Greetings from east central Alberta

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Greetings from east central Alberta

Post by silvercloud on Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:14 pm

Hi all-stumbled across this site from a Kijiji posting. I've been a Mopar guy forever. The last few years (quite a few actually) have been spent focused on CTD trucks (my current one is an '06 3500 QC Laramie dually for pulling trailers) -in my immediate family we have had 8 runners from a '92 to the aforementioned '06 and god knows how many parts and parts trucks rotate through. Before the diesels I ran D-body gassers for drivers-a '76 D100 and an '86 D150 of which I still have what's left of both. I had a Jeep fetish for a while with an '89 Cherokee Limited and a '98 GC 5.9 Limited taking turns as daily drivers, then an '03 Durango for a while. I still have an '02 Dakota kicking around that was a spare truck for work, an '02 1500 that I took as partial trade for an '02 diesel I sold, & a few project vehicles sitting around. Lastly, I have a '74 Charger that was my first car-I pulled it off the road in 1987 for a "quick paint job" that has yet to see the light of day. Rolling Eyes Seems like whenever I have had the money to work on the car I didn't have the time, and vice versa. I have spent the last 30 years off and on collecting parts for it including some cool pieces from the earlier ones-one of these days I will fab up a rotisserie and start hanging sheetmetal. I just went for a tour last week with a buddy to look at a project truck and the juices started flowing again for a "quick project" so now I'm looking for a '72-'80 D100/D150 reg cab Sweptline shortbox to use up some of my stash-did I mention that I have 8 parts trucks between '74 and '80 sitting around? No shortboxes though.....

So that's me in a nutshell. Hope to be able to make a contribution to this place.

Thanks
Jason

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Post by smoken340 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:18 pm

Welcome aboard.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:20 pm

Welcome Jason, cant wait to see pictures of your projects.

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Post by Keith Mopar on Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:33 pm

Welcome to Mopar eh Jason. You sound like a well seasoned Mopar guy!

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Re: Greetings from east central Alberta

Post by anlauto on Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:56 pm

Excellent, welcome

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Post by Drache on Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:29 pm

Welcome to the site!

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Post by Woodie on Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:56 pm

Greetings from Ontario

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Re: Greetings from east central Alberta

Post by silvercloud on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:27 pm

Thanks to all who have welcomed me so far. There's not much photogenic about my poor old Charger right now-it is sitting in the same Dark Sherwood Metallic-with-red-oxide primer spots that I left it in 1987. It was summer when it was parked so the floor and trunk pans survived the parking fairly unscathed. I have a '74 Rallye hood, a '72 hidden headlight setup, '72 Rallye taillights and the door gills from a set of terribly rusty '72 Rallye doors sitting waiting for its resurrection as well as a rustbucket '74 SE that I made a 16 hour round trip to go and get. It was pretty well loaded including the 1 year only heated rear glass but the rust monster attacked it to the point that parts is about all it's good for now. I have a few 1 off body pieces left to assemble including tinted 1/4 window glass and the rear power window regulators and a couple of bright trim pieces, and inner/outer rear wheelhouses from the AMD catalog. My car was only a 318/904 stripper but I've had it since 1985 and I can't see it ever going away-beside the fact that there's me and about 12 other people in Canada that like that particular body style of car. Shocked I built a model of 1 when I was 10 or 11 and decided I would have one when I could. I still have the model packed away somewhere too....

The truck project comes in as a way to scratch the itch with a minimal amount of cash outlay and a good one to practice sheetmetal skills on in advance of the Charger. Plus I have a pile of stuff sitting around that should be put to use. I picked up an '80 D150 longbox a few years back with a terribly bad case of tinworms. I have never seen a truck rusted that bad, but also never saw one as loaded as this one. '80 was the first year for a lot of cool stuff in the Dodge truck line-the turbine aluminum wheels, power windows and door locks, and a leather bench seat. This truck has all of that plus a factory sunroof, A/C, tilt, cruise, 2 tone paint, 8 track stereo, clock, rear slider....it was a very cool piece in its day. Black and silver with a red interior. 3 of my parts trucks have a red gut so barring acquiring a project truck with a loaded interior in a different color, red will be the color of choice. I'm thinking a white and red exterior for the patriotic look. I have a set of the shorty buckets/buddy seat 'ala LRT/Warlocks to recover and install for seats. I also have a core NY 440, quite a few BB 727s, a few truck 9-1/4" diffs, and a pile of trim stuff. All I need is the project itself now to get started. My Kjijii ads have so far produced 1 prospect with pics to come in the AM so maybe I will be able to get started quicker than I thought!

Jason

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Re: Greetings from east central Alberta

Post by 66 Dartman on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:16 pm

Welcome aboard.
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