Anyone own a early 76 F?

F Body General Discussion

  1. XfbodyX

    XfbodyX Well-Known Member

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    As a RR made in late 75.

    Ive two of the shit boxes, if you are a fellow shit box owner (and if you do, you know why im saying shit box) speak up, even though we might just be doubly stupid.

    If you dont know a early F RR its easy, 5 piece thin front trim that looks like JC Whitney made it and the blacked out (no plymouth) in the grill.

    Try finding the nos trim or grill! I did. Pic is from motor trend.

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    You know I don't own one but, what is the difference between and early and late '76? I ask out of curiosity.
     
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    Oldiron440 Well-Known Member

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    Mine was built in December of 75 but it's no more of a shit box than anything else Chrysler built in the 70s or 80s.
     
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    XfbodyX Well-Known Member

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    Im talking about 11/12/75 and back the end of the 10th month brought alot of good improvements.

    I will post some of them today but there are many features specific to most the 76-s.

    Dang old iron, were all driving shit boxes, I like the way you think.
     
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    Shit box isn't my term, I actually had a few as drivers back in the day and liked them.
     
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    XfbodyX Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed my 5th ave and Doba and actually liked my Doba better then our Caddy at the time. Id like another first year Cordoba.
     
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    My 76 Charger and the one I had previously are really at the top of the list for good riding cars
     
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    There are alot of things, I should post some. But for being a production car and not a specialty car like the kit car or super coupe there was a short few month time period that makes them more detailed and unique then the following F-s.
     
  9. BudW

    BudW Moderator Staff Member

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    Quite some time back, after I foolishly sold my rusted out ’68 Charger (after an interior fire (arson)), 20+ years ago. I went back to find a replacement B-body, err an affordable B-body. What I thought would fit the bill was the ’66-67 Charger (one of the lesser expensive B-bodies at the time).
    I was a member of a popular forum site dedicated to those cars, and someone took the time to document all the changes made to just that body car, in the 18 months the car was built (Jan ‘66 to July ’67). Not counting the various options available (unless the options also had mid-year changes), this person documented over 400 different part changes, and in some cases multiple changes to a single part. That is a lot of part changes for a vehicle they only made about a total of 53k units (both years combined - depending on who you ask).

    It doesn’t surprise me the same applies here as well.
    I do know of some of the changes between the ‘76/77 and ‘78/79 – but I’m sure there are a lot more I don’t know about. I consider myself to be a Chrysler product expert – but not necessarily an F-body expert, for there are a lot of things I have still to learn. I worked on all Chryslers made late ‘60’s to early ‘90’s while working at a dealership.

    My current ’77 Volary wagon is the first F-body I’ve owned and my current ’86 Fifth Ave is the first M-body I’ve owned. My car history is at: First time entering into a Car Show
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  10. Aspen500

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    Other manufactures do the same thing, change stuff at random points I mean. When I was a Ford dealer tech, I remember quite often the parts guy would ask "Before or after a certain build date" or even (for example) "was it built on or before 09.12.98, after 09.12.98 but before 12.16.98 or after 12.16.98" My favorite was the 1984 F-150. There were 3 different ones. They had a 1994, then a 1994 1/4 followed a couple months later by a 1994 1/2 and many parts would not interchange between the three even though all 3 versions looked the same. Can't forget the 1985 Escort and 1985 1/2 Escort,,,,totally different cars but the same year designation. Aaaaaarrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhh! Then people wonder why auto techs are a bit strange, lol. We don't start out that way, we become that way over the years.:eek: