1. eldubb440

    eldubb440 more miracles than Jesus FBBO Gold Member

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    that's a plastic straw he found......... he was obviously proud of it :monkeyleft:
     
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    • coronet68mx

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      That's not a dog, is a bear cub .- :lol:
       
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        Some more inspiration. My buddies 68 R/T. He got a top Ten award at a show Saturday along with 3 more of my friends. 961CCADE-3CAC-41A3-9B59-F031440F9E59.jpeg
         
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          Nice looking Hemi car.
          I do have experience as this was my previous project:
          Finished Left Front View.jpg Finished Right Front View.jpg Finished Engine Picture.jpg Bucket Seat Restoration 044.jpg Dash Left side.JPG

          Started with this:
          Car Before Interior front left.JPG Car Before Engine right.JPG Car Before right front.JPG
           
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          • '68 Coronet R/T

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            I have many detailed photos of the entire build.
            Did everything myself.
             
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              Here's a few more I did for other people:
              Front View.JPG
              Finished Right Front.JPG 65 Buick Done Front.JPG Left Front Quarter View.JPG Front.JPG Front Right View Finished.JPG TruckRightSide.jpg

              Have detailed photos of these projects as well.
               
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                I do have experience as this was my previous project:
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                That's a great color, do you remember what it is. I'm leaning toward a dark green or dark blue for my 65 Coronet a few years down the road. I'm really thinking a green like that with the white interior and top would look great.
                 
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                  VIN Decode said: Racing Green metallic Paint
                  My local jobber who sells RM Diamont products computer matched it to this:
                  RM Diamont G Code Paint.JPG

                  I used a black sealer under it and sprayed three good coats of base followed by 4 coats of clear.
                   
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                    Booth 2.jpg

                    Looks darker in the sunlight:
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                    • MoparMitch

                      MoparMitch FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                      My 68 GTS Big Block, is also GG1 Green....:thumbsup:
                       
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                        You do great work!
                        I'm looking forward to see how this one comes out.
                         
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                        Thanks. I am hoping to get into this GTX over the winter months. Need to order some things and get the garage ready, plus I still have another project to finish for someone else.
                         
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                        • vintage chromoly

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                          Cool project!
                           
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                            Pulled the fuel tank and lines:
                            Fuel Tank.JPG

                            Removed the brake master cylinder, brake pedal assembly and brake lines.
                            When I pulled the front right wheel I found the car came with the optional disc brakes.
                            Disc Brakes on Front.JPG

                            Removed the caliper and rotor:
                            Control Arm Upper Right.JPG

                            Removed the upper control arm and found the bumper disintegrated:
                            Control Arm Upper Bumper Right.JPG

                            Pulled the torsion bar back to remove the strut and lower control arm:
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                            Lower control arm bushing was completely worn through on one side:
                            Control Arm Lower Bushing.JPG

                            Next I will remove the splash shield and then on to the other side. The goal is to get it completely disassembled and then media blast the shell so I can better assess the condition of the floor pans.
                             
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                              Great car to start on, nice metal! This is going to be fun to watch.
                               
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                              Agree with all the positive comments above
                               
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                              Getting closer to having it stripped:
                              Interior Stripped Front.JPG Interior Stripped Back.JPG
                              Rear of car stripped.JPG
                               
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                                Have you considered using dustless media blasting?
                                I’ve seen the YouTube videos; removing all rust in an hour. Don’t know that much about it though.
                                 
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                                I haven't considered it but did watch some videos. They make it look real easy.
                                I already have a pressurized blaster tank, maybe just throw some water in there?
                                 
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                                Removed the rear axle:
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                                Axle Assembly 1.JPG

                                Then installed my homemade stand. Made this from pickup bed camper jacks and some scaffolding wheels.
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                                Homemade Stand Rear.JPG

                                I can easily roll the car around on these and one wheel on the front and back have locks on them to keep things stationary when I want to.
                                Still considering making a rotisserie from a couple of engine stands, just haven't spent enough time researching it yet.
                                 
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