The Case For Ratty Muscle Cars

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  1. eldubb440

    eldubb440 more miracles than Jesus FBBO Gold Member

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    years ago I developed a look I call "high school"........ like the kid working on his own car in shop class while keeping it drivable.....primer spots, different color panels, ect......It never really caught on, lol
     
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          He sure doesn't sound like he's from Tennesee! I have to admit I do love ratty muscle cars. When I got the GTO (Really a Tempest.) I was looking for a car I really liked and would drive even if it was ratty. A lot of times you guys post cars for sale that look like they need a ton of work but I would drive them as is.
           
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            Developed? Never caught on? That's just the regular Mopar life for 40 years or more for lots of us.
             
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            • Bb70charger500

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              I like driving them sweaty looking. Don't got to worry about damage ... I get board of nice restored cars always worried some a hole will hit it! I don't keep finished cars long . It's a little a body that's rough it's worth more as a cool driver then someone would pay for it as a project ..

              Drive on
               
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                Alaska & even upcountry here
                has all kinds of rustbuckets like that

                I remember seeing guys
                rivet beer cans over holes so they could drive them even

                not really my cup of tea
                I'd rather make it somewhat presentable
                unless you have to drive it

                you want to see that stuff just watch Roadkill Garage
                they do it all the time

                edit;
                Mine isn't really what I'd call ratty,
                it's no show piece or trailer queen either

                not that there's anything wrong with that :poke: style of build either
                but it was ratty when I bought it back in Dec. 2005
                went thru several renditions before the paint
                I just didn't like seeing the dents, crease or small rust holes holes
                or bad repairs
                I drove it around in Ultra Flat black for 12 years,
                after a lil' bodywork
                to straighten out some of the worst parts
                so I could drive it & not just be beater/'a pile'
                before finally painting it the org. LL1 with my personal touches

                this was right after a respray/touch up of the Ultra Flat Black Paint
                Apr. 2011 after 5+ years driving it that way
                68 RR #16 Driveway front ds Apr 26 2011 Buddy #1.JPG

                this is after the garage paint job 20 ft-er Oct 2017
                nevermind the date stamp it's wrong
                68 RR LL1 10-29-2017 #4a PS frt.JPG


                 
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              • Darter6

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                High School Engine Rebuild. Hone,Rings&Bearings finish it off lapping the valves.
                Doing it all yourself.
                Hey when you were working for a $1 a hour that was something.
                 
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                • 64BEL

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                  Like, Like, Like! This is why I drive my Satellite the way it is. Don't let the rotted sheet metal fool you. It's as solid as can be underneath. I've never seen another one like it that wasn't rotted on the underside, too. Still only 60,000 miles on it, and it rolls down the road as smooth as can be. It's a great cruiser and an animal when called upon. I love them all, restored and unrestored, and I can tell you that I don't see any of the rust while I'm behind the wheel banging gears in an original Hemi car that I wouldn't have been able to afford if it were restored.

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                    I stopped watching a .15 seconds when I saw and realized this dumbshit is to lazy to clean the back window!!!!!
                     
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                    but; :lol:
                    that's a fucken badass car to start with too :lol:
                     
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                      I recall paper route money to buy my first then print shop and a restaurant to keep it going...
                       
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                      I had two darts back in the day, fix it, It's a classic. To many newer shit buckets to drive in the snow, no Thanks. I guess because It's old you don't have to clean the snow off it either. Just my opinion.
                       
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                      • 67charger383

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                        He left NYC 20 years ago once the commies took over
                         
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                          You can't compare that to yours, please!!
                           
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                          • RussT Plymouths

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                            Awesome ride, and I agree you don't see the rust from the driver seat.
                             
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                              image.jpeg I look for ratty cars I seek the out
                               
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                                Not a Mopar, but if you want an argument for a ratty musclecar...here y'go.

                                Family bought it out of the newspaper, from the movie company.

                                Drove it as a "used car" for 6 years, then just stuck it in a barn for 40 years.

                                Sold it for $3.4M.

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                                They're only original once.
                                 
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                                • hsorman

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                                  There is nothing wrong with ratty cars OR fully restored cars or those anywhere in between. There is room for all of them!
                                   
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                                  • mopar 3 B

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                                    Why put sand bags in the trunk when there is snow on the roof for weight?
                                     
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