1968 Satellite

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  1. ammachine390

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    Hi everyone,

    I bought a 1968 Satellite 2 door hardtop in August. At the time it had been stored in a garage and hadn't been driven in over 20 years so it didn't run or have any brakes at the time I bought it. A friend and I replaced the plugs, wires, rotor, and points. I also rebuilt the carburetor and we were able to get it running. Then we replaced all the brake shoes, wheel cylinders, hardware, master cylinder, and front lines. New gas tank, sending unit, and fuel pump. Changed the oil and transmission fluid and about a month later I had a running and driving car. It has a 273 V8 and automatic transmission. I was originally going to sell it upon getting it roadworthy, but plan on keeping it for a bit longer now. Got it registered a week ago but it still needs some work to get it to be totally roadworthy.

    I've already been searching the forum for a bit and found lots of great help, so I figured it would be time to make an account. Here's a photo of the car. IMG_9214.JPG
     
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    • 44070dart

      44070dart Well-Known Member

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      68/70's are very popular and you have a nice one to start with.. You'll find all the info you will need here. Welcome.
       
    • moparnation74

      moparnation74 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Beautiful Sat!...Thanks for keeping it a SAT!

      Love the color combo along with the white strip and hubcaps!
       
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        Welcome from Michigan. You've got a great car to begin with. Hope you keep it and have miles of fun...:thumbsup:
         
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        welcome to FBBO nice looking project
         
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        g'day from Australia :welcome:
         
      • 68gtxman

        68gtxman FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Welcome! Great decision to keep this car.
         
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          Hi, welcome to the best Mopar site!
          Got a picture of the Machine? (assuming that's what your name implies... :)
           
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          Welcome from Wisconsin.
           
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          welcome!
          you're around the corner from me
           
        • 68sprtsat383

          68sprtsat383 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          Welcome
           
        • hacksaw

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          welcome .... nice ride
           
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          Beautiful...welcome.
           
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          I agree; thanks for keeping it a satellite. Welcome.
           
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          • oldbee

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            Welcome aboard from Ohio. Love the 68’s.
             
          • ammachine390

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            Appreciate all the welcomes. This car was going to get scrapped so I'm glad I was able to save it.

            Good catch. Don't actually own one, just one of my favorite cars. I've got a 1981 Concord though, still an AMC but not quite the same...
             
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            • Homstead

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              Welcome to the site!
               
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              Welcome from the show me state!! Nice car!!
               
            • Don Frelier

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              Welcome.
              Sounds like your hooked.
              Nice job on getting it running and driving.
              Most people would have trouble starting with a car that has been sitting 20 years.
              :thumbsup:
               
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              Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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              Love that color

              welcome to FBBO from NorCal Sierras
               
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