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#1 Elroy Jetson

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:42 PM

:rolleyes: There's a complete 1974 DL 1400 (or 1200) coupe sitting in a junkyard in Shanghai, WV. It's one of those with the Landau roof that's since been torn off. Decal on side say's FWD and it's a 4 spd. Original baby blue paint with fragments of the dark blue landau. Bumper's bent in front and rust around the strut towers, but resorable in my opinion. Old timer that owns the yard says, 'it ran real well last he tried it about 10 years back.:confused:

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:39 PM

any possibility that you might be able to go back and snap a couple pics? i bet paul or andrew or i might be interested. thanks
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:31 AM

:lol: Andrew was just in WV. Doh!

Yeah,pics or a phone number or both,please.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:20 AM

any possibility that you might be able to go back and snap a couple pics? i bet paul or andrew or i might be interested. thanks
Jon


Yes, but it might be a few days.

Not sure whether to call it a 2 door sedan, or a coupe. It's the type with 2 headlights, not 4 like the GRS coupe. (Or was the GRS the same body with round fog lights added??) All i know is it's complete and pretty original from what i can tell.:banana:

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:28 AM

Awesome! thanks man!:banana:

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 01:34 PM

Awesome! thanks man!:banana:


Here are some pix:

1974 DL Coupe pix

Mr. Elwood want $400 :confused:

304-764-3648 :)

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 01:39 PM

doesn`t look too bad really, but it seems like $100-200 would be a fair price for it. i wonder how it looks underneath. thanks for posting it Elroy!! hopefully someone can rescue it or parts from it.



is that a gen one wagon a few cars down from it? the red one?

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 01:47 PM

doesn`t look too bad really, but it seems like $100-200 would be a fair price for it. i wonder how it looks underneath. thanks for posting it Elroy!! hopefully someone can rescue it or parts from it.



is that a gen one wagon a few cars down from it? the red one?


This is the only Sube in the yard. That may be a Datsun 510??:eek:

Didn't get a look underneath- lots of poison ivy and sticker bushes around the car. The floorboards are holding on because of what's left of the carpet. Otherwise the car appears sound- don't know about the subframes??:confused:

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 01:48 PM

Bryan here- I'd really like to claim those hubcaps. I will pay someone to ship them to me. I called the number, but its not connected.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 01:56 PM

The number is hard to make out, but it could be 304-754-3548 as well.:-\

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:05 PM

i wish i could save it, but with that much rust, it probly would be impractical for a guy like me to attempt a resto like that. :-\ i bet the motor is still good though

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 08:37 PM

i wish i could save it, but with that much rust, it probly would be impractical for a guy like me to attempt a resto like that. :-\ i bet the motor is still good though


Mr. Elwood said it ran well the last time he tried to start it. But, that was about 10 years ago or so.:-\

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 01:01 AM

What ashame! He put a good running car out to pasture to rust.

Someone should at least strip it down.

Rare things that come to mind:

Heater box/core
Speedo cluster
Wiper linkage
Door handles exterior
Dash parts


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Posted 25 June 2006 - 10:08 AM

todd, isn`t this one of the years that had big head gasket problems causing warped heads?

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:19 AM

At his price it'll rust away to nothing.At that point he loses....actually,it's past that point.He lost.

That car isn't worth $400 or anything close to it.

THere's seemingly no interest in these cars anywhere near WV,so I don't know who's going to go out of their way for this one.

I'll consider somehow stopping by if we can when we go on our little vacations this year,but it's kind of far out of the way for most of us with the older 70's Subarus.

Most I think I'd offer is somethnig like $100 for anything I can walk out with (not just one trip to the car).

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:27 AM

Hey,I just noticed that it's not far from Hagerstown.That's not so far out of reach at all,now.:brow:

Are they open on Sunday?

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:29 AM

Andrew should snag that 4 speed for his 75 auto coupe, it would probly make it a little more fun to drive.....


here are pics of andrew's ride, its a nice example:

http://www.geocities...ack_Subaru.html

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:48 AM

If someone else goes by there check the "Wish List" thread,print it,and please consider making some money while helping someone out. :) :)


I could use these parts assuming they're not cracking,pitted,chipped,etc.:
Side mirror
Air cleaner box complete
Radiator if not corroded with overflow bottle shown
Any good pieces of any windshield trim front or back
Alternator AND brackets
Steering wheel w/horn pad-cover

Might consider some other parts from the interior.

Elroy,if you're interested email or PM me and we'll talk.Thanks

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:45 PM

I had that same car as my 1st car!!! If you ever want to sell or trade for a 78/79....let, let me know!

Oh....yes the 1400's were the wet cylinder sleeves and did have some HG issues.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 08:20 AM

is that a gen one wagon a few cars down from it? the red one?


I lied:-\

Went back for the wheel covers for Bryan and sure enough it's a gen 1 wagon. 79' maybe with 4WD. Elwood says the gas tank is gone and the engine is partly dismantled. :-\ Has black checkered interior, if that tells what year it would be. Had to knock down a cherry tree to get to it. The body looks straight and solid. Front grill ornament is crumbling. Has 4 headlights, not 2. Has dual range stick and 4 speed stick.:cool:

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:09 PM

i thought that was a subaru lol:banana: its a 78 or 79 with single range 4wd. would be worth $100 or 200 by the sounds of it....

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:19 AM

I know this a old post but could you still get parts off this 74? I could use both tail lights, the black plastic piece that holds the licence Plate lights, the trunk lid, if it is not rusted out, steering wheel and all the side marker lights if they are not broken. If you can't get parts I have a good friend that lives in Gerrardstown WV. He does not know anything about cars but I may be able to convince him to go get the parts for me. Got the address of the junkyard? My 76 DL sedan could sure use these parts. Let me know either way. Thanks, Richard.

Here are some pix:

1974 DL Coupe pix

Mr. Elwood want $400 :confused:

304-764-3648 :)



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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:28 AM

There's a phone number ....did you call it?

Haven't seen Elroy around here lately.Good luck

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:51 PM

No I have not had time to call yet. I will try to find the time on Tuesday. Hope it is still there.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:48 PM

yes theres a black plastic piece i could really use for my 76 gf,

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