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Offline amcjoe

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My new daily driver
« on: March 28, 2011, 07:13:58 PM »
I picked up this 1981 Concord this last weekend:




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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 07:31:23 PM »
Hey hey, congratulations - looks like a pretty straight and clean car!   ...with old-school Cragars too!
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 07:48:14 PM »
Thanks.  Overall, it is pretty clean and straight.  I took off the Keystone Raiders and went back to the factory wheel covers.  I like the stock look of these sedans.

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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 09:18:04 PM »
Looks like a keeper to me.  Great find!
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 09:30:53 PM »
Very nice.  Good luck with it.
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 10:09:43 PM »
I love it!!I would love a concord like that!! Those concords are really hard to find here in colorado. Looks to be in excelent shape too. Congradulations on the find!!
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 10:01:56 PM »
Sweet ride,reminds me of my 82 I had back in the day with stock rims and tan top though 8)
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 12:48:46 AM »
Dammm that looks good.  wicked!

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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 12:57:54 AM »
I love it!!I would love a concord like that!! Those concords are really hard to find here in colorado. Looks to be in excelent shape too. Congradulations on the find!!

Shanebo, there is an 83 Concord on the Denver Craigslist right now, was listed on May 13.  Green one.
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2011, 07:03:14 PM »
I finally finished rebuilding the heater box, installing different tires and wheels, and polishing the paint this weekend.  I think the Concord looks much happier now:


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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2011, 09:23:48 PM »
Sweet, Sweet,Sweet! Had one just like it that wife and I bought new.She wrecked it three times,none her fault.So I traded it in wrecked for a new Eagle but never the less loved that Concord!
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2011, 09:43:57 PM »
Thanks for the compliments!  In the early 80s, one of the local AMC dealers had an identical one in the showroom and I spent a lot of time looking at it and wanting it.  When this one came for sale, I had to snatch it up.

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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2011, 09:49:31 PM »
That is a freaking awesome looking car.  Well done!

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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 10:06:10 PM »
WOW!! That Concord looks amazing....so thats what they looked like new!!!!!  :o
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2011, 10:58:10 PM »
I finally finished rebuilding the heater box, installing different tires and wheels, and polishing the paint this weekend.  I think the Concord looks much happier now:



That is a sweet looking Concord.  I have looked at a couple around here.  Always wanted a 2 door.  Nice work.
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2011, 12:02:19 PM »
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2011, 01:19:28 PM »
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2012, 11:47:54 AM »
That's such a nice looking car.  Classy and kinda tough at the same time.  The 5-spoke AMC wheels look perfect on it!

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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2012, 12:04:06 PM »
Very nice 2 door! :hello2:
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2012, 04:36:31 AM »
Great! Is that a two-tone paint job?
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2012, 08:36:38 AM »
I no longer have the wheels as I sold them to buy the AMC wheels that are on the car now.  It is two-tone paint - vintage red iridescent over deep maroon iridescent.

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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2012, 03:48:38 PM »
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It is two-tone paint - vintage red iridescent over deep maroon iridescent.

It really suits the looks of the car  8)
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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2012, 01:32:00 PM »
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It is two-tone paint - vintage red iridescent over deep maroon iridescent.


Did it come like that factory?! My 4dr. is just deep maroon but I sure do like the look of this!

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Re: My new daily driver
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2012, 02:32:11 PM »
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It is two-tone paint - vintage red iridescent over deep maroon iridescent.


Did it come like that factory?! My 4dr. is just deep maroon but I sure do like the look of this!

It is the factory original paint. When I first bought the car, I didn't realize it was two-toned due to the faded paint. After a good polishing, the two-tone scheme really popped out.

 

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