1968 Coronet 500 Project

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Looking great Jim! You should be very proud of all that work you got done!
 

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Finally changed out the 1982 asbestos front brake shoes and repacked the bearings. Also fixed a leak in the rear brake lines that I never could find. I love my new Forward Lift!

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Oh you B Body guys have not seen the latest for the other daughter. This 66 Valiant just called to her. And the work has begun

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We embark on a 500 mile round trip to a weekend and a show in the mountains in the morning. Coronet, Duster, Dart, 66 Hemi Satellite and a CRV heading out at 5:30 am! Wish us good fortune!
 

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Looking really good. Think most guy's get to the point on the restore process and give up. It takes a special person to stick with it. When finished you can look back at all the pic's and say what a job. It is a part of history you are restoring. Good luck and keep us posted on the progress. Good job. :thumbsup:
 

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Yup! I agree with blue69runner. I’ve been lurking on the SPI forum and following your build. It’s going to be another nice one!
 

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The Coronet LF drum was dragging all the way back from our early summer trip. I have NOS drums and shoes located from a member here but he was doing the show circuit and can’t get them out till next week. We have a big show next weekend so I bought a cheap drum and a swedge cutter. After getting the original drum off and taking the new drum to get turned (have not found a round Chinese drum yet) we are back in business.

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Boy, I didn't think about checking my new rear drums for roundness. I better take them to O'Reilly's before I bleed the brakes and drive.
 

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Really. I spent the day cleaning and waxing for a big show next week and the brake booster takes a crap backing out of the garage…….
 

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Really. I spent the day cleaning and waxing for a big show next week and the brake booster takes a crap backing out of the garage…….
Probably better than going out when pulling it into the garage. I'm sure Mamma doesn't want any cars in the kitchen... :thumbsup:
 

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Two holes in my diaphragm.... damn... Wonder if Booster Steve can get me something fast enough for the show on Saturday.....

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