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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 17, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Indiana

Hello all. A long story short, my dad used to own a 68 Camaro (straight 6). As I am older now, I've been looking at getting him another 68 Camaro to enjoy in his retirement. Nothing too lavish, just a modest one. But, as he is having some trouble getting around to do things (knees) I need to get up to snuff on Camaros.

About me, I'm a dyed in the wool Mopar guy despite my dad's best efforts and have been since I was young (we did have a 63 dart... but that was it. I was just drawn to them). I've had a 74 Cuda, 68 Barracuda, 67 GTX, 79 Powerwagon, 85 Ramcharger and 77 Hitop Maxivan (don't laugh... it's my favorite vehicle) and just picked up a 65 Fury Wagon and 65 4dr Hard Top. I've had some other... 67 Falcon and a 66 F100. Beyond cars, I have older tractors (because I can't afford newer ones ) .. mostly Farmall.

I'm pretty fair with a wrench (in my humble opinion) and body work so I've read the book, but different vocabulary. Anyhow, I'm mainly going to be reading, but as I need an intro post... there it is. Thank you for having me.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 17, 07:30 AM
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Re: Hello from Indiana

Where about in Indiana? I grew up in LaPorte and my parents have a place in Angola.

Here's my 68 straight 6:





Not stock, mind you, but still just a 6.
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1968 Base hardtop 250 with a P̶G̶ built 2004r
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Holley 390 CFM carb
Langdon split header to a 2.5" exhaust
Mild cam
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 17, 08:34 AM
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Re: Hello from Indiana

Welcome! Couple years ago dad sold his '69 Coronet 500 station wagon that he bought new. New owners are just down the road from me, so I still see it quite a bit. He currently has a '69 Coronet 500 convertible. Nothing special (other than it is a 500), but him and mom like cruising around in it.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 17, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcomes! I live down near Bedford Indiana, but get up to the Northern part of the state a bit.<br />
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Wagons are getting hard to find. I looked for 70 coronet wagon for about 10 years and gave up. I was feeling like I had paid too much for the Fury wagon compared to what I was seeing 5 years ago... but people have contacted me with wagons for sale just in the past weeks since the Fury and I'm feeling a lot better. They are out of sight. I've also kept an eye out for Vista Cruisers too, but they aren't any easier to find.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 17, 12:47 PM
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1968 Base hardtop 250 with a P̶G̶ built 2004r
Offy intake
Holley 390 CFM carb
Langdon split header to a 2.5" exhaust
Mild cam
Custom interior
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70 coronet wagon or 68 mundane camaro?
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Welcome! Mopar and Chevy lover here. Hoosier too

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 17, 03:43 AM
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I live down near Bedford Indiana
I work in Columbus, but you are close to 2 hours away from me at home. I'll have to see if I can get a picture of dad's old station wagon.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 17, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, you're right up the road more or less. I go to Columbus quite a bit. Actually the Fury Wagon and the 4dr Hardtop are both from Columbus. The 4dr hard top still has the original transfer title showing where it was bought in Columbus. I'm picking it up this weekend and the wagon next weekend (if time works out). I actually live between Bedford and Brownstown, near 446 and 50 in the middle of nowhere... just like I like it. I'd love to see your family's old wagon. One of my friends thought I was insane for selling the GTX (it was a project, but still) to buy a wagon. I just like wagons. One day I want to get my 68 Barracuda back, but the guy I sold it to took it apart and wants too much for it I think. He's just entering retirement, so we'll see if he gets to it.

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 17, 03:51 AM
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Didn't find any pictures on my computer of dads old wagon, but here's his convertible.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 17, 05:22 AM
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Get that car a claybar and make it shine for your dad.

Claybar and a good wax will remove the oxydation and bring it back to life. The paint looks like it could be beautiful with about 2 hours of effort.

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1968 Base hardtop 250 with a P̶G̶ built 2004r
Offy intake
Holley 390 CFM carb
Langdon split header to a 2.5" exhaust
Mild cam
Custom interior
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 17, 08:14 AM
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Get that car a claybar and make it shine for your dad.
There's no doubt as the paint is pretty oxidized. There are spots where the paint is bubbling, so a guy would have to be careful or he'd open a whole can of worms that dad has no interest in fixing. He'll be 78 this year, and is happy to just cruise it as is. It's kept in their heated basement, so more than likely it will be up to the next guy to "take to the next level" if he wants.

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