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    Smile Another newb

    Hi all. I registered back in August but just recently got activated.
    I traded a '76 Chrysler Cordoba for an intense blue 99 R/T regular cab. This is my first Dakota.
    She's no creampuff, that's for sure. Despite only having 123k, the A/C is missing, the front clip has been replaced, the tailgate has been replaced with one from a 98 R/T, the tonneau cover has no hardware, the trans cooler is gone and the heat only blows thru the defroster(despite working fine the night I drove it home). But so far, I like it.


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    Welcome and good trade from Corinthian Leather to cloth.

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    Welcome! Was the Cordoba running? What did it have in it? ANY regular cabs seem to be getting harder and harder to find
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    Welcome. Any trade into a Dakota R/T is a good trade

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    She'll clean up just fine. Welcome. Any plans with it?

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    Welcome! Get the Gremlins worked out first. Then let the mods begin! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPelf View Post
    Welcome! Was the Cordoba running? What did it have in it? ANY regular cabs seem to be getting harder and harder to find
    Running, driving. I wouldn't have hesitated to drive that car to California. In the 8 years my brother and I had it, we rebuilt the front end, electrical system, cooling system, and installed a 360 Magnum(carbureted), 727 and 8 3/4 3:55 suregrip in place of the stock 360/904/2:45 8 1/4 and leather buckets where the velour was. The body needs some work and paint. I had it up for $2800, then to $2600(roughly the dollar amount I had in it) with no serious offers for a couple months when a young fellow asked if I'd trade. I took a ride in the truck, he drove the 'doba and the deal was done. I also tossed in some parts from another '76 I had, mainly a door and fender to replace the bad ones on the car.
    A few people have said he made out better but I think we're pretty even, and even if he did, I'm ok with it. I never cared much for that particular car that much and I have several other classics to work on.

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    Congrats and Welcome!

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    I think you got the better deal . Welcoming me to the club

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    Welcome from Arizona
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    Welcome! Was the trans cooler removed? Not all R/T’s came with the HD trans cooler from the factory.
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    Can’t tell the brand of tonneau, but it could be a Mopar cover which would be hard to find original hardware for. I beleive Mopar sold them in the 98-00 range so that’s my bet without seeing a better photo.
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    Have a pic of the rear of the tonneau?

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    Welcome from Newark ca , a good trade indeed ! I see a Thunderbird on the side ,

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    Welcome, the 64 in the background yours also?
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    Yeah, it was removed. A previous owner backed his other truck into the nose and took out the cooler, condenser and radiator along with the hood and grille. He used parts from a V6 truck to repair it.

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    Welcome! Was the trans cooler removed? Not all R/T’s came with the HD trans cooler from the factory.

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    It's a Leer cover. I picked up another cover off Craig's for a quad cab Dak. I'm gonna rob the hardware from it. Gonna hafta 'glass in some mounts but I can make it work. Too bad because the paint is the right color, it's just not long enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoFastGray View Post
    Can’t tell the brand of tonneau, but it could be a Mopar cover which would be hard to find original hardware for. I beleive Mopar sold them in the 98-00 range so that’s my bet without seeing a better photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Welcome, the 64 in the background yours also?
    Yeah, it's a Polara convertible. Originally a 383/pushbutton, now 383/4-speed that drinks oil. It's had a couple 383's, a 440 and a 413 Max Wedge in it over the years. The pic makes it look much better than it is. Hasn't seen the road in 3 years. Maybe this summer...
    I also have a 69 Coronet, a 66 Fury III and a 64 440 station wagon converted to a 2-door sedan wagon.

    edit: I left out my 85 D100, was a slant, now a 318/4-speedOD and my GF's 83 Ramcharger 4x4.


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    Nice ride!!! Bonus points for being a Dual Mopar Owner!
    DRTC #1176

    2000 Bright White CC (1/553)
    Dyno'ed 07/05/13 (126,000 Miles) 230 Hp / 308 Tq
    14.6 @ 93 mph (2.18 60 ft.), 4130 lbs.(1/2 tank gas)
    Truck Pictures --> http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v9...Clough/Dakota/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMopar View Post
    Yeah, it's a Polara convertible. Originally a 383/pushbutton, now 383/4-speed that drinks oil. It's had a couple 383's, a 440 and a 413 Max Wedge in it over the years. The pic makes it look much better than it is. Hasn't seen the road in 3 years. Maybe this summer...
    I also have a 69 Coronet, a 66 Fury III and a 64 440 station wagon converted to a 2-door sedan wagon.

    edit: I left out my 85 D100, was a slant, now a 318/4-speedOD and my GF's 83 Ramcharger 4x4.


    I'd give my left testy for that polara. I've owned a few of those over the years.
    1999 R/C Solar yellow

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