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  1. doubleyellow

    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    Working hard to get my Vert back on the road. Last driven in 1986. Purchased 1984 in NJ. 440-4, 4 spd, leather, number match. Appreciate all the advice/support from the E-Body community on forebodies.

    Objective - get it operational and make it to Woodward Dream Cruise, then fix everything again. Keep restoring to stock, but use new technology for safety and driveability (and additional HP). Rare car, but has to be on the road (that's why we have Haggerty).

    Since 1984, lot's of stories, frustrations, screw-ups, aggravations, lost nuts, fun, beer, money and more money.......but it will be worth it (did I mention the money?)

    Hope to see everybody at all the Michigan Events this year!! All outside Michigan must come in for the Dodge Roadkill and the Woodward Dream Cruise in August!!

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    rbbruno3 Well-Known Member

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    Looking nice, I’m envious of all you guys with convertibles :thumbsup:
     
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    DetMatt1 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Now I really can’t wait to see it in person!:thumbsup:
     
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    paharamia Well-Known Member

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    Dam, doubleyellow, that Y1 vert is looking good!
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    You mentioned one time of picking the car up in Fort Lee in 1984? That was not far from where I lived at the time in North Bergen.
     
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    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    Yes, right near the George Washington bridge!!
     
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    paharamia Well-Known Member

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    You wouldn't recognize Fort Lee any more; they built luxury high rises all along the Palisades cliffs facing New York City across the Hudson River. There are so many new low and high rises, it looks like a different place!

     
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    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    I bet. It was a little rough back in the 80's, and I'm sure you remember driving through the war zone (South Bronx) praying the car didn't break down.
     
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    paharamia Well-Known Member

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    You cross the bridge into New York City and the landscape changes a few miles east. You had to get to the Bronx to go to Yankee Stadium for the baseball games and pass through the area to get to the International Tennis competitions in Forest Hills Queens.
    Fort Lee in New Jersey went from a small, quiet town to a high rise haven for the affluent.
    Sections of New York City were scary back then. Even in Manhattan, the city was broke in the 1970's and the crime numbers were high. The Bronx Borough was a war zone back then. Times have changed and living in NYC is so expensive that many move to New Jersey and commute into the city. Even the Bronx has improved (still would not want to live there)
     
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    wingcarenvy Well-Known Member

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    That is one awesome Challenger!!
     
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