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Early Christmas gift from the Wifey

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nailhead dodge roadster, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Well the wife surprised me today with an early christmas present.....a 1965 dodge coronet 440 with the original 383 still under the hood. Shes the one snapping the picture or me "earning" the car by dragging it onto the trailer with an old come-along and a few flat tires. More to come after I can get it in the shop tomorrow and cleaned up a bit. The only major rust if the bottom of the front fenders. The floors, quarters and trunk are solid and rust free, unlike most of these early B bodies.
     

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  2. Marcosmadness
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 361

    Marcosmadness
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    from California

    A wife that has good taste in cars and is smart enough to find one for her husband is a "keeper".
     
  3. Oh yeah, no complaints here.....she is the greatest.
     
  4. What a gal!

    My better half also got me my truck as a present a few years back,aint we lucky guys?
     

  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,743

    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Sweeeeeeeet! :D
    So what are your plans for it??? 413, 426 Max Wedge or how about a 426 Hemi???
    Let's see more pictures of it!! :)
     
  6. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,013

    philo426
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    Cool!Why do they call it a 440 when it has a 383?
     
  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    The 440 was a trim package... Kinda like the 330 base model..... Hope I'm right!! :eek:
     
  8. they had different trim levels for the coronets- the base model, the 440 and the 500. It is a confusing set up if you aren't used to the way mopar did things. The 440 engine wasn't available till '66.
    As for my plans, im going to get it running with the 383, throw a set of superstock springs on the rear, some drag shocks in the front, redo the interior and head to the track on the weekends and drive it when ever I can durring the week, and as a '65, it qualifies for the nostalgia classes at the local tracks. Pictures will come tomorrow when I get it in the shop and cleaned up a little. It has been sitting in the field for a long time.
     
  9. Pasta
    Joined: Aug 16, 2010
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    Pasta
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    Great car! Good luck with it!
    I'll only get bills for Christmas.

    George
     
  10. chevelle bob
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    chevelle bob
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    from Linton

    Cool! My very first car was a Coronet 440 but it had a 318 in it. Bought it when I was 14.
     
  11. My49Plymouth
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
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    My49Plymouth
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    Nice car and nicer wife .... my wife gives me nothing but grief.
     
  12. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Super nice Hardtop,very cool
     
  13. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    1950ChevySuburban
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    from Tucson AZ

    Very cool! Lets see more pics!
     
  14. alpo
    Joined: May 7, 2011
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    1. 34 Fords
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    Very nice!!!
     
  15. Nice, keep that woman!
     
  16. greg ducato
    Joined: Oct 19, 2011
    Posts: 29

    greg ducato
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    Very cool! Nice to have a partner that shares your enthusiasm, or at least encourages it
     

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