Anyone else get excited for the parts search

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  1. 6PKRTSE

    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    I didn't need another project but now that I have the 70' Road Runner that needs everything. I enjoy the parts hunt. Of course most everything is over priced but I do find some good deals once in a while. Just need to be patient.
     
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  2. RonLiv

    RonLiv Well-Known Member

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    I had fun looking and bugging everybody on any forum page I could resource. I do kinda miss the process.
     
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    Well you know that if it has Mopar on it somewhere the price goes up double or triple
     
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    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    True, but I just can't bring myself to buy a Chevy with another dang cowl induction hood no matter how much cheaper they are.
     
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    :lol:
     
  6. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    When you get all done there is an emptiness so I started another then another :lol:
     
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  7. Russ69Runner

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    Not me buddy's when this one is done going to drive the heck out of it. To old to start another project. But you get on the hunt for something for these runner's and your on the computer till 3 or 4 am. trying to find what your looking for. To find new door latches was a real challenge. Found them in a truck forum they where brand new. So thing's are out their but have to be innovative in the search. :thumbsup2:
     
  8. Big John

    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    It depends on what the parts hunt really is.... Is it opening a catalog (or web page) and getting a credit card out or is it looking through boxes at swap meets and talking to people to find the real deal, made in the USA parts that the car was built with?

    I've begrudgingly used repop parts, but I'll fix/repair/restore an original part whenever I can. There's next to zero repop parts available for my '70 300 vert... and the parts hunt is much more fun.
     
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    Went through this with my 75 RR. But I enjoy the hunt.
     
  10. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    that was the best part on my last car. I'd spend most of two days at The Nats looking thru parts. Prices can be high, but do your research, and get a price in mind you are willing to pay and stick with it. There will be times you will pass a part up, taking the risk it won't be there later to look for a cheaper one. I almost always found a better deal. e bay, the car sites all can have deals.
     
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    uss there is a guy from Cartersville ga on the net mopar9999 try him out prett reasonable
     
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    Thanks dmartin. Hope like heck I have got all the strange part's bought. Between parts mix. Classic and a few more should have it sowed up. Maybe!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Sonny's 68 Beep

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    Hey this is Sonny's 68 Beep I have some parts so send me a message on what you need. Be glad to help and I don't sell for crazy prices Just Let me know ! Thanks Sonny
     
  14. 6PKRTSE

    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    Always looking but the Road Runner is project #4 on the list right now. Charger #1"has always been my driver. My Challenger is about 90% done. Then it is on to Charger #2.
     
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    :D
     
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    6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

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    Technically, I gave my 70' Road Runner to my oldest Son & the other (2ND) 70's Charger to my youngest Son but they are still in my possession. I am not in this hobby for the money. I am in this hobby for the love of cars. Hopefully, to pass on the torch to my Son's now that they are getting older. I was able to score a bunch of parts from a very nice gentleman that had leftover from finishing his car & gave me everything as pictured since it was for my Son for $100.00. This is why I get excited for this hobby. Not everyone is out there to try to make a killing on parts or a car. Nice to know deals are still out there. Even got a fender tag for an old 70' Satellite/Belvedere also in the package deal.

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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Good score
     
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    Nice find. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Budnicks

    Budnicks I will apologize to everyone in advance

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    That's awesome
    there' still some great people out there

    I enjoy the hunt for parts
    I enjoy spending the time looking
    everyday even if I'm not working on something
    I'm looking "just in case something strikes my fancy"

    I don't enjoy prices some people think
    'their rusty worn out old usually rusty parts are worth'
    then won't pay shit for parts you're selling :poke:
    But it is what it is, if I can't fix what I have
    or need it
    you gotta' do what you gotta' do
    it ain't 1970's anymore, where parts were abundant...
    Especially for these cars, they were dirt cheap
    we could buy whole cars for $500 (sometimes less) to $1500
    all day long

    I was also making 1/10th to 1/20th the amount of $$$ then too
    my 1st job (not working for my fathers cons. co.) was $1.65 an/hr
    & I loved it just as much back then

    I'm more of a day 2 guy or a racers on the street vibes now
    done the OE restorations stuff too, just not into it anymore..
    I have some sort of racecar or project car, muscle car
    since I was 15 y/o, I'm on #115 car/truck I'm 59
    I just find it more fun, prefer day 2 builds
    it seemingly keeps my interest longer
    to build what I want, my style/taste & damn the rest....

    Most of these cars are so far from OE, when you find them
    more often than not, that's the case
    once you replace an org. panel or parts of any type,
    or a bunch of bolt on parts
    (that can be removed easily if someone wants to go back to OE)
    it's not an OE anymore anyway,
    it's just an assemblage of different parts, it's not original anymore
    well that's my justification anyway

    Now if it's a Hemi or 6BBL car or some really rare 1 off
    then I'd think twice about not doing a 100% OE with
    expensive NOS or Org. used parts

    different strokes for different folk

    there still are stashes out there
    some of the guys who 'were the shit/man' back in the day
    are getting old or getting out, cashing out or kids inherited it etc.
    it's just seems like it's getting harder to find them guys & parts

    I'm thankful for all the re-pop & great aftermarket parts/stuff we have today
    far better than it was 10 years ago even, especially in the performance realm...
    Leaps & bounds better than 20+ years ago for MoPar parts

    The hobby has come leaps & bounds since we were only able to be
    cruising junkyards or swap meats for parts (rare they had MoPar parts either)
    or trying to find almost nonexistent NOS parts...
    (I still do all the above sometimes)
    The Internet, the information at a click & some of these types of forums
    helps tremendously too...
    WE are living in a great era, make the best of it...

    enjoy it while you can @6PKRTSE
    doing them with your sons is priceless
    spending quality time, doing something you love
    is even more priceless

    good luck, enjoy the hunt
    Budnicks
     
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