MEDORA, N.D. — The 2022 Badlands Common Auto Exhibit was held Saturday in Chimney Park. Dozens of basic vehicle and truck house owners showed off their classic rides, and hundreds more came to see them.
Mark Fehr, of Dickinson, showed off his 1969 Dodge Charger. He purchased the vehicle in 1981 for $1,000.
“It was a very good deal back again then,” Fehr stated, explaining that he’s set a large amount of work into it above the a long time. “After that I experienced to adhere a new motor in it since that was undesirable. I experienced to get a paint work simply because the fenders ended up poor. Then 1-quarter panel was a distinctive shade, so we finished up portray the total point.”
The renovations did not conclude there.
“They had shag carpeting all around the spot: the back again deck, floor boards, centre console. It was all orange shag. Once we started off ripping points aside and putting the correct things in I realized, ‘Hey! I’ve got a Flinstone auto.’ There was a hole in the flooring,” he reported. “But there is a firm named
that you can invest in panels, slice that section out and I had any individual weld it in.”
He stated in the approach of all this he figured out some historical past about how these cars had been employed in the 70s.
“It experienced a middle console that was initially prolonged like this a person but when I acquired it, it was shorter 1. I couldn’t recognize why. They stated back again then, the girlfriends would sit on the console and then they would split them up simply because it was all plastic. So they just saved portion of it wherever the shifter was at,” he reported.
Fehr added that he’s loyal to Dodge.
“If it’s not Dodge, I really do not generate it,” he said.
It is been a responsible car or truck, but did operate into some early concerns driving on Highway 10 in close proximity to the railroad tracks in Richardton.
“I wager you I did not have it much more than a thirty day period and I was driving from Dickinson to Hebron… Just as I was heading into the curve, my rear stop locked up and down in the ditch I went. So I walked to Hebron to get a wrecker from Hebron Motors. He came out and took it to my dwelling. I ripped the rear stop out, set a new a person in and away we went again,” he mentioned. “No problems at all, just my shorts bought crammed. It did kind of scare me simply because I wasn’t expecting that.”
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