insuring the Bee as a daily driver might be a problem. Most classic auto insurance doesn't cover daily driven stuff. The reason being if the car was driven to work, and road conditions changed while at work, the classic would still have to be driven home, causing a much higher risk of damage.

Other then the insurance problem, letting her drive the Bee is a great idea. Gene


You can insure it as a daily driver through most regular insurance companies, but it will only be stated value, not the more desirable agreed value that the collector companies offer.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: 318 Stroker] #2757450
03/29/20 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 318 Stroker
Originally Posted by poorboy
Insuring the Bee as a daily driver might be a problem. Most classic auto insurance doesn't cover daily driven stuff. The reason being if the car was driven to work, and road conditions changed while at work, the classic would still have to be driven home, causing a much higher risk of damage.

Other then the insurance problem, letting her drive the Bee is a great idea. Gene


You can insure it as a daily driver through most regular insurance companies, but it will only be stated value, not the more desirable agreed value that the collector companies offer.


The stated value of a mid 70s car could be anything you and the company agree on, but in the event of an accident, you will be fighting for anything much over $1,000. Should the classic Mopar get stolen, the battle is worse. You better have a good acceptable, current, appraisal of the vehicle at the time if such a crash would occur, and good dated recent pictures also help. I've been through that fight before. 2 month old pictures and documented repairs helped a lot. Don't assume the insurance company is going to do the right thing. Gene

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