1969 Coronet reassembly help needed!

1968 -1970 Mopars

  1. TA726

    TA726 Member

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    Ok guys... after owning my Coronet and doing a lot of extensive research and scouring forum posts, I found a lot of priceless information, pictures, ideas and recommendations from guys like you on quite a few issues I had already come across with reassembling this '69 Coronet. So I've been jotting down other questions that I couldn't find the answers to and figured I'd make one post to see if I can get some help all at once on them. So because I picked up this car in a state of reassembly obviously I am missing some small parts that I do not know where they go or if they are actually missing pieces or the car just isn't supposed to have it in the first place.
    Thanks in advance. All info and help is appreciated.

    1969 Dodge Coronet born as a 500 now as a Super Bee clone

    1. Tail lights were replaced and have super bee correct ones (not sure what the difference is between 500 and super bee tail lights but they are in there) and now I have one extra tail light socket from the harness hanging in the trunk on either side. What was that third light socket used for?

    2. The front grill has 4 holes in it for the emblem. My super bee emblem uses only 2 of those holes. Were the grilles on these cars used on multiple applications and in turn for different emblems hence the extra holes?

    3. Front fender marker lenses are reflectors only? I have no sockets/bulbs going to them.

    4. I'm starting to put the front door and rear quarter windows back in. The front vent glass was already sitting in the doors but looks to be missing some hardware. Please see the first and second pictures. The missing inside top, forward bolt for mounting the vent frame to the door looks to be a special bolt with a shoulder on it. Is that a special bolt? And is that inside lower bracket supposed to be riveted to the bottom of the frame channel?

    5. Rear quarter glass. Two questions there. First, there are no rollers at all in the rearward most regulator channel. (See pictures) This is the same on both the left and right sides but I am assuming that there should be something in there to properly guide the windows up and down? And finally, those two plastic bushings on the rear regulators that go through the lower holes in the glass that mount it to the regulator. The rear one looks broken, the bushings on the opposite side to mount the glass are threaded. I do not have the bolts. Are replacement mounting bolts and bushings available?

    Thanks!

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  2. JimCoronette

    JimCoronette Well-Known Member

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    3. Correct. Reflectors only in 1969
     
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    • dadsbee

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      There are two vintages of tail lights. Pre Jan 1st (I believe it was) are two bulbs (one reverse, one running/signal/brake), after that they are three(one reverse, two running/signal/brake).

      Front grill has 4 holes, yes for mounting DODGE or a Bee or an R/T. How it was painted is the difference between Coronet and Bee or R/T.

      Markers are reflectors only, front and back.

      Lots of threads here about window installation to search as well as members restoration threads that cover most everything as well.
       
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      • greenmachine

        greenmachine Well-Known Member

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        Going through this right now. Quarter window double roller. One side slides in track, other side attaches to window frame. RT specialties has them. Literally just did this install last week. Last picture is the mount for the bolt to go through window and sand which glass to quarter frame.
        Vent window frame is broken. They fail at the spot welds. Unbolt. Run a tach on the side. Reattach.
        First pic is a bolt hole to attach vent window to door after you re tack.
        Good luck!
         
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        • Cranky

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          Reflectors only on the roadrunner too?
           
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          Don't know Cranky.. I only have a '70 in that brand! :)
           
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