ASPEN AND VOLARE FAMILY

F Body General Discussion

  1. six banger

    six banger New Member

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    the first car to start this off is my grandfather's 1979 Plymouth Volare 4 door station wagon purchased new with 225 super six and TorqueFlite trans following this was my 1976 Dodge Aspen 4 door sedan with 225 slant six and TorqueFlite trans and the final finish was my dad's 1980 Plymouth Volare 4 door station wagon with 225 slant six TorqueFlite trans and bucket seats ,I loved the color of this wagon Cashmere with bucket seats in a wagon, awesome so we went from AMC's to being Mopar people.
     
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    old yellow 78 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting idea. I'd like to see lists of the FMJ's that members have owned.
    As for myself, I have never owned an M or a J - not that I wouldn't have liked to. ;)
    But, here is a list of the various Mopar F bodies that I have owned including those that I only bought for parts. All the rest, other than the T-top and OY, were daily drivers. Also, all were wagons other than the T-top. Love those wagons!

    ’76 Volare Premier wagon, 225/4 speed, dark brown

    ’76 Aspen Special Edition wagon, 225/auto, medium green

    ’77 Volare base wagon, 225/auto, mint green

    ’77 Volare base wagon, 225/3 speed, medium blue (parts car)

    ’77 Volare Premier wagon, Super Six/auto, black woody (parts car)

    ’78 Volare Custom wagon, Super Six/auto, medium blue

    ’78 Aspen Special Edition coupe, T-tops, 225/auto, white w/gold vinyl top

    ’78 Aspen base wagon, Super Six/4 speed, light yellow (OY!):)

    ’78 Aspen base wagon, Super Six/auto, light yellow (parts car)

    ’79 Volare Premier wagon, Super Six/auto, dark brown woody
     
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    Oldiron440 Well-Known Member

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    80 wagon loaded with/6 at the time it was 9 years old with very few miles.

    76 Aspen wagon, a fixer upper (money pit) 318 AT

    76 Volare coupe I've had it since the mid 80s. 440 AT street strip car.
     
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise coupe, originally 225, 4 speed. Bought in '87 with 72,000 miles. Sold in,,,,,,,,,, NEVER!

    1978 Aspen coupe, 318. auto, A/C. Parts car. Bought June 1995, grisly remains picked up by salvage yard July 1995.

    That's all of them. :(
     
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    Here's a pic of our old Volare shortly after I repainted it around 1987. I removed all the side trim and hood trim because I thought it looked cleaner. Traded this car for a v-8 Monza. I wished I still had the Volare and wished I'd have never seen that Monza. Without a doubt the worst trade I ever made. That Monza was the the biggest POS I ever owned.

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    Aspen500 Well-Known Member

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    Trade a Volare for a Monza? What WERE you thinking? lol I remember those things and yes, they were POS's of major proportions. Look at this way, how many FMJ bodies are still around and Monza's? Haven't seen one anywhere, meaning magazines, TV, etc in eons. Obviously they vanished around here by the mid '80's due to the tin worm but there were still FMJ's running around everywhere yet.
    Hmmm, you painted your Volare in 1987? That's the year I bought my Aspen:cool:
     
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    Trey Well-Known Member

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    I bought that Volare in late 1985 from a friend of my dad's and traded it around '89-'90.
    The Monza was a fun car...when it ran. It had a worked 350 with a TH 350 trans. Unfortunately, it always wanted to run hot and the 7.5" ring gear was not up to the task. I replaced the rear end 2-3 times. It was a goofy set-up with the torque arm that bolted to the rear of the trans as the third link, like the 3rd gen Camaros. I had to replace it with another 7.5 rather than get a stronger one from another car because there were no other rear ends made that way at the time. The worst part though was the car had aluminum wiring and the electrics would just stop working for no reason. I'd have to smack the harness a couple times in the right spot and it would go back to working. I could deal with the lights not working but it had an electric fuel pump and it left me stranded a bunch of times until I ran a dedicated circuit to the pump. I have never owned a GM product since. Sorry to get so far off topic...
     
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    My first was a 76 wagon,
    then a 79 wagon,
    then an 80 Volare sportback, still have this one, since 94
    finally a 77 Aspen 4-door. This was a good running car, but I bought it for parts.
    I sorta wish I still had a wagon.
     
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    Hey AJ!! Still have that car in a snow bank I might be interested in??
     
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    AJ/FormS Well-Known Member

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    Com'on down, somebody has got to do something with this FormulaS, and at age 67, I have decided it won't be me.