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  1. Blake67GTX

    Blake67GTX Member

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    Hi,

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    My name is Blake and I own a 67 GTX convertible. Owned the car since High School.

    Car has never been restored, only painted. Fresh drive train and new mechanicals all throughout. Family built in 2 car garage. 440 Auto & Dana 60. Not a perfect car by any means, but still fun to pound around small town rural Ohio.

    Ran a 12.29 last summer (2017) taking it easy. Should go into 11s with some practice & tune.

    Thanks For B Bodies for the many years of technical info! Glad to finally introduce myself.

    -Blake
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    • dan juhasz

      dan juhasz FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Looking good
       
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      • 66383

        66383 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        :luvplace:Welcome! Does a convertible need a roll bar @ 12.29?
         
      • 67 GTX

        67 GTX Well-Known Member

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        Looks great!
        What color is that?
         
      • Ghostrider 67

        Ghostrider 67 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Welcome Blake, from Vermont. Agree on the roll bar and yeah, what color IS that?

        :welcome::icon_fU::popcorn::D
         
      • Blake67GTX

        Blake67GTX Member

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        Yes a convertible does need a roll bar at 12.29. In fact, verts need roll bars at 13.99 according to NHRA rules, but where's the fun in that?

        I have thought long and hard about roll cages and to me, it's like painting over the Sistine Chapel when dealing with convertible b bodies.

        The color is a GM Light Green Metallic (think Late 90s Camaro) with a bunch of pearl thrown it. My old man was a painter/body guy and mixed it himself.

        After 14 years, the paint still looks good. Not bad for a home grown paint job.
         
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        • 747mopar

          747mopar FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          Welcome from Ohio. Beautiful ride!
           
        • Blake67GTX

          Blake67GTX Member

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          My mistake... actually called "Bright Green Metallic". I believe the GM paint code is "319D".
           
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          • Bill Monk

            Bill Monk FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            Welcome from West Virginia. Sweet car!
             
          • Ghostrider 67

            Ghostrider 67 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            yeah, a bar would look strange in a vert...
             
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            Hello from germany ...nice plym :welcome:winki
             
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            Welcome
            Nice X!

            Love the last pic of the tri-five getting a good look at your tailights!
             
          • super-bee_ski

            super-bee_ski FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            Welcome aboard
            Thanks for joining!
            I SEE you have been a member since May 2010???
            So:
            You are not a real "Newcomer"
            Anyway, nice car
             
          • Blake67GTX

            Blake67GTX Member

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            Thanks all for the warm welcome!

            I've been researching/reading the forum since 2010. First time saying Hi.

            Lots of good info here on FBBO...

            Glad to finally reach out and say thanks all!
             
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            g'day from Australia :welcome:
             
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            Welcome to the site! Great looking car!
             
          • Car Nut

            Car Nut Mopar Master

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            :welcome: aboard!
             
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              Welcome to FBBO from SoCal. Sweet looking X. Looks like she has some muscle to her as well.
               
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              Car looks sharp! Welcome from Cincinnati.
               
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