1971 General Lee ? !!!

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  1. PFG MOPAR

    PFG MOPAR Well-Known Member

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    Not quite the right year, but what the hell :eek:

    Bought this a couple weeks ago, figured I'd post my progress in here instead of hijacking other peoples thread all the time :sideways tongue:

    It is a 1971 Charger with a non running 318, Automatic with a hacked B&M shifter and no brakes..
    What can I say, I got a good deal. :upside down:

    As it sat in the field:

    1971 General Lee Charger.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger1.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger2.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger3.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger4.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger5.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger7.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger8.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger9.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger10.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger11.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger12.jpg
    Yech.jpg

    Coming home:

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    In front of the house with my other cars:

    my stable.jpg

    First thing I did was change the rims: :grin:

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    Will update as I progress.
    Thanks everyone.

    Mike..

    _Coming Home.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger1.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger2.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger3.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger4.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger5.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger7.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger8.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger9.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger10.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger11.jpg 1971 General Lee Charger12.jpg my stable.jpg Sm General Lee 2.jpg Yech.jpg
     
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    • 72 BLUE 400

      72 BLUE 400 Well-Known Member

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      i kinda like it,seems every one you see is a 68-70,nice change of pace.
       
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      Good find. Worth getting out of that field! Good luck with rebuild. Definitely Keep us posted
       
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      Cool project! I see you kicked yourself out of Speedy's thread! lol
       
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      Nice, that car is bad ass. Very cool, what are your plans with the car?
       
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      • roadrunnerman

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        Remember the car when you posted it after you got it. I see it has the highly optioned duct tape interior. What was the original color for the car?
         
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        You know, you could turn it into a Richard Petty 43 car!
         
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          so, if the General had BEEN a '71, would everyone be as excited as they are over the '68-70 bodies?? From a design standpoint, the 68-70 body one of the most striking bodies to ever grace a car....

          sjd
           
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          • smyythe68

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            Well, you could sand it down and paint it yellow. Then it would be a car they used in the dukes of hazard. I believe Daisy drove it, or whoever. It was like the family hot rod. Seriously, it is cool, to each his own and love what you drive no matter what people think or say. I don't buy cars that other people like, I buy what I like. When you get it running it will be even cooler, and a good time.
             
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            Daisy's yellow car was a '74 road runner at first, then a '71 Satellite. I like the Petty idea though.

            That car looks pretty clean sitting out in the field. At least it wasn't all moldy and covered in needles...
             
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            • smyythe68

              smyythe68 Well-Known Member

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              My bad, been awhile since I watched...
               
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              I 2nd the 43 theme!

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              Or Crazy Mary Dirty Larry car......
               
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                What he said Except Dirty Mary Crazy larry... Nice find...
                 
              • PFG MOPAR

                PFG MOPAR Well-Known Member

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                I got a 440 and trans just the other day, but I think I'm gonna make the 318 run first :)

                Mike.

                "Pics to follow"
                 
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                PFG MOPAR Well-Known Member

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                B.o.a.t !!

                Here is the 440 I got the other day, don't know much about it other then it "might" have a cam upgrade and it needs the oil pump and pick up and pan re-assembled.

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                :icon_cyclops_ani: I put a brake booster in last weekend but appear to need a "distribution valve" to connect the master cylinder.. Anyone have one for sale?? It is a 4 drum brake car if that means anything. I might just have to change the rotten looking brake lines too. This car is going to be a "boat" .. (bust out another thousand) :icon_surprised:
                Everything I go to fix kinda needs to be replaced. :violent-smiley-100: Notice the column missing? Anybody have a column for sale ?

                no column.jpg Column 2.jpg

                damn ..

                Mike.
                 
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                PFG MOPAR Well-Known Member

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                30 % OFF @ Year One !!!

                But the shipping will kill ya :tongueflap:

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                "Use code:MOM14"

                Your welcome :hello2:

                Mike..
                 
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                Love the third gen Chargers, especially the orange ones....nice save!!
                 
              • PFG MOPAR

                PFG MOPAR Well-Known Member

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                It was originally GREEN !!
                :frog:

                Kinda wish it still was ..

                Naaah, the orange kinda grows on ya !

                Mike.
                 
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                Orange all the way baby!!!
                 
              • ma mopar nutz

                ma mopar nutz Well-Known Member

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                And hope your not in a big hurry to put it together !! :icon_scratch:
                 
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