Tag Archives: Mopar

It still lives on!

Back in 2004, I bought a car from a (now former) friend of mine. The car was claimed to be one thing and seemed to have supporting paperwork to that claim. I ended up picking the paperwork apart and writing … Continue reading

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1970 Belvidere (FrameBender 2)

Is there anything better than a 1970 B-Body with giant steam rollers on the back? Of course not! I saw this one listed on Ebay and made a bid, mostly on a whim. It was located in Northern Idaho and … Continue reading

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1989 Dodge Daytona ES turbo (The Deer-tona)

My former boss, Chris Burton, was the original owner of this car. He was the body shop manager at Swift Dodge back when this car was new. One morning the lot boy was starting up cars and he forgot to push … Continue reading

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1973 Barracuda

A high school friend of mine, Pat, needed help rebuilding his 318 engine. Unfortunately, at the time, I was living 3000 miles away. Fortunately, I was still able to help him, thanks to Ma Bell. One phone call I’d talk … Continue reading

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1992 Plymouth Sundance

This was the only *brand new car* I’ve ever bought. And after putting 110K miles on it in only 5 years, it ended up being the toughest car my (now ex-)wife ever killed. Equipped with a 2.5 liter non-turbo engine, … Continue reading

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1973 Dodge D200 (Cream Puff)

I was still driving The Duck-ota daily when I bought this one from a co-worker as a part-time “big truck” replacement. It came with a bed full of spare parts and another engine too! (though it did not need one) … Continue reading

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1992 Dodge Dakota 2.5 (The Duck-ota)

1992 Dodge Dakota, 2.5 liter 4 cyl. 5 speed manual trans, electric blue with a grey interior. Back in the late ’90s I really needed a decent daily driver, preferably something that got better MPGs than The Nuclear Pumpkin was … Continue reading

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1978 Dodge 4×4 (The Fridge)

One day I was at the local home improvement store, buying some sand or dirt (or hell, I dunno now). When I pulled in the parking lot, I saw this truck parked on the street with a for sale sign … Continue reading

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1992 Cummins Diesel pickup

I bought this truck in 2001 when I was working for a friend’s heavy equipment company. He had me an a 1974 Ford service truck, which sucked, so I bought my own truck. I got it off Ebay for $7,000 … Continue reading

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1969 Charger (SlantBert)

How do you make a Charger more rare than a Hemi car? Build it with a slant-6! I bought this car from an old acquaintance of mine back in 1998. It’s a 1969 Charger, slant 6, automatic on the column, … Continue reading

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